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

jya300
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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby jya300 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:19 am

crazyrobin wrote:
TeufelHunden88 wrote:They add you a few days before. Then just log on and wait. They may not call at exact timeiso don't freak.


This

And my interviewer initiated the call. It was like........ Crazy......


Wow..did you have yours recently? How did it go?

And I'm just worried because nobody has been added as a new contact on my skype account. If they added me, don't I get a notice or shouldn't I see it on my contact? (not a frequent user of Skype)
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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby binary_theatrics » Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:21 am

jya300 wrote:
crazyrobin wrote:
TeufelHunden88 wrote:They add you a few days before. Then just log on and wait. They may not call at exact timeiso don't freak.


This

And my interviewer initiated the call. It was like........ Crazy......


Wow..did you have yours recently? How did it go?

And I'm just worried because nobody has been added as a new contact on my skype account. If they added me, don't I get like a notice or shouldn't I see it on my contact? (not a frequent user of Skype)


I also have an interview tomorrow and also haven't been added yet, I don't think we need to worry.

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

Postby jya300 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:23 am

binary_theatrics wrote:
jya300 wrote:
crazyrobin wrote:
TeufelHunden88 wrote:They add you a few days before. Then just log on and wait. They may not call at exact timeiso don't freak.


This

And my interviewer initiated the call. It was like........ Crazy......


Wow..did you have yours recently? How did it go?

And I'm just worried because nobody has been added as a new contact on my skype account. If they added me, don't I get like a notice or shouldn't I see it on my contact? (not a frequent user of Skype)


I also have an interview tomorrow and also haven't been added yet, I don't think we need to worry.


Ah, okay. Thanks! And good luck to everyone who's getting interviewed tomorrow!!

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

Postby crazyrobin » Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:25 am

jya300 wrote:
Wow..did you have yours recently? How did it go?

And I'm just worried because nobody has been added as a new contact on my skype account. If they added me, don't I get like a notice or shouldn't I see it on my contact? (not a frequent user of Skype)


I had mine a week ago. I think different interviewers have different approaches on adding contact. So don't worry. Just log on half hour (or maybe one hour) earlier and wait. Heythatlife said it was the longest couple minutes in his/her life. Indeed it was.....

Good luck and have fun!!!

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

Postby wakawaka86 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:27 am

jya300 wrote:
TeufelHunden88 wrote:They add you a few days before. Then just log on and wait. They may not call at exact timeiso don't freak.


huh. So if I have my interview very soon and if nothing new popped on my contact should I be worried?


Not sure what you mean by 'very soon,' but I got a contact request the night before the interview. As long as you've double-checked that you wrote your skype name correctly, I wouldn't be worried.

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

Postby flippacious » Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:37 am

So many TLSers interviewing tomorrow! Good luck everyone!
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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby AvatarEyes08 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:16 pm

JS1 tomorrow as well, which is also my birthday. Hopefully that brings me some luck

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

Postby wtrc » Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:31 pm

AvatarEyes08 wrote:JS1 tomorrow as well, which is also my birthday. Hopefully that brings me some luck


Be stealthy but drop that information somehow.

Good luck!

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

Postby delilah88 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:57 pm

JS1! I was eating lunch when the email arrived. That almost ended badly :shock:

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

Postby t-14orbust » Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:58 pm

delilah88 wrote:JS1! I was eating lunch when the email arrived. That almost ended badly :shock:


When did you go complete?

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

Postby delilah88 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 2:02 pm

t-14orbust wrote:
delilah88 wrote:JS1! I was eating lunch when the email arrived. That almost ended badly :shock:


When did you go complete?


Second week of October.

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

Postby t-14orbust » Wed Oct 30, 2013 2:15 pm

delilah88 wrote:
t-14orbust wrote:
delilah88 wrote:JS1! I was eating lunch when the email arrived. That almost ended badly :shock:


When did you go complete?


Second week of October.


Dang, they're moving pretty quickly. I hope I get a JS1 soon :?. I went complete 3rd week of October.

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

Postby Happy Gilmore » Wed Oct 30, 2013 2:22 pm

Anyone else check their spam folder for JS1 every few hours because someone in this thread said theirs went to the spam folder?

I Do :(

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

Postby Robert_Bert » Wed Oct 30, 2013 2:24 pm

Happy Gilmore wrote:Anyone else check their spam folder for JS1 every few hours because someone in this thread said theirs went to the spam folder?

I Do :(


+1...never fails to dissapoint

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

Postby jimbeam21 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:06 pm

I just received an interview invite as well.

To help you impatient ones--I received the application complete email about a week ago. My GPA is above median and my LSAT is over the 75th percentile.

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

Postby wtrc » Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:39 pm

Predictions for the first acceptances? Next week?

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

Postby Humbert Humbert » Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:50 pm

wtrc wrote:Predictions for the first acceptances? Next week?


That would be a full three weeks before last year, so I doubt it. They did start JS1's slightly earlier this year, however, so it is possible that we see them earlier than normal.

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

Postby andapieceoftoast » Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:59 pm

wtrc wrote:Predictions for the first acceptances? Next week?


This is possibly an ignorant question, but I would be grateful if you all would indulge me. The info on the first page says that there can be a JS1b later in the cycle clarifying continued interest in attending Harvard Law and that it often goes to people that have been held or waitlisted. Is there any formal process for letting candidates know that they've been held or waitlisted so early in the cycle?
For example, if I have my interview next week and get held or waitlisted, will I find that out the same time they're sending out the first wave of acceptances? Or will I just have to interpret silence from the adcom as my answer?

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

Postby lastsamurai » Wed Oct 30, 2013 5:05 pm

andapieceoftoast wrote:
wtrc wrote:Predictions for the first acceptances? Next week?


This is possibly an ignorant question, but I would be grateful if you all would indulge me. The info on the first page says that there can be a JS1b later in the cycle clarifying continued interest in attending Harvard Law and that it often goes to people that have been held or waitlisted. Is there any formal process for letting candidates know that they've been held or waitlisted so early in the cycle?
For example, if I have my interview next week and get held or waitlisted, will I find that out the same time they're sending out the first wave of acceptances? Or will I just have to interpret silence from the adcom as my answer?


If you have your interview and aren't in the first few waveS of acceptances following it, then you will most likely be held in January/February if last cycle is any indication. Note that you shouldn't expect to hear back in the first round of acceptances necessarily.

ETA: Please also note that we have no idea how any admissions committees might change up procedures from last cycle, so there's no reason to jump to conclusions.

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

Postby btmoney84 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 5:11 pm

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

Postby andapieceoftoast » Wed Oct 30, 2013 5:29 pm

lastsamurai wrote:
andapieceoftoast wrote:
wtrc wrote:Predictions for the first acceptances? Next week?


This is possibly an ignorant question, but I would be grateful if you all would indulge me. The info on the first page says that there can be a JS1b later in the cycle clarifying continued interest in attending Harvard Law and that it often goes to people that have been held or waitlisted. Is there any formal process for letting candidates know that they've been held or waitlisted so early in the cycle?
For example, if I have my interview next week and get held or waitlisted, will I find that out the same time they're sending out the first wave of acceptances? Or will I just have to interpret silence from the adcom as my answer?


If you have your interview and aren't in the first few waveS of acceptances following it, then you will most likely be held in January/February if last cycle is any indication. Note that you shouldn't expect to hear back in the first round of acceptances necessarily.

ETA: Please also note that we have no idea how any admissions committees might change up procedures from last cycle, so there's no reason to jump to conclusions.


Brilliant, thanks. Basically what you're telling me is that there is only so much obsessing I can do because anything is possible. Seems legit.

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

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:23 pm

Robert_Bert wrote:
Happy Gilmore wrote:Anyone else check their spam folder for JS1 every few hours because someone in this thread said theirs went to the spam folder?

I Do :(


+1...never fails to dissapoint


+2

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

Postby Sourrudedude » Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:59 pm

To all concerned parties:


"We will add you as a contact and send you an invitation to accept us through Skype shortly before your interview. Make sure you accept it or we won’t be able to place the call."

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

Postby djfududeman » Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:00 pm

Had my interview. Very friendly people over there. You all can be less nervous about it, they're not evil stooges or anything. Just gotta be you, right? :D

If you want to prepare a little for it, just check out anecdotes from earlier interviews. I had no curveballs or anything. But they do read your application closely, so make sure you know it well too! I was glad I re-read some of my materials right before the interview.

The hard part is afterwards, this anticipation is gonna kill me...I'm sure I'll be on here tomorrow just to see if there was some aberrant admit reported by one of you TLS-ers, even though I know there won't be any for at least 2-3 weeks.

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

Postby Sourrudedude » Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:03 pm

Can someone explain to me the line graph on the front page and why it doesn't mean that decisions will come next week?




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