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 lawschool2014hopeful » Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:36 pm

I think if you are below 1 median, especially the LSAT median, without significant work experiences, we are probably stuck in silence until end of March/the processing of the Feb scores.

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

Postby IrishJew » Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:37 pm

Constantine wrote:I went complete 10/15 and still haven't heard a word. 3.8x and 172. Anyone else in a similar position?


Not quite as bad as you but there are several of us who had JS1s a long time ago and are still waiting. Since there have been several waves of acceptances and waves of rejections, I figure this means they're still thinking about us. We're in the ballpark but they aren't sure about putting us in the batting order yet.

There definitely have been people who had long delays before getting JS1s, though. If they haven't rejected you, I wouldn't give up hope :)

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

Postby jdapplicant » Mon Feb 17, 2014 2:10 pm

Constantine wrote:I went complete 10/15 and still haven't heard a word. 3.8x and 172. Anyone else in a similar position?


+1 although your GPA might be a bit higher than mine.

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

Postby MrMileyCyrus » Mon Feb 17, 2014 2:11 pm

lawschool2014hopeful wrote:I think if you are below 1 median, especially the LSAT median, without significant work experiences, we are probably stuck in silence until end of March/the processing of the Feb scores.


This is what I'm thinking.

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

Postby hwannabe1234 » Mon Feb 17, 2014 2:40 pm

is harvard office closed because of holiday today?

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

Postby ShrimpToastMasters » Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:45 pm

MrMileyCyrus wrote:
lawschool2014hopeful wrote:I think if you are below 1 median, especially the LSAT median, without significant work experiences, we are probably stuck in silence until end of March/the processing of the Feb scores.


This is what I'm thinking.


I like the theory - except that it doesn't explain my tortuous wait :( At least no ding yet?!

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

Postby hwannabe1234 » Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:50 pm

No movement today?
Silence is torturing me

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

Postby lawschool22 » Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:36 pm

I'm expecting a slower second half of February, with activity picking up in early March again. If you're still in the hunt (like me) I would recommend just sitting tight for a little bit. :)

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

Postby SplitMyPants » Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:27 pm

lawschool22 wrote:I'm expecting a slower second half of February, with activity picking up in early March again. If you're still in the hunt (like me) I would recommend just sitting tight for a little bit. :)


So you're saying I might be able to stop hovering over this thread and actually get some work done? :?

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

Postby lawschool22 » Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:29 pm

SplitMyPants wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:I'm expecting a slower second half of February, with activity picking up in early March again. If you're still in the hunt (like me) I would recommend just sitting tight for a little bit. :)


So you're saying I might be able to stop hovering over this thread and actually get some work done? :?


Well I'll say this, I definitely got more work done today than I have in the past several weeks. Way less time was spent on TLS for me today. I really don't expect much. There may be a trickle of activity, but I think we've seen the last of the "waves" until March.

Grain of salt as always.

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

Postby quijotesca1011 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:09 am

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

Postby chneyo » Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:59 am

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

Postby hwannabe1234 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:02 am

chneyo wrote:
quijotesca1011 wrote:This thread is missing its former optimism...

"¿Tomorrow?"

But each day it does get a little easier to not check incessantly


"¿Today?"

Perhaps a flurry of JS2s will accompany today's snowfall.



Please... God!

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

Postby teampeeta » Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:04 am

What's the general time frame between completion and JS1s? I know some people have gone a crazy long time (2+ months). Has anyone heard within a week or two?

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

Postby lawschool22 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:07 am

teampeeta wrote:What's the general time frame between completion and JS1s? I know some people have gone a crazy long time (2+ months). Has anyone heard within a week or two?


I think the spreadsheet on page one will have what you're looking for.

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

Postby rseaney » Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:29 pm

teampeeta wrote:What's the general time frame between completion and JS1s? I know some people have gone a crazy long time (2+ months). Has anyone heard within a week or two?



There's been huge variation. I heard after three days, some people not for two months. Some of those two-month people received JS2s a week or two later; I've been waiting for nearly three months.

There's really no guessing. Best luck doee

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

Postby LawSchoolOrNah » Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:36 pm

Took a month for me to go complete, but got my JS1 request the very next day.

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

Postby Leo » Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:57 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
teampeeta wrote:What's the general time frame between completion and JS1s? I know some people have gone a crazy long time (2+ months). Has anyone heard within a week or two?


I think the spreadsheet on page one will have what you're looking for.

I added a histogram to the spreadsheet (hope that's okay LS22) illustrating the time between complete and JS1 request. Would simply post the histogram here but have not figured out how to insert pictures. About 95% of the JS1 requests (in this data set) arrive within 39 days. About 80% arrive within 25 days.

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

Postby hwannabe1234 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:02 pm

Leo wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
teampeeta wrote:What's the general time frame between completion and JS1s? I know some people have gone a crazy long time (2+ months). Has anyone heard within a week or two?


I think the spreadsheet on page one will have what you're looking for.

I added a histogram to the spreadsheet (hope that's okay LS22) illustrating the time between complete and JS1 request. Would simply post the histogram here but have not figured out how to insert pictures. About 95% of the JS1 requests (in this data set) arrive within 39 days. About 80% arrive within 25 days.


Awesome job, can you do that for the time between js1 and js 2 as well???

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

Postby lawschool2014hopeful » Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:03 pm

I think is meaningless to compare raw average of complete to JS1 and JS1 to JS2.

You need to break it down by median

Below LSAT median wait average:
Below GPA median wait average:
Below both:
Above:

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

Postby koalacity » Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:08 pm

lawschool2014hopeful wrote:I think is meaningless to compare raw average of complete to JS1 and JS1 to JS2.

You need to break it down by median

Below LSAT median wait average:
Below GPA median wait average:
Below both:
Above:

Are you volunteering to do this?

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

Postby Leo » Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:16 pm

lawschool2014hopeful wrote:I think is meaningless to compare raw average of complete to JS1 and JS1 to JS2.

You need to break it down by median

Below LSAT median wait average:
Below GPA median wait average:
Below both:
Above:

Average days between complete and JS1 request for applicants with:
    At/Above median LSAT = 9.5
    Below median LSAT = 9.3
    At/Above median GPA = 8.1
    Below median GPA = 10.3

As you can see, the differences are not significant.

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

Postby hwannabe1234 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:19 pm

Leo wrote:
lawschool2014hopeful wrote:I think is meaningless to compare raw average of complete to JS1 and JS1 to JS2.

You need to break it down by median

Below LSAT median wait average:
Below GPA median wait average:
Below both:
Above:

Average days between complete and JS1 request for applicants with:
    At/Above median LSAT = 9.5
    Below median LSAT = 9.3
    At/Above median GPA = 8.1
    Below median GPA = 10.3

As you can see, the differences are not significant.


can you do that for js1 and js2 too?

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

Postby HorseThief » Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:22 pm

Sometimes the nerdiness in this thread is staggering.



And I love every second of it :D

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

Postby lawschool22 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:24 pm

Leo wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
teampeeta wrote:What's the general time frame between completion and JS1s? I know some people have gone a crazy long time (2+ months). Has anyone heard within a week or two?


I think the spreadsheet on page one will have what you're looking for.

I added a histogram to the spreadsheet (hope that's okay LS22) illustrating the time between complete and JS1 request. Would simply post the histogram here but have not figured out how to insert pictures. About 95% of the JS1 requests (in this data set) arrive within 39 days. About 80% arrive within 25 days.


Yep that's fine - nice work. I hid your data tab so people don't screw with it.

Edit: NVM - I see you're still working in it. I would just recommend locking it and hiding it when you're finished.




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