Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

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Next JS2 wave(s) will be...

Monday 3/27
2
2%
Tuesday 3/28
18
17%
Wednesday 3/29
35
32%
Thursday 3/30
13
12%
Friday 3/31
30
28%
Saturday 4/1
10
9%
 
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Pozzo » Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:49 am

Kinch08 wrote:All right, boys, it looks like it's probably not today either. Let's regulate the posting rate so that we reach 180 by tomorrow, but not too long before tomorrow--wouldn't want to hit 181 or have to stop posting.

It's 25 posts per page, by the way, for those of you who need to work that into your calculus.

katthegreat11 wrote:Had my JS1! Went well I think :) I was told earliest I'd hear back is a week, latest is April 1.


Whoa, so JS2 wave late next week confirmed? Does that mean there might not be one this week at all?

Crazy times.


But is that earliest for everyone? Or just earliest for this week's JS1s? Maybe because they don't want them to freak out when the massive JS2 wave comes this week? Right? Riiiight? Riiiiiiiiight?

Seriously, though, congrats kat.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby forum_user » Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:49 am

Kinch08 wrote:
katthegreat11 wrote:Had my JS1! Went well I think :) I was told earliest I'd hear back is a week, latest is April 1.

Whoa, so JS2 wave late next week confirmed? Does that mean there might not be one this week at all?

Not necessarily -- katthegreat was told they would hear back as early as next week; that's probably allowing some time for faculty review of their application. Doesn't necessarily mean no one will hear back before next week. All hope is not lost!

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby katthegreat11 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:50 am

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash » Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:50 am

pragmaticpoet wrote:
Kinch08 wrote:All right, boys, it looks like it's probably not today either. Let's regulate the posting rate so that we reach 180 by tomorrow, but not too long before tomorrow--wouldn't want to hit 181 or have to stop posting.

It's 25 posts per page, by the way, for those of you who need to work that into your calculus.

katthegreat11 wrote:Had my JS1! Went well I think :) I was told earliest I'd hear back is a week, latest is April 1.


Whoa, so JS2 wave late next week confirmed? Does that mean there might not be one this week at all?

Crazy times.



.................mannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn s :(


There's probably a wave once a week for the remaining 3 weeks if I had to guess

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby katthegreat11 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:51 am

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Kinch08 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:53 am

forum_user wrote:
Kinch08 wrote:
katthegreat11 wrote:Had my JS1! Went well I think :) I was told earliest I'd hear back is a week, latest is April 1.

Whoa, so JS2 wave late next week confirmed? Does that mean there might not be one this week at all?

Not necessarily -- katthegreat was told they would hear back as early as next week; that's probably allowing some time for faculty review of their application. Doesn't necessarily mean no one will hear back before next week. All hope is not lost!


My logic wasn't that kat hearing back by next week at the earliest meant none of us could hear back earlier, it was a little more convoluted than that.

If there are five waves this year like there were last year (kind of) we have one more before the final one, and if it's going to occur next week (which it must, if kat could possibly hear back in a positive way next week) it won't occur this week.

Of course, all of my assumptions so far have been wrong, and there's no reason whatsoever why there couldn't be six waves. I'm just speculating.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:01 am

Kinch08 wrote:
forum_user wrote:
Kinch08 wrote:
katthegreat11 wrote:Had my JS1! Went well I think :) I was told earliest I'd hear back is a week, latest is April 1.

Whoa, so JS2 wave late next week confirmed? Does that mean there might not be one this week at all?

Not necessarily -- katthegreat was told they would hear back as early as next week; that's probably allowing some time for faculty review of their application. Doesn't necessarily mean no one will hear back before next week. All hope is not lost!


My logic wasn't that kat hearing back by next week at the earliest meant none of us could hear back earlier, it was a little more convoluted than that.

If there are five waves this year like there were last year (kind of) we have one more before the final one, and if it's going to occur next week (which it must, if kat could possibly hear back in a positive way next week) it won't occur this week.

Of course, all of my assumptions so far have been wrong, and there's no reason whatsoever why there couldn't be six waves. I'm just speculating.


Also, we're not certain the statement "The earliest I'd hear back" referenced only good news. Obviously not saying Kat's going to get bad news ( they don't get in I will give up all hope for myself ) but if that's the general statement I would expect non JS2 to hear back earlier and JS2 with a JS1 this week to be in the final wave.

Seems quite likely there are a ding wave and the big WL wave next week, with good news coming this week or two weeks

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby pragmaticpoet » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:05 am

Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash wrote:
Kinch08 wrote:
forum_user wrote:
Kinch08 wrote:
katthegreat11 wrote:Had my JS1! Went well I think :) I was told earliest I'd hear back is a week, latest is April 1.

Whoa, so JS2 wave late next week confirmed? Does that mean there might not be one this week at all?

Not necessarily -- katthegreat was told they would hear back as early as next week; that's probably allowing some time for faculty review of their application. Doesn't necessarily mean no one will hear back before next week. All hope is not lost!


My logic wasn't that kat hearing back by next week at the earliest meant none of us could hear back earlier, it was a little more convoluted than that.

If there are five waves this year like there were last year (kind of) we have one more before the final one, and if it's going to occur next week (which it must, if kat could possibly hear back in a positive way next week) it won't occur this week.

Of course, all of my assumptions so far have been wrong, and there's no reason whatsoever why there couldn't be six waves. I'm just speculating.


Also, we're not certain the statement "The earliest I'd hear back" referenced only good news. Obviously not saying Kat's going to get bad news ( they don't get in I will give up all hope for myself ) but if that's the general statement I would expect non JS2 to hear back earlier and JS2 with a JS1 this week to be in the final wave.

Seems quite likely there are a ding wave and the big WL wave next week, with good news coming this week or two weeks


Does anyone know how many interviews are scheduled for today? Or what time they're going till?

And have there been other days with both JS1s happening and a JS2 wave?

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby alpinespring » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:06 am

pragmaticpoet wrote:Always fun seeing the number of people on this forum slowly start increasing as it gets closer to 10:30 and then die out as we're all proven wrong day after day


+1. Witty lol.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Pozzo » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:12 am

alpinespring wrote:
pragmaticpoet wrote:Always fun seeing the number of people on this forum slowly start increasing as it gets closer to 10:30 and then die out as we're all proven wrong day after day


+1. Witty lol.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Smc1994 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:17 am

neurotically refreshing this thread

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby pragmaticpoet » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:23 am

Smc1994 wrote:neurotically refreshing this thread


Glad to see I am not the only insane one with hope left for today.

How many days in a row do you suppose we can do this before just completely giving up

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby kubakuba » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:24 am

To all the admissions pundits and foretellers - can we reasonably hope at this point for any additional JS1 wave? Since Kat has basically got the confirmation that they will make the final decisions by April 1, it leaves very little room for any additional invitations if you ask me... What do you think?

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Kinch08 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:29 am

kubakuba wrote:To all the admissions pundits and foretellers - can we reasonably hope at this point for any additional JS1 wave? Since Kat has basically got the confirmation that they will make the final decisions by April 1, it leaves very little room for any additional invitations if you ask me... What do you think?


Last cycle, there weren't any JS1 waves this late in the year. Of course, you could always go waitlist->JS1->admission.

In years past, I gather that there've been JS1 waves super late in the cycle, and then JS2's given out a week later. So it's possible.

If I were you, I'd hold out hope until tomorrow. After tomorrow, I'd start managing expectations. I think the odds of another JS1 wave with less than 2 weeks until the due date are quite low.

The more realistic hope is that you'll get in off the waitlist; the best estimates we have say that about 1 in 4 people do. Those aren't bad odds, and even if they aren't great odds they're better than the odds of a JS1 next week or later.
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby unrelated » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:30 am

Kinch08 wrote:
kubakuba wrote:To all the admissions pundits and foretellers - can we reasonably hope at this point for any additional JS1 wave? Since Kat has basically got the confirmation that they will make the final decisions by April 1, it leaves very little room for any additional invitations if you ask me... What do you think?


Last cycle, there weren't any JS1 waves this late in the year. Of course, you could always go waitlist->JS1->admission.

In years past, I gather that there've been JS1 waves super late in the cycle, and then JS2's given out a week later. So it's possible.

If I were you, I'd hold out hope until tomorrow. After tomorrow, I'd start managing expectations. I think the odds of another JS1 wave with less than 2 weeks until the due date are quite low.


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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby chandhi » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:32 am

unrelated wrote:
Kinch08 wrote:
kubakuba wrote:To all the admissions pundits and foretellers - can we reasonably hope at this point for any additional JS1 wave? Since Kat has basically got the confirmation that they will make the final decisions by April 1, it leaves very little room for any additional invitations if you ask me... What do you think?


Last cycle, there weren't any JS1 waves this late in the year. Of course, you could always go waitlist->JS1->admission.

In years past, I gather that there've been JS1 waves super late in the cycle, and then JS2's given out a week later. So it's possible.

If I were you, I'd hold out hope until tomorrow. After tomorrow, I'd start managing expectations. I think the odds of another JS1 wave with less than 2 weeks until the due date are quite low.


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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby kubakuba » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:36 am

Kinch08 wrote:
kubakuba wrote:To all the admissions pundits and foretellers - can we reasonably hope at this point for any additional JS1 wave? Since Kat has basically got the confirmation that they will make the final decisions by April 1, it leaves very little room for any additional invitations if you ask me... What do you think?


Last cycle, there weren't any JS1 waves this late in the year. Of course, you could always go waitlist->JS1->admission.

In years past, I gather that there've been JS1 waves super late in the cycle, and then JS2's given out a week later. So it's possible.

If I were you, I'd hold out hope until tomorrow. After tomorrow, I'd start managing expectations. I think the odds of another JS1 wave with less than 2 weeks until the due date are quite low.

The more realistic hope is that you'll get in off the waitlist; the best estimates we have say that about 1 in 4 people do. Those aren't bad odds, and even if they aren't great odds they're better than the odds of a JS1 next week or later.


Thanks for the insight, sounds reasonable! One more additional question: you said that last cycle there were no JS1 waves this late in the year. But isn't it also true that there were more JS1 waves by this point last year?

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Kinch08 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:42 am

kubakuba wrote:
Kinch08 wrote:
kubakuba wrote:To all the admissions pundits and foretellers - can we reasonably hope at this point for any additional JS1 wave? Since Kat has basically got the confirmation that they will make the final decisions by April 1, it leaves very little room for any additional invitations if you ask me... What do you think?


Last cycle, there weren't any JS1 waves this late in the year. Of course, you could always go waitlist->JS1->admission.

In years past, I gather that there've been JS1 waves super late in the cycle, and then JS2's given out a week later. So it's possible.

If I were you, I'd hold out hope until tomorrow. After tomorrow, I'd start managing expectations. I think the odds of another JS1 wave with less than 2 weeks until the due date are quite low.

The more realistic hope is that you'll get in off the waitlist; the best estimates we have say that about 1 in 4 people do. Those aren't bad odds, and even if they aren't great odds they're better than the odds of a JS1 next week or later.


Thanks for the insight, sounds reasonable! One more additional question: you said that last cycle there were no JS1 waves this late in the year. But isn't it also true that there were more JS1 waves by this point last year?


Has anybody been keeping track of JS1 waves this year? IDK how many there've been. Sure seems like less. But then, there's no guarantee that the number of waves says as much as we would like it to about the number of JS1's that've been sent out.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby EMPS2020 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:56 am

If I had my JS1 in late January and havent heard back yet, do we think it is likely that I will be WL/rejected or there is still hope for a JS2? Feeling nervous that I wasnt in the 2/22 JS2 wave. Sorta lost hope after that.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Kinch08 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:11 pm

EMPS2020 wrote:If I had my JS1 in late January and havent heard back yet, do we think it is likely that I will be WL/rejected or there is still hope for a JS2? Feeling nervous that I wasnt in the 2/22 JS2 wave. Sorta lost hope after that.


No reason whatsoever to lose hope. Plenty of people from very early in the cycle get admitted in very late waves, so people from quite late in the cycle definitely aren't guaranteed a sub-thirty-day turnaround--in fact, it would be somewhat unusual. You were more likely to be in a later wave than in the 2/22 one from the start. Everything's going fine for you, there's nothing to do but wait.
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby pragmaticpoet » Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:12 pm

So today's not happening I guess? Past 12 now..

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby laqueredup » Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:13 pm

Rigo wrote:No each page is 25 posts regardless of post length.

oops, I apologize for the wasted space 8)

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby dyebri » Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:22 pm

You guys I've said it before and I'll say it again. It's not today. It will be tommorow


Chanel1202 what's the status on this countercycle

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby pragmaticpoet » Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:22 pm

dyebri wrote:You guys I've said it before and I'll say it again. It's not today. It will be tommorow


Chanel1202 what's the status on this countercycle



What is a countercycle?

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby dyebri » Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:24 pm

pragmaticpoet wrote:
dyebri wrote:You guys I've said it before and I'll say it again. It's not today. It will be tommorow


Chanel1202 what's the status on this countercycle



What is a countercycle?


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