Yale Class of 2014

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Re: Yale Class of 2014

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Re: Yale Class of 2014

Postby Hoopster » Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:41 am

intheend wrote:
Hoopster wrote:C'mon people! This is by far the lamest Yale Class of thread in a few years. :|



I mean, the facebook group is where it's at. So.


I realize that but it's not benefiting Yalie wanna-bes on TLS, is it? :wink:

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Re: Yale Class of 2014

Postby zabagabe » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:33 am

oxford_don wrote:Bought my tickets to visit Yale March 14th-16th. Didn't want to wait until ASW to make up my mind. Will be sure to report back with my thoughts.


You should have a great time. I went around that time two years ago and had even more fun than at the ASW; because I was one of the only admits, I got to spend a lot more time with current students and get a strong sense of it. Have fun!

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Re: Yale Class of 2014

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Re: Yale Class of 2014

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Re: Yale Class of 2014

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Re: Yale Class of 2014

Postby rabbit9198 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:27 am

oxford_don wrote:Bought my tickets to visit Yale March 14th-16th. Didn't want to wait until ASW to make up my mind. Will be sure to report back with my thoughts.


Just FYI, that's our spring break - so classes won't be in session, and you might have to try a little harder (try the library, maybe the dining hall) to find current students around.

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Re: Yale Class of 2014

Postby rabbit9198 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:30 am

oxford_don wrote:Anyone have any experience with hotels near Yale? I am looking at the Courtyard Marriott.


The Courtyard's fine - it's among the two closest hotels to school. The Study at Yale (on Chapel St.) and the Omni (on Temple St.) are also within easy walking distance and are both very nice. The New Haven Hotel is also walkable, but I can't say I have any experience with it.

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Re: Yale Class of 2014

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Re: Yale Class of 2014

Postby almightypush » Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:00 pm

oxford_don wrote:anyone have luck with Yale subsidizing travel?


bump for this question. i can't seem to find any info on this anywhere.

should i take it as the answer being "no?" :(

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Re: Yale Class of 2014

Postby rabbit9198 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:08 pm

almightypush wrote:
oxford_don wrote:anyone have luck with Yale subsidizing travel?


bump for this question. i can't seem to find any info on this anywhere.

should i take it as the answer being "no?" :(


I know in past years (and so, I assume, this year as well) we've subsidized travel...I definitely got reimbursed for most of a train ticket when I was a prospective student. I had to fill out a form, provide some receipts, I think. My guess is that you should reach out to your assigned admissions office contact (there are two, assigned alphabetically...check the front pocket of your binder) or just call the office; they might be focused on processing applications now, but if you make clear that you're an admitted student trying to make ASW plans, I'm sure they'll be happy to talk to you.

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Re: Yale Class of 2014

Postby zabagabe » Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:11 pm

rabbit9198 wrote:
almightypush wrote:
oxford_don wrote:anyone have luck with Yale subsidizing travel?


bump for this question. i can't seem to find any info on this anywhere.

should i take it as the answer being "no?" :(


I know in past years (and so, I assume, this year as well) we've subsidized travel...I definitely got reimbursed for most of a train ticket when I was a prospective student. I had to fill out a form, provide some receipts, I think. My guess is that you should reach out to your assigned admissions office contact (there are two, assigned alphabetically...check the front pocket of your binder) or just call the office; they might be focused on processing applications now, but if you make clear that you're an admitted student trying to make ASW plans, I'm sure they'll be happy to talk to you.


They've changed it now - it ONLY covers airfare, not ground transport or hotels. The application is a very brief one-page form about your income and need. They get back to you very quickly and at least for me were very generous (but I'm also a poor Ph.D. student!).

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Re: Yale Class of 2014

Postby almightypush » Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:36 am

zabagabe wrote:
rabbit9198 wrote:
almightypush wrote:
oxford_don wrote:anyone have luck with Yale subsidizing travel?


bump for this question. i can't seem to find any info on this anywhere.

should i take it as the answer being "no?" :(


I know in past years (and so, I assume, this year as well) we've subsidized travel...I definitely got reimbursed for most of a train ticket when I was a prospective student. I had to fill out a form, provide some receipts, I think. My guess is that you should reach out to your assigned admissions office contact (there are two, assigned alphabetically...check the front pocket of your binder) or just call the office; they might be focused on processing applications now, but if you make clear that you're an admitted student trying to make ASW plans, I'm sure they'll be happy to talk to you.


They've changed it now - it ONLY covers airfare, not ground transport or hotels. The application is a very brief one-page form about your income and need. They get back to you very quickly and at least for me were very generous (but I'm also a poor Ph.D. student!).


thanks for the info! i called my admissions office contact, and was given the number for the person who handles the subsidy requests.

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Re: Yale Class of 2014

Postby abitaman6363 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:40 pm

Anyone know when financial aid information comes out? I filled out FAFSA and NeedAccess a couple of days ago and was wondering how long until I should expect to hear back.

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Re: Yale Class of 2014

Postby zabagabe » Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:09 pm

abitaman6363 wrote:Anyone know when financial aid information comes out? I filled out FAFSA and NeedAccess a couple of days ago and was wondering how long until I should expect to hear back.


I'm still waiting for mine, and I submitted in mid-January... My guess is they accelerate things now though, so you'll probably hear by early April.

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Re: Yale Class of 2014

Postby abitaman6363 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:21 pm

Did anyone else fill out Need Access, and when it asked whether your mother/father was living in the household, mark "No." When I did that it prevented me from answering any additional information about my parents' finances. I recently received an email from Yale saying I need to provide that information, but NeedAccess won't let me. I thought it was good at first that I didn't need to provide this info (I don't live with my parents, am over 25, and have been financially independent for several years now).

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Re: Yale Class of 2014

Postby unc0mm0n1 » Sat Mar 19, 2011 2:18 pm

abitaman6363 wrote:Anyone know when financial aid information comes out? I filled out FAFSA and NeedAccess a couple of days ago and was wondering how long until I should expect to hear back.


WHOA WHOA what is this?....... umm that's my avatar. :evil:

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Re: Yale Class of 2014

Postby abitaman6363 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:46 pm

unc0mm0n1 wrote:
abitaman6363 wrote:Anyone know when financial aid information comes out? I filled out FAFSA and NeedAccess a couple of days ago and was wondering how long until I should expect to hear back.


WHOA WHOA what is this?....... umm that's my avatar. :evil:


Hey noob, I think I grabbed this avatar before you. Just joking of course! Hope you like Bansky's art as much as I do.

I just saw my Yale financial aid offer today for the 2011-2012 academic year. Can I expect the same amount for all three years?

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Re: Yale Class of 2014

Postby rabbit9198 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:44 pm

abitaman6363 wrote:I just saw my Yale financial aid offer today for the 2011-2012 academic year. Can I expect the same amount for all three years?


Yes, approximately; I think you might be asked to take out marginally a bit more in loans each successive year. The biggest change would be that if you take a high-paying summer associate gig, you'll be expected to contribute most (all but about $6,000) of that money the next year; that policy is pretty similar to Harvard's...Stanford's policy (at least when I was applying 3 years ago) was slightly more generous in letting you keep a bit more of your SA earnings.

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Re: Yale Class of 2014

Postby almightypush » Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:35 pm

abitaman6363 wrote:
I just saw my Yale financial aid offer today for the 2011-2012 academic year. Can I expect the same amount for all three years?


did you receive this via mail? today?

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Re: Yale Class of 2014

Postby ImpatientlyWaiting » Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:14 pm

Pinch me. I'm in.

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Re: Yale Class of 2014

Postby unc0mm0n1 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:35 pm

oxford_don wrote:Anyone have any experience with hotels near Yale? I am looking at the Courtyard Marriott. Would consider staying with a current student if that is a possibility. Also, anyone have luck with Yale subsidizing travel? I see they just have an email to contact if you think you need a subsidy.


I recently visted and I actually stayed at someones house for only $30. I went to craiglist and looked up new haven and then looked up temporary housing. They had a couple of places. It might be a little different for ASW though. Oh and I'm not going, Yale is amazing and more impressive than even I figured. It's not the place for me, but for you guys fortunate enough to be going I thought it was amazing!

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Re: Yale Class of 2014

Postby abitaman6363 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 6:48 pm

unc0mm0n1 wrote:
oxford_don wrote:Anyone have any experience with hotels near Yale? I am looking at the Courtyard Marriott. Would consider staying with a current student if that is a possibility. Also, anyone have luck with Yale subsidizing travel? I see they just have an email to contact if you think you need a subsidy.


I recently visted and I actually stayed at someones house for only $30. I went to craiglist and looked up new haven and then looked up temporary housing. They had a couple of places. It might be a little different for ASW though. Oh and I'm not going, Yale is amazing and more impressive than even I figured. It's not the place for me, but for you guys fortunate enough to be going I thought it was amazing!


If you don't mind me asking, why didn't you think it's the place for you?

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Re: Yale Class of 2014

Postby notanumber » Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:08 pm

unc0mm0n1 wrote:
oxford_don wrote:Anyone have any experience with hotels near Yale? I am looking at the Courtyard Marriott. Would consider staying with a current student if that is a possibility. Also, anyone have luck with Yale subsidizing travel? I see they just have an email to contact if you think you need a subsidy.


I recently visted and I actually stayed at someones house for only $30. I went to craiglist and looked up new haven and then looked up temporary housing. They had a couple of places. It might be a little different for ASW though. Oh and I'm not going, Yale is amazing and more impressive than even I figured. It's not the place for me, but for you guys fortunate enough to be going I thought it was amazing!


Sorry to hear that you're not coming to YLS, but Harvard is a great school (there's an understatement) and they'll be lucky to have you. Have fun in Boston.

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Re: Yale Class of 2014

Postby unc0mm0n1 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:23 pm

abitaman6363 wrote:[
If you don't mind me asking, why didn't you think it's the place for you?


First of all I kinda hate posting the reason I choose one law school in another law schools' thread but I got some Pm's about it and I figured I'd just answer it once and for all. First off I've been to both Boston and New Haven. Being from a big city but getting my undergrad and masters in smaller college towns I've experienced both types of lifestyle. I think I will enjoy Boston more than New Haven. Although visiting New Haven did put a lot of my nightmares to bed, it really is a nice town and it's not that far from NYC. Also I'm a veteran and with the yellow ribbon program Harvard is free for me. Completely free not just tuition everything, while Yale has this program it won't be free for me. I also plan on getting an MBA and Harvard JD/MBA> Yale JD/MBA (in my opinion). It will also be easier for my signifcant other to get a job in Boston than in New Haven. Another thing that is important to me is the strong Harvard BLSA not to mention the successes of past black graduates. I also like the bigger network esp. in non traditional career paths and I have zero interest in academia. Lastly even though I hate to admit it, the lay prestige is kinda cool. My mom actually started crying when she heard I got in. Yale is an amazing school and opens up a ton of doors. I will always keep my acceptance letter and for those who choose to go you're probably going to have a great experience the next three years. It's just not the best choice for me.




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