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Amelie
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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Amelie » Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:42 pm

crackberry wrote:
VoidSix wrote:
Kretzy wrote:
0L Hoping for 1 wrote:Well to make you all feel better.. UR since 9/28 and I have not received any word from them


Me too...not a word. I thought maybe I'd squeeze out a waitlist, but now I'm thinking ding.


Me three. Although I'm still hoping to squeeze out a waitlist.

So here's a question I've wanted to ask for a while: why do people always claim to want to get on a waitlist? How many people does Harvard really accept off the waitlist in a given year? 5? 10? So are people really saying, "I hope to get on a waitlist in hopes that I will then be one of the very very few selected off of it."?


Or maybe it's an honor just to be on Harvard's waitlist?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby JollyGreenGiant » Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:42 pm

crackberry wrote:
VoidSix wrote:
Kretzy wrote:
0L Hoping for 1 wrote:Well to make you all feel better.. UR since 9/28 and I have not received any word from them


Me too...not a word. I thought maybe I'd squeeze out a waitlist, but now I'm thinking ding.


Me three. Although I'm still hoping to squeeze out a waitlist.

So here's a question I've wanted to ask for a while: why do people always claim to want to get on a waitlist? How many people does Harvard really accept off the waitlist in a given year? 5? 10? So are people really saying, "I hope to get on a waitlist in hopes that I will then be one of the very very few selected off of it."?


No. It's more like.. "Hey, at least I didn't get rejected."

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby CardinalRules » Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:43 pm

Getting on the waitlist gives you the opportunity to say no to them before they say no to you. It's like quitting before you're fired; so much easier to say to your friends. :D

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby coollegemex » Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:44 pm

JollyGreenGiant wrote:I'm UR since 11/9 and have heard nothing but the sound of my self-pity.


I'm changing my relationship status with harvard to weirdsies anybody? haha
UR 11/20 and complete since 12/1 Feel like if a JR1 is coming it will be this week... If not, well it was a reach anyways

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Kretzy » Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:04 pm

managamy wrote:Getting on the waitlist gives you the opportunity to say no to them before they say no to you. It's like quitting before you're fired; so much easier to say to your friends. :D


No, it means I still have a chance to get in (at least, that's how I feel about it).

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Kronk » Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:50 am

Eh, I still hope I just accepted. I just think a waitlist is more likely than an acceptance if they've had your file for 2+ months. If I do get on the waitlist, I have another letter of rec waiting, I've published two things in the meantime, and I raised my GPA 3.89-3.91 so I'll attempt a killer LOCI.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby CardinalRules » Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:52 am

VoidSix wrote:Eh, I still hope I just accepted. I just think a waitlist is more likely than an acceptance if they've had your file for 2+ months. If I do get on the waitlist, I have another letter of rec waiting, I've published two things in the meantime, and I raised my GPA 3.89-3.91 so I'll attempt a killer LOCI.


What have you published?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Kronk » Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:02 am

A short story and my senior thesis both got the go-ahead in the last month or so.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby CardinalRules » Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:02 am

VoidSix wrote:A short story and my senior thesis both got the go-ahead in the last month or so.


Cool! I pictured you as the creative-writing type. What was your thesis?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Kronk » Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:08 am

Since I haven't done anything horribly offensive on these boards and didn't show off any wit on my law school apps (not to mention I'm flying my CU avatar) I figure I can just go ahead and give my identity away completely: thesis is on the African-American sermon and it's connections to West African performance for power as seen through Jeremiah Wright.

P.S. Dean Faye, Stanford remains my #1 choice unless Asha wants to fight you for it.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby clint4law » Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:09 am

anyone else under review since 11/3?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby CardinalRules » Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:10 am

VoidSix wrote:Since I haven't done anything horribly offensive on these boards and didn't show off any wit on my law school apps (not to mention I'm flying my CU avatar) I figure I can just go ahead and give my identity away completely: thesis is on the African-American sermon and it's connections to West African performance for power as seen through Jeremiah Wright.

P.S. Dean Faye, Stanford remains my #1 choice unless Asha wants to fight you for it.


Wow, sounds really interesting. I figure that my own identity is long-since blown for Admissions Officers and other interested parties who are perusing these threads. Who is Asha?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Kronk » Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:14 am

Yeah, not many 4.1 GPA people from Stanford floating around here. Asha is the Dean of Admissions at Yale.



P.S. But serious Dean Deal, I'd never pick Yale over Stanford.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Dignan » Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:16 am

managamy wrote:
VoidSix wrote:Since I haven't done anything horribly offensive on these boards and didn't show off any wit on my law school apps (not to mention I'm flying my CU avatar) I figure I can just go ahead and give my identity away completely: thesis is on the African-American sermon and it's connections to West African performance for power as seen through Jeremiah Wright.

P.S. Dean Faye, Stanford remains my #1 choice unless Asha wants to fight you for it.


Wow, sounds really interesting.

+1 And the following might sound mean, but I honestly don't mean it in a mean way: Your thesis sounds like something that LSAC would excerpt for a RC passage.

Is your thesis being published as an article in a journal? If so, you definitely want to tell schools about that.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby citydweller09 » Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:18 am

clint4law wrote:anyone else under review since 11/3?


Me. I've pretty much abandoned any hope of a JR1 at this point, not that I had much to begin with.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Kronk » Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:19 am

Haha. Yeah, it might make for a good RC passage. It's going to be published in an African-American Religious Studes scholarly journal, albeit in a much shorter form (25pgs rather than 80pgs). I don't know whether to send a LOCI before I get a decision from places like Harvard, Stanford, and Yale though. I think it might seem strange if I randomly send them a LOCI without hearing a peep from them.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby owhlcn » Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:20 am

VoidSix wrote:Haha. Yeah, it might make for a good RC passage. It's going to be published in an African-American Religious Studes scholarly journal, albeit in a much shorter form (25pgs rather than 80pgs). I don't know whether to send a LOCI before I get a decision from places like Harvard, Stanford, and Yale though. I think it might seem strange if I randomly send them a LOCI without hearing a peep from them.


V6, you're a badass. i commend you as a fellow author of a lengthy, slightly obtuse thesis.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby CardinalRules » Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:21 am

VoidSix wrote:Yeah, not many 4.1 GPA people from Stanford floating around here. Asha is the Dean of Admissions at Yale.



P.S. But serious Dean Deal, I'd never pick Yale over Stanford.


He's lying, Dean Faye. Besides, he might Boalt across the Bay anyway. :lol:

Just kidding; V6 is a great addition to any school. :D

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby jrgong » Tue Dec 15, 2009 2:50 am

citydweller09 wrote:
clint4law wrote:anyone else under review since 11/3?


Me. I've pretty much abandoned any hope of a JR1 at this point, not that I had much to begin with.


under review since 10/26 with a 3.9X and 173. i wouldn't give up hope just yet, let's be patient here.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby starsong » Tue Dec 15, 2009 2:52 am

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby sayan » Tue Dec 15, 2009 3:06 am

starsong wrote:
jrgong wrote:
citydweller09 wrote:
clint4law wrote:anyone else under review since 11/3?


Me. I've pretty much abandoned any hope of a JR1 at this point, not that I had much to begin with.


under review since 10/26 with a 3.9X and 173. i wouldn't give up hope just yet, let's be patient here.


I'm still hanging around with a 3.9X/175, UR since 10/22, no JR1....


if you don't mind me asking, which country are you from?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby crackberry » Tue Dec 15, 2009 3:57 am

VoidSix wrote:Yeah, not many 4.1 GPA people from Stanford floating around here. Asha is the Dean of Admissions at Yale.



P.S. But serious Dean Deal, I'd never pick Yale over Stanford.

Go Cardinal.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby fidesverita » Tue Dec 15, 2009 4:10 am

crackberry wrote:
VoidSix wrote:Yeah, not many 4.1 GPA people from Stanford floating around here. Asha is the Dean of Admissions at Yale.



P.S. But serious Dean Deal, I'd never pick Yale over Stanford.

Go Cardinal.


+1

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby CardinalRules » Tue Dec 15, 2009 4:34 am

VoidSix wrote:Haha. Yeah, it might make for a good RC passage. It's going to be published in an African-American Religious Studes scholarly journal, albeit in a much shorter form (25pgs rather than 80pgs). I don't know whether to send a LOCI before I get a decision from places like Harvard, Stanford, and Yale though. I think it might seem strange if I randomly send them a LOCI without hearing a peep from them.


I wouldn't send a LOCI until you actually receive a notification of being placed on the waitlist. You don't want them to think, "He's already acting as though he's on the WL rather than thinking that he might be admitted. Obviously, even he isn't quite convinced that he's a strong applicant for us. Maybe we should shift him from the WL pile to the you-know-whats."

Just my opinion though. I certainly don't claim to be in their minds. :wink:

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Rmosk » Tue Dec 15, 2009 10:12 am

Ive seen that a handful of the JR1 no JR2 groups are low LSAT/ Low GPA. I had a JR1 last week no JR2 yesterday, 175 4.0. The thing is though I have a non traditional undergrad degree. Whats interesting is if thats what the issue was, why do you think I got a JR1?




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