Reapplication to Harvard


supranote1
Has anyone reapplied to Harvard after being previously declined admission? Any success of admission on the second attempt? What, if anything, did a successful applicant do (in terms of work, additional school, publishing) in the intervening time from the denial of admission to the admission? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
Has anyone reapplied to Harvard after being previously declined admission? Any success of admission on the second attempt? What, if anything, did a successful applicant do (in terms of work, additional school, publishing) in the intervening time from the denial of admission to the admission? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
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dbk
Hey,

I'm reapplying as well. Last year, I saw some posts from successul reapplicants.

Since last year, I got better grades (I completed my advanced LLM 1st of my class out of 45 students) and more work experience (9 months in law-related fields). However, I believe my chances are quite thin... within a year, it seems (to me) very difficult to upgrade enough.
Hey,

I'm reapplying as well. Last year, I saw some posts from successul reapplicants.

Since last year, I got better grades (I completed my advanced LLM 1st of my class out of 45 students) and more work experience (9 months in law-related fields). However, I believe my chances are quite thin... within a year, it seems (to me) very difficult to upgrade enough.
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supranote1
Are you an international (non-US) applicant?
Are you an international (non-US) applicant?
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dbk
Yes... fresh graduate.
Yes... fresh graduate.
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specialK
I reapplied after initially being rejected. The difference was that by the time of my reapplication I had graduated from my undergraduate degree (with a First) and begun the BCL at Oxford.

So it certainly does happen.
I reapplied after initially being rejected. The difference was that by the time of my reapplication I had graduated from my undergraduate degree (with a First) and begun the BCL at Oxford.

So it certainly does happen.
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supranote1
I reapplied after initially being rejected. The difference was that by the time of my reapplication I had graduated from my undergraduate degree (with a First) and begun the BCL at Oxford.

So it certainly does happen.


Thanks for all your input. Just curious as I begin to consider the process anew.
<blockquote>I reapplied after initially being rejected. The difference was that by the time of my reapplication I had graduated from my undergraduate degree (with a First) and begun the BCL at Oxford.

So it certainly does happen.</blockquote>

Thanks for all your input. Just curious as I begin to consider the process anew.
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I guess my reply comes too late, but I was also rejected last year and have been admitted this year. I was a fresh graduate last year and had an year's work experience by the time I applied again.
I guess my reply comes too late, but I was also rejected last year and have been admitted this year. I was a fresh graduate last year and had an year's work experience by the time I applied again.
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Hi

Question for those who reapplied to Harvard within 1-2 years- how do you write the new personal statement? Is it assumed that the admissions committee will have access to your old personal statement, since they keep the materials on record for 2 years?

In that case, do you focus your personal statement on the last 1-2 years and what you have done since you first applied, or do you just write the whole personal statement completely anew?

Hope I've managed to make my question somewhat coherent! Thanks.
Hi

Question for those who reapplied to Harvard within 1-2 years- how do you write the new personal statement? Is it assumed that the admissions committee will have access to your old personal statement, since they keep the materials on record for 2 years?

In that case, do you focus your personal statement on the last 1-2 years and what you have done since you first applied, or do you just write the whole personal statement completely anew?

Hope I've managed to make my question somewhat coherent! Thanks.
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djskitz0
BUMP

Really old post, but could anyone should light on the question above?
BUMP

Really old post, but could anyone should light on the question above?
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olivers
I guess my reply comes too late, but I was also rejected last year and have been admitted this year. I was a fresh graduate last year and had an year's work experience by the time I applied again.


How many got in from your country btw?
<blockquote>I guess my reply comes too late, but I was also rejected last year and have been admitted this year. I was a fresh graduate last year and had an year's work experience by the time I applied again.</blockquote>

How many got in from your country btw?
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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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