Is it worth it for me to apply to Yale?

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carbohydrate
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Is it worth it for me to apply to Yale?

Postby carbohydrate » Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:46 pm

I'm a senior at an Ivy with a 3.74 and 174. I'm thinking it might not even be worth applying because of my relatively low GPA. Thoughts?

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underachiever
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Re: Is it worth it for me to apply to Yale?

Postby underachiever » Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:48 pm

Well now its probably too late...but with the Ivy UG you would have had a shot at Yale, not a great one but a shot nonetheless

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Kiersten1985
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Re: Is it worth it for me to apply to Yale?

Postby Kiersten1985 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:49 pm

Why not? You only apply to law schools once. I don't see why you shouldn't apply to any school you want.

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Re: Is it worth it for me to apply to Yale?

Postby SandyC877 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:49 pm

carbohydrate wrote:I'm a senior at an Ivy with a 3.74 and 174. I'm thinking it might not even be worth applying because of my relatively low GPA. Thoughts?


i have a thought. ill save it.

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Re: Is it worth it for me to apply to Yale?

Postby NayBoer » Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:14 pm

Y is snooty about kids from Ivy UGs. Just do it.

Worst case you waste a few hours writing a trite Yale 250 and go to some other T6 instead.

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Re: Is it worth it for me to apply to Yale?

Postby patrickd139 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:16 pm

Kiersten1985 wrote:Why not? You only apply to law schools once. I don't see why you shouldn't apply to any school you want.


Sometimes false. In this case, OP should wait it out till next year, apply early and enjoy HYS.

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capitalacq
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Re: Is it worth it for me to apply to Yale?

Postby capitalacq » Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:24 pm

I can't figure out why posters tell others to apply early to a school that doesn't really do rolling admissions...

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patrickd139
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Re: Is it worth it for me to apply to Yale?

Postby patrickd139 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:28 pm

capitalacq wrote:I can't figure out why posters tell others to apply early to a school that doesn't really do rolling admissions...

I usually don't, unless they've already started accepting people for that year.

http://yale.lawschoolnumbers.com/applicants

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Re: Is it worth it for me to apply to Yale?

Postby lawschoolapp1 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:56 pm

"Yale is notorious for releasing many admissions decisions in mid-late April. However, it should be noted that applying earlier in the cycle does not provide any boost to an applicant’s chances of being admitted; while the school does give offers of admission on a rolling basis, it does not fill the class until after having read all applications submitted by February 15th."

http://www.top-law-schools.com/yale-law-school.html

If you think you have the softs to pull it off then go for it. It matters less at Yale about than other places how early or late you apply. That being said, you are right that your gpa is a bit too low. You will likely need some an outstanding 250 and other softs to get the job done, but who knows, no real down side to applying i say go for it.




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