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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby jdstl » Wed Dec 29, 2010 4:48 am

If we are early applicants (complete 10/29 here) are we pretty much out of luck having not heard by the end of December, at least until the class is filled out in late March?

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby Knock » Wed Dec 29, 2010 4:53 am

jdstl wrote:If we are early applicants (complete 10/29 here) are we pretty much out of luck having not heard by the end of December, at least until the class is filled out in late March?


No.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby jdstl » Wed Dec 29, 2010 4:55 am

Knock wrote:
jdstl wrote:If we are early applicants (complete 10/29 here) are we pretty much out of luck having not heard by the end of December, at least until the class is filled out in late March?


No.


Good! :)

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby tomwatts » Wed Dec 29, 2010 5:32 am

Just to fill out the "No" a little more...

I did an analysis of this back on page 7, but the relevant portion for this is that LSN reported an admit last cycle on 1/6 who was complete on 10/9. There was also a 2/1 admit who was complete on 10/22. Then, yeah, there was a 3/26 admit who was complete on 10/23. So it's scattered all over the place: January, February, March, who knows.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby jdstl » Wed Dec 29, 2010 4:03 pm

tomwatts wrote:Just to fill out the "No" a little more...

I did an analysis of this back on page 7, but the relevant portion for this is that LSN reported an admit last cycle on 1/6 who was complete on 10/9. There was also a 2/1 admit who was complete on 10/22. Then, yeah, there was a 3/26 admit who was complete on 10/23. So it's scattered all over the place: January, February, March, who knows.


Whoa, somehow I missed your incredible breakdown when reading through the thread, thanks!

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby brunonian » Thu Dec 30, 2010 3:55 am

Isn't it the case that most of the admits happen post-January because of the whole send the apps to three professors deal? And the people who hear in December are those whom Asha admits without putting them through that rigamarole (in other words, at Yale not hearing until later is quite common even if you apply early?)?

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby fastforward » Thu Dec 30, 2010 2:46 pm

Here's an old post from Asha's blog that provides a comprehensive explanation of Yale's unique admissions process. This enigmatic process explains the crazy quilt that is the YLS graph on LSN. Also, you will see her mention frequently that the timing of your application submission does not affect your prospects for admission, which also explains the unpredictability in the timing of the admissions decisions.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby jdstl » Thu Dec 30, 2010 6:08 pm

fastforward wrote:Here's an old post from Asha's blog that provides a comprehensive explanation of Yale's unique admissions process. This enigmatic process explains the crazy quilt that is the YLS graph on LSN. Also, you will see her mention frequently that the timing of your application submission does not affect your prospects for admission, which also explains the unpredictability in the timing of the admissions decisions.


Interesting. It's tough to shift from trying to divine the H process, which is so timing focused (though less, it seems, under JR than under TS), and the timing-independent Yale process.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby Fresh » Sat Jan 01, 2011 4:23 pm

how long did it take you guys to get status checkerz?

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby r6_philly » Sat Jan 01, 2011 4:50 pm

Fresh wrote:how long did it take you guys to get status checkerz?


There is no checker.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby Fresh » Sat Jan 01, 2011 4:57 pm

r6_philly wrote:
Fresh wrote:how long did it take you guys to get status checkerz?


There is no checker.


so you're still waiting?

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby r6_philly » Sat Jan 01, 2011 5:04 pm

Fresh wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
Fresh wrote:how long did it take you guys to get status checkerz?


There is no checker.


so you're still waiting?


I suppose, not actively though.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby dbrddr » Sat Jan 01, 2011 5:25 pm

Just came across an "Ask Asha" post about her own experience taking the LSAT. I don't feel bad for having laughed a little as I read it, given how successful she's been: (from http://blogs.law.yale.edu/blogs/admissi ... 07/09.aspx)

(203) wrote: Finally, let me add a personal note about getting too anxious about the LSAT. Sometimes, when I am wading through hundreds of LSDAS reports, I have flashbacks to my own LSAT trauma back in 1995 (you don’t need to do the math, I’m 32). It was the last section, and I felt really good, having just eaten the Rice Krispies treat I had diligently packed for energy over the break. I sped through the last section just in time, sat back, and handed my test to the proctor…only to notice to my horror as I handed over the test that I HAD BUBBLED 27 ANSWERS TO 26 QUESTIONS. Yeah, those words went through my mind, too.

Whatever I wrote in the writing portion was jibberish, since at that point I was sobbing uncontrollably. I went home, tortured myself over whether to cancel my score, ultimately decided to keep it (it was the September test, see paragraph 2), and then spent the next six weeks wearing sweatpants and staring at the ceiling of my dorm room. This was back when you had to wait for your results to come in the mail. Yes, like in an envelope.

Anyway, the story ends well, i.e., I got into law school (though I still have major issues with Scantron answer sheets). The point is that I was once a neurotic law school applicant myself, and in the words of a famous Yalie, I feel your pain. But it’ll be fine…trust me.
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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby LinzerTorte » Mon Jan 03, 2011 12:12 pm

I know that TLS is totally the wrong forum for this question, since it is filled with early early applicants, but how late is too late for Yale? I know people say "oh it's not rolling like everything else is," but I have been dithering over my 250 for almost a month now.

Should I throw in the towel at this point? I know there is no way I'm getting in, but I figured that I would apply anyway. Have I lost the window of opportunity to get an application even looked at?

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby tomwatts » Mon Jan 03, 2011 6:17 pm

Checking my notes on page 7...

It appears that about a quarter of LSN reported Yale admits last year were complete in February or March. Definitely not too late, but you do want to get on it soon.

For those keeping score, Yale's Twitter indicated before break that there would be more admits this week. No sign as yet, I think, but it's early obviously).

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby theadw » Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:13 pm

LinzerTorte wrote:I know that TLS is totally the wrong forum for this question, since it is filled with early early applicants, but how late is too late for Yale? I know people say "oh it's not rolling like everything else is," but I have been dithering over my 250 for almost a month now.

Should I throw in the towel at this point? I know there is no way I'm getting in, but I figured that I would apply anyway. Have I lost the window of opportunity to get an application even looked at?


I hadn't applied yet, and I did all right.

Don't be so pessimistic.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby notanumber » Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:15 am

theadw wrote:
LinzerTorte wrote:I know that TLS is totally the wrong forum for this question, since it is filled with early early applicants, but how late is too late for Yale? I know people say "oh it's not rolling like everything else is," but I have been dithering over my 250 for almost a month now.

Should I throw in the towel at this point? I know there is no way I'm getting in, but I figured that I would apply anyway. Have I lost the window of opportunity to get an application even looked at?


I hadn't applied yet, and I did all right.

Don't be so pessimistic.


+1

This time last year I was just finishing up my law school applications. And I thought I was ahead of the curve (it was before I found TLS). You'll be fine.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby Ragged » Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:37 am

Still working on my 250! Damn... I'm a procrustinator.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby LinzerTorte » Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:43 am

Thanks everyone! I wasn't being pessimistic, just trying to see if it was worth it to send in an app from a timing perspective. I have some decisions I am happy about, so I'm not in total freakout mode or anything.

Ragged wrote:Still working on my 250! Damn... I'm a procrustinator.


+100000000

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby Knock » Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:47 am

Ragged wrote:Still working on my 250! Damn... I'm a procrastinator.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby Knock » Tue Jan 04, 2011 4:07 am

Any Yalies interested in editing my 250? It may need some significant rewrites, fair warning.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby TheTallOne0602 » Tue Jan 04, 2011 4:38 am

Knock wrote:Any Yalies interested in editing my 250? It may need some significant rewrites, fair warning.


Sure. I'm not a Yalie yet, per se, but I got in, so...

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby Knock » Tue Jan 04, 2011 4:41 am

TheTallOne0602 wrote:
Knock wrote:Any Yalies interested in editing my 250? It may need some significant rewrites, fair warning.


Sure. I'm not a Yalie yet, per se, but I got in, so...


Thanks, pm'd!

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby pennyloafer17 » Tue Jan 04, 2011 3:34 pm

Ragged wrote:Still working on my 250! Damn... I'm a procrustinator.


Ba that was the worst part of the whole thing...so hard

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby LinzerTorte » Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:07 pm

I've been avoiding mine for the past couple of days.

I think I might just start over (again!). I keep hoping that every time I open up the document, I will have sleep-written it and it will be brilliant.




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