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

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

Postby annyong » Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:58 pm

I also don't think I feel comfortable sharing my 250 in public, but I can share a bit about the topic and how I picked it if anyone wants. My topic was somewhat personal, and I think I went through a million and one redrafts, so while getting to see others is good in knowing what kind of topics can be written about and how to be concise with what you say, you will get more mileage by picking a topic that's important to you and working through it over a period of time (even though it's getting down to the point where time isn't really that much of an option, I understand). I also read Asha's blog post concerning the 250s and really used that to frame how I approached it.

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

Postby mathrev » Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:21 pm

So I am happy to bump this thread, as I have received news of an acceptance. Pretty amazing feeling when I saw that 203 on my phone. Such a long journey too, so it was unbelievable--It's difficult to express in words....

PM me if you want more info. I wish the best of luck to others!

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

Postby Fortuitous » Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:04 am

I was planning to apply to Yale, but just got placed on 'hold' at Columbia. I wonder if I should even bother writing the Yale 250 or spending the $100 at this point?

I know I am incredibly late in the cycle, but I'm a procrastinator and Asha claims that there is no advantage to applying to Yale early...

Honest feedback is appreciated.

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

Postby pupshaw » Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:37 am

Fortuitous wrote:I was planning to apply to Yale, but just got placed on 'hold' at Columbia. I wonder if I should even bother writing the Yale 250 or spending the $100 at this point?

I know I am incredibly late in the cycle, but I'm a procrastinator and Asha claims that there is no advantage to applying to Yale early...

Honest feedback is appreciated.


Pretty sure at least one person who was held at Columbia is already in at Yale. So might as well take a shot?

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

Postby AntipodeanPhil » Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:26 am

Fortuitous wrote:I was planning to apply to Yale, but just got placed on 'hold' at Columbia. I wonder if I should even bother writing the Yale 250 or spending the $100 at this point?

I know I am incredibly late in the cycle, but I'm a procrastinator and Asha claims that there is no advantage to applying to Yale early...

Honest feedback is appreciated.

I've been accepted to Yale even though I was 'held' at Harvard and Penn - I think results like that are quite common.

Your numbers seem good. Do you have anything in your background that would help you stand out? If your softs are at least decent, you should definitely apply.

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

Postby arewehavingfunyet » Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:08 am

cerealdan wrote:
Pretty sure at least one person who was held at Columbia is already in at Yale. So might as well take a shot?


That would be me. What's up

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

Postby Dino_Spumoni » Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:50 am

Anyone have an idea on how long it should take to go complete? I applied on the 15th and haven't received a complete notice though I know some others have who applied around when I did. When should I consider calling to check on my app?

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

Postby annyong » Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:02 am

arewehavingfunyet wrote:
cerealdan wrote:
Pretty sure at least one person who was held at Columbia is already in at Yale. So might as well take a shot?


That would be me. What's up

Also happened to me. Life lesson = Don't predict things based on Columbia, put together the best app you can for Yale and sit back hoping they shock you.

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

Postby thestillpoint » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:04 am

Dino_Spumoni wrote:Anyone have an idea on how long it should take to go complete? I applied on the 15th and haven't received a complete notice though I know some others have who applied around when I did. When should I consider calling to check on my app?


I also applied on the 15th, and I just received the complete email yesterday right before 5 PM. I would bet you'll receive yours today or sometime this week, probably too early to consider calling-- especially since Yale says in the email to acknowledge electronic receipt: "Given our application volume, it may take as long as three weeks to process your application."

The complete emails also notes: "We ask that you please do not contact the Admissions Office to inquire about the status of your application; frequent phone and email inquiries delay consideration of applications."

Hold tight, and I'm sure you'll go complete soon!

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

Postby Geneva » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:08 am

annyong wrote:
arewehavingfunyet wrote:
cerealdan wrote:
Pretty sure at least one person who was held at Columbia is already in at Yale. So might as well take a shot?


That would be me. What's up

Also happened to me. Life lesson = Don't predict things based on Columbia, put together the best app you can for Yale and sit back hoping they shock you.


you guys are awesome. i have been so impressed by the humility and encouragement displayed by the tls yale applicants. i feel like each new update on here makes me even more eager to attend yale (if that is even possible)!

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

Postby Aqua » Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:00 pm

Would anyone on here be willing to swap Yale 250 drafts with me? I have read tons of sample essays from TLS, but I am unable to tell if mine is on target. My subject is a bit different/risky. I would really appreciate honest impressions before I click the submit button. If you PM me your essay I will get it back to you by tomorrow night. Please let me know!

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

Postby Dino_Spumoni » Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:13 pm

thestillpoint wrote:
Dino_Spumoni wrote:Anyone have an idea on how long it should take to go complete? I applied on the 15th and haven't received a complete notice though I know some others have who applied around when I did. When should I consider calling to check on my app?


I also applied on the 15th, and I just received the complete email yesterday right before 5 PM. I would bet you'll receive yours today or sometime this week, probably too early to consider calling-- especially since Yale says in the email to acknowledge electronic receipt: "Given our application volume, it may take as long as three weeks to process your application."

The complete emails also notes: "We ask that you please do not contact the Admissions Office to inquire about the status of your application; frequent phone and email inquiries delay consideration of applications."

Hold tight, and I'm sure you'll go complete soon!


Thanks for your response. I just thought it was weird that others got one and I hadn't. But I'll take your advice and hold tight. You are clearly better at reading emails and following instructions than I am. LOL

Best of luck!!!

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

Postby Elston Gunn » Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:26 pm

annyong wrote:
arewehavingfunyet wrote:
cerealdan wrote:
Pretty sure at least one person who was held at Columbia is already in at Yale. So might as well take a shot?


That would be me. What's up

Also happened to me. Life lesson = Don't predict things based on Columbia, put together the best app you can for Yale and sit back hoping they shock you.


WTF is wrong with Columbia? I'm glad Yale was smart enough to take you guys.

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

Postby boosk » Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:28 pm

just submitted my app... what up hail mary

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

Postby JLin179 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:47 pm

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=178933

FYI, current student here taking Qs in another thread about Yale and New Haven.

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

Postby theblackjacobins » Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:11 pm

mathrev wrote:So I am happy to bump this thread, as I have received news of an acceptance. Pretty amazing feeling when I saw that 203 on my phone. Such a long journey too, so it was unbelievable--It's difficult to express in words....

PM me if you want more info. I wish the best of luck to others!


Congratulations!

What did you do after you heard the news of your acceptance? Did you drink your soul away? LOL.

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

Postby Fortuitous » Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:16 pm

Anyone on here willing to read over my 250 essay? I would be more than happy to do the same for you in return. If so, please PM me.

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

Postby theblackjacobins » Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:00 pm

arewehavingfunyet wrote:
cerealdan wrote:
Pretty sure at least one person who was held at Columbia is already in at Yale. So might as well take a shot?


That would be me. What's up


@arewehavingfunyet,

Congratulations on your acceptances!!
You must really have something that appealed to the faculty reviewers at Stanford and Yale!
Could you briefly share, in general terms, what kinds of softs you had?
Were you a Rhodes scholar? Or perhaps had strong publication credentials? Or perhaps athletics?

Thanks!

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

Postby Doorkeeper » Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:13 pm

theblackjacobins wrote:
arewehavingfunyet wrote:
cerealdan wrote:
Pretty sure at least one person who was held at Columbia is already in at Yale. So might as well take a shot?


That would be me. What's up


@arewehavingfunyet,

Congratulations on your acceptances!!
You must really have something that appealed to the faculty reviewers at Stanford and Yale!
Could you briefly share, in general terms, what kinds of softs you had?
Were you a Rhodes scholar? Or perhaps had strong publication credentials? Or perhaps athletics?

Thanks!


0L gunner, ahoy!

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

Postby westbayguy » Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:33 pm

Were you a Rhodes scholar? Or perhaps had strong publication credentials? Or perhaps athletics?


They will admit to buck up the Law School basketball or flag football team? Awesome!

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

Postby arewehavingfunyet » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:06 pm

theblackjacobins wrote:
arewehavingfunyet wrote:
cerealdan wrote:
Pretty sure at least one person who was held at Columbia is already in at Yale. So might as well take a shot?


That would be me. What's up


@arewehavingfunyet,

Congratulations on your acceptances!!
You must really have something that appealed to the faculty reviewers at Stanford and Yale!
Could you briefly share, in general terms, what kinds of softs you had?
Were you a Rhodes scholar? Or perhaps had strong publication credentials? Or perhaps athletics?

Thanks!



....All...Three...? Plus I'm Asha's son. For real though, if you really care, feel free to PM me and I will let you know.

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

Postby thederangedwang » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:19 pm

theblackjacobins wrote:
arewehavingfunyet wrote:
cerealdan wrote:
Pretty sure at least one person who was held at Columbia is already in at Yale. So might as well take a shot?


That would be me. What's up


@arewehavingfunyet,

Congratulations on your acceptances!!
You must really have something that appealed to the faculty reviewers at Stanford and Yale!
Could you briefly share, in general terms, what kinds of softs you had?
Were you a Rhodes scholar? Or perhaps had strong publication credentials? Or perhaps athletics?

Thanks!

unless you were a professional athlete...being a college athlete really wont distinguish you that much...and its certainly not on par with a rhodes scholar or a person who has published a lot

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

Postby Fortuitous » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:53 pm

i would really appreciate it if someone that has already been accepted would be willing to look over my yale 250 to make sure it isn't totally awful. i just want to get a sense of if i am on the right track--not looking for u to make grammatical or stylistic changes. if u r willing, please pm me. a million thanks in advance.

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

Postby Byzantine » Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:08 am

Alrighty no more apps coming in. Let's get some acceptance waves out YLS.

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

Postby jd5 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:33 am

Wellll the deadline's actually midnight tonight. So there might still be a few more apps on their way to New Haven.




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