Harvard LLM 2016-2017


aspi

Hi there! I am from India and all my undergraduate and graduate courses were taught in English. I am planning to apply for TOEFL waiver. How likely is it to get the waiver? I am just stressed about it getting rejected at the last moment. I am also applying to Yale, so if anyone has any idea, please guide. Thank you!

Hi there! I am from India and all my undergraduate and graduate courses were taught in English. I am planning to apply for TOEFL waiver. How likely is it to get the waiver? I am just stressed about it getting rejected at the last moment. I am also applying to Yale, so if anyone has any idea, please guide. Thank you!
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smallflowe

Hi everyone! I'm also considering to apply to HLS but I have one problem... my TOEFL. I got 23 in my speaking section, narrowly missed the required 25, but my overall score is already 107 (I got 29 for reading and writing, 26 for listening). This might sound like an excuse, but I had a flu on the test day and it unfortunately affected my performance. I took the IELTS test a month prior to my iBT and got overall band 8.5 (R: 9, S: 8.5, L: 8.5, W: 7), but as I understand it, HLS unfortunately doesn't accept IELTS. I'd retake TOEFL but I don't exactly have the money to spare at the moment. Do you guys think the admission team will still kindly consider my application or should I just forget about it LOL ;(

Hi everyone! I'm also considering to apply to HLS but I have one problem... my TOEFL. I got 23 in my speaking section, narrowly missed the required 25, but my overall score is already 107 (I got 29 for reading and writing, 26 for listening). This might sound like an excuse, but I had a flu on the test day and it unfortunately affected my performance. I took the IELTS test a month prior to my iBT and got overall band 8.5 (R: 9, S: 8.5, L: 8.5, W: 7), but as I understand it, HLS unfortunately doesn't accept IELTS. I'd retake TOEFL but I don't exactly have the money to spare at the moment. Do you guys think the admission team will still kindly consider my application or should I just forget about it LOL ;(
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Gavin

I remember other students reporting that collegues of them got accepted even though they missed the minimum score in individual sections. Plus they reported that they even know of colleagues who missed the overall minimum score and still got accepted. Please note that this is just hear-saying based on what I remember reading in one of the freds here, and obviously it's better if you pass the minimum scores. However I can very well imagine that it's not a deal breaker if you miss the minimum score as they assess your application as a whole. So given your other application materials are good, just the TOEFL score probably won't be a knock-out criteria - at least if you're off by just a few points in one of the sections.

I remember other students reporting that collegues of them got accepted even though they missed the minimum score in individual sections. Plus they reported that they even know of colleagues who missed the overall minimum score and still got accepted. Please note that this is just hear-saying based on what I remember reading in one of the freds here, and obviously it's better if you pass the minimum scores. However I can very well imagine that it's not a deal breaker if you miss the minimum score as they assess your application as a whole. So given your other application materials are good, just the TOEFL score probably won't be a knock-out criteria - at least if you're off by just a few points in one of the sections.
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milli21

Hey there!
I have a very important question regarding TOEFL. Inspite of being from an english medium high school, followed by law school,if I get a waiver for TOEFL, that would be enough right?
I don't need to appear for TOEFL right?
Because I have heard this misconception that students of TOEFL have been picked up more than kids who got a waiver.
Someone let me know!

Hey there!
I have a very important question regarding TOEFL. Inspite of being from an english medium high school, followed by law school,if I get a waiver for TOEFL, that would be enough right?
I don't need to appear for TOEFL right?
Because I have heard this misconception that students of TOEFL have been picked up more than kids who got a waiver.
Someone let me know!
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Adastra2

Hi guys! I have one question which some of you may find unreasonable and paranoid, but it keeps me awake for the last few nights so I would like to get some extra opinions. Few days ago, I have submitted the application. As for anyone else, it took me one month of exhaustive work to conclude it, in particular the personal statement.

However, I have just noticed that I did not include the word count at the end of the PS, although it is in fact below the 1500 maximum. I don't know how it happened, I was probably too tired/stressed out at the moment of uploading the docs, that it just slipped out of my mind and the applcation inspector does not recognize it...

Can some of you (someone who was applying before?), maybe someone with any experience with the Comittee, share some opinion on the range of this mistake? Will my PS be taken into account, is there any way to fix this mistake, is it possible that my application will be disregarded solely because of this oversight?

Please, I only want constructive opinions and advices. Any raised eyebrows or mocking comments are not helpful. :)

Thanks guys!


Hi, I honestly don't think that's an issue. What is important is what you actually wrote in the application.

<blockquote>Hi guys! I have one question which some of you may find unreasonable and paranoid, but it keeps me awake for the last few nights so I would like to get some extra opinions. Few days ago, I have submitted the application. As for anyone else, it took me one month of exhaustive work to conclude it, in particular the personal statement.

However, I have just noticed that I did not include the word count at the end of the PS, although it is in fact below the 1500 maximum. I don't know how it happened, I was probably too tired/stressed out at the moment of uploading the docs, that it just slipped out of my mind and the applcation inspector does not recognize it...

Can some of you (someone who was applying before?), maybe someone with any experience with the Comittee, share some opinion on the range of this mistake? Will my PS be taken into account, is there any way to fix this mistake, is it possible that my application will be disregarded solely because of this oversight?

Please, I only want constructive opinions and advices. Any raised eyebrows or mocking comments are not helpful. :)

Thanks guys!</blockquote>

Hi, I honestly don't think that's an issue. What is important is what you actually wrote in the application.
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smallflowe

I remember other students reporting that collegues of them got accepted even though they missed the minimum score in individual sections. Plus they reported that they even know of colleagues who missed the overall minimum score and still got accepted. Please note that this is just hear-saying based on what I remember reading in one of the freds here, and obviously it's better if you pass the minimum scores. However I can very well imagine that it's not a deal breaker if you miss the minimum score as they assess your application as a whole. So given your other application materials are good, just the TOEFL score probably won't be a knock-out criteria - at least if you're off by just a few points in one of the sections.


Thank you so much for your answer! I have heard of some people getting admitted to the Program with TOEFL scores slightly lower than the minimum requirement as well. I've decided to just go on with my application anyway and hope for the best. Thank you again for answering :)

<blockquote>I remember other students reporting that collegues of them got accepted even though they missed the minimum score in individual sections. Plus they reported that they even know of colleagues who missed the overall minimum score and still got accepted. Please note that this is just hear-saying based on what I remember reading in one of the freds here, and obviously it's better if you pass the minimum scores. However I can very well imagine that it's not a deal breaker if you miss the minimum score as they assess your application as a whole. So given your other application materials are good, just the TOEFL score probably won't be a knock-out criteria - at least if you're off by just a few points in one of the sections.</blockquote>

Thank you so much for your answer! I have heard of some people getting admitted to the Program with TOEFL scores slightly lower than the minimum requirement as well. I've decided to just go on with my application anyway and hope for the best. Thank you again for answering :)
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Does any body know if we are required to write our signature at the end of the PS? It appears that in previous years this was included in the instructions but has now been removed.

Any thoughts?

Does any body know if we are required to write our signature at the end of the PS? It appears that in previous years this was included in the instructions but has now been removed.

Any thoughts?
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ziu

Hey guys.

Just to double check: is the preferred November 15 deadline truly merely a precautionary measure, and it does not make any difference as regards the chances of admission as long as the application is completed by December 1?

Thanks!

Hey guys.

Just to double check: is the preferred November 15 deadline truly merely a precautionary measure, and it does not make any difference as regards the chances of admission as long as the application is completed by December 1?

Thanks!
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NaSa19

I think so too.

I think so too.
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Hey guys.

Just to double check: is the preferred November 15 deadline truly merely a precautionary measure, and it does not make any difference as regards the chances of admission as long as the application is completed by December 1?

Thanks!


I think that's probably right, but I'm not going to risk it just in case.

<blockquote>Hey guys.

Just to double check: is the preferred November 15 deadline truly merely a precautionary measure, and it does not make any difference as regards the chances of admission as long as the application is completed by December 1?

Thanks!</blockquote>

I think that's probably right, but I'm not going to risk it just in case.
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Axl

Hey guys,

I would very much appreciate anyone's help.
While I will have taken my TOEFL exam by the 1 Dec deadline, my results may not be available and they certainly won't reach Harvard by the 1 Dec (I expect that they receive it in the beginning of the Dec, though).

Is/was anyone in a similar situation? Am I likely to penalized because of this?

Many thanks!

Hey guys,

I would very much appreciate anyone's help.
While I will have taken my TOEFL exam by the 1 Dec deadline, my results may not be available and they certainly won't reach Harvard by the 1 Dec (I expect that they receive it in the beginning of the Dec, though).

Is/was anyone in a similar situation? Am I likely to penalized because of this?

Many thanks!
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Hey guys,

I would very much appreciate anyone's help.
While I will have taken my TOEFL exam by the 1 Dec deadline, my results may not be available and they certainly won't reach Harvard by the 1 Dec (I expect that they receive it in the beginning of the Dec, though).

Is/was anyone in a similar situation? Am I likely to penalized because of this?

Many thanks!



Harvard FAQ:

"Will Harvard review my application even if some of the supporting documents are submitted after the deadline?

Yes, your application will be reviewed even if some of your materials (e.g. transcripts, LSAC reports, TOEFL score reports, etc.) are not received by December 1. However, you will be at a disadvantage compared to other applicants who have submitted all of their application materials by the deadline."

<blockquote>Hey guys,

I would very much appreciate anyone's help.
While I will have taken my TOEFL exam by the 1 Dec deadline, my results may not be available and they certainly won't reach Harvard by the 1 Dec (I expect that they receive it in the beginning of the Dec, though).

Is/was anyone in a similar situation? Am I likely to penalized because of this?

Many thanks!</blockquote>


Harvard FAQ:

"Will Harvard review my application even if some of the supporting documents are submitted after the deadline?

Yes, your application will be reviewed even if some of your materials (e.g. transcripts, LSAC reports, TOEFL score reports, etc.) are not received by December 1. However, you will be at a disadvantage compared to other applicants who have submitted all of their application materials by the deadline."
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Axl

Hey guys,

I would very much appreciate anyone's help.
While I will have taken my TOEFL exam by the 1 Dec deadline, my results may not be available and they certainly won't reach Harvard by the 1 Dec (I expect that they receive it in the beginning of the Dec, though).

Is/was anyone in a similar situation? Am I likely to penalized because of this?

Many thanks!



Harvard FAQ:

"Will Harvard review my application even if some of the supporting documents are submitted after the deadline?

Yes, your application will be reviewed even if some of your materials (e.g. transcripts, LSAC reports, TOEFL score reports, etc.) are not received by December 1. However, you will be at a disadvantage compared to other applicants who have submitted all of their application materials by the deadline."


Thanks, I'm familiar with this. But I wondered if anyone of our colleagues here was in a similar situation.

<blockquote><blockquote>Hey guys,

I would very much appreciate anyone's help.
While I will have taken my TOEFL exam by the 1 Dec deadline, my results may not be available and they certainly won't reach Harvard by the 1 Dec (I expect that they receive it in the beginning of the Dec, though).

Is/was anyone in a similar situation? Am I likely to penalized because of this?

Many thanks!</blockquote>


Harvard FAQ:

"Will Harvard review my application even if some of the supporting documents are submitted after the deadline?

Yes, your application will be reviewed even if some of your materials (e.g. transcripts, LSAC reports, TOEFL score reports, etc.) are not received by December 1. However, you will be at a disadvantage compared to other applicants who have submitted all of their application materials by the deadline."</blockquote>

Thanks, I'm familiar with this. But I wondered if anyone of our colleagues here was in a similar situation.
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leo1

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noble2014

Anyone who applied his/her IELTS score instead of TOEFL?

Anyone who applied his/her IELTS score instead of TOEFL?
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leo1

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NaSa19

Anyone who applied his/her IELTS score instead of TOEFL?


Did you ? Are you seeking a waiver ?

<blockquote>Anyone who applied his/her IELTS score instead of TOEFL?</blockquote>

Did you ? Are you seeking a waiver ?
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Hey guys.

Just to double check: is the preferred November 15 deadline truly merely a precautionary measure, and it does not make any difference as regards the chances of admission as long as the application is completed by December 1?

Thanks!


It is truly a precautionary measure. I am a current Harvard LLM and I submitted my application on the last day. They are not trying to trip you up, they just want to make life easier for themselves.

<blockquote>Hey guys.

Just to double check: is the preferred November 15 deadline truly merely a precautionary measure, and it does not make any difference as regards the chances of admission as long as the application is completed by December 1?

Thanks!</blockquote>

It is truly a precautionary measure. I am a current Harvard LLM and I submitted my application on the last day. They are not trying to trip you up, they just want to make life easier for themselves.
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