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
33%
Thursday 3/30
13
12%
Friday 3/31
29
27%
Saturday 4/1
10
9%
 
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Instrumental » Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:06 pm

Mr_Chukes wrote:
chasima wrote:
Pozzo wrote:
Mrs_Chukes wrote:What if I told you...there was a JS2 wave today but no one on TLS got one

:shock:

I'd say you really know how to emotionally exploit a critical mass of high-strung individuals on the internet.


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chukes your wife is trying to stir up trouble!!!

Get back in the house and stop causing trouble lol.

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

Postby calpolisci2016 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:51 pm

Anyone else now thinking there'll only be one massive JS2 wave in the last week of march?

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

Postby Kinch08 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:06 pm

pkalltheway wrote:
appind wrote:
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.


why.won't.they.love. me.


This cycle does seem unusual OR harvard has changed how they interview. There has been a remarkable consistency in the way interview waves came in in previous cycles total of 22-24 JS1 waves. Usually there are 4 JS1 waves in March.

this year there was one on March 1st, but no JS1 waves after that.


Are we sure that April 1st is the deadline? The website says decisions will go out by the end of April. :(


I'm 100% sure that I saw something on some official harvard site/material (their application, maybe?) that said anyone who went complete by the deadline (2/1) would receive a decision by 4/1. It's clear from past years that anyone who gets admitted, regardless of when they went complete, will get a decision by 4/1, and that the only people who don't are people who:

a) went complete after the deadline, and

b) get WL'd or dinged.

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

Postby curry1 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:22 pm

calpolisci2016 wrote:Anyone else now thinking there'll only be one massive JS2 wave in the last week of march?


With the way this cycle is going, I'm fully expecting to wait until 3/31 for a decision.

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

Postby appind » Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:57 pm

Kinch08 wrote:
pkalltheway wrote:
appind wrote:
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.


why.won't.they.love. me.


This cycle does seem unusual OR harvard has changed how they interview. There has been a remarkable consistency in the way interview waves came in in previous cycles total of 22-24 JS1 waves. Usually there are 4 JS1 waves in March.

this year there was one on March 1st, but no JS1 waves after that.


Are we sure that April 1st is the deadline? The website says decisions will go out by the end of April. :(


I'm 100% sure that I saw something on some official harvard site/material (their application, maybe?) that said anyone who went complete by the deadline (2/1) would receive a decision by 4/1. It's clear from past years that anyone who gets admitted, regardless of when they went complete, will get a decision by 4/1, and that the only people who don't are people who:

a) went complete after the deadline, and

b) get WL'd or dinged.


Agree that there will be decision or WL by 4/1.

Interesting tho that this cycle DOES APPEAR unusual. Usual JS1 waves are missing.

There is only one way to resolve this. someone should go thru the thread counting

1. All JS1 wave dates Jan onward
2. All JS1 and JS2 reported on TLS in this cycle


TLS MAGIC tells us that total # of TLS JS1 reports before WL must be between harvard's 25/75% lsat (170-174) and JS2s reports before WL ~150.

If the reports are less than that then there will be a corresponding wave remaining.

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

Postby KateMcKitten » Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:42 pm

Kinch08 wrote:
pkalltheway wrote:
appind wrote:
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.


why.won't.they.love. me.


This cycle does seem unusual OR harvard has changed how they interview. There has been a remarkable consistency in the way interview waves came in in previous cycles total of 22-24 JS1 waves. Usually there are 4 JS1 waves in March.

this year there was one on March 1st, but no JS1 waves after that.


Are we sure that April 1st is the deadline? The website says decisions will go out by the end of April. :(


I'm 100% sure that I saw something on some official harvard site/material (their application, maybe?) that said anyone who went complete by the deadline (2/1) would receive a decision by 4/1. It's clear from past years that anyone who gets admitted, regardless of when they went complete, will get a decision by 4/1, and that the only people who don't are people who:

a) went complete after the deadline, and

b) get WL'd or dinged.

I believe your app only had to be *received* by 2/1, not go complete, to hear back by 4/1. I may know this because, as I went complete on 2/14, I may have had a meltdown and did a lot of research on the subject.

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

Postby gypsyroselily » Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:56 pm

Can you be waitlisted without a JS1?

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

Postby appind » Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:07 pm

gypsyroselily wrote:Can you be waitlisted without a JS1?


Yes.

65% of those WL'ed are WL without JS1

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

Postby appind » Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:50 pm

was a single JS1 report in this thread on 3/13 a hoax or real?

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

Postby hydrohect » Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:06 pm

appind wrote:was a single JS1 report in this thread on 3/13 a hoax or real?

I vote real. katthegreat seemed sincere.

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

Postby Kinch08 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:22 pm

appind wrote:was a single JS1 report in this thread on 3/13 a hoax or real?


Yeah what he said. Pretty sure it was real, that person has posted in the thread since then and seems legit.

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Postby gwillygecko » Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:32 pm

KateMcKitten wrote:
Kinch08 wrote:
pkalltheway wrote:
appind wrote:
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.


why.won't.they.love. me.


This cycle does seem unusual OR harvard has changed how they interview. There has been a remarkable consistency in the way interview waves came in in previous cycles total of 22-24 JS1 waves. Usually there are 4 JS1 waves in March.

this year there was one on March 1st, but no JS1 waves after that.


Are we sure that April 1st is the deadline? The website says decisions will go out by the end of April. :(


I'm 100% sure that I saw something on some official harvard site/material (their application, maybe?) that said anyone who went complete by the deadline (2/1) would receive a decision by 4/1. It's clear from past years that anyone who gets admitted, regardless of when they went complete, will get a decision by 4/1, and that the only people who don't are people who:

a) went complete after the deadline, and

b) get WL'd or dinged.

I believe your app only had to be *received* by 2/1, not go complete, to hear back by 4/1. I may know this because, as I went complete on 2/14, I may have had a meltdown and did a lot of research on the subject.


Website just says get full consideration if you apply on time and receive decision by late April

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

Postby appind » Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:40 pm

hydrohect wrote:
appind wrote:was a single JS1 report in this thread on 3/13 a hoax or real?

I vote real. katthegreat seemed sincere.


if that was the only JS1 reported on 3/13, then this year's waves doesn't make much sense.

1 out of every 6 JS1 is reported on TLS in typical cycles. If 20 slots opened there have to be at least 20 JS1s that day. there should have been at least 3-4 JS1 reported on TLS on 3/13 then.

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

Postby appind » Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:45 pm

This March there have been 2 waves of JS1s (if we include 3/13 which was more like droplet).

3/1
3/13

generally there are 4 waves in Mar.



if there are no more JS1s by Monday, then it's very possible that there isn't going to be any more JS1s pre WL

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

Postby appind » Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:18 am

at this point i wouldn't hold my breath, but it's possible that JS1s happen on Monday.

Last year there was a JS1 wave exact two weeks before the decision date

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Postby WordsworthIsBae » Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:48 am

Note to everyone: I had a JS1 in early March and I, like Kat, was told I'd find out by Apr1.

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Postby appind » Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:01 am

WordsworthIsBae wrote:Note to everyone: I had a JS1 in early March and I, like Kat, was told I'd find out by Apr1.


Js1 in Mar 1 wave or on Mar 13 wave?

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Postby WordsworthIsBae » Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:12 am

appind wrote:
WordsworthIsBae wrote:Note to everyone: I had a JS1 in early March and I, like Kat, was told I'd find out by Apr1.


Js1 in Mar 1 wave or on Mar 13 wave?


The invitation came late Feb. The actual interview was early March. The way I worded that was misleading. My bad.

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

Postby appind » Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:31 am

WordsworthIsBae wrote:
appind wrote:
WordsworthIsBae wrote:Note to everyone: I had a JS1 in early March and I, like Kat, was told I'd find out by Apr1.


Js1 in Mar 1 wave or on Mar 13 wave?


The invitation came late Feb. The actual interview was early March. The way I worded that was misleading. My bad.


np. thx for posting.

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Postby seeprybyrun » Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:10 am

appind wrote:In one of the past cycles, someone kept track of how many interview slots opened every week since the beginning of JS1s. At this time in Mar they had only about 750 slots for JS1s.

So they may be conducting simulatenous intvws and the actual count of JS1s could be higher.


IIRC, they said in the pre-interview directions to look out for a contact request from the official HLS Admissions Skype account. If so, it would seem to imply there's only one such account, so they can only do one interview at a time.

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

Postby calpolisci2016 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:12 am

appind wrote:
Kinch08 wrote:
pkalltheway wrote:
appind wrote:
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.


why.won't.they.love. me.


This cycle does seem unusual OR harvard has changed how they interview. There has been a remarkable consistency in the way interview waves came in in previous cycles total of 22-24 JS1 waves. Usually there are 4 JS1 waves in March.

this year there was one on March 1st, but no JS1 waves after that.


Are we sure that April 1st is the deadline? The website says decisions will go out by the end of April. :(


I'm 100% sure that I saw something on some official harvard site/material (their application, maybe?) that said anyone who went complete by the deadline (2/1) would receive a decision by 4/1. It's clear from past years that anyone who gets admitted, regardless of when they went complete, will get a decision by 4/1, and that the only people who don't are people who:

a) went complete after the deadline, and

b) get WL'd or dinged.


Agree that there will be decision or WL by 4/1.

Interesting tho that this cycle DOES APPEAR unusual. Usual JS1 waves are missing.

There is only one way to resolve this. someone should go thru the thread counting

1. All JS1 wave dates Jan onward
2. All JS1 and JS2 reported on TLS in this cycle


TLS MAGIC tells us that total # of TLS JS1 reports before WL must be between harvard's 25/75% lsat (170-174) and JS2s reports before WL ~150.

If the reports are less than that then there will be a corresponding wave remaining.


Why do all 20 slots have to be filled with an applicant? I was thinking the range of times are there because HLS wants to give people options to choose what's most convenient for them.

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

Postby calpolisci2016 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:12 am

Btw is there any hope for a JS2 wave on Monday or Tuesday?

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

Postby prepies04 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:32 am

calpolisci2016 wrote:Btw is there any hope for a JS2 wave on Monday or Tuesday?


losing all hope was freedom

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

Postby tartan2016 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:42 am

Did anyone else's status checker not update after their JS1? Apparently last year they would update it to include "interview requested" but mine never did.

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

Postby gizmo1024 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:11 pm

tartan2016 wrote:Did anyone else's status checker not update after their JS1? Apparently last year they would update it to include "interview requested" but mine never did.


Mine didn't update after JS1 either. Just says my app is complete.



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