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jw

Well, I received the March 17th email informing of deferred decisions, but not this more recent "test" email.

I've been admitted to all places I have applied, including NYU; though I did not apply to Yale.

The whole thing is bizarre.


Well, I received the March 17th email informing of deferred decisions, but not this more recent "test" email.

I've been admitted to all places I have applied, including NYU; though I did not apply to Yale.

The whole thing is bizarre.
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luboego

I also didn't receive that test mail, although I got one considering decision deferral.

Except Harvard, I applied only to Yale, and it seems I was rejected (I haven't received any kind of notification yet).

This waiting makes me so nervousI would bet people that received the test mail are surely admitted. For the rest (including me) I'm not so sure Well see

I also didn't receive that „test mail“, although I got one considering decision deferral.

Except Harvard, I applied only to Yale, and it seems I was rejected (I haven't received any kind of notification yet).

This waiting makes me so nervous…I would bet people that received the test mail are surely admitted. For the rest (including me) I'm not so sure… We’ll see…
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anushka

No test email here....
I don't expect much anyways....During this waiting period and having been admitted to other top schools, I spent more time thinking about those schools and which one I should choose...regardless of HLS decision, I feel like I'm in NY already...

No test email here....
I don't expect much anyways....During this waiting period and having been admitted to other top schools, I spent more time thinking about those schools and which one I should choose...regardless of HLS decision, I feel like I'm in NY already...

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gar33

I agree with you people!

However, human nature is weak... Since I was rejected, or so I guess, by Yale, I will accept an offer from HLS. Nevertheless, I wonder if your contention that those who received the email will surely be accepted is accurate. The one thing I learned during this admission process is that they love to play against all rational predictions. So, those of us who received the email should stay cool, and those of you who didnt, shouldnt loose your hopes.

Final thought - I am sick of this admission process!

I agree with you people!

However, human nature is weak... Since I was rejected, or so I guess, by Yale, I will accept an offer from HLS. Nevertheless, I wonder if your contention that those who received the email will surely be accepted is accurate. The one thing I learned during this admission process is that they love to play against all rational predictions. So, those of us who received the email should stay cool, and those of you who didnt, shouldnt loose your hopes.

Final thought - I am sick of this admission process!
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jw

Here is my wild prediction, although I admit, gar33, that it draws on rational considerations and therefore is not likely accurate.

I think it is fair bet that those who have received the "test" email are admitted, but it is not true that those who have not received it, are not admitted. My guess - is that they're in the process of compiling the mass email list from admitted applications. However, they didn't want to input the entire pile without testing the program first. So, they added enough admitted people to the list to see if it would work (and probably added their own "test" email to the list, to ensure it would be received). And now, they are continuing their process of adding admitted people to the email list.

Why test from a complete list that does not work? Rather, test it early in the process, make sure it works, and then continue.


Here is my wild prediction, although I admit, gar33, that it draws on rational considerations and therefore is not likely accurate.

I think it is fair bet that those who have received the "test" email are admitted, but it is not true that those who have not received it, are not admitted. My guess - is that they're in the process of compiling the mass email list from admitted applications. However, they didn't want to input the entire pile without testing the program first. So, they added enough admitted people to the list to see if it would work (and probably added their own "test" email to the list, to ensure it would be received). And now, they are continuing their process of adding admitted people to the email list.

Why test from a complete list that does not work? Rather, test it early in the process, make sure it works, and then continue.
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Didko

All your considerations are based on the assumption that HLS will only communicate their decision to admitted students. I have read in one of the threads that this was the case last year.
In my opinion all applicants deserve at least a decent answer after going through this process. I am convinced that HLS will live up to this expectation.

All your considerations are based on the assumption that HLS will only communicate their decision to admitted students. I have read in one of the threads that this was the case last year.
In my opinion all applicants deserve at least a decent answer after going through this process. I am convinced that HLS will live up to this expectation.
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equity

Hey guys, you read too much into the test email. The person sending that email just ramdomly picked some email addresses for a real test. Haven't you heard that the person in charge is sick? There must be aother guy trying to distribute the notifications as substitute. However, he is not good at sending group emails. So it takes time for this guy to learn how to set up group email address. That's all. Believe or not, HLS is surely not the best.

Hey guys, you read too much into the test email. The person sending that email just ramdomly picked some email addresses for a real test. Haven't you heard that the person in charge is sick? There must be aother guy trying to distribute the notifications as substitute. However, he is not good at sending group emails. So it takes time for this guy to learn how to set up group email address. That's all. Believe or not, HLS is surely not the best.
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albator

"Randomly" ?

Dont you notice that the applicants who have receive this test email have exceptional credentials and have been admitted to top universities so far ?

I personally don't receive this email

"Randomly" ?

Don’t you notice that the applicants who have receive this “test” email have exceptional credentials and have been admitted to top universities so far… ?

I personally don't’ receive this email…
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anushka

Notifying ALL the applicants of their decisions is the LEAST they can do... starting either with a "congratulations" OR and "unfortunately"...
I've read the rejected ones last year got no email or whatsoever...what a total lack of respect towards those applicants...Let's hope we all get a decent notification from HLS, whether for yes or for no.

Notifying ALL the applicants of their decisions is the LEAST they can do... starting either with a "congratulations" OR and "unfortunately"...
I've read the rejected ones last year got no email or whatsoever...what a total lack of respect towards those applicants...Let's hope we all get a decent notification from HLS, whether for yes or for no.
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gar33

All your considerations are based on the assumption that HLS will only communicate their decision to admitted students. I have read in one of the threads that this was the case last year.
In my opinion all applicants deserve at least a decent answer after going through this process. I am convinced that HLS will live up to this expectation.


Hmm... You know, in spite of being very young, still in college and having no professional experience at all, I have very reasonable credentials and I invested a lot of time in the application process. As my top choice was Yale, I did my best in the statement and it took me a lot of time with high opportunity costs.

Guess what! I did not receive any rejection notice, not even an email, from Yale. But the story does not end up here. I sent them an email asking for specific information, then another email... But, two weeks after, still no answer. Not even a word.

Now, considering that most folks here have much more complains about HLS than YLS you should calculate the discount rate and then look at whatever expectations you still have. Sorry!

<blockquote>All your considerations are based on the assumption that HLS will only communicate their decision to admitted students. I have read in one of the threads that this was the case last year.
In my opinion all applicants deserve at least a decent answer after going through this process. I am convinced that HLS will live up to this expectation.</blockquote>

Hmm... You know, in spite of being very young, still in college and having no professional experience at all, I have very reasonable credentials and I invested a lot of time in the application process. As my top choice was Yale, I did my best in the statement and it took me a lot of time with high opportunity costs.

Guess what! I did not receive any rejection notice, not even an email, from Yale. But the story does not end up here. I sent them an email asking for specific information, then another email... But, two weeks after, still no answer. Not even a word.

Now, considering that most folks here have much more complains about HLS than YLS you should calculate the discount rate and then look at whatever expectations you still have. Sorry!
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gar33

All your considerations are based on the assumption that HLS will only communicate their decision to admitted students. I have read in one of the threads that this was the case last year.
In my opinion all applicants deserve at least a decent answer after going through this process. I am convinced that HLS will live up to this expectation.


Hmm...

<blockquote>All your considerations are based on the assumption that HLS will only communicate their decision to admitted students. I have read in one of the threads that this was the case last year.
In my opinion all applicants deserve at least a decent answer after going through this process. I am convinced that HLS will live up to this expectation.</blockquote>

Hmm...
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acm123

I believe that we only can cross fingers and keep on waiting... :((

I believe that we only can cross fingers and keep on waiting... :((
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rac

gar33:

I agree entirely with your problem in comprehending the deep underlying motivations behind the e-mail...

another take on it, i believe the test mail says to reply only if u dont want correspondence at that address...he he...the most likely reason I wudnt want correspondence at a particular mail ID wud be that i check it once a year...

more seriously, it cud be testing the Program with a few admitted students, as somebody suggested above..

can't say...

all the best guys!

gar33:

I agree entirely with your problem in comprehending the deep underlying motivations behind the e-mail...

another take on it, i believe the test mail says to reply only if u dont want correspondence at that address...he he...the most likely reason I wudnt want correspondence at a particular mail ID wud be that i check it once a year...

more seriously, it cud be testing the Program with a few admitted students, as somebody suggested above..

can't say...

all the best guys!
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equity

Admission email is sent to particular address rather than group email. Don't understand what you guys are talking about.

Admission email is sent to particular address rather than group email. Don't understand what you guys are talking about.
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jw

I thought of that too... it's a good point.


I thought of that too... it's a good point.
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equity

I said couple of times. It's just a joke. But it is a serious problem that a top law school is teasing the applicants......

I said couple of times. It's just a joke. But it is a serious problem that a top law school is teasing the applicants......
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albator

Has anyone called them on the basis that March 24 is the last day mentioned in the Feb 22 email? (I understand that many people didnt receive further e-mail from HLS)

Has anyone called them on the basis that March 24 is the last day mentioned in the Feb 22 email? (I understand that many people didn’t receive further e-mail from HLS)
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acm123

Why a joke? Which kind of joke is this one? I don't know what this mail means. Probably nothing and as tehy literally said it is "just a test". I don't know why they test with only some applicants... but joke? Joking with us?

Why a joke? Which kind of joke is this one? I don't know what this mail means. Probably nothing and as tehy literally said it is "just a test". I don't know why they test with only some applicants... but joke? Joking with us?
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asterion

Interesting thread about the e-mail. Great time-killer! Has anyone called or mailed HLS recently to confirm the date? I only got the March 20-24 e-mail. didn't get the one mentioning to "call on the 29th". Last year they sent all letters on the same day (can't say about the time though). Does anyone know how and when HLS will notify decisions regarding financial aid?? Will they do it like NYU with the admission package? Any news on the forms and amounts usually awarded in other years? Cheers! The good thing is that waiting is evidently comming to an end, and other issues such as financing and current/visiting scholars could be commented on shortly.

Best

Interesting thread about the e-mail. Great time-killer! Has anyone called or mailed HLS recently to confirm the date? I only got the March 20-24 e-mail. didn't get the one mentioning to "call on the 29th". Last year they sent all letters on the same day (can't say about the time though). Does anyone know how and when HLS will notify decisions regarding financial aid?? Will they do it like NYU with the admission package? Any news on the forms and amounts usually awarded in other years? Cheers! The good thing is that waiting is evidently comming to an end, and other issues such as financing and current/visiting scholars could be commented on shortly.

Best
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ivan2006

There are 3 options, actually: a) it´s a joke; b) they are badly organized; c) they don´t give a damn. All of them could be interpreted as warning: sometimes relying exclusively on a certain brand could be dangerous... Since the very beginning, I had some mixed feelings about HLS and I guess I wasn´t mistaken at all... I bet they are not that careless with JDs (that´s really something we should think about).

There are 3 options, actually: a) it´s a joke; b) they are badly organized; c) they don´t give a damn. All of them could be interpreted as warning: sometimes relying exclusively on a certain brand could be dangerous... Since the very beginning, I had some mixed feelings about HLS and I guess I wasn´t mistaken at all... I bet they are not that careless with JDs (that´s really something we should think about).
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