Yale Transfer Thread 2016 (C/O 2018)

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Re: Yale Transfer Thread 2016 (C/O 2018)

Postby oinkyo » Tue Jul 12, 2016 12:07 pm

lawstudent2018 wrote:yeah, I remember reading the same thing, though I assume if they call they will also email

oinkyo wrote:
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TheGoat18 wrote:Also haven't heard anything. Do they usually send out the news by phone call or email?


Last few years appear to be by email.


2015 by email may have been an anomaly. Most years by phone, and the application instructions (pg.5) say admits will be by phone, dings by email. Who knows, though. Yale is mysterious.


Yeah, sorry to be unclear, I was referring to initial notice. Last year, someone got in by email on a Sunday? Law-l

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Re: Yale Transfer Thread 2016 (C/O 2018)

Postby oinkyo » Tue Jul 12, 2016 12:11 pm

aharown wrote:The commitment form I got says this:

"I agree to inform all law schools to which I have been offered transfer admission that I decline their offers. Additionally, I will relinquish my place at the law school where I studied 1L year."

Technically, that leaves open not withdrawing your application from schools (Yale, Stanford) that have not yet decided. It only commits to withdrawal from the 1L school and the other waiting and open admits.


That's also how I read it. The situation seems analogous to 0Ls riding WLs and withdrawing from a school they've deposited to if they're admitted later.

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Re: Yale Transfer Thread 2016 (C/O 2018)

Postby YSorBust » Tue Jul 12, 2016 12:14 pm

aharown wrote:The commitment form I got says this:

"I agree to inform all law schools to which I have been offered transfer admission that I decline their offers. Additionally, I will relinquish my place at the law school where I studied 1L year."

Technically, that leaves open not withdrawing your application from schools (Yale, Stanford) that have not yet decided. It only commits to withdrawal from the 1L school and the other waiting and open admits.


FYI, Stanford decisions came out today.

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Re: Yale Transfer Thread 2016 (C/O 2018)

Postby Joscellin » Tue Jul 12, 2016 12:26 pm

aharown wrote:The commitment form I got says this:

"I agree to inform all law schools to which I have been offered transfer admission that I decline their offers. Additionally, I will relinquish my place at the law school where I studied 1L year."

Technically, that leaves open not withdrawing your application from schools (Yale, Stanford) that have not yet decided. It only commits to withdrawal from the 1L school and the other waiting and open admits.


Technically that also says that you agree to inform Harvard (a school to which you have been offered admission) that you decline their offer.

I'm fairly certain this is *not* ironclad, lol.

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Re: Yale Transfer Thread 2016 (C/O 2018)

Postby Joscellin » Tue Jul 12, 2016 12:29 pm

YSorBust wrote:
aharown wrote:The commitment form I got says this:

"I agree to inform all law schools to which I have been offered transfer admission that I decline their offers. Additionally, I will relinquish my place at the law school where I studied 1L year."

Technically, that leaves open not withdrawing your application from schools (Yale, Stanford) that have not yet decided. It only commits to withdrawal from the 1L school and the other waiting and open admits.


FYI, Stanford decisions came out today.


Mind posting your infos in the Stanford thread? (decision/timing/method/stats)

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Re: Yale Transfer Thread 2016 (C/O 2018)

Postby NimChimpsky » Tue Jul 12, 2016 1:18 pm

They just sent a reminder out about completing your financial aid work, and in the email said they'd reach out to people in a day or two regarding admissions. The email said for efficiency's sake, they were going to let everyone--admits and dings alike--know via email, with follow-up calls for admits.

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Re: Yale Transfer Thread 2016 (C/O 2018)

Postby Joscellin » Tue Jul 12, 2016 2:05 pm

Got the same email.

For anyone admitted at H and waiting on Y: I called H admissions and they said the form is due by end of business Thursday. Fingers crossed that Y gets out admits by then (by their email they should) to prevent us having to make awkward decisions.

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Re: Yale Transfer Thread 2016 (C/O 2018)

Postby TheGoat18 » Tue Jul 12, 2016 2:13 pm

I have not received any such email. But I did get a confirmation last week that my app had been received and was being processed. Anyone else not got an email yet? I'm kind of concerned that something is holding it up as my undergrad is infamous for screwing up things like Dean's Certifications.

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Re: Yale Transfer Thread 2016 (C/O 2018)

Postby aharown » Tue Jul 12, 2016 2:39 pm

At 11:25 PT I received an email from someone in financial aid congratulating me on my admission and attaching a financial aid award notification.

I have not received any phone call or email telling me directly that I was admitted.

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Re: Yale Transfer Thread 2016 (C/O 2018)

Postby im_hot_soup » Tue Jul 12, 2016 2:43 pm

I also got an email from financial aid congratulating me on being accepted, but I haven't heard anything from admissions. I'm waiting for some kind of confirmation before I celebrate.

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Re: Yale Transfer Thread 2016 (C/O 2018)

Postby NimChimpsky » Tue Jul 12, 2016 2:46 pm

Weird and alarming. But tentative congrats to you both (hopefully)!

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Re: Yale Transfer Thread 2016 (C/O 2018)

Postby aharown » Tue Jul 12, 2016 2:47 pm

im_hot_soup wrote:I also got an email from financial aid congratulating me on being accepted, but I haven't heard anything from admissions. I'm waiting for some kind of confirmation before I celebrate.


My thoughts exactly. But I had to tell someone.

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Re: Yale Transfer Thread 2016 (C/O 2018)

Postby Joscellin » Tue Jul 12, 2016 2:55 pm

Does anyone know any tricks to getting through to admissions on the phone? I always get a recorded message that says we must be on the phone and then it auto-hangs-up.

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Re: Yale Transfer Thread 2016 (C/O 2018)

Postby ilikechocolate » Tue Jul 12, 2016 2:58 pm

Joscellin wrote:Does anyone know any tricks to getting through to admissions on the phone? I always get a recorded message that says we must be on the phone and then it auto-hangs-up.


Both times that I've called them the last couple of weeks they've answered after like 2-3 rings. I called the general number ending in 4995.

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Re: Yale Transfer Thread 2016 (C/O 2018)

Postby Joscellin » Tue Jul 12, 2016 3:36 pm

ilikechocolate wrote:
Joscellin wrote:Does anyone know any tricks to getting through to admissions on the phone? I always get a recorded message that says we must be on the phone and then it auto-hangs-up.


Both times that I've called them the last couple of weeks they've answered after like 2-3 rings. I called the general number ending in 4995.


Heh, I was using the 4992 number from the main website and hitting 1 for admissions. Thanks for correcting me!

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Re: Yale Transfer Thread 2016 (C/O 2018)

Postby TheGoat18 » Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:57 am

Still radio silence for me. Ah well.

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Re: Yale Transfer Thread 2016 (C/O 2018)

Postby oinkyo » Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:07 am

Any actual decisions released?

It turns out the financial aid awards were mistakenly sent out, and Yale hadn't finalized admissions decisions yet. They are concurrently preparing the award packages in order to have them ready to send out in the event a candidate is admitted.

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Re: Yale Transfer Thread 2016 (C/O 2018)

Postby NimChimpsky » Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:51 am

How did you find that out? In any case, I'm still assuming those admits were legit. I just hope that wasn't the totality of the admits.

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Re: Yale Transfer Thread 2016 (C/O 2018)

Postby im_hot_soup » Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:52 am

NimChimpsky wrote:How did you find that out? In any case, I'm still assuming those admits were legit. I just hope that wasn't the totality of the admits.


An email went out saying the financial aid announcements were in error and that our admissions status is still pending. I'm not sure if that went out to all applicants or only the people who got the financial aid email.

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Re: Yale Transfer Thread 2016 (C/O 2018)

Postby NimChimpsky » Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:59 am

im_hot_soup wrote:
NimChimpsky wrote:How did you find that out? In any case, I'm still assuming those admits were legit. I just hope that wasn't the totality of the admits.


An email went out saying the financial aid announcements were in error and that our admissions status is still pending. I'm not sure if that went out to all applicants or only the people who got the financial aid email.


I truly, sincerely hope you get in, because that would be really shitty to have that pulled back from you like that.

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Re: Yale Transfer Thread 2016 (C/O 2018)

Postby TheGoat18 » Wed Jul 13, 2016 1:50 pm

Holy Shit. Just got an admittance email from Craig Janecek. Pretty lost for words right now.

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Re: Yale Transfer Thread 2016 (C/O 2018)

Postby Joscellin » Wed Jul 13, 2016 1:50 pm

Congrats! Mind posting what time the email came in? (or PMing)

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Re: Yale Transfer Thread 2016 (C/O 2018)

Postby lawstudent2018 » Wed Jul 13, 2016 1:52 pm

Huge congrats!

Yeah, any more info would be awesome.

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Re: Yale Transfer Thread 2016 (C/O 2018)

Postby NimChimpsky » Wed Jul 13, 2016 1:52 pm

Congrats!

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Re: Yale Transfer Thread 2016 (C/O 2018)

Postby TheGoat18 » Wed Jul 13, 2016 1:57 pm

Email came in around 12:30. The deadline to accept is next Tuesday, July 19.



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