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Re: The official Harvard waitlist thread - now with 20% less fratricide
« Reply #200 on: May 10, 2007, 03:18:38 PM »
Congratulations!

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Re: The official Harvard waitlist thread - now with 20% less fratricide
« Reply #201 on: May 10, 2007, 03:25:14 PM »
By the way - admits off the WL are still eligible for need-based financial aid, right?

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Re: The official Harvard waitlist thread - now with 20% less fratricide
« Reply #202 on: May 10, 2007, 03:32:20 PM »
For those of us who live our lives in blissful ignorance of the existence of the West coast in general, can you explain what you mean?

So Stanford pulls this really neat trick.  The don't reject or waitlist you and you deposit at another school.  They then email you saying that your application is mysteriously incomplete, but if you're willing to commit to Stanford, then you will be accepted.  You say no, then you receive a rejection letter.  It's unclear how prevalent this is, but I've met at least two other people who had this happen to them and it just came up randomly.  I suspect that at least 20-30 people are either admitted/rejected in this way, which really undermines their reported acceptance rate.

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Re: The official Harvard waitlist thread - now with 20% less fratricide
« Reply #203 on: May 10, 2007, 03:38:41 PM »
For those of us who live our lives in blissful ignorance of the existence of the West coast in general, can you explain what you mean?

So Stanford pulls this really neat trick.  The don't reject or waitlist you and you deposit at another school.  They then email you saying that your application is mysteriously incomplete, but if you're willing to commit to Stanford, then you will be accepted.  You say no, then you receive a rejection letter.  It's unclear how prevalent this is, but I've met at least two other people who had this happen to them and it just came up randomly.  I suspect that at least 20-30 people are either admitted/rejected in this way, which really undermines their reported acceptance rate.

Wow. That is very underhanded.

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Re: The official Harvard waitlist thread - now with 20% less fratricide
« Reply #204 on: May 10, 2007, 03:44:17 PM »
In!!!! Call from Dean Stock this afternoon!!!! I kinda freaked out.
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Re: The official Harvard waitlist thread - now with 20% less fratricide
« Reply #205 on: May 10, 2007, 03:50:21 PM »
In!!!! Call from Dean Stock this afternoon!!!! I kinda freaked out.

congrats! . . . you can change your sig now!  ;) ;) ;)

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Re: The official Harvard waitlist thread - now with 20% less fratricide
« Reply #206 on: May 10, 2007, 04:10:48 PM »
Congrats Vandy.  Smails, you get the call yet?
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Re: The official Harvard waitlist thread - now with 20% less fratricide
« Reply #207 on: May 10, 2007, 05:26:35 PM »
Congrats to today's admits!
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Re: The official Harvard waitlist thread - now with 20% less fratricide
« Reply #208 on: May 10, 2007, 05:42:22 PM »
Just talked to Dean Stock.  It was rather anticlimactic.  Phone call lasted about a minute and he asked me what kind of law I wanted to practice and how likely it was that I'd come if offered admission.

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Re: The official Harvard waitlist thread - now with 20% less fratricide
« Reply #209 on: May 10, 2007, 05:44:12 PM »
Yup.
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