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.
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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 Quest4Knowledge » Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:31 pm

a.sleepyhead wrote:Feelings as to whether/when we'll see a JS2 wave this week?

I think we'll see JS2's trickle in on a weekly basis in smaller but more frequent waves until wait lists occur.

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

Postby teampeeta » Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:43 pm

Look, I'm not trying to draw the ire of anyone who is in post-JS1 limbo. But I am just trying to get an interview at this point. It's cold in these streets.

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

Postby NoDayButToday » Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:47 pm

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

Postby esrom55 » Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:06 pm

Quest4Knowledge wrote:I'm thinking of sending the following attachment as a LOCI to Harvard. Thoughts? :P

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Seems like you should advance all the schools based on their USNWR rankings....

You have Michigan and UVA going relatively far, but it looks like Stanford loses in the first round...

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

Postby SlothManProphecy » Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:10 pm

Just did a quick glance through LSN, and it looks like out of that sample, only three applicants with an above median LSAT have been rejected (two 174s and the 180/3.9 applicant that was discussed earlier ITT). As one of the >175 / <3.5 applicants that hasn't heard anything at all since applying more than 5 months ago, are they just waiting to reject me until they firm up their median and 75th? It's frustrating going so long without hearing anything

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

Postby zen » Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:31 pm

SlothManProphecy wrote:Just did a quick glance through LSN, and it looks like out of that sample, only three applicants with an above median LSAT have been rejected (two 174s and the 180/3.9 applicant that was discussed earlier ITT). As one of the >175 / <3.5 applicants that hasn't heard anything at all since applying more than 5 months ago, are they just waiting to reject me until they firm up their median and 75th? It's frustrating going so long without hearing anything


In a pretty similar boat as you. Figure that I should start sacrificing chickens for a waitlist instead of a rejection.

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

Postby kitkat288 » Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:02 am

teampeeta wrote:Look, I'm not trying to draw the ire of anyone who is in post-JS1 limbo. But I am just trying to get an interview at this point. It's cold in these streets.

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

Postby drawstring » Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:06 am

I hear you, friends.

JS1 or not, waiting sucks. At the start of the cycle I never thought waiting on schools would be as bad as waiting for my LSAT score........I was wrong. It seems like they have just started to look back for people to interview, so there could be very good news for you guys soon. The waitlist has traditionally been very active as well, and many people haven't been interviewed until they were placed there.

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Postby potterdam » Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:11 am

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

Postby AFP » Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:23 am

potterdam wrote:
drawstring wrote:I hear you, friends.

JS1 or not, waiting sucks. At the start of the cycle I never thought waiting on schools would be as bad as waiting for my LSAT score........I was wrong. It seems like they have just started to look back for people to interview, so there could be very good news for you guys soon. The waitlist has traditionally been very active as well, and many people haven't been interviewed until they were placed there.
At least with the LSAT you knew when you'd get your score by. With schools, there's no knowing when any communication will happen, which I think makes it so much worse, since there's renewed hope each day.


Maybe it was just because I took my first LSAT well in advance of applying to law school, but I didn't consider the wait to be anything like this wait for decisions. I was anxious to know how I did, obviously, and it was made worse by the fact that my scores were delayed by Sandy, but only the last week of waiting was unpleasant. Worst case scenario, if my scores weren't to my liking, I would've started preparing to take the text again in a few months.

Law school decisions affect where you'll be for three years (or four, if you opt to reapply next cycle), and the waits can be interminable. Harvard's had me on a back burner since late November, and I don't think I'll hear anything from them for another two weeks at the earliest. I'd take comfortable, boring standardized testing over this admissions process any day.

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

Postby Quest4Knowledge » Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:50 am

AFP wrote:
potterdam wrote:
drawstring wrote:I hear you, friends.

JS1 or not, waiting sucks. At the start of the cycle I never thought waiting on schools would be as bad as waiting for my LSAT score........I was wrong. It seems like they have just started to look back for people to interview, so there could be very good news for you guys soon. The waitlist has traditionally been very active as well, and many people haven't been interviewed until they were placed there.
At least with the LSAT you knew when you'd get your score by. With schools, there's no knowing when any communication will happen, which I think makes it so much worse, since there's renewed hope each day.


Maybe it was just because I took my first LSAT well in advance of applying to law school, but I didn't consider the wait to be anything like this wait for decisions. I was anxious to know how I did, obviously, and it was made worse by the fact that my scores were delayed by Sandy, but only the last week of waiting was unpleasant. Worst case scenario, if my scores weren't to my liking, I would've started preparing to take the text again in a few months.

Law school decisions affect where you'll be for three years (or four, if you opt to reapply next cycle), and the waits can be interminable. Harvard's had me on a back burner since late November, and I don't think I'll hear anything from them for another two weeks at the earliest. I'd take comfortable, boring standardized testing over this admissions process any day.

Agreed. Similarly with the LSAT, we were the only ones who had control over our score. With admissions, there are SO many other factors at play, it's hard not to get anxious. Only a few more weeks! (unless wait list in which case :? )

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

Postby PotenC » Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:43 pm

Is today the day?????

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

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:43 pm

PotenC wrote:Is today the day?????


no

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

Postby PotenC » Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:45 pm

:(

There's some Negative Nancys in this thread.
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Postby 04102014 » Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:45 pm

barrelofmonkeys wrote:
PotenC wrote:Is today the day?????


no


That's the spirit :|

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Postby barrelofmonkeys » Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:46 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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

Postby wealtheow » Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:47 pm

i feel so exposed and vulnerable now that ive had my js1. like i've been thrown into a bear pit. THEY COULD WAKE AT ANY MOMENT

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Postby barrelofmonkeys » Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:48 pm

wealtheow wrote:i feel so exposed and vulnerable now that ive had my js1. like i've been thrown into a bear pit. THEY COULD WAKE AT ANY MOMENT


i think they are hiBEARnating :(

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Postby 04102014 » Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:48 pm

barrelofmonkeys wrote:
wealtheow wrote:i feel so exposed and vulnerable now that ive had my js1. like i've been thrown into a bear pit. THEY COULD WAKE AT ANY MOMENT


i think they are hiBEARnating :(


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

Postby PotenC » Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:49 pm

PourMeTea wrote:
PotenC wrote::(

There's some Negative Nancys in this thread.


I always wait for your daily :( with impatience
It's the most movement I get usually


You will rue the day I come through with a big fat :D .

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