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 Quest4Knowledge » Sat Feb 08, 2014 4:09 pm

drawstring wrote:
phillywc wrote:Big Congrats to Koala and the other admits...


Kinda shocked that I wasn't in the ding wave.


They probably like something about you enough to keep you! A decent number of admits first get their JS1 on the waitlist, so there's hope.


Interesting, are you saying that someone could be put on the waitlist, and while on the waitlist they receive a JS1? Or am I interpreting this wrong...

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

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Sat Feb 08, 2014 4:14 pm

Quest4Knowledge wrote:
drawstring wrote:
phillywc wrote:Big Congrats to Koala and the other admits...


Kinda shocked that I wasn't in the ding wave.


They probably like something about you enough to keep you! A decent number of admits first get their JS1 on the waitlist, so there's hope.


Interesting, are you saying that someone could be put on the waitlist, and while on the waitlist they receive a JS1? Or am I interpreting this wrong...


That's correct--people are interviewed off the waitlist.

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

Postby nabadgelyo » Sat Feb 08, 2014 4:51 pm

Okay so if Harvard's policy this year is "no holds," do we know whether that means:
1. They are still holding applicants, but just not using the term "hold" to avoid annoying questions/confusion

or

2. They are not holding applicants at all.

If I understand correctly, wouldn't the former benefit early applicants who have not been accepted? Or do I misunderstand the concept of a "hold" entirely? Or has this question already been answered?

sigh.

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

Postby drawstring » Sat Feb 08, 2014 5:08 pm

I'd say it's one given that JS said in a recent blog post that if you applied early and haven't heard back it's because they need to consider your application in the context of the entire applicant pool. That is essentially what a hold is in practice.

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

Postby nabadgelyo » Sat Feb 08, 2014 5:10 pm

drawstring wrote:I'd say it's one given that JS said in a recent blog post that if you applied early and haven't heard back it's because they need to consider your application in the context of the entire applicant pool. That is essentially what a hold is in practice.



Thanks drawstring! That makes sense.

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

Postby residentemma » Sat Feb 08, 2014 5:10 pm

nabadgelyo wrote:Okay so if Harvard's policy this year is "no holds," do we know whether that means:
1. They are still holding applicants, but just not using the term "hold" to avoid annoying questions/confusion

or

2. They are not holding applicants at all.

If I understand correctly, wouldn't the former benefit early applicants who have not been accepted? Or do I misunderstand the concept of a "hold" entirely? Or has this question already been answered?

sigh.


The way I understand it, there used to be an actual "hold" status, ie: you would be notified that your application was being held for further review at a later date. This year, they're not notifying applicants that they are being held, but they are probably doing the same thing and holding certain batches of people until they are able to review them alongside later applicants.

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

Postby 2014entering2014 » Sat Feb 08, 2014 5:50 pm

What does it mean if I applied the day that the app came out but I haven't heard anything (waitlist, rejection, JS1, nothin at all) since September?

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

Postby drawstring » Sat Feb 08, 2014 5:52 pm

It probably means they like you enough to keep you through two rounds of dings and are probably trying to get a sense of where you stand compared to the larger applicant pool before either rejecting you or offering a JS1.

You may be headed towards a waitlist, though there will also be more dings before those come out.

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

Postby Kimikho » Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:01 pm

So we know there are 1200 JS1s and about 850 acceptances. How many of the 350 who aren't accepted from that are waitlisted?

If anyone knows, obviously.

Or are most of the waitlists non-JS1s.

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

Postby 2014entering2014 » Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:14 pm

drawstring wrote:It probably means they like you enough to keep you through two rounds of dings and are probably trying to get a sense of where you stand compared to the larger applicant pool before either rejecting you or offering a JS1.

You may be headed towards a waitlist, though there will also be more dings before those come out.


^I can deal with this. I've heard their waitlist isn't terrible! thanks :)

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

Postby 2014entering2014 » Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:16 pm

drawstring wrote:It probably means they like you enough to keep you through two rounds of dings and are probably trying to get a sense of where you stand compared to the larger applicant pool before either rejecting you or offering a JS1.

You may be headed towards a waitlist, though there will also be more dings before those come out.


would you suggest a LOCI?

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

Postby drawstring » Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:44 pm

I'd let them know if I got an impressive new job, if I won an award, if my grades went up, or anything similar that reflected positively on my application.

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

Postby drawstring » Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:50 pm

scoobers wrote:So we know there are 1200 JS1s and about 850 acceptances. How many of the 350 who aren't accepted from that are waitlisted?

If anyone knows, obviously.

Or are most of the waitlists non-JS1s.


Would also love to know this.

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

Postby milkandcheerios » Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:51 pm

how many JS2 have there been so far out of the expected ~1200? It seems like the Harvard class of 2017 FB page has actually gotten smaller since I last checked (unless my memory is way off). Are people already withdrawing?

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

Postby malleus discentium » Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:45 pm

TheMostDangerousLG wrote:
malleus discentium wrote:I got in yesterday :D
JennaDoge.jpg
Submitted: 12/09
Complete: 12/18
JS1: 1/13
Interview: 1/28
Call: Around 5:30 EST

:D :D :D :D

Congratulations to all my fellow admits, condolences to the unfortunate dinged and good luck to the rest!


Congrats!!

So glad I can count on at least one other hardcore 30 Rock fan to be in Cambridge. :)

Indeed! We can tell people how we went to school in Boston. Well, not in Boston...

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

Postby Nooblarzlarz » Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:34 pm

milkandcheerios wrote:how many JS2 have there been so far out of the expected ~1200? It seems like the Harvard class of 2017 FB page has actually gotten smaller since I last checked (unless my memory is way off). Are people already withdrawing?

1200 JS1s and 850 JS2s. The HLS 2017 Facebook page has grown by about 50 people in the last 3 weeks or so.

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

Postby drawstring » Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:35 pm

How many people are there now (it pains me to check)?

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

Postby Quest4Knowledge » Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:47 pm

drawstring wrote:How many people are there now (it pains me to check)?


319 (but that includes admin/current students, etc).

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

Postby drawstring » Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:48 pm

Thanks...I think last year's group had like 650 people?

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

Postby selden » Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:58 pm

malleus discentium wrote:
TheMostDangerousLG wrote:
malleus discentium wrote:I got in yesterday :D
JennaDoge.jpg
Submitted: 12/09
Complete: 12/18
JS1: 1/13
Interview: 1/28
Call: Around 5:30 EST

:D :D :D :D

Congratulations to all my fellow admits, condolences to the unfortunate dinged and good luck to the rest!


Congrats!!

So glad I can count on at least one other hardcore 30 Rock fan to be in Cambridge. :)

Indeed! We can tell people how we went to school in Boston. Well, not in Boston...


Just outside Boston. No, not Tufts.

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

Postby midwest17 » Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:42 am

scoobers wrote:So we know there are 1200 JS1s and about 850 acceptances. How many of the 350 who aren't accepted from that are waitlisted?

If anyone knows, obviously.

Or are most of the waitlists non-JS1s.


Well the 850 includes JS1->WL->Accept. Not sure how many of 350 are JS1->WL->silence as opposed to JS1->reject.

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

Postby wtrc » Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:52 am

Just caught up on this thread, oops :shock: :shock: :shock: -- really sorry to hear about the rejections, and huge congrats to all the acceptances!!

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

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:28 pm

selden wrote:
malleus discentium wrote:
TheMostDangerousLG wrote:
malleus discentium wrote:I got in yesterday :D
JennaDoge.jpg
Submitted: 12/09
Complete: 12/18
JS1: 1/13
Interview: 1/28
Call: Around 5:30 EST

:D :D :D :D

Congratulations to all my fellow admits, condolences to the unfortunate dinged and good luck to the rest!


Congrats!!

So glad I can count on at least one other hardcore 30 Rock fan to be in Cambridge. :)

Indeed! We can tell people how we went to school in Boston. Well, not in Boston...


Just outside Boston. No, not Tufts.


This may or may not be how I actually announced my JS2 on FB. I'll never tell.

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

Postby TripTrip » Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:48 pm

Harvard is one of those things people like you to be a little bit prideful about rather than patronizing them by hiding the ball.

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

Postby Frozen98 » Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:26 pm

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