Harvard 2010!

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Walfredo47
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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Walfredo47 » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:07 pm

catharsis wrote:is it impossible to get off the Harvard waitlist? i applied in September got the hold email today. i knew it would be a LONGGGG shot in every sense of the world and im honored to get waitlisted. i cant help but feel saddened though :cry:


I don't think we necessarily equate "held" with "waitlist", or am I missing something? I think the hold email says is more in tune with what Kakarot mentioned earlier:

Kakarot wrote:Well, it is better than a Wait List. Basically a "we haven't forgot about you, but we want to see who is going to apply with December numbers."


As you can see from what people are saying on this thread, the "hold" email will sort out those applicants who still wish to attend from those who are now committed, either because of ED or personal preference, elsewhere.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Hattori Hanzo » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:09 pm

catharsis wrote:is it impossible to get off the Harvard waitlist? i applied in September got the hold email today. i knew it would be a LONGGGG shot in every sense of the world and im honored to get waitlisted. i cant help but feel saddened though :cry:


This seems to be better than a waitlist so you should feel more honored.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby roxj » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:28 pm

I got the hold e-mail, and I agree that it is not a waitlist. When you apply they say you'll get a decision in 12ish weeks, and since they aren't ready to make a decision, they had to contact us to let us know they haven't forgotten us. Instead, we will get a decision in the Spring.

I'm a URM, so I was expecting the long wait. And I'm honestly thrilled right now to still be in the game.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby musketeerlady » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:30 pm

I'm waiting in tremble for my hold or rejection email. I submitted in the last few days of September but didn't receive an email today. Seeing that HLS is holding people with similar and higher stats is certainly not a good sign :-(

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby humdrum » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:34 pm

I honestly think that "On Hold" is the early applicant's equivalent of a waitlist. Harvard sends waitlists out in April, so it's too early now. But, they have to tell us something now to tide us over.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby crackberry » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:48 pm

roxj wrote:I got the hold e-mail, and I agree that it is not a waitlist. When you apply they say you'll get a decision in 12ish weeks, and since they aren't ready to make a decision, they had to contact us to let us know they haven't forgotten us. Instead, we will get a decision in the Spring.

I'm a URM, so I was expecting the long wait. And I'm honestly thrilled right now to still be in the game.

Makes me wonder if those of us who applied in September and didn't get the hold email today really will hear one way or the other in the next 10 days or so.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby js87 » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:55 pm

Still complete 10/28, no hold email, no JR1 :(

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby catharsis » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:56 pm

Thank you guys for the On Hold clarification. I was honored (but disappointed) at what I thought was a waitlist but now I feel even better (and MORE honored) at an on-hold email for an auto-reject candidate based on numbers alone.

THANKS EVERYONE!!

What do you guys plan to do to get off?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Hattori Hanzo » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:59 pm

catharsis wrote:What do you guys plan to do to get off?


I am going to ask my girlfriend for help. You?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby iminlstrick » Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:02 pm

Held at HLS as well.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby catharsis » Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:04 pm

Hattori Hanzo wrote:
catharsis wrote:What do you guys plan to do to get off?


I am going to ask my girlfriend for help. You?


i :lol: :lol: :lol:

okay but really.. for the HARVARD HOLD EMAIL. lol

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Hattori Hanzo » Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:11 pm

catharsis wrote:
Hattori Hanzo wrote:
catharsis wrote:What do you guys plan to do to get off?


I am going to ask my girlfriend for help. You?


i :lol: :lol: :lol:

okay but really.. for the HARVARD HOLD EMAIL. lol


I am not on hold yet but I'd say get a kick ass rec. letter that says something new about you and send a LOCI. The email encourages both. HOWEVER, if you do that now, you won't have much left in your arsenal in case you're put on WL later.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Shaggier1 » Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:13 pm

Still complete 10/28, no hold email, no JR1 :(


Same here. I fear that we, my friend, are the future rejects of the HLS 2009/10 cycle.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby lz06 » Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:17 pm

no hold e-mail for me, applied 9/15 and had JR1. I guess I'm getting waitlisted then? Hopefully we hear soon

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby catharsis » Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:18 pm

Hattori Hanzo wrote:
catharsis wrote:
Hattori Hanzo wrote:
catharsis wrote:What do you guys plan to do to get off?


I am going to ask my girlfriend for help. You?


i :lol: :lol: :lol:

okay but really.. for the HARVARD HOLD EMAIL. lol


I am not on hold yet but I'd say get a kick ass rec. letter that says something new about you and send a LOCI. The email encourages both. HOWEVER, if you do that now, you won't have much left in your arsenal in case you're put on WL later.


thank you. and good luck to you Hattori!

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby EijiMiyake » Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:19 pm

lz06 wrote:no hold e-mail for me, applied 9/15 and had JR1. I guess I'm getting waitlisted then? Hopefully we hear soon



the other option is that they could accept y'all later this week.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby grrrstick » Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:30 pm

No hold either. I hear the ding already.

Dabit deus his quoque finem.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Hattori Hanzo » Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:37 pm

catharsis wrote:thank you. and good luck to you Hattori!


And to you :)

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby lsnoob » Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:45 pm

js87 wrote:Still complete 10/28, no hold email, no JR1 :(

"complete 10/28" -- do you mean you got the complete e-mail on that date? or does your status checker say that?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby crackberry » Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:36 pm

lz06 wrote:no hold e-mail for me, applied 9/15 and had JR1. I guess I'm getting waitlisted then? Hopefully we hear soon

You and I have near identical submit and JR1 dates. I know we've been over this before, but I guess we'll be finding out together. Good luck to you, lz.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Kronk » Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:23 pm

crackberry wrote:
lz06 wrote:no hold e-mail for me, applied 9/15 and had JR1. I guess I'm getting waitlisted then? Hopefully we hear soon

You and I have near identical submit and JR1 dates. I know we've been over this before, but I guess we'll be finding out together. Good luck to you, lz.


Crack, you and Managamy make me sad, knowing that even if I get into my top choice, I'll still be overly concerned with my admissions.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby crackberry » Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:27 pm

VoidSix wrote:
crackberry wrote:
lz06 wrote:no hold e-mail for me, applied 9/15 and had JR1. I guess I'm getting waitlisted then? Hopefully we hear soon

You and I have near identical submit and JR1 dates. I know we've been over this before, but I guess we'll be finding out together. Good luck to you, lz.


Crack, you and Managamy make me sad, knowing that even if I get into my top choice, I'll still be overly concerned with my admissions.

What? That went over my head I'm afraid. Do you mean that if you got into Stanford tomorrow, you'd still care about your pending decisions at Harvard and Yale based on my apparent interest in my pending decisions at said schools? Now I'm more confused than when I started.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby knola002 » Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:28 pm

Went UR today. Skipped from received to UR (no "complete").

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Grizz » Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:30 pm

grrrstick wrote:Dabit deus his quoque finem.


Forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby GeePee » Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:35 pm

crackberry wrote:
VoidSix wrote:
crackberry wrote:
lz06 wrote:no hold e-mail for me, applied 9/15 and had JR1. I guess I'm getting waitlisted then? Hopefully we hear soon

You and I have near identical submit and JR1 dates. I know we've been over this before, but I guess we'll be finding out together. Good luck to you, lz.


Crack, you and Managamy make me sad, knowing that even if I get into my top choice, I'll still be overly concerned with my admissions.

What? That went over my head I'm afraid. Do you mean that if you got into Stanford tomorrow, you'd still care about your pending decisions at Harvard and Yale based on my apparent interest in my pending decisions at said schools? Now I'm more confused than when I started.

I think he means that since you and managamy still care about H, Y, Chicago, etc. after getting into Stanford, he fears he will too by the same model.




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