Cherry picking easy classes; HYS

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Cherry picking easy classes; HYS

Postby hiltopp01 » Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:32 am

Got a 176 LSAT, but cherry picked easy classes during my time in undergrad. Literally searched for the easiest classes to fulfill my major, but got near 4.0. Will this have a detrimental effect on HYS admissions, namely H? Also took a couple P/Fs. Some of my classes include "History of Rock and Roll" and the like.

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Re: Cherry picking easy classes; HYS

Postby hiltopp01 » Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:33 am

International Studies Major at T20 Private, to add info; mediocre softs, PS, LOR; clean C&F

Planning to apply the day after 9/15

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Re: Cherry picking easy classes; HYS

Postby Cicero76 » Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:55 am

Won't matter, unless your LORs say you're a lazy sack of garbage. Although it can help to have done some major piece of writing, like a thesis. That crap is especially important to Yale, which is the only school with a chance of caring that you took BS classes.

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Re: Cherry picking easy classes; HYS

Postby hiltopp01 » Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:02 am

That's good to hear..
Luckily, the courses taught by my LOR writers were somewhat less BS-y, and I did well in them.

Oh, and I'm applying K-JD

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Re: Cherry picking easy classes; HYS

Postby sinfiery » Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:04 am

If you have above a 3.89, your in at H. YS will depend on your softs but your numbers put you in good shape.

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Re: Cherry picking easy classes; HYS

Postby NoodleyOne » Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:18 am

Enjoy HYS/Hammy/Ruby

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Re: Cherry picking easy classes; HYS

Postby 20141023 » Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:51 am

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Re: Cherry picking easy classes; HYS

Postby PRgradBYU » Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:10 pm

kappycaft1 wrote:
NoodleyOne wrote:Enjoy HYS/Hammy/Ruby


Why not the Ruby? OP's numbers are pretty solid.

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Re: Cherry picking easy classes; HYS

Postby TheThriller » Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:39 pm

Because Ruby is all gone

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Re: Cherry picking easy classes; HYS

Postby sapien » Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:46 pm

You played the law school game well. Harvard will love to have you, especially now that apps are down and they still have a huge class to fill. S/Y will be tougher, but because of your lack of softs--not because of your easy classes. I took a bunch of easy classes, too, and got into both H and S with lower numbers. My advice: take time off. Build up a resume. You'll get into H but when job interviews come around, you'll probably regret not having done anything to distinguish yourself from the hordes of classmates with the same amount of Ps/Hs.

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Re: Cherry picking easy classes; HYS

Postby PRgradBYU » Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:21 pm

TheThriller wrote:Because Ruby is all gone


Whelp... :oops:

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Re: Cherry picking easy classes; HYS

Postby jbagelboy » Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:26 pm

yale will care about your easier classes because they have so many applicants with 4.0's to choose from. I wouldn't bank on it; also, as Cicero mentioned, a thesis would be a good call. If you're from CA and can demonstrate substantial interest in SLS then you're in there too. H is a lock, as are CCN w/ huge $$ and down.

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Re: Cherry picking easy classes; HYS

Postby t-14orbust » Tue Jun 11, 2013 7:39 pm

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Re: Cherry picking easy classes; HYS

Postby Cicero76 » Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:41 pm

t-14orbust wrote:How does one demonstrate substantial interest in Stanford? I want Stanford so badly lol


You major in a technical field, get a really high GPA, and then work in California for a bit.

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Re: Cherry picking easy classes; HYS

Postby jbagelboy » Wed Jun 12, 2013 2:26 am

Cicero76 wrote:
t-14orbust wrote:How does one demonstrate substantial interest in Stanford? I want Stanford so badly lol


You major in a technical field, get a really high GPA, and then work in California for a bit.


this is one solid route. you can also go the PI route. a few friends were successful at SLS w/ high GPA's and a very strong PI bent app, even k-jd, but they had a ton of extracurriculars and internships in public interest law or w/ government. they also went to cali UG's. two people were admitted to stanford but WL at H, out at Y.

similarly, several extremely qualified candidates (3.9+/175+) got YH but WL at S this cycle. so they truly do look for something different

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Re: Cherry picking easy classes; HYS

Postby Dr. Dre » Wed Jun 12, 2013 2:49 am

"Hard UG classes" is a fucking flame.

How can they even tell one class is more rigorous than another class?

Cause "it's higher numbered than other classes" ?

give me a brake.

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Re: Cherry picking easy classes; HYS

Postby CanIGetAnAmen » Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:34 pm

How much does Yale care?

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Re: Cherry picking easy classes; HYS

Postby PRgradBYU » Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:55 pm

Dr. Dre wrote:"Hard UG classes" is a fucking flame.

How can they even tell one class is more rigorous than another class?

Cause "it's higher numbered than other classes" ?

give me a brake.


You've got it, Dre:

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Re: Cherry picking easy classes; HYS

Postby Cicero76 » Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:58 pm

CanIGetAnAmen wrote:How much does Yale care?


Depends on which professor is reading your app at that moment. They care way less about "rigor of classes" than they do about academic recommendations, though, so focus on those.

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Re: Cherry picking easy classes; HYS

Postby 90convoy » Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:01 pm

Dr. Dre wrote:"Hard UG classes" is a fucking flame.

How can they even tell one class is more rigorous than another class?

Cause "it's higher numbered than other classes" ?

give me a brake.


Literally is no way to tell. I was in a class with the SAME EXACT numbering (and subject of course) as one of my friends from a different school (his being a super TTT and mine being a modest TT) and my class was WAY easier, almost like a joke.

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Re: Cherry picking easy classes; HYS

Postby Br3v » Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:05 pm

Will not matter. Congrats.

kappycaft1 wrote:
NoodleyOne wrote:Enjoy HYS/Hammy/Ruby

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Re: Cherry picking easy classes; HYS

Postby nyjets2090 » Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:05 pm

H no.

Y makes it a point on their website to say they evaluate majors and courses, which I believe. Mainly because they have the ability to turn down people with a 3.9+/174+. YS is never a guarantee on numbers alone.

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Re: Cherry picking easy classes; HYS

Postby CanIGetAnAmen » Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:35 pm

nyjets2090 wrote:H no.

Y makes it a point on their website to say they evaluate majors and courses, which I believe. Mainly because they have the ability to turn down people with a 3.9+/174+. YS is never a guarantee on numbers alone.


So basically you need a 3.9+ with all 300+ lvl courses your junior and senior year? NO BS classes like music or Drama?

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Re: Cherry picking easy classes; HYS

Postby nyjets2090 » Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:38 pm

CanIGetAnAmen wrote:
nyjets2090 wrote:H no.

Y makes it a point on their website to say they evaluate majors and courses, which I believe. Mainly because they have the ability to turn down people with a 3.9+/174+. YS is never a guarantee on numbers alone.


So basically you need a 3.9+ with all 300+ lvl courses your junior and senior year? NO BS classes like music or Drama?


Unconscionable, disgusting, anti-Music major trolling.

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Re: Cherry picking easy classes; HYS

Postby CanIGetAnAmen » Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:47 pm

nyjets2090 wrote:
CanIGetAnAmen wrote:
nyjets2090 wrote:H no.

Y makes it a point on their website to say they evaluate majors and courses, which I believe. Mainly because they have the ability to turn down people with a 3.9+/174+. YS is never a guarantee on numbers alone.


So basically you need a 3.9+ with all 300+ lvl courses your junior and senior year? NO BS classes like music or Drama?


Unconscionable, disgusting, anti-Music major trolling.


Oh I'm sorry - what kind of music do you listen to?




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