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 wtrc » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:28 am

paglababa wrote:K, positive thoughts guys.

So who will be the first person you tell after you get your JS2?

lol also how many people will post a FB status about it? I think its fair game as long as its not douchy with a picture / instagram shot of your acceptance letter :P


Heh, I texted a few friends, who proceeded to write on my Facebook wall stuff like "CONGRATSSSS" or "YOU DID IT!" at which point I got texts from people asking what was up at which point I decided a semi-sappy fb status would be ok. That Facebook status was easily the most popular Facebook status I ever have had or ever will have ever. lol

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

Postby bbkk » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:29 am

wtrc wrote:Heh, I texted a few friends, who proceeded to write on my Facebook wall stuff like "CONGRATSSSS" or "YOU DID IT!" at which point I got texts from people asking what was up at which point I decided a semi-sappy fb status would be ok. That Facebook status was easily the most popular Facebook status I ever have had or ever will have ever. lol

https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/ ... 1575_n.jpg


:D :D :D

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

Postby t-14orbust » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:33 am

wtrc wrote:
paglababa wrote:K, positive thoughts guys.

So who will be the first person you tell after you get your JS2?

lol also how many people will post a FB status about it? I think its fair game as long as its not douchy with a picture / instagram shot of your acceptance letter :P


Heh, I texted a few friends, who proceeded to write on my Facebook wall stuff like "CONGRATSSSS" or "YOU DID IT!" at which point I got texts from people asking what was up at which point I decided a semi-sappy fb status would be ok. That Facebook status was easily the most popular Facebook status I ever have had or ever will have ever. lol

https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/ ... 1575_n.jpg


WTRC looks like a saint in comparison to me. I did have fun with my obnoxious post though.

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

Postby SplitMyPants » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:48 am

In light of me finally reaching 100 posts, here's Bill Murray waiting for the JS2s to happen.

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

Postby paglababa » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:51 am

wtrc wrote:
paglababa wrote:K, positive thoughts guys.

So who will be the first person you tell after you get your JS2?

lol also how many people will post a FB status about it? I think its fair game as long as its not douchy with a picture / instagram shot of your acceptance letter :P


Heh, I texted a few friends, who proceeded to write on my Facebook wall stuff like "CONGRATSSSS" or "YOU DID IT!" at which point I got texts from people asking what was up at which point I decided a semi-sappy fb status would be ok. That Facebook status was easily the most popular Facebook status I ever have had or ever will have ever. lol

https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/ ... 1575_n.jpg


Holy shit. I got like only 250 likes for NYU in comparison. Jumped the gun, now I don't wanna post about another acceptance :P

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

Postby NoDayButToday » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:55 am

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

Postby MrMileyCyrus » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:03 pm

I'm a little confused about the number of JS1 invites vs. number of JS2s.

According to last year's thread, they interview ~1,200 people and give ~850 JS2s, so roughly 70% of people get accepted post-JS1,

However, I feel like those odds are way too high for a lot of us. If you take the people who are really, really likely to be admitted out of the equations (those with high GPAs AND high LSATs), then the chances of being admitted post-JS1 go down significantly. A lot of reactions to JS1 invites are "Yes! 70% chance of getting into Harvard!", but now I'm thinking it's still a really low chance.

Sorry, I know I'm being a Debbie Downer. I'm just trying to "get" the number of JS1s vs. JS2s.

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

Postby wealtheow » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:06 pm

wow, i did not expect to get my status checker so quickly. eep. officially nervous. :|

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

Postby SplitMyPants » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:13 pm

MrMileyCyrus wrote:I'm a little confused about the number of JS1 invites vs. number of JS2s.

According to last year's thread, they interview ~1,200 people and give ~850 JS2s, so roughly 70% of people get accepted post-JS1,

However, I feel like those odds are way too high for a lot of us. If you take the people who are really, really likely to be admitted out of the equations (those with high GPAs AND high LSATs), then the chances of being admitted post-JS1 go down significantly. A lot of reactions to JS1 invites are "Yes! 70% chance of getting into Harvard!", but now I'm thinking it's still a really low chance.

Sorry, I know I'm being a Debbie Downer. I'm just trying to "get" the number of JS1s vs. JS2s.


Being able to assume a JS1 is exactly a 70% chance of getting into Harvard for everyone, requires assuming that once a JS1 is issued, the only thing they care about in your app is the interview. However, we all know this is not the case. Some people are interviewed as a formality to ensure they are human, others are interviewed to wade through and sort out those that are borderline. It's hard to say what exactly any given persons chances are.
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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby bbkk » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:13 pm

wealtheow wrote:wow, i did not expect to get my status checker so quickly. eep. officially nervous. :|


Don't panic yet. It takes a while to go complete.

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

Postby lawschool22 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:17 pm

SplitMyPants wrote:
MrMileyCyrus wrote:I'm a little confused about the number of JS1 invites vs. number of JS2s.

According to last year's thread, they interview ~1,200 people and give ~850 JS2s, so roughly 70% of people get accepted post-JS1,

However, I feel like those odds are way too high for a lot of us. If you take the people who are really, really likely to be admitted out of the equations (those with high GPAs AND high LSATs), then the chances of being admitted post-JS1 go down significantly. A lot of reactions to JS1 invites are "Yes! 70% chance of getting into Harvard!", but now I'm thinking it's still a really low chance.

Sorry, I know I'm being a Debbie Downer. I'm just trying to "get" the number of JS1s vs. JS2s.


Being able to assume a JS1 is exactly a 70% chance of getting into Harvard for everyone, requires assuming that once a JS1 is issued, the only thing they care about in your app is the interview. However, we all know this is not the case. Some people are interviewed as a formality to ensure they are human, others are interviewed to wade through and sort out those that are borderline. It's hard to say what exactly any given persons chances are.


Yep, this is all true. Although I think it's fair to say that if you do get a JS1, your chances have probably improved from where they were if you looked at your overall chances on MyLSN, and they're definitely better than your chances if you don't get a JS1 (0%) :).

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

Postby paglababa » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:18 pm

SplitMyPants wrote:
MrMileyCyrus wrote:I'm a little confused about the number of JS1 invites vs. number of JS2s.

According to last year's thread, they interview ~1,200 people and give ~850 JS2s, so roughly 70% of people get accepted post-JS1,

However, I feel like those odds are way too high for a lot of us. If you take the people who are really, really likely to be admitted out of the equations (those with high GPAs AND high LSATs), then the chances of being admitted post-JS1 go down significantly. A lot of reactions to JS1 invites are "Yes! 70% chance of getting into Harvard!", but now I'm thinking it's still a really low chance.

Sorry, I know I'm being a Debbie Downer. I'm just trying to "get" the number of JS1s vs. JS2s.


Being able to assume a JS1 is exactly a 70% chance of getting into Harvard for everyone, requires assuming that once a JS1 is issued, the only thing they care about in your app is the interview. However, we all know this is not the case. Some people are interviewed as a formality to ensure they are human, others are interviewed to wade through and sort out those that are borderline. It's hard to say what exactly any given persons chances are.


This is why I regret not retaking the Dec LSAT for that 174+

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

Postby wealtheow » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:21 pm

bbkk wrote:
wealtheow wrote:wow, i did not expect to get my status checker so quickly. eep. officially nervous. :|


Don't panic yet. It takes a while to go complete.


of course. i am saving the hyperventilation until then.

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

Postby bbkk » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:21 pm

SplitMyPants wrote:It's hard to say what exactly any given persons chances are.


Exactly. 70% of those interviewed will get accepted does not necessarily mean each person has a 70% chance.

Logic guys, logic! You all studied the LSAT and you know the flaws! :lol:

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

Postby SplitMyPants » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:26 pm

bbkk wrote:
SplitMyPants wrote:It's hard to say what exactly any given persons chances are.


Exactly. 70% of those interviewed will get accepted does not necessarily mean each person has a 70% chance.

Logic guys, logic! You all studied the LSAT and you know the flaws! :lol:


Yeah, but those percentile/number questions...

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

Postby Jessasaurus » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:32 pm

Aw man, looking at scoobs charts reminds me that despite my js1, my chances of actually getting in as a k-jd with a minor character issue and average softs with lsat between 25-50 and gpa >25 is pretty grim....

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

Postby Carter1901 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:33 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
SplitMyPants wrote:
MrMileyCyrus wrote:I'm a little confused about the number of JS1 invites vs. number of JS2s.

According to last year's thread, they interview ~1,200 people and give ~850 JS2s, so roughly 70% of people get accepted post-JS1,

However, I feel like those odds are way too high for a lot of us. If you take the people who are really, really likely to be admitted out of the equations (those with high GPAs AND high LSATs), then the chances of being admitted post-JS1 go down significantly. A lot of reactions to JS1 invites are "Yes! 70% chance of getting into Harvard!", but now I'm thinking it's still a really low chance.

Sorry, I know I'm being a Debbie Downer. I'm just trying to "get" the number of JS1s vs. JS2s.


Being able to assume a JS1 is exactly a 70% chance of getting into Harvard for everyone, requires assuming that once a JS1 is issued, the only thing they care about in your app is the interview. However, we all know this is not the case. Some people are interviewed as a formality to ensure they are human, others are interviewed to wade through and sort out those that are borderline. It's hard to say what exactly any given persons chances are.


Yep, this is all true. Although I think it's fair to say that if you do get a JS1, your chances have probably improved from where they were if you looked at your overall chances on MyLSN, and they're definitely better than your chances if you don't get a JS1 (0%) :).


Glad this came up - as a pretty borderline applicant (basically at 25th % for both) I was very surprised/fortunate to get a JS1 in the first place. Had mine last Friday, and in my case definitely doing my best to manage expectations moving forward. Anyone have any anecdotes/speculation about how stats factor into the game after receiving JS1s? Also, first time posting ITT - so big thanks to all you guys for making this wait as good as it can be.

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

Postby SplitMyPants » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:34 pm

Jessasaurus wrote:Aw man, looking at scoobs charts reminds me that despite my js1, my chances of actually getting in as a k-jd with a minor character issue and average softs with lsat between 25-50 and gpa >25 is pretty grim....


At least your GPA wasn't literally off the charts in a bad way...

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

Postby Theopliske8711 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:35 pm

wtrc wrote:
paglababa wrote:K, positive thoughts guys.

So who will be the first person you tell after you get your JS2?

lol also how many people will post a FB status about it? I think its fair game as long as its not douchy with a picture / instagram shot of your acceptance letter :P


Heh, I texted a few friends, who proceeded to write on my Facebook wall stuff like "CONGRATSSSS" or "YOU DID IT!" at which point I got texts from people asking what was up at which point I decided a semi-sappy fb status would be ok. That Facebook status was easily the most popular Facebook status I ever have had or ever will have ever. lol

https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/ ... 1575_n.jpg


"Drinks on me" is not TCR. "Whose going to buy me celebratory shots?" is TCR.

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

Postby MrMileyCyrus » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:36 pm

Carter1901 wrote:Glad this came up - as a pretty borderline applicant (basically at 25th % for both) I was very surprised/fortunate to get a JS1 in the first place. Had mine last Friday, and in my case definitely doing my best to manage expectations moving forward. Anyone have any anecdotes/speculation about how stats factor into the game after receiving JS1s? Also, first time posting ITT - so big thanks to all you guys for making this wait as good as it can be.


+1

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

Postby nothingtosee » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:37 pm

I got 250 likes for Princeton Law on April 1st and it was no big deal
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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby gta » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:37 pm

Jessasaurus wrote:Aw man, looking at scoobs charts reminds me that despite my js1, my chances of actually getting in as a k-jd with a minor character issue and average softs with lsat between 25-50 and gpa >25 is pretty grim....


Hey, a JS1 means you got a shot. That's all I'm hoping for with my LSAT at 50 and my GPA <25.

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

Postby Jessasaurus » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:49 pm

gta wrote:
Jessasaurus wrote:Aw man, looking at scoobs charts reminds me that despite my js1, my chances of actually getting in as a k-jd with a minor character issue and average softs with lsat between 25-50 and gpa >25 is pretty grim....


Hey, a JS1 means you got a shot. That's all I'm hoping for with my LSAT at 50 and my GPA <25.


That is true. Best of luck to you!

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

Postby NoDayButToday » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:52 pm

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

Postby SplitMyPants » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:53 pm

Since we've been so good at speculating thus far, what do y'all think regarding possible JS2s for the last 2 weeks worth of interviewees? It's been noted that some people last year interviewed mid January and got JS2s around now. But this cycle has been quite different...




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