Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Share Your Experiences, Read About Other Experiences. Please keep posts organized by school and expected year of graduation.

Where are you in the Harvard application process?

I'm applying next year, just reading this thread to prepare
38
12%
Applying this year, I got an extension on my application
1
0%
I applied and haven't gotten a JS1 yet
64
20%
I applied and got a JS1, but haven't had it yet.
7
2%
I had my JS1 but I'm waiting for a magical phone call
43
13%
Already had my JS2, just here to help
62
19%
Waitlisted
61
19%
Dinged D:
49
15%
 
Total votes: 325

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby neprep » Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:59 pm

Could it be that they're waiting to complete January JS1s before releasing the JS2s / JSnNos / JSjks for both January and December?

I see it playing out in two ways:

1. December JS1s hear back something either this week or next and Jan JS1s hear back in the second half of February

2. December and Jan JS1s here back something, en ensemble, in the first week of February.

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby neprep » Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:01 pm

sup_stan wrote:JkS2!



For a second I was like :shock: . Your username should be "Sup_Satan" so at least I can PM to make some sort of mephistophelean agreement.

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby 04102014 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:02 pm

JSJK accurately represents how one feels when getting hit with either a hold or a waitlist. You see the email in your inbox and think "YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS," and then two seconds later you're smashing your face against the nearest brick wall.

Source: held last year.

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby SparkyZZZ » Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:02 pm

I just want to know when the auto-dings are going to go out...

My gut says Friday, but then I am very hungry so it can't be trusted.

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby cee cee » Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:06 pm

I went complete on 1/10.
Today I woke up to an email from Harvard in my inbox.
It informed me that I was still complete.

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby 04102014 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:07 pm

SparkyZZZ wrote:I just want to know when the auto-dings are going to go out...

My gut says Friday, but then I am very hungry so it can't be trusted.


Historically it is on a Friday (last Friday, to be specific). I feel like it has to be late today or sometime tomorrow.

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby db1990 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:09 pm

neprep wrote:Could it be that they're waiting to complete January JS1s before releasing the JS2s / JSnNos / JSjks for both January and December?

I see it playing out in two ways:

1. December JS1s hear back something either this week or next and Jan JS1s hear back in the second half of February

2. December and Jan JS1s here back something, en ensemble, in the first week of February.


I have a feeling it'll be option 1, which means I'll be sitting through a round of JS2s before the round that could include mine.

Oh God I hate this :shock:

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby politics89 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:19 pm

So JSW/JSjk/etc mean if you get a JS1 and then are waitlisted. What if you get a JS1 and then are rejected outright? Does that even happen?

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby neprep » Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:22 pm

db1990 wrote:
neprep wrote:Could it be that they're waiting to complete January JS1s before releasing the JS2s / JSnNos / JSjks for both January and December?

I see it playing out in two ways:

1. December JS1s hear back something either this week or next and Jan JS1s hear back in the second half of February

2. December and Jan JS1s here back something, en ensemble, in the first week of February.


I have a feeling it'll be option 1, which means I'll be sitting through a round of JS2s before the round that could include mine.

Oh God I hate this :shock:


ORRRRRR…you could have had a JS1 in December and be put in a maybe pile and hear back when Jan JS1-ers are hearing back.

Oh the pain.

P.S. In case you missed these items of BREAKING news from HLS Admissions.

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:34 pm

politics89 wrote:So JSW/JSjk/etc mean if you get a JS1 and then are waitlisted. What if you get a JS1 and then are rejected outright? Does that even happen?


I guess that and any other denial could be a JSNo (or is it that already?)

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby Gary » Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:39 pm

So what does everyone think is the worst wait-

for your LSAT score, for a JS1, or for a JS2

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby lowdmouse » Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:41 pm

Gary wrote:So what does everyone think is the worst wait-

for your LSAT score, for a JS1, or for a JS2


Whichever one you're dealing with at the moment. So JS1. JUST EMAIL ME ALREADY JS!

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby db1990 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:41 pm

ORRRRRR…you could have had a JS1 in December and be put in a maybe pile and hear back when Jan JS1-ers are hearing back.

Oh the pain.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2ZpsbGr7s8

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby Kimikho » Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:44 pm

Gary wrote:So what does everyone think is the worst wait-

for your LSAT score, for a JS1, or for a JS2


LSAT score by far. I could barely function that month. And I have friends who don't TLS and they could barely function too, it's not just us lol

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby politics89 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:48 pm

Gary wrote:So what does everyone think is the worst wait-

for your LSAT score, for a JS1, or for a JS2


I didn't think LSAT was terrible because there was an assigned date on when it was going to come. Having it be able to come at any moment for the next few months is worse.

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:54 pm

I was pretty serene during the LSAT wait. I was just glad to be done studying. As other have said, the finite window we had to wait made it bearable. Now once grey icons popped up, I was borderline insane for a few hours waiting.

This is hard just because you never know when something will happen. It's almost like every day is grey day.

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby db1990 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:56 pm

scoobers wrote:
Gary wrote:So what does everyone think is the worst wait-

for your LSAT score, for a JS1, or for a JS2


LSAT score by far. I could barely function that month. And I have friends who don't TLS and they could barely function too, it's not just us lol


Agreed. Plus, in the spirit of Mort's positivity (which btw has been hugely encouraging throughout the cycle), Harvard is great, but I know I'll be thrilled to be at any of the schools I've applied to :D

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby neprep » Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:56 pm

For me I think it'll be, from hardest to easiest:

1. LSAT Score (GreyDay. Enough said.)
2. JS2 wait (Nothing you can do about it)
3. JS1 wait (At least you can prep/dress up for JS)

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby koalacity » Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:58 pm

politics89 wrote:
Gary wrote:So what does everyone think is the worst wait-

for your LSAT score, for a JS1, or for a JS2


I didn't think LSAT was terrible because there was an assigned date on when it was going to come. Having it be able to come at any moment for the next few months is worse.

Agreed that app waiting is far worse than the LSAT wait. At least we knew that we would know by a set date, and you can always retake the LSAT. Once you get dat ding, it's all over (at least for this cycle, and in my case it would basically be over in perpetuity unless I applied in a few years with different WE).

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby TripTrip » Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:03 pm

Gary wrote:So what does everyone think is the worst wait-

for your LSAT score, for a JS1, or for a JS2

Just wait until you have 1L grades. Then after you send out resumes. Then after you have an interview.

The waiting never stops.

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby wtrc » Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:03 pm

neprep wrote:For me I think it'll be, from hardest to easiest:

1. LSAT Score (GreyDay. Enough said.)
2. JS2 wait (Nothing you can do about it)
3. JS1 wait (At least you can prep/dress up for JS)


While GreyDay sucks, doesn't seeing calls coming out with similar JS1 dates suck more? Before I got my JS2 I like... had trouble sleeping the night before because I started to resign myself to not getting one one (I was on day 2 of 2) - neurotic and lame, yes, but whatever

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby 2x2Matrix » Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:16 pm

sorry to do this again, but someone messed up the spreadsheet again. I reverted the file to Jan 15, 8:07 AM PT. If you've made any changes to your stats since that time, you'll have to re-do them. sorry for the inconvenience.

not to be a dick, but if you're not confident you can manipulate the spreadsheet seamlessly, please export yourself a local copy and mess around with that one. The individuals looking after the spreadsheet can't monitor them 24/7, and by the time we fix them, we may lose >24 hours of data (as it happened here)

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby Nonconsecutive » Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:19 pm

Gary wrote:So what does everyone think is the worst wait-

for your LSAT score, for a JS1, or for a JS2


1. JS2
2. LSAT
3. JS1 (Because I wasn't expecting one, so I wasn't even waiting for it)

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby Gary » Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:27 pm

Nonconsecutive wrote:
Gary wrote:So what does everyone think is the worst wait-

for your LSAT score, for a JS1, or for a JS2


1. JS2
2. LSAT
3. JS1 (Because I wasn't expecting one, so I wasn't even waiting for it)


+1

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby bbkk » Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:38 pm

lawschool22 wrote:I was pretty serene during the LSAT wait. I was just glad to be done studying. As other have said, the finite window we had to wait made it bearable. Now once grey icons popped up, I was borderline insane for a few hours waiting.

This is hard just because you never know when something will happen. It's almost like every day is grey day.


+1.

LSAT wait was absolutely the worst. Though JS1/JS2 don't really apply for me at this moment since I haven't gone complete, I can imagine it being less intense than the LSAT wait.




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