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
62
19%
Waitlisted
61
19%
Dinged D:
49
15%
 
Total votes: 325

luckystar84
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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby luckystar84 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:27 pm

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Postby Quest4Knowledge » Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:29 pm

luckystar84 wrote:Any march ASWers hear all the admins say how oversubscribed the MArch ASw was? There's no reason to think all of a sudden everyone went for the march one. This entire cycle people have been saying hls is "behind" but it was packed.

I may have missed it, but I was under the impression that HLS is actually ahead, or at least similar compared to last year. At least from LSN.

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

Postby drawstring » Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:31 pm

luckystar84 wrote:
drawstring wrote:
luckystar84 wrote:Re drawstring: they could be oversubscribed but still proportional if the usual proportion of an unusually high volume of admits to date went to March. Dean minow said apps are up and ppl at various events just randomly remarked at how packed it was relative to last year, and not in a "what a joy to see everyone here" kinda way. Also they had to add more class visits than originally planned


If they had admitted more applicants than usual I would've thought they'd account for that when arranging the ASW.


...which they did do by adding more class visits to accommodate every1, among other arrangements


The way you described it makes it seem like they made ad-hoc additions (you said they weren't originally planned) based on larger than expected registration rather than planning them well ahead because they were aware they'd admitted more people and thus more would attend.

Maybe they have admitted far more than usual and it's bad news for those still waiting. Neither of us can say just based on ASW being packed.

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

Postby drawstring » Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:32 pm

Quest4Knowledge wrote:
luckystar84 wrote:Any march ASWers hear all the admins say how oversubscribed the MArch ASw was? There's no reason to think all of a sudden everyone went for the march one. This entire cycle people have been saying hls is "behind" but it was packed.

I may have missed it, but I was under the impression that HLS is actually ahead, or at least similar compared to last year. At least from LSN.


LS posted data a while back indicating that acceptances were fairly similar but that far more had been rejected this cycle than at the same point last cycle.

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

Postby drawstring » Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:37 pm

lawschool22 wrote:Also why would you post about the ASW being "oversubscribed" in this thread unless you're just heartless?


How could you be so?

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

Postby a.sleepyhead » Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:47 pm

drawstring wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:Also why would you post about the ASW being "oversubscribed" in this thread unless you're just heartless?


How could you be so?

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

Postby koalacity » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:19 pm

Belated congratulations to all the JS2s yesterday (especially bbkk)!!! :D

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

Postby lawschool22 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:37 pm

drawstring wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:Also why would you post about the ASW being "oversubscribed" in this thread unless you're just heartless?


How could you be so?


Not 100% sure what you meant but just to clarify and avoid confusion, I was referring to luckystar.

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

Postby rseaney » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:38 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
drawstring wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:Also why would you post about the ASW being "oversubscribed" in this thread unless you're just heartless?


How could you be so?


Not 100% sure what you meant but just to clarify and avoid confusion, I was referring to luckystar.


he was referring to the kanye song haha

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

Postby lawschool22 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:40 pm

rseaney wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
drawstring wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:Also why would you post about the ASW being "oversubscribed" in this thread unless you're just heartless?


How could you be so?


Not 100% sure what you meant but just to clarify and avoid confusion, I was referring to luckystar.


he was referring to the kanye song haha


Well that shows you one genre of music I don't listen too lol

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

Postby drawstring » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:44 pm

His mannerisms sum up how this cycle has made me feel. Hey law schools (not you Harvard :D ), how could ya be so.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Co0tTeuUVhU

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

Postby FuriousDuck » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:55 pm

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

Postby lawschool22 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:58 pm

FuriousDuck wrote:
drawstring wrote:
Maybe they have admitted far more than usual and it's bad news for those still waiting. Neither of us can say just based on ASW being packed.


Yeah, jeez guys, no need for everyone to get so worked up over a data point that has a perhaps small, but likely very, very insignificant bearing on whether you all get into HLS.

Wait, I forgot-- that's what TLS does. Carry on. :roll:


Lucky and I have a history. I can't help it lol

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

Postby chizzy » Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:10 pm

doesnt hls admit about 850 people per cycle? the fb group is currently at 424 so theres still hope guys!

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

Postby dreamerchic19 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:21 pm

chizzy wrote:doesnt hls admit about 850 people per cycle? the fb group is currently at 424 so theres still hope guys!


I was just thinking this! there's plenty of room left but we also don't know the number of applicants

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

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:38 pm

dreamerchic19 wrote:
chizzy wrote:doesnt hls admit about 850 people per cycle? the fb group is currently at 424 so theres still hope guys!


I was just thinking this! there's plenty of room left but we also don't know the number of applicants


also consider that Y and S take about 200 applicants each, many of whom are H cross admits, and 40-50 Ruby and Hamiltons combined each year.

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

Postby milkandcheerios » Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:46 pm

james.bungles wrote:also consider that Y and S take about 200 applicants each, many of whom are H cross admits, and 40-50 Ruby and Hamiltons combined each year.


The 850 should already take all that into account considering that the entering class is usually 500 something people. Also i've always been under the impression that most Ruby/Hamilton people actually end up choosing HYS. Looking through the Ruby thread from last year, most of the posters declined the scholarship.

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

Postby a.sleepyhead » Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:58 pm

I like this optimistic speculation. (Let's be real, I like all optimistic speculation ITT)

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

Postby esperanto » Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:08 am

I submitted my application in early January, got completed in 1/22.
I didn't send in any additional materials such as an addendum and diversity statement,
since my personal statement was already about my diversity aspect.

Do you guys think it is reasonable to send in additional materials since I feel like I'm being
held at Harvard? Like... Why Harvard essay, or a diversity statement?

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

Postby a.sleepyhead » Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:10 am

esperanto wrote:I submitted my application in early January, got completed in 1/22.
I didn't send in any additional materials such as an addendum and diversity statement,
since my personal statement was already about my diversity aspect.

Do you guys think it is reasonable to send in additional materials since I feel like I'm being
held at Harvard? Like... Why Harvard essay, or a diversity statement?


Wait until you get waitlisted (unless you get in, obvi!)

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

Postby SFrost » Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:13 am

esperanto wrote:I submitted my application in early January, got completed in 1/22.
I didn't send in any additional materials such as an addendum and diversity statement,
since my personal statement was already about my diversity aspect.

Do you guys think it is reasonable to send in additional materials since I feel like I'm being
held at Harvard? Like... Why Harvard essay, or a diversity statement?


I'm in the same boat. I really think it's just about being patient. My guess (with absolutely no evidence or support) is that they've read our applications and didn't vote to reject, but haven't decided if we're worth interviews yet.

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

Postby drawstring » Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:20 am

I just want to say that there's only about a month longer until a decision is guaranteed. While it will mean even more waiting for a number of us (WL), it will be nice to hear something.

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

Postby NoDayButToday » Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:30 am

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

Postby teampeeta » Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:32 am

drawstring wrote:I just want to say that there's only about a month longer until a decision is guaranteed. While it will mean even more waiting for a number of us (WL), it will be nice to hear something.


I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I had a few friends who applied in the 2012 cycle who didn't hear back that they were wait listed until mid-May. I wouldn't put it past Harvard to do something like that this cycle too given how long things are taking. I hope I'm wrong and JS is congratulating all of us very soon!

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

Postby drawstring » Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:38 am

It may have been different last year. A blog post from January states that:

You will receive notification as soon as we reach a decision and everyone who applies by the application deadline will hear from us no later than mid-April (at
that time, we will offer some people a spot on our waiting list).


https://blogs.law.harvard.edu/admissions/2014/01/20/waiting-is-the-hardest-part/




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