mhopeful wrote: crackberry wrote:
sfdreaming09 wrote:Does anybody think that HLS claims that they make more JR1/TS1 calls than they really do so that applicants who get the interview but are later WLed/rejected don’t feel as bad/hurt/inadequate/etc. (they say that they make 1000-1100 calls and offer 830 people admission)? Because looking through past threads on TLS and LSD and data available on LSN, it seems like many more than 75% of TS1’s got a TS2. Now, of course this discrepancy could be due to people not reporting getting a TS1 but not a TS2, but this is a theory that I’ve heard from a friend who was admitted last year and it seems somewhat plausible…anybody think there’s any truth to the theory?
Haha I hope you're right but I doubt it. HLS has no reason to lie about that.
Where does it say that about how many calls they grant v. people applying? I got an interview and am trying to understand what this means
quote me. im a direct source, as good as hearing it from the mouths of HLS adcomms themselves
in past cycles, 1000-1100 were phone interviewed, w/ ~830 of those gaining acceptance into Harvard.
we dont know if this yr will be the same, though it probably would be (JR mayyyy shake things up a bit, i hope not lol). another thing that has people a bit miffed is whether this yr more JR1s were sent out in the EARLY batches...just based on TLS (and possibly LSN), those who received early JR1s tended to have a higher % of getting in than the overall ~75%. would it be the same this year?! haha
edit: DAMN crackberry stole my thunder, so i will have to find a way to one-up him...
crackberry wrote: Harvard receives about 7,500-8,000 applications per year.
ok, THIS cycle we can expect 7400-8000 applicants, but in the last 2 cycles, there were considerably fewer applicants (2 cycles ago 6800, last cycle 7400), but acceptances and class size (830/550 respectively) did not change. we do not expect them to open up more seats this yr or even hand out more acceptances, though the sheer increase in # of applicants may = more JR1s. maybe.
bwahaha crackberry bwahaha lol