"REAL" Harvard Admission Decisions


So the 21st of this month is the D- Day!

Good Luck!
So the 21st of this month is the D- Day!

Good Luck!
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Greg_08
So the 21st of this month is the D- Day!

Good Luck!

Well done \"Counsel\".

8 more days to go. Best of luck to all.
<blockquote>So the 21st of this month is the D- Day!

Good Luck!</blockquote>
Well done \"Counsel\".

8 more days to go. Best of luck to all.
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sak
Thank you Councel, hope people wont lie this time...!
Thank you Councel, hope people wont lie this time...!
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Everybody sit tight and maintain your fingers crossed!

I hope that this post can work as a true source of information.
Everybody sit tight and maintain your fingers crossed!

I hope that this post can work as a true source of information.

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Sylvester
Great Counsel!

All I know, is that no decision (under regular basis) has been communicated whatsoever.

Wish you all the best!
Great Counsel!

All I know, is that no decision (under regular basis) has been communicated whatsoever.

Wish you all the best!
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sak
Here what I just received:

We are still processing decisions; however if you have been offered admission from another LLM program (or programs), please provide us with any deadlines you are facing and we will do our best to provide you with as much information as possible.



A staff member from our office will be in contact with you.



Kind regards,

Admissions staff
Here what I just received:

We are still processing decisions; however if you have been offered admission from another LLM program (or programs), please provide us with any deadlines you are facing and we will do our best to provide you with as much information as possible.



A staff member from our office will be in contact with you.



Kind regards,

Admissions staff

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sak
and I received that :

We currently anticipate that decisions will be available by March 21.
Please check back next week in the event that we are able to release results sooner than that.
Thank you,
Admissions.
and I received that :

We currently anticipate that decisions will be available by March 21.
Please check back next week in the event that we are able to release results sooner than that.
Thank you,
Admissions.
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Mr.Who?
thanks counsel....now let us just wait....
thanks counsel....now let us just wait....
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sak
Hey, I think people were write and some answers have been given.

Look what they say...to me:

We have not yet completed all of our admissions decisions, but will do so within the next week. We will do our best to get to you your decision as soon as we are able.

We thank you for your patience.

Graduate Admissions

So I think it means no...they give positive answer before the deadline...
Hey, I think people were write and some answers have been given.

Look what they say...to me:

We have not yet completed all of our admissions decisions, but will do so within the next week. We will do our best to get to you your decision as soon as we are able.

We thank you for your patience.

Graduate Admissions

So I think it means no...they give positive answer before the deadline...
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Dear Sak,

Did you send an e-mail or did you call the admissions office?

Can you tell us please, the name of your contact at the HLS admissions office?

Thanks in advance!
Dear Sak,

Did you send an e-mail or did you call the admissions office?

Can you tell us please, the name of your contact at the HLS admissions office?

Thanks in advance!
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sak
Hi councel
I sent them an email...at the following address: llmquery@law.harvard.edu

They dont write any name, just : Admission
Hi councel
I sent them an email...at the following address: llmquery@law.harvard.edu

They dont write any name, just : Admission
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pratibha
thanks folks.. now may be i can wait in some peace.. till 21st!!!
thanks folks.. now may be i can wait in some peace.. till 21st!!!
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knuman
Hi all - this is what I understand to be the situation.

I don't want to cause any further anxiety but from what I understand Harvard MAY give out early offers to those awarded substantial scholarships with strict deadlines. I can only go so far because I only personally know of one person in this category, and that person was asked to keep it strictly confidential (for the record, he/she did not volunteer this information to me - I only found out after pressing him/her about their inquiries).

This is perfectly understandable because if people find out that they can get offers early then everyone will start emailing/calling Harvard and things would get out of control. So unless you have made it clear to Harvard that you really have a large scholarship from another university with a strict deadline, don't expect anything more than the standard "we can't tell you at this time" or "we advise you not to give up on your other offers" emails. Most applicants would have multiple offers from universities and it would be unreasonable to expect Harvard to release decisions purely on the basis of other acceptance deadlines.

Whether these emails are "polite rejections" I'm not sure, but if you think about it calmly the answer is likely to be no. First, it is possible that they have not finished reviewing all applications - the 21 March date is set for a reason. Second, it makes sense for Harvard to want to avoid giving out YES/NO answers outright. Again, if people know that they can get their decisions early (regardless of whether it is yes or no), then everyone will start bombarding Harvard with requests and the official release date would be pointless. This is why early decisions are only given to the genuinely desperate cases and are only given on a strictly confidential basis.

So don't despair if you haven't heard anything or got one of the standard emails - 21 March is the day that most people will get their results. And try to ignore people who come out early and say they got an offer, because if they really got an offer they would have promised to keep it confidential - and broadcasting it here means they are either lying of they can't keep their word.

Hope that allays some fears.
Hi all - this is what I understand to be the situation.

I don't want to cause any further anxiety but from what I understand Harvard MAY give out early offers to those awarded substantial scholarships with strict deadlines. I can only go so far because I only personally know of one person in this category, and that person was asked to keep it strictly confidential (for the record, he/she did not volunteer this information to me - I only found out after pressing him/her about their inquiries).

This is perfectly understandable because if people find out that they can get offers early then everyone will start emailing/calling Harvard and things would get out of control. So unless you have made it clear to Harvard that you really have a large scholarship from another university with a strict deadline, don't expect anything more than the standard "we can't tell you at this time" or "we advise you not to give up on your other offers" emails. Most applicants would have multiple offers from universities and it would be unreasonable to expect Harvard to release decisions purely on the basis of other acceptance deadlines.

Whether these emails are "polite rejections" I'm not sure, but if you think about it calmly the answer is likely to be no. First, it is possible that they have not finished reviewing all applications - the 21 March date is set for a reason. Second, it makes sense for Harvard to want to avoid giving out YES/NO answers outright. Again, if people know that they can get their decisions early (regardless of whether it is yes or no), then everyone will start bombarding Harvard with requests and the official release date would be pointless. This is why early decisions are only given to the genuinely desperate cases and are only given on a strictly confidential basis.

So don't despair if you haven't heard anything or got one of the standard emails - 21 March is the day that most people will get their results. And try to ignore people who come out early and say they got an offer, because if they really got an offer they would have promised to keep it confidential - and broadcasting it here means they are either lying of they can't keep their word.

Hope that allays some fears.
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gppinheiro
Thanks knuman. I think that's reasonable and balanced. Let's wait for next friday then.
Thanks knuman. I think that's reasonable and balanced. Let's wait for next friday then.
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Great post knuman, I couldn't agree more. Most admission decisions were released on March 19th last year, it will probably be the same this year, only two days later.

Harvard has a large LL.M. program, so even if some applicants were already offered admission doesn't mean that all other applicants should feel discouraged. Besides, to simply state the obvious, nobody can attend more than one LL.M. program at a time. Those going to Harvard will withdraw from other prestigious LL.M. programs - for example, Columbia (and its famous Early Review...). So in the end most people should get a spot somewhere. Finally, let us not forget that some applicants offered admission to Harvard will go to Stanford and Yale... so relax, guys :)
Great post knuman, I couldn't agree more. Most admission decisions were released on March 19th last year, it will probably be the same this year, only two days later.

Harvard has a large LL.M. program, so even if some applicants were already offered admission doesn't mean that all other applicants should feel discouraged. Besides, to simply state the obvious, nobody can attend more than one LL.M. program at a time. Those going to Harvard will withdraw from other prestigious LL.M. programs - for example, Columbia (and its famous Early Review...). So in the end most people should get a spot somewhere. Finally, let us not forget that some applicants offered admission to Harvard will go to Stanford and Yale... so relax, guys :)
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Does someone knows whats the acceptance rate for Harvard?
Does someone knows what’s the acceptance rate for Harvard?
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007
Circa 10%. 1500 applications, 150 admitted (+ or minus 10).
Circa 10%. 1500 applications, 150 admitted (+ or minus 10).
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Thank you 007!
Thank you 007!
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Greg_08
It's not precise. If you want to get the right odds, you have to take into account the number of applicants from your country. Basically you are only in competion with the people from your country.
It's not precise. If you want to get the right odds, you have to take into account the number of applicants from your country. Basically you are only in competion with the people from your country.
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Sassi
Is that a strict rule? I mean that they only compare you to those in your country-quota so to speak? Do you have any experience of that it is really so? I have also heard so.
Is that a strict rule? I mean that they only compare you to those in your country-quota so to speak? Do you have any experience of that it is really so? I have also heard so.
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