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.
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 yossarian » Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:44 pm

I know what last year's graph says and this year's. But is there any precedent for a 3.1 admit. Thinking about retaking LSAT. But I don't think a 180 would even give me a shot. Strong softs. Probably just solid for HLS. Would a retake give me a prayer?

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

Postby residentemma » Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:51 pm

yossarian71 wrote:I know what last year's graph says and this year's. But is there any precedent for a 3.1 admit. Thinking about retaking LSAT. But I don't think a 180 would even give me a shot. Strong softs. Probably just solid for HLS. Would a retake give me a prayer?


One time Yale took a 3.3 and a 156... ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE

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

Postby IrishJew » Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:59 pm

residentemma wrote:
yossarian71 wrote:I know what last year's graph says and this year's. But is there any precedent for a 3.1 admit. Thinking about retaking LSAT. But I don't think a 180 would even give me a shot. Strong softs. Probably just solid for HLS. Would a retake give me a prayer?


One time Yale took a 3.3 and a 156... ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE


Clarification: these were two people, splitter and reverse splitter, both with extremely good addenda explaining the issue. (This is from Asha's blog and other comments on TLS from posters more knowledgeable than I). That being said, yes, anything is possible. Dum spiro spero.

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

Postby kkdk » Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:04 pm

I think the 3.3 admit had unreal softs. I remember this story on another TLS thread--that individual wiped most of their posts on TLS to avoid being outed, but they had the type of soft that you see on Yale's Class Profile. No clue about the 156. On LSN, a number of years ago there was a 3.3 admit to HLS, in 2005 or 2004 I think. After that a 3.4/177 was posted.

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

Postby yossarian » Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:16 pm

Thanks for the thoughts and the optimism. Thinking I would definitely need a 176+ The nonprofit I founded is on the verge of something that might push my softs to a 'maybe this makes a difference' level. But right now I just have great stuff but fairly typical stuff mostly centered on TFA. Thanks again guys. Also a 4.0 MA which maybe helps ease the nerves about the 3.1

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

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:30 pm

So I'm assuming we're safe for tonight, those of us still standing. I wonder what tomorrow has in store.

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

Postby nothingtosee » Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:33 pm

lawschool22 wrote:So I'm assuming we're safe for tonight, those of us still standing. I wonder what tomorrow has in store.


GOOD NEWS

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

Postby Tela1283 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:22 am

nothingtosee wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:So I'm assuming we're safe for tonight, those of us still standing. I wonder what tomorrow has in store.


GOOD NEWS


have they done JS2's on fridays?

would be an epic way to kick off the night

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

Postby hwannabe1234 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:28 am

Tela1283 wrote:
nothingtosee wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:So I'm assuming we're safe for tonight, those of us still standing. I wonder what tomorrow has in store.


GOOD NEWS


have they done JS2's on fridays?

would be an epic way to kick off the night



GOOGOGOGOGOGOGOGOGOGOGO PLEASE JS 2 FRIDAY!

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

Postby rseaney » Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:24 am

Pau.C. wrote:
residentemma wrote:
selden wrote:
Pau.C. wrote:This is what I'm thinking.

I just don't know how to tell my family and friends that even though I got into some great schools, I'm going to wait a year and try again. I feel like they won't understand.


Whenever I think like this, I wonder if I have a good enough reason. After all, if you can't make someone else who is pretty close to the situation understand, maybe its because your reason isn't sound enough. I dunno.


Well... what's your reason?


Sorry I'm super late on this, but I really want to go into Academia... and going to a T3 is probably the best way to do that.

P.S. Sorry to all those who got dinged!



you're pretty much correct howeverr i hear that chicago is as good as anywhere else if academia is your goal

also, Edward seems like someone I'd love to have as a homie haha, chilll as evidenced by the thread and suchh logic, as evidenced by the 177. Best luck next year bro you'll do very well

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

Postby rseaney » Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:00 am

Kobaine51 wrote:
Pau.C. wrote:Sorry I'm super late on this, but I really want to go into Academia... and going to a T3 is probably the best way to do that.

P.S. Sorry to all those who got dinged!


Better to wait a year and do something worthwhile than accept a permanent diminution of your career prospects. Unless you are comfortable with just having whatever you are given, never settle.



THANK YOUUU
+1

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

Postby milkandcheerios » Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:15 am

seeing all the people on the spreadsheet with complete dates after mine and JS1s already makes me so nervousssss. please please please gimme a JS1

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

Postby nobody17 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:21 am

I applied back in late October and haven't heard anything yet. At this point I'm planning on having to reapply in the next cycle and have started preparing to retake the LSAT this June. Is there any benefit in emailing the admissions office to let them know that I'll be taking the June LSAT, in the hope that they won't reject me before that point?

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

Postby Quest4Knowledge » Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:41 am

nobody17 wrote:I applied back in late October and haven't heard anything yet. At this point I'm planning on having to reapply in the next cycle and have started preparing to retake the LSAT this June. Is there any benefit in emailing the admissions office to let them know that I'll be taking the June LSAT, in the hope that they won't reject me before that point?


If it was my situation I probably wouldn't e-mail them. I feel like it would increase the chance of them wait listing you, because by the time June LSAT scores come out it's early July and the majority of the class is set. Especially since you're already ok with reapplying, why not see where the chips fall this cycle and in the worst-case scenario you have a good backup option to reapply next cycle.

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

Postby anon45 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:49 am

i'm new here and apologies in advance, but why is the 177/3.6 rejection a major shock?

mylsn shows 40-50% rate of acceptance over the last few years with those stats. is the confusion because the ding came so early?

ps to the 177/3.6 poster, i wish you all the best for the rest of your cycle, your attitude is inspiring

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

Postby HorseThief » Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:12 am

anon45 wrote:i'm new here and apologies in advance, but why is the 177/3.6 rejection a major shock?

mylsn shows 40-50% rate of acceptance over the last few years with those stats. is the confusion because the ding came so early?

ps to the 177/3.6 poster, i wish you all the best for the rest of your cycle, your attitude is inspiring


I think there's been such a strong reaction because a) 177 is a great score, b) 177 is an even better score this cycle which has seen such low application numbers, c) it's rather early for HLS to be throwing away numbers like that, d) 3.6 isn't even that low, and we've seen lower get in this cycle, and e) edward is a cool cat.

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

Postby chneyo » Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:21 am

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

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:29 am

chneyo wrote:To quote a legend,

Mort_the_Tort wrote:¡ today is our day !


the man, the myth, the legend

i wouldn't be surprised with either some more rejections or a smallish batch of JS2s (because i'm too tired to be a realist today)

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

Postby Theopliske8711 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:32 am

nobody17 wrote:I applied back in late October and haven't heard anything yet. At this point I'm planning on having to reapply in the next cycle and have started preparing to retake the LSAT this June. Is there any benefit in emailing the admissions office to let them know that I'll be taking the June LSAT, in the hope that they won't reject me before that point?


I honestly doubt they will wait for that.

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

Postby lawschool22 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:14 am

barrelofmonkeys wrote:
chneyo wrote:To quote a legend,

Mort_the_Tort wrote:¡ today is our day !


the man, the myth, the legend

i wouldn't be surprised with either some more rejections or a smallish batch of JS2s (because i'm too tired to be a realist today)


I'm voting that nothing happens today.

Because whenever I say that something does happen.

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

Postby MrMileyCyrus » Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:40 am

I hope JS2s today because I'm seeing a lot of friends I haven't seen in a while this weekend, and when they ask me where I'm going to school, I'd much rather say, "I'm going to Harvard!" than "I don't know yet!"

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

Postby NoDayButToday » Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:47 am

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

Postby TripTrip » Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:51 am

MrMileyCyrus wrote:I hope JS2s today because I'm seeing a lot of friends I haven't seen in a while this weekend, and when they ask me where I'm going to school, I'd much rather say, "I'm going to Harvard!" than "I don't know yet!"

This is the single most unnerving part of the application process. I had to endure this through May.

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

Postby lawschool22 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:53 am

TripTrip wrote:
MrMileyCyrus wrote:I hope JS2s today because I'm seeing a lot of friends I haven't seen in a while this weekend, and when they ask me where I'm going to school, I'd much rather say, "I'm going to Harvard!" than "I don't know yet!"

This is the single most unnerving part of the application process. I had to endure this through May.


I just respond "NYU until you hear otherwise"

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

Postby IrishJew » Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:55 am

Quest4Knowledge wrote:
nobody17 wrote:I applied back in late October and haven't heard anything yet. At this point I'm planning on having to reapply in the next cycle and have started preparing to retake the LSAT this June. Is there any benefit in emailing the admissions office to let them know that I'll be taking the June LSAT, in the hope that they won't reject me before that point?


If it was my situation I probably wouldn't e-mail them. I feel like it would increase the chance of them wait listing you, because by the time June LSAT scores come out it's early July and the majority of the class is set. Especially since you're already ok with reapplying, why not see where the chips fall this cycle and in the worst-case scenario you have a good backup option to reapply next cycle.


Totally agreed.




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