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 24, 2014 1:22 pm

NYU_Ugrad_Paralegal wrote:
Bingo. You took me by the haaaand, maaade me a maaan, that one NIGGHTT, you made eeeverything alriiiiight


One of the best episodes.

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

Postby NYU_Ugrad_Paralegal » Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:24 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
NYU_Ugrad_Paralegal wrote:
Bingo. You took me by the haaaand, maaade me a maaan, that one NIGGHTT, you made eeeverything alriiiiight


One of the best episodes.


Ahahaha yes, my favorite part is his plasma flat screen.

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

Postby Kimikho » Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:28 pm

neprep wrote:Woah…I'm delighted to report a JayEsTwo! Apparently it was lying in my voicemail (long story short, I was abroad and they didn't remember, combined with poor roaming-client 4G and cell services).

This would not have been possible without the help of many individuals. A big thank you is issued to:

1. The October LSAT Group (you know who you are!);
2. LS22's amazing guide to light and sound during a Skype interview;
3. my ex, both for convincing me that there are occasions when it's appropriate for men to wear makeup, and for administering "light" makeup on me for my JS1;
4. kappycaft1 and Lavitz, for their contributions to the interview threads;
5. and obviously, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (I'm guessing H and S are the Golden Globes, with Y being the Oscars).

LSAT = Median; GPA<25th; K-JD; applied 11/15 and went complete on 12/6.
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OMG OMG OMG CONGRATNEPLATIONS!!!!!!!!!!

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

Postby staples88 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:36 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
neprep wrote:Woah…I'm delighted to report a JayEsTwo! Apparently it was lying in my voicemail (long story short, I was abroad and they didn't remember, combined with poor roaming-client 4G and cell services).

This would not have been possible without the help of many individuals. A big thank you is issued to:

1. The October LSAT Group (you know who you are!);
2. LS22's amazing guide to light and sound during a Skype interview;
3. my ex, both for convincing me that there are occasions when it's appropriate for men to wear makeup, and for administering "light" makeup on me for my JS1;
4. kappycaft1 and Lavitz, for their contributions to the interview threads;
5. and obviously, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (I'm guessing H and S are the Golden Globes, with Y being the Oscars).

LSAT = Median; GPA<25th; K-JD; applied 11/15 and went complete on 12/6.
(Minor details changed)


THIS IS AMAZING.

I love this post because (1) you got in, (2) my light and sound guide was reason number two, and (3) your numbers give me such hope :).

WELL DONE SIR!


Although the first 2 reasons are great, I'm actually curious about 3 because I can see it going both ways. There's "a guy with similar, maybe slightly better numbers got in, so I have a chance." But I think this is more appropriate when we see someone like binarytheatrics (4/174). When those w/o those types of numbers like you and me are speculating, don't you think an acceptance like neprep's (congrats) could just as well mean our own odds are worse because now that they've helped their LSAT median, they might look to "balance" him with an above-median GPA.

Also, their taking someone like Mort this early (congrats) could mean not only does he have a unique profile, but also that they're not too concerned about maintaining their LSAT

Also iirc the average HYP hls admit has a 3.7 so it can't be that different. There's also the idea of a floor (I.e., <25 GPA is OK, but not if it's below the floor)

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

Postby lawschool22 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:42 pm

staples88 wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
neprep wrote:Woah…I'm delighted to report a JayEsTwo! Apparently it was lying in my voicemail (long story short, I was abroad and they didn't remember, combined with poor roaming-client 4G and cell services).

This would not have been possible without the help of many individuals. A big thank you is issued to:

1. The October LSAT Group (you know who you are!);
2. LS22's amazing guide to light and sound during a Skype interview;
3. my ex, both for convincing me that there are occasions when it's appropriate for men to wear makeup, and for administering "light" makeup on me for my JS1;
4. kappycaft1 and Lavitz, for their contributions to the interview threads;
5. and obviously, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (I'm guessing H and S are the Golden Globes, with Y being the Oscars).

LSAT = Median; GPA<25th; K-JD; applied 11/15 and went complete on 12/6.
(Minor details changed)


THIS IS AMAZING.

I love this post because (1) you got in, (2) my light and sound guide was reason number two, and (3) your numbers give me such hope :).

WELL DONE SIR!


Although the first 2 reasons are great, I'm actually curious about 3 because I can see it going both ways. There's "a guy with similar, maybe slightly better numbers got in, so I have a chance." But I think this is more appropriate when we see someone like binarytheatrics (4/174). When those w/o those types of numbers like you and me are speculating, don't you think an acceptance like neprep's (congrats) could just as well mean our own odds are worse because now that they've helped their LSAT median, they might look to "balance" him with an above-median GPA.

Also, their taking someone like Mort this early (congrats) could mean not only does he have a unique profile, but also that they're not too concerned about maintaining their LSAT

Also iirc the average HYP hls admit has a 3.7 so it can't be that different. There's also the idea of a floor (I.e., <25 GPA is OK, but not if it's below the floor)


Idk, I prefer to look at these sorts of things as a glass half full mentality. You're correct that by admitting nep it could mean our odds are worse, or it could be an indicator that they are needing some median LSATs, and there are more acceptances to come for 173s. We don't know the answer, so I choose to believe its the latter :). As far as accepting Mort, I don't think that indicates they aren't concerned about maintaining their LSAT. Every year they admit plenty of people below the 25th percentile LSAT who have unique profiles. Mort's acceptance is great for Mort (obviously), and in some small way, good for splitters, because now they need a median or above LSAT to balance that out.

In any case this is all micro stuff, I don't know that we can say with near certainty what any of it means, so I choose to be on the optimistic side until HLS tells me otherwise :D

Edit: This post # was my birth year, so I just wanted to come back and acknowledge that for luck. Anything at this point lol.
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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby NYU_Ugrad_Paralegal » Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:43 pm

I just want to say I'm glad nobody has so far felt like they bombed their interview. GJ urrybody!!

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

Postby Kimikho » Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:45 pm

Nep when are you reactivating your Facebook??? I have some spamming congratulations that I want to give across all forms of communication but cannot.

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Postby FuriousDuck » Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:47 pm

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

Postby lawschool22 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:48 pm

FuriousDuck wrote:
staples88 wrote:
Although the first 2 reasons are great, I'm actually curious about 3 because I can see it going both ways.


If he did number three right, it wouldn't be obvious on webcam. Most guys on TV aren't showing you their natural face. :P ...and regarding the lowish LSATs being admitted, I'm not at all surprised by it, and I don't think they're expecting to take a hit to their medians/25th percentile. If they understand math, they know that a few low outliers won't affect those things.


I think that poster was talking about the number 3 in my post - but I could be wrong. But as someone who has been on stage and screen, yeah, makeup is definitely not obvious in those sorts of applications. People tend to look worse on screen than they do in real life, so makeup helps correct that. I should have used some, I might have a JS2 by now lol.
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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby bbkk » Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:49 pm

scoobers wrote:Nep when are you reactivating your Facebook??? I have some spamming congratulations that I want to give across all forms of communication but cannot.



+100000000000 :lol: :lol: :lol:

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

Postby neprep » Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:53 pm

scoobers wrote:Nep when are you reactivating your Facebook??? I have some spamming congratulations that I want to give across all forms of communication but cannot.


Dat pressure to join that HLS 2017 group…

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

Postby FuriousDuck » Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:54 pm

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

Postby wtrc » Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:12 pm

neprep wrote:
scoobers wrote:Nep when are you reactivating your Facebook??? I have some spamming congratulations that I want to give across all forms of communication but cannot.


Dat pressure to join that HLS 2017 group…


I hereby add to the pressure.

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

Postby edwardt1988 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:14 pm

So, nothing today so far?

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

Postby tls2175 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:21 pm

wtrc wrote:
neprep wrote:
scoobers wrote:Nep when are you reactivating your Facebook??? I have some spamming congratulations that I want to give across all forms of communication but cannot.


Dat pressure to join that HLS 2017 group…


I hereby add to the pressure.

+1!

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

Postby lawschool22 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:28 pm

edwardt1988 wrote:So, nothing today so far?


Nothing so far...

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

Postby Gary » Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:32 pm

holy crap.... i missed a lot since checking out at 5pm yesterday. CONGRATS TO THE NEW HLS ADMITS

shoutout to mort who kept me positive and paglabba who shared in my negativity lol

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

Postby midwest17 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:35 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
edwardt1988 wrote:So, nothing today so far?


Nothing so far...


Nothing reported here or on LSN.

3 acceptances posted on LSN from yesterday's wave, though.

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

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:35 pm

midwest17 wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
edwardt1988 wrote:So, nothing today so far?


Nothing so far...


Nothing reported here or on LSN.

3 acceptances posted on LSN from yesterday's wave, though.


I'm going with "it's still early"

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

Postby midwest17 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:36 pm

barrelofmonkeys wrote:
midwest17 wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
edwardt1988 wrote:So, nothing today so far?


Nothing so far...


Nothing reported here or on LSN.

3 acceptances posted on LSN from yesterday's wave, though.


I'm going with "it's still early"


Yeah. And the people who posted yesterday on LSN didn't get around to it until ~7 pm.

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

Postby lawschool22 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:48 pm

Post 2000 for luck. Doing it now before I accidentally waste it in the lounge or something.

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

Postby Gary » Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:52 pm

Something I was wondering (that's slightly negative so feel free to ignore)-

How many of you would actually consider reapplying next year if your JS1 isn't converted? Even if you snagged all the T14 below?

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

Postby drawstring » Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:53 pm

Gary wrote:Something I was wondering (that's slightly negative so feel free to ignore)-

How many of you would actually consider reapplying next year if your JS1 isn't converted? Even if you snagged all the T14 below?


Me

HYS or bust!

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

Postby lawschool22 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:57 pm

Gary wrote:Something I was wondering (that's slightly negative so feel free to ignore)-

How many of you would actually consider reapplying next year if your JS1 isn't converted? Even if you snagged all the T14 below?


Not me. It'd be NYU or Columbia (assuming CLS loves me) for me, most likely.




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