>insert witty name< wrote:blue5385 wrote:democrattotheend wrote:I applied in early January, never got a JR1 e-mail, got the complete e-mail about a month ago, but have yet to be rejected. I keep thinking that no news is good news, at Harvard as well as Yale and Stanford. But you guys are making it sound like they've given out most of their acceptances. My numbers are on the low end, so I figure every day I don't get a rejection is a good day. Is that the wrong way to look at it?
I've been wondering about this too. I applied in early December and figured my GPA would get me rejected fairly quickly. Other applicants with marginal numbers who applied/went complete later than I did have already been rejected on LSN, so I have no idea why I'm still under review. I haven't received a hold notification or any other communication from them since I submitted my app, and I can't think why they would wait to email me a form rejection letter. The only thing I can think of is that they somehow omitted my email address from the last mass rejection mailing. (Note: democrattotheend, I don't think the last part of my post applies to you, since judging by the numbers in your profile you have a much better shot at HLS than I ever would.)
I'm in the same boat as you guys. My numbers are relatively low, I've been pinned all my hopes on my softs.... I keep thinking that no news is good news (although I'm really not holding my breath), but I keep wondering at what point does no news turn into bad news?
After the deposit deadline.
One quick question -- does anyone know if Harvard places more emphasis on LORs if the writer is connected to Harvard in some way? One of my recommenders got his PhD from Harvard and I wonder if that affected how they evaluated that letter, and by extension how they evaluated my application. (I'm kind of grasping at straws to figure out why I haven't been rejected yet.)