Yale 2011 applicants

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tgir
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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby tgir » Sat Jan 22, 2011 4:12 pm

From the Twitter account: "Just when you thought Saturday was safe... Lots of offers today."

Gah!!

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby Knock » Sat Jan 22, 2011 4:14 pm

tgir wrote:From the Twitter account: "Just when you thought Saturday was safe... Lots of offers today."

Gah!!


Lol wow, crazy. Good luck Tgir and other people with real shots!

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby arism87 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 4:40 pm

Knock wrote:
tgir wrote:From the Twitter account: "Just when you thought Saturday was safe... Lots of offers today."

Gah!!


Lol wow, crazy. Good luck Tgir and other people with real shots!


lol what is "lots" for Yale? 5?

:)

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby tgir » Sat Jan 22, 2011 4:42 pm

arism87 wrote:
Knock wrote:
tgir wrote:From the Twitter account: "Just when you thought Saturday was safe... Lots of offers today."

Gah!!


Lol wow, crazy. Good luck Tgir and other people with real shots!


lol what is "lots" for Yale? 5?

:)


Hahaha, yeah...maybe 10?

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby hjag » Sat Jan 22, 2011 4:44 pm

Hey all, I applied about a week ago and have yet to see a status checker! How long did it take you guys to get it?

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby Knock » Sat Jan 22, 2011 4:45 pm

hjag wrote:Hey all, I applied about a week ago and have yet to see a status checker! How long did it take you guys to get it?


I don't think Y has a status checker. Correct me if i'm wrong though.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby tgir » Sat Jan 22, 2011 4:45 pm

hjag wrote:Hey all, I applied about a week ago and have yet to see a status checker! How long did it take you guys to get it?


Yale doesn't give anyone a status checker. :-(

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby hjag » Sat Jan 22, 2011 4:59 pm

tgir wrote:
hjag wrote:Hey all, I applied about a week ago and have yet to see a status checker! How long did it take you guys to get it?


Yale doesn't give anyone a status checker. :-(


Gosh, they sure like to be the different ones, don't they? Semi-rolling admissions + no status checker. I guess their No. 1 status warrants it...

Thanks for the reply, anyhoo. :D

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby Wannabelawyer101 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 5:16 pm

hjag wrote:
tgir wrote:
hjag wrote:Hey all, I applied about a week ago and have yet to see a status checker! How long did it take you guys to get it?


Yale doesn't give anyone a status checker. :-(


Gosh, they sure like to be the different ones, don't they? Semi-rolling admissions + no status checker. I guess their No. 1 status warrants it...

Thanks for the reply, anyhoo. :D


You should get a complete e-mail though - mine took about 3-4 weeks.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby rm61 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 5:23 pm

*Shakes fist at Twitter, false sense of comfort and silent cell phone *

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby tgir » Sat Jan 22, 2011 5:27 pm

rm61 wrote:*Shakes fist at Twitter, false sense of comfort and silent cell phone *


+1

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby Zatarra » Sat Jan 22, 2011 5:46 pm

tgir wrote:
rm61 wrote:*Shakes fist at Twitter, false sense of comfort and silent cell phone *


+1



Sigh, the fact that YLS dings/waitlists a decent number of SLS+HLS admits makes me feel a tiny bit better about an increasingly likely YLS ding, but I still can't help thinking I screwed up my YLS app somehow!

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby tgir » Sat Jan 22, 2011 5:49 pm

Zatarra wrote:
tgir wrote:
rm61 wrote:*Shakes fist at Twitter, false sense of comfort and silent cell phone *


+1



Sigh, the fact that YLS dings/waitlists a decent number of SLS+HLS admits makes me feel a tiny bit better about an increasingly likely YLS ding, but I still can't help thinking I screwed up my YLS app somehow!


Yeah, I feel exactly the same way. It's just sort of maddening not to have any real insight into what their admissions criteria are.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby almightypush » Sat Jan 22, 2011 6:06 pm

tgir wrote:
rm61 wrote:*Shakes fist at Twitter, false sense of comfort and silent cell phone *


+1


it's almost to the point where i'm angry at my phone for just... sitting there. *sigh* so sad.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby rm61 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 7:06 pm

almightypush wrote:
tgir wrote:
rm61 wrote:*Shakes fist at Twitter, false sense of comfort and silent cell phone *


+1


it's almost to the point where i'm angry at my phone for just... sitting there. *sigh* so sad.


Agreed. And I wish they would define "lots." 2? 12?

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby hoopla14 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 7:13 pm

Perhaps I should have known it wasn't possible because I haven't gotten the complete email yet, but I got a call from a 203 number today and had a quick panic attack before the person asked if I had a minute to answer some questions about my familiarity with the news. Not cool, random Connecticut survey givers.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby tgir » Sat Jan 22, 2011 7:17 pm

hoopla14 wrote:Perhaps I should have known it wasn't possible because I haven't gotten the complete email yet, but I got a call from a 203 number today and had a quick panic attack before the person asked if I had a minute to answer some questions about my familiarity with the news. Not cool, random Connecticut survey givers.


Wow. That would be awful.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby tgir » Sat Jan 22, 2011 7:20 pm

Does anyone else think it strange that no one on TLS or LSN has reported a January admittance yet? I mean, Yale has had at least 3 days with admit calls in January.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby Zatarra » Sat Jan 22, 2011 7:33 pm

tgir wrote:Does anyone else think it strange that no one on TLS or LSN has reported a January admittance yet? I mean, Yale has had at least 3 days with admit calls in January.


Agreed, although looking over LSN's data from last year, there didn't seem to be too many admits in the same early/mid-Jan time frame, and things kicked off a little later, so it's probably just a fluke. Either that, or they've outed all of us, and decided that, aside from those first admits, LSN/TLS participation is now a total deal breaker! :p

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby tgir » Sat Jan 22, 2011 7:36 pm

Zatarra wrote:
tgir wrote:Does anyone else think it strange that no one on TLS or LSN has reported a January admittance yet? I mean, Yale has had at least 3 days with admit calls in January.


Agreed, although looking over LSN's data from last year, there didn't seem to be too many admits in the same early/mid-Jan time frame, and things kicked off a little later, so it's probably just a fluke. Either that, or they've outed all of us, and decided that, aside from those first admits, LSN/TLS participation is now a total deal breaker! :p


O_O Dear God...what have I done?!

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby almightypush » Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:02 pm

tgir wrote:
hoopla14 wrote:Perhaps I should have known it wasn't possible because I haven't gotten the complete email yet, but I got a call from a 203 number today and had a quick panic attack before the person asked if I had a minute to answer some questions about my familiarity with the news. Not cool, random Connecticut survey givers.


Wow. That would be awful.


seriously... can't tell whether i would curse or cry in that situation. probably some embarrassing combination of the two.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby dianaw » Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:51 pm

almightypush wrote:
tgir wrote:
hoopla14 wrote:Perhaps I should have known it wasn't possible because I haven't gotten the complete email yet, but I got a call from a 203 number today and had a quick panic attack before the person asked if I had a minute to answer some questions about my familiarity with the news. Not cool, random Connecticut survey givers.


Wow. That would be awful.


seriously... can't tell whether i would curse or cry in that situation. probably some embarrassing combination of the two.


I seriously hope this is not the case haha, as my username would be soooooo easy to crack......i knew I should've gone w/ a better pseudonym....

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby chasgoose » Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:49 pm

If it helps, most Yale phone numbers go (203) 432-xxxx. At least that was the case when I was there a few years ago...

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby Zatarra » Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:05 pm

So, anyone know what Yale seems to prefer as far as LOCIs/App updates go? The original 'complete' email seemed to indicate inquiries and updates would be unhelpful, but did not address 'legitimate' updates. Of course, my situation isn't terribly different from late October, but I'd hate not to do everything conceivably possible! ;)

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby JeNeRegretteRien » Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:34 pm

Zatarra wrote:So, anyone know what Yale seems to prefer as far as LOCIs/App updates go? The original 'complete' email seemed to indicate inquiries and updates would be unhelpful, but did not address 'legitimate' updates. Of course, my situation isn't terribly different from late October, but I'd hate not to do everything conceivably possible! ;)


The bottom line is that it's a tightrope, but if you do send an LOCI, only send ONE. http://blogs.law.yale.edu/blogs/admissi ... alker.aspx

You can probably get away with more than one genuine UPDATE, if they truly are UPDATES with materially new information (new LSAT score, major award, publication).

In the end, it depends on the candidate, the content of the LOCI/Update, and the art/tact with which it's done, and probably the timing. It can help, but it can also definitely hurt. AR seems skeptical, but clearly if they already like your candidacy, and the update / LOCI is material and well-executed, it can only help. If your candidacy is circling the drain, it may sink it, or it may save it, depending on the content and quality of the update.

It's like writing - most good writers should and do follow the stern and skeptical guidelines on style, but great writers often and necessarily don't. It just depends on the framing, the execution and, frustratingly, the result....




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