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.