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 jasper09 » Wed Mar 19, 2014 3:38 pm

I feel as though it's been so long since there were JS2s...just that one little Sunday night wave with a good proportion of URM applicants a couple weeks ago.

My fingers are crossed for a JS2 wave tomorrow or Friday...of course, I have no basis for thinking there will be one other than my quiet desperation.

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

Postby Arrow4Christ » Wed Mar 19, 2014 3:47 pm

I'm really thinking Monday, with a little smidgeon of hope for Friday JS2s mixed in with rejections.

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

Postby MagicEightBall » Wed Mar 19, 2014 3:54 pm

jasper09 wrote:I feel as though it's been so long since there were JS2s...just that one little Sunday night wave with a good proportion of URM applicants a couple weeks ago.

My fingers are crossed for a JS2 wave tomorrow or Friday...of course, I have no basis for thinking there will be one other than my quiet desperation.

Without a doubt.

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

Postby NoDayButToday » Wed Mar 19, 2014 3:59 pm

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

Postby neprep » Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:03 pm

If we assume they'll keep up their Thursday/Friday trend of sending out decisions, AND keep in mind their plans of getting out most of the decisions by April 1, then tomorrow and the day after that — one of only two Thu/Fri combinations left before April 1 — appear very promising for decisions to come out.

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

Postby teampeeta » Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:06 pm

neprep wrote:If we assume they'll keep up their Thursday/Friday trend of sending out decisions, AND keep in mind their plans of getting out most of the decisions by April 1, then tomorrow and the day after that — one of only two Thu/Fri combinations left before April 1 — appear very promising for decisions to come out.


You mean other than 3/27 and 3/28?

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

Postby neprep » Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:07 pm

teampeeta wrote:
neprep wrote:If we assume they'll keep up their Thursday/Friday trend of sending out decisions, AND keep in mind their plans of getting out most of the decisions by April 1, then tomorrow and the day after that — one of only two Thu/Fri combinations left before April 1 — appear very promising for decisions to come out.


You mean other than 3/27 and 3/28?


Yeah, that's the other one. And perhaps they'll both be loaded.

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

Postby fivestarfolds » Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:11 pm

neprep wrote:
teampeeta wrote:
neprep wrote:If we assume they'll keep up their Thursday/Friday trend of sending out decisions, AND keep in mind their plans of getting out most of the decisions by April 1, then tomorrow and the day after that — one of only two Thu/Fri combinations left before April 1 — appear very promising for decisions to come out.


You mean other than 3/27 and 3/28?


Yeah, that's the other one. And perhaps they'll both be loaded.

Deep down I know that I don't mean this if it means rejection but I long for closure. I've been trying to get into law school since October, 2012, when I took my first LSAT.

Thankful for the JS1; would love a JS2...or anything.

Last year's thread effectively closed at the end of April and people moved on to the waitlist thread. We are getting so close to that point. Good luck everyone.

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

Postby muzzy » Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:14 pm

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

Postby Lightworks » Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:18 pm

Do people get waitlisted without a JS1?

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

Postby drawstring » Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:19 pm

Lightworks wrote:Do people get waitlisted without a JS1?


Yes. In the past lots of people.

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

Postby fivestarfolds » Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:20 pm

drawstring wrote:
Lightworks wrote:Do people get waitlisted without a JS1?


Yes. In the past lots of people.

Trip got in after being waitlisted without an interview. Then he interviewed and was accepted...lucky bastard!

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

Postby drawstring » Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:23 pm

There is also the possibility of JS1b's off the waitlist. Essentially a shorter JS1 following the initial interview to ensure that someone who they're accepting off the WL will actually attend.

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

Postby teampeeta » Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:25 pm

drawstring wrote:There is also the possibility of JS1b's off the waitlist. Essentially a shorter JS1 to ensure that someone who they're accepting off the WL will actually attend.


Yeah, I think this is for people who already had JS1s and then were WL'd. For the people who are WL'd without a JS1, I believe the interview is more substantive. Although I think the ratio of JS1-->JS2 for people on the WL is even higher than the JS1-->JS2 ratio for the regular applicant pool.
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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby drawstring » Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:26 pm

Yep, the chances of getting in off the WL are actually pretty good. Oxie posted some data showing that per LSN 1 in 4 who were waitlisted got in.

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

Postby teampeeta » Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:30 pm

drawstring wrote:Yep, the chances of getting in off the WL are actually pretty good. Oxie posted some data showing that per LSN 1 in 4 who were waitlisted got in.


Yeah. I actually meant that the vast majority of ppl with JS1s after they're WL'd get in. But your statement is apt too.

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

Postby Kimikho » Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:30 pm

I never thought the wait would get more difficult with fewer schools.

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

Postby KatyMarie » Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:35 pm

scoobers wrote:I never thought the wait would get more difficult with fewer schools.

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

Postby fivestarfolds » Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:36 pm

scoobers wrote:I never thought the wait would get more difficult with fewer schools.

I don't think it got harder but it's become more intense and focused. At least we all have places to go in the fall.

I'm really happy with my second choice!

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

Postby NoDayButToday » Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:53 pm

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

Postby rseaney » Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:54 pm

NoDayButToday wrote:
scoobers wrote:I never thought the wait would get more difficult with fewer schools.


I don't know why, but today has been really hard.


i mean to be neither a negativenancy nor a debbiedowner, but i think its only going to get worse

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

Postby PotenC » Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:56 pm

It's hard out here for a Positive Pete.

:( !

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

Postby lawschool22 » Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:05 pm

rseaney wrote:
NoDayButToday wrote:
scoobers wrote:I never thought the wait would get more difficult with fewer schools.


I don't know why, but today has been really hard.


i mean to be neither a negativenancy nor a debbiedowner, but i think its only going to get worse


Not if you temper your expectations. If you are realistic about your chances then positive news will come as a pleasant surprise. I think at this point the best thing for everyone still waiting would be to proceed as if they are going to choice #2.

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

Postby muzzy » Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:37 pm

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

Postby a.sleepyhead » Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:38 pm

muzzy wrote:Forgive me if this is somewhere buried in the thread... After reading here that S wants things settled by 4/1, has H made any similar proclamations?

If someone were to interview me right now, I'm sure they'd admit that I'd enjoy this to be all over.


A couple people ITT who had recent JS1s mentioned that their interviewer said they'd get back to them by April




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