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 SplitMyPants » Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:56 pm

dreamerchic19 wrote:
SplitMyPants wrote:
Quest4Knowledge wrote:Can anyone recall the latest Complete date to receive a rejection?

On a more positive note, I predict (based on a combination of hopeless optimism and weekly trends) both JS1 and JS2's by the end of the week.


Do they have the Feb LSAT scores yet? Or do they get those mid-March?


Feb LSAT scores were released this past Sunday


Oh, for whatever reason I thought the schools didn't get them until a bit after applicants. Nvm

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

Postby Trig » Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:01 pm

supersonicfast wrote:I would be shocked if there isn't another wave of JS1s or JS2s on either Wednesday or Thursday which is a couple days before ASW, based on previous cycles.


Does this trend also include dings?

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

Postby yomisterd » Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:04 pm

Quest4Knowledge wrote:Can anyone recall the latest Complete date to receive a rejection?

On a more positive note, I predict (based on a combination of hopeless optimism and weekly trends) both JS1 and JS2's by the end of the week.


Most recent on LSN was 1/30 I believe... *gulp*

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

Postby dreamerchic19 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:05 pm

SplitMyPants wrote:
dreamerchic19 wrote:
SplitMyPants wrote:
Quest4Knowledge wrote:Can anyone recall the latest Complete date to receive a rejection?

On a more positive note, I predict (based on a combination of hopeless optimism and weekly trends) both JS1 and JS2's by the end of the week.


Do they have the Feb LSAT scores yet? Or do they get those mid-March?


Feb LSAT scores were released this past Sunday


Oh, for whatever reason I thought the schools didn't get them until a bit after applicants. Nvm


updated reports were also sent out on Sunday, so most schools should have them by now

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

Postby supersonicfast » Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:11 pm

Trig wrote:
supersonicfast wrote:I would be shocked if there isn't another wave of JS1s or JS2s on either Wednesday or Thursday which is a couple days before ASW, based on previous cycles.


Does this trend also include dings?


I don't think so. Dings happen at any moment. JMO. I don't work in the admission's office.

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

Postby Quest4Knowledge » Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:32 pm

supersonicfast wrote:
I don't think so. Dings happen at any moment. JMO. I don't work in the admission's office.

Sounds like exactly the type of thing someone who works in the admissions office would say... JS? :P

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

Postby Quest4Knowledge » Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:33 pm

yomisterd wrote:
Quest4Knowledge wrote:Can anyone recall the latest Complete date to receive a rejection?

Most recent on LSN was 1/30 I believe... *gulp*

Yikes, no one is safe.

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

Postby rseaney » Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:55 pm

Quest4Knowledge wrote:
supersonicfast wrote:
I don't think so. Dings happen at any moment. JMO. I don't work in the admission's office.

Sounds like exactly the type of thing someone who works in the admissions office would say... JS? :P



+1

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

Postby jace8819 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:06 pm

Looking at the last couple weeks of LSN data points, it appears as though decisions have been going out on Thursday or Fridays (although there does not appear to be a pattern established with clear cut rejections, they seem to look at the applications and ding them fairly quickly) which, IMO, would make supersonicfast's prediction reasonable of JS1 and JS2 emails/phone calls going out later in the week.

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

Postby pseu » Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:37 pm

180 * (JS)2 - 4.0 = 356

Posting on this page ensures admission. Hopefully this cracking of the code will awaken JS and invoke her blessing.

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

Postby a.sleepyhead » Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:56 pm

jace8819 wrote:Looking at the last couple weeks of LSN data points, it appears as though decisions have been going out on Thursday or Fridays (although there does not appear to be a pattern established with clear cut rejections, they seem to look at the applications and ding them fairly quickly) which, IMO, would make supersonicfast's prediction reasonable of JS1 and JS2 emails/phone calls going out later in the week.


+1
I certainly hope so - I don't think the Feb LSAT numbers should prevent that from happening. Maybe we'll see some smallish waves?

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

Postby supersonicfast » Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:46 pm

jace8819 wrote:Looking at the last couple weeks of LSN data points, it appears as though decisions have been going out on Thursday or Fridays (although there does not appear to be a pattern established with clear cut rejections, they seem to look at the applications and ding them fairly quickly) which, IMO, would make supersonicfast's prediction reasonable of JS1 and JS2 emails/phone calls going out later in the week.


+1

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

Postby supersonicfast » Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:38 pm

My guess is JS2s this Friday 3/7...OR... the next Friday 3/14, before spring break, and then another wave of JS2s on 3/28. So I am looking forward to at least two huge waves of JS2s this month. There will def be a wave before Spring Break, because the office is closed for a week in March. That's my weather report...Should be a fun month!

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

Postby malleus discentium » Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:52 pm

SplitMyPants wrote:
dreamerchic19 wrote:
SplitMyPants wrote:
Quest4Knowledge wrote:Can anyone recall the latest Complete date to receive a rejection?

On a more positive note, I predict (based on a combination of hopeless optimism and weekly trends) both JS1 and JS2's by the end of the week.


Do they have the Feb LSAT scores yet? Or do they get those mid-March?


Feb LSAT scores were released this past Sunday


Oh, for whatever reason I thought the schools didn't get them until a bit after applicants. Nvm

Mike has said that this is the case.
That they don't get scores until a bit after the applicants.
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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby SplitMyPants » Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:29 pm

malleus discentium wrote:
SplitMyPants wrote:
dreamerchic19 wrote:
SplitMyPants wrote:
Feb LSAT scores were released this past Sunday


Oh, for whatever reason I thought the schools didn't get them until a bit after applicants. Nvm

Mike has said that this is the case.


He's said that which is the case?

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

Postby a.sleepyhead » Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:40 pm

supersonicfast wrote:My guess is JS2s this Friday 3/7...OR... the next Friday 3/14, before spring break, and then another wave of JS2s on 3/28. So I am looking forward to at least two huge waves of JS2s this month. There will def be a wave before Spring Break, because the office is closed for a week in March. That's my weather report...Should be a fun month!


HLS Spring Break is March 15-23, 2014, so that's def possible, although I think I'd call it less "fun" and more "excruciating"

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

Postby NoDayButToday » Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:00 pm

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

Postby a.sleepyhead » Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:18 pm

NoDayButToday wrote:
a.sleepyhead wrote:
supersonicfast wrote:My guess is JS2s this Friday 3/7...OR... the next Friday 3/14, before spring break, and then another wave of JS2s on 3/28. So I am looking forward to at least two huge waves of JS2s this month. There will def be a wave before Spring Break, because the office is closed for a week in March. That's my weather report...Should be a fun month!


HLS Spring Break is March 15-23, 2014, so that's def possible, although I think I'd call it less "fun" and more "excruciating"


Just to add more anxiety to the mix: at my undergrad, the staff did not get spring break (fall break, winter break, summer vacation, etc.) off. They still had to work and had standard vacation-day situations like most people in the real world. So yes, they might be taking spring break and I wouldn't call and bother them during that time, but I also wouldn't be crazy surprised if they have to work.


Oh, that's a really good point. And since different colleges are taking different weeks for their breaks, there's no reason they would avoid calling people during certain weeks either.

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

Postby kek5250 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 4:29 am

HAHVAHD!!


...checking in. Hail mary thrown. Why the hell not.

Sorry if in the last 355 pages about ten other people have creatively misspelled Harvard. I have respect for the institution. That is all.

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

Postby MA980 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:24 am

Per LSN, it looks like anyone who 1) applied early in the cycle and 2) has 3.6/174 or higher was an auto-admit this year.

If this is accurate (and please, correct me if I'm missing something), if I'm a February complete with a >3.7 GPA and >175 LSAT who gets waitlisted/rejected this cycle, does this mean I should undoubtedly sit out the cycle if I'm dead set on HLS?

I guess what I'm saying is, if I get rejected this year, can that almost entirely be attributed to my late-cycle application? If so I'd apply again in September next year, but if not, I would really prefer not to wait another year only to strikeout again.

Thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated (as I'm sure there are others like me). Thanks and good luck to all!

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

Postby esther0123 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:39 am

Is everyone who's received an interview but has not received an offer automatically put on waitlist? is it possible to get rejected after interview?

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

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:40 am

esther0123 wrote:Is everyone who's received an interview but has not received an offer automatically put on waitlist? is it possible to get rejected after interview?


It is possible, and has happened already this cycle.

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Postby FuriousDuck » Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:43 am

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

Postby teampeeta » Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:43 am

barrelofmonkeys wrote:
esther0123 wrote:Is everyone who's received an interview but has not received an offer automatically put on waitlist? is it possible to get rejected after interview?


It is possible, and has happened already this cycle.


I thought some people who had JS1s got dinged? So everyone who gets a JS1 but no JS2 isn't necessarily wait listed.

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

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:44 am

teampeeta wrote:
barrelofmonkeys wrote:
esther0123 wrote:Is everyone who's received an interview but has not received an offer automatically put on waitlist? is it possible to get rejected after interview?


It is possible, and has happened already this cycle.


I thought some people who had JS1s got dinged? So everyone who gets a JS1 but no JS2 isn't necessarily wait listed.


Which is exactly what I said.




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