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slax
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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby slax » Thu Dec 02, 2010 5:54 pm

lawschoollll wrote:People actually get into this school?



I think it's the same as how some people are international spies. You know they are out there, but there is very little proof to be found.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby tomwatts » Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:07 pm

slax wrote:First calls went out 12/11.

They also announced a few days before that they were going to make their first calls shortly. So if they do the same thing this year, there will be an announcement on Tuesday or Wednesday of next week that calls are going to start.

Just to give Yale hopefuls even more of a stressful time waiting. :wink:

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby eaa1537 » Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:56 pm

arism87 wrote:
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



I haven't sent in my app yet but I'm basically copying and pasting this section from my resume, which has a short description and time commitment included. However, I am still attaching my resume as well.

Also, it says "on separate sheets of paper please answer questions 4-12." What if my answer to questions like 6, 11, and 12 are simply no or not applicable? Should I really assign another electronic attachment and just say something like- No I've never been convicted of any criminal charges?

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby arism87 » Thu Dec 02, 2010 7:52 pm

Did anyone send their Dean's Cert before applying- either for Yale or Stanford? I did and I'm hoping it won't be an issue

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby dbrddr » Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:21 pm

arism87 wrote:Did anyone send their Dean's Cert before applying- either for Yale or Stanford? I did and I'm hoping it won't be an issue


About a week before. It definitely shouldn't be an issue if you've gotten the "complete" e-mail.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby arism87 » Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:25 pm

dbrddr wrote:
arism87 wrote:Did anyone send their Dean's Cert before applying- either for Yale or Stanford? I did and I'm hoping it won't be an issue


About a week before. It definitely shouldn't be an issue if you've gotten the "complete" e-mail.


On that note, how long does that take? Submitted tonight. Not that I'm excited about the process. 1% chance, approximately.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby Confused7 » Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:30 pm

I submitted on 11/10 and I'm still not complete...not that I have a chance anyway. :D

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby tgir » Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:42 pm

arism87 wrote:
dbrddr wrote:
arism87 wrote:Did anyone send their Dean's Cert before applying- either for Yale or Stanford? I did and I'm hoping it won't be an issue


About a week before. It definitely shouldn't be an issue if you've gotten the "complete" e-mail.


On that note, how long does that take? Submitted tonight. Not that I'm excited about the process. 1% chance, approximately.


Mine took 15 days to go from submission to complete. But that time period did include Thanksgiving week, so it might be shorter for you.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby Kaitlyn » Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:00 pm

Confused7 wrote:I submitted on 11/10 and I'm still not complete...not that I have a chance anyway. :D


What do you mean by "Complete"? Does Yale send out Complete emails?

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby Weirdlog » Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:08 pm

Kaitlyn wrote:
Confused7 wrote:I submitted on 11/10 and I'm still not complete...not that I have a chance anyway. :D


What do you mean by "Complete"? Does Yale send out Complete emails?


Yes, I got one a couple of days ago--and it's the last thing you get from them before hearing a decision.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby Kaitlyn » Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:14 pm

Weirdlog wrote:
Kaitlyn wrote:
Confused7 wrote:I submitted on 11/10 and I'm still not complete...not that I have a chance anyway. :D


What do you mean by "Complete"? Does Yale send out Complete emails?


Yes, I got one a couple of days ago--and it's the last thing you get from them before hearing a decision.


Thanks! Good to know.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby tgir » Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:39 pm

Weirdlog wrote:
Kaitlyn wrote:
Confused7 wrote:I submitted on 11/10 and I'm still not complete...not that I have a chance anyway. :D


What do you mean by "Complete"? Does Yale send out Complete emails?


Yes, I got one a couple of days ago--and it's the last thing you get from them before hearing a decision.


So that means no online status checker? If so, this is going to be agonizing. Doesn't Yale understand the sorts of tools that neurotic people require to maintain sanity?!

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby Confused7 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:45 pm

Nope, no status checker. Should I call their office to see what's up with my app? It's been almost a month now and no word...

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby r6_philly » Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:13 pm

Confused7 wrote:Nope, no status checker. Should I call their office to see what's up with my app? It's been almost a month now and no word...


When did you send your certification? I don't think they send out the complete email until everything including all certification letters are in. Only took a little over a week for me to go complete but I had all the forms sent ahead of time.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby Confused7 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:20 pm

r6_philly wrote:
Confused7 wrote:Nope, no status checker. Should I call their office to see what's up with my app? It's been almost a month now and no word...


When did you send your certification? I don't think they send out the complete email until everything including all certification letters are in. Only took a little over a week for me to go complete but I had all the forms sent ahead of time.


Certification was sent electronically from my UG last week. Even if they update their records once a week, they should have gotten everything from me by now...

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby r6_philly » Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:24 pm

Confused7 wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
Confused7 wrote:Nope, no status checker. Should I call their office to see what's up with my app? It's been almost a month now and no word...


When did you send your certification? I don't think they send out the complete email until everything including all certification letters are in. Only took a little over a week for me to go complete but I had all the forms sent ahead of time.


Certification was sent electronically from my UG last week. Even if they update their records once a week, they should have gotten everything from me by now...


They have never been known as being speedy - and last week was Thanksgiving week. I expect you to be getting your complete email next week.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby Confused7 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:32 pm

r6_philly wrote:
Confused7 wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
Confused7 wrote:Nope, no status checker. Should I call their office to see what's up with my app? It's been almost a month now and no word...


When did you send your certification? I don't think they send out the complete email until everything including all certification letters are in. Only took a little over a week for me to go complete but I had all the forms sent ahead of time.


Certification was sent electronically from my UG last week. Even if they update their records once a week, they should have gotten everything from me by now...


They have never been known as being speedy - and last week was Thanksgiving week. I expect you to be getting your complete email next week.


Hm, okay. I hope you're right! I'll try to be a bit more patient and wait until next week. :P

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby r6_philly » Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:36 pm

Confused7 wrote:
Hm, okay. I hope you're right! I'll try to be a bit more patient and wait until next week. :P



I think it was said most applications come in Feb. I wouldn't worry until new years because they are still taking their time processing/reviewing.

ETA: Yale is not a decision that I would stalk...

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby Confused7 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:43 pm

r6_philly wrote:
Confused7 wrote:
Hm, okay. I hope you're right! I'll try to be a bit more patient and wait until next week. :P



I think it was said most applications come in Feb. I wouldn't worry until new years because they are still taking their time processing/reviewing.

ETA: Yale is not a decision that I would stalk...


Yeah I know...my chances are so so small anyway. Oh wellz.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby theadw » Fri Dec 03, 2010 6:44 pm

arism87 wrote:
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


Last year, I wrote my responses to this question like so: From MonthX, YearX — MonthY, YearY, I was the [title] of/at [organization]. [In this capacity/During this time/Some other phrase], I [did stuff].

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby shanemahsa » Sat Dec 04, 2010 12:07 am

slax wrote:
lawschoollll wrote:People actually get into this school?



I think it's the same as how some people are international spies. You know they are out there, but there is very little proof to be found.

:lol: :lol:
Didn't get in last year--not reapplying. Good luck to everyone!

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby r6_philly » Sat Dec 04, 2010 11:28 am

All your technical questions answered:

http://blogs.law.yale.edu/blogs/admissi ... tters.aspx

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby arism87 » Sat Dec 04, 2010 12:49 pm

r6_philly wrote:All your technical questions answered:

http://blogs.law.yale.edu/blogs/admissi ... tters.aspx


Awesome, 2 days after I submit.. :D

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby r6_philly » Sat Dec 04, 2010 3:10 pm

arism87 wrote:
r6_philly wrote:All your technical questions answered:

http://blogs.law.yale.edu/blogs/admissi ... tters.aspx


Awesome, 2 days after I submit.. :D


Yes I was thinking about you when I was reading it. You can always update though, it won't go complete for another week or two.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby arism87 » Sat Dec 04, 2010 3:17 pm

r6_philly wrote:
arism87 wrote:
r6_philly wrote:All your technical questions answered:

http://blogs.law.yale.edu/blogs/admissi ... tters.aspx


Awesome, 2 days after I submit.. :D


Yes I was thinking about you when I was reading it. You can always update though, it won't go complete for another week or two.


Lol! Funny how people recognize me for my stress over Yale when I have next to no chance of admission. Anyway I think it's okay the way I did it, according to the post. Thanks for sharing!




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