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Harvard Class of 2023 RD

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  • R2emmaR2emma Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    Hi everyone,

    I recently found out that Harvard called my school guidance counselor to talk about me. Do you know what this could possibly mean? My counselor did not tell me what they said because she said she did not want to get my hopes up, but I have been stressing over what this could mean.
  • kimtaehyungkimtaehyung Registered User Posts: 72 Junior Member
    edited March 10
    @R2emma It's not an unfavorable sign; it shows that Harvard has an interest in you, enough to specifically call your counselor to talk about you! But your counselor is right, you shouldn't get your hopes up. You don't know how Harvard will use the information they got from your counselor. So assume nothing from it just to be safe. But good luck! :-)
  • TheGuy1TheGuy1 Registered User Posts: 592 Member
    @R2emma

    This happens a decent bit of times.

    It means they havent rejected you as of late, and need more data about you in perspective of others (in this case the GC; maybe the letter sent didnt give them the full picture they needed)

    So just to get additional info to present you better to the full adcom. Thats all. Read nothing into it.

    Be prepared for it to go either way on ivy day.
  • unidreamer23unidreamer23 Registered User Posts: 20 Junior Member
    lol to answer yalls questions about likely letters, my letter came by email but i also received a phone call from the admissions office informing me of my likely status. no, i did not cure cancer. I also only have 32 on the ACT and im not a legacy student. Anything is possible, keep your hopes up kiddos
  • futuredoctoryangfuturedoctoryang Registered User Posts: 73 Junior Member
    @unidreamer23 I also got a likely letter (by an email telling me of a status update in my portal)! I’m a domestic applicant & I, too, did not cure cancer.
  • PianoWinterfellPianoWinterfell Registered User Posts: 117 Junior Member
    @futuredoctoryang Congrats! When did you get your LL?
  • TheGuy1TheGuy1 Registered User Posts: 592 Member
    Remember guys, LL's may come as late as 21-22 march due to global locations / mailing mishaps
  • PianoWinterfellPianoWinterfell Registered User Posts: 117 Junior Member
    I think both @unidreamer23 and @futuredoctoryang are URMs
  • TheGuy1TheGuy1 Registered User Posts: 592 Member
    That may be true.

    A good no. of non-athletic LL's are targeted at URM's based on what I've heard. Makes sense if you think about it.
  • love2cheeseslove2cheeses Registered User Posts: 116 Junior Member
    Does anyone know how Harvard decided which kids to send a LL? By having certain number of votes in the committee or something else? Just curious.
  • TheGuy1TheGuy1 Registered User Posts: 592 Member
    @love2cheeses

    What you said applies, and anyone who has a stark athletic record, since these records can be easily compared are chosen.

    Since theres a rough set of LL"s to be sent, the athletic part is sorted out. FOr the non athletic, they look at diversity (some LL's this way) and fulfilling an aspect that they come across in the pool for an app that they feel is really needed on campus (other LL's this way)

    Then, the rest 'shortlists' (idk how exactly they do this, but theyre very few) are brought up in front of the committee for a decision.

    Generally its a great athletic record for athletes, and a much needed app component for non's. The committee is trained to fish these out even if one member of the adcom sees something like this.

    In now, hence, does not getting an LL mean that the app is worse than the one who got an LL.
  • skieuropeskieurope Super Moderator Posts: 41,067 Super Moderator
    Does anyone know how Harvard decided which kids to send a LL?
    Yes. The AOs - and they're not telling. Everyone else is just speculating.
  • TheGuy1TheGuy1 Registered User Posts: 592 Member
    True. Thats my best guess.
  • futuredoctoryangfuturedoctoryang Registered User Posts: 73 Junior Member
    I got mine last Tuesday (3/5)
  • BDGK24BDGK24 Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    Hey y'all. I had my second Harvard alumni interview like two weeks ago. I know a few people here got a second one as well. I am not exactly sure what it means and why they used an alumni rather than an admission officer. I asked my first alumni interviewer and he said that he had sent it in(my first interview went decent), so I don't think it was because the first interview report was lost or anything . Could I take this as a good sign?
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