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 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:15 pm

applelover wrote:I would take attend any of those schools, if they awarded me a scholarship, over HLS.


t-14orbust wrote:
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.


lawschool22 wrote:
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.


Okay, so basically it's a combination of money matters and validation. And here I thought if I get a JS2 I'd withdraw from everywhere and chill until the fall.


The-Specs wrote: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 :)


Ah, that makes sense. I would have asked in the C/O 2017 page but I didn't want to invade that space hehe.
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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

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

neprep wrote:
applelover wrote:I would take attend any of those schools, if they awarded me a scholarship, over HLS.


t-14orbust wrote:
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.


lawschool22 wrote:
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.


Okay, so basically it's a combination of money matters and validation. And here I thought if I get a JS2 I'd withdraw from everywhere and chill until the fall.


If I get HLS I am going to chill until the fall. Because if I get a JS2, I will have squeaked in just barely, meaning my scholarships at those other schools are unlikely to be significant enough to persuade me away from HLS.

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

Postby applelover » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:18 pm

neprep wrote:
applelover wrote:I would attend any of those schools, if they awarded me a scholarship, over HLS.


t-14orbust wrote:
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.


lawschool22 wrote:
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.




Okay, so basically it's a combination of money matters and validation. And here I thought if I get a JS2 I'd withdraw from everywhere and chill until the fall.


I was never 100% set on HLS though.

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

Postby The-Specs » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:19 pm

Yeah, I don't think I am going to be offered almost anything in terms of merit scholarships from other schools. The need-based grants at HYS, I think, will be much more generous.
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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby China Spy » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:19 pm

applelover wrote:
neprep wrote:
applelover wrote:I would attend any of those schools, if they awarded me a scholarship, over HLS.


t-14orbust wrote:
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.


lawschool22 wrote:
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.




Okay, so basically it's a combination of money matters and validation. And here I thought if I get a JS2 I'd withdraw from everywhere and chill until the fall.


I was never 100% set on HLS though.


So what school is your number 1 choice?

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

Postby applelover » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:19 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
neprep wrote:
applelover wrote:I would attend any of those schools, if they awarded me a scholarship, over HLS.


t-14orbust wrote:
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.


lawschool22 wrote:
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.


Okay, so basically it's a combination of money matters and validation. And here I thought if I get a JS2 I'd withdraw from everywhere and chill until the fall.


If I get HLS I am going to chill until the fall. Because if I get a JS2, I will have squeaked in just barely, meaning my scholarships at those other schools are unlikely to be significant enough to persuade me away from HLS.


You don't know that yet. You might receive a good amount of $$$ from somewhere.

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

Postby applelover » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:21 pm

The-Specs wrote:Yeah, I don't think I am going to be offered almost anything in terms of scholarship from other schools. The need-based grants HYS, I think, will be much more generous.


Unfortunately, even though my parents won't be assisting with law school, their income prevents me from being eligible for any grants. So, at HYS, I would be financing my education with loans.

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

Postby lawschool22 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:21 pm

applelover wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
neprep wrote:
applelover wrote:I would attend any of those schools, if they awarded me a scholarship, over HLS.


t-14orbust wrote:
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.


lawschool22 wrote:
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.


Okay, so basically it's a combination of money matters and validation. And here I thought if I get a JS2 I'd withdraw from everywhere and chill until the fall.


If I get HLS I am going to chill until the fall. Because if I get a JS2, I will have squeaked in just barely, meaning my scholarships at those other schools are unlikely to be significant enough to persuade me away from HLS.


You don't know that yet. You might receive a good amount of $$$ from somewhere.


Maybe, but based on my goals I really need CCN or higher, and they're not going to be giving me tons of money.

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

Postby nothingtosee » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:22 pm

Just did my js1!

I'm Tfa. We talked about Tfa, definitely conversational. If you want details, shoot me a pm.

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

Postby applelover » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:23 pm

China Spy wrote:So what school is your number 1 choice?


I don't have one. I have a collection of "top choices" and HLS is in that group, but so are two other schools.

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

Postby China Spy » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:25 pm

applelover wrote:
China Spy wrote:So what school is your number 1 choice?


I don't have one. I have a collection of "top choices" and HLS is in that group, but so are two other schools.


I like your approach.

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

Postby anubis1911 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:29 pm

JSJK for Life!

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

Postby t-14orbust » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:30 pm

applelover wrote:
The-Specs wrote:Yeah, I don't think I am going to be offered almost anything in terms of scholarship from other schools. The need-based grants HYS, I think, will be much more generous.


Unfortunately, even though my parents won't be assisting with law school, their income prevents me from being eligible for any grants. So, at HYS, I would be financing my education with loans.


The one time growing up without much money comes in clutch. FAFSA and Need Access, lol. Too bad there's a cap

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

Postby China Spy » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:32 pm

t-14orbust wrote:
applelover wrote:
The-Specs wrote:Yeah, I don't think I am going to be offered almost anything in terms of scholarship from other schools. The need-based grants HYS, I think, will be much more generous.


Unfortunately, even though my parents won't be assisting with law school, their income prevents me from being eligible for any grants. So, at HYS, I would be financing my education with loans.


The one time growing up without much money comes in clutch. FAFSA and Need Access, lol. Too bad there's a cap


You 'bout to be po' no mo' bro. Models and bottles from here on out.

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

Postby The-Specs » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:32 pm

t-14orbust wrote:
applelover wrote:
The-Specs wrote:Yeah, I don't think I am going to be offered almost anything in terms of scholarship from other schools. The need-based grants HYS, I think, will be much more generous.


Unfortunately, even though my parents won't be assisting with law school, their income prevents me from being eligible for any grants. So, at HYS, I would be financing my education with loans.


The one time growing up without much money comes in clutch. FAFSA and Need Access, lol. Too bad there's a cap


+1

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

Postby midwest17 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:33 pm

So, question: in past years, have there been JS2s on the same day as JSNos? Or is today just a Bad News Friday?

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

Postby applelover » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:33 pm

anubis1911 wrote:JSJK for Life!

I wanted to change my vote to that.

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

Postby teenybean » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:34 pm

Is today's battle over?? Do we think there will be more rejections on Tuesday? I'm JSnolove (no js1 and no jsno yet). Complete 10/3. Freaking out way too much :(
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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby applelover » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:35 pm

The-Specs wrote:
t-14orbust wrote:
The one time growing up without much money comes in clutch. FAFSA and Need Access, lol. Too bad there's a cap


+1



I'm disappointed though because I know I'm not getting anything from them or anywhere else.
That's why I'm keeping my fingers crossed for some merit-based aid from somewhere.

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

Postby midwest17 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:39 pm

applelover wrote:
The-Specs wrote:
t-14orbust wrote:
The one time growing up without much money comes in clutch. FAFSA and Need Access, lol. Too bad there's a cap


+1



I'm disappointed though because I know I'm not getting anything from them or anywhere else.
That's why I'm keeping my fingers crossed for some merit-based aid from somewhere.


There are schools that don't take parental income into account for any students (NU, for instance).

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

Postby t-14orbust » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:40 pm

China Spy wrote:
t-14orbust wrote:
applelover wrote:
The-Specs wrote:Yeah, I don't think I am going to be offered almost anything in terms of scholarship from other schools. The need-based grants HYS, I think, will be much more generous.


Unfortunately, even though my parents won't be assisting with law school, their income prevents me from being eligible for any grants. So, at HYS, I would be financing my education with loans.


The one time growing up without much money comes in clutch. FAFSA and Need Access, lol. Too bad there's a cap


You 'bout to be po' no mo' bro. Models and bottles from here on out.


being your parents' retirement plan is the best motivation. Thanks for the well wishes, and good luck to you, DRC Spy :wink:

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

Postby paglababa » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:56 pm

DAMN YOU bad news friday. I wanted to kick off happy hour in a celebratory mood.

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

Postby lawschool22 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:57 pm

The past two days were shitty.

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

Postby applelover » Fri Jan 17, 2014 6:01 pm

lawschool22 wrote:The past two days were shitty.

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

Postby Gary » Fri Jan 17, 2014 6:11 pm

applelover wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:The past two days were shitty.




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