letsgojayhawks wrote:Any opinions on how long till the first rejections/waitlist? I'll be sad if Harvard waits until April like it did last year.
I think they said mid-to-late Jan.
As winter starts to slowly (very slowly – it was 70 degrees last Thursday) creep into Cambridge, we’ve been hard at work reviewing your applications.
Over the last several weeks, we’ve gotten many questions around timing – specifically, when will we be able to convey a decision on your application. Rest assured, we’re working to get all of you decisions as quickly as possible – however, our highest priority is to ensure that each of your applications gets a thorough review so that we can make a fair and informed judgment of your candidacy. While this takes time, we’re confident it’s worth it.
In general, we aim to get you a decision somewhere in the ballpark of two months from the time your application becomes complete. For early applications (e.g. September & October) this can take a little longer, as our fall school visits and the holidays interfere a bit with timing. As a general rule of thumb, if your application was complete before November 1, we should be able to get you a decision by early-to-mid January. Since we review applications in the order they were received, decisions on applications completed in November should be reached later in January.
As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to call (617) 495.3179 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
. Note, our office will be closed from December 25 through January 3.
Have a great weekend.