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Harvard Reapplication

Harvard Reapplication
« on: April 01, 2006, 10:12:32 AM »
Does anyone know anyone who got rejected from Harvard one cycle, took a year off, and got admitted the next cycle?

What kind of success would one find?  What kind of interim activities would push one over the edge?

Re: Harvard Reapplication
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2006, 02:08:57 PM »
I was rejected last year, re-took the LSAT, went up 10 points, and was accepted this year.

Re: Harvard Reapplication
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2006, 02:10:53 PM »
I was rejected last year, re-took the LSAT, went up 10 points, and was accepted this year.

Did you change anything besides the LSAT, in terms of activities/GPA/letters/etc.? 

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Re: Harvard Reapplication
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2006, 02:27:01 PM »
Unless you win the Marshall scholarship on your time off, I think its hard to reapply without improving your numbers.  Most of the time this means LSAT, since taking time off probably means you've graduated.  I heard someone say that adcomms will deny you again if you don't improve your numbers.  Activities help to a certain degree, but admissions is a numbers driven game.

Do you have room to improve on your LSAT?

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Re: Harvard Reapplication
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2006, 06:48:25 PM »
By far, the best thing you can do to improve your chances is retake the LSAT.  You canít really do anything with your GPA and an extra letter of recommendation or a better personal statement will not get your from rejected to accepted.  One year is too short a time to work on anything other than the LSAT.

Re: Harvard Reapplication
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2006, 01:59:59 PM »
Do you have room to improve on your LSAT?

no.