Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

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What Stage are you at?

No JS1
57
41%
Pre-Waitlist JS1
27
20%
Post-Waitlist JS1
14
10%
Pre-Waitlist JS1 and Rejection
0
No votes
Pre-Waitlist JS1 and JS1b
1
1%
Pre-Waitlist JS1 and JS2
17
12%
Rejection
3
2%
Post Waitlist JS1 Rejection
1
1%
Post Waitlist JS1 and JS2
18
13%
 
Total votes: 138

meyer5541
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby meyer5541 » Wed May 20, 2015 3:31 pm

Prestige Regionwide wrote:Pre WL JS1 here (GPA 50th, LSAT 25th). Got a call from a Cambridge number this morning. It went to voicemail and I called back just a few minutes ago.

Jess asked me what my plans are for next year and I told her I'm going to Chi on a half scholly and that I'm on the fence about Harvard because of financial reasons. Jess told me to take a look at the financial aid info on the H website to get a ballpark estimate and to get back to her as soon as possible regarding whether I would be comfortable going to a need based system of financial aid. I distinctly remember her saying that "a waitlist offer from Harvard is the end of the conversation, not the beginning of the conversation."

I have a sneaking suspicion that if I had said I was sold on H, I would've gotten an offer (based on her words/tone and what has been posted in this thread) but I didn't feel comfortable stating that I had no reservations about enrolling when that's not the case.


Exactly the same as my convo with her. What you thinking you going to do?

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Meximelt » Wed May 20, 2015 3:32 pm

morningstar wrote:
Meximelt wrote:
morningstar wrote:UGGGHHHHH. I just looked at last year's spreadsheet. I totally forgot there were two waves of acceptances for those who interviewed in the first post-WL batch. There were a couple on the 15th of May, then more on the 27th.

Please, Harvard. Please. Please don't make me wait another 12 days. My stomach lining can't handle it. Either let me in, or give me a Ned Stark-style ending. Just make it quick.


I think we're just going to have to accept that we are Sansa. Ever tortured.


OH MY GOD. I haven't had a chance to watch this week's episode. My fiancee told me something bad happened to a character but said he wasn't going to tell me so I could watch it. So now today I haven't gotten into Harvard so far AND this week's episode is spoiled. You're in trouble.

:evil:


I hate me. Im sowwwwwwy !!!! :oops: :oops: :oops:
One day when we both get pulled off this wait list, I promise you I will buy you a delicious Cambridge cookie.

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Auxilio
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Auxilio » Wed May 20, 2015 3:32 pm

Prestige Regionwide wrote:Pre WL JS1 here (GPA 50th, LSAT 25th). Got a call from a Cambridge number this morning. It went to voicemail and I called back just a few minutes ago.

Jess asked me what my plans are for next year and I told her I'm going to Chi on a half scholly and that I'm on the fence about Harvard because of financial reasons. Jess told me to take a look at the financial aid info on the H website to get a ballpark estimate and to get back to her as soon as possible regarding whether I would be comfortable going to a need based system of financial aid. I distinctly remember her saying that "a waitlist offer from Harvard is the end of the conversation, not the beginning of the conversation."

I have a sneaking suspicion that if I had said I was sold on H, I would've gotten an offer (based on her words/tone and what has been posted in this thread) but I didn't feel comfortable stating that I had no reservations about enrolling when that's not the case.


I had a very similar conversation with her (although my hesitation was more about if I could secure the loans and it was explicit that I would have an offer if I said yes).

On a related note to that, one more spot just opened up to those of you about to throw up, since I had to say no after all.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby qwertyTLS » Wed May 20, 2015 3:35 pm

Auxilio wrote:On a related note to that, one more spot just opened up to those of you about to throw up, since I had to say no after all.

sorry to hear that... mind sharing what happened?

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Wed May 20, 2015 3:43 pm

Enjoy the big $$$ auxilio, not too bad of an alternative

Hikari
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Hikari » Wed May 20, 2015 3:46 pm

Sigh...
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Eladriel » Wed May 20, 2015 3:46 pm

Mack.Hambleton wrote:Enjoy the big $$$ auxilio, not too bad of an alternative


Yeah, it's an honorable and rational choice.

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Auxilio
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Auxilio » Wed May 20, 2015 3:54 pm

Eladriel wrote:
Mack.Hambleton wrote:Enjoy the big $$$ auxilio, not too bad of an alternative


Yeah, it's an honorable and rational choice.


So gutwrenching to send that email though. Not too upset at the outcome though.

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morningstar
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby morningstar » Wed May 20, 2015 4:01 pm

So are we thinking that's all for the day? I'd like to start drinking if it's a safe assumption that I'm not going to be getting a phone call that I need to pretend to be sober for.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Eladriel » Wed May 20, 2015 4:02 pm

morningstar wrote:So are we thinking that's all for the day? I'd like to start drinking if it's a safe assumption that I'm not going to be a phone call that I need to pretend to be sober for.


We've got about an hour left of business time.

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kadyevna
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby kadyevna » Wed May 20, 2015 4:04 pm

this is getting desperate! as someone with a pre-waitlist JS1, i want this call NOW! i have 55 minutes left :cry:

Hikari
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Hikari » Wed May 20, 2015 4:07 pm

Auxilio wrote:
Prestige Regionwide wrote:Pre WL JS1 here (GPA 50th, LSAT 25th). Got a call from a Cambridge number this morning. It went to voicemail and I called back just a few minutes ago.

Jess asked me what my plans are for next year and I told her I'm going to Chi on a half scholly and that I'm on the fence about Harvard because of financial reasons. Jess told me to take a look at the financial aid info on the H website to get a ballpark estimate and to get back to her as soon as possible regarding whether I would be comfortable going to a need based system of financial aid. I distinctly remember her saying that "a waitlist offer from Harvard is the end of the conversation, not the beginning of the conversation."

I have a sneaking suspicion that if I had said I was sold on H, I would've gotten an offer (based on her words/tone and what has been posted in this thread) but I didn't feel comfortable stating that I had no reservations about enrolling when that's not the case.


I had a very similar conversation with her (although my hesitation was more about if I could secure the loans and it was explicit that I would have an offer if I said yes).

On a related note to that, one more spot just opened up to those of you about to throw up, since I had to say no after all.


Might you expand on the difficulties to secure a loan? Or are you an international student?

Hikari
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Hikari » Wed May 20, 2015 4:08 pm

kadyevna wrote:this is getting desperate! as someone with a pre-waitlist JS1, i want this call NOW! i have 55 minutes left :cry:


Patience. Or take a PT. It does wonder :mrgreen:

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby drvannostrand » Wed May 20, 2015 4:09 pm

You know, hope is a mistake.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Eladriel » Wed May 20, 2015 4:11 pm

drvannostrand wrote:You know, hope is a mistake.


The Heavens burned, the Stars cried out. And under the ashes of infinity, Hope, scarred and bleeding, Breathed its last.

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Auxilio
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Auxilio » Wed May 20, 2015 4:12 pm

Hikari wrote:
Auxilio wrote:
Prestige Regionwide wrote:Pre WL JS1 here (GPA 50th, LSAT 25th). Got a call from a Cambridge number this morning. It went to voicemail and I called back just a few minutes ago.

Jess asked me what my plans are for next year and I told her I'm going to Chi on a half scholly and that I'm on the fence about Harvard because of financial reasons. Jess told me to take a look at the financial aid info on the H website to get a ballpark estimate and to get back to her as soon as possible regarding whether I would be comfortable going to a need based system of financial aid. I distinctly remember her saying that "a waitlist offer from Harvard is the end of the conversation, not the beginning of the conversation."

I have a sneaking suspicion that if I had said I was sold on H, I would've gotten an offer (based on her words/tone and what has been posted in this thread) but I didn't feel comfortable stating that I had no reservations about enrolling when that's not the case.


I had a very similar conversation with her (although my hesitation was more about if I could secure the loans and it was explicit that I would have an offer if I said yes).

On a related note to that, one more spot just opened up to those of you about to throw up, since I had to say no after all.


Might you expand on the difficulties to secure a loan? Or are you an international student?


I am an international student, although even that is not too bad because Harvard does offer institutional loans to international students.

My problem was I could barely justify Harvard as is, so could only accept if I could increase my current loan, which has an interest rate of about 3%, whereas Harvard's would be 5.5%+, which makes the cost disparity even more stark.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Hikari » Wed May 20, 2015 4:17 pm

Auxilio wrote:
Hikari wrote:
Auxilio wrote:
Prestige Regionwide wrote:Pre WL JS1 here (GPA 50th, LSAT 25th). Got a call from a Cambridge number this morning. It went to voicemail and I called back just a few minutes ago.

Jess asked me what my plans are for next year and I told her I'm going to Chi on a half scholly and that I'm on the fence about Harvard because of financial reasons. Jess told me to take a look at the financial aid info on the H website to get a ballpark estimate and to get back to her as soon as possible regarding whether I would be comfortable going to a need based system of financial aid. I distinctly remember her saying that "a waitlist offer from Harvard is the end of the conversation, not the beginning of the conversation."

I have a sneaking suspicion that if I had said I was sold on H, I would've gotten an offer (based on her words/tone and what has been posted in this thread) but I didn't feel comfortable stating that I had no reservations about enrolling when that's not the case.


I had a very similar conversation with her (although my hesitation was more about if I could secure the loans and it was explicit that I would have an offer if I said yes).

On a related note to that, one more spot just opened up to those of you about to throw up, since I had to say no after all.


Might you expand on the difficulties to secure a loan? Or are you an international student?


I am an international student, although even that is not too bad because Harvard does offer institutional loans to international students.

My problem was I could barely justify Harvard as is, so could only accept if I could increase my current loan, which has an interest rate of about 3%, whereas Harvard's would be 5.5%+, which makes the cost disparity even more stark.


That makes sense. Good luck at UChi!

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby stoopkid13 » Wed May 20, 2015 4:21 pm

morningstar wrote:OH MY GOD. I haven't had a chance to watch this week's episode. My fiancee told me something bad happened to a character but said he wasn't going to tell me so I could watch it. So now today I haven't gotten into Harvard so far AND this week's episode is spoiled. You're in trouble.

:evil:


Did you expect things to work out well between Sansa and Ramsey?

Also what kind of clue is that, "something bad happened to a character." Something bad is always happening to someone on that show. When did something good ever happen to someone.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Auxilio » Wed May 20, 2015 4:23 pm

stoopkid13 wrote:
morningstar wrote:OH MY GOD. I haven't had a chance to watch this week's episode. My fiancee told me something bad happened to a character but said he wasn't going to tell me so I could watch it. So now today I haven't gotten into Harvard so far AND this week's episode is spoiled. You're in trouble.

:evil:


Did you expect things to work out well between Sansa and Ramsey?

Also what kind of clue is that, "something bad happened to a character." Something bad is always happening to someone on that show. When did something good ever happen to someone.


In the pilot episode 5/6 children got a free puppy and did not pay for it with their legs. Those are pretty good odds.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Eladriel » Wed May 20, 2015 4:24 pm

kadyevna wrote:this is getting desperate! as someone with a pre-waitlist JS1, i want this call NOW! i have 55 minutes left :cry:


drawstring wrote:I think they went to around 6:30 EST once.


viewtopic.php?f=7&t=226937&start=725

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Eladriel » Wed May 20, 2015 4:26 pm

My GF just texted me and told me she's reading my comments ITT rather than waiting eagerly by the phone.

HLS claims another victim.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Hikari » Wed May 20, 2015 4:27 pm

Eladriel wrote:My GF just texted me and told me she's reading my comments ITT rather than waiting eagerly by the phone.

HLS claims another victim.


:lol:

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Eladriel
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Eladriel » Wed May 20, 2015 4:32 pm

morningstar wrote:UGGGHHHHH. I just looked at last year's spreadsheet. I totally forgot there were two waves of acceptances for those who interviewed in the first post-WL batch. There were a couple on the 15th of May, then more on the 27th.


So I just cannibalized the 2017 WL thread and this is correct. They had one day of JS2's and then they had to wait 2 weeks for the next wave of JS2's.

I've been burned on this before but I think this means those of us with both Pre-WL and Post-WL JS1's are in for a long wait. There should be JS1's and JS1b's in the mix too to liven it up though.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby DK21 » Wed May 20, 2015 4:35 pm

I got in earlier today. Still processing it. Hard to believe. Giving up 15k/year at NYU to go to HLS is tough but I'm doing it.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby tardigrade » Wed May 20, 2015 4:38 pm

Congrats to all admitted, and thank you for sharing!

It seems like every year the timeline and process have been different enough that we really can't predict much...which makes refreshing TLS even more necessary.




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