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 yomisterd » Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:53 pm

fivestarfolds wrote:
yomisterd wrote:
fivestarfolds wrote:
yomisterd wrote:I'm sure this has been asked, but what's TCR on thank you emails? Also, does anyone know the last name of the admissions officer named Amy? I was so nervous during the interview I totally forgot her last name.

LS22 is my source on this but it seems as though it's just not something you need to do for the HLS interview.


Thanks ben. I love your work.

Thanks Soren. Sickness Unto Death literally changed my life and I've got you to thank


aww stop it you.

:lol:

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

Postby kkdk » Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:28 pm

The-Specs wrote:
Gary wrote:
scoobers wrote:
I have a difficult time believing you aren't a troll.


Lol +1


+617


I see what you did there....

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

Postby The-Specs » Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:47 pm

kkdk wrote:
The-Specs wrote:
Gary wrote:
scoobers wrote:
I have a difficult time believing you aren't a troll.


Lol +1


+617


I see what you did there....


:)

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

Postby FluffMonster » Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:43 pm

LSBound2017 wrote:I'm really confused...I've been under review for 5 months with no JS1 invite and no updates whatsoever. I'm not getting in without a JS1, so I feel like I should've been rejected a long time ago. Is anyone else in a similar situation?


I haven't even left the "complete" stage....

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

Postby drawstring » Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:01 pm

Jules239 wrote:
LSBound2017 wrote:I'm really confused...I've been under review for 5 months with no JS1 invite and no updates whatsoever. I'm not getting in without a JS1, so I feel like I should've been rejected a long time ago. Is anyone else in a similar situation?


I haven't even left the "complete" stage....


It doesn't leave "complete" until you're accepted or rejected.

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

Postby drawstring » Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:43 pm

Today really was reject a 171 day.

http://harvard.lawschoolnumbers.com/applicants

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

Postby Pau.C. » Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:45 pm

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

Postby lawschool22 » Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:21 am

drawstring wrote:Today really was reject a 171 day.

http://harvard.lawschoolnumbers.com/applicants


So 4/4 of the rejections yesterday that we know of (three from LSN, one more here) were 171's, and 2/4 were above-median GPA. If we see more of this, it may suggest that the GPA median is not shaping up to be an issue for them. Idk why else they wouldn't at least wait list a 171/3.88+ (barring other issues w/ the app).

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

Postby Gary » Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:27 am

lawschool22 wrote:
drawstring wrote:Today really was reject a 171 day.

http://harvard.lawschoolnumbers.com/applicants


So 4/4 of the rejections yesterday that we know of (three from LSN, one more here) were 171's, and 2/4 were above-median GPA. If we see more of this, it may suggest that the GPA median is not shaping up to be an issue for them. Idk why else they wouldn't at least wait list a 171/3.88+ (barring other issues w/ the app).


As much as I would like this to be true, I feel like this isn't that supported. They reject many people with above median stats... and above 75ths.

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

Postby lawschool22 » Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:08 pm

Gary wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
drawstring wrote:Today really was reject a 171 day.

http://harvard.lawschoolnumbers.com/applicants


So 4/4 of the rejections yesterday that we know of (three from LSN, one more here) were 171's, and 2/4 were above-median GPA. If we see more of this, it may suggest that the GPA median is not shaping up to be an issue for them. Idk why else they wouldn't at least wait list a 171/3.88+ (barring other issues w/ the app).


As much as I would like this to be true, I feel like this isn't that supported. They reject many people with above median stats... and above 75ths.


Wishful thinking I know :).

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

Postby iamgeorgebush » Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:57 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
drawstring wrote:Today really was reject a 171 day.

http://harvard.lawschoolnumbers.com/applicants


So 4/4 of the rejections yesterday that we know of (three from LSN, one more here) were 171's, and 2/4 were above-median GPA. If we see more of this, it may suggest that the GPA median is not shaping up to be an issue for them. Idk why else they wouldn't at least wait list a 171/3.88+ (barring other issues w/ the app).

think you just answered that question for yourself.

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

Postby lawschool22 » Sat Mar 01, 2014 1:07 pm

Current LSN update through 2/28/14 per LSN

Acceptances - 105
Rejections - 75
Wait list - 0

Compared to last year at this point in the cycle (Through 3/1/13, since this was the equivalent of 2/28/14).

Acceptances - 98
Rejections - 42
Wait list - 5 (note, these may actually be "holds," as there was some confusion about this on LSN last year)

The acceptances seem pretty comparable. The interesting thing is the rejections. Either they are making more rejections sooner this year, or more people are reporting rejections on LSN this year. It may be a bit of both, but it's interesting to see that on LSN so far we have almost double the rejections at this point in the cycle as compared to last year.

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

Postby supersonicfast » Sat Mar 01, 2014 2:43 pm

Are people getting rejected during their 15 minute Skype interview?

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

Postby Quest4Knowledge » Sat Mar 01, 2014 2:46 pm

supersonicfast wrote:Are people getting rejected during their 15 minute Skype interview?

I highly, highly doubt people are rejected during the interview. The fact that they offered you an interview means they like something about your application, and for them to reject you on the spot during the interview would be pretty uncharacteristic.

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

Postby Quest4Knowledge » Sat Mar 01, 2014 2:49 pm

lawschool22 wrote:The acceptances seem pretty comparable. The interesting thing is the rejections. Either they are making more rejections sooner this year, or more people are reporting rejections on LSN this year. It may be a bit of both, but it's interesting to see that on LSN so far we have almost double the rejections at this point in the cycle as compared to last year.

Perhaps they have been rejecting some applicants who last year, would have typically been: complete->held->reject.

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

Postby milkandcheerios » Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:52 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
drawstring wrote:Today really was reject a 171 day.

http://harvard.lawschoolnumbers.com/applicants


So 4/4 of the rejections yesterday that we know of (three from LSN, one more here) were 171's, and 2/4 were above-median GPA. If we see more of this, it may suggest that the GPA median is not shaping up to be an issue for them. Idk why else they wouldn't at least wait list a 171/3.88+ (barring other issues w/ the app).



As someone with a lower GPA and a high LSAT, I so badly wish this was true, but my lack of even a JS1 seems to indicates otherwise (yes, I know this is anecdotal but just let me be melodramatic in my moment of grief :( )

I feel like this cycle hasn't been as "easy" as it has been made out to be. If anything, It's only been wildly unpredictable. I wonder if this is the the effect of the increase of 170+ scorers this year.

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

Postby fivestarfolds » Sat Mar 01, 2014 5:27 pm

milkandcheerios wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
drawstring wrote:Today really was reject a 171 day.

http://harvard.lawschoolnumbers.com/applicants


So 4/4 of the rejections yesterday that we know of (three from LSN, one more here) were 171's, and 2/4 were above-median GPA. If we see more of this, it may suggest that the GPA median is not shaping up to be an issue for them. Idk why else they wouldn't at least wait list a 171/3.88+ (barring other issues w/ the app).



As someone with a lower GPA and a high LSAT, I so badly wish this was true, but my lack of even a JS1 seems to indicates otherwise (yes, I know this is anecdotal but just let me be melodramatic in my moment of grief :( )

I feel like this cycle hasn't been as "easy" as it has been made out to be. If anything, It's only been wildly unpredictable. I wonder if this is the the effect of the increase of 170+ scorers this year.

Milk/Cheerios, don't you think it may be possible that you're just not a good fit for HLS? I mean, I think a JS1 is an honor for anybody. Why do you expect a JS1?

edit: because I can't read good.

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

Postby luckystar84 » Sat Mar 01, 2014 6:29 pm

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

Postby milkandcheerios » Sat Mar 01, 2014 6:38 pm

fivestarfolds wrote:Milk/Cheerios, don't you think it may be possible that you're just not a good fit for HLS? I mean, I think a JS1 is an honor for anybody. Why do you expect a JS1?

edit: because I can't read good.


hoping for JS1 != expecting a JS1

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

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:11 pm

Here's another 171 H rejection from yesterday:

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=213690&start=2925#p7514770

too lazy to click? 171/3.73

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

Postby fivestarfolds » Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:13 pm

luckystar84 wrote:well there was one day where we had several 3.8+ 174 rejections (toast et al). that would suggest that their 173 isn't a concern either.

besides, there's always a surplus of good GPAs, so I'm not sure why we'd need more evidence that their GPA median isn't a concern. Rather, it's more likely that neither GPA nor LSAT is a "OMG we need to meet this quota" concern and they're just proceeding normally.

also, Re: WLs: the high percentage of acceptances who were first waitlisted may just be a function of how many people they waitlist. Because of its large class size, a "normal" yield relative to its peers would mean a lot of seats to fill. But if they also WL fewer people proportionally than nonYS schools, then normal # of ppl who decline matriculation/normal, but low # of people they WL in the first place = high % (15%).

fivestarfolds wrote:Milk/Cheerios, don't you think it may be possible that you're just not a good fit for HLS? I mean, I think a JS1 is an honor for anybody. Why do you expect a JS1?

edit: because I can't read good.


JS2: a bigger honor. but when someone doesn't get one, they never think it's because they weren't a good fit. It's always some supply/demand explanation as if #s are determinative rather than just really important

fair - I guess that I feel so low on the numbers totem pole that I'm still surprised I was JS1'd and even more surprised that I haven't been dinged. Each day of HLS consideration makes me feel like my undergraduate and graduate work was actually worthwhile.

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

Postby Quest4Knowledge » Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:28 pm

barrelofmonkeys wrote:Here's another 171 H rejection from yesterday...171/3.73

I find it so bizarre that most, if not all of the rejections we saw from yesterday on LSN+TLS were 171s. It wouldn't be weird if we saw a small range, say a wave of 169-172 rejections - but all exactly 171? Probably just an issue of sample size, but it's a pretty big co-incidence nonetheless.

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

Postby rseaney » Sat Mar 01, 2014 8:17 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
middleangel420 wrote:Okay instead of wild speculations, has anyone gotten the JS2 call?! A watched phone never rings!!! arrrrggg!!! :? :? :? :cry: :cry: :cry: :?: :?: :?: :?: :!: :!: :!: :!:



You have a lot to learn about TLS... :)


Ok she is definitelyy a troll haha

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

Postby FluffMonster » Sat Mar 01, 2014 10:27 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
drawstring wrote:Today really was reject a 171 day.

http://harvard.lawschoolnumbers.com/applicants


So 4/4 of the rejections yesterday that we know of (three from LSN, one more here) were 171's, and 2/4 were above-median GPA. If we see more of this, it may suggest that the GPA median is not shaping up to be an issue for them. Idk why else they wouldn't at least wait list a 171/3.88+ (barring other issues w/ the app).


If this were true, then I think they would have just outright rejected me already.

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

Postby FluffMonster » Sat Mar 01, 2014 10:30 pm

milkandcheerios wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
drawstring wrote:Today really was reject a 171 day.

http://harvard.lawschoolnumbers.com/applicants


So 4/4 of the rejections yesterday that we know of (three from LSN, one more here) were 171's, and 2/4 were above-median GPA. If we see more of this, it may suggest that the GPA median is not shaping up to be an issue for them. Idk why else they wouldn't at least wait list a 171/3.88+ (barring other issues w/ the app).



As someone with a lower GPA and a high LSAT, I so badly wish this was true, but my lack of even a JS1 seems to indicates otherwise (yes, I know this is anecdotal but just let me be melodramatic in my moment of grief :( )

I feel like this cycle hasn't been as "easy" as it has been made out to be. If anything, It's only been wildly unpredictable. I wonder if this is the the effect of the increase of 170+ scorers this year.


There's been an increase of 170+ scorers? I thought there has been a decrease recently?

Eta: My ipad likes to autocorrect..




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