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I personally know 6 Chinese admitted HLS students. Rumor says there are 10 at least, evening giving the name/company of the admitted students.
I personally know 6 Chinese admitted HLS students. Rumor says there are 10 at least, evening giving the name/company of the admitted students.
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campos
NUMBER/NATIONALITY OF ADMITTED STUDENTS HLS LL.M 06-07

[2] Argentina
[5] China
[1] Finland
[2] Germany
[4] India
[2] Japan
[1] Mexico
[1] Netherlands
[2] Phillipines
[2] Poland
[1] Portugal
[1] Russia
[1] Singapore
[1] Spain
[1] UK
[1] USA
-------------------------------------
[28] Total
NUMBER/NATIONALITY OF ADMITTED STUDENTS HLS LL.M 06-07

[2] Argentina
[5] China
[1] Finland
[2] Germany
[4] India
[2] Japan
[1] Mexico
[1] Netherlands
[2] Phillipines
[2] Poland
[1] Portugal
[1] Russia
[1] Singapore
[1] Spain
[1] UK
[1] USA
-------------------------------------
[28] Total
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campos
I just called the Admissions Office and a message in the answer machine said that "most part of the decisions for the 06-07 LLM Program were already made, and decisions are still being released". I really don't know when this message was recorded, but the fact is that it might be a little hope for those who still wait an answer from Harvard.
I just called the Admissions Office and a message in the answer machine said that "most part of the decisions for the 06-07 LLM Program were already made, and decisions are still being released". I really don't know when this message was recorded, but the fact is that it might be a little hope for those who still wait an answer from Harvard.
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luigi77
many thanks Campos !

We all appreciate your help (although I remain very skeptical...).

By the way, where are you from ?
many thanks Campos !

We all appreciate your help (although I remain very skeptical...).

By the way, where are you from ?
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campos
Luigi, I´m from Brazil. I am also skeptical too...
Luigi, I´m from Brazil. I am also skeptical too...
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luckyboy
Not a good news, but will save your time. It is from the head of Harvard's admission office.

Our policy all along has been that applicants who have been denied
admission will be notified by post, not e-mail. (On a personal note, let
me add that sending out the rejection letters is a task that always fills
me with regret.) One of the reasons for not sending out rejection notices
by e-mail is because we are never sure whether any given e-mail address is
still valid. Each time we send out a message to all applicants, about 10%
of the messages will be bounced back or undelivered for various reasons
(e.g., mailbox is full, the spam filter keeps out our message, the e-mail
account has been closed, etc.). That is why we occasionally send out test
messages to see if we can identify in advance any invalid addresses. After
sending out the test messages last Friday, we decided to send an e-mail to
all the admitted applicants because that is a small enough group that we
can follow up with them individually if any of the addresses turns out to
be invalid. With the much larger group of denied applicants, and therefore
the much greater potential for error and miscommunication, we felt it would
be a bad idea to communicate our decision by e-mail. In the last few days
we have made some exceptions in replying by e-mail to applicants who wrote
to us inquiring about their status, but our well-intentioned effort seems
to have caused more problems than it solved. We are therefore going back
to our original policy of notifying denied applicants by post only, and
will not be sending out any e-mails to these applicants. (Applicants who
have not yet heard from us may also call our office during our regular
office hours, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. U.S. East Coast time.)
Not a good news, but will save your time. It is from the head of Harvard's admission office.

Our policy all along has been that applicants who have been denied
admission will be notified by post, not e-mail. (On a personal note, let
me add that sending out the rejection letters is a task that always fills
me with regret.) One of the reasons for not sending out rejection notices
by e-mail is because we are never sure whether any given e-mail address is
still valid. Each time we send out a message to all applicants, about 10%
of the messages will be bounced back or undelivered for various reasons
(e.g., mailbox is full, the spam filter keeps out our message, the e-mail
account has been closed, etc.). That is why we occasionally send out test
messages to see if we can identify in advance any invalid addresses. After
sending out the test messages last Friday, we decided to send an e-mail to
all the admitted applicants because that is a small enough group that we
can follow up with them individually if any of the addresses turns out to
be invalid. With the much larger group of denied applicants, and therefore
the much greater potential for error and miscommunication, we felt it would
be a bad idea to communicate our decision by e-mail. In the last few days
we have made some exceptions in replying by e-mail to applicants who wrote
to us inquiring about their status, but our well-intentioned effort seems
to have caused more problems than it solved. We are therefore going back
to our original policy of notifying denied applicants by post only, and
will not be sending out any e-mails to these applicants. (Applicants who
have not yet heard from us may also call our office during our regular
office hours, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. U.S. East Coast time.)
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luckyboy
I am aware of the complaints about Harvard's admission decisions having
been delayed for two weeks. While it may be difficult for you to believe
this, one of the reasons for the delay was precisely because we wanted to
give every applicant the full respect he or she deserves. We are very
aware of the time, effort and thought that went into the preparation of
each application, and we do not use any quantitative measurements to
automatically reject any applicant. Instead, we read each and every
application carefully and thoroughly; successful applications generally go
through three, four, and even five reviews by different members of our
staff and faculty. This year we received approximately 1,400 applications,
of whom an amazingly large number have extremely impressive
credentials. As you might imagine, such an applicant pool requires that we
make some very difficult admissions decisions, a process that involves
extended consideration of each application and, in some cases,
corresponding with recommenders and registrars to verify the credentials
submitted by the applicants. All of this takes time, especially when the
applicant pool is so large and so well-qualified. I trust you will agree
that, under these circumstances, it was better to delay our admission
decisions than to make hasty, ill-considered decisions.
I am aware of the complaints about Harvard's admission decisions having
been delayed for two weeks. While it may be difficult for you to believe
this, one of the reasons for the delay was precisely because we wanted to
give every applicant the full respect he or she deserves. We are very
aware of the time, effort and thought that went into the preparation of
each application, and we do not use any quantitative measurements to
automatically reject any applicant. Instead, we read each and every
application carefully and thoroughly; successful applications generally go
through three, four, and even five reviews by different members of our
staff and faculty. This year we received approximately 1,400 applications,
of whom an amazingly large number have extremely impressive
credentials. As you might imagine, such an applicant pool requires that we
make some very difficult admissions decisions, a process that involves
extended consideration of each application and, in some cases,
corresponding with recommenders and registrars to verify the credentials
submitted by the applicants. All of this takes time, especially when the
applicant pool is so large and so well-qualified. I trust you will agree
that, under these circumstances, it was better to delay our admission
decisions than to make hasty, ill-considered decisions.
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luckyboy
Harvard is Harvard! Though I was not admitted, I wish it better!
Harvard is Harvard! Though I was not admitted, I wish it better!
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luigi77
Thanks !

But why a second test e-mail after the admission decisions... ???
Thanks !

But why a second test e-mail after the admission decisions... ???
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campos
Good point. Anybody?
Good point. Anybody?
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flying
Hi! Everyone!
I have sad news.
I got only the second test email. I called the admissions office and was told I was not accepted.
I hope that, for others who also got the second test email, this is an exception rather than a rule.
Good luck!
Hi! Everyone!
I have sad news.
I got only the second test email. I called the admissions office and was told I was not accepted.
I hope that, for others who also got the second test email, this is an exception rather than a rule.
Good luck!
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lanriver21
Same as flying...hope we are the only two exceptions.

You may call to check your application status: 617-496-8214, Good luck to you guys! Hope to hear good news here!

(Then, I will accept NYU's offer :) )
Same as flying...hope we are the only two exceptions.

You may call to check your application status: 617-496-8214, Good luck to you guys! Hope to hear good news here!

(Then, I will accept NYU's offer :) )
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Cynic1995
sorry to hear that -- the rationale for the 2nd test email is still rather baffling -- it makes no sense to send a second test email and then not follow up with a rejection email, assuming all recipients of the second test email are, in fact, rejected applicants. oh well...life goes on...
sorry to hear that -- the rationale for the 2nd test email is still rather baffling -- it makes no sense to send a second test email and then not follow up with a rejection email, assuming all recipients of the second test email are, in fact, rejected applicants. oh well...life goes on...
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rendezvous
well...same here. got the second test e-mail. i called up Harvard 10 minutes ago and learned of my rejection.

So NYU it is :)))))
well...same here. got the second test e-mail. i called up Harvard 10 minutes ago and learned of my rejection.

So NYU it is :)))))
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rippy
same here. and was not surprised as had never received any emails from them ever. but it has made me more grateful for NYu's offer. even without a scholarship. Congrats to the rest of you guys, please live the preppy east coast ivy league dream for me!
same here. and was not surprised as had never received any emails from them ever. but it has made me more grateful for NYu's offer. even without a scholarship. Congrats to the rest of you guys, please live the preppy east coast ivy league dream for me!
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jdl
Hi guys, it seems to be that decissions were made already. I just called admissions office and unfortunately I am not in, so I will opt for NYU, wich also a great school. Good luck to the rest. BTW, Just one email test received.
Hi guys, it seems to be that decissions were made already. I just called admissions office and unfortunately I am not in, so I will opt for NYU, wich also a great school. Good luck to the rest. BTW, Just one email test received.
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deni
Hi Folks,
The same here. Called HLS about 5 min. ago. Got the 2nd e-mail but not admitted at all.
Congratulations to the admitted ones and good luck to the others.
Hi Folks,
The same here. Called HLS about 5 min. ago. Got the 2nd e-mail but not admitted at all.
Congratulations to the admitted ones and good luck to the others.
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Cynic1995
out of curiosity -- has anyone who received the so-called "second test email" replied to it and provided an alternative email address for correspondence?
out of curiosity -- has anyone who received the so-called "second test email" replied to it and provided an alternative email address for correspondence?
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Paula0812
I've just called HLS and I was not accepted. After all the pain of the waiting, it's a relief. I'm really happy with my other options.
Good luck to all!
I've just called HLS and I was not accepted. After all the pain of the waiting, it's a relief. I'm really happy with my other options.
Good luck to all!
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Gevurah
yes, really feel refreshed to put an end to that tiresome waiting, although I was not in...so it is the end of the journey that left much things to say, sigh and smile~~

I am also satisfied with my results, and thank god again to let me walk a path above my deserts and at the same time guided me to not be too haughty~~ Hope everyone got what one has been looking for~~

When we may meet somewhere in time, why don't we ask each other what was your ID in LLM GUIDE, and who knows I remember you and you remember me?
yes, really feel refreshed to put an end to that tiresome waiting, although I was not in...so it is the end of the journey that left much things to say, sigh and smile~~

I am also satisfied with my results, and thank god again to let me walk a path above my deserts and at the same time guided me to not be too haughty~~ Hope everyone got what one has been looking for~~

When we may meet somewhere in time, why don't we ask each other what was your ID in LLM GUIDE, and who knows I remember you and you remember me?
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