Yale 2011 applicants

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby NikaneOkie » Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:00 pm

samsonyte16 wrote:I think the odds of acceptance are significantly lower after this week, but judging by past cycles a few more people will sneak in near the deadline. Maybe all the "12"s are in and they are still figuring out which "11"s to let through?


What's the deadline?

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby d34d9823 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:12 pm

samsonyte16 wrote:I think the odds of acceptance are significantly lower after this week, but judging by past cycles a few more people will sneak in near the deadline. Maybe all the "12"s are in and they are still figuring out which "11"s to let through?

Judging by past cycles isn't accurate because they extended the deadline this year.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby samsonyte16 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:22 pm

Sorry--I meant the deposit deadline around the end of April. And yeah--agreed on the timing being different because of the extension. My general point was just that a few more people do get in after the big wave in march.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby cucullu » Sun Mar 27, 2011 1:22 pm

A while back Yale communicated that they would have decisions out by late March/early April. That said, is there anything to be gained/lost (perhaps by being annoying) in notifying Yale of an upcoming (April 15) scholarship decision deadline?

Yes, I would have to withdraw all my other acceptances and applications. (And how can you withdraw from Yale without KNOWING?)

If the consensus is to go for it, then is the preferred method e-mail or hard copy letter? Thanks in advance Team Yale.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby ams » Sun Mar 27, 2011 1:32 pm

cucullu wrote:A while back Yale communicated that they would have decisions out by late March/early April. That said, is there anything to be gained/lost (perhaps by being annoying) in notifying Yale of an upcoming (April 15) scholarship decision deadline?

Yes, I would have to withdraw all my other acceptances and applications. (And how can you withdraw from Yale without KNOWING?)

If the consensus is to go for it, then is the preferred method e-mail or hard copy letter? Thanks in advance Team Yale.


Have you asked the other school to extend its deadline? I think people have done this successfully before. Personally, I think scholarship deadlines should just be the same everywhere, but I don't make the rules...I think on Asha's blog it says something like you are welcome to let them know if you have a looming scholarship deadline, and they will put a note of that in your file. But that doesn't necessarily mean they will be able to render a decision faster. They might be able to notify you faster, maybe by emailing you immediately rather than waiting until the next day to call you. If you look in the blog you should find this somewhere.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby juliachild-ish » Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:01 pm

I also have a question about scholarship deadlines. It's only worth notifying Yale about them if they're binding offers, right? I've been offered two major scholarships, neither of which require that I withdraw other applications, only that I put down deposits by April 15th. So when everyone else is talking about notifying Yale of a pending scholarship deadline, it's only because accepting the scholarship would require withdrawing any other apps, correct? Just wanted to clarify.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby d34d9823 » Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:54 pm

juliachild-ish wrote:I also have a question about scholarship deadlines. It's only worth notifying Yale about them if they're binding offers, right? I've been offered two major scholarships, neither of which require that I withdraw other applications, only that I put down deposits by April 15th. So when everyone else is talking about notifying Yale of a pending scholarship deadline, it's only because accepting the scholarship would require withdrawing any other apps, correct? Just wanted to clarify.

This is my understanding, although I think a lot of people would want to know before depositing. That's a lot of money to throw away.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby cucullu » Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:15 pm

ams wrote:
cucullu wrote:A while back Yale communicated that they would have decisions out by late March/early April. That said, is there anything to be gained/lost (perhaps by being annoying) in notifying Yale of an upcoming (April 15) scholarship decision deadline?

Yes, I would have to withdraw all my other acceptances and applications. (And how can you withdraw from Yale without KNOWING?)

If the consensus is to go for it, then is the preferred method e-mail or hard copy letter? Thanks in advance Team Yale.


Have you asked the other school to extend its deadline? I think people have done this successfully before. Personally, I think scholarship deadlines should just be the same everywhere, but I don't make the rules...I think on Asha's blog it says something like you are welcome to let them know if you have a looming scholarship deadline, and they will put a note of that in your file. But that doesn't necessarily mean they will be able to render a decision faster. They might be able to notify you faster, maybe by emailing you immediately rather than waiting until the next day to call you. If you look in the blog you should find this somewhere.


Mmm, now I remember reading this too. Okay team, what shall it be: e-mail or hard copy?

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby d34d9823 » Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:16 pm

cucullu wrote:Mmm, now I remember reading this too. Okay team, what shall it be: e-mail or hard copy?

Call and ask? Generally I believe in giving people things in the format they want it.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby nadopretz » Sun Mar 27, 2011 4:37 pm

d34dluk3 wrote:
cucullu wrote:Mmm, now I remember reading this too. Okay team, what shall it be: e-mail or hard copy?

Call and ask? Generally I believe in giving people things in the format they want it.

They told me email. Good luck!

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby godofcoffee » Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:12 pm

Just thought I'd let people know I was admitted today. Complete late Feb.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby 123kl » Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:15 pm

godofcoffee wrote:Just thought I'd let people know I was admitted today. Complete late Feb.

Congrats! I'm also complete late Feb, so I guess he rejection is coming soon!

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby neonx » Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:31 pm

godofcoffee wrote:Just thought I'd let people know I was admitted today. Complete late Feb.


Congratulations! Amazing.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby CapHillLove » Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:34 pm

Hey guys! I got in today too! Totally totally stunned.

But they're definitely churning them out, so watch those phones! :)

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby godofcoffee » Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:36 pm

neonx wrote:
godofcoffee wrote:Just thought I'd let people know I was admitted today. Complete late Feb.


Congratulations! Amazing.


Thanks! I'm really psyched. And yeah, 8 members have been added to the Facebook group in the past day, so it looks like it's happening.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby Kaitlyn » Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:41 pm

godofcoffee wrote:
neonx wrote:
godofcoffee wrote:Just thought I'd let people know I was admitted today. Complete late Feb.


Congratulations! Amazing.


Thanks! I'm really psyched. And yeah, 8 members have been added to the Facebook group in the past day, so it looks like it's happening.


Congratulations, guys, that's amazing!! Looks like this upcoming week will be the last big push. Thank God, I'll have Columbia's ASP to distract me from agonized phone-watching (though I'm still holding out for you until the bitter end, Yale. Call me!).

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby onebiglie » Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:40 pm

anyone who has been accepted recently feel like sharing your numbers?

also, anyone have any idea what percent of those wait-listed typically end up being admitted?

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby ams » Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:41 pm

onebiglie wrote:anyone who has been accepted recently feel like sharing your numbers?


+ 1000

edit: I think the percentage of those on the WL that end up getting admitted is pretty high. The wait list isn't too big and there are a lot of deferrals.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby CapHillLove » Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:46 pm

ams wrote:
onebiglie wrote:anyone who has been accepted recently feel like sharing your numbers?


+ 1000


I would be happy to if you message me!

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby godofcoffee » Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:10 am

My numbers are roughly 3.95 and 175. I know I just got into my top-choice school, but I still like to remain mysterious.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby cucullu » Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:44 am

godofcoffee wrote:My numbers are roughly 3.95 and 175. I know I just got into my top-choice school, but I still like to remain mysterious.


Do it! Thanks for being willing to share a ball park. (Although, while those are fantastic numbers, we all know they're just a piece of the picture of your successful application.) Many congrats!

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby drums! » Tue Mar 29, 2011 6:08 pm

Alright people,

I'm anticipating a rejection, like most people. Yale is the only top school to which I applied in the interest of saving as much money as possible.

My numbers are as follows: 3.5/165 - is it worth it at all to wait it out despite deposit and scholarship deadlines approaching? Thoughts!?!?!

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Mar 29, 2011 6:12 pm

@drums!: Just this month you posted your stats as 2.8 GPA & 165 LSAT. How did your GPA rise so much in three weeks ?

P.S. Also see that you posted your stats as a 3.5 GPA & 167 LSAT.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby tgir » Tue Mar 29, 2011 6:39 pm

The Facebook group count is at 189! Any hope left?

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby Zatarra » Tue Mar 29, 2011 6:46 pm

Ruh-roh... given the extreme likelihood that not every single person admitted is on that group, that only leaves a few slots left! Hrrmph. Anybody else out there still alive from *gulp* November and before? Readying myself for the ding, or WL (or perhaps Yale would take some degree of pleasure in making one last round of calls during Stanford's ASW? :twisted: ) Que sera sera!




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