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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Celibidache » Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:09 am

rowlf wrote:
T14 wrote:
rowlf wrote:What is the purpose of the JR1?

I have a theory, but what do you guys think (or what sourced answer to that can you dig up :))?



I can't answer your question, but what is your theory? I am curious...


I actually think it's a way to get applicants thinking seriously about the reality of being at Harvard. I know I hardly dared to look at the website until I got my JR1 email. Now I'm forced to wonder how I would fit in as an HLS student, and what I would do while there. This establishes a substantive, personal connection with applicants when they are at their most impressionable and vulnerable (read: before they are in). This, combined with getting their decisions out fairly early, helps their yield, I'm sure.


pffft.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby ilovecroissants » Wed Dec 16, 2009 1:37 am

i am new to this thread but would appreciate any thoughts...

my app was submitted 10/23, complete 11/5, and JR1 11/13.
i haven't heard anything since: NO JR2.
I feel like its a bad sign~
is this more of a pattern for wait-lists and/or ejections--it seems most/others heard back right away

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Nom Sawyer » Wed Dec 16, 2009 1:39 am

ilovecroissants wrote:i am new to this thread but would appreciate any thoughts...

my app was submitted 10/23, complete 11/5, and JR1 11/13.
i haven't heard anything since: NO JR2.
I feel like its a bad sign~
is this more of a pattern for wait-lists and/or ejections--it seems most/others heard back right away


Stats and UG? URM status? W/o that not much we can tell you

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby BaiAilian2013 » Wed Dec 16, 2009 1:53 am

ilovecroissants wrote:i am new to this thread but would appreciate any thoughts...

my app was submitted 10/23, complete 11/5, and JR1 11/13.
i haven't heard anything since: NO JR2.
I feel like its a bad sign~
is this more of a pattern for wait-lists and/or ejections--it seems most/others heard back right away

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Nom Sawyer » Wed Dec 16, 2009 2:01 am

BaiAilian2013 wrote:
ilovecroissants wrote:i am new to this thread but would appreciate any thoughts...

my app was submitted 10/23, complete 11/5, and JR1 11/13.
i haven't heard anything since: NO JR2.
I feel like its a bad sign~
is this more of a pattern for wait-lists and/or ejections--it seems most/others heard back right away

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby ilovecroissants » Wed Dec 16, 2009 2:04 am

SolarWind wrote:
ilovecroissants wrote:i am new to this thread but would appreciate any thoughts...

my app was submitted 10/23, complete 11/5, and JR1 11/13.
i haven't heard anything since: NO JR2.
I feel like its a bad sign~
is this more of a pattern for wait-lists and/or ejections--it seems most/others heard back right away


Stats and UG? URM status? W/o that not much we can tell you






-Stats 171 (but took more than once), gpa 3.98, undergrad ivy

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Saya » Wed Dec 16, 2009 2:34 am

So... I got my complete email on 11/04 (submitted 10/17) and no JR1 since. I'm guessing this means I'm pretty much done, right? I checked LSN. LSN says I'm done.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby starsong » Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:36 am

Saya wrote:So... I got my complete email on 11/04 (submitted 10/17) and no JR1 since. I'm guessing this means I'm pretty much done, right? I checked LSN. LSN says I'm done.


We'll know by the end of January for sure (per JR's blog). I say give it till then, you never know...

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby NeuroticallyYours » Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:54 am

rowlf wrote:
T14 wrote:
rowlf wrote:What is the purpose of the JR1?

I have a theory, but what do you guys think (or what sourced answer to that can you dig up :))?



I can't answer your question, but what is your theory? I am curious...


I actually think it's a way to get applicants thinking seriously about the reality of being at Harvard. I know I hardly dared to look at the website until I got my JR1 email. Now I'm forced to wonder how I would fit in as an HLS student, and what I would do while there. This establishes a substantive, personal connection with applicants when they are at their most impressionable and vulnerable (read: before they are in). This, combined with getting their decisions out fairly early, helps their yield, I'm sure.


There's some truth to this. I've been so consumed by my JR1 and JR2 this past week that I've completely neglected my Yale 250. Whoops.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby 02082010 » Wed Dec 16, 2009 2:04 pm

Lost my phone last night. My sister emailed me from her Berry saying that someone found it and called me dad and told him that I could pick it up. Unfortunately, my sister titled the email "Jr Phone." She meant "Ur Phone." Definitely had a mild heart attack when I saw the email title.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby amidea » Wed Dec 16, 2009 2:22 pm

From the admissions blog:

"As I read files, I put aside those I find most interesting/compelling and set up interviews with them relatively quickly. However, files don’t necessarily come to me in chronological order as we have many Admissions Officers and Faculty Members reviewing applications. Thus, while some applicants will receive invitations to interview shortly after their file is complete, others may take a bit longer, depending on how many readers look at the file before it gets to me. Admittedly, there’s some randomness to how quickly your interview gets schedule so I wouldn’t read too much into the timing. Hope this helps."

Sadly that doesn't provide much reassurance for those of us who haven't gotten a JR1 and have been complete for a long time. I'm not sure how long it could possibly take for an app to get to JR, but I imagine it can't be thaat long if he's getting to other apps right away.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby skip james » Wed Dec 16, 2009 5:21 pm

oh god. under review today.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Celibidache » Wed Dec 16, 2009 5:28 pm

hopefulundergrad wrote:Lost my phone last night. My sister emailed me from her Berry saying that someone found it and called me dad and told him that I could pick it up. Unfortunately, my sister titled the email "Jr Phone." She meant "Ur Phone." Definitely had a mild heart attack when I saw the email title.


this is sad. your life is sad.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby 02082010 » Wed Dec 16, 2009 5:40 pm

Celibidache wrote:
hopefulundergrad wrote:Lost my phone last night. My sister emailed me from her Berry saying that someone found it and called me dad and told him that I could pick it up. Unfortunately, my sister titled the email "Jr Phone." She meant "Ur Phone." Definitely had a mild heart attack when I saw the email title.


this is sad. your life is sad.


?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby crackberry » Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:08 pm

hopefulundergrad wrote:
Celibidache wrote:
hopefulundergrad wrote:Lost my phone last night. My sister emailed me from her Berry saying that someone found it and called me dad and told him that I could pick it up. Unfortunately, my sister titled the email "Jr Phone." She meant "Ur Phone." Definitely had a mild heart attack when I saw the email title.


this is sad. your life is sad.


?

That guy's a weirdo. Forget about him.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby CoaltoNewCastle » Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:20 pm

Celibidache wrote:
hopefulundergrad wrote:Lost my phone last night. My sister emailed me from her Berry saying that someone found it and called me dad and told him that I could pick it up. Unfortunately, my sister titled the email "Jr Phone." She meant "Ur Phone." Definitely had a mild heart attack when I saw the email title.


this is sad. your life is sad.


I don't think that makes his life sad. I feel for him. If I got an email from my sister when my phone was lost saying "Jr Phone" I might be jolted too.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby zamd006 » Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:22 pm

hopefulundergrad wrote:
Celibidache wrote:
hopefulundergrad wrote:Lost my phone last night. My sister emailed me from her Berry saying that someone found it and called me dad and told him that I could pick it up. Unfortunately, my sister titled the email "Jr Phone." She meant "Ur Phone." Definitely had a mild heart attack when I saw the email title.


this is sad. your life is sad.


?


I know what you mean hopefulundergrad, it's ok man keep those fingers crossed I'm sure you'll get in somewhere great.
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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby EijiMiyake » Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:33 pm

Yikes. Also UR as of this afternoon.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Celibidache » Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:51 pm

I remember going through this same process last year and would likely have reacted similarly to hopefulundergrad, but in retrospect, I realize how pathetic your life becomes when you allow yourself to become the bitch of a law school so damn easily.

Guys, good luck to all of you. I'm sure you'll all do very well, but there's a much better way to go about this thing. Try not to obsess so damn much, you'll be better persons for it. There's definitely more to life than gaining admission to HLS/YLS/etc.

Good luck!

P.S. I love you too, Crack.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby zamd006 » Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:06 pm

Celibidache wrote:I remember going through this same process last year and would likely have reacted similarly to hopefulundergrad, but in retrospect, I realize how pathetic your life becomes when you allow yourself to become the bitch of a law school so damn easily.

Guys, good luck to all of you. I'm sure you'll all do very well, but there's a much better way to go about this thing. Try not to obsess so damn much, you'll be better persons for it. There's definitely more to life than gaining admission to HLS/YLS/etc.

Good luck!

P.S. I love you too, Crack.


You should have said that in the first place. That sounds much better.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby skip james » Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:09 pm

Celibidache wrote:There's definitely more to life than gaining admission to HLS/YLS/etc.


really? what?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Celibidache » Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:47 pm

skip james wrote:
Celibidache wrote:There's definitely more to life than gaining admission to HLS/YLS/etc.


really? what?


:idea:

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby crackberry » Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:50 pm

zamd006 wrote:
Celibidache wrote:I remember going through this same process last year and would likely have reacted similarly to hopefulundergrad, but in retrospect, I realize how pathetic your life becomes when you allow yourself to become the bitch of a law school so damn easily.

Guys, good luck to all of you. I'm sure you'll all do very well, but there's a much better way to go about this thing. Try not to obsess so damn much, you'll be better persons for it. There's definitely more to life than gaining admission to HLS/YLS/etc.

Good luck!

P.S. I love you too, Crack.


You should have said that in the first place. That sounds much better.

+1. You came across very badly the first time.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Celibidache » Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:08 pm

crackberry wrote:
zamd006 wrote:
Celibidache wrote:I remember going through this same process last year and would likely have reacted similarly to hopefulundergrad, but in retrospect, I realize how pathetic your life becomes when you allow yourself to become the bitch of a law school so damn easily.

Guys, good luck to all of you. I'm sure you'll all do very well, but there's a much better way to go about this thing. Try not to obsess so damn much, you'll be better persons for it. There's definitely more to life than gaining admission to HLS/YLS/etc.

Good luck!

P.S. I love you too, Crack.


You should have said that in the first place. That sounds much better.

+1. You came across very badly the first time.


As did you! :wink: No, seriously, you did.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby puppleberry finn » Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:39 pm

amidea wrote:From the admissions blog:

"As I read files, I put aside those I find most interesting/compelling and set up interviews with them relatively quickly. However, files don’t necessarily come to me in chronological order as we have many Admissions Officers and Faculty Members reviewing applications. Thus, while some applicants will receive invitations to interview shortly after their file is complete, others may take a bit longer, depending on how many readers look at the file before it gets to me. Admittedly, there’s some randomness to how quickly your interview gets schedule so I wouldn’t read too much into the timing. Hope this helps."

Sadly that doesn't provide much reassurance for those of us who haven't gotten a JR1 and have been complete for a long time. I'm not sure how long it could possibly take for an app to get to JR, but I imagine it can't be thaat long if he's getting to other apps right away.


this just tells me that my application was not compelling. thanks, JR!




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