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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby blue5385 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 4:20 pm

They waitlisted and rejected people into May last cycle. That's cruel and unusual, especially for people who escaped the 4/15 & 4/16 bloodbath and might have thought they had a chance at a late acceptance.

JR, if you're reading this, you know who I am, and I am destined for WL or rejection, please do it tomorrow for the sake of my sanity.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Jrugg88 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 4:23 pm

Tomorrow is my birthday and therefore it would be cruel to reject me. Please do it today or wait until Friday to do so. Thanks.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby BenJ » Wed Apr 14, 2010 4:24 pm

Well, they got my new LOR today. Actually, it was processed remarkably fast. My recommender faxed it to LSAC this morning, and it was on Harvard's status checker this afternoon. Hopefully they have time to actually read the thing; I wish he'd been faster at getting it in (but I'm grateful for anything).
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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby blue5385 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 4:26 pm

They don't add LOCIs to the status checker page right? I really hope not, because mine didn't show up.

Anyone else find it annoying how you have to click on like 5 different links to get to the status checker and each one opens a new browser tab?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby gatordude94 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 4:27 pm

blue5385 wrote: JR, if you're reading this, you know who I am, and I am destined for WL or rejection, please do it tomorrow for the sake of my sanity.


+1

I wonder if tomorrow will be a general housecleaning day at HLS, meaning JR2s, dings and dropping the huge load of WLs?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZfCR0ccOmI

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby blue5385 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 4:28 pm

Jrugg88 wrote:Tomorrow is my birthday and therefore it would be cruel to reject me. Please do it today or wait until Friday to do so. Thanks.


JR and HLS adcomms, take note (I'm looking at you, BG :wink: ). It would be horrible to reject someone on their birthday. That would generate bad karma for sure.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby BenJ » Wed Apr 14, 2010 4:33 pm

blue5385 wrote:
Jrugg88 wrote:Tomorrow is my birthday and therefore it would be cruel to reject me. Please do it today or wait until Friday to do so. Thanks.


JR and HLS adcomms, take note (I'm looking at you, BG :wink: ). It would be horrible to reject someone on their birthday. That would generate bad karma for sure.


Uh-oh, JR might need some glow-in-the-dark karma string.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby NightHooded » Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:09 pm

blue5385 wrote:They waitlisted and rejected people into May last cycle. That's cruel and unusual, especially for people who escaped the 4/15 & 4/16 bloodbath and might have thought they had a chance at a late acceptance.


So you could actually be accepted into May, and dodge the WL altogether? Something new to pray for :wink: I figured the WL was fixed and sent to everyone who was not rejected by the same point in time, no exceptions.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby blue5385 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:12 pm

NightHooded wrote:
blue5385 wrote:They waitlisted and rejected people into May last cycle. That's cruel and unusual, especially for people who escaped the 4/15 & 4/16 bloodbath and might have thought they had a chance at a late acceptance.


So you could actually be accepted into May, and dodge the WL altogether? Something new to pray for :wink: I figured the WL was fixed and sent to everyone who was not rejected by the same point in time, no exceptions.


lol, not what I said at all:

http://harvard.lawschoolnumbers.com/app ... order=desc

but we can always hope it'll be different this year...

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby neimanmarxist » Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:12 pm

I for one am shocked I haven't been rejected yet, though I will be tomorrow, if that's when the bloodbath is coming.
I have been under review for months now . I don't have Harvard #s, or even close.
It's all very odd.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby of Benito Cereno » Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:12 pm

NightHooded wrote:
blue5385 wrote:They waitlisted and rejected people into May last cycle. That's cruel and unusual, especially for people who escaped the 4/15 & 4/16 bloodbath and might have thought they had a chance at a late acceptance.


So you could actually be accepted into May, and dodge the WL altogether? Something new to pray for :wink: I figured the WL was fixed and sent to everyone who was not rejected by the same point in time, no exceptions.

I think its important to realize that Harvard did not really do rolling rejections last year. They just sort of dumped out few thousand rejections starting mid-march. This year its pretty different. I imagine that holds will just get waitlisted, no rejections save a few.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby blue5385 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:13 pm

neimanmarxist wrote:I for one am shocked I haven't been rejected yet, though I will be tomorrow, if that's when the bloodbath is coming.
I have been under review for months now . I don't have Harvard #s, or even close.
It's all very odd.


+1 to all of this. neimanmarxist, were you held, or just silence?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby neimanmarxist » Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:14 pm

**** crickets from harvard's corner *******

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby blue5385 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:15 pm

I wonder if hold/non-hold status even makes a difference at this point.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby pocketwatcher » Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:17 pm

Why do people expect a lot of waitlists and rejections to come out tomorrow?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby of Benito Cereno » Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:18 pm

blue5385 wrote:I wonder if hold/non-hold status even makes a difference at this point.

i think so. some non-holds may very well just be very late applicant rejections.
also, it still seems like there should be so more acceptances. especially as JR said that jr-1 hold vs nojr1 hold was really just a question of when people applied in the cycle (meaning I guess that after mid-november or so they had so many apps that they only did jr1s with people they pretty much already had decided to admit). that being said, pretty much no no-jr1-holds except for people with a feb lsat score have received new jr1s as far as I can tell. maybe we can expect, please!, some last minute movement on the no-jr-1 pile. or not.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby blue5385 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:18 pm

pocketwatcher wrote:Why do people expect a lot of waitlists and rejections to come out tomorrow?


blue5385 wrote:
NightHooded wrote:
blue5385 wrote:They waitlisted and rejected people into May last cycle. That's cruel and unusual, especially for people who escaped the 4/15 & 4/16 bloodbath and might have thought they had a chance at a late acceptance.


So you could actually be accepted into May, and dodge the WL altogether? Something new to pray for :wink: I figured the WL was fixed and sent to everyone who was not rejected by the same point in time, no exceptions.


lol, not what I said at all:

http://harvard.lawschoolnumbers.com/app ... order=desc

but we can always hope it'll be different this year...

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby neimanmarxist » Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:21 pm

blue5385 wrote:I wonder if hold/non-hold status even makes a difference at this point.


I don't think so. If I even got held it would be a miracle worked by the harvard gods, and there would be a shrine erected on the site of its occurrence. "on this site the Harvard Law admissions committee collectively lost their minds on a Spring Day in 2010" .

it would be almost as eerie as getting the silhouette of harvard law school burned into my toast tomorrow morning. eerier.


some non-holds may very well just be very late applicant rejections.


well, I'm not a very late applicant. I'm an auto-reject from back in the day. call me the miracleundesirableprospect. :mrgreen:

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby blue5385 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:24 pm

neimanmarxist wrote:If I even got held it would be a miracle worked by the harvard gods, and there would be a shrine erected on the site of its occurrence. "on this site the Harvard Law admissions committee collectively lost their minds on a Spring Day in 2010" .


don't rule it out buddy, I'm an auto-reject too. My GPA probably induced an adcomm to faint in outrage that a non-URM with such awful grades would dare to sully their hallowed institution with an application. :)

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby NightHooded » Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:38 pm

blue5385 wrote:
lol, not what I said at all:

http://harvard.lawschoolnumbers.com/app ... order=desc

but we can always hope it'll be different this year...


Oooppps... So more like get WL'd and maybe accepted a month from now or into the summer?


What do they expect you to do if you are WL'd? How do you re-configure your loans and all that if you're admitted in late summer?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby blue5385 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:43 pm

try checking the Harvard waitlist thread from last year...

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby soonergirl » Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:46 pm

NightHooded wrote:
blue5385 wrote:
lol, not what I said at all:

http://harvard.lawschoolnumbers.com/app ... order=desc

but we can always hope it'll be different this year...


Oooppps... So more like get WL'd and maybe accepted a month from now or into the summer?


What do they expect you to do if you are WL'd? How do you re-configure your loans and all that if you're admitted in late summer?


That's hardly their problem.

As far as your existing loan plans go, you don't have to worry about those. The loans are all contingent on you actually enrolling, so they just disappear.

The difficulty lies in getting your financial aid package at your new school so late in the game. They tell you to aim for the "priority deadline" or whatever, and here you're only, oh, like six months behind. But I imagine that if you're willing to uproot and head to Cambridge that late in the season, that they'll make sure you get a loan package. It just might not be as ideal as an earlier package would have been.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby blue5385 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:49 pm

I'd imagine if someone was actually willing to uproot and switch all their law school plans at the last possible second to go to HLS, the possible lack of a loan package wouldn't faze them much.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby soonergirl » Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:58 pm

blue5385 wrote:I'd imagine if someone was actually willing to uproot and switch all their law school plans at the last possible second to go to HLS, the possible lack of a loan package wouldn't faze them much.


ha! pretty much.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OK1PpD1z-gs

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby allstarballer22 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:48 pm

Complete since feb 11th...162-3.8 berk grad URM...Have not heard a word since..Am I seriously been considered? What are your guy's thoughts?




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