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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby of Benito Cereno » Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:03 pm

to other still pending holds: we're having a little roll call over on the "held at harvard" thread... so far we're doing decently at putting together a "unified theory of our situation." stop by and, if you're comfortable, give us a sense of your applicant profile.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby swampthang » Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:20 am

blue5385 wrote:I saw all the discussion over the last couple pages on waitlisting sub-3.8 GPAs, but I saw a 3.84/175 waitlist on LSN who was a humanities/soc. sci. double major. Granted, both those fields <<<<< hard sciences for difficulty, but I'd think most people applying to LS would have a humanities/social sciences background so it wouldn't put someone at a significant disadvantage. They're definitely selecting for very high GPAs this cycle, but that person's profile makes me think there's something else going on in addition. (Also, I skimmed that guy's LSN profile and didn't see any red flags to explain the WL.)


What makes you say this? Whence do you draw your conclusions, fellow forum denizen?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby blue5385 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:44 am

swampthang wrote:
blue5385 wrote:I saw all the discussion over the last couple pages on waitlisting sub-3.8 GPAs, but I saw a 3.84/175 waitlist on LSN who was a humanities/soc. sci. double major. Granted, both those fields <<<<< hard sciences for difficulty, but I'd think most people applying to LS would have a humanities/social sciences background so it wouldn't put someone at a significant disadvantage. They're definitely selecting for very high GPAs this cycle, but that person's profile makes me think there's something else going on in addition. (Also, I skimmed that guy's LSN profile and didn't see any red flags to explain the WL.)


What makes you say this? Whence do you draw your conclusions, fellow forum denizen?


oh I dunno...maybe the small sea of green at the very top right-hand corner of their admissions graph? :wink:

and also the fact that there have been 4.0/170-ish admits but not 3.5/180 type admits. The LSP index suggests that HLS weighs LSAT 3x more heavily than GPA, but I don't see that playing out in terms of results this cycle.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby DoubleChecks » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:56 pm

februaryftw wrote:
pissantvache wrote:
blue5385 wrote:I saw all the discussion over the last couple pages on waitlisting sub-3.8 GPAs, but I saw a 3.84/175 waitlist on LSN who was a humanities/soc. sci. double major. Granted, both those fields <<<<< hard sciences for difficulty, but I'd think most people applying to LS would have a humanities/social sciences background so it wouldn't put someone at a significant disadvantage. They're definitely selecting for very high GPAs this cycle, but that person's profile makes me think there's something else going on in addition. (Also, I skimmed that guy's LSN profile and didn't see any red flags to explain the WL.)


yeah, major case of tl;dr on that one. Perhaps he had lukewarm recommendations? He's still awaiting chicago, which says something, at any rate, although it could be YP. Beyond that, very tough to say, beyond looking at the amount of money he was offered at places--and the 25k at CLS might be telling? not really sure.


He is also a retake of 163 -> 175.


yet another retake WL

i really think HLS is hammering down on retakers, esp. this cycle

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby NightHooded » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:58 pm

DoubleChecks wrote:i really think HLS is hammering down on retakers, esp. this cycle


A great policy... :twisted: discourage people who may have had a bad day and are extra motivated to prove themselves... :roll:

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby s419 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:13 pm

DoubleChecks wrote:
februaryftw wrote:
pissantvache wrote:
blue5385 wrote:I saw all the discussion over the last couple pages on waitlisting sub-3.8 GPAs, but I saw a 3.84/175 waitlist on LSN who was a humanities/soc. sci. double major. Granted, both those fields <<<<< hard sciences for difficulty, but I'd think most people applying to LS would have a humanities/social sciences background so it wouldn't put someone at a significant disadvantage. They're definitely selecting for very high GPAs this cycle, but that person's profile makes me think there's something else going on in addition. (Also, I skimmed that guy's LSN profile and didn't see any red flags to explain the WL.)


yeah, major case of tl;dr on that one. Perhaps he had lukewarm recommendations? He's still awaiting chicago, which says something, at any rate, although it could be YP. Beyond that, very tough to say, beyond looking at the amount of money he was offered at places--and the 25k at CLS might be telling? not really sure.


He is also a retake of 163 -> 175.


yet another retake WL

i really think HLS is hammering down on retakers, esp. this cycle



I was a retaker (with exactly those scores actually!) and admitted in November. There was 2 years between my scores though but not any other great reason for the difference.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby DoubleChecks » Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:39 pm

NightHooded wrote:
DoubleChecks wrote:i really think HLS is hammering down on retakers, esp. this cycle


A great policy... :twisted: discourage people who may have had a bad day and are extra motivated to prove themselves... :roll:


isnt there a cancel option? :P

s419 wrote:I was a retaker (with exactly those scores actually!) and admitted in November. There was 2 years between my scores though but not any other great reason for the difference.


and sry lol, i didnt mean HLS was shutting out all retakers, i just mean they seem to hold it against applicants more this cycle

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby nawktasy » Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:02 pm

Just WLed, went complete early February, no hold, no JR1s. One of those lower LSAT, higher GPA types. I have officially completed the HYS WL sweep. :D

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby MeredithGrey » Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:19 pm

nawktasy wrote:Just WLed, went complete early February, no hold, no JR1s. One of those lower LSAT, higher GPA types. I have officially completed the HYS WL sweep. :D


Sorry about the WL. Do you mind sharing the range of your "lower LSAT"

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby NightHooded » Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:20 pm

nawktasy wrote:Just WLed, went complete early February, no hold, no JR1s. One of those lower LSAT, higher GPA types. I have officially completed the HYS WL sweep. :D


Sounds better than you think. You probably have a decent shot at getting into at least ONE. That's more than most people can say. Do you have a clear top choice?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby of Benito Cereno » Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:36 pm

its 5:30 so its time for another pending-holds rollcall.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Jericwithers » Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:38 pm

of Benito Cereno wrote:its 5:30 so its time for another pending-holds rollcall.


Present.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Emma. » Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:28 pm

of Benito Cereno wrote:its 5:30 so its time for another pending-holds rollcall.


WLed today. Was at Chicago ASD which was really great, and was totally expected. Almost no sting at all! :D

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Jericwithers » Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:29 pm

emrose wrote:
of Benito Cereno wrote:its 5:30 so its time for another pending-holds rollcall.


WLed today. Was at Chicago ASD which was really great, and was totally expected. Almost no sting at all! :D

Ugh why am I left? They hate Texans?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby iminlstrick » Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:33 pm

present as well.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby examplepdf » Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:34 pm

Pending hold reporting. Still here... Late hold though, April.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby tamlyric » Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:43 pm

emrose wrote:
of Benito Cereno wrote:its 5:30 so its time for another pending-holds rollcall.


WLed today. Was at Chicago ASD which was really great, and was totally expected. Almost no sting at all! :D


Lame, JR. Lame. Come to Michigan!!!

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby gmichaelbluth » Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:53 pm

Also still here.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby lt0826 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:56 pm

still no hold and no word at all. if P North is correct I won't hear anything until summer. I am one of those non-trads with strong WE in unusual field/diversity/obstacles overcome kind of candidate. Every day without a ding is a good thing as far as I am concerned.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Emma. » Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:01 pm

tamlyric wrote:
emrose wrote:
of Benito Cereno wrote:its 5:30 so its time for another pending-holds rollcall.


WLed today. Was at Chicago ASD which was really great, and was totally expected. Almost no sting at all! :D


Lame, JR. Lame. Come to Michigan!!!


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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby leftofthedial » Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:07 pm

lt0826 wrote:still no hold and no word at all. if P North is correct I won't hear anything until summer. I am one of those non-trads with strong WE in unusual field/diversity/obstacles overcome kind of candidate. Every day without a ding is a good thing as far as I am concerned.


+1

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Olive » Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:11 pm

emrose wrote:
of Benito Cereno wrote:its 5:30 so its time for another pending-holds rollcall.


WLed today. Was at Chicago ASD which was really great, and was totally expected. Almost no sting at all! :D


Sorry, em. Good luck with your great offers though!

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby adameus » Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:13 pm

lt0826 wrote:still no hold and no word at all. if P North is correct I won't hear anything until summer. I am one of those non-trads with strong WE in unusual field/diversity/obstacles overcome kind of candidate. Every day without a ding is a good thing as far as I am concerned.


dude, almost nothing P North says is correct. Don't worry about it.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby clintonius » Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:14 pm

Indeed. He's mostly just a huge dick.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby nixxers » Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:19 pm

clintonius wrote:Indeed. He's mostly just a huge dick.



i see what you did there :wink:



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