Harvard Class of 2023 Waitlisted Discussion

i was emailed to schedule a phone call

they also asked for my final grades earlier this morning

@september202017 That’s interesting. At the very least that probably means that someone at Harvard’s admissions office is very interested in your application, especially since they seem to have adopted a policy of radio silence towards the rest of us still on the list. Additionally, last year’s release pattern suggested that there should have been another wave today but that AFAIK didn’t happen. No idea what to expect anymore :frowning:

when is the final wave coming out

also, a friend of mine got contacted for final grades too

I was asked to send a report/final transcript a few days ago. Has anyone in this situation received good news already?

Looks like this is the final week. Good luck to the few that are still waiting…

Will they still notify people in the late afternoon?

Last year my daughter got her “yay off the waitlist” call late in the afternoon

Anyone hear anything recently?

AO responded to daughter’s update saying the committee will continue to work through the summer. Whatever that means!?

My daughter is still on the waitlist but has never been contacted by an AO and all of her communications have been through the designated general portals. Are we missing something??? How do other applicants have specific AOs to contact?

@threeplustwo: Harvard doesn’t publish a contact list of their AO’s, so prospective students cannot directly contact an AO, but must wait for the AO to contact them – either through a note sent via the portal or by the student’s email address of record.

@gibby Thank you. The fact that other applicants have been contacted makes me think that the lack of contact with my daughter may not bode well, but her performance and nature are also apparent enough that clarification may not be necessary. Remaining hopeful!

Just received a mysterious update to my portal today. Might be a sign that there’s another wave coming out tonight.

@anonymous9874 Where do you see this update? I don’t think anything has changed on my portal (yet).

Edit: As a side note, does anybody else find it strange that so many of us are still on this list when Harvard has traditionally wrapped things up by the end of June? Looking at past threads, there are usually only around 4-5 active posters still waiting at this point.

@Waiting510 The update was posted under my application checklist. It says “Wait List Update” and has today’s date next to it. Unlike several people from past waves, however, my waitlist status (the one that says “you are confirmed to remain on the waitlist”) has not disappeared.

No news here

@anonymous9874 Thanks for the quick response! To add another data point to the discussion, I personally do not have a waitlist update with today’s date in my application checklist. Anybody else?

@Waiting510 I also have not received a phone call or had a second interview. But it seems odd that I still have my waitlist status despite getting this update.

@anonymous9874 That definitely breaks the trend we’ve been seeing for waitlist portal updates this year. Hope you get good news soon and please update us if anything else changes!