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barrista

Got my admissions e-mail at 2.02 pm (US time). Is anyone else here from the UK?


Hi AnnaC,

Congrats on the offer!!!

Will you be accepting HLS or Oxford?

I'm from England. Got into Oxford and Cambridge but haven't heard from Harvard yet. I only got the second "test" email yesterday.

Good luck everyone else.

<blockquote>Got my admissions e-mail at 2.02 pm (US time). Is anyone else here from the UK?</blockquote>

Hi AnnaC,

Congrats on the offer!!!

Will you be accepting HLS or Oxford?

I'm from England. Got into Oxford and Cambridge but haven't heard from Harvard yet. I only got the second "test" email yesterday.

Good luck everyone else.
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amaris

I got nothing, not the first or second test email. I think i am probably rejected. :(....but still, congratulates to everyone who got in!!

I got nothing, not the first or second test email. I think i am probably rejected. :(....but still, congratulates to everyone who got in!!
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THE ANALYSIS

I have been reading the theories about the test emails.and as much as I would love to disbelieve in them or stay aloof from themI am inextricably sucked in the vortex of the entire test email conundrum and cant resist but offer my analysis .

Well I feel that the empirical evidence at hand suggests that all those whom we are aware of being admitted received the test email a day before the rest.

Now..my analysis till here: When you send a general email to a mass groupyou send it to a group rather than individually address it. When only a few receive this email and others dont, it suggests that the mail was sent to a selected lot which means that THERE WAS A SELECTED LOT. What followed were admission letters to this lot.

Now after this batch of admission letters, we started receiving the second lot and what is pertinent to note is that the first batch guys also received the same, which means that the second mail was sent generally to everyone. Now the fact that this was generally sent to everyone ( or a lot of them) basically emphasizes that this was not a SELECTIVE LOT which means that the RECIPIENTS HAVENT BEEN SELECTED for anything particular.

One possibility though is that the second batch was also sent to the first batch recepients who have been admitted which could suggest say addition to the list.

To further agonize the entire proceeding is the fact that the recipients of the 2nd email are not going to receive any further emails till the weekend gets over which means that ther has to be WAITING. And as is said, what can wait is perhaps not AS IMPORTANT, which is strongly indicative of the ominous.

I wish the ones who havent received the admission, luck and my sympathies for their well founded anxiety. I hope that this theory as well as the others which were propounded do not come true, irrespective of the strong reasoning that they are based on. If they come true i wish HARVARD reads all these amazing theories and gives us admission just for that.

All said and done, I can but HOPE and exhort others to follow suit, because as I said in my earlier posts HOPE IS THE QUINTESSENCE OF HUMAN EXISTENCE.

THE ANALYSIS

I have been reading the theories about the test emails….and as much as I would love to disbelieve in them or stay aloof from them…I am inextricably sucked in the vortex of the entire test email conundrum and cant resist but offer my analysis .

Well I feel that the empirical evidence at hand suggests that all those whom we are aware of being admitted received the test email a day before the rest.

Now..my analysis till here: When you send a general email to a mass group…you send it to a group rather than individually address it. When only a few receive this email and others don’t, it suggests that the mail was sent to a selected lot which means that THERE WAS A SELECTED LOT. What followed were admission letters to this lot.

Now after this batch of admission letters, we started receiving the second lot and what is pertinent to note is that the first batch guys also received the same, which means that the second mail was sent generally to everyone. Now the fact that this was generally sent to everyone ( or a lot of them) basically emphasizes that this was not a SELECTIVE LOT which means that the RECIPIENTS HAVEN’T BEEN SELECTED for anything particular.

One possibility though is that the second batch was also sent to the first batch recepients who have been admitted which could suggest say addition to the list.

To further agonize the entire proceeding is the fact that the recipients of the 2nd email are not going to receive any further emails till the weekend gets over which means that ther has to be WAITING. And as is said, what can wait is perhaps not AS IMPORTANT, which is strongly indicative of the ominous.

I wish the ones who haven’t received the admission, luck and my sympathies for their well founded anxiety. I hope that this theory as well as the others which were propounded do not come true, irrespective of the strong reasoning that they are based on. If they come true i wish HARVARD reads all these amazing theories and gives us admission just for that.

All said and done, I can but HOPE and exhort others to follow suit, because as I said in my earlier posts HOPE IS THE QUINTESSENCE OF HUMAN EXISTENCE.
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black

Got second test email. Nothing else for now.
One observation: not so many people indicated they got admitted (i.e., first got the first test email), while a HLS class is about 150 persons. Obviously, not all admitted students post on this website, but still... Likewise, more, but still only several, people posted they got the second test email, while hundreds of people will be rejected. I believe there is hope.

Got second test email. Nothing else for now.
One observation: not so many people indicated they got admitted (i.e., first got the first test email), while a HLS class is about 150 persons. Obviously, not all admitted students post on this website, but still... Likewise, more, but still only several, people posted they got the second test email, while hundreds of people will be rejected. I believe there is hope.
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qiang

Set forth below is my analysis of the three emails sent out yesterday:

1. The two test emails and the admission letter are from different email address.

2. The admission letter is from the head of admission office for postgraduate program, who most probably reads every e-mail sent to the head.

3. The test emails are from the regular notification email address, from which we received all those completion emails and deferral emails. The head of admission definitely will not read all emails received by this address. The most likely person in charge of this account should be an assistant of the admission office.

4. To ensure that the head does not need to handle any problematic emails (i.e., email address is no longer workable or the receiver's address has been changed or whatever reason the admitted applicant may not get the admission e-mail), the assistant must test such email addresses are all workable and find out which ones are not. That is the reason why admitted applicants got the first batch.

5. No need to explain the admission email.

6. The second test email could be sent for a similar purpose as the first test email, i.e., to save time of the head, which means the head might send to the recipients contained in the second batch something next Monday. If it is true that those rejected applicants will not receive any decision email, then those guys receiving the second test email but not the first one, might be put on the waitlist. And it is true many applicants did not recieve anything yesterday.

End.

Set forth below is my analysis of the three emails sent out yesterday:

1. The two test emails and the admission letter are from different email address.

2. The admission letter is from the head of admission office for postgraduate program, who most probably reads every e-mail sent to the head.

3. The test emails are from the regular notification email address, from which we received all those completion emails and deferral emails. The head of admission definitely will not read all emails received by this address. The most likely person in charge of this account should be an assistant of the admission office.

4. To ensure that the head does not need to handle any problematic emails (i.e., email address is no longer workable or the receiver's address has been changed or whatever reason the admitted applicant may not get the admission e-mail), the assistant must test such email addresses are all workable and find out which ones are not. That is the reason why admitted applicants got the first batch.

5. No need to explain the admission email.

6. The second test email could be sent for a similar purpose as the first test email, i.e., to save time of the head, which means the head might send to the recipients contained in the second batch something next Monday. If it is true that those rejected applicants will not receive any decision email, then those guys receiving the second test email but not the first one, might be put on the waitlist. And it is true many applicants did not recieve anything yesterday.

End.

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hmm..qiang explores the minds of the HLS office.....

well........i'd suggest.........just pick up a nice book or a dvd.....get some coke......enjoy the weekend .......and get this titilating topic out of our heads.

hmm..qiang explores the minds of the HLS office.....

well........i'd suggest.........just pick up a nice book or a dvd.....get some coke......enjoy the weekend .......and get this titilating topic out of our heads.
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mars

"Hey guys. no more speculations. listen to me:
My friend, a current student at Harvard, just walked into the admission office and asked the Head of Admin Off. The Head told him that those who are admitted are sent emails at the same time by the evening of Friday, MA time. Those who do not receive it today will get waitlisted or rejections"

sorry but I think that this email from killmenow really kill us: the second pool email test, so you can expect, hope to hear some news Monday but sincerely I think that it is dead for us even if I really really believe in god

"Hey guys. no more speculations. listen to me:
My friend, a current student at Harvard, just walked into the admission office and asked the Head of Admin Off. The Head told him that those who are admitted are sent emails at the same time by the evening of Friday, MA time. Those who do not receive it today will get waitlisted or rejections"

sorry but I think that this email from killmenow really kill us: the second pool email test, so you can expect, hope to hear some news Monday but sincerely I think that it is dead for us even if I really really believe in god
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jw

didn't someone say the head of admissions was away? :)


didn't someone say the head of admissions was away? :)
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Mcevoy

JW -- someone said they were sick...but, probably does not matter.

My bet is the first batch was to first tier folks -- those who received second email will receive word early next week. Some first tier will turn down Harvard for other options and some openings will be available. Remember, no one has of yet been put on the wait list --- so, sagacity lads, sagacity.

JW -- someone said they were sick...but, probably does not matter.

My bet is the first batch was to first tier folks -- those who received second email will receive word early next week. Some first tier will turn down Harvard for other options and some openings will be available. Remember, no one has of yet been put on the wait list --- so, sagacity lads, sagacity.
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didn't someone say the head of admissions was away? :)


i hope he was.....lol

...just finished work @ office....off to siddhivinayak temple to pay my dues... will party after that....

guys...take the weekend off...

we dont need no speculation...we dont need no thought control..

regards
nikhil

<blockquote>
didn't someone say the head of admissions was away? :)</blockquote>

i hope he was.....lol

...just finished work @ office....off to siddhivinayak temple to pay my dues... will party after that....

guys...take the weekend off...

we dont need no speculation...we dont need no thought control..

regards
nikhil
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jw

HEY ADMISSIONS! LEAVE THEM KIDS ALONE!


ALL AND ALL, YOU'RE JUST ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL.


HEY ADMISSIONS! LEAVE THEM KIDS ALONE!


ALL AND ALL, YOU'RE JUST ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL.
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glider

Dear admitted students:
Could you please give us a hint about the first letters of your last names?
There is a rumor that Harvard sent out admissions from A to Z, and those who got the second email are also admitted.
Thanks!

Dear admitted students:
Could you please give us a hint about the first letters of your last names?
There is a rumor that Harvard sent out admissions from A to Z, and those who got the second email are also admitted.
Thanks!
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jw

glider - where did you hear that?


glider - where did you hear that?
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Mcevoy

Glider --

Where did you hear that rumor? I think it all hinges on whether there are many folks who did not receive the second email....if many did not, then probably some merit to your argument -- I still really doubt HLS will send rejections by email...if they do, how disappointing.

Glider --

Where did you hear that rumor? I think it all hinges on whether there are many folks who did not receive the second email....if many did not, then probably some merit to your argument -- I still really doubt HLS will send rejections by email...if they do, how disappointing.
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glider

It is rumor, so evidence is needed to support it or invalidate it.
Personally, I know some applicants did not get the second email. More than ten as far as I know.
But an alternative explanation is that the second email stands for "waitlist".
Indeed, evidence is needed or let's wait and see.

It is rumor, so evidence is needed to support it or invalidate it.
Personally, I know some applicants did not get the second email. More than ten as far as I know.
But an alternative explanation is that the second email stands for "waitlist".
Indeed, evidence is needed or let's wait and see.
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qiang

Dear admitted students:
Could you please give us a hint about the first letters of your last names?
There is a rumor that Harvard sent out admissions from A to Z, and those who got the second email are also admitted.
Thanks!


Mine is Q

<blockquote>Dear admitted students:
Could you please give us a hint about the first letters of your last names?
There is a rumor that Harvard sent out admissions from A to Z, and those who got the second email are also admitted.
Thanks!</blockquote>

Mine is Q
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mars

where did you hear that, why "killmenow "tell us this statement from the admission head office ?
I am sure that it is dead as the admission letter will be sent out on Monday. Also we all have received the second emal so lets' speak about something else and CONGRATULATION TO ALL ADMITTED STUDENTS BRAVO BRAVO!!!!!!!! enjoy your year

where did you hear that, why "killmenow "tell us this statement from the admission head office ?
I am sure that it is dead as the admission letter will be sent out on Monday. Also we all have received the second emal so lets' speak about something else and CONGRATULATION TO ALL ADMITTED STUDENTS BRAVO BRAVO!!!!!!!! enjoy your year

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jw

glider wrote this earlier:

But it's true not everyone got the second test email
at least it's true with some of my friends
So I guess the second test email stands for "waitlist"

Who knows?!
Not sure about the waitlist thing, but it is certainly true that many people did not receive anything yesterday - in fact, many on this very threat have posted as such.

I also don't think you can read anything into the fact that the Admissions Office would not make admitted students wait until Monday, given the email sent on March 17 which explicitly stated that decisions would not be completely finalized until Monday.

So there it is.


glider wrote this earlier:<blockquote>But it's true not everyone got the second test email
at least it's true with some of my friends
So I guess the second test email stands for "waitlist"

Who knows?!</blockquote>Not sure about the waitlist thing, but it is certainly true that many people did not receive anything yesterday - in fact, many on this very threat have posted as such.

I also don't think you can read anything into the fact that the Admissions Office would not make admitted students wait until Monday, given the email sent on March 17 which explicitly stated that decisions would not be completely finalized until Monday.

So there it is.

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glider

Thanks for your response, Mr./Ms. Q and jw!
Mars, don't be too pessimistic. Cheer up!

Thanks for your response, Mr./Ms. Q and jw!
Mars, don't be too pessimistic. Cheer up!
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anushka

hopefully those who received the second test email will get news on Monday...

hopefully those who received the second test email will get news on Monday...
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