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LDC
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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby LDC » Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:37 pm

Mr. Crowley wrote:Soooo, has there been a second wave of JR1's? Or is errybody getting all worried just waiting for em?


I'm in that boat...

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Hattori Hanzo » Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:41 pm

LDC wrote:
Mr. Crowley wrote:Soooo, has there been a second wave of JR1's? Or is errybody getting all worried just waiting for em?


I'm in that boat...


Me 2. UR 11/30 and no JR1.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby LDC » Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:50 pm

Hattori Hanzo wrote:
LDC wrote:
Mr. Crowley wrote:Soooo, has there been a second wave of JR1's? Or is errybody getting all worried just waiting for em?


I'm in that boat...


Me 2. UR 11/30 and no JR1.


HH - when did you submit your app?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby brennanlives » Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:52 pm

LDC wrote:
Mr. Crowley wrote:Soooo, has there been a second wave of JR1's? Or is errybody getting all worried just waiting for em?


I'm in that boat...


ditto...i have been under review since 11/23...

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby apptime » Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:55 pm

I hate to freak out, but let's face it, I am...

Submitted: 11/10
UR: 11/23
Complete e-mail: 12/1

No JR1. Think this is bad news?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby brennanlives » Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:57 pm

apptime wrote:I hate to freak out, but let's face it, I am...

Submitted: 11/10
UR: 11/23
Complete e-mail: 12/1

No JR1. Think this is bad news?


I literally have this exact same timeline. I'm not letting myself freak out for a while, though! (Or trying not to...)

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby pissantvache » Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:04 pm

me as well. submitted 11/11 or so. UR 11/20. Complete 12/1. No JR1 (3.8, 177)

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby pocketwatcher » Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:08 pm

I'm with you guys.

Under Review: 11/23
Complete Email: 12/1

No JR1 email yet! It's slightly relieving to see that other people haven't gotten one either, but still...

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby JollyGreenGiant » Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:10 pm

Most of us Complete on 11/19 are waiting for a JR1, too. Don't hold your breath, I guess. :(

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby 02082010 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:11 pm

Out of 7000 apps, how many do you think are actually competitive? There can't be that many 170+ 3.6+ apps out there, right?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby amidea » Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:56 pm

JollyGreenGiant wrote:Most of us Complete on 11/19 are waiting for a JR1, too. Don't hold your breath, I guess. :(


I'm in that group and I'm holding my breath, but I may run out of steam soon..

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby 5ky » Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:58 pm

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby amidea » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:06 pm

5ky wrote:
JollyGreenGiant wrote:Most of us Complete on 11/19 are waiting for a JR1, too. Don't hold your breath, I guess. :(


To be honest, I gave up most hope when I got the complete email. I was never really expecting a JR1, so it wasn't too much of a blow for me.


I've given up 98% of hope, but part of me just wants it badly enough to be unable to let go :? I expect I will be really disappointed whenever they send out the WLs/rejections, despite not being at all surprised.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby crackberry » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:09 pm

Honestly, I'd rather not get a JR1 than get a JR1 but no JR2, which is where a handful of us sit right now. Consider yourselves somewhat lucky.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Hattori Hanzo » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:11 pm

LDC wrote:
Hattori Hanzo wrote:
LDC wrote:
Mr. Crowley wrote:Soooo, has there been a second wave of JR1's? Or is errybody getting all worried just waiting for em?


I'm in that boat...


Me 2. UR 11/30 and no JR1.


HH - when did you submit your app?


Submitted 11/15, UR 11/30, no complete email yet. All hope seems lost.

amidea
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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby amidea » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:23 pm

Sorry if I'm asking silly questions, but if my GPA percentile rank at my school (HYP) is only 66%, is that alone too low for Harvard? I had thought my mediocre GPA was a bit low for Harvard anyway but 66th percentile makes it sound even more mediocre.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Lmao Zedong » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:24 pm

amidea wrote:Sorry if I'm asking silly questions, but if my GPA percentile rank at my school (HYP) is only 66%, is that alone too low for Harvard? I had thought my mediocre GPA was a bit low for Harvard anyway but 66th percentile makes it sound even more mediocre.


lol, hope not. my percentile's even lower, and it's not at HYP.

keep in mind you've probably already got a solidly self-selective group there because that's only among students who are applying to law school

edit: oh yeah and, uh, they go to HYP

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby georgina » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:27 pm

amidea wrote:Sorry if I'm asking silly questions, but if my GPA percentile rank at my school (HYP) is only 66%, is that alone too low for Harvard? I had thought my mediocre GPA was a bit low for Harvard anyway but 66th percentile makes it sound even more mediocre.


yea and don't forget mine's lower than 66% as well, for both law school applicants and overall at my school, i believe.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby catwoman » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:34 pm

GargamelITT wrote:
amidea wrote:Sorry if I'm asking silly questions, but if my GPA percentile rank at my school (HYP) is only 66%, is that alone too low for Harvard? I had thought my mediocre GPA was a bit low for Harvard anyway but 66th percentile makes it sound even more mediocre.


lol, hope not. my percentile's even lower, and it's not at HYP.

keep in mind you've probably already got a solidly self-selective group there because that's only among students who are applying to law school

edit: oh yeah and, uh, they go to HYP


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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby DoubleChecks » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:38 pm

GargamelITT wrote:
amidea wrote:Sorry if I'm asking silly questions, but if my GPA percentile rank at my school (HYP) is only 66%, is that alone too low for Harvard? I had thought my mediocre GPA was a bit low for Harvard anyway but 66th percentile makes it sound even more mediocre.


lol, hope not. my percentile's even lower, and it's not at HYP.

keep in mind you've probably already got a solidly self-selective group there because that's only among students who are applying to law school

edit: oh yeah and, uh, they go to HYP


i thought HYP had heavy grade inflation?? maybe not to get that stellar 4.0, but to get relatively high GPAs

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Nom Sawyer » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:39 pm

amidea wrote:Sorry if I'm asking silly questions, but if my GPA percentile rank at my school (HYP) is only 66%, is that alone too low for Harvard? I had thought my mediocre GPA was a bit low for Harvard anyway but 66th percentile makes it sound even more mediocre.


You go to HYP, so it really won't be seen as a problem. I traded a top 10 UG for full tuition at a top 20, but I don't see any problems with the grade inflation at schools like HYP. Beating 40% of those who were admitted to that school is definitely decent . The main thing that they care are if your #s are high enough as is for HLS (and u get some more leeway if you actually go to H).

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby somewhatwayward » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:42 pm

over......around seven minutes....time to obsess about how it went

i think he wanted more specifics from me than i gave. i had them in my mind but for some reason i didn't include them. then the back-and-forth during my questions to him was sort of awkward bc my mind went blank and i didn't really have a response to his response except 'that's interesting.'

he sounded like a really nice guy, though.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Lmao Zedong » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:42 pm

DoubleChecks wrote:
GargamelITT wrote:
amidea wrote:Sorry if I'm asking silly questions, but if my GPA percentile rank at my school (HYP) is only 66%, is that alone too low for Harvard? I had thought my mediocre GPA was a bit low for Harvard anyway but 66th percentile makes it sound even more mediocre.


lol, hope not. my percentile's even lower, and it's not at HYP.

keep in mind you've probably already got a solidly self-selective group there because that's only among students who are applying to law school

edit: oh yeah and, uh, they go to HYP


i thought HYP had heavy grade inflation?? maybe not to get that stellar 4.0, but to get relatively high GPAs


it is known for heavy grade inflation. but the extent to which the grades are inflated actually isn't relevant here. the OP's actual GPA isn't the matter at hand; it's his GPA relative to his classmates. whether A's are fairly easy to get or very difficult to get at his school, it's still the same pool of highly talented people he is up against.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Lmao Zedong » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:44 pm

somewhatwayward wrote:over......around seven minutes....time to obsess about how it went

i think he wanted more specifics from me than i gave. i had them in my mind but for some reason i didn't include them. then the back-and-forth during my questions to him was sort of awkward bc my mind went blank and i didn't really have a response to his response except 'that's interesting.'

he sounded like a really nice guy, though.


welcome to the JR1 ---> ? club. may your stay be a short one.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby amidea » Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:10 pm

GargamelITT wrote:
DoubleChecks wrote:
GargamelITT wrote:
amidea wrote:Sorry if I'm asking silly questions, but if my GPA percentile rank at my school (HYP) is only 66%, is that alone too low for Harvard? I had thought my mediocre GPA was a bit low for Harvard anyway but 66th percentile makes it sound even more mediocre.


lol, hope not. my percentile's even lower, and it's not at HYP.

keep in mind you've probably already got a solidly self-selective group there because that's only among students who are applying to law school

edit: oh yeah and, uh, they go to HYP


i thought HYP had heavy grade inflation?? maybe not to get that stellar 4.0, but to get relatively high GPAs


it is known for heavy grade inflation. but the extent to which the grades are inflated actually isn't relevant here. the OP's actual GPA isn't the matter at hand; it's his GPA relative to his classmates. whether A's are fairly easy to get or very difficult to get at his school, it's still the same pool of highly talented people he is up against.


my HYP --> no grade inflation. according to LSAC, the mean is a 3.43.
me/OP --> a she, not a he (see avatar for confirmation)

edit: not that these details are important, but i thought i'd clarify anyway.
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