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

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

Postby AvatarEyes08 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 7:52 pm

Anyone have the guts to make a firm prediction on pre-Thanksgiving week JS2s? I know history points to that not happening, but it wouldn't surprise me.

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

Postby waddle » Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:38 pm

I wasn't really considering applying to Harvard - my numbers are at the 25th percentile, but got an email today encouraging me to apply. Is it common for HLS to send out these e-mails to people at their lower end, possibly just to gain a larger applicant pool?

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

Postby NanaP » Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:46 pm

waddle wrote:I wasn't really considering applying to Harvard - my numbers are at the 25th percentile, but got an email today encouraging me to apply. Is it common for HLS to send out these e-mails to people at their lower end, possibly just to gain a larger applicant pool?



Never heard of H ever emailing people to encourage them to apply. It's probably safe to say that schools are receiving less applicants than prior years and they are taking a proactive approach to encourage folks to apply.....you're probably right it could just be to increase their pool....

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

Postby crazyrobin » Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:32 pm

8)
Don't freak out.
I think the first batch of Js2 will be coming on turkey week

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

Postby wtrc » Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:51 pm

t-14orbust wrote:
wtrc wrote:Prediction that JS2's start Tuesday of next week. They are in a rush this year.


Plz let me get one next week. My birthday is next week and it would be awesome to get a JS2 on that day, if I don't die of alcohol poisoning that is. Cheers bruthers


I remember reading about JS calling people and wishing them a happy birthday then either doing the JS1 or offering a JS2, but I don't remember which one it was.

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

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:59 pm

Anyone know how "Soban" is pronounced?

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

Postby wtrc » Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:02 pm

TheMostDangerousLG wrote:Anyone know how "Soban" is pronounced?


I believe she goes by "Jay Ess" and you must refer to her as "Jay Ess One" if it's the initial interview.

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

Postby Searchparty » Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:24 pm

TheMostDangerousLG wrote:Anyone know how "Soban" is pronounced?


So bin

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

Postby TeufelHunden88 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:53 pm

I don't post on here often, so forgive me if I'm missing something about the theme of these forums. But - assuming all of you are bright, intelligent, ambitious, and hardworking people that have done well enough in school/work/life to feel that applying to law school, and Harvard in particular, is a feasible course of action - I really think the people on this message board and TLS in general should cut back on all the self-doubt. Every other post on these "c/o 2017" pages is "but I'd never have a chance" or "I'll never get a JS2" etc. I just figured people on a "c/o 2017" thread would, by the fact that they are here and applying to xyz school, feel that there is a chance no matter how slight. You've all - I'm sure - have done the research, looked at the numbers and graphs, checked past cycles. You know people with 178's and 3.9's get rejected sometimes, and people with 165's and 3.6's get in sometimes... don't count yourself in our out either way and don't post self-deprecating thoughts. If it is your time and you put forth the best application you could, then sit back and wait.

Perhaps it your trying to not get your hopes up or whatever the case may be, but its kind of depressing... at least in my opinion. Aim high, have confidence, if you are what they're looking for you'll get in. If not, some other place that is looking for someone like you will accept you. You've done what you could up to this point to prepare, so now hit submit, sit back, and wait. When you get JS2, let us know so we can congratulate you. Not trying to offend anyone, just wanna say pick up the mood a little. I'm sure Harvard or any of the top schools, as well as any organization you go to work for afterwards, want people with self-confidence... so start now.

Good luck everyone, have confidence, it could be you!

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

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:43 pm

TeufelHunden88 wrote:I don't post on here often, so forgive me if I'm missing something about the theme of these forums. But - assuming all of you are bright, intelligent, ambitious, and hardworking people that have done well enough in school/work/life to feel that applying to law school, and Harvard in particular, is a feasible course of action - I really think the people on this message board and TLS in general should cut back on all the self-doubt. Every other post on these "c/o 2017" pages is "but I'd never have a chance" or "I'll never get a JS2" etc. I just figured people on a "c/o 2017" thread would, by the fact that they are here and applying to xyz school, feel that there is a chance no matter how slight. You've all - I'm sure - have done the research, looked at the numbers and graphs, checked past cycles. You know people with 178's and 3.9's get rejected sometimes, and people with 165's and 3.6's get in sometimes... don't count yourself in our out either way and don't post self-deprecating thoughts. If it is your time and you put forth the best application you could, then sit back and wait.

Perhaps it your trying to not get your hopes up or whatever the case may be, but its kind of depressing... at least in my opinion. Aim high, have confidence, if you are what they're looking for you'll get in. If not, some other place that is looking for someone like you will accept you. You've done what you could up to this point to prepare, so now hit submit, sit back, and wait. When you get JS2, let us know so we can congratulate you. Not trying to offend anyone, just wanna say pick up the mood a little. I'm sure Harvard or any of the top schools, as well as any organization you go to work for afterwards, want people with self-confidence... so start now.

Good luck everyone, have confidence, it could be you!


Uh, it's Harvard. No one with a shot at getting in got there by being complacent and resting on their laurels. And interview season is definitely not a time to assume that everything is out of your hands and you can just chillax from here on out. Yes, some people are in a pretty comfortable position and can just wait for a JS2, but for the majority of us, it would be foolhardy to not approach the JS1 with at least a dash of anxiety.

Not to mention the fact that quite a few people ITT are still preparing their applications.

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

Postby TeufelHunden88 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:50 pm

Coming here to say you'll never make it isn't going to help your anxiety, or anyone else. Whether you're preparing app, preparing for interview, or waiting for js2... Coming here to doubt yourself isn't helping. That's all... keep a positive mindset. That's all I'm saying.

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

Postby crazyrobin » Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:51 pm

Good luck MDLG!!!!!

You will rock!!!!!

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Postby astoundingname » Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:27 am

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

Postby codyoneill » Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:48 am

First time poster, recent lurker.

I just wanted to add my data to the pool, as I've benefited from the information others provided.

I applied in early October, received my interview e-mail at the end of October, and had my Skype interview last week.

Everything went fine for the most part. Most of the questions were about my resume/experience and hardly any of the questions were ones I'd prepared for directly.

I flubbed a few questions by just rambling a little instead of pausing to gather my thoughts. I can't imagine that's uncommon.

My general impression was that I didn't knock it out of the park, but I probably succeeded in seeming like a rational, competent human being, which I'll count as working out fine.

As far as I can tell, it's a coin flip from here. I wish you all the best of luck.

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

Postby djfududeman » Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:49 am

TeufelHunden88 wrote:I don't post on here often, so forgive me if I'm missing something about the theme of these forums. But - assuming all of you are bright, intelligent, ambitious, and hardworking people that have done well enough in school/work/life to feel that applying to law school, and Harvard in particular, is a feasible course of action - I really think the people on this message board and TLS in general should cut back on all the self-doubt. Every other post on these "c/o 2017" pages is "but I'd never have a chance" or "I'll never get a JS2" etc. I just figured people on a "c/o 2017" thread would, by the fact that they are here and applying to xyz school, feel that there is a chance no matter how slight. You've all - I'm sure - have done the research, looked at the numbers and graphs, checked past cycles. You know people with 178's and 3.9's get rejected sometimes, and people with 165's and 3.6's get in sometimes... don't count yourself in our out either way and don't post self-deprecating thoughts. If it is your time and you put forth the best application you could, then sit back and wait.

Perhaps it your trying to not get your hopes up or whatever the case may be, but its kind of depressing... at least in my opinion. Aim high, have confidence, if you are what they're looking for you'll get in. If not, some other place that is looking for someone like you will accept you. You've done what you could up to this point to prepare, so now hit submit, sit back, and wait. When you get JS2, let us know so we can congratulate you. Not trying to offend anyone, just wanna say pick up the mood a little. I'm sure Harvard or any of the top schools, as well as any organization you go to work for afterwards, want people with self-confidence... so start now.

Good luck everyone, have confidence, it could be you!


I actually really like this. Cheers to everyone for even being able to throw your hat into this arena :D (also, pretty sure most of the self-deprecation really just stems from anticipation anxiety, and it's just plain annoying to whine about the wait we're all going through to people IRL because they'll just think you're being a giant self-inflating dick)

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

Postby The-Specs » Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:59 am

TheMostDangerousLG wrote:
TeufelHunden88 wrote:I don't post on here often, so forgive me if I'm missing something about the theme of these forums. But - assuming all of you are bright, intelligent, ambitious, and hardworking people that have done well enough in school/work/life to feel that applying to law school, and Harvard in particular, is a feasible course of action - I really think the people on this message board and TLS in general should cut back on all the self-doubt. Every other post on these "c/o 2017" pages is "but I'd never have a chance" or "I'll never get a JS2" etc. I just figured people on a "c/o 2017" thread would, by the fact that they are here and applying to xyz school, feel that there is a chance no matter how slight. You've all - I'm sure - have done the research, looked at the numbers and graphs, checked past cycles. You know people with 178's and 3.9's get rejected sometimes, and people with 165's and 3.6's get in sometimes... don't count yourself in our out either way and don't post self-deprecating thoughts. If it is your time and you put forth the best application you could, then sit back and wait.

Perhaps it your trying to not get your hopes up or whatever the case may be, but its kind of depressing... at least in my opinion. Aim high, have confidence, if you are what they're looking for you'll get in. If not, some other place that is looking for someone like you will accept you. You've done what you could up to this point to prepare, so now hit submit, sit back, and wait. When you get JS2, let us know so we can congratulate you. Not trying to offend anyone, just wanna say pick up the mood a little. I'm sure Harvard or any of the top schools, as well as any organization you go to work for afterwards, want people with self-confidence... so start now.

Good luck everyone, have confidence, it could be you!


Uh, it's Harvard. No one with a shot at getting in got there by being complacent and resting on their laurels. And interview season is definitely not a time to assume that everything is out of your hands and you can just chillax from here on out. Yes, some people are in a pretty comfortable position and can just wait for a JS2, but for the majority of us, it would be foolhardy to not approach the JS1 with at least a dash of anxiety.

Not to mention the fact that quite a few people ITT are still preparing their applications.


Point of fact, it looks like at least 1,200 people have a shot (I'm assuming interviews are done for a reason) and about 800 actually get in. I'm with TeufelHunden88, I like this. I don't think he/she is implying that confidence and hard work are mutually exclusive. Confidence can only help. :)

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

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:27 am

checking in

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Postby Kimikho » Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:42 am

barrelofmonkeys wrote:checking in


<3

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

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:03 am

TeufelHunden88 wrote:I don't post on here often, so forgive me if I'm missing something about the theme of these forums. But - assuming all of you are bright, intelligent, ambitious, and hardworking people that have done well enough in school/work/life to feel that applying to law school, and Harvard in particular, is a feasible course of action - I really think the people on this message board and TLS in general should cut back on all the self-doubt. Every other post on these "c/o 2017" pages is "but I'd never have a chance" or "I'll never get a JS2" etc. I just figured people on a "c/o 2017" thread would, by the fact that they are here and applying to xyz school, feel that there is a chance no matter how slight. You've all - I'm sure - have done the research, looked at the numbers and graphs, checked past cycles. You know people with 178's and 3.9's get rejected sometimes, and people with 165's and 3.6's get in sometimes... don't count yourself in our out either way and don't post self-deprecating thoughts. If it is your time and you put forth the best application you could, then sit back and wait.

Perhaps it your trying to not get your hopes up or whatever the case may be, but its kind of depressing... at least in my opinion. Aim high, have confidence, if you are what they're looking for you'll get in. If not, some other place that is looking for someone like you will accept you. You've done what you could up to this point to prepare, so now hit submit, sit back, and wait. When you get JS2, let us know so we can congratulate you. Not trying to offend anyone, just wanna say pick up the mood a little. I'm sure Harvard or any of the top schools, as well as any organization you go to work for afterwards, want people with self-confidence... so start now.

Good luck everyone, have confidence, it could be you!


These threads are precisely for people to lower their expectations, cope with the likely chance of not having their dream fulfilled and hard work vindicated, and to share their self doubts with the only group of people they could possibly find en masse that would care to listen and understand. It does not imply a lack of self-confidence, just a rational fear of failure when one's fate is ultimately in the hands of another.

Respect the process.

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

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:13 am

crazyrobin wrote:Good luck MDLG!!!!!

You will rock!!!!!


Thank you! <33

CyanIdes Of March wrote:These threads are precisely for people to lower their expectations, cope with the likely chance of not having their dream fulfilled and hard work vindicated, and to share their self doubts with the only group of people they could possibly find en masse that would care to listen and understand. It does not imply a lack of self-confidence, just a rational fear of failure when one's fate is ultimately in the hands of another.

Respect the process.


Very well said.

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

Postby phillywc » Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:32 am

scoobers wrote:
barrelofmonkeys wrote:checking in


<3

yah



and good luck MDLG

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

Postby TripTrip » Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:50 am

I think y'all are the most existential applicant pool ever.

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

Postby t-14orbust » Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:14 am

TripTrip wrote:I think y'all are the most existential applicant pool ever.


and proud

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

Postby Noodlebrain » Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:16 am

t-14orbust wrote:
TripTrip wrote:I think y'all are the most existential applicant pool ever.


and proud


and given the drop in applicants, maybe the luckiest too :)

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

Postby wtrc » Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:35 am

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