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 CitrusFruit » Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:39 pm

anubis1911 wrote:The online status check says that my file went complete on 11/1, but I got an email yesterday saying it is complete as of 11/7. Which is correct


This happened to me as well. Any significance? Also, how soon after complete are you guys getting JS1s. A few days? A week?

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

Postby hcrimson2014 » Sat Nov 09, 2013 11:18 pm

CitrusFruit wrote:
anubis1911 wrote:The online status check says that my file went complete on 11/1, but I got an email yesterday saying it is complete as of 11/7. Which is correct


This happened to me as well. Any significance? Also, how soon after complete are you guys getting JS1s. A few days? A week?


Mine was complete on 9/30 but I received the completion email on 10/10, still managed to get js1 so there shouldn't be anything to worry about. I think the status checker offers the most up to date information while there tends to be a bit of a delay with Harvard's email responses.

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

Postby crazyrobin » Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:55 am

hcrimson2014 wrote:Mine was complete on 9/30 but I received the completion email on 10/10, still managed to get js1 so there shouldn't be anything to worry about. I think the status checker offers the most up to date information while there tends to be a bit of a delay with Harvard's email responses.


TITCR
Completed on 10/01 and got the email on 10/10

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

Postby iamgeorgebush » Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:53 am

CitrusFruit wrote:
anubis1911 wrote:The online status check says that my file went complete on 11/1, but I got an email yesterday saying it is complete as of 11/7. Which is correct


This happened to me as well. Any significance? Also, how soon after complete are you guys getting JS1s. A few days? A week?

There was a nearly four-week gap between going complete and receiving JS1 for one person ITT.

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

Postby Happy Gilmore » Sun Nov 10, 2013 12:12 pm

iamgeorgebush wrote:
CitrusFruit wrote:
anubis1911 wrote:The online status check says that my file went complete on 11/1, but I got an email yesterday saying it is complete as of 11/7. Which is correct


This happened to me as well. Any significance? Also, how soon after complete are you guys getting JS1s. A few days? A week?

There was a nearly four-week gap between going complete and receiving JS1 for one person ITT.


Mine was over a month. I dunno if this means I am the ideal waitlist or what but I'm just happy to have gotten it.

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

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Sun Nov 10, 2013 2:20 pm

Happy Gilmore wrote:
iamgeorgebush wrote:
CitrusFruit wrote:
anubis1911 wrote:The online status check says that my file went complete on 11/1, but I got an email yesterday saying it is complete as of 11/7. Which is correct


This happened to me as well. Any significance? Also, how soon after complete are you guys getting JS1s. A few days? A week?

There was a nearly four-week gap between going complete and receiving JS1 for one person ITT.


Mine was over a month. I dunno if this means I am the ideal waitlist or what but I'm just happy to have gotten it.


Yay, I'm so glad you got one! We were freaking out together.

So yeah, multiple people ITT took more than a month to get a JS1.

..oh god, the wait for a decision may kill me.

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

Postby Typhoon24 » Sun Nov 10, 2013 2:33 pm

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



I'LL CALM DOWN AFTER I GET A JS1.....AND A JS2!

lol jk, you're absolutely right.

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

Postby iamgeorgebush » Sun Nov 10, 2013 3:27 pm

Anyone know what percentage of people who apply get JS1s and what percentage of those who get JS1s are admitted?

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

Postby Kimikho » Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:10 pm

submitted yesterday

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

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Sun Nov 10, 2013 5:22 pm

iamgeorgebush wrote:Anyone know what percentage of people who apply get JS1s and what percentage of those who get JS1s are admitted?


I believe last year it was ~800 offers / 1200 JS1s but I could definitely be wrong.

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

Postby 04102014 » Sun Nov 10, 2013 5:26 pm

CyanIdes Of March wrote:
iamgeorgebush wrote:Anyone know what percentage of people who apply get JS1s and what percentage of those who get JS1s are admitted?


I believe last year it was ~800 offers / 1200 JS1s but I could definitely be wrong.


That's what JS said the goal was at the beginning of last cycle, fwiw.

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

Postby iamgeorgebush » Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:08 pm

Great, thanks. About 2/3 come out of the JS1 with an offer, then.

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

Postby Happy Gilmore » Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:27 am

Anyone that has had a JS1, does JS respond well to flattery at the very beginning? or should I start with a cheesey one-liner joke

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

Postby crazyrobin » Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:36 am

Happy Gilmore wrote:Anyone that has had a JS1, does JS respond well to flattery at the very beginning? or should I start with a cheesey one-liner joke

:lol:
I'll with a joke

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

Postby jingosaur » Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:38 am

Happy Gilmore wrote:Anyone that has had a JS1, does JS respond well to flattery at the very beginning? or should I start with a cheesey one-liner joke


I think shitty legal puns is definitely the way to go.

Example: All of this waiting is going to turn me into a Habeus Corpus!!!

I don't see how they couldn't give you an offer.

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

Postby Happy Gilmore » Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:43 am

jingosaur wrote:
Happy Gilmore wrote:Anyone that has had a JS1, does JS respond well to flattery at the very beginning? or should I start with a cheesey one-liner joke


I think shitty legal puns is definitely the way to go.

Example: All of this waiting is going to turn me into a Habeus Corpus!!!

I don't see how they couldn't give you an offer.


Oh, I was thinking I was going to go with a popular culture joke to show I was hip with it. Why does snoop dog carry an umbrella?? FODRIZZLE BITCH. But yeah maybe Legal pun might be a better route

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

Postby dante » Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:02 pm

Happy Gilmore wrote:Anyone that has had a JS1, does JS respond well to flattery at the very beginning? or should I start with a cheesey one-liner joke


You need to think bigger my friend. Why choose one when you can do both at the same time? Nothing says "Harvard Law material" like a punny pick up line,

I also don't think my last post went through (I'm living with limited internet) so I'm checking in for what might be the second time.

I am a non-urm with scores and grades at or slightly below the median and strong softs. I recently had my JS1 and I enjoy a nice Pinot Noir. Submitted early October complete a little over a week later.

Best of luck to all of you! Hope we're hanging out in Cambridge soon!

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

Postby jingosaur » Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:00 pm

I think starting out on a political note would also work. Slandering Obama is probably TCR. Ted Cruz is obviously the star HLS alum now and you would improve your chances of admissions if you let the adcoms know you're aware of this fact.

Also, any douchey quote from Suits will probably help. I don't watch, but my understanding is that the firm only recruits from Harvard Law so that would be a great reason why you prefer Harvard over Yale and Stanford.

On a more serious note, I hope everyone is doing well. I'm still waiting on my JS1, but I submitted about a week ago so I'm not in panic mode yet. I also just survived four waves of Wharton interview invites before I got my invite, so I'm used to the paranoia at this point.

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

Postby CitrusFruit » Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:42 pm

So since H is closed today there probably won't be any JS1 invites going out, right?

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

Postby luckystar84 » Mon Nov 11, 2013 3:39 pm

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

Postby Instinctive » Mon Nov 11, 2013 5:42 pm

Just checking in.

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

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:07 pm

I was having internet trouble and had to reschedule my JS1. I scheduled a new appointment online, and cancelled my old one (oh, and fun fact: you can have two appointments scheduled; anyone have the balls to try squeaking in a second JS1?). Do you think I should call and confirm the change by phone? I hope they don't try calling me at the arranged time and think I flaked!

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

Postby Cowboy25 » Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:45 pm

Checking in. I added myself to the spreadsheet.

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

Postby hcrimson2014 » Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:56 pm

Pretty sure this has been asked before, but I can't find any definitive answer on this issue so I will ask here. For K-JD applicants whose GPA has not been finalized, would their admission follow the same time line as those applicants with a final GPA or does Harvard generally prefer to review their fall-term senior year grades before admitting said candidates.

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

Postby jaesonko » Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:59 pm

Jaesonko, checking in.

Do people generally submit all of their apps at once, immediately after they finish their PS?




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