Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

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Still standing? Where in the WL process are you?

JSNone-> WL -> Have Withdrawn since
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JSNone-> WL (will ride it out)
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JSNone-> WL (planning to withdraw)
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JSNone-> WL-> Dinged or/ No JS1 yet or/ No JS2 yet
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JSNone-> WL -> JS1 -> JS2 !!
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JS1 -> WL -> Have Withdrawn since
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JS1 -> WL (will ride it out)
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JS1 -> WL (planning to withdraw)
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby SpookySalem92 » Mon May 01, 2017 9:41 am

notsonotorious wrote:
Rigo wrote:If it makes anyone feel better regarding Facebook, I have two friends in the group. One is a current Harvard 1L and the other took a CCN fully.
I wouldn't put too much stock in the number of members.


I second this. I am a member of 2 fb groups at schools I have formally turned down. Literally too lazy to leave the groups because I could do something more meaningful with my time, like writing about it on TLS


Is it sad that this does actually make me feel better? Thank you TLS WL support groups.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby gargleblaster » Mon May 01, 2017 9:42 am

Npret wrote:
gargleblaster wrote:
notsonotorious wrote:
gargleblaster wrote:If accepted I'll def accept their offer.

If they don't come through with financial aid I feel like I'll just drop out and reapply next year


Seems like a good way to get on their shitlist?


Reapply to other schools that aren't them is what I meant.


I don't really understand your thinking. You're going to accept an offer at Harvard that you know won't be giving you the financial aid you think you need. So then you're going to spend a year waiting and reapplying to other schools? Does this really comes down to how much financial aid Harvard will give you? I mean you just want to see the actual number so you can then withdraw and spend a year reapplying?


Well first off, I'm not sure how much money they will offer. If I knew that now I would be able to make a decision. What I'm trying to express (poorly) is that I'm unclear how H will assess my parental resources. When I was in college, most colleges expected my parents to contribute ~10k and obviously I had nothing. When I looked into this "institutional method" the calculator spit out like 60k a year from my parents - which would require them liquidating their entire life savings including their house and ruining their retirement.

I feel like this isn't right, but I can't get any solid info so I'm appealing to y'all here.

As far as accepting H's offer, I'm not super against doing something else for a year and just taking a heavily discounted lower t14 offer next year in the face of 300k loans from H. But if I'm totally miscalculating how much H is willing to offer I'm totally willing to wait and see and then drop off later if it doesn't work out.

Y'all seem sure that I won't get any aid but my point is that I have no clue, even with the info H publishes, because they don't just post a calculator.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby gargleblaster » Mon May 01, 2017 9:49 am

notsonotorious wrote:
Npret wrote:
gargleblaster wrote:
notsonotorious wrote:
gargleblaster wrote:If accepted I'll def accept their offer.

If they don't come through with financial aid I feel like I'll just drop out and reapply next year


Seems like a good way to get on their shitlist?


Reapply to other schools that aren't them is what I meant.


I don't really understand your thinking. You're going to accept an offer at Harvard that you know won't be giving you the financial aid you think you need. So then you're going to spend a year waiting and reapplying to other schools? Does this really comes down to how much financial aid Harvard will give you? I mean you just want to see the actual number so you can then withdraw and spend a year reapplying?


Ditto. Seems like if the problem is "I have good $$$ offers from other schools ++ me/my parents have enough income/assets that Harvard probably won't give me a good package +++ I am $$$ sensitive" the answer is: EITHER strongly consider going to one of those schools now because you will almost certainly be unhappy with Harvard's award OR make peace with taking out higher loans if you really want to go to Harvard.

It doesn't seem to be the case that you're desperate about going to Harvard at any cost since you're talking about giving that up as an option if it's not affordable so it really feels like the former is your answer.


I'd say your spot on except that I'd frame myfamily $$ situation as "we have enough $$ that we are comfortable, but not enough to pay anything meaningful towards college/ls and also live in a super high COL place so our finances appear inflated" - depending on how FA iscalculated H could either be affordable or not. in undergrad I got wildly disparate need based offers due to the differences between how schools treated my family's finances.

I'm expecting H to cost more, I just can't tell if it's going to be like 20-30k more or if it will be more like 150k more - the first I consider doable, the second is not

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby SpookySalem92 » Mon May 01, 2017 9:54 am

I think, basically, you're saying you're in a situation quite a few of us are probably also in. My calculated parental contribution will be incredibly high and they also are not planning on/able to actually contribute that, hence I've accepted that going to Harvard will likely: a). be at sticker, and b). require me to take out more loans than I would had I taken a scholarship offer from a lower-ranked school.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby notsonotorious » Mon May 01, 2017 9:57 am

gargleblaster wrote:
notsonotorious wrote:
Npret wrote:
gargleblaster wrote:
notsonotorious wrote:
gargleblaster wrote:If accepted I'll def accept their offer.

If they don't come through with financial aid I feel like I'll just drop out and reapply next year


Seems like a good way to get on their shitlist?


Reapply to other schools that aren't them is what I meant.


I don't really understand your thinking. You're going to accept an offer at Harvard that you know won't be giving you the financial aid you think you need. So then you're going to spend a year waiting and reapplying to other schools? Does this really comes down to how much financial aid Harvard will give you? I mean you just want to see the actual number so you can then withdraw and spend a year reapplying?


Ditto. Seems like if the problem is "I have good $$$ offers from other schools ++ me/my parents have enough income/assets that Harvard probably won't give me a good package +++ I am $$$ sensitive" the answer is: EITHER strongly consider going to one of those schools now because you will almost certainly be unhappy with Harvard's award OR make peace with taking out higher loans if you really want to go to Harvard.

It doesn't seem to be the case that you're desperate about going to Harvard at any cost since you're talking about giving that up as an option if it's not affordable so it really feels like the former is your answer.


I'd say your spot on except that I'd frame myfamily $$ situation as "we have enough $$ that we are comfortable, but not enough to pay anything meaningful towards college/ls and also live in a super high COL place so our finances appear inflated" - depending on how FA iscalculated H could either be affordable or not. in undergrad I got wildly disparate need based offers due to the differences between how schools treated my family's finances.

I'm expecting H to cost more, I just can't tell if it's going to be like 20-30k more or if it will be more like 150k more - the first I consider doable, the second is not


Honestly doubt anyone on this board can really answer this for you with any precision but I think the sense you're getting from the group is that "my family lives in a high COL place" won't make H very empathetic. Might be helpful to see if any current students in a similar situation can shed some light. But my gut still is that you're very debt sensitive and even in the best circumstances, H means taking on a lot of debt. I still don't really understand the tangibility of the other offers and why you couldn't just take one of those if H gives you a lousy package.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby ZVBXRPL » Mon May 01, 2017 9:58 am

Any1 know if Harvard looks at stepmothers income? Does H use CSS?

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby Rigo » Mon May 01, 2017 10:00 am

notsonotorious wrote:Honestly doubt anyone on this board can really answer this for you with any precision but I think the sense you're getting from the group is that "my family lives in a high COL place" won't make H very empathetic. Might be helpful to see if any current students in a similar situation can shed some light. But my gut still is that you're very debt sensitive and even in the best circumstances, H means taking on a lot of debt. I still don't really understand the tangibility of the other offers and why you couldn't just take one of those if H gives you a lousy package.

You'll have to withdraw from all other schools within 24 hours if you accept H waitlist offer, so you won't have other offers to fall back on.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby Rigo » Mon May 01, 2017 10:01 am

ZVBXRPL wrote:Any1 know if Harvard looks at stepmothers income? Does H use CSS?

1) not sure, but I would expect so if your dad and stepmom are married since its household income.
2) yes

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby gargleblaster » Mon May 01, 2017 10:03 am

Rigo wrote:
notsonotorious wrote:Honestly doubt anyone on this board can really answer this for you with any precision but I think the sense you're getting from the group is that "my family lives in a high COL place" won't make H very empathetic. Might be helpful to see if any current students in a similar situation can shed some light. But my gut still is that you're very debt sensitive and even in the best circumstances, H means taking on a lot of debt. I still don't really understand the tangibility of the other offers and why you couldn't just take one of those if H gives you a lousy package.

You'll have to withdraw from all other schools within 24 hours if you accept H waitlist offer, so you won't have other offers to fall back on.


Ya this is the prob. I have to just jump and hope that H is generous? It's tempting for sure, but I think ultimately foolish.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby notsonotorious » Mon May 01, 2017 10:06 am

gargleblaster wrote:
Rigo wrote:
notsonotorious wrote:Honestly doubt anyone on this board can really answer this for you with any precision but I think the sense you're getting from the group is that "my family lives in a high COL place" won't make H very empathetic. Might be helpful to see if any current students in a similar situation can shed some light. But my gut still is that you're very debt sensitive and even in the best circumstances, H means taking on a lot of debt. I still don't really understand the tangibility of the other offers and why you couldn't just take one of those if H gives you a lousy package.

You'll have to withdraw from all other schools within 24 hours if you accept H waitlist offer, so you won't have other offers to fall back on.


Ya this is the prob. I have to just jump and hope that H is generous? It's tempting for sure, but I think ultimately foolish.


Probably so.

Also, could make the argument that chance of getting in next yr into those other schools are lower after you've spurned them this yr.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby drjekyllope » Mon May 01, 2017 10:27 am

Rigo wrote:Basically this is just me saying that every school other than THE school just outside of Boston :wink: is a dumpster fire and I would never ever ever go to them over the greatest law school OF ALL TIME!

(Pick me!!)

just declined admission, left a note saying "let Rigo have my spot"

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby Npret » Mon May 01, 2017 10:30 am

gargleblaster wrote:
Rigo wrote:
notsonotorious wrote:Honestly doubt anyone on this board can really answer this for you with any precision but I think the sense you're getting from the group is that "my family lives in a high COL place" won't make H very empathetic. Might be helpful to see if any current students in a similar situation can shed some light. But my gut still is that you're very debt sensitive and even in the best circumstances, H means taking on a lot of debt. I still don't really understand the tangibility of the other offers and why you couldn't just take one of those if H gives you a lousy package.

You'll have to withdraw from all other schools within 24 hours if you accept H waitlist offer, so you won't have other offers to fall back on.


Ya this is the prob. I have to just jump and hope that H is generous? It's tempting for sure, but I think ultimately foolish.

What's your price point? I mean it sounds like Harvard won't get close to what you want. You do understand that Harvard doesn't make parents sell the house, you just aren't entitled to need based aid for that contribution and you can borrow it. You could even get L I PP for that amount of debt.

Many students are in the same situation as you. The reason is that people from poorer families get more need based aid. That's just the way of financial aid.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby Rigo » Mon May 01, 2017 10:32 am

drjekyllope wrote:
Rigo wrote:Basically this is just me saying that every school other than THE school just outside of Boston :wink: is a dumpster fire and I would never ever ever go to them over the greatest law school OF ALL TIME!
(Pick me!!)

just declined admission, left a note saying "let Rigo have my spot"

You're the best. I'm buying you a drink at the Harvard-Yale game.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby gargleblaster » Mon May 01, 2017 10:39 am

Npret wrote:
gargleblaster wrote:
Rigo wrote:
notsonotorious wrote:Honestly doubt anyone on this board can really answer this for you with any precision but I think the sense you're getting from the group is that "my family lives in a high COL place" won't make H very empathetic. Might be helpful to see if any current students in a similar situation can shed some light. But my gut still is that you're very debt sensitive and even in the best circumstances, H means taking on a lot of debt. I still don't really understand the tangibility of the other offers and why you couldn't just take one of those if H gives you a lousy package.

You'll have to withdraw from all other schools within 24 hours if you accept H waitlist offer, so you won't have other offers to fall back on.


Ya this is the prob. I have to just jump and hope that H is generous? It's tempting for sure, but I think ultimately foolish.

What's your price point? I mean it sounds like Harvard won't get close to what you want. You do understand that Harvard doesn't make parents sell the house, you just aren't entitled to need based aid for that contribution and you can borrow it. You could even get L I PP for that amount of debt.

Many students are in the same situation as you. The reason is that people from poorer families get more need based aid. That's just the way of financial aid.


Oh well. I'll​ probably stay on the waitlist and see what happens and decide later.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby SpookySalem92 » Mon May 01, 2017 10:49 am

gargleblaster wrote:
Npret wrote:
gargleblaster wrote:
Rigo wrote:
notsonotorious wrote:Honestly doubt anyone on this board can really answer this for you with any precision but I think the sense you're getting from the group is that "my family lives in a high COL place" won't make H very empathetic. Might be helpful to see if any current students in a similar situation can shed some light. But my gut still is that you're very debt sensitive and even in the best circumstances, H means taking on a lot of debt. I still don't really understand the tangibility of the other offers and why you couldn't just take one of those if H gives you a lousy package.

You'll have to withdraw from all other schools within 24 hours if you accept H waitlist offer, so you won't have other offers to fall back on.


Ya this is the prob. I have to just jump and hope that H is generous? It's tempting for sure, but I think ultimately foolish.

What's your price point? I mean it sounds like Harvard won't get close to what you want. You do understand that Harvard doesn't make parents sell the house, you just aren't entitled to need based aid for that contribution and you can borrow it. You could even get L I PP for that amount of debt.

Many students are in the same situation as you. The reason is that people from poorer families get more need based aid. That's just the way of financial aid.


Oh well. I'll​ probably stay on the waitlist and see what happens and decide later.


I guess to be fair, this is essentially the consideration we all should always have had in mind in applying to Harvard. The substance and process of our financial aid calculation wouldn't have differed had we been straight admits, it's just the notification that differs...I know that's pretty much exactly what you're driving at, but for me the knowledge that if I'm #blessed enough to have that choice the outcome will be whatever it would have been in any scenario is comforting.
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby enoca » Mon May 01, 2017 10:49 am

gargleblaster wrote:When I looked into this "institutional method" the calculator spit out like 60k a year from my parents - which would require them liquidating their entire life savings including their house and ruining their retirement.


That doesn't sound right. If your parents' life savings + the value of their home is only 180k or so, there is no way Harvard expects that much. Parental retirement accounts are also not considered as part of the resource assessment.

Harvard has pretty detailed explanations on their website about how they calculate their numbers. If have all your parents' info on hand, I think you should be able to ballpark it. I'd definitely do some more research, if I were you.

A parent resource assessment is a combination of two separate assessments of financial strength, one based on income and the other based on assets. Parents can expect to see a resource assessment from income that is roughly 22% to 47% of their available income. Available income is not the same as gross income or adjusted gross income or even net income; it is a calculated number that is determined by the need analysis process. It is a measure of what is available from a family’s income after subtracting taxes, a standard living allowance based on family size and state of residence, and other allowances as determined annually by Harvard Law School’s Financial Aid Committee.

Parents can expect to see a resource assessment from assets that is roughly 3-6% of their adjusted net worth. Adjusted net worth is likewise a calculated number determined through the need analysis process. Adjusted net worth is based on the total net worth, with allowances for the protection of a portion of assets needed for retirement, home maintenance, and future education of any children in the household that are still under 18. The IM need analysis formula assumes that a small portion of the net worth remaining after these allowances can be combined with the available income assessment to determine the total family resources available for financing education.

The total assessed family/parent resources is the sum of the income and asset resource assessments.


http://hls.harvard.edu/dept/sfs/financi ... resources/
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby AllHailKingMao » Mon May 01, 2017 10:54 am

enoca wrote:
gargleblaster wrote:When I looked into this "institutional method" the calculator spit out like 60k a year from my parents - which would require them liquidating their entire life savings including their house and ruining their retirement.


That doesn't sound right. If your parents' life savings + the value of their home is less only 180k or so, there is no way Harvard expects that much. Parental retirement accounts are also not considered as part of the resource assessment.

Harvard has pretty detailed explanations on their website about how they calculate their numbers. If have all your parents' info on hand, I think you should be able to ballpark it. I'd definitely do some more research, if I were you.

A parent resource assessment is a combination of two separate assessments of financial strength, one based on income and the other based on assets. Parents can expect to see a resource assessment from income that is roughly 22% to 47% of their available income. Available income is not the same as gross income or adjusted gross income or even net income; it is a calculated number that is determined by the need analysis process. It is a measure of what is available from a family’s income after subtracting taxes, a standard living allowance based on family size and state of residence, and other allowances as determined annually by Harvard Law School’s Financial Aid Committee.

Parents can expect to see a resource assessment from assets that is roughly 3-6% of their adjusted net worth. Adjusted net worth is likewise a calculated number determined through the need analysis process. Adjusted net worth is based on the total net worth, with allowances for the protection of a portion of assets needed for retirement, home maintenance, and future education of any children in the household that are still under 18. The IM need analysis formula assumes that a small portion of the net worth remaining after these allowances can be combined with the available income assessment to determine the total family resources available for financing education.

The total assessed family/parent resources is the sum of the income and asset resource assessments.


http://hls.harvard.edu/dept/sfs/financi ... resources/


What is this calculator you speak of? It'd be interesting to see what it spits out for me. Could you send me a link?

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby ohgosh » Mon May 01, 2017 11:04 am

bearedman8 wrote:
enoca wrote:Columbia has a bigger class size than Chicago.


This is TCR, although I'm not sure what's with NYU and why Chicago is combined with NYU in the poll. Columbia is more like Harvard than Chicago is, though, so the slight preference makes sense to me.

There's also a crazy small sample size here. Harvard waitlists like 800+ people.


Oh wow! That's a lot of people! Do they publish this statistic anywhere?

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby sittykitty » Mon May 01, 2017 11:05 am

All I'm saying is that I would weep with joy for the opportunity to go to Harvard at full sticker whether it's offered in May or September. Your move, Harvard.

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Postby unrelated » Mon May 01, 2017 11:09 am

sittykitty wrote:All I'm saying is that I would weep with joy for the opportunity to go to Harvard at full sticker whether it's offered in May or September. Your move, Harvard.


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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby Npret » Mon May 01, 2017 11:41 am

AllHailKingMao wrote:
enoca wrote:
gargleblaster wrote:When I looked into this "institutional method" the calculator spit out like 60k a year from my parents - which would require them liquidating their entire life savings including their house and ruining their retirement.


That doesn't sound right. If your parents' life savings + the value of their home is less only 180k or so, there is no way Harvard expects that much. Parental retirement accounts are also not considered as part of the resource assessment.

Harvard has pretty detailed explanations on their website about how they calculate their numbers. If have all your parents' info on hand, I think you should be able to ballpark it. I'd definitely do some more research, if I were you.

A parent resource assessment is a combination of two separate assessments of financial strength, one based on income and the other based on assets. Parents can expect to see a resource assessment from income that is roughly 22% to 47% of their available income. Available income is not the same as gross income or adjusted gross income or even net income; it is a calculated number that is determined by the need analysis process. It is a measure of what is available from a family’s income after subtracting taxes, a standard living allowance based on family size and state of residence, and other allowances as determined annually by Harvard Law School’s Financial Aid Committee.

Parents can expect to see a resource assessment from assets that is roughly 3-6% of their adjusted net worth. Adjusted net worth is likewise a calculated number determined through the need analysis process. Adjusted net worth is based on the total net worth, with allowances for the protection of a portion of assets needed for retirement, home maintenance, and future education of any children in the household that are still under 18. The IM need analysis formula assumes that a small portion of the net worth remaining after these allowances can be combined with the available income assessment to determine the total family resources available for financing education.

The total assessed family/parent resources is the sum of the income and asset resource assessments.


http://hls.harvard.edu/dept/sfs/financi ... resources/


What is this calculator you speak of? It'd be interesting to see what it spits out for me. Could you send me a link?

http://www.finaid.org/calculators/finaidestimate.phtml

This has a calculator with a drop down menu that allows the choice of institutional methodology that Harvard uses for financial aid.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby LenasLuthors » Mon May 01, 2017 12:47 pm

needbasedlaw wrote:Did any of you guys get an email from HLS regarding the waitlist (besides confirming your position on it)? It was mentioned here https://www.reddit.com/r/lawschooladmissions/comments/67wxpm/hls_waitlist_email/:
I don't know who else got the email from HLS about the waitlist, but in the email they sent me it said the following:

"By remaining active on the waitlist you agree to:

Accept an offer of admission if it is extended to you; we will ask that you accept the offer of admission within 24 hours.
Accept the offer before you have received any information about your financial aid package at HLS. Please keep in mind our financial aid packages are need-based and therefore are not affected by the admissions timeline—packages for waitlist admits are determined in exactly the same way as those admitted earlier in the cycle.

Accept the offer before you have a chance to secure housing. Historically this has not been a problem since three housing options (HLS dorms, Harvard University Housing, and the private Cambridge housing market) typically remain very active throughout the summer.
Withdraw your seat at any school to which you have committed if offered admission at HLS."

Does this mean that by remaining on the waitlist I HAVE to accept an offer from them if they extend one to me?


I didn't get this email. *commences rampant speculation* :shock:

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby Rigo » Mon May 01, 2017 12:50 pm

Yeah I got the email.

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Postby lawlzschool » Mon May 01, 2017 12:57 pm

LenasLuthors wrote:
needbasedlaw wrote:Did any of you guys get an email from HLS regarding the waitlist (besides confirming your position on it)? It was mentioned here https://www.reddit.com/r/lawschooladmissions/comments/67wxpm/hls_waitlist_email/:
I don't know who else got the email from HLS about the waitlist, but in the email they sent me it said the following:

"By remaining active on the waitlist you agree to:

Accept an offer of admission if it is extended to you; we will ask that you accept the offer of admission within 24 hours.
Accept the offer before you have received any information about your financial aid package at HLS. Please keep in mind our financial aid packages are need-based and therefore are not affected by the admissions timeline—packages for waitlist admits are determined in exactly the same way as those admitted earlier in the cycle.

Accept the offer before you have a chance to secure housing. Historically this has not been a problem since three housing options (HLS dorms, Harvard University Housing, and the private Cambridge housing market) typically remain very active throughout the summer.
Withdraw your seat at any school to which you have committed if offered admission at HLS."

Does this mean that by remaining on the waitlist I HAVE to accept an offer from them if they extend one to me?


I didn't get this email. *commences rampant speculation* :shock:


i would check spam or email filters and if you cant find it i would double check with them that you accepted the wl cause it was def a mass listserv to everyone on the wl, not selective people

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby LenasLuthors » Mon May 01, 2017 1:14 pm

lawlzschool wrote:
LenasLuthors wrote:
needbasedlaw wrote:Did any of you guys get an email from HLS regarding the waitlist (besides confirming your position on it)? It was mentioned here https://www.reddit.com/r/lawschooladmissions/comments/67wxpm/hls_waitlist_email/:
I don't know who else got the email from HLS about the waitlist, but in the email they sent me it said the following:

"By remaining active on the waitlist you agree to:

Accept an offer of admission if it is extended to you; we will ask that you accept the offer of admission within 24 hours.
Accept the offer before you have received any information about your financial aid package at HLS. Please keep in mind our financial aid packages are need-based and therefore are not affected by the admissions timeline—packages for waitlist admits are determined in exactly the same way as those admitted earlier in the cycle.

Accept the offer before you have a chance to secure housing. Historically this has not been a problem since three housing options (HLS dorms, Harvard University Housing, and the private Cambridge housing market) typically remain very active throughout the summer.
Withdraw your seat at any school to which you have committed if offered admission at HLS."

Does this mean that by remaining on the waitlist I HAVE to accept an offer from them if they extend one to me?


I didn't get this email. *commences rampant speculation* :shock:


i would check spam or email filters and if you cant find it i would double check with them that you accepted the wl cause it was def a mass listserv to everyone on the wl, not selective people


Nothing in spam ... The only thing I got was the confirmation that said "we have updated your status to active on the waitlist" on 3/31. How recent was this other email?



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