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

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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.
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2%
I had my JS1 but I'm waiting for a magical phone call
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13%
Already had my JS2, just here to help
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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 Trig » Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:56 pm

drawstring wrote:
Southbridge wrote:Can we start to expect some acceptances every week now based on previous cycles?


I hope so.

Do you know if that's what happened in previous cycles, or are you asking if that was the case?


The graph on the first page indicates that there was acceptances every week throughout June and February. I am just curious on people's thoughts about whether or not we should expect a similar trend this cycle.

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

Postby Balthy » Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:06 pm

yossarian71 wrote:Had a dream I got this elaborate package from Harvard. Huge. Everyone happened to be there when I found it in the mail--friends, family, everyone. And everyone is cheering for this acceptance package. My mom is crying. Shit's intense. So, I opened it, and it's crimson folder after crimson booklet, after crimson leaflet. Finally, I get to one that contains a letter, and it says my application is being held.


Holy shit. Did you wake up crying your eyes out?

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

Postby NoDayButToday » Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:48 pm

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

Postby Nonconsecutive » Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:50 pm

NoDayButToday wrote:My dream wasn't nearly so elaborate, but I dreamed the other night I got rejected, too :/

I also dreamed I was rejected from Penn, and then that happened a few days later...hopefully I don't have prophetic dream powers.


Are you capable of lucid dreaming? If so dream of a HLS acceptance. :)

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Postby NoDayButToday » Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:52 pm

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

Postby Nonconsecutive » Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:58 pm

NoDayButToday wrote:Good plan.

I'm going to have to try this lucid dreaming thing.


I have a friend who is insanely good at it. That or he is lying, but I've never known him to do so about such things. Some of the stuff he describes makes me really jealous of my plain-ole' "on-rails" dreams. I keep telling him to kill himself in his dream to see what happens, I think that probably makes me a terrible person.

If your dreams are indeed prophetic and you can learn to control them, you are golden for HYS. :D

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

Postby Pau.C. » Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:42 pm

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

Postby Workingtitle » Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:01 am

midwest17 wrote:
Workingtitle wrote:I apologize if this has already been covered somewhere, but is there any conventional wisdom on sending Harvard a LOCI or extra letter of recommendation or something? I had an interview about 2 months ago, and have not yet heard back.

I have 4 rec letters on file, 3 of which I sent to Harvard. I could always send in a LOCI couched in a request to send an extra rec letter or something.

Anyway, anyone know the conventional wisdom on this?


https://blogs.law.harvard.edu/admission ... dest-part/


Thanks! So I guess that's a no... Which makes me a little relieved I don't have to spend an hour nuerotically obsessing over 4 sentences of an email, but also annoyed that I can't do anything.

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

Postby yossarian » Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:13 am

NoDayButToday wrote:
yossarian71 wrote:Had a dream I got this elaborate package from Harvard. Huge. Everyone happened to be there when I found it in the mail--friends, family, everyone. And everyone is cheering for this acceptance package. My mom is crying. Shit's intense. So, I opened it, and it's crimson folder after crimson booklet, after crimson leaflet. Finally, I get to one that contains a letter, and it says my application is being held.


My dream wasn't nearly so elaborate, but I dreamed the other night I got rejected, too :/

I also dreamed I was rejected from Penn, and then that happened a few days later...hopefully I don't have prophetic dream powers.


I did happen to get a Penn wait list in that same night of dreaming. And honestly to get a wait list from any t10 would be a miracle, so that balanced it out a bit.

Sorry about the ding. It's trite. But it's worth reminding ourselves. You're going to end up somewhere great...

I do keep dreaming of a Michigan acceptance. Like, nightly.

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

Postby esther0123 » Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:06 am

So.. are people who've received JS1 and waiting for JS2 generally those who've applied before December? I'm getting nervous hearing all this interview talk when I have heard NOTHING! (took December LSAT)

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

Postby fivestarfolds » Sun Jan 26, 2014 3:08 pm

esther0123 wrote:So.. are people who've received JS1 and waiting for JS2 generally those who've applied before December? I'm getting nervous hearing all this interview talk when I have heard NOTHING! (took December LSAT)

You shouldn't worry-I submitted at the end of October and didn't get an interview until Jan 15. I think that I barely made the cut because rejections were sent out just three days later to many people around my submit date. But you shouldn't throw in the towel until people around your submit date are being rejected.

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

Postby kenwash » Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:16 pm

fivestarfolds wrote:
esther0123 wrote:So.. are people who've received JS1 and waiting for JS2 generally those who've applied before December? I'm getting nervous hearing all this interview talk when I have heard NOTHING! (took December LSAT)

You shouldn't worry-I submitted at the end of October and didn't get an interview until Jan 15. I think that I barely made the cut because rejections were sent out just three days later to many people around my submit date. But you shouldn't throw in the towel until people around your submit date are being rejected.

This makes me feel better! Fivestar - did you receive your interview invite on Jan 15 or was that the date of your actual interview?

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

Postby drawstring » Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:26 pm

fivestarfolds wrote:
esther0123 wrote:So.. are people who've received JS1 and waiting for JS2 generally those who've applied before December? I'm getting nervous hearing all this interview talk when I have heard NOTHING! (took December LSAT)

You shouldn't worry-I submitted at the end of October and didn't get an interview until Jan 15. I think that I barely made the cut because rejections were sent out just three days later to many people around my submit date. But you shouldn't throw in the towel until people around your submit date are being rejected.


Interesting. It seems like they're now looking back to early applicants.

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

Postby fivestarfolds » Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:30 pm

kenwash wrote:
fivestarfolds wrote:
esther0123 wrote:So.. are people who've received JS1 and waiting for JS2 generally those who've applied before December? I'm getting nervous hearing all this interview talk when I have heard NOTHING! (took December LSAT)

You shouldn't worry-I submitted at the end of October and didn't get an interview until Jan 15. I think that I barely made the cut because rejections were sent out just three days later to many people around my submit date. But you shouldn't throw in the towel until people around your submit date are being rejected.

This makes me feel better! Fivestar - did you receive your interview invite on Jan 15 or was that the date of your actual interview?

I received an invite on Jan 15. I was in a lengthy meeting so when I signed up for an interview slot, I couldn't get anything earlier than 7-10 days later.

But on Jan 18, the day that I had on my calendar as a likely Harvard rejection date, many people were dinged and I was lucky enough to get my foot in the door just in time.

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

Postby pokemonsters » Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:43 pm

Southbridge wrote:
drawstring wrote:
Southbridge wrote:Can we start to expect some acceptances every week now based on previous cycles?


I hope so.

Do you know if that's what happened in previous cycles, or are you asking if that was the case?


The graph on the first page indicates that there was acceptances every week throughout June and February. I am just curious on people's thoughts about whether or not we should expect a similar trend this cycle.


I'm sure hoping we see the next wave early February, and then a smaller number of accepts each week after that.

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

Postby jdapplicant » Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:49 pm

So I haven't kept up with this thread much since the first wave of JS1s were released. Has HLS only denied people that have had JS1s so far? Or have applicants without JS1s also been denied? I applied in early-October and have not received a JS1. I'm curious why I haven't received my (likely) rejection yet.

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

Postby SplitMyPants » Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:52 pm

jdapplicant wrote:So I haven't kept up with this thread much since the first wave of JS1s were released. Has HLS only denied people that have had JS1s so far? Or have applicants without JS1s also been denied? I applied in early-October and have not received a JS1. I'm curious why I haven't received my (likely) rejection yet.


People without JS1s have been rejected.

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

Postby midwest17 » Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:58 pm

SplitMyPants wrote:
jdapplicant wrote:So I haven't kept up with this thread much since the first wave of JS1s were released. Has HLS only denied people that have had JS1s so far? Or have applicants without JS1s also been denied? I applied in early-October and have not received a JS1. I'm curious why I haven't received my (likely) rejection yet.


People without JS1s have been rejected.


In fact, I don't think there have been any JS1->rejects, have there?

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

Postby jdapplicant » Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:58 pm

SplitMyPants wrote:
jdapplicant wrote:So I haven't kept up with this thread much since the first wave of JS1s were released. Has HLS only denied people that have had JS1s so far? Or have applicants without JS1s also been denied? I applied in early-October and have not received a JS1. I'm curious why I haven't received my (likely) rejection yet.


People without JS1s have been rejected.


Okay thanks!

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

Postby drawstring » Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:01 pm

midwest17 wrote:
SplitMyPants wrote:
jdapplicant wrote:So I haven't kept up with this thread much since the first wave of JS1s were released. Has HLS only denied people that have had JS1s so far? Or have applicants without JS1s also been denied? I applied in early-October and have not received a JS1. I'm curious why I haven't received my (likely) rejection yet.


People without JS1s have been rejected.


In fact, I don't think there have been any JS1->rejects, have there?


No

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

Postby lawschool22 » Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:39 pm

drawstring wrote:
midwest17 wrote:
SplitMyPants wrote:
jdapplicant wrote:So I haven't kept up with this thread much since the first wave of JS1s were released. Has HLS only denied people that have had JS1s so far? Or have applicants without JS1s also been denied? I applied in early-October and have not received a JS1. I'm curious why I haven't received my (likely) rejection yet.


People without JS1s have been rejected.


In fact, I don't think there have been any JS1->rejects, have there?


No


This is what scares me, because it means that the pool of JS1 folks still awaiting a JS2 has not been made any smaller lol. But I guess I should be thankful to even still be in the race. :lol:

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

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:13 pm

lawschool22 wrote: thankful to even still be in the race

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

Postby hellomellow » Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:47 am

I submitted my app earlier this month but it still is in the "processing" stage. Is that normal? I have already been accepted at another top ten university and my app is under review pretty much everywhere else..

Hi, by the way! Never imagined I'd be posting in the Harvard thread :)

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

Postby malleus discentium » Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:23 am

hellomellow wrote:I submitted my app earlier this month but it still is in the "processing" stage. Is that normal? I have already been accepted at another top ten university and my app is under review pretty much everywhere else..

Hi, by the way! Never imagined I'd be posting in the Harvard thread :)

Depending on when "earlier this month" is, yes it's normal, although I don't think "processing" is a real status checker term. Also "top ten" isn't really a thing for law schools.

But welcome! Join us for the waiting madness.

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

Postby wtrc » Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:40 am

hellomellow wrote:I submitted my app earlier this month but it still is in the "processing" stage. Is that normal? I have already been accepted at another top ten university and my app is under review pretty much everywhere else..

Hi, by the way! Never imagined I'd be posting in the Harvard thread :)


Get out, while you still can!

Just kidding, welcome. Are you international?




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