Harvard Waitlist


hotpursuit
Hello,

This thread is for applicants that were waitlisted at HLS for 2014-2015.

How many of you will wait? How many will not? Do you know anything about chances? Cases of someone being waitlisted and then admitted?

Regards,
H.
Hello,

This thread is for applicants that were waitlisted at HLS for 2014-2015.

How many of you will wait? How many will not? Do you know anything about chances? Cases of someone being waitlisted and then admitted?

Regards,
H.
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AleIta88
Hi -

I sent an email to Catherine Peshkin a few days ago. She told me that they don't disclose the number of applicants on the waiting list, and that there is not a ranking of those who've been waiting-listed. So it's quite impossible to estimate chances to be admitted. She also told me that last year they admitted a few people from the waiting list in August, and the previous year they took no one.

I don't know if I will wait yet, probably just until deadlines to accept offers from other law schools =)

Ale
Hi -

I sent an email to Catherine Peshkin a few days ago. She told me that they don't disclose the number of applicants on the waiting list, and that there is not a ranking of those who've been waiting-listed. So it's quite impossible to estimate chances to be admitted. She also told me that last year they admitted a few people from the waiting list in August, and the previous year they took no one.

I don't know if I will wait yet, probably just until deadlines to accept offers from other law schools =)

Ale
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hotpursuit
Hi,

Thanks for the perspective. It is good to know that there have been cases where the waitlisted are eventually accepted. Nonetheless, it is also discouraging to have to wait until August.

I will write you a PM.

H.
Hi,

Thanks for the perspective. It is good to know that there have been cases where the waitlisted are eventually accepted. Nonetheless, it is also discouraging to have to wait until August.

I will write you a PM.

H.

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Three years ago a friend of mine was on the Harvard waitlist. They responded him in May and offered admission, which he accepted. All he lost was a deposit at NYU he paid earlier.
Three years ago a friend of mine was on the Harvard waitlist. They responded him in May and offered admission, which he accepted. All he lost was a deposit at NYU he paid earlier.
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hotpursuit
Thank for your reply const_pravda.

Are you on the waitlist this year?

Regards,

H.
Thank for your reply const_pravda.

Are you on the waitlist this year?

Regards,

H.
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No I am not. I was lucky to be admitted both to Harvard and Georgetown.

I can only imagine how difficult it might be to stay on a wait list.

Good luck!
No I am not. I was lucky to be admitted both to Harvard and Georgetown.

I can only imagine how difficult it might be to stay on a wait list.

Good luck!
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AleIta88
I realized that my first answer about what Catherine Peshkin reply to me was wrongly written. She told me that the last year they admitted a few applicants from the waiting list "even as late as august", not "in august".

So it's very likely that also last year someone on the waiting list has been admitted earlier.

Thought I should specify =)

Ale
I realized that my first answer about what Catherine Peshkin reply to me was wrongly written. She told me that the last year they admitted a few applicants from the waiting list "even as late as august", not "in august".

So it's very likely that also last year someone on the waiting list has been admitted earlier.

Thought I should specify =)

Ale
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hotpursuit
Hello,

I know it is still early but.. any news on the waitlist?

Anyone staying on the waitlist?

Regards,
H.
Hello,

I know it is still early but.. any news on the waitlist?

Anyone staying on the waitlist?

Regards,
H.
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Nerima
Hi All, I too have been waitlisted. It is pretty nerve wrecking. Does anyone know if anyone has heard back yet?
Hi All, I too have been waitlisted. It is pretty nerve wrecking. Does anyone know if anyone has heard back yet?
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hotpursuit
No news yet Nerima.

Good luck.
H
No news yet Nerima.

Good luck.
H
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hotpursuit
Any news anyone?

Best,
H.
Any news anyone?

Best,
H.
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Nerima
Not yet. But earliest time should be the second week of May and we may only here in as late as August.

Best

Nerima
Not yet. But earliest time should be the second week of May and we may only here in as late as August.

Best

Nerima
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hotpursuit
Soo.. mid May has arrived. Any news?


Good luck!

H.
Soo.. mid May has arrived. Any news?


Good luck!

H.
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Nerima
Nothing yet.
Nothing yet.
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LLMPEPE
Almost June...

Any news?
Almost June...

Any news?
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hotpursuit
Nothing here..

H.
Nothing here..

H.
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hobbit
Hi!

Can someone please clarify whether 2 LORs for HLS should be okay (that's the minimum) - or will it be disadvantageous, given that HLS recognises, and is infact correct, that almost all applicants submit 3!

Anyone particularly with personal experience on this one?

Thanks.
Hi!

Can someone please clarify whether 2 LORs for HLS should be okay (that's the minimum) - or will it be disadvantageous, given that HLS recognises, and is infact correct, that almost all applicants submit 3!

Anyone particularly with personal experience on this one?

Thanks.
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Brainy Smu...
Hi!

Can someone please clarify whether 2 LORs for HLS should be okay (that's the minimum) - or will it be disadvantageous, given that HLS recognises, and is infact correct, that almost all applicants submit 3!

Anyone particularly with personal experience on this one?

Thanks.


Harvard's Application Materials Checklist:

1. Online application form
2. CV/Résumé
3. Personal statement, parts (A) and (B)
4. Transcript(s)
5. Recommendations (at least two)
6. Official TOEFL report (if applicable)
7. Financial Aid application (if applicable)
8. Application fee of $85 USD

URL: http://www.law.harvard.edu/prospective/gradprogram/llm/apps-and-deadlines/

Kind regards.
<blockquote>Hi!

Can someone please clarify whether 2 LORs for HLS should be okay (that's the minimum) - or will it be disadvantageous, given that HLS recognises, and is infact correct, that almost all applicants submit 3!

Anyone particularly with personal experience on this one?

Thanks.</blockquote>

Harvard's Application Materials Checklist:

1. Online application form
2. CV/Résumé
3. Personal statement, parts (A) and (B)
4. Transcript(s)
5. Recommendations (at least two)
6. Official TOEFL report (if applicable)
7. Financial Aid application (if applicable)
8. Application fee of $85 USD

URL: http://www.law.harvard.edu/prospective/gradprogram/llm/apps-and-deadlines/

Kind regards.
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hobbit
Thanks for your response..have read these reqs. however, wanted to understand if a candidate, submitting two LORs, might be disadvantaged compared to those submitting three!!
Thanks for your response..have read these reqs. however, wanted to understand if a candidate, submitting two LORs, might be disadvantaged compared to those submitting three!!
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Brainy Smu...
Thanks for your response..have read these reqs. however, wanted to understand if a candidate, submitting two LORs, might be disadvantaged compared to those submitting three!!


No. It clearly states "at least two". Though there are no limits to how many LORs you can send. Two is believed to be the bare minimum limit. Frankly, sending three LORs will definitely not get you any closer to being accepted. You are over-analysing the process. Nevertheless, sending over the prescribed amount, being a minimum of two, creates ambiguity.

Kind Regards.
<blockquote>Thanks for your response..have read these reqs. however, wanted to understand if a candidate, submitting two LORs, might be disadvantaged compared to those submitting three!!</blockquote>

No. It clearly states "at least two". Though there are no limits to how many LORs you can send. Two is believed to be the bare minimum limit. Frankly, sending three LORs will definitely not get you any closer to being accepted. You are over-analysing the process. Nevertheless, sending over the prescribed amount, being a minimum of two, creates ambiguity.

Kind Regards.
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