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 lawschool22 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:47 pm

neprep wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
neprep wrote:
Perhaps, but did people who were held get JS1s?

And I know that I'm not helping them with their GPA median, so I better hope they liked the interview.


Good point. And yeah, I'm banking on my interview, WE, PS, etc. to push me across and make up for that GPA lol.


I just skimmed the held at HLS thread from last year, and you have a good point. The majority of those people did not have JS1s


I know KB said in her thread that if you get a JS1 they "like something in your application," but I can't help but feel that my JS1 is more of a "Oh let's just see if this GPA pleb has anything to offer" interview rather than a "oh wow let's let's admit him but make sure he's not a psychopath first" interview.

TL;DR Not all JS1s are created equal. It's quite sad.


Right, I have to keep reminding myself that approximately 860/1200 JS1's will be accepted eventually. And while I know the odds of acceptance are not equally distributed within that 1200, we made it into a fairly small group. Anyone who got a JS1 has a real shot, and if they liked your interview, and you put together a solid app, the odds are not bad at all. We need to remain optimistic.

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

Postby drawstring » Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:48 pm

I still wonder if they matched my username to my application and for some reason didn't JS2 me for that. I was a bit too open about my info in the beginning........

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

Postby neprep » Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:48 pm

lawschool22 wrote:

Right, I have to keep reminding myself that approximately 860/1200 JS1's will be accepted eventually. And while I know the odds of acceptance are not equally distributed within that 1200, we made it into a fairly small group. Anyone who got a JS1 has a real shot, and if they liked your interview, and you put together a solid app, the odds are not bad at all. We need to remain optimistic.


You make a pretty good Mort substitute, LS. :D

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

Postby phillywc » Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:50 pm

neprep wrote:WHAT A TWIST

phillywc wrote:Anyone who likes jsjk is wrong. Honestly, we shouldn't even be speaking to them.

JSW! JSW!
scoobers wrote:This just in: a relationship hangs in the balance over the jk/w divide.


Seriously though, when are the WL notifications even arriving?

:lol: :lol: I missed you NEP.

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

Postby edwardt1988 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:50 pm

The-Specs wrote:
edwardt1988 wrote:Also, if you're a friend of Mort, you're a friend of JSJk. How can you appreciate the lightheartedness and positivity that he brings to this thread, but fail to understand the levity that JSJk would introduce in an otherwise depressing situation. JSJk is the only way.


I see what you did there. Hit us all where it hurts.


And furthermore, Mr, Specs, a strong advocate of JSW, will never experience the sting of the Harvard waitlist. But for the rest of us, it is a very real possibility. So why does he wish to deprive us of a little humor in an otherwise dark moment? Why does he, one of the 14%s, get to decide for us, the majority? What are his motives? Ask yourself that

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

Postby musharraf » Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:50 pm

neprep wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
neprep wrote:
Perhaps, but did people who were held get JS1s?

And I know that I'm not helping them with their GPA median, so I better hope they liked the interview.


Good point. And yeah, I'm banking on my interview, WE, PS, etc. to push me across and make up for that GPA lol.


I just skimmed the held at HLS thread from last year, and you have a good point. The majority of those people did not have JS1s


I know KB said in her thread that if you get a JS1 they "like something in your application," but I can't help but feel that my JS1 is more of a "Oh let's just see if this GPA pleb has anything to offer" interview rather than a "oh wow let's let's admit him but make sure he's not a psychopath first" interview.

TL;DR Not all JS1s are created equal. It's quite sad.


This is super depressing for those of us still crossing our fingers for a JS1 - we're worthless! This only underscores the dire necessity for levity around here - JSJK is the only way!

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

Postby koalacity » Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:50 pm

scoobers wrote:This just in: a relationship hangs in the balance over the jk/w divide.

James Carville and Mary Matalin have made a divided relationship work for 25 years. I think you guys will pull through this.

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

Postby Kimikho » Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:50 pm

neprep wrote:WHAT A TWIST

phillywc wrote:Anyone who likes jsjk is wrong. Honestly, we shouldn't even be speaking to them.

JSW! JSW!
scoobers wrote:This just in: a relationship hangs in the balance over the jk/w divide.



Stay tuned for updates, humor-hating plebes

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

Postby lawschool22 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:51 pm

edwardt1988 wrote:
The-Specs wrote:
edwardt1988 wrote:Also, if you're a friend of Mort, you're a friend of JSJk. How can you appreciate the lightheartedness and positivity that he brings to this thread, but fail to understand the levity that JSJk would introduce in an otherwise depressing situation. JSJk is the only way.


I see what you did there. Hit us all where it hurts.


And furthermore, Mr, Specs, a strong advocate of JSW, will never experience the sting of the Harvard waitlist. But for the rest of us, it is a very real possibility. So why does he wish to deprive us of a little humor in an otherwise dark moment? Why does he, one of the 14%s, get to decide for us, the majority? What are his motives? Ask yourself that


But but but, I will probably get WL'd, and I'm a JSW advocate. Argument neutralized.

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

Postby The-Specs » Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:51 pm

edwardt1988 wrote:
The-Specs wrote:
edwardt1988 wrote:Also, if you're a friend of Mort, you're a friend of JSJk. How can you appreciate the lightheartedness and positivity that he brings to this thread, but fail to understand the levity that JSJk would introduce in an otherwise depressing situation. JSJk is the only way.


I see what you did there. Hit us all where it hurts.


And furthermore, Mr, Specs, a strong advocate of JSW, will never experience the sting of the Harvard waitlist. But for the rest of us, it is a very real possibility. So why does he wish to deprive us of a little humor in an otherwise dark moment? Why does he, one of the 14%s, get to decide for us, the majority? What are his motives? Ask yourself that


Love you edwardt. This argument is just too air tight. :)

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

Postby phillywc » Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:54 pm

scoobers wrote:Stay tuned for updates, humor-hating plebes

We need to talk...

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

Postby edwardt1988 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:56 pm

The-Specs wrote:
edwardt1988 wrote:
The-Specs wrote:
edwardt1988 wrote:Also, if you're a friend of Mort, you're a friend of JSJk. How can you appreciate the lightheartedness and positivity that he brings to this thread, but fail to understand the levity that JSJk would introduce in an otherwise depressing situation. JSJk is the only way.


I see what you did there. Hit us all where it hurts.


And furthermore, Mr, Specs, a strong advocate of JSW, will never experience the sting of the Harvard waitlist. But for the rest of us, it is a very real possibility. So why does he wish to deprive us of a little humor in an otherwise dark moment? Why does he, one of the 14%s, get to decide for us, the majority? What are his motives? Ask yourself that


Love you edwardt. This argument is just too air tight. :)


Ha, when I get waitlisted, obv I'll send that argument as a LOCI. That will convince them

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

Postby neprep » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:00 pm

Walk me through something, Specs. After getting JS2s, why are HLS admits still eager to hear back from N, MVP, and so on? Is it just to compare scholarships?

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

Postby LEPWU » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:02 pm

Dinged. Just now. Email sent at 4:00EST.

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

Postby midwest17 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:04 pm

neprep wrote:Walk me through something, Specs. After getting JS2s, why are HLS admits still eager to hear back from N, MVP, and so on? Is it just to compare scholarships?


I don't think it's unreasonable to take Darrow over H, for instance.

LEPWU wrote:Dinged. Just now. Email sent at 4:00EST.


It continues. :(

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

Postby Nonconsecutive » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:05 pm

LEPWU wrote:Dinged. Just now. Email sent at 4:00EST.


Sorry to hear that.

Looks like its not over yet.

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

Postby lawschool22 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:05 pm

neprep wrote:Walk me through something, Specs. After getting JS2s, why are HLS admits still eager to hear back from N, MVP, and so on? Is it just to compare scholarships?


Not speaking for Specs, but I think that for a lot of people it's also a pride/esteem thing, in addition to the scholarships. People don't like being rejected from things, especially type-A's who want to control their own destiny, etc.

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

Postby NoDayButToday » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:05 pm

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

Postby t-14orbust » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:05 pm

neprep wrote:Walk me through something, Specs. After getting JS2s, why are HLS admits still eager to hear back from N, MVP, and so on? Is it just to compare scholarships?


I'm not sure why I'm anxiously awaiting decisions from PV. I think it's because I applied and I won't feel validated as an applicant until I get a response. Also, a full ride at Penn or UVA does sound pretty awesome.

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

Postby China Spy » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:06 pm

Checking in, just submitted this week :lol:

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

Postby lawschool22 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:06 pm

LEPWU wrote:Dinged. Just now. Email sent at 4:00EST.


:( Sorry to hear this.

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

Postby applelover » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:08 pm

neprep wrote:Walk me through something, Specs. After getting JS2s, why are HLS admits still eager to hear back from N, MVP, and so on? Is it just to compare scholarships?

I would attend NYU and maybe a few others, if they awarded me a scholarship, over HLS.

EDIT: removed some schools.
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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby Gary » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:10 pm

welp. next week guys!

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

Postby The-Specs » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:12 pm

neprep wrote:Walk me through something, Specs. After getting JS2s, why are HLS admits still eager to hear back from N, MVP, and so on? Is it just to compare scholarships?


For me it is three fold:

1. Everyone likes to be wanted/praised. Getting accepted is like someone picking you first for their team, it feels good.

2. Pride, not getting in hurts even with great options. Also, last year the best school I got into was Notre Dame and that was off the waitlist. This is a redemption year for me in a lot of ways.

3. Application Triage: Getting into some schools helps me to get a better idea of how well rounded my application is and what my chances are at schools like Stanford and Yale. There were some slight variations throughout my applications and how one school responds could tip me off to how others may respond.

Great question. HTH :)

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

Postby lawschool22 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:14 pm

Gary wrote:welp. next week guys!


I guess we should be thankful to still be standing after today.




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