Does anyone know if YLS will be sending out further decisions by email or by mail? Do you think it's hopeless at this point?
I was waitlisted three years ago and have since become a comparatively much better applicant and fit for YLS, despite a chronic illness. I declined the waitlist back then in favor of attending Princeton for a small PhD program that pretty often sends students to YLS before finishing their dissertations back at P-ton. This year, I only applied to YLS (my application only went complete last week w/ Dean's Cert) in part because it's the only school with a faculty member who fits my particular dissertation research interests and because my partner is researching and collaborating at a different department at Yale next year. After some communication with faculty in his corresponding department at Yale, he's looking to be placed there in a tenure-track job the year after next. Ahh... the disappointment of a probable outright rejection this time around is devastating. It's hard to interpret the silence from YLS more optimistically... Is anyone else in a this kind of situation (super late app completion, partner situation, or prior waitlist)? I'm confused about being a better applicant this time around without any news...
Also, the class size has since increased by ~25 since I last applied so I was feeling a lot more optimistic a few months ago.
I really hope the rest of you who haven't heard yet are hanging in there!