Yale 2011 applicants

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Knock
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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby Knock » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:40 am

cardinals1989 wrote:
intheend wrote:Just to reassure you guys, I sent in an email (pretty clumsily worded given my extreme levels of stress) correcting what in retrospect was a "minor error" within a week of going under review and used the word "error" in almost every sentence of the 6 that I wrote. They replied saying that they would add the email to my file as clarification. And I thought I was headed for straight ding. Turns out they actually do care more about the substance of your application than formatting choice/small errors as Dean Rangappa clarifies under "Technical Matters." In short, send an email with the corrections, and breathe easier.

Good luck everyone!

PS - Similar emails to Stanford and Columbia as well, and things worked out pretty well.


I kind of want to be you right now. :D

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby mildlyironic » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:00 am

Out in Japan. Guess I'll be going to the H-bomb.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby Nulli Secundus » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:12 am

d34dluk3 wrote:Yeah, but if I did the same calc for what % of each class can get Wachtell, I think we both know what the outcome would be.


Any percentage based comparison will be favoring Yale because of the smaller class size. Since we do not know the amount of people in that H class that desired clerkship more than anything else, we cannot really compare the two numbers. (If say, 110 H graduates actually wanted clerkship over firm offers, one might say 104 / 110 is greater than anything Yale can offer. See I can make up numbers as well :) )

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby daisyduke » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:36 pm

sonervous88 wrote:
rm61 wrote:anddd...empty mailbox.

It's weird holding my breath for a letter NOT to come.



+1 i was sure i was getting dinged first wave


haha agreed. I am feeling the same way. How many rounds of dings are there for people who submitted in early/October?

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby sonervous88 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:40 pm

daisyduke wrote:
sonervous88 wrote:
rm61 wrote:anddd...empty mailbox.

It's weird holding my breath for a letter NOT to come.



+1 i was sure i was getting dinged first wave


haha agreed. I am feeling the same way. How many rounds of dings are there for people who submitted in early/October?


not a clue. should i take it as a good sign that i haven't heard no yet?

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby slax » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:48 pm

Got a letter from Yale. Looks like a Yale rejection on the same day I finally get a jr1. Oh the irony. :roll:

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby sonervous88 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:49 pm

slax wrote:Got a letter from Yale. Looks like a Yale rejection on the same day I finally get a jr1. Oh the irony. :roll:


just kidding. no longer hopeful

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby Raramuri415 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:44 pm

Got the rejection on Mon/Tues. Good luck to the rest of you.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby Ignatius Reilly » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:12 pm

can i fax the dean's cert form to my UG...or does it have to be hand delivered then mailed

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby jeremysen » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:15 pm

Ignatius Reilly wrote:can i fax the dean's cert form to my UG...or does it have to be hand delivered then mailed


Depends on your school I guess - I was required to snail mail it

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby almightypush » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:27 pm

Knock wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
HopefulFish wrote:omg are we supposed to get dean certificate from even community colleges? I thought it was just degree granting institution?

Also, about a month ago YLS I submitted my app and about a week later they emailed me saying they received my app. Do they send you another email once I go under review?


Stanford it's only degree granting. Yale is any higher education institution you have ever enrolled in as a degree student (For credit).

ETA: there is a complete email.


Okay to clarify here (I called Yale). You only need a Dean's Cert if: you were enrolled in the school as a degree seeking student.

So if you took community college classes over the summer while you were in undergrad or in high school, you don't need the Dean's Cert. If you were in community college seeking your associate's degree, then you do need the dean's cert.


this. i took 2 (of 3) foreign language courses at a cc, and did not submit a dean's cert for said institution. my file went complete just fine. now, as far as my file's current status is concerned...

ETA:

JUST GOT IN!!! OMGOMGOMGOMG!!!!! :shock:

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby JeNeRegretteRien » Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:07 pm

almightypush wrote:
this. i took 2 (of 3) foreign language courses at a cc, and did not submit a dean's cert for said institution. my file went complete just fine. now, as far as my file's current status is concerned...

ETA:

JUST GOT IN!!! OMGOMGOMGOMG!!!!! :shock:


Congrats!!!!

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby oxford_don » Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:36 pm

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby Hey-O » Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:43 pm

almightypush wrote:
Knock wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
HopefulFish wrote:omg are we supposed to get dean certificate from even community colleges? I thought it was just degree granting institution?

Also, about a month ago YLS I submitted my app and about a week later they emailed me saying they received my app. Do they send you another email once I go under review?


Stanford it's only degree granting. Yale is any higher education institution you have ever enrolled in as a degree student (For credit).

ETA: there is a complete email.


Okay to clarify here (I called Yale). You only need a Dean's Cert if: you were enrolled in the school as a degree seeking student.

So if you took community college classes over the summer while you were in undergrad or in high school, you don't need the Dean's Cert. If you were in community college seeking your associate's degree, then you do need the dean's cert.


this. i took 2 (of 3) foreign language courses at a cc, and did not submit a dean's cert for said institution. my file went complete just fine. now, as far as my file's current status is concerned...

ETA:

JUST GOT IN!!! OMGOMGOMGOMG!!!!! :shock:


Hurray! Congrats! What was the phone call like?

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby cardinals1989 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:50 pm

almightypush wrote:
ETA:

JUST GOT IN!!! OMGOMGOMGOMG!!!!! :shock:


Congratulations! Yale is truly an accomplishment.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby rons1 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:53 pm

Got the call at about 8 tonight while driving home!!! In! Feel very fortunate. Good luck to all!

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby cardinals1989 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:59 pm

rons1 wrote:Got the call at about 8 tonight while driving home!!! In! Feel very fortunate. Good luck to all!


I like how Yale defies all conventions with its admit calls. They definitely seem to set themselves apart.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby Casey2889 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:08 pm

rons1 wrote:Got the call at about 8 tonight while driving home!!! In! Feel very fortunate. Good luck to all!


that's awesome, congrats! when did you get your complete e-mail out of curiosity?

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby Hey-O » Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:15 pm

cardinals1989 wrote:
rons1 wrote:Got the call at about 8 tonight while driving home!!! In! Feel very fortunate. Good luck to all!


I like how Yale defies all conventions with its admit calls. They definitely seem to set themselves apart.


What do you mean? What conventions?

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby cardinals1989 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:17 pm

Hey-O wrote:
cardinals1989 wrote:
rons1 wrote:Got the call at about 8 tonight while driving home!!! In! Feel very fortunate. Good luck to all!


I like how Yale defies all conventions with its admit calls. They definitely seem to set themselves apart.


What do you mean? What conventions?


Most schools call early, and definitely before 5 pm for their work day. Most schools (again, not all) do not call on the weekend. And Yale is fairly open about its admissions process, both on the blog and on twitter..

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby rabbit9198 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:20 pm

Asha comments to the Yale Daily News about the deadline extension: http://www.yaledailynews.com/news/2011/ ... -deadline/

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby 2bOn2b » Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:26 pm

Okay, no BS. Got off my plane just now and had a vmail from Dean Janecek asking me to return his call. Could this be anything other than what I hope it is?

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby Knock » Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:35 pm

2bOn2b wrote:Okay, no BS. Got off my plane just now and had a vmail from Dean Janecek asking me to return his call. Could this be anything other than what I hope it is?


Doubtful...huge congrats!

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby almightypush » Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:49 pm

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby 2bOn2b » Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:03 pm

Just got the call back - IN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cycle over.

Knock wrote:
2bOn2b wrote:Okay, no BS. Got off my plane just now and had a vmail from Dean Janecek asking me to return his call. Could this be anything other than what I hope it is?


Doubtful...huge congrats!




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