MTC87 wrote:emanon27 wrote:
I was wondering what people thought of the applicants who were held without a JR1. I'm in this category and just trying to stay positive. That being said, it seems like a weird category. A couple of questions for the board:
1) Has anyone held without a JR1 received a JR1 without a material improvement upon their application (e.g., a higher LSAT score, a higher GPA)
2) (Purely speculative) What do people think will happen to this category? Do you think they are likely to get JR1s? Are they in worse shape than those held JR1s?
1) yes. i'm still puzzled about it myself, as it does seem a little backwards.
2) no idea, and i'd love to get some thoughts on this.
1) as far as anyone on here knows, no.
2) in terms of no-JR1-holds, it depends on the candidate. i think a lot of people were held bc harvard simply hadn't gotten to their applications (not bc they were borderline, necessarily)....some of those people had great numbers and a high chance of being admitted (eg, 177/4.0), but i think a lot more of them had borderline or low numbers and a low chance of being admitted. thus, i don't think you can generalize about that group as a whole.
...as compared to JR1-holds, again it depends on the candidate. that 177/4.0 is probably in a better position than the JR1-holds, but i think the majority of no-JR1-holds are probably destined for WL/reject (JMO), and i figure the majority of JR1-holds are destined for WL/maybe accept.