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2017 Harvard Waitlist Thread

HarvardWait17HarvardWait17 Posts: 16Registered User New Member
edited June 2013 in Harvard University
It's been about two weeks and I haven't seen this thread pop up, so I suppose I'll get the ball rolling. Like so many of you, I was not rejected or accepted, but waitlisted. I think it's a good idea to compile a list of waitlistees and their fates, like other years have done, so that future classes can look back for information. It'll also give all of us 2017 hopefuls a place to chat and ask questions. Please leave your name, country, and any unusual circumstances or hooks you might have. I'll keep the list updated.

1. HarvardWait17, United States, Given two alumni interviews
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Replies to: 2017 Harvard Waitlist Thread

  • Accept3dAccept3d Posts: 33Registered User Junior Member
    United States (applied as international student), scientific research (published)
  • baddriverbaddriver Posts: 86Registered User Junior Member
    USA. only thing of note is perfect scores: 36, 800 800 sat2s.
    (I have a theory that that's why I'm on the waitlist: if numbers of students enrolled look bad I could bring em up)
  • HarvardWait17HarvardWait17 Posts: 16Registered User New Member
    1. HarvardWait17, United States, Given two alumni interviews
    2. Accept3d, United States (applied as international student), scientific research (published)
    3. baddriver, United States, perfect scores: 36, 800 800 sat2s
  • stupiddorkyidiotstupiddorkyidiot Posts: 603Registered User Member
    alright, I'll bite. Nice to see someone else has started the thread.

    1. HarvardWait17, United States, Given two alumni interviews
    2. Accept3d, United States (applied as international student), scientific research (published)
    3. baddriver, United States, perfect scores: 36, 800 800 sat2s
    4. stupiddorkyidiot, United States, legacy
  • tchaikconcertotchaikconcerto Posts: 37Registered User Junior Member
    1. HarvardWait17, United States, Given two alumni interviews
    2. Accept3d, United States (applied as international student), scientific research (published)
    3. baddriver, United States, perfect scores: 36, 800 800 sat2s
    4. stupiddorkyidiot, United States, legacy
    5. tchaikconcerto, United States, average to low SATs/non-URM/sincere essays
  • CedardogCedardog Posts: 312Registered User Member
    1. HarvardWait17, United States, Given two alumni interviews
    2. Accept3d, United States (applied as international student), scientific research (published)
    3. baddriver, United States, perfect scores: 36, 800 800 sat2s
    4. stupiddorkyidiot, United States, legacy
    5. tchaikconcerto, United States, average to low SATs/non-URM/sincere essays
    6. Cedardog, United States, numerous political campaigns
  • MaulrusMaulrus Posts: 28Registered User New Member
    1. HarvardWait17, United States, Given two alumni interviews
    2. Accept3d, United States (applied as international student), scientific research (published)
    3. baddriver, United States, perfect scores: 36, 800 800 sat2s
    4. stupiddorkyidiot, United States, legacy
    5. tchaikconcerto, United States, average to low SATs/non-URM/sincere essays
    6. Cedardog, United States, numerous political campaigns
    7. Maulrus, United States, no hooks. excellent essays maybe?
  • cac815cac815 Posts: 83Registered User Junior Member
    1. HarvardWait17, United States, Given two alumni interviews
    2. Accept3d, United States (applied as international student), scientific research (published)
    3. baddriver, United States, perfect scores: 36, 800 800 sat2s
    4. stupiddorkyidiot, United States, legacy
    5. tchaikconcerto, United States, average to low SATs/non-URM/sincere essays
    6. Cedardog, United States, numerous political campaigns
    7. Maulrus, United States, no hooks. excellent essays maybe?
    8. cac815, United States, URM
  • jellyksongjellyksong Posts: 91Registered User Junior Member
    1. HarvardWait17, United States, Given two alumni interviews
    2. Accept3d, United States (applied as international student), scientific research (published)
    3. baddriver, United States, perfect scores: 36, 800 800 sat2s
    4. stupiddorkyidiot, United States, legacy
    5. tchaikconcerto, United States, average to low SATs/non-URM/sincere essays
    6. Cedardog, United States, numerous political campaigns
    7. Maulrus, United States, no hooks. excellent essays maybe?
    8. cac815, United States, URM
    9. jellyksong, United States, unhooked
  • HarvardWait17HarvardWait17 Posts: 16Registered User New Member
    So where will you guys be depositing on May 1?
  • HarvardWait17HarvardWait17 Posts: 16Registered User New Member
    Guesses from previous years generally seem to be that about 1000 kids decide to stay on the waitlist.
  • MaulrusMaulrus Posts: 28Registered User New Member
    McGill for me!
  • stupiddorkyidiotstupiddorkyidiot Posts: 603Registered User Member
    I'm visiting Dartmouth this weekend just to make 100% sure I love it before I submit my intent to enroll. So... I kind of have nothing to complain about and feel a little guilty for even staying on the waitlist here. But hey, you never know.
  • baddriverbaddriver Posts: 86Registered User Junior Member
    Probably vanderbilt for me!
  • CedardogCedardog Posts: 312Registered User Member
    For those who have read through all the 2016 waitlist threads, did it seems students were alerted one by one through May/June, or were they told in bunches (like all in one day)- and if so, when were the few two releases?
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