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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby soullesswonder » Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:49 pm

Harvard has my money now, and I'm already preparing to be rejected after TS1. After all, what's the point of failing if you can't do it in as heartbreaking a fashion as possible?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby DoubleChecks » Fri Oct 16, 2009 1:37 pm

VoidSix wrote:Not to freak anyone out, but on this date last year, someone on LSN got the email scheduling the TS1.


way to freak me out! :P maybe JR is taking a bit longer to get them out; besides, it seems like every yr its a few days later haha

no one's gotten a JR1 email yet right?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby triplecats » Fri Oct 16, 2009 2:18 pm

No JR1 here. Not that I was very likely to get one, but nonetheless...

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Lmao Zedong » Fri Oct 16, 2009 2:53 pm

VoidSix wrote:Not to freak anyone out, but on this date last year, someone on LSN got the email scheduling the TS1.


i'd be curious to know what the acceptance rate is for people who get the TS1 this early in the cycle. i'd speculate that it's extremely high. i'm guessing that if you're already getting one, you are more or less a lock and the interview is mostly a formality at that point

(maybe the interview is mostly a formality for everyone who gets it, who knows. but i'd guess it's more so for people who get them this early)

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby DoubleChecks » Fri Oct 16, 2009 2:55 pm

GargamelITT wrote:
VoidSix wrote:Not to freak anyone out, but on this date last year, someone on LSN got the email scheduling the TS1.


i'd be curious to know what the acceptance rate is for people who get the TS1 this early in the cycle. i'd speculate that it's extremely high. i'm guessing that if you're already getting one, you are more or less a lock and the interview is mostly a formality at that point

(maybe the interview is mostly a formality for everyone who gets it, who knows. but i'd guess it's more so for people who get them this early)


no idea about the early part. it would suck to get a JS1 in the first batch and NO JS2...for months. i mean, even if you did get in, that is like half a yr of torment! lol

roughly 800/1100 interviewees get accepted. dont know about this yr as KB said she expected applications to be anywhere between 7400-8000 (7400 was past cycle's total app #...or did she say 7200?).

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby triplecats » Fri Oct 16, 2009 2:57 pm

Getting a first phone interview but not a second would be very sad, especially if Harvard was your first choice, but on the plus side if you got the call you probably got in somewhere else amazing.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby DoubleChecks » Fri Oct 16, 2009 3:06 pm

triplecats wrote:Getting a first phone interview but not a second would be very sad, especially if Harvard was your first choice, but on the plus side if you got the call you probably got in somewhere else amazing.


shudders at the uncertainty :P haha

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Kronk » Fri Oct 16, 2009 4:29 pm

Just to clarify, that was the email that comes prior to a JR1. I think the person's actual TS1 was two weeks later, and his/her TS2 was a few weeks after that.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby lz06 » Sun Oct 18, 2009 11:33 am

What do they usually ask in the phone interviews?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby T14 » Sun Oct 18, 2009 12:09 pm

lz06 wrote:What do they usually ask in the phone interviews?



I read through the thread from last year and it seemed like the questions people reported were pretty basic. They were asked to expand on parts of their application or resume, give reasons for choosing Harvard, ask questions about the school etc.

They all seemed to last between 4 and 10 minutes.
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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Kronk » Sun Oct 18, 2009 12:11 pm

They are informal from the people I've talked to. One person said he and TS just chatted about his senior thesis. I think that they just find interesting things on your resume and ask you to elaborate on them.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby DoubleChecks » Sun Oct 18, 2009 4:13 pm

T14 wrote:
lz06 wrote:What do they usually ask in the phone interviews?



I read through the thread from last year and it seemed like the questions people reported were pretty basic. They were asked to expand on parts of their application or resume, give reasons for choosing Harvard, ask questions about the school etc.

They all seemed to last between 4 and 10 minutes.


which specific thread was this, if you dont mind me asking

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby DoubleChecks » Sun Oct 18, 2009 7:20 pm

also curious, do you guys know when the first TS1 emails were sent out last yr? or was there an earlier post in this thread about that?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Kronk » Sun Oct 18, 2009 7:59 pm

Yeah. I mentioned it on the last page of this thread. The earliest one last year was 10/16/2008.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby T14 » Sun Oct 18, 2009 10:31 pm

DoubleChecks wrote:
T14 wrote:
lz06 wrote:What do they usually ask in the phone interviews?



I read through the thread from last year and it seemed like the questions people reported were pretty basic. They were asked to expand on parts of their application or resume, give reasons for choosing Harvard, ask questions about the school etc.

They all seemed to last between 4 and 10 minutes.


which specific thread was this, if you dont mind me asking



Not at all. It was this thread: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=56341&hilit=harvard+ts1

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Lmao Zedong » Sun Oct 18, 2009 10:51 pm

T14 wrote:
DoubleChecks wrote:
T14 wrote:
lz06 wrote:What do they usually ask in the phone interviews?



I read through the thread from last year and it seemed like the questions people reported were pretty basic. They were asked to expand on parts of their application or resume, give reasons for choosing Harvard, ask questions about the school etc.

They all seemed to last between 4 and 10 minutes.


which specific thread was this, if you dont mind me asking



Not at all. It was this thread: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=56341&hilit=harvard+ts1


wow, that's one of the more neurotic threads i've ever had the pleasure of skimming through. hope that doesn't happen to us. inevitable, perhaps

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby lz06 » Sun Oct 18, 2009 11:23 pm

GargamelITT wrote:
wow, that's one of the more neurotic threads i've ever had the pleasure of skimming through. hope that doesn't happen to us. inevitable, perhaps


haha 34 pages.. intense

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby DoubleChecks » Sun Oct 18, 2009 11:36 pm

is it weird that i feel a bond of camaraderie w/ everyone that posts in this thread?

maybe working on my thesis for 8 hrs non-stop has fried my brain, but i have this nagging feeling within me that just urges me to ask, can we all be friends? lol

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby babaghanouj » Mon Oct 19, 2009 12:43 am

DoubleChecks wrote:is it weird that i feel a bond of camaraderie w/ everyone that posts in this thread?

maybe working on my thesis for 8 hrs non-stop has fried my brain, but i have this nagging feeling within me that just urges me to ask, can we all be friends? lol

I know exactly how you feel (especially about the thesis, lol)

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby T14 » Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:11 am

DoubleChecks wrote:is it weird that i feel a bond of camaraderie w/ everyone that posts in this thread?

maybe working on my thesis for 8 hrs non-stop has fried my brain, but i have this nagging feeling within me that just urges me to ask, can we all be friends? lol


I don't think it's just the thesis. I spent the last eight hours being completely lazy, and I feel the same way. Friends it is!

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Lmao Zedong » Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:17 am

T14 wrote:
DoubleChecks wrote:is it weird that i feel a bond of camaraderie w/ everyone that posts in this thread?

maybe working on my thesis for 8 hrs non-stop has fried my brain, but i have this nagging feeling within me that just urges me to ask, can we all be friends? lol


I don't think it's just the thesis. I spent the last eight hours being completely lazy, and I feel the same way. Friends it is!


wowie are you a mega-lock good sir. HLS your #1? if so, i hope to be joining you in cambridge next year

edit: and i'm working on one of those thesis things myself

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Kronk » Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:26 am

I just finished my thesis. Although the final section needs quite a bit of proofreading. Defending two weeks from Wednesday. Good luck everyone!

P.S. I did a bit of LSN research, and the first batch of us that are going to get accepted (or at least interviewed) to Harvard should be getting an email soon. It was the 16th last year for quite a few people, with TS1 on 10/27 or after and TS2 on 11/25.

I AM FREAKING OUT. =)

Not really. But sort of. Love you guys.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby DoubleChecks » Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:28 am

T14 wrote:
DoubleChecks wrote:is it weird that i feel a bond of camaraderie w/ everyone that posts in this thread?

maybe working on my thesis for 8 hrs non-stop has fried my brain, but i have this nagging feeling within me that just urges me to ask, can we all be friends? lol


I don't think it's just the thesis. I spent the last eight hours being completely lazy, and I feel the same way. Friends it is!


wow yeah, nice numbers that put mine to shame! lol i hope to see you in HLS next yr too, if we're both lucky (not equally lucky of course, i think i need a lot more of it...so if you can spare some, ill certainly take it :P)

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby DoubleChecks » Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:30 am

VoidSix wrote:I just finished my thesis. Although the final section needs quite a bit of proofreading. Defending two weeks from Wednesday. Good luck everyone!

P.S. I did a bit of LSN research, and the first batch of us that are going to get accepted (or at least interviewed) to Harvard should be getting an email soon. It was the 16th last year for quite a few people, with TS1 on 10/27 or after and TS2 on 11/25.

I AM FREAKING OUT. =)

Not really. But sort of. Love you guys.


yeah, that was thursday 2008 i think, and it seems that a lot of the TS stuff went out on thursdays and fridays last yr (or at least the TS1 emails). im guessing/hoping they come out this upcoming thursday/friday.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby T14 » Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:34 am

GargamelITT wrote:
wowie are you a mega-lock good sir. HLS your #1? if so, i hope to be joining you in cambridge next year

edit: and i'm working on one of those thesis things myself


Thanks for the confidence. Harvard is definitely my first choice if I get accepted. Can't wait until the first emails go out!


DoubleChecks wrote:wow yeah, nice numbers that put mine to shame! lol i hope to see you in HLS next yr too, if we're both lucky (not equally lucky of course, i think i need a lot more of it...so if you can spare some, ill certainly take it :P)


Hah, hardly to shame! I doubt they care much once you break 4. I'd say we are basically numbers twins. If I have any extra luck, I will be sure to send it over though.

Well, all this talk of thesis work has made me realize that I can't just sit around forever. Off to work on my own thesis :(




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