Harvard Admission Decisions


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supranote1

Has anyone requested and received expedited consideration from Harvard?

Has anyone requested and received expedited consideration from Harvard?
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canada40

I requested expedited decision since I have to response to Oxford offer and my request was denied. I was told to wait mid-March. Thx.

I requested expedited decision since I have to response to Oxford offer and my request was denied. I was told to wait mid-March. Thx.
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supranote1

I requested expedited decision since I have to response to Oxford offer and my request was denied. I was told to wait mid-March. Thx.


When did you ask for expedited consideration? What was their disposition when you inquired? Also, was the response you were given "mid" March or "late" March?

<blockquote>I requested expedited decision since I have to response to Oxford offer and my request was denied. I was told to wait mid-March. Thx.</blockquote>

When did you ask for expedited consideration? What was their disposition when you inquired? Also, was the response you were given "mid" March or "late" March?
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canada40

See their response. Request made in Jan. 2010:

Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2010 1834 -0500
From: gpquery@law.harvard.edu

Dear XXX,

We are writing in response to your e-mail requesting information on the status of your LL.M. application. We understand that you have received an offer of admission from the University of Oxford.

Unfortunately, at this time, we are unable to comply with a request for an early decision of your application for admission. We are still in the early stages of our application review process. Harvard Law School has a very rigorous admissions process requiring that each successful application be approved only after a careful evaluation process by a committee of experienced staff and faculty. Our admission decisions are generally made by late March. Therefore, we would suggest that you ask for an extension from Oxford. Most top U.S. law schools and international schools will usually grant such requests in order to help you make an informed decision.

Kind regards,

Graduate Admissions Committee

And I requested an extension from Oxford and it was granted last week (until May 31, 2010).

See their response. Request made in Jan. 2010:

Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2010 18:26:34 -0500
From: gpquery@law.harvard.edu

Dear XXX,

We are writing in response to your e-mail requesting information on the status of your LL.M. application. We understand that you have received an offer of admission from the University of Oxford.

Unfortunately, at this time, we are unable to comply with a request for an early decision of your application for admission. We are still in the early stages of our application review process. Harvard Law School has a very rigorous admissions process requiring that each successful application be approved only after a careful evaluation process by a committee of experienced staff and faculty. Our admission decisions are generally made by late March. Therefore, we would suggest that you ask for an extension from Oxford. Most top U.S. law schools and international schools will usually grant such requests in order to help you make an informed decision.

Kind regards,

Graduate Admissions Committee

And I requested an extension from Oxford and it was granted last week (until May 31, 2010).

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supranote1

See their response. Request made in Jan. 2010:

Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2010 1834 -0500
From: gpquery@law.harvard.edu

Dear XXX,

We are writing in response to your e-mail requesting information on the status of your LL.M. application. We understand that you have received an offer of admission from the University of Oxford.

Unfortunately, at this time, we are unable to comply with a request for an early decision of your application for admission. We are still in the early stages of our application review process. Harvard Law School has a very rigorous admissions process requiring that each successful application be approved only after a careful evaluation process by a committee of experienced staff and faculty. Our admission decisions are generally made by late March. Therefore, we would suggest that you ask for an extension from Oxford. Most top U.S. law schools and international schools will usually grant such requests in order to help you make an informed decision.

Kind regards,

Graduate Admissions Committee

And I requested an extension from Oxford and it was granted last week (until May 31, 2010).



Thank you for posting, this is helpful. Interestingly, your request was made, as you say, in January and this response was February 10. So, as of February 10, they were unwilling to expedite. That's probably reasonable. I wonder if a similar determination would be made with a request at this time.

<blockquote>See their response. Request made in Jan. 2010:

Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2010 18:26:34 -0500
From: gpquery@law.harvard.edu

Dear XXX,

We are writing in response to your e-mail requesting information on the status of your LL.M. application. We understand that you have received an offer of admission from the University of Oxford.

Unfortunately, at this time, we are unable to comply with a request for an early decision of your application for admission. We are still in the early stages of our application review process. Harvard Law School has a very rigorous admissions process requiring that each successful application be approved only after a careful evaluation process by a committee of experienced staff and faculty. Our admission decisions are generally made by late March. Therefore, we would suggest that you ask for an extension from Oxford. Most top U.S. law schools and international schools will usually grant such requests in order to help you make an informed decision.

Kind regards,

Graduate Admissions Committee

And I requested an extension from Oxford and it was granted last week (until May 31, 2010).

</blockquote>

Thank you for posting, this is helpful. Interestingly, your request was made, as you say, in January and this response was February 10. So, as of February 10, they were unwilling to expedite. That's probably reasonable. I wonder if a similar determination would be made with a request at this time.
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supranote1

See their response. Request made in Jan. 2010:

Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2010 1834 -0500
From: gpquery@law.harvard.edu

Dear XXX,

We are writing in response to your e-mail requesting information on the status of your LL.M. application. We understand that you have received an offer of admission from the University of Oxford.

Unfortunately, at this time, we are unable to comply with a request for an early decision of your application for admission. We are still in the early stages of our application review process. Harvard Law School has a very rigorous admissions process requiring that each successful application be approved only after a careful evaluation process by a committee of experienced staff and faculty. Our admission decisions are generally made by late March. Therefore, we would suggest that you ask for an extension from Oxford. Most top U.S. law schools and international schools will usually grant such requests in order to help you make an informed decision.

Kind regards,

Graduate Admissions Committee

And I requested an extension from Oxford and it was granted last week (until May 31, 2010).



Thank you for posting, this is helpful. Interestingly, your request was made, as you say, in January and this response was February 10. So, as of February 10, they were unwilling to expedite. That's probably reasonable. I wonder if a similar determination would be made with a request at this time.


Reposting. Anyone else recently request expedited consideration?

<blockquote><blockquote>See their response. Request made in Jan. 2010:

Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2010 18:26:34 -0500
From: gpquery@law.harvard.edu

Dear XXX,

We are writing in response to your e-mail requesting information on the status of your LL.M. application. We understand that you have received an offer of admission from the University of Oxford.

Unfortunately, at this time, we are unable to comply with a request for an early decision of your application for admission. We are still in the early stages of our application review process. Harvard Law School has a very rigorous admissions process requiring that each successful application be approved only after a careful evaluation process by a committee of experienced staff and faculty. Our admission decisions are generally made by late March. Therefore, we would suggest that you ask for an extension from Oxford. Most top U.S. law schools and international schools will usually grant such requests in order to help you make an informed decision.

Kind regards,

Graduate Admissions Committee

And I requested an extension from Oxford and it was granted last week (until May 31, 2010).

</blockquote>

Thank you for posting, this is helpful. Interestingly, your request was made, as you say, in January and this response was February 10. So, as of February 10, they were unwilling to expedite. That's probably reasonable. I wonder if a similar determination would be made with a request at this time.</blockquote>

Reposting. Anyone else recently request expedited consideration?
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atticus_19...

I was planning to ask them to expedite my decision. But now i dun think i shuld. They'll probably send me the same response..

I was planning to ask them to expedite my decision. But now i dun think i shuld. They'll probably send me the same response..
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I was planning to ask them to expedite my decision. But now i dun think i shuld. They'll probably send me the same response..


I think requesting them to expedite at the end of February/beginning of March is not the same thing as requesting in January.

I understand that they will let you know if they've already made a decision. I guess they might have made a majority of decisions by now. No harm in calling them up!

<blockquote>I was planning to ask them to expedite my decision. But now i dun think i shuld. They'll probably send me the same response..</blockquote>

I think requesting them to expedite at the end of February/beginning of March is not the same thing as requesting in January.

I understand that they will let you know if they've already made a decision. I guess they might have made a majority of decisions by now. No harm in calling them up!
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atticus_19...

Ok.. I called them yesterday and they asked me to write to them with all the details regarding myself and the deadline dates. They said they would expedite it. Haven't heard from them.

Ok.. I called them yesterday and they asked me to write to them with all the details regarding myself and the deadline dates. They said they would expedite it. Haven't heard from them.
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as far as I know they rarely expedite their decision process unless your are extremely promising candidate...

So don't expect a decision from them until the last day of March.

HLS announces all decisions on the same day...

as far as I know they rarely expedite their decision process unless your are extremely promising candidate...

So don't expect a decision from them until the last day of March.

HLS announces all decisions on the same day...
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supranote1

as far as I know they rarely expedite their decision process unless your are extremely promising candidate...

So don't expect a decision from them until the last day of March.

HLS announces all decisions on the same day...


Last year, decisions were issued the week of March 16, if I remember correctly, not on the last day of March.

<blockquote>as far as I know they rarely expedite their decision process unless your are extremely promising candidate...

So don't expect a decision from them until the last day of March.

HLS announces all decisions on the same day...</blockquote>

Last year, decisions were issued the week of March 16, if I remember correctly, not on the last day of March.
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Ok.. I called them yesterday and they asked me to write to them with all the details regarding myself and the deadline dates. They said they would expedite it. Haven't heard from them.


Best luck! I guess you should hear from the early next week.

Hope you have a really happy holi!

<blockquote>Ok.. I called them yesterday and they asked me to write to them with all the details regarding myself and the deadline dates. They said they would expedite it. Haven't heard from them.</blockquote>

Best luck! I guess you should hear from the early next week.

Hope you have a really happy holi!
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Baluza

Any news???

Any news???
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MAB79

I doubt that they have already sent any decisions, because it is 5 a.m in Boston...But you never know:-)

I doubt that they have already sent any decisions, because it is 5 a.m in Boston...But you never know:-)
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atticus_19...

I think a lot of people are going to be nervous wrecks today.. including myself.. what are the chances of getting NYU'S result this week?

I think a lot of people are going to be nervous wrecks today.. including myself.. what are the chances of getting NYU'S result this week?
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MAB79

I hope that the chances are about 100%...but I do not know.

I hope that the chances are about 100%...but I do not know.
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This eternal wait for Godot is awful! I haven't heard from a single US school to which I have applied.

This eternal wait for Godot is awful! I haven't heard from a single US school to which I have applied.
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As26

Hello everyone !

Do you really think Harvard is gonna issue decisions this week? From what I´ve heard that´s more likely to happen around mid-march / late-march. Even though I would LOVE to hear from them & NYU this week.

Anyway, I believe at the end it's just a matter of fate. :)

Hello everyone !

Do you really think Harvard is gonna issue decisions this week? From what I´ve heard that´s more likely to happen around mid-march / late-march. Even though I would LOVE to hear from them & NYU this week.

Anyway, I believe at the end it's just a matter of fate. :)
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supranote1

Hello everyone !

Do you really think Harvard is gonna issue decisions this week? From what I´ve heard that´s more likely to happen around mid-march / late-march. Even though I would LOVE to hear from them & NYU this week.

Anyway, I believe at the end it's just a matter of fate. :)


As much as I, along with everyone else, would love for decisions to be issued sooner rather than later, I suspect that decisions will be issued, at the earliest, the week of March 15. However, since March 15-19 is spring break, it is likely that the admissions office may not issue decisions during that period. (Last year, decisions were apparently issued around March 15, which, if I remember correctly, was the week after spring break.) I suspect, then, that we will begin hearing three weeks from today, on or about March 22, which is one week after spring break.

<blockquote>Hello everyone !

Do you really think Harvard is gonna issue decisions this week? From what I´ve heard that´s more likely to happen around mid-march / late-march. Even though I would LOVE to hear from them & NYU this week.

Anyway, I believe at the end it's just a matter of fate. :) </blockquote>

As much as I, along with everyone else, would love for decisions to be issued sooner rather than later, I suspect that decisions will be issued, at the earliest, the week of March 15. However, since March 15-19 is spring break, it is likely that the admissions office may not issue decisions during that period. (Last year, decisions were apparently issued around March 15, which, if I remember correctly, was the week after spring break.) I suspect, then, that we will begin hearing three weeks from today, on or about March 22, which is one week after spring break.
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