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#61 drlee

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 05:07 PM

Has anyone received (or know someone who received) an interview invitation for Harvard Ed.L.D. 2012? I confirmed with admissions office that they will accept 25 new students. But, they would not tell me from how many applicants. While it is their right to keep the information confidential, why be so clandestine? Any current students out there?
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#62 msmld

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 10:32 PM

I am also waiting to hear about an interview. They are interviewing 50 candidates for 25 spots. Interview emails are supposed to go out between 2/10 and 2/24. I'm crossing my fingers. Please post if you hear anything. Will do the same! Good luck!
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#63 bemydemon

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 12:48 AM

Waiting as well. Not sure about the number of applicants, but an admissions office person told me at an open house event that she guessed they'd be looking at 3000+ applications this year. You can calculate the odds yourself because it's too scary for me to look at, haha.

Good luck to everyone!
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#64 BD123

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 11:01 PM

Has anyone heard? Starting to get anxious...
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 02:00 AM

Have not heard anything and haven't been able to find anyone who posted that they have heard anything either. Starting to lose hope. What kind of system is this? Why not just say the day they are going to send out notifications and then just do it on that day? Why the two week span? Anyone have any insight into this?
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 07:39 PM

Hi all,

I'm dying over this too. Keep checking my emails! Do you think we would have heard by now? Trawling through last year's forums I once heard that the last people were invited to interview on the 26th...

Losing hope :(
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#67 msmld

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 08:33 PM

I emailed admissions last night to inquire if any or all emails had been sent out. This is the response I got:

"Thank you for your email. We began notifying individuals who were selected for an Ed.L.D. interview on Friday, February 10, and will continue notifying individuals until Friday, February 24. Please note that candidates will be notified via email only."

Not really sure how helpful this is, but at least I received a timely response. Not sure why they drag things out over two weeks. Not sure why they wait until the end of March to send out official rejections.

Waiting it out until Friday! UGHHH!
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 07:30 PM

Here we go...


last few hours :(


Good luck all!


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Posted 24 February 2012 - 08:04 PM

Seriously, no one has heard?! Ugh..... How nerve wracking. :(
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 08:53 PM

No one at all! my hypothesis is that the people that have been offered interviews obviously have better things to do than hang around on internet chatrooms :
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 09:02 PM

Yep I guess the demographic they're choosing isn't on these forums! Any one know how it works if we opted to be rolled into the Master's admission process as well? Does that just automatically happen?
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 10:12 PM

I already have a distinction in a masters of educational leasdership, so I didn't apply. Bit surprised that didn't seem to count for anything to be honest - the competition must be TOUGH!
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#73 hitomimay

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 10:36 PM

@lkmilam
On the application, it asked you to indicate if you would be interested in their Masters program should you not be offered admission to their doctoral program (EdD or EdLD). If you checked this, your application would be referred to the Masters program.
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 10:42 PM

Congratulations to those who were offered an interview - wherever you may be . . .

Just poured myself a big glass of wine :(

Not sure yet what plan B will be.
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Posted 21 May 2012 - 04:16 AM

I don't get it. What is so lucrative about this program in particular? Looking back, the Urban Superintendents Program had between 30-60 applications every year, and HGSE accepted 6. Folks are coming out the woodwork applying for the EDLD
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#76 EdYouKateOr

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 05:38 PM

This blog offers a lot of insight into the type of candidate they are looking for:
http://laurensthough...-doctorate.html

I know we are all waiting and there isn't much we can do at this point but this may help those who are considering reapplying or applying for the first time next year.


I know this is old, but just wanted to say thanks for the link. Even though it was "after the fact", it was very helpful to me!
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Interview - guess not, as they are over! :unsure:
Accepted: deferred to EdM in SSP...still elated- 1 outta 2 ain't bad! :D
Attending? YES!!!!!!!

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 03:38 PM

So, I applied to the EDLD Program at HGSE for the fall of 2013. I am getting very excited about the possibility and very anxious and nervous too. I know I am crazy, but it is the only school I applied to because the program was so appealing to me. My goal was to either get into the program or continue teaching. But after writing my SOP, I think I caught the bug. It's crazy, I know. If I don't get in, Im not sure what I will do. Maybe go teach overseas or apply to another program. I'm not sure. Any ideas??


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#78 EdYouKateOr

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:54 AM

So, I applied to the EDLD Program at HGSE for the fall of 2013. I am getting very excited about the possibility and very anxious and nervous too. I know I am crazy, but it is the only school I applied to because the program was so appealing to me. My goal was to either get into the program or continue teaching. But after writing my SOP, I think I caught the bug. It's crazy, I know. If I don't get in, Im not sure what I will do. Maybe go teach overseas or apply to another program. I'm not sure. Any ideas??


Apparently we are the only 2 on here applying or admitting we're applying!
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"A dream without a plan is just a wish!"
Applied- HGSE (dream SCHOOL, dream program) :wub:
Interview - guess not, as they are over! :unsure:
Accepted: deferred to EdM in SSP...still elated- 1 outta 2 ain't bad! :D
Attending? YES!!!!!!!

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:44 AM

Nope--I make 3! I also applied to EdLD for Fall 2013. EdYouKateOr, did you apply to any other programs?
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#80 EdYouKateOr

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 04:20 AM

Nope--I make 3! I also applied to EdLD for Fall 2013. EdYouKateOr, did you apply to any other programs?


No, this or nothing! It truly is my dream program!
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"A dream without a plan is just a wish!"
Applied- HGSE (dream SCHOOL, dream program) :wub:
Interview - guess not, as they are over! :unsure:
Accepted: deferred to EdM in SSP...still elated- 1 outta 2 ain't bad! :D
Attending? YES!!!!!!!




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