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 lawschool22 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:02 pm

residentemma wrote:So sorry for the dings today, especially toast :( Is this the first wave of dings for applicants who have had JS1s?


No, the first were yesterday.

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

Postby SplitMyPants » Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:05 pm

residentemma wrote:So sorry for the dings today, especially toast :( Is this the first wave of dings for applicants who have had JS1s?


It started with edward earlier this week.

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

Postby HorseThief » Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:10 pm

Nucky wrote:So I applied back in November and still have not heard anything. My stats should equal auto-ding, in my estimation. But I am a URM with strong softs and LORs. Could this mean I have a chance?

When I applied I put my chances at 0.001%, and that number was with the hope an adcomm would push the wrong button or something. :lol: But I thought, hey, make them tell you no.

Not having heard anything is making me wonder if they are just screwing with me for even daring to submit an app, or if perhaps Harvard is just such a fine, unique, and outside-the-box thinking institution that they are actually considering me.

If I received an admit I would probably die moments later from accidentally jumping through my high-rise window while bouncing off the walls... But I would die with a smile.

BTW, sorry to hear about the dings. I'm sure you're all outstanding applicants who will have several other great options in front of you. No matter what, I have no doubt big law and/or that dream job is in all of your futures, so chin up!


This sounds like panic, so my best advice is just relax. Yes, you have a chance, because you applied. It's just still too early in the cycle to know exactly what kind of a chance that is.

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

Postby Come on Down » Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:21 pm

HorseThief wrote:
Nucky wrote:So I applied back in November and still have not heard anything. My stats should equal auto-ding, in my estimation. But I am a URM with strong softs and LORs. Could this mean I have a chance?

When I applied I put my chances at 0.001%, and that number was with the hope an adcomm would push the wrong button or something. :lol: But I thought, hey, make them tell you no.

Not having heard anything is making me wonder if they are just screwing with me for even daring to submit an app, or if perhaps Harvard is just such a fine, unique, and outside-the-box thinking institution that they are actually considering me.

If I received an admit I would probably die moments later from accidentally jumping through my high-rise window while bouncing off the walls... But I would die with a smile.

BTW, sorry to hear about the dings. I'm sure you're all outstanding applicants who will have several other great options in front of you. No matter what, I have no doubt big law and/or that dream job is in all of your futures, so chin up!


This sounds like panic, so my best advice is just relax. Yes, you have a chance, because you applied. It's just still too early in the cycle to know exactly what kind of a chance that is.


If you applied in November that means that they have probably rejected folks who applied after you. So the fact that you are still waiting for a response means they are still considering you.

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

Postby Nucky » Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:26 pm

Come on Down wrote:
HorseThief wrote:
Nucky wrote:So I applied back in November and still have not heard anything. My stats should equal auto-ding, in my estimation. But I am a URM with strong softs and LORs. Could this mean I have a chance?

When I applied I put my chances at 0.001%, and that number was with the hope an adcomm would push the wrong button or something. :lol: But I thought, hey, make them tell you no.

Not having heard anything is making me wonder if they are just screwing with me for even daring to submit an app, or if perhaps Harvard is just such a fine, unique, and outside-the-box thinking institution that they are actually considering me.

If I received an admit I would probably die moments later from accidentally jumping through my high-rise window while bouncing off the walls... But I would die with a smile.

BTW, sorry to hear about the dings. I'm sure you're all outstanding applicants who will have several other great options in front of you. No matter what, I have no doubt big law and/or that dream job is in all of your futures, so chin up!


This sounds like panic, so my best advice is just relax. Yes, you have a chance, because you applied. It's just still too early in the cycle to know exactly what kind of a chance that is.


If you applied in November that means that they have probably rejected folks who applied after you. So the fact that you are still waiting for a response means they are still considering you.


Thank you for the responses. Yes, that is what I figured. I suppose I am just very pleasantly surprised.

Well, good luck to all of you. Wish you all the best!

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

Postby Lightworks » Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:33 pm

My guess is that the URM pool is more difficult to predict year-to-year, so they are just taking their sweet time before rejecting URM candidates.

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

Postby Nucky » Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:42 pm

Lightworks wrote:My guess is that the URM pool is more difficult to predict year-to-year, so they are just taking their sweet time before rejecting URM candidates.


I think TITCR. I feel like Lloyd in Dumb and Dumber...

Me: "What do you think the odds are of a girl like you(Harvard) getting with a guy like me?"

Harvard: "I'd say it's about one in a million."

Me: "... So you're saying there's a chance!" :D

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

Postby Quest4Knowledge » Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:45 pm

Sorry to all those that got dinged!

Even though I was lurking for the first 250 or so pages of this thread, I miss the optimism that used to be so prevalent (before people started getting rejected). Now there's an ominous feeling, especially when people with such good stats are getting turned down...

Hopefully we see some JS2's (and JS1's) in the near future!

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

Postby esrom55 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:50 pm

Nucky wrote:
Lightworks wrote:My guess is that the URM pool is more difficult to predict year-to-year, so they are just taking their sweet time before rejecting URM candidates.


I think TITCR. I feel like Lloyd in Dumb and Dumber...

Me: "What do you think the odds are of a girl like you(Harvard) getting with a guy like me?"

Harvard: "I'd say it's about one in a million."

Me: "... So you're saying there's a chance!" :D


What was all that 1 in a million talk?

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

Postby waferthinmint » Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:00 pm

andapieceoftoast wrote:Had a JS1. what I thought were strong softs. 174 3.8x. Dream is done but only thing to do is move forward. What's meant to be will be. I love you guys all so much. Thank you for being incredible, caring people who have helped me through a lot. Checking out but wishing you all the absolute best.


And here is a ding for me as well, my first one. But I am in good company (the above). Checking out also, but best wishes to each and every one of you. And so it goes...

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

Postby SplitMyPants » Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:02 pm

waferthinmint wrote:
andapieceoftoast wrote:Had a JS1. what I thought were strong softs. 174 3.8x. Dream is done but only thing to do is move forward. What's meant to be will be. I love you guys all so much. Thank you for being incredible, caring people who have helped me through a lot. Checking out but wishing you all the absolute best.


And here is a ding for me as well, my first one. But I am in good company (the above). Checking out also, but best wishes to each and every one of you. And so it goes...


Sorry to hear :(

Did you have a JS1 as well? If so, when?

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

Postby lawschool22 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:03 pm

waferthinmint wrote:
andapieceoftoast wrote:Had a JS1. what I thought were strong softs. 174 3.8x. Dream is done but only thing to do is move forward. What's meant to be will be. I love you guys all so much. Thank you for being incredible, caring people who have helped me through a lot. Checking out but wishing you all the absolute best.


And here is a ding for me as well, my first one. But I am in good company (the above). Checking out also, but best wishes to each and every one of you. And so it goes...


:( :( Nooo

If I might ask, did you just get the email?

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

Postby doctorpepper » Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:08 pm

Rejected as well, but I expected it with my LSAT. 167/3.8. Complete 1/13, no JS1. Received email 1:54. Good luck to all of you.

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

Postby lawschool22 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:15 pm

doctorpepper wrote:Rejected as well, but I expected it with my LSAT. 167/3.8. Complete 1/13, no JS1. Received email 1:54. Good luck to all of you.


Really sorry to hear that. Looks like emails are still going out.

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

Postby Nucky » Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:17 pm

esrom55 wrote:What was all that 1 in a million talk?


:lol:

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

Postby Cocoblues » Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:23 pm

waferthinmint wrote:
andapieceoftoast wrote:Had a JS1. what I thought were strong softs. 174 3.8x. Dream is done but only thing to do is move forward. What's meant to be will be. I love you guys all so much. Thank you for being incredible, caring people who have helped me through a lot. Checking out but wishing you all the absolute best.


And here is a ding for me as well, my first one. But I am in good company (the above). Checking out also, but best wishes to each and every one of you. And so it goes...


Sorry to hear that. :( With those numbers, you guys will nonetheless have amazing options!

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

Postby yossarian » Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:24 pm

Auto-ding (no js1, complete 1/8). Double<25s. A weight off my shoulders really. Cheers to those still alive. Y'all deserve it.
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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby Theopliske8711 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:25 pm

I'm wondering if I will have to wait for the dings to go out first before being considered for a JS1.

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

Postby lawschool22 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:25 pm

yossarian71 wrote:Auto-ding (no js1, complete 1/8). Double<25s. A weight of my shoulders really. Cheers to those still alive. Y'all deserve it.


Sorry to hear it. But I can identify with the sentiment that in a way it will be a weight lifted.

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

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:26 pm

yossarian71 wrote:Auto-ding (no js1, complete 1/8). Double<25s. A weight of my shoulders really. Cheers to those still alive. Y'all deserve it.


sorry, my fellow beckett lover!

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

Postby Theopliske8711 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:26 pm

yossarian71 wrote:Auto-ding (no js1, complete 1/8). Double<25s. A weight of my shoulders really. Cheers to those still alive. Y'all deserve it.


Welp. Now I'm checking my emails frantically. 1/22 complete, though.

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

Postby selden » Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:29 pm

Wow, am I ever productive at work today!
- no one in this thread

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

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:30 pm

selden wrote:Wow, am I ever productive at work today!
- no one in this thread


deja vu

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

Postby SplitMyPants » Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:33 pm

selden wrote:Wow, am I ever productive at work today!
- no one in this thread


:lol: :lol: :lol:

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

Postby Tela1283 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:33 pm

so.....

no way JS2's are going out today, right? based on history?




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