Yale 2011 applicants

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The Stig
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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby The Stig » Mon Nov 01, 2010 12:13 am

crossingforHYS wrote:isnt yale ...not really rolling admissions....


yeah, though many schools mention that there is a "slight" advantage in applying early, yale specifically says (in multiple places) that it does not matter. the faculty review process is the same, and the standards are the same.

that said - if you look at the decision dates chart, they definitely do rolling notification for some people (aka when they decide you are in, they let you know)...


EDIT: and this is why I *still* haven't finished my application :oops:
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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby crossingforHYS » Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:55 am

The Stig wrote:
crossingforHYS wrote:isnt yale ...not really rolling admissions....


yeah, though many schools mention that there is a "slight" advantage in applying early, yale specifically says (in multiple places) that it does not matter. the faculty review process is the same, and the standards are the same.

that said - if you look at the decision dates chart, they definitely do rolling notification for some people (aka when they decide you are in, they let you know)...

hmm. Good to know! thank you! I was waiting to apply b/c of my deans certificates and also I have a snowballs chance in hell.....so I figured applying later wont hurt...:)

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby jdstl » Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:03 pm

So will we ever get a status checker or anything?

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby r6_philly » Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:20 pm

jdstl wrote:So will we ever get a status checker or anything?


No. Next time you hear from them will be your decision. By phone if accepted.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby lotus924 » Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:33 am

dbrddr wrote:Sent my app on 10/26. No communication as of yet. I didn't agonize too much over the 250--the topic came to me on a Friday night, and I finished writing and editing it the next morning.


lucky you!! :wink:

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby mildlyironic » Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:13 am

r6_philly wrote:
jdstl wrote:So will we ever get a status checker or anything?


No. Next time you hear from them will be your decision. By phone if accepted.


...Crap. So if we're international, will they shell out for said international phone call or just go with an email you think?

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby catsparka » Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:30 am

Has anyone gotten a package from Yale in the mail? Not an acceptance package obviously (how I wish that were the case) but I got one with sample personal statements and sample 250s.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby lotus924 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:48 am

mildlyironic wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
jdstl wrote:So will we ever get a status checker or anything?


No. Next time you hear from them will be your decision. By phone if accepted.


...Crap. So if we're international, will they shell out for said international phone call or just go with an email you think?


I heard from a friend who got in during the 2005 cycle that she got a phone call from the dean of admissions.

Also, H interviews candidates via phone - even the international applicants.
I see no reason why international applicants might be treated different in this regard~

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby mildlyironic » Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:58 am

lotus924 wrote:
mildlyironic wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
jdstl wrote:So will we ever get a status checker or anything?


No. Next time you hear from them will be your decision. By phone if accepted.


...Crap. So if we're international, will they shell out for said international phone call or just go with an email you think?


I heard from a friend who got in during the 2005 cycle that she got a phone call from the dean of admissions.

Also, H interviews candidates via phone - even the international applicants.
I see no reason why international applicants might be treated different in this regard~


Yeah, I had that phone interview. I got accepted by another law school via email though, so we'll see?

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby lotus924 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:18 am

mildlyironic wrote:
lotus924 wrote:
mildlyironic wrote:...Crap. So if we're international, will they shell out for said international phone call or just go with an email you think?


I heard from a friend who got in during the 2005 cycle that she got a phone call from the dean of admissions.

Also, H interviews candidates via phone - even the international applicants.
I see no reason why international applicants might be treated different in this regard~


Yeah, I had that phone interview. I got accepted by another law school via email though, so we'll see?


oh so for that school decision notifications via phone was the norm and international students got only emails huh
it's the first time i'm hearing of this

which school was that?

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby mildlyironic » Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:09 am

lotus924 wrote:
mildlyironic wrote:
lotus924 wrote:
mildlyironic wrote:...Crap. So if we're international, will they shell out for said international phone call or just go with an email you think?


I heard from a friend who got in during the 2005 cycle that she got a phone call from the dean of admissions.

Also, H interviews candidates via phone - even the international applicants.
I see no reason why international applicants might be treated different in this regard~


Yeah, I had that phone interview. I got accepted by another law school via email though, so we'll see?


oh so for that school decision notifications via phone was the norm and international students got only emails huh
it's the first time i'm hearing of this

which school was that?


Duke.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby ads222 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:14 pm

catsparka wrote:Has anyone gotten a package from Yale in the mail? Not an acceptance package obviously (how I wish that were the case) but I got one with sample personal statements and sample 250s.



I'm not applying, but I got one last year from their Latino Students Association.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby dbrddr » Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:45 pm

If this year is anything like last, (203) will tweet on days when admits receive their phone acceptances. (http://twitter.com/ylsadmissions)

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby lookingglass3 » Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:15 pm

I got their Latino package this year. Which just worked to depress me because they applications seemed so much better than mine. Stanford latino package included Resumes which were even more depressing. Puerto Rican here with a 3.75 and a 170. I'm still applying but I definitely do not feel comfortable. Just waiting for my LORs.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby catsparka » Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:38 pm

lookingglass3 wrote:I got their Latino package this year. Which just worked to depress me because they applications seemed so much better than mine. Stanford latino package included Resumes which were even more depressing. Puerto Rican here with a 3.75 and a 170. I'm still applying but I definitely do not feel comfortable. Just waiting for my LORs.


lol yeah when I read the package (I got the Pacific Islander, Asian, Native American one) my reaction was just like :shock:
I understand they sent out these packages to encourage us to apply, but I think they may actually have the opposite effect :oops:

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby brunonian » Fri Nov 26, 2010 2:55 pm

crossingforHYS wrote:isnt yale ...not really rolling admissions....


When do the first decisions usually come out??

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby tomwatts » Fri Nov 26, 2010 3:21 pm

Looks like mid-December from last year's topic. I think they clear out Asha's ~60 presumptive admits in December/January and then the rest whenever faculty get back to them in January-April... but that's just a guess based on what it was looking like in last year's topic.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby gerbal » Fri Nov 26, 2010 7:44 pm

Hi. I had a question for the people who already applied. For questions 5 on Yale's application, it tells you to list your ec activities, etc. Did you guys really just write a list of stuff you did, or did you write short descriptions as well? Thanks.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby mueh » Sun Nov 28, 2010 9:13 am

catsparka wrote:
lookingglass3 wrote:I got their Latino package this year. Which just worked to depress me because they applications seemed so much better than mine. Stanford latino package included Resumes which were even more depressing. Puerto Rican here with a 3.75 and a 170. I'm still applying but I definitely do not feel comfortable. Just waiting for my LORs.


lol yeah when I read the package (I got the Pacific Islander, Asian, Native American one) my reaction was just like :shock:
I understand they sent out these packages to encourage us to apply, but I think they may actually have the opposite effect :oops:


Does receiving this package mean anything? I also got one from PANA. I was surprised by the fact that they categorized me as a minority, while schools would normally put me in international/foreign nationality category..?

I wasn't thinking of applying to yale, but now that they've bothered themselves to send me a package, i might as well just give it a shot, albeit a very looonng one...

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby Knock » Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:05 pm

Just called Yale. Apparently you do not need Dean's Certs for community college classes you took while enrolled in a 4 year school, you took over the summer, or you took while in high school.

This is contrary to what i've been hearing anecdotally on TLS, so I thought i'd share.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby rundoxierun » Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:32 pm

Im really happy I have no reason to waste $112 on a nice rejection letter from this school.. Good luck to the rest of all you masochists.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby jdstl » Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:50 pm

tkgrrett wrote:Im really happy I have no reason to waste $112 on a nice rejection letter from this school.. Good luck to the rest of all you masochists.


The angst will be worth it if some of us get lucky and have no grades for 3 three years.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby slax » Thu Dec 02, 2010 5:46 pm

In case you didn't know, last year, Yale announced on Twitter the days it was calling admits. Here's a link if you want to follow/stalk. You can see the history of when they called last cycle.

http://twitter.com/ylsadmissions

First calls went out 12/11.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby lawschoollll » Thu Dec 02, 2010 5:48 pm

People actually get into this school?

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby arism87 » Thu Dec 02, 2010 5:48 pm

gerbal wrote:Hi. I had a question for the people who already applied. For questions 5 on Yale's application, it tells you to list your ec activities, etc. Did you guys really just write a list of stuff you did, or did you write short descriptions as well? Thanks.


Would also love to know this




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