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 lawschool22 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:19 pm

drawstring wrote:LS, do you have any idea if that will translate to more held (in practice) applicants being accepted. My worry is that they'll just fill up with people who applied recently....


I guess it depends how many additional applicants they get from people who normally wouldn't have been able to apply (aka February takers who wouldn't have taken an earlier test) but I doubt that would be very many people. I think what it translates into is that they are just going to be a little more decisive about decisions in both directions. So maybe a few more acceptances last year, which means they won't need to pull as many from the WL (and hence don't need as big a WL).

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

Postby Jessasaurus » Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:36 pm

I hope they don't get many more applicants as a result of the deadline extension....

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

Postby lawschool22 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:39 pm

Jessasaurus wrote:I hope they don't get many more applicants as a result of the deadline extension....


I really can't imagine it will be many. The far more likely scenario imho is that there are some December takers who waited to submit until they took the February test. But those people probably would have applied anyway most likely. Or the people who had December cancelled took Feb and applied, but they too would have applied before the deadline normally. I don't think HLS would get many people who wouldn't have normally applied before the standard deadline.

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

Postby drawstring » Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:39 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
drawstring wrote:LS, do you have any idea if that will translate to more held (in practice) applicants being accepted. My worry is that they'll just fill up with people who applied recently....


I guess it depends how many additional applicants they get from people who normally wouldn't have been able to apply (aka February takers who wouldn't have taken an earlier test) but I doubt that would be very many people. I think what it translates into is that they are just going to be a little more decisive about decisions in both directions. So maybe a few more acceptances last year, which means they won't need to pull as many from the WL (and hence don't need as big a WL).


Thanks. Always appreciate your thoughts.

Jessasaurus wrote:I hope they don't get many more applicants as a result of the deadline extension....


x1000 J

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

Postby Quest4Knowledge » Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:43 pm

Jessasaurus wrote:I hope they don't get many more applicants as a result of the deadline extension....

Same here.

My guess is that there won't be more applicants, but the late applicants that are submitted will be spread out across the month, rather than clumped at the end of January.

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

Postby sup_stan » Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:48 pm

drawstring wrote:LS, do you have any idea if that will translate to more held (in practice) applicants being accepted. My worry is that they'll just fill up with people who applied recently....


If they intend to do that then in theory they can just WL all of us JS1.5 right now. As a pessimist, I say our fate will depend on how we compare to the post-Feb JS1 in terms of "what we can add to the class". I think HLS will be safe in maintaining its numbers and might be more concerned about diversity.

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

Postby randomperson46 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:10 pm

I've went complete in November and haven't heard anything since. My LSAT score could be improved (<median) so I've signed up for the June LSAT. In previous cycles it seems there was activity on the wait list well into the summer, which would provide a window for a June score update before a final decision is made. Is there any tactful way of informing the admissions office that I'm retaking, or can I only hope that I'm on the wait list when I get my score (or better yet I get in without a score update :D )?

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

Postby Black_Swan » Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:00 am

sup_stan wrote:if you flipped through last year's Harvard thread, after the Feb 20th (Wed) JS2 wave, a hold/rejection wave happened two days later (Friday), which would be today in this cycle. I am gonna hide under my bed for the rest of today.


And when is the next JS2 wave? Also does JS herself make all of the JS2 calls?

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

Postby sup_stan » Sat Feb 22, 2014 1:08 am

Black_Swan wrote:
sup_stan wrote:if you flipped through last year's Harvard thread, after the Feb 20th (Wed) JS2 wave, a hold/rejection wave happened two days later (Friday), which would be today in this cycle. I am gonna hide under my bed for the rest of today.


And when is the next JS2 wave? Also does JS herself make all of the JS2 calls?


There were some JS2s on 3/1/2013 last cycle. and the 3/1 batch mostly consists of JS1s within a month. Not sure when the look-back wave would be.

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

Postby The-Specs » Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:58 am

Black_Swan wrote:Also does JS herself make all of the JS2 calls?


Yes.

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

Postby drawstring » Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:17 am

Not sure when the look-back wave would be.


Last year there were some look backs scattered in the March and April waves, but it didn't seem like there was any wave that was particularly heavy on the long waiters until a bunch of them got in off the waitlist in May (though note LS's point above in terms of how that may be different this year).

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

Postby Fianna13 » Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:59 am

Does anyone know how early prior to the interview do they add your skype account?

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

Postby schnaupal » Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:40 am

Fianna13 wrote:Does anyone know how early prior to the interview do they add your skype account?


I was added the night before my interview.

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

Postby HorseThief » Sat Feb 22, 2014 10:55 am

Fianna13 wrote:Does anyone know how early prior to the interview do they add your skype account?


I was added 15min before, but that was last year, so they might be better about it now.

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

Postby Fianna13 » Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:02 pm

thanks guys. I was freaking out because mine is coming up in a few days and no one added me. Guess I'm just being neurotic

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

Postby malleus discentium » Sat Feb 22, 2014 1:56 pm

Fianna13 wrote:Does anyone know how early prior to the interview do they add your skype account?

I was added a full 24 hours before my interview. I haven't heard of anyone else being added that early and most people I think are added very close to it. So no need to worry until you're like 10 minutes after your scheduled time.

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

Postby bhs12 » Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:08 pm

Fianna13 wrote:Does anyone know how early prior to the interview do they add your skype account?


Out of curiosity, when did you go complete? Thanks :)

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

Postby Fianna13 » Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:20 pm

bhs12 wrote:
Fianna13 wrote:Does anyone know how early prior to the interview do they add your skype account?


Out of curiosity, when did you go complete? Thanks :)


The 10th of this month

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

Postby bhs12 » Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:22 pm

Fianna13 wrote:
bhs12 wrote:
Fianna13 wrote:Does anyone know how early prior to the interview do they add your skype account?


Out of curiosity, when did you go complete? Thanks :)


The 10th of this month


Thanks; and when did you receive the invite?

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

Postby Fianna13 » Sat Feb 22, 2014 3:35 pm

bhs12 wrote:
Fianna13 wrote:
bhs12 wrote:
Fianna13 wrote:Does anyone know how early prior to the interview do they add your skype account?


Out of curiosity, when did you go complete? Thanks :)


The 10th of this month


Thanks; and when did you receive the invite?


pmed

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

Postby lawschool22 » Sat Feb 22, 2014 4:55 pm

I just did some re-calculations with updated LSN data, and here are my current projections:

Total admitted: 617
Total rejected: 2,348
Remaining decisions: 2,520
Remaining acceptances: 233

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

Postby Arrow4Christ » Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:00 pm

lawschool22 wrote:I just did some re-calculations with updated LSN data, and here are my current projections:

Total admitted: 617
Total rejected: 2,348
Remaining decisions: 2,520
Remaining acceptances: 233


:shock: :shock: :shock:

I don't like your projection...

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

Postby Fianna13 » Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:21 pm

lawschool22 wrote:I just did some re-calculations with updated LSN data, and here are my current projections:

Total admitted: 617
Total rejected: 2,348
Remaining decisions: 2,520
Remaining acceptances: 233


well, !@#!. This does not look good at all

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

Postby drawstring » Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:25 pm

Well, we are getting later in the cycle and going by those numbers there are still over 1/4 of acceptances to go.

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

Postby Nonconsecutive » Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:25 pm

lawschool22 wrote:I just did some re-calculations with updated LSN data, and here are my current projections:

Total admitted: 617
Total rejected: 2,348
Remaining decisions: 2,520
Remaining acceptances: 233


Interesting, what is the latest estimate on remaining JS1s? (My apologies if this was just mentioned recently, trying to catch up with the thread)




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