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
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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 malleus discentium » Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:43 pm

Johnny-come-lately check-in! Hopefully I'll wrap up my PS this weekend and send out apps Tuesday. Fingers crossed.

I have a question. For the writing portion of the application, it says "any written work you’ve produced ... under the supervision of an academic advisor or professional editor." What sorts of things did you guys put for this? Short of writing a thesis, which I did not do, I'm not sure what kind of writing qualifies as under the supervision of someone. I am reluctant to leave it blank but I don't want to misrepresent anything.

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

Postby t-14orbust » Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:45 pm

malleus discentium wrote:Johnny-come-lately check-in! Hopefully I'll wrap up my PS this weekend and send out apps Tuesday. Fingers crossed.

I have a question. For the writing portion of the application, it says "any written work you’ve produced ... under the supervision of an academic advisor or professional editor." What sorts of things did you guys put for this? Short of writing a thesis, which I did not do, I'm not sure what kind of writing qualifies as under the supervision of someone. I am reluctant to leave it blank but I don't want to misrepresent anything.


I left it blank. Got a JS1

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

Postby ejan1621 » Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:50 pm

malleus discentium wrote:Johnny-come-lately check-in! Hopefully I'll wrap up my PS this weekend and send out apps Tuesday. Fingers crossed.

I have a question. For the writing portion of the application, it says "any written work you’ve produced ... under the supervision of an academic advisor or professional editor." What sorts of things did you guys put for this? Short of writing a thesis, which I did not do, I'm not sure what kind of writing qualifies as under the supervision of someone. I am reluctant to leave it blank but I don't want to misrepresent anything.


I wrote about my thesis and a few articles I wrote for my job (they were year-long, major projects). I didn't include any minor publications, because I write a lot at the organization I work for. Got a JS1 too. Good luck!

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

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:01 pm

malleus discentium wrote:Johnny-come-lately check-in! Hopefully I'll wrap up my PS this weekend and send out apps Tuesday. Fingers crossed.

I have a question. For the writing portion of the application, it says "any written work you’ve produced ... under the supervision of an academic advisor or professional editor." What sorts of things did you guys put for this? Short of writing a thesis, which I did not do, I'm not sure what kind of writing qualifies as under the supervision of someone. I am reluctant to leave it blank but I don't want to misrepresent anything.


I put some research papers I wrote. Got a JS1, do not think it mattered.

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

Postby malleus discentium » Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:19 pm

CyanIdes Of March wrote:
malleus discentium wrote:Johnny-come-lately check-in! Hopefully I'll wrap up my PS this weekend and send out apps Tuesday. Fingers crossed.

I have a question. For the writing portion of the application, it says "any written work you’ve produced ... under the supervision of an academic advisor or professional editor." What sorts of things did you guys put for this? Short of writing a thesis, which I did not do, I'm not sure what kind of writing qualifies as under the supervision of someone. I am reluctant to leave it blank but I don't want to misrepresent anything.


I put some research papers I wrote. Got a JS1, do not think it mattered.


Were they research papers you just wrote on your own and turned in for a grade? Or was there a lot of feedback you got while writing it? I can put down a research paper or two I wrote, but I'm anxious that it might come up and they'll feel like I was disingenuous.

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

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:24 pm

malleus discentium wrote:
CyanIdes Of March wrote:
malleus discentium wrote:Johnny-come-lately check-in! Hopefully I'll wrap up my PS this weekend and send out apps Tuesday. Fingers crossed.

I have a question. For the writing portion of the application, it says "any written work you’ve produced ... under the supervision of an academic advisor or professional editor." What sorts of things did you guys put for this? Short of writing a thesis, which I did not do, I'm not sure what kind of writing qualifies as under the supervision of someone. I am reluctant to leave it blank but I don't want to misrepresent anything.


I put some research papers I wrote. Got a JS1, do not think it mattered.


Were they research papers you just wrote on your own and turned in for a grade? Or was there a lot of feedback you got while writing it? I can put down a research paper or two I wrote, but I'm anxious that it might come up and they'll feel like I was disingenuous.


They were papers that I personally did get a lot of feed back on, because I wanted to get an LOR from this person and I liked the topic, but I was likely going beyond what the paper required.

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

Postby mosessta » Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:25 pm

Hey everyone. I took the LSAT in October and I went complete a couple days ago. Just received a JS1.

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

Postby t-14orbust » Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:26 pm

mosessta wrote:Hey everyone. I took the LSAT in October and I went complete a couple days ago. Just received a JS1.


congrats bromangelo

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

Postby turtles » Fri Nov 08, 2013 7:34 pm

JS1 as well! :D

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

Postby t-14orbust » Fri Nov 08, 2013 7:35 pm

turtles wrote:JS1 as well! :D


congrats! 178, like a bawss

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

Postby luckystar84 » Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:00 pm

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

Postby Searchparty » Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:17 pm

CyanIdes Of March wrote:
malleus discentium wrote:
CyanIdes Of March wrote:
malleus discentium wrote:Johnny-come-lately check-in! Hopefully I'll wrap up my PS this weekend and send out apps Tuesday. Fingers crossed.

I have a question. For the writing portion of the application, it says "any written work you’ve produced ... under the supervision of an academic advisor or professional editor." What sorts of things did you guys put for this? Short of writing a thesis, which I did not do, I'm not sure what kind of writing qualifies as under the supervision of someone. I am reluctant to leave it blank but I don't want to misrepresent anything.


I put some research papers I wrote. Got a JS1, do not think it mattered.


Were they research papers you just wrote on your own and turned in for a grade? Or was there a lot of feedback you got while writing it? I can put down a research paper or two I wrote, but I'm anxious that it might come up and they'll feel like I was disingenuous.


They were papers that I personally did get a lot of feed back on, because I wanted to get an LOR from this person and I liked the topic, but I was likely going beyond what the paper required.


I feel like a good test for this is:

Did you do it for a class? Did everyone in your class have to write a paper like you did? If so -> No

But I agree... I don't think it matters. Especially from UG... remember, there are people with PhDs and other graduate degrees applying.

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

Postby malleus discentium » Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:07 pm

Searchparty wrote:
CyanIdes Of March wrote:
malleus discentium wrote:Johnny-come-lately check-in! Hopefully I'll wrap up my PS this weekend and send out apps Tuesday. Fingers crossed.

I have a question. For the writing portion of the application, it says "any written work you’ve produced ... under the supervision of an academic advisor or professional editor." What sorts of things did you guys put for this? Short of writing a thesis, which I did not do, I'm not sure what kind of writing qualifies as under the supervision of someone. I am reluctant to leave it blank but I don't want to misrepresent anything.


I put some research papers I wrote. Got a JS1, do not think it mattered.

I feel like a good test for this is:

Did you do it for a class? Did everyone in your class have to write a paper like you did? If so -> No

But I agree... I don't think it matters. Especially from UG... remember, there are people with PhDs and other graduate degrees applying.

Is it bad that the first thing I thought when I read this was "Okay, leaving it blank if you don't have anything sounds like the credited response"? The LSAT infected my life.
Anyway it sounds like not putting something that I don't have should be fine. Thanks for the advice. I will probably be asking for more the next two days :D

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

Postby iamgeorgebush » Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:15 pm

Uhg, want my JS1...

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

Postby luckystar84 » Sat Nov 09, 2013 3:19 am

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

Postby binary_theatrics » Sat Nov 09, 2013 1:28 pm

luckystar84 wrote:can I take my time scheduling my js1, since I got it after 5PM EST on a friday? That is, they won't be back until Monday, so I'd like to see how my schedule pans out before I put myself down. Unless these links expire if not acted upon soon?


The links don't expire, so you'll be fine waiting if you'd like to. I only picked my slot immediately so that my ideal day/time wouldn't get taken by someone else.

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

Postby Jessasaurus » Sat Nov 09, 2013 3:23 pm

midwest17 wrote:For those who care about such things: remember that posting too many details about your JS1 (i.e. what time it's scheduled for) could potentially out you to admissions officers.


Can you explain what this means? like they will be searching these threads? and is that bad?

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

Postby jfh15 » Sat Nov 09, 2013 4:19 pm

Are the interviews only during the week or are conducting them also during the weekend? Can someone with a js1 look at the online schedule? Thanks!

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

Postby flyingboy » Sat Nov 09, 2013 4:47 pm

jfh15 wrote:Are the interviews only during the week or are conducting them also during the weekend? Can someone with a js1 look at the online schedule? Thanks!


The interviews are only Tuesday through Friday.

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

Postby binary_theatrics » Sat Nov 09, 2013 4:49 pm

Jessasaurus wrote:
midwest17 wrote:For those who care about such things: remember that posting too many details about your JS1 (i.e. what time it's scheduled for) could potentially out you to admissions officers.


Can you explain what this means? like they will be searching these threads? and is that bad?


I would also love to hear people's thoughts on this. I haven't posted too much specific information, but my screen name could easily give me away based on my personal statement.

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

Postby malleus discentium » Sat Nov 09, 2013 6:48 pm

This is probably an overneurotic question, but I'm having space issues on my PS and I don't want to screw it up. What did the formatting of your PS look like? Was your "Name/LSAC/Personal statement" in the page's header or did you have in on three separate lines at the top left/right? And did you guys have a blank line between each non-indented paragraph? A space is the norm in a professional letter, and it looks nicer, but it's almost a whole paragraph of space. Agh.

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

Postby lastsamurai » Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:02 pm

OMG the neuroticism ITT is crazy! Last year's thread seemed pretty chill and fun...let's all relax!

Regarding the personal statement, I put my info in the header of the document. For the question about delaying scheduling, why not just go ahead and schedule it? Maybe I'm missing something. And for the question about watching what you say in these forums, it's probably a good idea
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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby the_pakalypse » Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:08 pm

I need to get this app finished ASAP.

I thought I would be okay with applying a bit late but seeing everyone getting their JS1's is making me super excited and nervous.

Damn.

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

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:20 pm

the_pakalypse wrote:I need to get this app finished ASAP.

I thought I would be okay with applying a bit late but seeing everyone getting their JS1's is making me super excited and nervous.

Damn.


Shut up. You could turn your application in next April and still be fine.

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

Postby the_pakalypse » Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:36 pm

TheMostDangerousLG wrote:
the_pakalypse wrote:I need to get this app finished ASAP.

I thought I would be okay with applying a bit late but seeing everyone getting their JS1's is making me super excited and nervous.

Damn.


Shut up. You could turn your application in next April and still be fine.



Haha -- it's just so exciting seeing everyone on their way. Congrats on the JS1 BTW! :D




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