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Re: Harvard 2010!

Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:44 pm
by Emma.
puppins wrote:
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!


+1 :|

Re: Harvard 2010!

Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:45 pm
by bottomshelf
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.


Can you post a link to this? I can't find it on the blog.

Re: Harvard 2010!

Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:47 pm
by Unitas
puppins wrote:
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!


This isn't really true. He covers that base by saying it might just not be to him yet. Oh and they are closed from Dec 25 - Jan 3... Fun


Last post for who asked for a link: --LinkRemoved--

Sad I knew where that was...

Re: Harvard 2010!

Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:52 pm
by bottomshelf
Kakarot wrote:This isn't really true. He covers that base by saying it might just not be to him yet. Oh and they are closed from Dec 25 - Jan 3... Fun


Last post for who asked for a link: --LinkRemoved--

Sad I knew where that was...


Yeah, I searched on that page but I don't see the blog entry with that quote. I wanted to see if it was part of a larger post...oh well.

Re: Harvard 2010!

Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:53 pm
by Unitas
bottomshelf wrote:
Kakarot wrote:This isn't really true. He covers that base by saying it might just not be to him yet. Oh and they are closed from Dec 25 - Jan 3... Fun


Last post for who asked for a link: --LinkRemoved--

Sad I knew where that was...


Yeah, I searched on that page but I don't see the blog entry with that quote. I wanted to see if it was part of a larger post...oh well.


Hold on... Looking for it again.
Err. I put the wrong link, look at second comment. First admissions comment
--LinkRemoved--

Re: Harvard 2010!

Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:10 pm
by CoaltoNewCastle
To the two people who are like me and have ~179 and ~3.77, I always feel really good about my chances when I look at Harvard's quartiles on the rankings list on the main page. My GPA is above their 25th and my LSAT is above their 75th. So if you get nervous or glum maybe looking at that list will help.

Re: Harvard 2010!

Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:22 pm
by bottomshelf
Kakarot wrote:Hold on... Looking for it again.
Err. I put the wrong link, look at second comment. First admissions comment
--LinkRemoved--


Ah, thanks. That second answer was helpful. But also doesn't help my thinking that I messed up on the interview. Alright, back to grading papers...

Re: Harvard 2010!

Posted: Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:23 pm
by 02082010
Complete email this morning.

Re: Harvard 2010!

Posted: Thu Dec 17, 2009 11:20 pm
by agathon360
So, can we expect one more round of admit calls before the Christmas holiday?

Re: Harvard 2010!

Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 3:00 pm
by citydweller09
JR1 email about an hour ago! Under review 11/4, complete email on 11/19 or so.

Wasn't really expecting this, we'll see how this goes.

Re: Harvard 2010!

Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 3:02 pm
by 02082010
citydweller09 wrote:JR1 email about an hour ago! Under review 11/4, complete email on 11/19 or so.

Wasn't really expecting this, we'll see how this goes.


Nice!

Re: Harvard 2010!

Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 3:11 pm
by champagnepopbottles
citydweller09 wrote:JR1 email about an hour ago! Under review 11/4, complete email on 11/19 or so.

Wasn't really expecting this, we'll see how this goes.


Some hope for those of us who haven't heard jack in a month.

Re: Harvard 2010!

Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 3:22 pm
by nattybro
citydweller09 wrote:JR1 email about an hour ago! Under review 11/4, complete email on 11/19 or so.

Wasn't really expecting this, we'll see how this goes.


Congrats... glad to see something is actually happening. This thread was pretty quiet for a couple days there.

Re: Harvard 2010!

Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 4:30 pm
by EijiMiyake
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Re: Harvard 2010!

Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 4:36 pm
by janer
EijiMiyake wrote:JR1 Question:

Has anyone missed his original phone call? He provides an hour range, and since I'll be at work, it might take me a minute or so to extricate myself from any conversations that I'm in. I would think that it wouldn't be a big deal to call right back, right?

Thanks!

Ummm...I'd do what you can to make sure you don't miss that call. If you have to, take a 1/2 day off work.

Re: Harvard 2010!

Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 5:20 pm
by Dignan
janer wrote:
EijiMiyake wrote:JR1 Question:

Has anyone missed his original phone call? He provides an hour range, and since I'll be at work, it might take me a minute or so to extricate myself from any conversations that I'm in. I would think that it wouldn't be a big deal to call right back, right?

Thanks!

Ummm...I'd do what you can to make sure you don't miss that call. If you have to, take a 1/2 day off work.

Agreed. I work full time. If I ever get a JR1 (please, JR?), I plan to block off the hour during which the phone call would occur. And if the assigned interview hour interferes with a previously scheduled meeting or if it's going to be during a particularly busy day, I would ask for a different time.

Re: Harvard 2010!

Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:21 pm
by bliverman
JR1 email this morning! Submitted ~thanksgiving, UR 12/16 although I'm gathering that the "UR" status is not always updated on time.

Re: Harvard 2010!

Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:49 pm
by fidesverita
champagnepopbottles wrote:
citydweller09 wrote:JR1 email about an hour ago! Under review 11/4, complete email on 11/19 or so.

Wasn't really expecting this, we'll see how this goes.


Some hope for those of us who haven't heard jack in a month.


+ 1000000

Re: Harvard 2010!

Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:56 am
by fingerscrossed88
I also got the JR1 email today! I'm so excited/nervous.

Submitted: 11/30
Complete: 12/11

For those wondering about rescheduling, I had to reschedule mine, and they were really nice and quick about it so I wouldn't worry. (I hope pushing the interview back doesn't hurt my chances though!)

Re: Harvard 2010!

Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 1:02 am
by driveshaft
fingerscrossed88 wrote:I also got the JR1 email today! I'm so excited/nervous.

Submitted: 11/30
Complete: 12/11

For those wondering about rescheduling, I had to reschedule mine, and they were really nice and quick about it so I wouldn't worry. (I hope pushing the interview back doesn't hurt my chances though!)


If it was the kind of school that did hurt your chances for rescheduling an interview, would you really want to go there? Even HLS isn't that uptight/irrational.

Seriously, though, congratulations on the JR1. Don't be too nervous--I promise it's easy.

Re: Harvard 2010!

Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 2:46 am
by SR86
Pleasantly surprised by a JR1 email today... My stats are 168/4.1x, international applicant. Hopefully this gives some hope to people with lower LSATs. I think I have good softs, but not the super-amazing ones people here always talk about. Exciting to say the least :)

Re: Harvard 2010!

Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 3:31 am
by GeePee
JR1! Just found out; I was out at work all day. Email was sent ~2PM, interview scheduled for Wednesday.

Received 11/25, still no complete email.

Re: Harvard 2010!

Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 3:42 am
by Core
GeePee wrote:JR1! Just found out; I was out at work all day. Email was sent ~2PM, interview scheduled for Wednesday.

Received 11/25, still no complete email.

Grats! Hopefully you aren't in the No JR2 club for very long.

Re: Harvard 2010!

Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 3:45 am
by GeePee
Core wrote:
GeePee wrote:JR1! Just found out; I was out at work all day. Email was sent ~2PM, interview scheduled for Wednesday.

Received 11/25, still no complete email.

Grats! Hopefully you aren't in the No JR2 club for very long.

Thanks! I'm sure you'll be leaving the club shortly after the holidays-- a URM batch has to go out at some point and your numbers are HLS quality.

Re: Harvard 2010!

Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 4:11 am
by sayan
GeePee wrote:JR1! Just found out; I was out at work all day. Email was sent ~2PM, interview scheduled for Wednesday.

Received 11/25, still no complete email.


Congrats. I received one earlier today as well.