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 Quest4Knowledge » Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:51 pm

bkal91 wrote:
sd26 wrote:Sorry to hear. Those are really good stats, Why do you think you had a bad JS1? Did she talk about being a k-jd in your interview? If I may ask


Yeah, one of the questions was why I wanted to go to law school now instead of taking a year off


What would be a good response to this (Why now instead of taking a year off)? I can't really think of a reason except for opportunity cost. But that doesn't seem like something you would say in an interview...

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

Postby hwannabe1234 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:51 pm

bkal91 wrote:
hwannabe1234 wrote:
bkal91 wrote:Hey guys, first time logging in. Thought I would share my stats.

Denied with a 174 and 3.93. Pretty good softs (president or vice president of several clubs, started a business, etc), K-JD. I think one of the deciding factors was that I had a bad JS1 (at least I think I did anyway). Surprisingly, I am not that upset. The way I see it, sometimes there is a benefit in not getting what you want. For me at least, it makes me want to work that much harder in the future. For those who have gotten denied, try to make the best of the situation. For those who haven't heard, best of luck. There is still time to hear good news.


When was your js1?

Sorry to hear that.

I am k-jd with similar stats with you as well.

How as your personal statement like.. may I ask?


js1 was November 26th. I thought my personal statement was ok i guess, hard to really judge from an outside perspective lol. Here is a link to it if you want to see for yourself: --LinkRemoved--


I am sorry to ask you this but did you have other issues in your app? like too many P/F or Withdraws in transcript or c/f issues?

your essay is great and I find few reasons why you got dinged

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

Postby MrMileyCyrus » Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:53 pm

This thread is starting to freak me out. My ding is so imminent.

I'm so sorry to all those who got the email today, especially the post-JS1ers. It sucks, but with all of your numbers, you will be fine, as everyone has been saying.

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

Postby drawstring » Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:55 pm

Quest4Knowledge wrote:
bkal91 wrote:
sd26 wrote:Sorry to hear. Those are really good stats, Why do you think you had a bad JS1? Did she talk about being a k-jd in your interview? If I may ask


Yeah, one of the questions was why I wanted to go to law school now instead of taking a year off


What would be a good response to this (Why now instead of taking a year off)? I can't really think of a reason except for opportunity cost. But that doesn't seem like something you would say in an interview...


I'd stress how my experiences prepared me for law/law school and convinced me that it was the right path for me, so it makes more sense to get to it rather than wait around. I thinking evincing certainty that law is your path is the way to go.

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

Postby Kobaine51 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:55 pm

So much stressure up in ma life. JS2, you can't come too soon.

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

Postby bkal91 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:58 pm

hwannabe1234 wrote:
bkal91 wrote:
hwannabe1234 wrote:
bkal91 wrote:Hey guys, first time logging in. Thought I would share my stats.

Denied with a 174 and 3.93. Pretty good softs (president or vice president of several clubs, started a business, etc), K-JD. I think one of the deciding factors was that I had a bad JS1 (at least I think I did anyway). Surprisingly, I am not that upset. The way I see it, sometimes there is a benefit in not getting what you want. For me at least, it makes me want to work that much harder in the future. For those who have gotten denied, try to make the best of the situation. For those who haven't heard, best of luck. There is still time to hear good news.


When was your js1?

Sorry to hear that.

I am k-jd with similar stats with you as well.

How as your personal statement like.. may I ask?


js1 was November 26th. I thought my personal statement was ok i guess, hard to really judge from an outside perspective lol. Here is a link to it if you want to see for yourself: --LinkRemoved--


I am sorry to ask you this but did you have other issues in your app? like too many P/F or Withdraws in transcript or c/f issues?

your essay is great and I find few reasons why you got dinged


Nope none of that. Its possible that my major could have influenced how they rate my gpa (I was a philosophy major). I honestly think that the main reason though was the js1.

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

Postby drawstring » Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:00 pm

Can you share who your interviewer was?

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

Postby chneyo » Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:01 pm

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

Postby hwannabe1234 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:02 pm

When was your js1?

Sorry to hear that.

I am k-jd with similar stats with you as well.

How as your personal statement like.. may I ask?[/quote]

js1 was November 26th. I thought my personal statement was ok i guess, hard to really judge from an outside perspective lol. Here is a link to it if you want to see for yourself: --LinkRemoved--[/quote]

I am sorry to ask you this but did you have other issues in your app? like too many P/F or Withdraws in transcript or c/f issues?

your essay is great and I find few reasons why you got dinged[/quote]

Nope none of that. Its possible that my major could have influenced how they rate my gpa (I was a philosophy major). I honestly think that the main reason though was the js1.[/quote]

how bad was js1 except for that one question you kind of stumbled?

I guess js1 is only 10 min and not a big factor.?

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

Postby hwannabe1234 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:03 pm

drawstring wrote:Can you share who your interviewer was?

+1

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

Postby bkal91 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:05 pm

hwannabe1234 wrote:
drawstring wrote:Can you share who your interviewer was?

+1


Danielle early

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

Postby drawstring » Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:06 pm

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

Postby FuriousDuck » Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:08 pm

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

Postby NoDayButToday » Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:08 pm

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

Postby Quest4Knowledge » Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:13 pm

Yikes, I didn't even realize that those stats were above both medians. This is frightening.

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

Postby hwannabe1234 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:13 pm

drawstring wrote:I see


who was yours drawstring?

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

Postby cee cee » Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:15 pm

drawstring wrote:Seems like it. I imagine most K-JDs got a similar question.

I'm KJD and didn't get asked why I wanted to go to law school, why I wanted to go now, why Harvard, or what I would do if law school didn't exist. Which I thought was really weird. It was more questions like "how did you end up majoring in what you did?" and "pick an internship and tell me about it" and "do you think you want to stay on the East Coast or go back to your hometown?"

I tried to throw some why Harvard into my answers in a roundabout way once I realized I wasn't going to be asked directly..

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

Postby drawstring » Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:16 pm

hwannabe1234 wrote:
drawstring wrote:I see


who was yours drawstring?


pm

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

Postby drawstring » Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:21 pm

So, when can we crawl out of hiding?

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

Postby hwannabe1234 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:26 pm

drawstring wrote:So, when can we crawl out of hiding?


maybe the next batch of js2 would be on 13th February based on my educated guess.

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

Postby rseaney » Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:41 pm

Jessasaurus wrote:I'm kind of curious...did any other k-jd's not get asked why law now/why not take a year off?

I got asked if law school didn't exist what would I do instead, which I thought might be an alternative way of asking but that seems a little different..



i was not asked that. which is great cuz idk what i would have said off the top of my head haha

i remember i did say that i wanted to go straight to law school so that i wouldn't have to worry about paying off the debt i accrued in my ug studies tho, but that was unprompted i just kind of offered it up
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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby selden » Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:45 pm

drawstring wrote:So, when can we crawl out of hiding?


never
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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby rseaney » Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:51 pm

FuriousDuck wrote:OK, so someone above both medians got rejected. Now I'm a bit worried. I'm going to go to do some and hopefully I won't get any e-mail in the meantime.

...and it doesn't surprise me that Danielle interviewed you. I'm sure there are some people who actually had JS who got rejected, but I would be interested in hearing from one.



i dunnoo they emphatically insist that your interviewer is no reflection of your status. maybe that isnt actually the case but im inclined to think they're being straight up about it.

also, isnt the fact that you schedule your own interview an indication that they do not pair interviewers and interviewees up deliberately?

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

Postby drawstring » Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:53 pm

I don't think who you get is based on the strength of your application. It may be that certain interviewers tend to illicit less favorable responses from applicants though.

Maybe we can get some data on interviewer---->JS2s.

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

Postby selden » Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:56 pm

drawstring wrote:I don't think who you get is based on the strength of your application. It may be that certain interviewers tend to illicit less favorable responses from applicants though.


It probably helps that people know JS's style very well from here, and are fairly well prepared for the kinds of questions she asks. On the other hand, the other interviewers are newer, and people seem to have been reluctant to reveal their interviewer alongside the questions they were asked so they don't reveal their identity. This probably results in having less practice with their specific questions as well as being thrown off by the fact that you don't know much about your interviewer.




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