Harvard 2010!

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dudester
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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby dudester » Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:06 pm

tristanlxboyd wrote:And I thought being "Under Review" for two months was bad. Is being under review still worse than being held atm?


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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby clintonius » Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:09 pm

blue5385 wrote:not to disrupt the pity express, but I think you guys are in a lot better position relative to us non-JR1 held people. :(

And then there are us "no hold, no nothin' " folks. I see the vultures beginning to circle.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby blue5385 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:11 pm

clintonius wrote:And then there are us "no hold, no nothin' " folks. I see the vultures beginning to circle.


Yeah, but if they were going to give you the axe, they would probably already have done it.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Illijah » Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:12 pm

There is no method to this madness

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby neimanmarxist » Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:18 pm

clintonius wrote:And then there are us "no hold, no nothin' " folks.


yes. there are.

Illijah wrote:There is no method to this madness


I'll say.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby BarbaraGordon » Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:50 pm

Illijah wrote:There is no method to this madness

I think it's like a fractal. You can't see the pattern if your view is too limited.

Here's my advice, for what it's worth:

1. Try to relax. Obsessing over the odds is not going to improve them. Que sera sera, so to speak.

2. If it's just that important to you to go to Harvard, there's absolutely no reason why you shouldn't tentatively plan on applying again next year, provided you can do something productive with yourself in the meantime. One year is insignificant compared to the course of your career.

3. Bear in mind that Harvard has a history of waitlisting a slew of applicants starting on tax day. They also, historically speaking, waitlist many times more students than their yield warrants. The waitlist has lingered on until late in the summer, and only a tiny fraction of waitlisted applicants have been offered admission. So if you don't end up making the waitlist, you can (perhaps?) solace yourself with the very real possibility that outright rejection is actually the more humane fate.

Good luck to all of you still waiting for a decision.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Illijah » Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:56 pm

wait a year....hmmnn
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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby blue5385 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:58 pm

BarbaraGordon wrote:outright rejection is actually the more humane fate.


+1 on this. I'd rather get the axe than languish on a waitlist all summer only to be rejected in August. That being said, it seems like their last rounds of rejections are over and I haven't gotten one, so I'll probably be a Tax Day waitlister.

Enjoying my last real day of possibly being in contention for a HLS seat. 8)

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby clintonius » Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:01 pm

And [strike]JR[/strike] BarbaraGordon returns...

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby bloodonthetracks » Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:05 pm

clintonius wrote:And [strike]JR[/strike] [strike]BarbaraGordon[/strike] Peter North's alter-ego returns...

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby agathon360 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:10 pm

You mean Asha Rangappa?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby blue5385 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:22 pm

agathon360 wrote:You mean Asha Rangappa?


How would Asha have an intimate knowledge of the HLS admissions process? Unless she uses her FBI connections to uncover her chief rival's secrets...

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby gatordude94 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:23 pm

blue5385 wrote:
agathon360 wrote:You mean Asha Rangappa?


How would Asha have an intimate knowledge of the HLS admissions process? Unless she uses her FBI connections to uncover her chief rival's secrets...


Sounds like the worst TV show ever

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby blue5385 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:24 pm

gatordude94 wrote:
blue5385 wrote:
agathon360 wrote:You mean Asha Rangappa?


How would Asha have an intimate knowledge of the HLS admissions process? Unless she uses her FBI connections to uncover her chief rival's secrets...


Sounds like the worst TV show ever


LSI: New Haven?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby lta » Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:24 pm

gatordude94 wrote:
blue5385 wrote:
agathon360 wrote:You mean Asha Rangappa?


How would Asha have an intimate knowledge of the HLS admissions process? Unless she uses her FBI connections to uncover her chief rival's secrets...


Sounds like the worst TV show ever


EV.er.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby justbluemyself » Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:29 pm

I'm relieved to know that I'm not the only hold who is completely and totally losing his or her cool. I'm resigned to the inevitable WL, but can't give up hope just yet.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby lta » Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:31 pm

justbluemyself wrote:I'm relieved to know that I'm not the only hold who is completely and totally losing his or her cool. I'm resigned to the inevitable WL, but can't give up hope just yet.


You are definitely not the only hold who is completely and totally losing your cool.

Maybe we should stage a sit-in...Harvard loves that sh :lol: t

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby blue5385 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:32 pm

I wonder why tax day = WL day for schools (I've heard this about more than just Harvard).

Also, LSN needs to update its info! They still have Toby Stock listed as dean.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby justbluemyself » Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:36 pm

blue5385 wrote:I wonder why tax day = WL day for schools (I've heard this about more than just Harvard).


I don't know, but luckily for me it's also "visit Columbia day", which will sting the inevitable blow a bit.

But still- LAME.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby blue5385 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:27 pm

justbluemyself wrote:
blue5385 wrote:I wonder why tax day = WL day for schools (I've heard this about more than just Harvard).


I don't know, but luckily for me it's also "visit Columbia day", which will sting the inevitable blow a bit.

But still- LAME.


CLS will make you feel better for sure--I wish I hadn't already visited in March so I would have something to look forward to on WL day.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby ivorynightfall » Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:28 pm

Illijah wrote:wait a year....hmmnn


I'm considering this actually. Am actually sending out resumes now. I feel like I could be better prepared if I'd started earlier, possibly re-took the LSAT (I really don't want to though), did something interesting for a year, or just wrote better essays...Being abroad since June really screwed with my LS app process.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby blue5385 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:29 pm

ivorynightfall wrote:I'm considering this actually. Am actually sending out resumes now. I feel like I could be better prepared if I'd started earlier, possibly re-took the LSAT (I really don't want to though), did something interesting for a year, or just wrote better essays...Being abroad since June really screwed with my LS app process.


Are you HLS-or-bust, or do you just not like any of the other options you have for next fall?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby of Benito Cereno » Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:32 pm

so do people expect WLs to come out tomorrow?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby ivorynightfall » Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:36 pm

blue5385 wrote:
ivorynightfall wrote:I'm considering this actually. Am actually sending out resumes now. I feel like I could be better prepared if I'd started earlier, possibly re-took the LSAT (I really don't want to though), did something interesting for a year, or just wrote better essays...Being abroad since June really screwed with my LS app process.


Are you HLS-or-bust, or do you just not like any of the other options you have for next fall?


I'm not absolutely in love with any of my other options for next fall. I might've been but NYU didn't give me enough money.

Plus, the moment last week at CLS ASD when I questioned my decision to be a lawyer has been coming back to me a lot recently. I also still don't have an answer when people ask me what kind of lawyer I want to be. So I'm thinking perhaps a year to experiment in foreign policy/consulting/whathaveyou won't be bad...

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby soonergirl » Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:39 pm

ivorynightfall wrote:Plus, the moment last week at CLS ASD when I questioned my decision to be a lawyer has been coming back to me a lot recently. I also still don't have an answer when people ask me what kind of lawyer I want to be.

Most people don't know what kind of lawyer they want to be. A lot of them think they do, but let's be honest - none of us (or very few, anyway) really knows what s/he's talking about.

otoh, if you're not sure you want to be an attorney at all, I'm not sure you want to be taking on a bunch of debt to go to a school you're not gung ho about. Maybe waiting a year to think it over and reapply is a good idea.




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