Harvard JR1 but no JR2 (yet?) Club

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Harvard JR1 but no JR2 (yet?) Club

Postby Core » Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:43 pm

You know why you're here. Complain, predict, discuss, speculate.

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Re: Harvard JR1 but no JR2 (yet?) Club

Postby Saya » Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:45 pm

If it makes any of you people feel better, I'd die to be in your position right now. :P As I'm sure all the people with no JR1s feel.

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Re: Harvard JR1 but no JR2 (yet?) Club

Postby 5ky » Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:59 pm

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Re: Harvard JR1 but no JR2 (yet?) Club

Postby georgina » Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:04 am

5ky wrote:I think that I would much rather never get a JR1 than get one but not a JR2. Especially with my borderline stats, I feel like the probability of my not getting a JR 2 if I were to get a JR 1 would be much higher than normal.


this. JR1's totally bait you into thinking the acceptance is going to come any day, except everyone else gets called but you. at least without the JR1, you have a more realistic expectation of what's to come.

i'm in the club! JR1 11/30, and my interview peers got accepted today.

my theory is... JR didn't lie that the interview is just part of the application and is more of a psycho screen. i think for my app, they thought it was interesting, tossed me in with the interviews, looked at my app again, and decided the numbers just weren't good enough still.

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Re: Harvard JR1 but no JR2 (yet?) Club

Postby 5ky » Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:08 am

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Re: Harvard JR1 but no JR2 (yet?) Club

Postby CardinalRules » Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:10 am

5ky wrote:I just know that last Thursday/Friday was awful for me as Berkeley was calling people all day and I sat waiting for a call that never came. And then I have to imagine that x100 for JR2...that would be awful.


You look pretty good for Berkeley, as I noted earlier, so I wouldn't be at all surprised if you got a call or email before Christmas. Remember, he's not calling everyone, just certain applicants.

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Re: Harvard JR1 but no JR2 (yet?) Club

Postby 5ky » Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:17 am

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Re: Harvard JR1 but no JR2 (yet?) Club

Postby georgina » Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:33 am

5ky wrote:I just thinking back to how stressful those two days were for me and wondering if I would have survived a round of 2 days of JR2s without getting one...man, I cringe just thinking about it.


why are you doing this to us!!! the wound is still fresh.

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Re: Harvard JR1 but no JR2 (yet?) Club

Postby Lmao Zedong » Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:29 am

sweet thread. sup guys.

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Re: Harvard JR1 but no JR2 (yet?) Club

Postby Lmao Zedong » Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:32 am

when i first got my JR1 i was like
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but then all the JR2s came and i realized i was more like
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Re: Harvard JR1 but no JR2 (yet?) Club

Postby jocelyne » Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:36 am

at least you guys got a JR1.

all i want for xmas is a JR1 =(

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Re: Harvard JR1 but no JR2 (yet?) Club

Postby Lmao Zedong » Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:45 am

PSA: you don't want to be us. it ain't fun

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Re: Harvard JR1 but no JR2 (yet?) Club

Postby Core » Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:49 am

GargamelITT wrote:PSA: you don't want to be us. it ain't fun

+1

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Re: Harvard JR1 but no JR2 (yet?) Club

Postby Eigenvalue A » Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:53 am

I really feel for all of you caught in purgatory.

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Re: Harvard JR1 but no JR2 (yet?) Club

Postby Reinhardt » Tue Dec 08, 2009 7:17 am

The nice thing about the JR1 with non-autoadmit numbers is you have a seal of approval on your app. It should indicate you may hear good news from other schools, even if the JR2 never comes. I've convinced myself of this. It eases the pain.

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Re: Harvard JR1 but no JR2 (yet?) Club

Postby psychomohel » Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:36 am

I wonder how many pre-Thanksgiving JR1s get the JR2 in the end.

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Re: Harvard JR1 but no JR2 (yet?) Club

Postby CardinalRules » Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:39 am

msoftceo wrote:The nice thing about the JR1 with non-autoadmit numbers is you have a seal of approval on your app. It should indicate you may hear good news from other schools, even if the JR2 never comes. I've convinced myself of this. It eases the pain.


Very nice point and an excellent way to analyze the situation. You're right that a JR1 indicates a truly remarkable application, selected from an outstanding pool and thus measured by an extremely high standard.

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Re: Harvard JR1 but no JR2 (yet?) Club

Postby mozhou7 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:48 am

Checking in...JR1 11/03....No JR2

I wrote the LSAT again on Sat to improve upon my lowly 170...

Say if I get a 173-175...do you guys think it's enough to get that JR2?

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Re: Harvard JR1 but no JR2 (yet?) Club

Postby CardinalRules » Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:50 am

mozhou7 wrote:Checking in...JR1 11/03....No JR2

I wrote the LSAT again on Sat to improve upon my lowly 170...

Say if I get a 173-175...do you guys think it's enough to get that JR2?


Maybe. I'd have to know your GPA (at least) to make a reasonable guess.

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Re: Harvard JR1 but no JR2 (yet?) Club

Postby mozhou7 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:52 am

managamy wrote:
mozhou7 wrote:Checking in...JR1 11/03....No JR2

I wrote the LSAT again on Sat to improve upon my lowly 170...

Say if I get a 173-175...do you guys think it's enough to get that JR2?


Maybe. I'd have to know your GPA (at least) to make a reasonable guess.


Sorry...GPA:4.0...Softs: Pretty good (founded a non-profit with some decent work done; internship for ibanking, auditing, olympics committee; published one research article; study abroad...)

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Re: Harvard JR1 but no JR2 (yet?) Club

Postby CardinalRules » Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:54 am

mozhou7 wrote:
managamy wrote:
mozhou7 wrote:Checking in...JR1 11/03....No JR2

I wrote the LSAT again on Sat to improve upon my lowly 170...

Say if I get a 173-175...do you guys think it's enough to get that JR2?


Maybe. I'd have to know your GPA (at least) to make a reasonable guess.


Sorry...GPA:4.0...Softs: Pretty good (founded a non-profit with some decent work done; internship for ibanking, auditing, olympics committee; published one research article; study abroad...)


Um, those softs are better than pretty good.

I'd say that a mid-170s LSAT, 4.0 GPA, and softs like yours would give you a strong chance. :D In JR's position, I would appreciate your effort to improve your score and strengthen your application. But I'm not him, so please don't hold me accountable.

Good luck!

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Re: Harvard JR1 but no JR2 (yet?) Club

Postby georgina » Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:42 am

msoftceo wrote:The nice thing about the JR1 with non-autoadmit numbers is you have a seal of approval on your app. It should indicate you may hear good news from other schools, even if the JR2 never comes. I've convinced myself of this. It eases the pain.


that sounds pretty. i had a dream the other day that i got into stanford. perhaps it was prophecy? but i'd really prefer to go to harvard.

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Re: Harvard JR1 but no JR2 (yet?) Club

Postby bottomshelf » Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:00 am

I'm gonna just go ahead and commiserate before I head off to work. Do we get a membership card? What would the logo for purgatory be?

Anyway, I'm trying to put it out of my head until Monday...and maybe I'll come back to commiserate on Tuesday. Hopefully not, though. :wink:

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Re: Harvard JR1 but no JR2 (yet?) Club

Postby Lmao Zedong » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:40 pm

another week till the next round, i imagine.

we need some new blood in here

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Re: Harvard JR1 but no JR2 (yet?) Club

Postby georgina » Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:40 pm

hm a rough count during my intense boredom at work would tell me that there are 10 or more of us floating around TLS. that seems like alot (given the previous theory of no pre-Thanksgiving non-accepts and the self-selecting nature of TLS and of posting). has anyone done research into how many people were in our situation a year ago?

and, has anyone done research into how well people with JR1-no-JR2 end up faring on the waitlist?




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