Harvard 2010!

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby crackberry » Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:25 pm

Core wrote:Wow, today saw a ton of rejections...

?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Core » Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:29 pm

crackberry wrote:
Core wrote:Wow, today saw a ton of rejections...

?

Lmao my mistake. Wrong thread.
Today saw some acceptances :)

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby chw » Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:31 pm

chw wrote:JR1 email on 1/15. I submitted 12/12 and the date on the status checker for 'under review' is 1/12.

174, 4.14

UCSC - I guess there's hope for us banana slugs after all :)


JR1 1/20, ~8 minutes
app complete 1/21
JR2 today ~11:30 pst

!!!

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Dignan » Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:43 pm

chw wrote:
chw wrote:JR1 email on 1/15. I submitted 12/12 and the date on the status checker for 'under review' is 1/12.

174, 4.14

UCSC - I guess there's hope for us banana slugs after all :)


JR1 1/20, ~8 minutes
app complete 1/21
JR2 today ~11:30 pst

!!!

Congratulations! Go slugs!!

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Zara » Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:48 pm

i just went under review today (1/25). looking at other people's posts, it seems that most people who get a JR1 get it within a few days of going complete/under review. so if I don't get one in the next week or so should I expect to be rejected?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby chw » Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:54 pm

Dignan wrote:Congratulations! Go slugs!!


Thank you! I'm in shock, flattered, and very excited. Good luck everyone!

http://www.ucsc.edu/about/campus_mascot.asp

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby CoaltoNewCastle » Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:07 pm

Zara wrote:i just went under review today (1/25). looking at other people's posts, it seems that most people who get a JR1 get it within a few days of going complete/under review. so if I don't get one in the next week or so should I expect to be rejected?


Nah, sometimes it takes longer. I went UR 1/6 and haven't gotten a JR1 yet, but I still think my chances are very good. I hope they are at least, oy.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Kulax22 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:27 am

Held a week or two back. Applied in November. No JR1 yet. :? :?

So... what the hell does this imply? Do I have a shot? What are they doing with held applicants? When do we hear, judging from previous years? I don't want to wait, to be waitlisted, to finally hear in July or something crazy. I am finally realizing ... this sucks. :x

EDIT: I will go post this in the Held thread :oops:

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Sogui » Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:22 am

Did everyone get an email when they went "under review"?

I didn't get an email but I checked on a whim and apparently I went "under review" on the 22nd.


ETA on the JR1, if I should be lucky enough to get one?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby somewhatwayward » Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:36 pm

^
i didn't get an e-mail when i went UR. i just saw when i checked a couple days later. i went UR 11/23 with JR1 e-mail 12/1, and i think a lot of people had longer intervals than that, so don't worry.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby rockchalk86 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:49 pm

Why have I not been dinged yet... UR since 11/20 and clearly out of their range. This giving me hope thing is just getting cruel :evil:

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby socdep » Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:52 pm

Has anyone that has been a "hold" been admitted?

Hold vs. Waitlist; what's the difference?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby 4910 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:57 pm

nobody seems to know anything about what happens to the held people at harvard, i have tried searching everywhere

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby citydweller09 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:05 pm

socdep wrote:Has anyone that has been a "hold" been admitted?

Hold vs. Waitlist; what's the difference?


Hold means they haven't made a decision on your application yet. After being held, you will still be either waitlisted, accepted, or rejected by April. Being waitlisted, on the other hand, IS a decision, and means you could be left waiting to hear news until as late as August once the school finds out how many students have decided to matriculate.

A few people in the past have been held then accepted, yet more were held then rejected or waitlisted. I found this thread over on LSD in which applicants discussed being held, and then the eventual outcome: "On Hold" at Harvard - http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prel ... 935.0.html

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby of Benito Cereno » Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:07 pm

4910 wrote:nobody seems to know anything about what happens to the held people at harvard, i have tried searching everywhere

holding is basically new this year. they did it some in the past but not on this scale.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby CordeliusX » Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:32 pm

of Benito Cereno wrote:
4910 wrote:nobody seems to know anything about what happens to the held people at harvard, i have tried searching everywhere

holding is basically new this year. they did it some in the past but not on this scale.


I was thinking about this before my ding by H. So what happened last year? Were there less rejections and acceptances coming earlier in the year?

Is this merely a delay tactic (its significance being essential neutral to applicants) or really a "heads up - we're gonna waitlist you" message?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby citydweller09 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:41 pm

Just a heads up to those inclined toward panic, some JR2s appear to be going out today. There have been two so far over on the URM board.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby crackberry » Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:41 pm

citydweller09 wrote:
socdep wrote:Has anyone that has been a "hold" been admitted?

Hold vs. Waitlist; what's the difference?


Hold means they haven't made a decision on your application yet. After being held, you will still be either waitlisted, accepted, or rejected by April. Being waitlisted, on the other hand, IS a decision, and means you could be left waiting to hear news until as late as August once the school finds out how many students have decided to matriculate.

Are you sure? The hold email reads:

"These decisions may be made at any time between now and late spring. Unfortunately, it is not possible to predict the next decision on your application or the timing of that decision. If you are facing a deadline with another school, you may want to inform us, but we still may not be able to provide you with definitive information."

"We will make final decisions as soon as possible. However, if you do not hear from us again before mid-April, you may want to reserve a place at another law school while awaiting Harvard?s final decision. Thank you for your patience and your interest. We will contact you as soon as the next decision on your application has been made."

Seems to me like that means they don't have to tell us anything by April.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby of Benito Cereno » Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:41 pm

CordeliusX wrote:
of Benito Cereno wrote:
4910 wrote:nobody seems to know anything about what happens to the held people at harvard, i have tried searching everywhere

holding is basically new this year. they did it some in the past but not on this scale.


I was thinking about this before my ding by H. So what happened last year? Were there less rejections and acceptances coming earlier in the year?

Is this merely a delay tactic (its significance being essential neutral to applicants) or really a "heads up - we're gonna waitlist you" message?

last year they did basically the same pace of JR1 to Jr2 on a similar scale. However, wait-lists, rejections, and borderline admits were held until march and april. I think the first rejections went out mid-march.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby citydweller09 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:46 pm

crackberry wrote:
citydweller09 wrote:
socdep wrote:Has anyone that has been a "hold" been admitted?

Hold vs. Waitlist; what's the difference?


Hold means they haven't made a decision on your application yet. After being held, you will still be either waitlisted, accepted, or rejected by April. Being waitlisted, on the other hand, IS a decision, and means you could be left waiting to hear news until as late as August once the school finds out how many students have decided to matriculate.

Are you sure? The hold email reads:

"These decisions may be made at any time between now and late spring. Unfortunately, it is not possible to predict the next decision on your application or the timing of that decision. If you are facing a deadline with another school, you may want to inform us, but we still may not be able to provide you with definitive information."

"We will make final decisions as soon as possible. However, if you do not hear from us again before mid-April, you may want to reserve a place at another law school while awaiting Harvard?s final decision. Thank you for your patience and your interest. We will contact you as soon as the next decision on your application has been made."

Seems to me like that means they don't have to tell us anything by April.


Maybe not by "mid-April," but presumably before May starts and the enrollment deadline passes. It wouldn't make sense to leave people on hold past then because as they indicated, a hold in itself is not a decision. And in previous years, held applicants did get their decisions within the later batches, just like everyone else. I've never seen anything anywhere about someone being held and then left in the dark past the enrollment deadline.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby CordeliusX » Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:27 pm

of Benito Cereno wrote:last year they did basically the same pace of JR1 to Jr2 on a similar scale. However, wait-lists, rejections, and borderline admits were held until march and april. I think the first rejections went out mid-march.


So most of the hold group = borderline admits of yesteryear?

What I'm trying to ask is that, assuming they have an equal number of applicants as last year, what applicants last year "equal" the hold-group from this year ? Why bother to hold so much now? what has changed?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby of Benito Cereno » Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:54 pm

CordeliusX wrote:
of Benito Cereno wrote:last year they did basically the same pace of JR1 to Jr2 on a similar scale. However, wait-lists, rejections, and borderline admits were held until march and april. I think the first rejections went out mid-march.


So most of the hold group = borderline admits of yesteryear?

What I'm trying to ask is that, assuming they have an equal number of applicants as last year, what applicants last year "equal" the hold-group from this year ? Why bother to hold so much now? what has changed?


well no. The hold group is likely made up of some borderline admits (people who get admitted but just barely and who don't get express lane treatment) and waitlists.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby georgina » Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:02 pm

CordeliusX wrote:So most of the hold group = borderline admits of yesteryear?

What I'm trying to ask is that, assuming they have an equal number of applicants as last year, what applicants last year "equal" the hold-group from this year ? Why bother to hold so much now? what has changed?


i don't think there's reason to believe anything has changed. i do believe they've been doing holds for years. that lsd link posted somewhere here or on the hold thread showed many many people held 2 years ago.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby CordeliusX » Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:11 pm

georgina wrote:
CordeliusX wrote:So most of the hold group = borderline admits of yesteryear?

What I'm trying to ask is that, assuming they have an equal number of applicants as last year, what applicants last year "equal" the hold-group from this year ? Why bother to hold so much now? what has changed?


i don't think there's reason to believe anything has changed. i do believe they've been doing holds for years. that lsd link posted somewhere here or on the hold thread showed many many people held 2 years ago.


That may be true... but I keep hearing this amount of "holding" is unprecedented.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby mockstar » Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:04 pm

rockchalk86 wrote:Why have I not been dinged yet... UR since 11/20 and clearly out of their range. This giving me hope thing is just getting cruel :evil:


+1 :(




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