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 Mr.PotatoHead » Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:59 pm

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


Because the numbers refer to weeks of the month (that confused me too initially!). So the first wave of acceptances came in the third week of November, which isn't next week.

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

Postby HYS123 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:27 pm

Just has my JS1 today. Super chill, I got the feeling that they really just wanted to learn more about me and make sure I could carry on a conversation. Interview thread and last years applicant thread were both great resources. Don't sweat it and be yourself, good luck everyone!

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

Postby Sourrudedude » Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:31 pm

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


Because the numbers refer to weeks of the month (that confused me too initially!). So the first wave of acceptances came in the third week of November, which isn't next week.

Ohhhhh. Thanks!

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

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:28 pm

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


Because the numbers refer to weeks of the month (that confused me too initially!). So the first wave of acceptances came in the third week of November, which isn't next week.


Wow, you're smarter than me. My dumb brain just thought "Welp, guess they didn't accept anyone past the 4th of the month a bunch of times". Come on brain.

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

Postby Mr.PotatoHead » Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:20 am

CyanIdes Of March wrote:
Mr.PotatoHead wrote:
Sourrudedude wrote:Can someone explain to me the line graph on the front page and why it doesn't mean that decisions will come next week?


Because the numbers refer to weeks of the month (that confused me too initially!). So the first wave of acceptances came in the third week of November, which isn't next week.


Wow, you're smarter than me. My dumb brain just thought "Welp, guess they didn't accept anyone past the 4th of the month a bunch of times". Come on brain.


Haha no it's totally understandable. However I'm sure that our quest to understand this graph would make a great personal statement topic. "I was browsing TLS and gasped in horror..."

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

Postby andapieceoftoast » Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:27 am

CyanIdes Of March wrote:
Mr.PotatoHead wrote:
Sourrudedude wrote:Can someone explain to me the line graph on the front page and why it doesn't mean that decisions will come next week?


Because the numbers refer to weeks of the month (that confused me too initially!). So the first wave of acceptances came in the third week of November, which isn't next week.


Wow, you're smarter than me. My dumb brain just thought "Welp, guess they didn't accept anyone past the 4th of the month a bunch of times". Come on brain.


+1

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

Postby binary_theatrics » Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:39 am

Good luck to everyone else who has interviews today! Super psyched and nervous for mine :)

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

Postby Sourrudedude » Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:14 am

CyanIdes Of March wrote:
Mr.PotatoHead wrote:
Sourrudedude wrote:Can someone explain to me the line graph on the front page and why it doesn't mean that decisions will come next week?


Because the numbers refer to weeks of the month (that confused me too initially!). So the first wave of acceptances came in the third week of November, which isn't next week.


Wow, you're smarter than me. My dumb brain just thought "Welp, guess they didn't accept anyone past the 4th of the month a bunch of times". Come on brain.

I'm just glad there wasn't a section on the LSAT that tested our ability to read something and understand what it means...

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

Postby Sourrudedude » Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:22 pm

Is anyone following up on his/her JS1?

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

Postby HorseThief » Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:25 pm

Oh cottonmouth, how you trip me up.

Just finished with JS. As mentioned before, it's very chill. Almost all of my questions were based on my resume, and she left a good 5min for me to ask her questions.

And re: the above- I don't plan on following up. They're doing 1200 interviews, and I'm sure they don't need to extra e-mails in their inboxes.

Good luck with the interviews/apps everyone! I'm off to wait nervously for the next ___ months.

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

Postby NapoleonXV » Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:27 pm

HorseThief wrote:Oh cottonmouth, how you trip me up.

Just finished with JS. As mentioned before, it's very chill. Almost all of my questions were based on my resume, and she left a good 5min for me to ask her questions.

And re: the above- I don't plan on following up. They're doing 1200 interviews, and I'm sure they don't need to extra e-mails in their inboxes.

Good luck with the interviews/apps everyone! I'm off to wait nervously for the next ___ months.


Congrats!

0.5 month if you are very lucky?

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

Postby binary_theatrics » Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:23 pm

Also finished with JS today, and as everyone has mentioned before, the process is extremely relaxed. She asked me questions almost entirely about my resume and personal statement, with the exception of the usual 'Why Now' and 'Why Harvard' questions. I went in prepared with 5-6 short stories I might use to answer general questions about accomplishments, but I ended up not needing any of them.

Even though I had the interview so early, however, I likely won't hear in the first round, because she hinted that since I'm graduating in three years, they want to see one more semester of grades before they make a final decision. But who knows, maybe I convinced her and I'll hear back in three weeks! Now comes the waiting game...

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

Postby Humbert Humbert » Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:30 pm

Seems like almost everyone is interviewing with JS, no?

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

Postby t-14orbust » Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:41 pm

binary_theatrics wrote:She asked me questions almost entirely about my resume and personal statement, with the exception of the usual 'Why Now' and 'Why Harvard' questions.


I think I would burst into laughter after being asked 'Why Harvard' :roll: :lol:
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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby meowmeowmeow » Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:43 pm

Humbert Humbert wrote:Seems like almost everyone is interviewing with JS, no?


I did not, I interviewed with one of the other admissions folks. Hoping that doesn't necessarily mean anything bad...

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

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:48 pm

Humbert Humbert wrote:Seems like almost everyone is interviewing with JS, no?


Edit: Whoops, read your question wrong... carry on.

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

Postby drawstring » Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:57 pm

meowmeowmeow wrote:
Humbert Humbert wrote:Seems like almost everyone is interviewing with JS, no?


I did not, I interviewed with one of the other admissions folks. Hoping that doesn't necessarily mean anything bad...


Any chance you can tell us the type of questions they asked? I'd like to know how the others compare with JS.

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

Postby wtrc » Thu Oct 31, 2013 4:08 pm

Can't believe it's really happening. Waiting on an LoR, but should be in within the week.

ETA: Annoying Q, anybody wanna chance me by %? 165, 167, 174, 3.82. Good W/E. Numbers VERY slightly fudged.

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

Postby wtrc » Thu Oct 31, 2013 4:09 pm

drawstring wrote:
meowmeowmeow wrote:
Humbert Humbert wrote:Seems like almost everyone is interviewing with JS, no?


I did not, I interviewed with one of the other admissions folks. Hoping that doesn't necessarily mean anything bad...


Any chance you can tell us the type of questions they asked? I'd like to know how the others compare with JS.


Would be interested in this as well.

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

Postby drawstring » Thu Oct 31, 2013 4:19 pm

wtrc wrote:Can't believe it's really happening. Waiting on an LoR, but should be in within the week.

ETA: Annoying Q, anybody wanna chance me by %? 165, 167, 174, 3.82. Good W/E. Numbers VERY slightly fudged.


I'd go with 75-80 percent based on last cycle's numbers on MYLSN.
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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby applelover » Thu Oct 31, 2013 4:20 pm

I went complete two works ago and haven't heard anything. :(

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

Postby meowmeowmeow » Thu Oct 31, 2013 4:21 pm

wtrc wrote:
drawstring wrote:
meowmeowmeow wrote:
Humbert Humbert wrote:Seems like almost everyone is interviewing with JS, no?


I did not, I interviewed with one of the other admissions folks. Hoping that doesn't necessarily mean anything bad...


Any chance you can tell us the type of questions they asked? I'd like to know how the others compare with JS.


Would be interested in this as well.


I would say the same as with JS. Very casual, stuck to my resume, friendly, left time for questions, etc.

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

Postby FluffMonster » Thu Oct 31, 2013 4:22 pm

App sent.

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

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Thu Oct 31, 2013 4:25 pm

wtrc wrote:Can't believe it's really happening. Waiting on an LoR, but should be in within the week.

ETA: Annoying Q, anybody wanna chance me by %? 165, 167, 174, 3.82. Good W/E. Numbers VERY slightly fudged.


We have very similar numbers and I've judged myself to have a coin flips chance at acceptance. I got my JS1, so if everything else in your app is free of red flags I'd say you have the same and could expect a JS1. However, I'm told I'm a pessimist, so maybe we've got better chances than I think. Or maybe worse, who knows :roll: .

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

Postby t-14orbust » Thu Oct 31, 2013 4:31 pm

CyanIdes Of March wrote:
wtrc wrote:Can't believe it's really happening. Waiting on an LoR, but should be in within the week.

ETA: Annoying Q, anybody wanna chance me by %? 165, 167, 174, 3.82. Good W/E. Numbers VERY slightly fudged.


We have very similar numbers and I've judged myself to have a coin flips chance at acceptance. I got my JS1, so if everything else in your app is free of red flags I'd say you have the same and could expect a JS1. However, I'm told I'm a pessimist, so maybe we've got better chances than I think. Or maybe worse, who knows :roll: .


Lol weren't you pouting about not getting a JS1 earlier ITT? Maybe that was someone else. Congrats though, brah. When did you submit+JS1? I really want my JS1 :(




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