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

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Where are you in the Harvard application process?

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

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

Postby the_pakalypse » Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:37 pm

When is everyone applying by? I heard before Thanksgiving is a good time, but I'm noticing that (according to the graph on the first page), a lot of admission decisions are made in October-December... and then there's a lull until February.

I don't wanna be waiting until Feb if I apply by Thanksgiving :lol:

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

Postby The-Specs » Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:41 pm

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

Postby t-14orbust » Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:01 pm

Depending on when I finish my PS and my LORs are submitted, I'm hoping to apply by the end of September at latest.

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

Postby Pneumonia » Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:15 pm

The-Specs wrote:Checking in.

My GPA almost definitely precludes me (never thought my LSAT would be good enough to say that) but this is my only realistic chance at a T3 so it is all in for Harvard.


+1

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

Postby wtrc » Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:04 pm

the_pakalypse wrote:When is everyone applying by? I heard before Thanksgiving is a good time, but I'm noticing that (according to the graph on the first page), a lot of admission decisions are made in October-December... and then there's a lull until February.

I don't wanna be waiting until Feb if I apply by Thanksgiving :lol:


When I hear back with my LSAT score!
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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby Lavitz » Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:12 pm

FYI, KB will no longer be conducting interviews. She's leaving Harvard to work as an admissions consultant with Mike Spivey.

So it looks like someone else will have to help JS with the interviews.

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

Postby Sourrudedude » Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:13 pm

I hope to apply as soon as possible but my more relaxed goal is to have everything in by Halloween.

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

Postby The-Specs » Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:15 pm

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

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:19 pm

The-Specs wrote:
Lavitz wrote:FYI, KB will no longer be conducting interviews. She's leaving Harvard to work as an admissions consultant with Mike Spivey.

So it looks like someone else will have to help JS with the interviews.


This is surprising to me. I wonder how much they offered her.


I guess we could ask him.

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

Postby Dr. Dre » Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:48 pm

Do Karen and Mike have a thing going on?

<3

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

Postby vzapana » Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:50 pm

Lavitz wrote:FYI, KB will no longer be conducting interviews. She's leaving Harvard to work as an admissions consultant with Mike Spivey.

So it looks like someone else will have to help JS with the interviews.


That's crazy. The people at the admissions office were all great, so spivey definitely hit the jackpot with that hire.

Good luck everyone!

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

Postby Vexed » Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:32 pm

Long shot, but gotta throw the hail mary.

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

Postby Slytherpuff » Sat Aug 03, 2013 3:47 pm

Checking out of the thread after my October score. Good luck, everyone!
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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby nmillette » Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:07 am

Checking in! Good luck everyone.

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

Postby Doorkeeper » Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:02 pm

Rising 2L at HLS here. Feel free to PM me if you have any questions.

But for the love of god, please do a search of previous HLS threads beforehand. I don't want to answer whether Harvard averages LSATs or not (they don't).

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

Postby The-Specs » Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:15 am

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

Postby wtrc » Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:41 am

The-Specs wrote:
Doorkeeper wrote:Rising 2L at HLS here. Feel free to PM me if you have any questions.

But for the love of god, please do a search of previous HLS threads beforehand. I don't want to answer whether Harvard averages LSATs or not (they don't).


I know that they don't only consider the averaged score but don't they add the average score to you others (so for me it will have 4 scores)?

http://www.law.harvard.edu/prospective/jd/apply/the-application-process/jdfaq.html#retake wrote:Should I retake the LSAT?
The LSAT need be taken only once. If you take the test more than once, all scores and their average will be reported and considered.


So in this way they are still averaging your score...or I am I reading this wrong?


From what I've heard and seen empirically, it's really all about the highest score. They will look at the others, but I've spoken to people that have had 2 150's and then a 174 and got in (the average would be in low 160's).

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

Postby heythatslife » Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:33 am

Checking in. Good luck, everyone!!

I have preference for H over S and I'm not counting on Y, so Harvard is really my target school for the cycle.

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

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:08 am

Lavitz wrote:FYI, KB will no longer be conducting interviews. She's leaving Harvard to work as an admissions consultant with Mike Spivey.

So it looks like someone else will have to help JS with the interviews.


Do we know for a fact that she's leaving? I haven't seen any official word from Harvard stating this.

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

Postby Lavitz » Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:16 am

CyanIdes Of March wrote:Do we know for a fact that she's leaving? I haven't seen any official word from Harvard stating this.

MikeSpivey wrote:Finally, I suspect Karen will be adding to this thread including some of the recent questions above, but not until Sept. 1st as she will be at Harvard Law until then and it would create conflicts of interest.

Implies she will no longer be at Harvard.

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

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:23 am

Lavitz wrote:
CyanIdes Of March wrote:Do we know for a fact that she's leaving? I haven't seen any official word from Harvard stating this.

MikeSpivey wrote:Finally, I suspect Karen will be adding to this thread including some of the recent questions above, but not until Sept. 1st as she will be at Harvard Law until then and it would create conflicts of interest.

Implies she will no longer be at Harvard.


So long as Mike Spivey isn't just running one of the most in depth long cons in internet history :wink: . I guess they will announce it sometime before the 1st.

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

Postby aldiddy » Wed Aug 07, 2013 12:23 pm

livefromannarbor wrote:Checking in. I don't have a snowball's chance in hell of actually getting in, but I will be applying to avoid a case of the "What if"s. Good luck to the rest of you!

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

Postby LoveforLaw341 » Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:50 pm

Checking in :)

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

Postby Humbert Humbert » Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:49 am

Anyone else go to the info session in New York last night? I thought JS was super impressive.

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

Postby AAJD2B » Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:55 am

Humbert Humbert wrote:Anyone else go to the info session in New York last night? I thought JS was super impressive.


I went to the session hosted at the NYC Bar Association. JS certainly gave me the impression that they value some type of experience after graduation. She mentioned that she places weight on the resume, followed by the personal statement and recommendations. I guess this confirms discussion on TLS about Harvard's attempt to attract/recruit applicants with more post-grad experience.

Also noteworthy was when she stated that the further removed from undergrad, the less weighted the GPA.




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