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 wealtheow » Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:47 pm

blackbirdfly wrote:This is what I deserve for applying so late. Everybody is freaking out about JS2s, while I'm still waiting for my application to go complete :lol:


+1

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

Postby lawschool22 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:46 pm

So about that guy who claimed he got a JS2 tuesday...

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

Postby midwest17 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:00 pm

lawschool22 wrote:So about that guy who claimed he got a JS2 tuesday...


midwest17 wrote:
edwardt1988 wrote:We may have been trolled by the guy last night


TITCR

All in favor of a permaban?

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

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:01 pm

Let's put down the pitch forks and give him the benefit of the doubt that maybe they just threw out a handful of international JS2s?

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

Postby Nonconsecutive » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:16 pm

CyanIdes Of March wrote:Let's put down the pitch forks and give him the benefit of the doubt that maybe they just threw out a handful of international JS2s?


Shun the nonbeliever.

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

Postby selden » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:34 pm

Finally, finally joined after obsessively refreshing this thread and deciding I needed some company in my agony. I feel like I know you all already. It's like when you go to a party and recognize tons of people from Facebook, but you've never actually met them before.

Obligatory stats: 173, 3.8. JS1 last week. I know I won't get a JS2 this wave, but one can dream, right?

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

Postby Nonconsecutive » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:36 pm

selden wrote:Obligatory stats: 173, 3.8. JS1 last week. I know I won't get a JS2 this wave, but one can dream, right?


Put dem' stats in the spreadsheet :mrgreen:

Also, definitely dream big. 8)

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

Postby lawschool22 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:38 pm

selden wrote:Finally, finally joined after obsessively refreshing this thread and deciding I needed some company in my agony. I feel like I know you all already. It's like when you go to a party and recognize tons of people from Facebook, but you've never actually met them before.

Obligatory stats: 173, 3.8. JS1 last week. I know I won't get a JS2 this wave, but one can dream, right?


Welcome!

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

Postby mont4620 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:39 pm

When was the last major wave of JS2s? I haven't really been checking up on this thread for the past month or so for the sake of my sanity

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

Postby selden » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:44 pm

Nonconsecutive wrote:
Put dem' stats in the spreadsheet :mrgreen:

Also, definitely dream big. 8)


In the spreadsheet as of now. Looking forward to being publicly addicted to TLS instead of just hiding it at my work where they don't know I am leaving them in the fall (sorry boss).

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

Postby selden » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:45 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
selden wrote:Finally, finally joined after obsessively refreshing this thread and deciding I needed some company in my agony. I feel like I know you all already. It's like when you go to a party and recognize tons of people from Facebook, but you've never actually met them before.

Obligatory stats: 173, 3.8. JS1 last week. I know I won't get a JS2 this wave, but one can dream, right?


Welcome!


Thanks :)

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

Postby lawapp2014 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:47 pm

I know that this has probably been answered already, but I don't really know how to navigate this site: around what percentage of interviewees are accepted? Got offered an interview and would like to know!
Last edited by lawapp2014 on Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:47 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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

Postby drawstring » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:47 pm

lawapp2014 wrote:I know that this has probably been answered already, but I don't really know how to navigate this site: around what percentage of interviewees are accepted? Just got offered an interview today and would like to know!


about 66-70 percent I think

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

Postby kershka » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:48 pm

mont4620 wrote:When was the last major wave of JS2s? I haven't really been checking up on this thread for the past month or so for the sake of my sanity

You should check the spreadsheet linked in the OP for exact stats/JS1 & JS2 dates (though don't filter the spreadsheet!), but I think the last major wave was right before the holidays.

selden wrote:Finally, finally joined after obsessively refreshing this thread and deciding I needed some company in my agony. I feel like I know you all already. It's like when you go to a party and recognize tons of people from Facebook, but you've never actually met them before.

Obligatory stats: 173, 3.8. JS1 last week. I know I won't get a JS2 this wave, but one can dream, right?


Welcome to TLS! Soon you shall be as addicted to posting here as the rest of us :D

lawapp2014 wrote:I know that this has probably been answered already, but I don't really know how to navigate this site: around what percentage of interviewees are accepted? Just got offered an interview today and would like to know!


It's around 70% usually though you can see the aforementioned spreadsheet for the ratio of TLS JS1s so far this cycle.

Edit: scooped by drawstring
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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby lawapp2014 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:49 pm

drawstring wrote:
lawapp2014 wrote:I know that this has probably been answered already, but I don't really know how to navigate this site: around what percentage of interviewees are accepted? Just got offered an interview today and would like to know!


about 66-70 percent I think


Thank you! Does anyone know what can make/break it?

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

Postby lawschool22 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:50 pm

Just make sure you don't take that to mean you necessarily have a 70% chance. You could have a 99% chance or a 10% chance, it's not equally distributed among the 70% of interviewees that will be accepted.

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

Postby Kimikho » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:51 pm

selden wrote:
Nonconsecutive wrote:
Put dem' stats in the spreadsheet :mrgreen:

Also, definitely dream big. 8)


In the spreadsheet as of now. Looking forward to being publicly addicted to TLS instead of just hiding it at my work where they don't know I am leaving them in the fall (sorry boss).


if you filter that spreadsheet we cannot be friends. hope you understand.

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

Postby lawschool22 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:53 pm

scoobers wrote:
selden wrote:
Nonconsecutive wrote:
Put dem' stats in the spreadsheet :mrgreen:

Also, definitely dream big. 8)


In the spreadsheet as of now. Looking forward to being publicly addicted to TLS instead of just hiding it at my work where they don't know I am leaving them in the fall (sorry boss).


if you filter that spreadsheet we cannot be friends. hope you understand.


Also a god will kill a kitten, according to a scoobers :)

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

Postby kershka » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:55 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
scoobers wrote:
selden wrote:
Nonconsecutive wrote:
Put dem' stats in the spreadsheet :mrgreen:

Also, definitely dream big. 8)


In the spreadsheet as of now. Looking forward to being publicly addicted to TLS instead of just hiding it at my work where they don't know I am leaving them in the fall (sorry boss).


if you filter that spreadsheet we cannot be friends. hope you understand.


Also a god will kill a kitten, according to a scoobers :)

It's a good thing that most new posters are long-time lurkers or we would probably scare them all off within five minutes of them joining :P

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

Postby pokemonsters » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:58 pm

lawapp2014 wrote:
drawstring wrote:
lawapp2014 wrote:I know that this has probably been answered already, but I don't really know how to navigate this site: around what percentage of interviewees are accepted? Just got offered an interview today and would like to know!


about 66-70 percent I think


Thank you! Does anyone know what can make/break it?


Had my interview last week. Just be able to speak intelligently on your resume, esp. on things you're currently involved in. Research the school and know enough to ask intelligent questions / tie your interests to specific things at HLS. All-in-all, the interview is very pleasant and they're not trying to trip you up or anything. Also, it goes very fast. Mine went 22 minutes, but it felt like 5.

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

Postby Nonconsecutive » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:59 pm

pokemonsters wrote:
lawapp2014 wrote:
drawstring wrote:
lawapp2014 wrote:I know that this has probably been answered already, but I don't really know how to navigate this site: around what percentage of interviewees are accepted? Just got offered an interview today and would like to know!


about 66-70 percent I think


Thank you! Does anyone know what can make/break it?


Had my interview last week. Just be able to speak intelligently on your resume, esp. on things you're currently involved in. Research the school and know enough to ask intelligent questions / tie your interests to specific things at HLS. All-in-all, the interview is very pleasant and they're not trying to trip you up or anything. Also, it goes very fast. Mine went 22 minutes, but it felt like 5.


I'd just add, don't fret if your interview doesn't go on nearly that long. Mine was only ~13.5 minutes, and I was accepted. In past cycles people have been accepted with all sorts of interview times (same for this cycle as well).

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

Postby selden » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:10 pm

kershka wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
scoobers wrote:
if you filter that spreadsheet we cannot be friends. hope you understand.


Also a god will kill a kitten, according to a scoobers :)

It's a good thing that most new posters are long-time lurkers or we would probably scare them all off within five minutes of them joining :P


Don't worry, I've been here (silently) long enough to know that filtering = excommunication. Also, I have people do the same thing to me at work and I hate them for it.

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

Postby politics89 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:23 pm

So I have my interview tomorrow and they added me on Skype today, I accepted but now its not coming up under my contacts. I literally just joined Skype for this and have no idea how it works, is it normal they aren't coming up now?

Excuse my insane worrying paranoia, thanks.

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

Postby Optimist Prime » Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:34 am

politics89 wrote:So I have my interview tomorrow and they added me on Skype today, I accepted but now its not coming up under my contacts. I literally just joined Skype for this and have no idea how it works, is it normal they aren't coming up now?

Excuse my insane worrying paranoia, thanks.


Insane worrying paranoia is what we're all here for -

Re Skype: Harvard J.D. Admissions may appear offline until +- 15 minutes before your interview, so it's possible that they are in your contacts but you aren't noticing them because they are greyed out. Two things you can try. One is next to contacts there is a "recent" tab. If you click that it will show all recent contacts which for you should only be Harvard. The second is to use the search bar above the contacts/recent tabs to search for Harvard or J.D. Admissions - if they connected and you accepted this should bring them up.

If neither of these things work for you, you may have not correctly connected with them and should probably email/call the admissions office.

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

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:59 am

Optimist Prime wrote:
politics89 wrote:So I have my interview tomorrow and they added me on Skype today, I accepted but now its not coming up under my contacts. I literally just joined Skype for this and have no idea how it works, is it normal they aren't coming up now?

Excuse my insane worrying paranoia, thanks.


Insane worrying paranoia is what we're all here for -

Re Skype: Harvard J.D. Admissions may appear offline until +- 15 minutes before your interview, so it's possible that they are in your contacts but you aren't noticing them because they are greyed out. Two things you can try. One is next to contacts there is a "recent" tab. If you click that it will show all recent contacts which for you should only be Harvard. The second is to use the search bar above the contacts/recent tabs to search for Harvard or J.D. Admissions - if they connected and you accepted this should bring them up.

If neither of these things work for you, you may have not correctly connected with them and should probably email/call the admissions office.


I wouldn't resort to calling them just yet. As long as you provided the correct username, I can assure you they will connect with you. If you haven't connected ~10 min after the interview time, then perhaps a call is in order.




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