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 nothingtosee » Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:30 pm

Frozen98 wrote:it also suggests you're not as prideful about your UG (in a similar way).

I went to a UG that some would say "oh wow cool" and others would say "huh never heard of it."

The kind of people I know who went to, e.g., HYP-type UGs and then later get a similarly good grad program have been around the block and know better than to go the "New England. Mass. near Boston, but outside of Boston. CB actually. oh I'll just tell you" route.

the very fact that it's from 30 rock suggests it's comical enough to get satirized.

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



Meh. I know "I went to school in Connecticut (Yale) and I went to school in jersey (Princeton). Ppl. Annoying AF IMO.

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

Postby selden » Sun Feb 09, 2014 4:57 pm

TheMostDangerousLG wrote:
selden wrote:
Just outside Boston. No, not Tufts.


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


I really hope you did.

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

Postby blackbirdfly » Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:04 pm

My JS1 is this week. I'm finally reading through the interview thread.

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

Postby SplitMyPants » Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:09 pm

blackbirdfly wrote:My JS1 is this week. I'm finally reading through the interview thread.


Good luck :)

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

Postby drawstring » Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:36 pm

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

Postby Tela1283 » Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:45 pm

what's the most recent JS1 with a rejection?

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

Postby nothingtosee » Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:51 pm

Tela1283 wrote:what's the most recent JS1 with a rejection?


Well this thread got depressing.

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

Postby rseaney » Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:03 pm

midwest17 wrote:
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.



i could be mistaken but my understanding is that there are 850 ppl admitted by the time the waitlist comes out - so 850 admits who have all never been WLed. then, as people head to new haven, palo alto, and $CCN$ they begin to accept some people off the WL. So ultimately, I thinkk there are over 850 people accepted.

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

Postby drawstring » Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:05 pm

I think it's 850 total offers, so including those given to people on the waitlist.

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

Postby TripTrip » Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:08 pm

drawstring wrote:I think it's 850 total offers, so including those given to people on the waitlist.

This is correct. About 300 admits from the 850 will go elsewhere.

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

Postby rseaney » Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:08 pm

drawstring wrote:I think it's 850 total offers, so including those given to people on the waitlist.



again just speculating, but it seems like in any given year there's variability in how many people elect to go to H rather than YSCCN/PhD what have you. So they couldn't have total admissions set at 850 without the size of the entering class fluctuating year by year.

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

Postby midwest17 » Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:09 pm

rseaney wrote:
drawstring wrote:I think it's 850 total offers, so including those given to people on the waitlist.



again just speculating, but it seems like in any given year there's variability in how many people elect to go to H rather than YSCCN/PhD what have you. So they couldn't have total admissions set at 850 without the size of the entering class fluctuating year by year.


Has there been a suggestion that total admissions are "set" at 850? I'm pretty sure we're just using that as an approximate value based on previous years.

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

Postby TripTrip » Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:10 pm

rseaney wrote:again just speculating, but it seems like in any given year there's variability in how many people elect to go to H rather than YSCCN/PhD what have you. So they couldn't have total admissions set at 850 without the size of the entering class fluctuating year by year.

It fluctuates around 850.

Sauce again

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

Postby rseaney » Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:13 pm

TripTrip wrote:
rseaney wrote:again just speculating, but it seems like in any given year there's variability in how many people elect to go to H rather than YSCCN/PhD what have you. So they couldn't have total admissions set at 850 without the size of the entering class fluctuating year by year.

It fluctuates around 850.

Sauce again



ah quite right sir, speculation retracted. Thanks for the sauce.

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

Postby TripTrip » Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:25 pm

rseaney wrote:
TripTrip wrote:
rseaney wrote:again just speculating, but it seems like in any given year there's variability in how many people elect to go to H rather than YSCCN/PhD what have you. So they couldn't have total admissions set at 850 without the size of the entering class fluctuating year by year.

It fluctuates around 850.

Sauce again



ah quite right sir, speculation retracted. Thanks for the sauce.

Anytime. Also, I found another good sauce.

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

Postby rseaney » Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:39 pm

TripTrip wrote:
rseaney wrote:
TripTrip wrote:
rseaney wrote:again just speculating, but it seems like in any given year there's variability in how many people elect to go to H rather than YSCCN/PhD what have you. So they couldn't have total admissions set at 850 without the size of the entering class fluctuating year by year.

It fluctuates around 850.

Sauce again



ah quite right sir, speculation retracted. Thanks for the sauce.

Anytime. Also, I found another good sauce.



+1
also, for anyone perusing this dreary doldrum of a thread, this is amazing:

http://thoughtcatalog.com/hudson-hongo/ ... -was-real/

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

Postby Quest4Knowledge » Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:34 pm

The # of people wait-listed at HLS isn't available anywhere, correct?

Seeing that admits are pretty consistently around 850 a year, I wonder if the # of applicants who get wait listed is also consistent year-to-year, or if it's more random depending on the applicant pool.

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

Postby Gary » Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:08 pm

I'm also a December JS1 and I'm pretty sure I'm gonna get a WL.... Sigh I would much rather just know so I can finalize housing and just have things settled :?

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

Postby Kobaine51 » Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:46 pm

Real talk I'm pretty stressed out waiting for a JS2.

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

Postby The-Specs » Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:01 am

rseaney wrote:+1
also, for anyone perusing this dreary doldrum of a thread, this is amazing:

http://thoughtcatalog.com/hudson-hongo/ ... -was-real/


This. Is. Unbelievable.

Thank you so much for posting. :)

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

Postby drawstring » Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:34 am

So, this week...........

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

Postby FuriousDuck » Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:37 am

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

Postby nothingtosee » Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:05 am

Two JS2 days have come and gone since my JS1. Is it fair to say the ship has sailed?

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

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:51 am

nothingtosee wrote:Two JS2 days have come and gone since my JS1. Is it fair to say the ship has sailed?


Disclaimer: I may just be saying this because at least two JS2 days have come and gone since my JS1.

A) Plenty of people have received JS2s not on the first JS2-date following their JS1.

B) While many "lock" type candidates have been accepted, not that many "borderline" candidates have been accepted, and we know they need to accept people below medians.

C) It's only February 10, so even if they've been sitting on your application a while, it doesn't mean there isn't time for them to accept you as they see how the rest of the class shapes up (remember, they are accepting February LSATs.)

D) If you haven't been rejected yet, you are still in the game (though, for the purposes of your own sanity, it might be worthwhile to start lowering expectations a bit.)

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

Postby ShrimpToastMasters » Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:54 am

nothingtosee wrote:Two JS2 days have come and gone since my JS1. Is it fair to say the ship has sailed?


Noap - because if you say that, it means that a lot of our ships are already halfway around the world at this point, and we don't even realize it yet :/




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