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 Quest4Knowledge » Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:02 pm

drawstring wrote:For those who were dinged, what is the subject of the email?

Yes please!

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

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:03 pm

drawstring honestly you aren't allowed to post during ding waves anymore because i freak out whenever i see you posted

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

Postby Lightworks » Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:03 pm

Submitted mid-Dec, still no ding...

<25th GPA, Median LSAT

You jackin' with me H? Don't jack with me.

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

Postby bbkk » Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:04 pm

drawstring wrote:
neprep wrote:
drawstring wrote:Sorry on the dings people.

SFrost wrote:I'm always amused by how much they can sugar coat "you're not good enough" :D


Sugar coating always perturbs me. If I'm so great and amazing why didn't you choose me :lol:


Yeah, but what other way is there to do it? (Not a rhetorical question. As a thought experiment, what would you write if you were in charge of drafting ding letters/emails?)

Personally I would def add a line like "[insert person who's v successful and preferably famous today] was also denied admission to HLS in the fall/spring of [year], and she/he has truly found a rewarding path through both the legal academy — at [other gr8 law school] and profession — at [Bigshot & Fancypants LLC]."


I would just prefer something like 'We cannot select you for admission. Good luck and consider reapplying". The sugar coating (or at least the extreme sugar coating) seems disingenuous and cringe-worthy to me.



tbh i wouldn't even care what's in that letter. A ding is a ding. Nothing will make me feel better about it. :(

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

Postby muzzy » Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:05 pm

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

Postby drawstring » Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:06 pm

barrelofmonkeys wrote:drawstring honestly you aren't allowed to post during ding waves anymore because i freak out whenever i see you posted


sorry bom :lol:

and thanks =)

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

Postby a.sleepyhead » Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:10 pm

bbkk wrote:
drawstring wrote:I would just prefer something like 'We cannot select you for admission. Good luck and consider reapplying". The sugar coating (or at least the extreme sugar coating) seems disingenuous and cringe-worthy to me.

tbh i wouldn't even care what's in that letter. A ding is a ding. Nothing will make me feel better about it. :(

lmao bb didn't you like already get in? I don't think you in particular have to worry about "that letter"
(edit: Ugh, so many condolences. :( You guys all will have amazing options though)

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

Postby thestatusguo » Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:13 pm

I just got a JS1. Submitted late November. Below/at 25th LSAT, below median GPA. ...very confused. Non-URM

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

Postby zhcrobert » Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:15 pm

thestatusguo wrote:I just got a JS1. Submitted late November. Below/at 25th LSAT, below median GPA. ...very confused. Non-URM

Congrats!

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

Postby fivestarfolds » Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:15 pm

thestatusguo wrote:I just got a JS1. Submitted late November. Below/at 25th LSAT, below median GPA. ...very confused. Non-URM

You're a lucky man/woman.

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

Postby a.sleepyhead » Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:15 pm

Image

today is not the day for this, howard

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

Postby Quest4Knowledge » Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:15 pm

thestatusguo wrote:I just got a JS1. Submitted late November. Below/at 25th LSAT, below median GPA. ...very confused. Non-URM

Wow congrats! Some nice news on a dark day.

Before I was just avoiding my e-mail because I was scared of a ding, but now I'm just going to be constantly refreshing it...

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

Postby fivestarfolds » Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:16 pm

fivestarfolds wrote:
thestatusguo wrote:I just got a JS1. Submitted late November. Below/at 25th LSAT, below median GPA. ...very confused. Non-URM

You're a lucky man/woman.

ps. A js1 is actually a curse...

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

Postby rseaney » Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:16 pm

congrats on the JS1!^

and my condolences to the fallen <3

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

Postby Fianna13 » Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:17 pm

so is it safe to say the ding wave is over? :|

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

Postby drawstring » Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:17 pm

thestatusguo wrote:I just got a JS1. Submitted late November. Below/at 25th LSAT, below median GPA. ...very confused. Non-URM


Great to see. It was worth the wait!

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

Postby muzzy » Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:18 pm

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

Postby Fianna13 » Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:18 pm

muzzy wrote:
Fianna13 wrote:so is it safe to say the ding wave is over? :|
Let's engage in wild speculation and say yes and that a mini JS1 wave is forthcoming.


good enough for me!

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

Postby PotenC » Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:19 pm

muzzy wrote:
Fianna13 wrote:so is it safe to say the ding wave is over? :|
Let's engage in wild speculation and say yes and that a mini JS1 wave is forthcoming.


Followed by a massive JS2 wave.

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

Postby muzzy » Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:19 pm

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

Postby melodically » Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:20 pm

thestatusguo wrote:I just got a JS1. Submitted late November. Below/at 25th LSAT, below median GPA. ...very confused. Non-URM

Huge congrats. Well done!

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

Postby tlsapp2017 » Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:23 pm

PotenC wrote:
muzzy wrote:
Fianna13 wrote:so is it safe to say the ding wave is over? :|
Let's engage in wild speculation and say yes and that a mini JS1 wave is forthcoming.


Followed by a massive JS2 wave.


+10000

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

Postby kenwash » Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:24 pm

melodically wrote:
thestatusguo wrote:I just got a JS1. Submitted late November. Below/at 25th LSAT, below median GPA. ...very confused. Non-URM

Huge congrats. Well done!

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

Postby NoDayButToday » Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:25 pm

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

Postby drawstring » Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:26 pm

I feel like the next wave or two of acceptances will have something for the long-waiters.......




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