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 Howl » Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:03 pm

I'm sorry if this has been asked earlier in the thread, but what are we supposed to do about the dual degree question section on the app? The one I'm interested in doesn't start screening law students for the second degree until late in 2L, so I'm quite at a loss why it's on the law school app...are we supposed to select it and indicate our interest anyways? (Although there is no way to apply for the second degree until I've actually gotten in and started the 2L year?)

Confused :| :| :|

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

Postby HorseThief » Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:57 pm

Howl wrote:I'm sorry if this has been asked earlier in the thread, but what are we supposed to do about the dual degree question section on the app? The one I'm interested in doesn't start screening law students for the second degree until late in 2L, so I'm quite at a loss why it's on the law school app...are we supposed to select it and indicate our interest anyways? (Although there is no way to apply for the second degree until I've actually gotten in and started the 2L year?)

Confused :| :| :|


I would probably just not mark it. However, the smart answer is to give the admissions office a call. You have a good question, and I'm sure they'd be happy to answer it.

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

Postby gingerspice » Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:12 am

Howl wrote:I'm sorry if this has been asked earlier in the thread, but what are we supposed to do about the dual degree question section on the app? The one I'm interested in doesn't start screening law students for the second degree until late in 2L, so I'm quite at a loss why it's on the law school app...are we supposed to select it and indicate our interest anyways? (Although there is no way to apply for the second degree until I've actually gotten in and started the 2L year?)

Confused :| :| :|


I had the same uncertainty, I called and they said I didn't have to answer that question. I'm still a little nervous because the person I talked to seemed slightly unsure, but I'm sure it's fine. I will probably bring up that I want to apply to the dual degree if/when I have my JS1.

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

Postby wtrc » Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:48 am

applelover wrote:Still no JS1 email yet. It's been three weeks since I went complete. This can't be good.


What are your numbers?

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

Postby wtrc » Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:51 am

I've got everything ready to go for HLS, just waiting on 2 LoR's. One of the Profs, who is currently abroad and a bit harder to reach and is older, said he has submitted by email, but I suspect he didn't do it correctly (does it usually take a few days for LSAC to acknowledge when something was submitted by email?); and another from my boss will be in this week.

One already in.

Assuming both will be in within a week or two, would there be any advantage in submitting now and just assigning the LoR's that aren't in yet to HLS? Would they see it/ would it go complete sooner once the LoR's actually get in, or would it make no difference and I should hold off until the LoR's are received by LSAC?

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

Postby thewaves » Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:31 pm

wtrc wrote:I've got everything ready to go for HLS, just waiting on 2 LoR's. One of the Profs, who is currently abroad and a bit harder to reach and is older, said he has submitted by email, but I suspect he didn't do it correctly (does it usually take a few days for LSAC to acknowledge when something was submitted by email?); and another from my boss will be in this week.

One already in.

Assuming both will be in within a week or two, would there be any advantage in submitting now and just assigning the LoR's that aren't in yet to HLS? Would they see it/ would it go complete sooner once the LoR's actually get in, or would it make no difference and I should hold off until the LoR's are received by LSAC?



I don't think he can email the LOR in. There's an electronic submission portal as an alternative to snail mail. So if he did indeed email it, I would follow up with him.

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

Postby Sourrudedude » Sun Nov 03, 2013 6:18 pm

So I was doing some thinking and last year's timeline was something like this:

First JS1 invites: ~10/31
First interviews: ~11/05
First JS2: ~11/20

-or-

JS1--+5 days--> Interview --+15 days--> JS2

This year we're looking like:

First JS1 invites: ~10/15
First interviews: ~10/22
First JS2: ?

-or-

JS1--+7 days--> Interview

So in conclusion, I had a boring Sunday afternoon and read some of last year's thread but I still think JS2s won't come until week of Thanksgiving.
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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby crazyrobin » Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:28 pm

Sourrudedude wrote:So I was doing some thinking and last year's timeline was something like this:

First JS1 invites: ~10/31
First interviews: ~11/05
First JS2: ~11/20

-or-

JS1--+5 days--> Interview --+15 days--> JS2

This year we're looking like:

First JS1 invites: ~10/16
First interviews: ~10/24
First JS2: ?

-or-

JS1--+8 days--> Interview

So in conclusion, I had a boring Sunday afternoon and read some of last year's thread but I still think JS2s won't come until week of Thanksgiving.


First interview was actually 10/22
There were couple people got interviewed on that day.

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

Postby Sourrudedude » Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:30 pm

^Thanks

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

Postby The-Specs » Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:30 pm

crazyrobin wrote:
Sourrudedude wrote:So I was doing some thinking and last year's timeline was something like this:

First JS1 invites: ~10/31
First interviews: ~11/05
First JS2: ~11/20

-or-

JS1--+5 days--> Interview --+15 days--> JS2

This year we're looking like:

First JS1 invites: ~10/16
First interviews: ~10/24
First JS2: ?

-or-

JS1--+8 days--> Interview

So in conclusion, I had a boring Sunday afternoon and read some of last year's thread but I still think JS2s won't come until week of Thanksgiving.


First interview was actually 10/22
There were couple people got interviewed on that day.


And the first JS1 was on 10/15 so it is a 7 day gap. But you did put ~ which i am guessing you meant to indicate an approximation.

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

Postby CitrusFruit » Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:32 pm

crazyrobin wrote:
Sourrudedude wrote:So I was doing some thinking and last year's timeline was something like this:

First JS1 invites: ~10/31
First interviews: ~11/05
First JS2: ~11/20

-or-

JS1--+5 days--> Interview --+15 days--> JS2

This year we're looking like:

First JS1 invites: ~10/16
First interviews: ~10/24
First JS2: ?

-or-

JS1--+8 days--> Interview

So in conclusion, I had a boring Sunday afternoon and read some of last year's thread but I still think JS2s won't come until week of Thanksgiving.


First interview was actually 10/22
There were couple people got interviewed on that day.


How long is the typical wait for a JS1 after apps go complete? I expect mine to be complete soon, so if I were to get a JS1, when would it probably come by?

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

Postby Sourrudedude » Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:32 pm

The-Specs wrote:
crazyrobin wrote:
Sourrudedude wrote:So I was doing some thinking and last year's timeline was something like this:

First JS1 invites: ~10/31
First interviews: ~11/05
First JS2: ~11/20

-or-

JS1--+5 days--> Interview --+15 days--> JS2

This year we're looking like:

First JS1 invites: ~10/16
First interviews: ~10/24
First JS2: ?

-or-

JS1--+8 days--> Interview

So in conclusion, I had a boring Sunday afternoon and read some of last year's thread but I still think JS2s won't come until week of Thanksgiving.


First interview was actually 10/22
There were couple people got interviewed on that day.


And the first JS1 was on 10/15 so it is a 7 day gap. But you did put ~ which i am guessing you meant to indicate an approximation.

I just assumed people would correct me where it was needed.

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

Postby CitrusFruit » Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:33 pm

wtrc wrote:I've got everything ready to go for HLS, just waiting on 2 LoR's. One of the Profs, who is currently abroad and a bit harder to reach and is older, said he has submitted by email, but I suspect he didn't do it correctly (does it usually take a few days for LSAC to acknowledge when something was submitted by email?); and another from my boss will be in this week.

One already in.

Assuming both will be in within a week or two, would there be any advantage in submitting now and just assigning the LoR's that aren't in yet to HLS? Would they see it/ would it go complete sooner once the LoR's actually get in, or would it make no difference and I should hold off until the LoR's are received by LSAC?


I would submit as soon as I had the minimum number of recs, then encourage my professor who was holding out to hurry up.

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

Postby crazyrobin » Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:37 pm

^ there are no exact intervals between completed and js1. I think there were couple batches already, and more will come with Oct test score disclosed.

Best of luck!

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

Postby armysgt » Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:10 am

The admissions officer who visited my school said decisions will begin coming out around Thanksgiving, so I assume release dates are similar to last year.

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

Postby Pancakes12 » Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:44 pm

JS1

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

Postby Sourrudedude » Mon Nov 04, 2013 1:36 pm

Pancakes12 wrote:JS1

Congrats

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

Postby t-14orbust » Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:02 pm

Pancakes12 wrote:JS1


When did you go complete?

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

Postby twenty » Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:20 pm

He applied mid October for what it's worth.

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

Postby 04102014 » Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:25 pm

i wish i knew whether my application is currently being debated or resting calmly in the reject pile.

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

Postby applelover » Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:28 pm

ohpobrecito wrote:i wish i knew whether my application is currently being debated or resting calmly in the reject pile.


+1
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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby t-14orbust » Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:29 pm

twentypercentmore wrote:He applied mid October for what it's worth.


Above both 75ths too, apparently. Now I don't feel so bad about not having my JS1 invite yet.

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

Postby BoxerReb6 » Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:36 pm

Should I update my resume with my new job before my JS1 or not? New job isn't hugely impressive, I mainly took it because it allowed me to go back home and deal with some personal things before law school.

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

Postby wtrc » Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:53 pm

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

Postby Humbert Humbert » Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:56 pm

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