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 » Fri Mar 07, 2014 1:23 pm

Quest4Knowledge wrote:
pseu wrote:
neprep wrote:Popping in to say 180 x (JS) 2 = (Page) 360!

posting for luck

posting for luck science magic


ETA: Dammit! Page 361 :|

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

Postby bbkk » Fri Mar 07, 2014 4:23 pm

such a quiet week..nothing at all :(

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

Postby jace8819 » Fri Mar 07, 2014 4:28 pm

I have no realistic chance at being admitted, but the silence is killing me.... I just want a sense of movement, it doesn't look like they have even dinged anyone this week. I wonder if they are just re-evaluating all of the apps one last time since they have the February LSAT scores now and if ASW has slowed this process down?

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

Postby rseaney » Fri Mar 07, 2014 4:53 pm

jace8819 wrote:I have no realistic chance at being admitted, but the silence is killing me.... I just want a sense of movement, it doesn't look like they have even dinged anyone this week. I wonder if they are just re-evaluating all of the apps one last time since they have the February LSAT scores now and if ASW has slowed this process down?



I'm sure both of those things are coming into play. Expect a busy week either this week or next (not solely positive, I'd guess), but I'm sure they had to take some downtime to consolidate all the new info from late apps and Feb LSATs. Compound that with ASW and we really shouldn't be too surprised this week was slow

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

Postby MagicEightBall » Fri Mar 07, 2014 5:13 pm

rseaney wrote:
jace8819 wrote:I have no realistic chance at being admitted, but the silence is killing me.... I just want a sense of movement, it doesn't look like they have even dinged anyone this week. I wonder if they are just re-evaluating all of the apps one last time since they have the February LSAT scores now and if ASW has slowed this process down?



I'm sure both of those things are coming into play. Expect a busy week either this week or next (not solely positive, I'd guess), but I'm sure they had to take some downtime to consolidate all the new info from late apps and Feb LSATs. Compound that with ASW and we really shouldn't be too surprised this week was slow


Very doubtful.

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

Postby PotenC » Fri Mar 07, 2014 6:58 pm

Me this morning: :o


During lunch: :|


Now: :(

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

Postby SordidLSATHistory » Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:14 pm

gobears!! wrote:
PotenC wrote:Me this morning: :o


During lunch: :|


Now: :(


+1


+1000

This. Everyday for the past month. Especially Fridays.

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

Postby drawstring » Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:16 pm

that has been me on many days :lol:

I didn't expect much today given the ASW, but I think there will be big action next week.

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

Postby rseaney » Fri Mar 07, 2014 9:18 pm

MagicEightBall wrote:
rseaney wrote:
jace8819 wrote:I have no realistic chance at being admitted, but the silence is killing me.... I just want a sense of movement, it doesn't look like they have even dinged anyone this week. I wonder if they are just re-evaluating all of the apps one last time since they have the February LSAT scores now and if ASW has slowed this process down?



I'm sure both of those things are coming into play. Expect a busy week either this week or next (not solely positive, I'd guess), but I'm sure they had to take some downtime to consolidate all the new info from late apps and Feb LSATs. Compound that with ASW and we really shouldn't be too surprised this week was slow


Very doubtful.


while i have reservations about questioning the magic eight ball, I doubt very much that they would have three consecutive weeks of no action. That would mean nothing substantial until the 23.

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

Postby dreamerchic19 » Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:09 pm

They may send out something over the weekend? :lol: I'm noticing that some schools are sending out e-mails irregularly

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

Postby bbkk » Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:51 pm

drawstring wrote:that has been me on many days :lol:

I didn't expect much today given the ASW, but I think there will be big action next week.


:D :D :D

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

Postby Quest4Knowledge » Sat Mar 08, 2014 1:37 am

rseaney wrote:
MagicEightBall wrote:
rseaney wrote: Expect a busy week either this week or next (not solely positive, I'd guess), but I'm sure they had to take some downtime to consolidate all the new info from late apps and Feb LSATs. Compound that with ASW and we really shouldn't be too surprised this week was slow

Very doubtful.

while i have reservations about questioning the magic eight ball, I doubt very much that they would have three consecutive weeks of no action. That would mean nothing substantial until the 23.

Agreed, good or bad, there will be news. Hopefully good...

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

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:30 am

For those who are relying on Feb scores, whats a reasonable time to expect JS1s?

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

Postby a.sleepyhead » Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:44 am

dreamerchic19 wrote:They may send out something over the weekend? :lol: I'm noticing that some schools are sending out e-mails irregularly


That would be new, I don't think Harvard's done anything over the weekend this cycle (idk about previous cycles).

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

Postby corporatebarbarian » Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:35 pm

james.bungles wrote:For those who are relying on Feb scores, whats a reasonable time to expect JS1s?


+1

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

Postby TripTrip » Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:35 pm

dreamerchic19 wrote:They may send out something over the weekend? :lol: I'm noticing that some schools are sending out e-mails irregularly

During ASW? Sorry, nope!

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

Postby esther0123 » Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:47 am

I might be being neurotic here right now but is JS1 a good sign usually? or is it like "okay you're totally borderline but let me make sure before I waitlist/reject you permanently."

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

Postby drawstring » Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:51 am

esther0123 wrote:I might be being neurotic here right now but is JS1 a good sign usually? or is it like "okay you're totally borderline but let me make sure before I waitlist/reject you permanently."


It's a good sign. About 70 percent of people who get one are accepted and the overwhelming majority of those who aren't accepted don't get one.

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

Postby Quest4Knowledge » Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:14 am

drawstring wrote:
esther0123 wrote:I might be being neurotic here right now but is JS1 a good sign usually? or is it like "okay you're totally borderline but let me make sure before I waitlist/reject you permanently."

It's a good sign. About 70 percent of people who get one are accepted and the overwhelming majority of those who aren't accepted don't get one.

In addition, you must have an interview to be accepted. No-one goes straight from Complete-->JS2, it's always Complete-->JS1-->JS2. So definitely a good sign.

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

Postby ParisetMoi » Sun Mar 09, 2014 12:58 pm

corporatebarbarian wrote:
james.bungles wrote:For those who are relying on Feb scores, whats a reasonable time to expect JS1s?


+1


Interested in this too

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

Postby wowhio » Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:57 pm

Okay so I'm sure this has been asked already but too many pages to go through... When do we think waitlist notifications might go out?

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

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Sun Mar 09, 2014 3:04 pm

wowhio wrote:Okay so I'm sure this has been asked already but too many pages to go through... When do we think waitlist notifications might go out?


First waitlists last year were on 4/4 & 4/5.

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

Postby hellomellow » Sun Mar 09, 2014 3:21 pm

Is a JS1 a formality or is it a make or break interview? My interviewer hadn't looked at my application prior to our interview so it seems weird if they would reject or waitlist you off a 10-15 min interview that is a bit rushed and doesn't represent the entire application....


Essentially I want to ask if any of you know how a js1 factors in and how they usually judge it.

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

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Sun Mar 09, 2014 3:35 pm

hellomellow wrote:Is a JS1 a formality or is it a make or break interview? My interviewer hadn't looked at my application prior to our interview so it seems weird if they would reject or waitlist you off a 10-15 min interview that is a bit rushed and doesn't represent the entire application....


Essentially I want to ask if any of you know how a js1 factors in and how they usually judge it.


Realistically, we don't know. It's definitely not just a formality.
I think it factors into their overall process. A really bad interview could hurt you pretty badly. A not great interview could hurt you a bit or not. A good interview could help you a bit or not. A really great interview could help you a lot.




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