Law School Discussion

Deciding Where to Go => Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists => Topic started by: challandler on January 12, 2006, 10:42:02 AM

Title: .
Post by: challandler on January 12, 2006, 10:42:02 AM
.
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: Slow Blues on January 12, 2006, 10:45:11 AM
 :(
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: postal007 on January 12, 2006, 10:47:16 AM
Darn, they're starting the rejects?  Haha, mine must be coming =).
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: Stephon Devante on January 12, 2006, 11:22:20 AM
Kinda makes me glad I didn't fall for Toby Stock's invitation to apply I received last week...

Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: Buzz619 on January 12, 2006, 12:12:30 PM
Having just woke up, and checked the boards while sitll in bed (im addicted even though i don't post much) this was not something I wanted to see. I have a feeling the mail has come by now, but I do not want to check it.
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: ACK! on January 12, 2006, 12:34:43 PM
Sorry to hear that Vapid. Waiting for mine...
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: thescreed on January 12, 2006, 01:58:06 PM
Sorry about that, Vapid.  But you have plenty of other excellent choices.

If you're out, then I am definitely out.   :-\
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: Pancho on January 12, 2006, 07:41:30 PM
Be afraid:

http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=molly
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: Steve.jd on January 12, 2006, 09:08:04 PM
Be afraid:

http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=molly

check out the date for Harvard...looks fishy  ???
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: drama gal on January 13, 2006, 08:29:47 AM
Be afraid:

http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=molly

check out the date for Harvard...looks fishy  ???

Don't think so.  They probably were just stunned and upset while putting in the decision date so that it misaligned.  They also seem to of forgot it's now 2006.
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: nukelaw on January 13, 2006, 09:28:06 AM
Just take consolation in that Yale admit... ;)
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: ACK! on January 13, 2006, 09:29:22 AM
Just take consolation in that Yale admit... ;)

yeah, boo hoo hoo for you  :)
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: psychgirlgoeslaw on January 13, 2006, 02:13:32 PM
DING from harvard. No surprise here - I'm actually relieved to finally see it in writing. Now I can go to UVA in peace. :)
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: Steve.jd on January 13, 2006, 02:23:40 PM
DING from harvard. No surprise here - I'm actually relieved to finally see it in writing. Now I can go to UVA in peace. :)

Wow, they dinged someone with numbers like yours already?  I'm starting to get knots...and I can't check my mail till Sunday when I go back for school...sigh that would be a wretched way to start the semester...:(
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: postal007 on January 13, 2006, 02:41:37 PM
DING from harvard. No surprise here - I'm actually relieved to finally see it in writing. Now I can go to UVA in peace. :)

This must mean mine is coming now =).  Anyone on the west coast get thier's yet?
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: nukelaw on January 13, 2006, 02:42:55 PM
Well, the Boston sweep isn't looking good for me right now...C'mon fate! ;D
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: chombi3 on January 13, 2006, 03:25:16 PM
posted this on another thread, but thought i'd put it here...i thought this was a rather surprising rejection.  though the gpa is low, it's a human biology major from stanford, and the LSAT is not at all borderline:

http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=spike
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: postal007 on January 13, 2006, 03:44:14 PM
I knew it!  Rejection letter from H today, at least I can stop dreaming =).  Honestly, it was expected.
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: Steve.jd on January 13, 2006, 03:47:04 PM
I knew it!  Rejection letter from H today, at least I can stop dreaming =).  Honestly, it was expected.

WOW....not feeling good about the situation now...sigh and I won't even know till Sunday - this sucks :( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: faultytowers on January 13, 2006, 03:51:13 PM
steve, dude...you're gonna be fine...your #s aren't anywhere near the people being dinged...relax.
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: Steve.jd on January 13, 2006, 03:54:02 PM
steve, dude...you're gonna be fine...your #s aren't anywhere near the people being dinged...relax.

thanks...but postal's numbers are pretty damn good from a tough UG, with WE (which I don't really have. :-\)

I hope you're right though...
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: flawida on January 13, 2006, 05:43:39 PM
yeah i just got the ding letter with a 3.85, 174, so they are aimin relatively high.
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: Pancho on January 13, 2006, 05:46:11 PM
yeah i just got the ding letter with a 3.85, 174, so they are aimin relatively high.

What?!  Wow.
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: Steve.jd on January 13, 2006, 05:49:15 PM
yeah i just got the ding letter with a 3.85, 174, so they are aimin relatively high.

Man, thats insane....are you on LSN?
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: Pancho on January 13, 2006, 05:51:32 PM
Tra just added her ding to LSN!  Where are these holds Toby's blog speaks of :-\?
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: Steve.jd on January 13, 2006, 05:52:47 PM
Tra just added her ding to LSN!  Where are these holds Toby's blog speaks of :-\?

What I want to see is someone get accepted sans the phone call through snail mail...that would give me a lot of hope  :'(
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: zenpeaceofmind on January 13, 2006, 06:05:03 PM
Tra just added her ding to LSN!  Where are these holds Toby's blog speaks of :-\?

tell me about it....

What a bummer. Sorry about that, Tra. I would never have expected that.

It's at these kind of moments I keep trying to remind myself how enviable of a position almost all of us on LSD are, really, in a million ways. It doesn't always help, but it's definitely true.

 :)
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: faultytowers on January 13, 2006, 07:26:07 PM
I'm suspicious of that one -- #'s seem a little high to be rejected this early.
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: nukelaw on January 13, 2006, 09:25:12 PM
I went complete at HLS about a week after most of the dings so far. Not sure if I'm in the next round of rejections based on this, but no news was good news today.
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: flawida on January 14, 2006, 07:31:19 AM
No I promise you it was a legit rejection with those numbers (close enough GPA, I just vary it a little because I'm overly concerned about adcomms reading on this board, but rest assured its between a 3.8 and 3.85 and the LSAT is legit).  I have to be honest though, I never wanted to go to Harvard and I think they can tell a "Hey I don't take this application too seriously but it'd be fun to see if I can get in to Harvard," which is what I did.

I am actually very glad I didn't get in.  I have my heart set on UVA or Duke and I'm guessing almost no one in those schools got in to Harvard (a few, I'm sure), so I'd always have to go through life like "damn, what if I had sucked up the fact that I hate Boston and Ivy-people and had gone to Harvard".  Now, no regrets and I can go to the school of my choice.
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: Hansel on January 14, 2006, 05:14:53 PM
Just got my ding in the mail today.  I figured it would happen, I just wish it wouldn't have happened this early.
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: chombi3 on January 14, 2006, 06:29:45 PM
Just got my ding in the mail today.  I figured it would happen, I just wish it wouldn't have happened this early.

sorry to hear, hansel...mind sharing your stats?
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: Hansel on January 14, 2006, 08:19:56 PM
Just got my ding in the mail today.  I figured it would happen, I just wish it wouldn't have happened this early.

sorry to hear, hansel...mind sharing your stats?

LSAT 169, GPA >3.9
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: faultytowers on January 14, 2006, 08:54:31 PM
Just got my ding in the mail today.  I figured it would happen, I just wish it wouldn't have happened this early.

sorry to hear, hansel...mind sharing your stats?

LSAT 169, GPA >3.9

holy moly!
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: practiceboy02 on January 14, 2006, 11:21:19 PM
Dude, that's just...dude.

You'd think that since 25% of Harvard has LSATs below 170, and not all of them can be URMs, then the ones who are getting in have ridiculously high GPAs...sheesh.

Dude.

He's one applicant.  To the casual observer, it seems like you're automatically assuming he didn't get in because of his LSAT score when in fact (no offense to him because this might not be the case) maybe he didn't get in because of his PS, LORs, lack of soft factors, etc, etc, etc.

Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: practiceboy02 on January 14, 2006, 11:38:25 PM
Numbers are the most important factor when applying to law school.  This surely isn't a revelation to anyone on this board.  High numbers are an almost surefire way to get into most top schools.  This, also, is not a revelation to anyone on this board.

I think it's kind of silly to assume, however, that they are the one and only way to get into top schools... are the majority of admits at these schools applicants with high numbers?  Yes, duh... we've known this all along.  Does that mean that nobody without high numbers gets in?  Not necessarily

Just because HLS rejected one 169 / 3.9 applicant does not mean they won't accept several others with identical numbers
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: shae on January 14, 2006, 11:57:09 PM
Numbers are the most important factor when applying to law school.  This surely isn't a revelation to anyone on this board.  High numbers are an almost surefire way to get into most top schools.  This, also, is not a revelation to anyone on this board.

I think it's kind of silly to assume, however, that they are the one and only way to get into top schools... are the majority of admits at these schools applicants with high numbers?  Yes, duh... we've known this all along.  Does that mean that nobody without high numbers gets in?  Not necessarily

Just because HLS rejected one 169 / 3.9 applicant does not mean they won't accept several others with identical numbers

true- but good luck with a 155/3.1

there is a certain cutoff- i dont care how many times you have saved the world, if you dont have very good numbers you will not touch HYS
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: practiceboy02 on January 14, 2006, 11:59:33 PM
Numbers are the most important factor when applying to law school.  This surely isn't a revelation to anyone on this board.  High numbers are an almost surefire way to get into most top schools.  This, also, is not a revelation to anyone on this board.

I think it's kind of silly to assume, however, that they are the one and only way to get into top schools... are the majority of admits at these schools applicants with high numbers?  Yes, duh... we've known this all along.  Does that mean that nobody without high numbers gets in?  Not necessarily

I'm not doubting that.  But if you look at what their soft factors are, they tend to be pretty quantifiable. 

I'm not exactly sure what your point is.  (I'm not trying to be a smartass or anything, I'm just kind of drunk and I don't really get it)
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: practiceboy02 on January 15, 2006, 12:14:14 AM
HLS sure gets a lot of hate on this board
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: Hansel on January 15, 2006, 12:17:07 AM

He's one applicant.  To the casual observer, it seems like you're automatically assuming he didn't get in because of his LSAT score when in fact (no offense to him because this might not be the case) maybe he didn't get in because of his PS, LORs, lack of soft factors, etc, etc, etc.

Possibly.  But the more I hang out around here and follow LSN, the more convinced I am that it's a numbers game.

Hell, if anyone had ever bothered to read my PS I would have been auto-ding everywhere, especially NYU.

I'm sure some people with my numbers will get in, but all in all, I agree with Lily's assertion that it is mostly a numbers game.  I had good to great LORs, and very good soft factors....but then again I think everyone who applies to HYS has these.  It is possible that they didn't like my personal statement, but I think it was mostly my LSAT working against me.   Oh well, ce la vie... time to move on and embrace the schools that already love me.
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: practiceboy02 on January 15, 2006, 12:23:18 AM
http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=Fenstrex

There's a presumptive admit whose LSAT score (the same as yours) doesn't seem to have "worked against him"

From the looks of things, he hasn't really saved the world or anything either.  Also, he doesn't seem to add anything "quantifiable" in terms of HLS's demographics.  Maybe they just like his application and think that he would be successful at HLS
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: daylighthasbroken on January 15, 2006, 12:41:35 AM
I agree w/ what Lily, Practiceboy, et al have been saying - so far, it's been a numbers game.  As for myself, my #s are in the middle 50% (low end) but i'm hoping my ECs and LORs (which were written by the same profs who wrote "outstanding fulbright" - according to the scholarships advisor here - recs for me) will pay off


and as for HLS getting no love?  well i'm going to offer it plenty, especially if they let me in  ;)
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: daylighthasbroken on January 15, 2006, 12:43:00 AM
also want to add...Harvard does accept like 850ish people each year, so there will be some w/ less than 3.8/174 getting in...
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: Fenstrex on January 15, 2006, 12:51:07 AM
Hehehe... kind of neat to see yourself being cited.

Nope I definitely haven't saved the world. I have a couple of soft factors I didn't put up on my LSN profile that could be relevant/advantageous to my application, but nothing that I thought would give me even a reasonable shot at Harvard given my numbers.

I'm still not sure why I got the phone call, but I'll take it. Hopefully more good news from Harvard will be coming soon.

Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: Steve.jd on January 15, 2006, 04:30:32 PM
Just to get back to the point of this thread!

-Checked my mail today - no mail from HLS, so it seems that a bunch of us in the 11/29 group are still in committee....(alive till at least Tuesday ;))
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: Steve.jd on January 17, 2006, 01:52:16 PM

My consolation to the hopefuls who didn't make it (I'll be joining one of these threads to commiserate real soon, I promise).  And, Tra, to hell with the Monday morning quarterbacks - come to UT!  I promise I'll never ever mention the Rose Bowl if I see you ;)


Well, it's probably looking that way....but ugh...having to go to the same school as that whiny, pompous Vince Young?  He, more than anything else, is making Virginia look reaaaaalllllly good.  ;) 

I heard he is registering for the NFL draft, so he won't be there...jsyk :)
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: gertrude on January 17, 2006, 05:23:50 PM
dizzinged- doh! pretty much anticipated so no hard feelings toby :)
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: zenpeaceofmind on January 17, 2006, 05:24:34 PM
Well, I haven't checked this thread in a few days, but I have to say that the majority of what practiceboy said was irritating at best.  The rejections board is for those of us who got rejected to cheer each other up and wallow in our sorrows--not for someone who was already admitted to come in and tell us that perhaps we had bad soft factors. 

It's true that you don't know why we were rejected, and throwing out your own baseless speculation is no better than what you came in here to criticize in the first place.

Agreed. Sorry, practiceboy but I've had enough of the Harvard apologetics from you. We get it. They are the best ever. They doth make no mistake. Fine.

 ::)
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: zenpeaceofmind on January 17, 2006, 05:39:39 PM
Well, I haven't checked this thread in a few days, but I have to say that the majority of what practiceboy said was irritating at best.  The rejections board is for those of us who got rejected to cheer each other up and wallow in our sorrows--not for someone who was already admitted to come in and tell us that perhaps we had bad soft factors. 

It's true that you don't know why we were rejected, and throwing out your own baseless speculation is no better than what you came in here to criticize in the first place.

Agreed. Sorry, practiceboy but I've had enough of the Harvard apologetics from you. We get it. They are the best ever. They doth make no mistake. Fine.

 ::)

Ditto.  But I'm going to try to play nice and keep the rest of my snarky comments to myself.

Ah @#!* it.  I have to wonder about HLS admissions when an admit comes on to the rejection board and is surprised to see how much hate they're getting.  (Yeah, I know I forget what thread I'm in all the time and that I have no common sense, but I also don't have an acceptance to HLS, so I have an excuse. ;) )

XOXO Lily...

 ;D
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: ACK! on January 17, 2006, 07:48:30 PM
Ding!  ;D  Dated 1-11-06. Sent to my permanent address for some reason.
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: azstudent on January 18, 2006, 09:43:24 PM
Anyone else apply in September and still not have heard a word?
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: guest on January 18, 2006, 11:04:59 PM
Got my rejection letter today.  I knew what it was the second I laid my eyes on it, and I had been expecting it for days, yet it does hurt my pride a little.  Ah well, at least I tried!
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: lillycakes on January 19, 2006, 06:00:43 PM
I applied in early October and still haven't heard...I didn't go complete until 12/8, though, and since a bunch of the 11/29 complete applicants have started to hear, I'm hoping I'll be in the next wave of yesses or nos.
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: Pancho on January 19, 2006, 06:08:08 PM
Anyone else apply in September and still not have heard a word?

Me.
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: AlanShore on January 20, 2006, 08:19:36 PM
Yeah I applied early September and went complete 11/29.  Still nothing
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: Dirt McGirt on January 23, 2006, 11:52:40 AM
I'm out.
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: lovelovelovenyc on January 23, 2006, 12:12:18 PM
I'm out.

this harvard process has become absolute nuts.
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: B.K. on January 23, 2006, 12:14:25 PM
WTF??? That's so surprising!! You have excellent numbers, better than a lot of us "holds"

I feel like they need to give explicit justification of why they'd reject someone as strong as you!

I'm really sorry to hear that, but at least you have other great options!
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: Dirt McGirt on January 23, 2006, 12:20:52 PM
Wow. I didn't anticipate such strong reactions to my news.

Anyways, I don't know what went wrong at H, but I am more than happy with my acceeptances thus far, so I'm not too upset about it.

Good luck to all who are still waiting, and thank you to BK for the condolences.
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: jmorrow on January 23, 2006, 01:26:42 PM
Wow. I didn't anticipate such strong reactions to my news.

Yeah, well, for obvious reasons I was pulling for you. Lord only knows what's in my mailbox now or what will be in coming days. Very sorry to see you leave the pool, but at least you've got a slew of good options.

I don't suppose you murdered a nun or anything, did you? Because that would be reassuring to me.
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: Dirt McGirt on January 23, 2006, 02:54:51 PM
Wow. I didn't anticipate such strong reactions to my news.

Yeah, well, for obvious reasons I was pulling for you. Lord only knows what's in my mailbox now or what will be in coming days. Very sorry to see you leave the pool, but at least you've got a slew of good options.

I don't suppose you murdered a nun or anything, did you? Because that would be reassuring to me.

LOL...nope, nothing like that. It could have been any number of things, e.g., they didn't like my essay, my school is probably considered mediocre at best, my major was easy (by relative comparison).

Best of luck with HLS - I hope you receive better news in the coming days.
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: merkina on January 23, 2006, 04:55:15 PM
Rejected by Harvard, today (1/23) by snail mail.
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: Lady Stardust on January 28, 2006, 12:05:26 PM

To those waiting for news... I just got my DING! in Cambridge today, postmarked 1/26.
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: zenpeaceofmind on January 28, 2006, 05:12:10 PM

To those waiting for news... I just got my DING! in Cambridge today, postmarked 1/26.

Mind giving us an idea of your numbers to further freak us out?
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: Lady Stardust on January 28, 2006, 05:48:09 PM

Around 166/3.8... wholly expected.
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: zenpeaceofmind on January 28, 2006, 07:06:08 PM

Around 166/3.8... wholly expected.

Thanks. Appreciate it. Sorry about the ding. Do you have some other acceptances to fall back on?

 :)
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: chombi3 on January 28, 2006, 07:48:59 PM

To those waiting for news... I just got my DING! in Cambridge today, postmarked 1/26.

wow, totally forgot to post in this thread. 

i got my ding a couple of days ago.  i have a (harvard)lousy gpa, so no surprise.

does that mean you have a lousy gpa from harvard or that it's lousy for harvard?  ???
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: drama gal on January 30, 2006, 11:16:07 AM
Ding.  I was expecting it. Complete 12/8, dated 1/24, postmarked 1/26, arrived in NY today.
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: B.K. on January 30, 2006, 12:30:38 PM
Sorry to hear that drama. what are your numbers?
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: Steve.jd on January 30, 2006, 01:57:49 PM
Rejected today as well.  Slightly under 3.6 (ivy)/173

Oh well, was expecting a deferral at best.  Now I just need to hear from Chicago and I can be done with this cycle.

What date were you complete?
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: chombi3 on January 30, 2006, 02:05:00 PM
Rejected today as well.  Slightly under 3.6 (ivy)/173

Oh well, was expecting a deferral at best.  Now I just need to hear from Chicago and I can be done with this cycle.

What date were you complete?

haha good work hunting down everybody who receives a decision, steve....i was about to post the same question  :D
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: Steve.jd on January 30, 2006, 02:49:04 PM
Rejected today as well.  Slightly under 3.6 (ivy)/173

Oh well, was expecting a deferral at best.  Now I just need to hear from Chicago and I can be done with this cycle.

What date were you complete?

haha good work hunting down everybody who receives a decision, steve....i was about to post the same question  :D

great minds think alike ;)  :-*
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: zenpeaceofmind on January 30, 2006, 04:01:30 PM
Rejected today as well.  Slightly under 3.6 (ivy)/173

Oh well, was expecting a deferral at best.  Now I just need to hear from Chicago and I can be done with this cycle.

What date were you complete?

12/08

That's weird. That means chombi is in never-never-land, right?
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: zenpeaceofmind on January 30, 2006, 04:09:36 PM
Rejected today as well.  Slightly under 3.6 (ivy)/173

Oh well, was expecting a deferral at best.  Now I just need to hear from Chicago and I can be done with this cycle.

What date were you complete?

12/08

That's weird. That means chombi is in never-never-land, right?

Could be.  Looking at LSN, I'm actually kind of surprised that I was rejected, not deferred.  Who knows though, the whole thing seems like a crapshoot.

Yeah, their rejection vs. deferral choices have been very confusing to say the least. It's all that transparency making things so clear ... wait, no, that's not it.
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: chombi3 on January 30, 2006, 04:44:03 PM
Rejected today as well.  Slightly under 3.6 (ivy)/173

Oh well, was expecting a deferral at best.  Now I just need to hear from Chicago and I can be done with this cycle.

What date were you complete?

12/08

That's weird. That means chombi is in never-never-land, right?

*sigh*  yes, yes it does.  maybe a falcon swooped into the HLS admissions office and stole my application, leaving the adcom unaware that i am a candidate for their school.  those tricky falcons.
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: clairel on February 06, 2006, 07:45:08 PM
ditto with the ding, dated 1/31/06. i stuck it out for longer than i expected though....blow was significantly lessened by my chicago acceptance a few days ago  ;D
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: snikrep on February 24, 2006, 05:44:05 PM
Got the ding - wasn't expecting it so soon, but actually kind of thankful to get it over with now.
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: melicertes on February 24, 2006, 05:56:58 PM
Got the ding - wasn't expecting it so soon, but actually kind of thankful to get it over with now.

I'm shocked.  Nearly everyone with similar numbers got a deferral, not an outright rejection.  I wonder if Harvard is not going to be using the hold for borderline applicants now that the admissions cycle is winding down...
Oh well, UVa is a fantastic school and I will probably be seeing you there in September (as soon as I get my Harvard rejection). 
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: snikrep on February 24, 2006, 06:11:39 PM
Nobody from my school has gotten into Harvard for the past 3 years (I don't think anybody has gotten into any of HYS), so it's not like this is a shock (even though we have like 15000+ students, you'd think ONE would make it in).

I wouldn't read anything into my rejection... I'm just an auto-ding I guess, which sucks - the only way I was hoping to get in was based on my personal life story which involves overcoming some extremely difficult things over the last couple years.  Obviously it didn't work, that and 2 of my 3 recommendations were probably weak.
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: CBGB on February 28, 2006, 08:57:09 AM
Got mine in the mail yesterday, letter dated Feb.15. Not a huge surprise or anything, given my numbers.
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: Stencilasnusky on February 28, 2006, 12:15:09 PM
Letter came today, 1/12/06.  Small white envelope. Complete 11/29/05.

No biggie, I was expecting this one.

Sorry dude...and I really liked your posts on LSD. Well..just take Penn and move on..may this experience, even with its low points, bring strength to you for the great journey ahead
Title: Re: Harvard Rejection
Post by: Stencilasnusky on February 28, 2006, 12:17:34 PM
Nobody from my school has gotten into Harvard for the past 3 years (I don't think anybody has gotten into any of HYS), so it's not like this is a shock (even though we have like 15000+ students, you'd think ONE would make it in).

I wouldn't read anything into my rejection... I'm just an auto-ding I guess, which sucks - the only way I was hoping to get in was based on my personal life story which involves overcoming some extremely difficult things over the last couple years.  Obviously it didn't work, that and 2 of my 3 recommendations were probably weak.

Sir, ah'll be seeing u north of Appomattox...bring heavy artillery!!