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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Kaplan Audition
« on: April 27, 2005, 09:40:58 PM »
I'm going to be auditioning to teach at Kaplan soon, and was wondering if anyone had any advice. Do you know roughly what percentage of people who get invited to audition actually get the job? Any anecdotes? Thanks.

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Studying for the LSAT / Is Powerscore Really Better?
« on: April 24, 2005, 01:56:06 PM »
A good friend of mine is studying for the LSATs this summer and asked me for advice on prep courses. I took Kaplan, and I wasn't thrilled (I went from a 167 diagnostic to a 169 actual). I've heard that Powerscore's courses are much better, but the location is inconvenient for my friend. Should she just do Kaplan, or is Powerscore sufficiently better to justify the hassle? Thanks.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: HLS April Admit Weekend
« on: April 07, 2005, 08:28:23 AM »
I'll be there. The student I'm staying overnight with hasn't contacted me yet, but other than that I'm looking forward to the weekend.

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Acceptances / Re: In at Harvard
« on: March 31, 2005, 08:27:38 PM »
Congrats fingerscrossed! By the way, I just met someone at the Columbia Admitted Students Day who was also admitted by phone after being held. It looks like they're not quite done accepting people.

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Acceptances / Re: In at Harvard
« on: March 29, 2005, 04:35:45 PM »
Voce: Although I'm still planning on going to the admitted student program at Columbia (and maybe NYU), it looks like I'll be at Harvard next year. Unless, of course, Yale should complicate things...

BigTex: The dean was pretty clear that very few spots in next year's class remain open (he even used the word "very"). While I don't know if a phone call is now a prerequisite for admission, he did make it sound that way.

Newy: The interview was about 5-10 minutes long. I had no idea what to expect when I returned Dean Morton's call. I was sort of hoping for a "congrats, you're in," but instead he just started asking me questions, beginning with whether or not I would definitely go to Harvard if I were accepted. At the end of the interview, he said that I could call the office for a decision "early next week." Being neurotic, I called first thing on Monday... the woman who answered the phone put me through to Morton and I heard the good news!

-Good luck to everyone who's still waiting... post updates when you have news

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Acceptances / Re: In at Harvard
« on: March 29, 2005, 11:06:10 AM »
Thanks everybody!

Jessie: Likewise

PennQuaker: Best of luck with the remainder of the process. It very well might be true that your having sent the letter made it pointless for the dean to call. Please post when you have news.

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Acceptances / In at Harvard
« on: March 28, 2005, 08:57:57 PM »
I'm in at Harvard as of today! Todd Morton, the Dean of Admissions, called me on Thursday, and we had a phone interview on Friday. During the interview, he asked whether I would definitely go to Harvard if I were to be accepted... I said that the answer was almost certainly yes (keyword: almost). In the course of our discussion, he said that virtually every offer of admission has already been given and that a select pool of candidates were being called to compete for the remaining spots. I followed up with a call to the admissions office today and was informed by Mr. Morton himself that I'd been accepted! Good luck to everyone else who's still waiting... it's been a long ride.

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Where should I go next fall? / Update
« on: March 25, 2005, 10:11:47 AM »
Well, I just got off the phone with the Harvard admissions dean. He asked me whether I would definitely attend Harvard if admitted and what other schools I'm considering. We then had a brief interview where he asked me what originally led me to apply to HLS and why it is my first choice. Finally, he said that a decision would come in a week or less. I'm hoping that this means good news is on the way, but I'm reluctant to celebrate yet.

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I've been complete at Harvard since late November and still haven't received a decision (not even a hold). I just got a voicemail message from Todd Morton, the dean of admissions at HLS, telling me to call back ASAP. I have never heard of Harvard accepting people over the phone, so I'm not sure what to make of this. Does anyone have an idea? Has he called anyone else recently?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: more Harvard acceptances?
« on: March 07, 2005, 10:28:44 AM »
I went complete in late November and still haven't heard anything. My own theory is that this is good news. Here's why: of the people from my school who I've spoken with, those who've been held have had lower numbers than I do (or at least lower Chiashu odds). That makes me think that escaping the hold wave was a good thing. Also, it makes me think that very few of those who were held will actually get accepted. Good luck everybody, and please post here as soon as you hear one way or the other from Harvard.

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