Yale c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

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Re: Yale c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby soj » Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:34 pm

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Re: Yale c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby arewehavingfunyet » Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:13 pm

Can we please just ignore this assclown from now on? Or at least until a few of us get Ph.Ds in astronomy.

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Re: Yale c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Jerwinf1 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:29 pm

Yeah but I need something entertaining to read when I guiltily/obsessively check this thread...

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Re: Yale c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby kscott813 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:58 pm

Anyone else still applying? I know its a little late, but i figure without real rolling admissions why not?

Anyways, almost ready to send, just need to cut six words off of my 250...

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Re: Yale c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby pupshaw » Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:01 pm

kscott813 wrote:Anyone else still applying? I know its a little late, but i figure without real rolling admissions why not?

Anyways, almost ready to send, just need to cut six words off of my 250...


Yeah, finally pulling mine together, planning to send tomorrow or Monday.

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Re: Yale c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby freestallion » Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:02 pm

I applied on Jan 1 and went complete Jan 10. I am wondering how long I'll have to wait to receive my ding... I wish I'd applied earlier just so the cycle could be over now!

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Re: Yale c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby AmoryB » Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:03 pm

I'm currently also in the midst of finalizing my app, as a result of far too much procrastination on my 250 over the last several months.

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Re: Yale c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby JoeMo » Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:49 pm

JosephusMyer wrote:
I believe this College Humor video is appropriate: http://www.collegehumor.com/video/39800 ... -flame-war


HAHAHAHAHAHAHA that video was epic.

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Re: Yale c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby seahawk32 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:38 pm

nametaken wrote:Ah everyone bumping this thread keeps making me worried something Yale-related is going on


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Re: Yale c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby doppelganger » Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:34 am

I miss Ned. I wish he hadn't withdrawn from the thread. And for the record, I was not making fun of those with Asperger's.

Did anyone else have this feeling after receiving the rejection letter (after the initial sadness and resignation)?

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Re: Yale c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Byzantine » Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:40 pm

Yale you're so quiet sometimes it freaks me out and it almost borders on being moody.

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Re: Yale c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby madvillain » Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:16 pm

Just received my rejection letter. I'm actually very happy, very pleased at their punctuality. I hate how so many other schools just waitlisted me; it's becoming a huge headache and I appreciate Yale's clarity.

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Re: Yale c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby kulshan » Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:41 pm

Have all the letters been postmarked 2/6? Just wondering whether the rejections are trickling out or going in waves. :S

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Re: Yale c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby annyong » Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:53 am

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Re: Yale c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby kingofspain » Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:27 am

Applied at 1:34 this morning! Let the misery commence.

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Re: Yale c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby pupshaw » Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:08 pm

Finally got it together to finish my application and submit. Good luck everyone!

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Re: Yale c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Geneva » Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:12 pm

Is it worth applying to Yale at this point? did 3/4 of the application, butnot the 250 word essay. i didn't think i had a prayer, but then i read about yale's admission process. can my URM status, strong softs, and leadership experience make up for my 170 lsat score and 3.75 GPA? or am i wasting my $90?

I realize the timing of this post reflects poorly on me, but i really didn't think i had a shot until i realized that someone w/ lower stats was admitted last year...

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Re: Yale c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby ladeornmc » Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:41 pm

Geneva wrote:Is it worth applying to Yale at this point? did 3/4 of the application, butnot the 250 word essay. i didn't think i had a prayer, but then i read about yale's admission process. can my URM status, strong softs, and leadership experience make up for my 170 lsat score and 3.75 GPA? or am i wasting my $90?

I realize the timing of this post reflects poorly on me, but i really didn't think i had a shot until i realized that someone w/ lower stats was admitted last year...


Absolutely. Go for it.

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Re: Yale c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby AntipodeanPhil » Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:47 pm

Geneva wrote:Is it worth applying to Yale at this point? did 3/4 of the application, butnot the 250 word essay. i didn't think i had a prayer, but then i read about yale's admission process. can my URM status, strong softs, and leadership experience make up for my 170 lsat score and 3.75 GPA? or am i wasting my $90?

I realize the timing of this post reflects poorly on me, but i really didn't think i had a shot until i realized that someone w/ lower stats was admitted last year...

If I was in your position, I would spend the money. You don't want to spend the rest of your life wondering "what if?" I didn't apply broadly enough for grad school a few years ago and have regretted it every since.

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Re: Yale c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Geneva » Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:55 pm

Thanks for the encouragement! I just wrote a 250 word essay that was unredeemable, so must come up with a new topic. Yale doesn't request a diversity statement, so I'm trying to decide if I should attach my 2-page DS as an addendum. I may just condense the DS into the 250 statement bc I don't want make my application too long, but somehow I feel like that isn't the purpose of the 250 word essay...Thoughts?

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Re: Yale c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby spek » Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:15 am

Geneva wrote:Thanks for the encouragement! I just wrote a 250 word essay that was unredeemable, so must come up with a new topic. Yale doesn't request a diversity statement, so I'm trying to decide if I should attach my 2-page DS as an addendum. I may just condense the DS into the 250 statement bc I don't want make my application too long, but somehow I feel like that isn't the purpose of the 250 word essay...Thoughts?


In the diversity packet they sent me a while ago there were quite a few 250 word essays that read like mini diversity statements so it's totally doable. If I were you though I'd condense my DS into 1 page and write a 250 on a separate topic. That gives you more space to present yourself in different ways.

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Re: Yale c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Geneva » Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:45 am

spek wrote:In the diversity packet they sent me a while ago there were quite a few 250 word essays that read like mini diversity statements so it's totally doable. If I were you though I'd condense my DS into 1 page and write a 250 on a separate topic. That gives you more space to present yourself in different ways.


Thank you! This is my gut feeling as well. Now, to choose a topic...Is there anywhere to look at successful 250s from admitted students? I found the PS and DS pages super helpful. If anyone is willing to share their 250 essay, please PM me. I would greatly appreciate it:)

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Re: Yale c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby spek » Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:52 am

Geneva wrote:
spek wrote:In the diversity packet they sent me a while ago there were quite a few 250 word essays that read like mini diversity statements so it's totally doable. If I were you though I'd condense my DS into 1 page and write a 250 on a separate topic. That gives you more space to present yourself in different ways.


Thank you! This is my gut feeling as well. Now, to choose a topic...Is there anywhere to look at successful 250s from admitted students? I found the PS and DS pages super helpful. If anyone is willing to share their 250 essay, please PM me. I would greatly appreciate it:)


I think there are some here viewtopic.php?f=18&t=68738. Not all are admits but it'll give you a sense of what people do.

I'll PM you mine though I no longer think it's that great lol.

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Re: Yale c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Geneva » Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:05 am

spek wrote:
Geneva wrote:
spek wrote:In the diversity packet they sent me a while ago there were quite a few 250 word essays that read like mini diversity statements so it's totally doable. If I were you though I'd condense my DS into 1 page and write a 250 on a separate topic. That gives you more space to present yourself in different ways.


Thank you! This is my gut feeling as well. Now, to choose a topic...Is there anywhere to look at successful 250s from admitted students? I found the PS and DS pages super helpful. If anyone is willing to share their 250 essay, please PM me. I would greatly appreciate it:)


I think there are some here http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewt ... 18&t=68738. Not all are admits but it'll give you a sense of what people do.

I'll PM you mine though I no longer think it's that great lol.


thanks!!! the more examples i can look at, the better:-)

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Re: Yale c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Geneva » Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:00 am

Please PM me if you are willing to quickly look over my 250 word essay at some point before 10pm tomorrow. I would greatly appreciate any feedback I can get! I would offer to swap essays, but doubt anyone else on this page is applying to YLS at the 11th hour...




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