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Nom Sawyer
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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Nom Sawyer » Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:22 am

blueballa wrote:Hey folks, I'm sure this has probably been addressed hundreds of times, but I've got a quick question: is it possible to get waitlisted/held at HLS without a JR1?


Yep

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Core » Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:59 am

Grats to the new admits!

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Dignan » Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:04 am

blueballa wrote:Hey folks, I'm sure this has probably been addressed hundreds of times, but I've got a quick question: is it possible to get waitlisted/held at HLS without a JR1?

It's not only possible, it's common--at least for holds. Most of the holds so far have gone to applicants who have not had a JR1. I don't know about the waitlist, though. There haven't been any waitlists yet.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby JohnnyTrojan08 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:34 pm

Had my JR1 this morning. I was expecting a longer conversation, but after looking through the forums, it seems like my ~10 minutes was on the longer end.

He started off with, "So now you're finishing up TFA, that's really cool." :wink:

He was one of the best, most reassuring phone interviewers I've ever had, but I still felt my voice shaking for the first two minutes.

I asked about not graduating with my cohort because I hope to add an MBA if I get a JR2. He said there were 28 joint JD/MBA people now, and that they'd have the same advisor, etc. I hope I get to be the 29th, cause it sounds wonderful to have such a small group within the larger class.

I wait.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Sogui » Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:40 pm

Congrats Johnny, the fact that you're one of the few applicants who broke through Harvard's wall of silence right now is a really good sign, almost everyone who's gotten a JR1 email since the last week of January has gotten a JR2 since then.

Good luck... maybe he'll get around to some more JR1 emails tomorrow /wishfulthinking

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby chopsticks3092 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:41 pm

Sogui wrote:Congrats Johnny, the fact that you're one of the few applicants who broke through Harvard's wall of silence right now is a really good sign, almost everyone who's gotten a JR1 email since the last week of January has gotten a JR2 since then.

Good luck... maybe he'll get around to some more JR1 emails tomorrow /wishfulthinking


You know they send out most of their JR1 emails on Wednesday anyway... :wink:

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby The Human Fund » Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:01 pm

JohnnyTrojan08 wrote:Had my JR1 this morning. I was expecting a longer conversation, but after looking through the forums, it seems like my ~10 minutes was on the longer end.

He started off with, "So now you're finishing up TFA, that's really cool." :wink:

He was one of the best, most reassuring phone interviewers I've ever had, but I still felt my voice shaking for the first two minutes.

I asked about not graduating with my cohort because I hope to add an MBA if I get a JR2. He said there were 28 joint JD/MBA people now, and that they'd have the same advisor, etc. I hope I get to be the 29th, cause it sounds wonderful to have such a small group within the larger class.

I wait.


28 from the current HLS/HBS community, right? From the people I talked to, there are about 5-10 people in each class that are doing it.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby englawyer » Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:05 pm

The Human Fund wrote:
28 from the current HLS/HBS community, right? From the people I talked to, there are about 5-10 people in each class that are doing it.


makes sense, as the total number of graduates is still under 400 i believe. 28 per year would come out too high.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby dream » Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:25 pm

Congrats Johnny for a good jr1.


By any chanc did anyone els have a very short JR1? mine was two minutes and I was extremely nervous bc I prepped for the three main questions and did not expect he two questions I got. T. T

Also is it bad that wo me asking he said i would go under more review and then hear back in a few more weeks?:(

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby portena » Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:27 pm

dream wrote:Congrats Johnny for a good jr1.


By any chanc did anyone els have a very short JR1? mine was two minutes and I was extremely nervous bc I prepped for the three main questions and did not expect he two questions I got. T. T

Also is it bad that wo me asking he said i would go under more review and then hear back in a few more weeks?:(


He told me my file would go under faculty review, and I haven't heard back since. That was about a month ago. I'm not sure if he says that to everyone or not, though.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby PoorOrpheus » Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:30 pm

JohnnyTrojan08 wrote:Had my JR1 this morning. I was expecting a longer conversation, but after looking through the forums, it seems like my ~10 minutes was on the longer end.

He started off with, "So now you're finishing up TFA, that's really cool." :wink:

He was one of the best, most reassuring phone interviewers I've ever had, but I still felt my voice shaking for the first two minutes.

I asked about not graduating with my cohort because I hope to add an MBA if I get a JR2. He said there were 28 joint JD/MBA people now, and that they'd have the same advisor, etc. I hope I get to be the 29th, cause it sounds wonderful to have such a small group within the larger class.

I wait.


Sounds like you're in, hehe. I don't think it's premature at all to say congratulations!
dream wrote:By any chanc did anyone els have a very short JR1? mine was two minutes and I was extremely nervous bc I prepped for the three main questions and did not expect he two questions I got. T. T

I don't understand what you mean--what did he ask you that you were surprised by/unrelated to the standard questions?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby dream » Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:35 pm

Edit: I think I'm just an idiot. Sigh I guess I'll go back to praying for miracles.
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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby bloodonthetracks » Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:34 pm

what does it mean to be UR for 3 weeks and counting?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby forza » Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:32 pm

bloodonthetracks wrote:what does it mean to be UR for 3 weeks and counting?


It means Rubinstein & Co. found out you're a Yankees fan.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby CoaltoNewCastle » Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:59 pm

bloodonthetracks wrote:what does it mean to be UR for 3 weeks and counting?


Anybody who feels doubtful about a long under review period, just remember that a 3.77/179 has been under review for about forty days and hasn't heard anything. Blegh.

Edit: And laugh at me because I suck I mean.
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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby bloodonthetracks » Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:52 pm

forza wrote:
bloodonthetracks wrote:what does it mean to be UR for 3 weeks and counting?


It means Rubinstein & Co. found out you're a Yankees fan.


cubs, baby

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Sogui » Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:56 pm

CoaltoNewCastle wrote:
bloodonthetracks wrote:what does it mean to be UR for 3 weeks and counting?


Anybody who feels doubtful about a long under review period, just remember that a 3.77/179 has been under review for about forty days and hasn't heard anything. Blegh.


I would have suggested we make a "chain of confidence" for people who at least are owed a JR1 and haven't gotten one yet to boost the morale of everyone else waiting... but I remember how that turned out for the Columbia waiters.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby CoaltoNewCastle » Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:58 pm

Sogui wrote:
CoaltoNewCastle wrote:
bloodonthetracks wrote:what does it mean to be UR for 3 weeks and counting?


Anybody who feels doubtful about a long under review period, just remember that a 3.77/179 has been under review for about forty days and hasn't heard anything. Blegh.


I would have suggested we make a "chain of confidence" for people who at least are owed a JR1 and haven't gotten one yet to boost the morale of everyone else waiting... but I remember how that turned out for the Columbia waiters.


I'm still waiting on something from them too. I have the feeling I'm going to be writing what I hope will be four very compelling LOCI's this cycle.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby $1.99 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:08 am

lol the columbia chain was a disaster, i wonder when the influx of jr1s are going to come out, maybe harvard decided to halve its class size this year and already gave away most of its spots

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby tomhobbes » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:10 am

Wasn't the entire Columbia chain held or something?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby crackberry » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:15 am

tomhobbes wrote:Wasn't the entire Columbia chain held or something?

Yeah

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby portena » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:14 am

Sogui wrote:I would have suggested we make a "chain of confidence" for people who at least are owed a JR1 and haven't gotten one yet to boost the morale of everyone else waiting... but I remember how that turned out for the Columbia waiters.


And who exactly might that be?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby DoubleChecks » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:19 am

portena wrote:
Sogui wrote:I would have suggested we make a "chain of confidence" for people who at least are owed a JR1 and haven't gotten one yet to boost the morale of everyone else waiting... but I remember how that turned out for the Columbia waiters.


And who exactly might that be?


oh snapz

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Sogui » Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:40 am

DoubleChecks wrote:
portena wrote:
Sogui wrote:I would have suggested we make a "chain of confidence" for people who at least are owed a JR1 and haven't gotten one yet to boost the morale of everyone else waiting... but I remember how that turned out for the Columbia waiters.


And who exactly might that be?


oh snapz


Not sure where this is going, not implying myself, though I'd love one.

The peeps like BenJ, CoaltoNewCastle, and countless other profiles I've scanned with great numbers that would at least warrant a JR1 unless their apps were abysmal.

I also know a Hamilton recipient who is still waiting for his JR1. I don't know if there's enough to call it a chain, but there are definitely some great candidates out there who it would be INSANE for them not to even hear from JR before being waitlisted/held/rejected.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby dudester » Wed Feb 17, 2010 5:18 am

crackberry wrote:
tomhobbes wrote:Wasn't the entire Columbia chain held or something?

Yeah


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