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

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

Postby SlothMonkey » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:14 pm

I just got the call from 203 this afternoon. I'm still in shock. Best of luck to everyone!

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

Postby Fortuitous » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:19 pm

SlothMonkey wrote:I just got the call from 203 this afternoon. I'm still in shock. Best of luck to everyone!


Congratulations! Hope you are out celebrating:)

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

Postby adam1 » Fri Apr 06, 2012 8:52 am

SlothMonkey wrote:I just got the call from 203 this afternoon. I'm still in shock. Best of luck to everyone!


You're a beast. With those numbers you should be extremely proud of yourself. I hope you know that. Now withdraw from SH and make some space for mortals.

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

Postby Geneva » Fri Apr 06, 2012 8:53 am

adam1 wrote:
SlothMonkey wrote:I just got the call from 203 this afternoon. I'm still in shock. Best of luck to everyone!


You're a beast. With those numbers you should be extremely proud of yourself. I hope you know that. Now withdraw from SH and make some space for mortals.

175+ LSAT and 4.0 GPA does not make you one of us by any stretch of the imagination.

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

Postby adam1 » Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:14 am

Geneva wrote:
adam1 wrote:
SlothMonkey wrote:I just got the call from 203 this afternoon. I'm still in shock. Best of luck to everyone!


You're a beast. With those numbers you should be extremely proud of yourself. I hope you know that. Now withdraw from SH and make some space for mortals.

175+ LSAT and 4.0 GPA does not make you one of us by any stretch of the imagination.


I wish that were true. It's a retake, and my UG has negative prestige, which mostly hurts on the LOR I think. I'm held H, soft held SY. My guess would be that sloth monkey has killer LORs from her top five university where she was ranked highly. UG matters. That said, she probably has a better PS, etc. too. Like I said, mortal.

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

Postby Geneva » Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:27 am

odds that there willbe new admits today?

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

Postby kulshan » Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:29 am

Geneva wrote:odds that there willbe new admits today?


Probably fairly good odds that there will be some admits. They seem to be trickling in somewhat steadily this week. Whether that will be any of us today, I don't know. Hope so!

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

Postby thestillpoint » Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:32 am

Just called the admissions office with a question.

Got a recorded message -- the office is closed all day today. It will reopen on Monday.

So I don't think we'll be seeing any movement today sadly.

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

Postby Geneva » Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:36 am

thestillpoint wrote:Just called the admissions office with a question.

Got a recorded message -- the office is closed all day today. It will reopen on Monday.

So I don't think we'll be seeing any movement today sadly.


thanks for clearing that up for everyone! hmm, closed on good friday. i kinda wonder if they just put on the answering machine..

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

Postby kulshan » Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:36 am

D'oh.

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

Postby ladeornmc » Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:07 pm

adam1 wrote:
Geneva wrote:
adam1 wrote:
SlothMonkey wrote:I just got the call from 203 this afternoon. I'm still in shock. Best of luck to everyone!


You're a beast. With those numbers you should be extremely proud of yourself. I hope you know that. Now withdraw from SH and make some space for mortals.

175+ LSAT and 4.0 GPA does not make you one of us by any stretch of the imagination.


I wish that were true. It's a retake, and my UG has negative prestige, which mostly hurts on the LOR I think. I'm held H, soft held SY. My guess would be that sloth monkey has killer LORs from her top five university where she was ranked highly. UG matters. That said, she probably has a better PS, etc. too. Like I said, mortal.


You find that UG prestige matters substantially? I was quite worried about mine but I've been pleasantly surprised at how little it appears to matter (that said I'm still waiting on Yale/Stanford but with Harvard it didn't seem to be an issue at all). Could be because I'm Canadian though and all the schools are viewed as being the same.

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

Postby Doorkeeper » Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:10 pm

ladeornmc wrote:You find that UG prestige matters substantially? I was quite worried about mine but I've been pleasantly surprised at how little it appears to matter (that said I'm still waiting on Yale/Stanford but with Harvard it didn't seem to be an issue at all). Could be because I'm Canadian though and all the schools are viewed as being the same.

About 1/3 of Yale Law students come from HYPS undergrad. I can't speak to any causality, but it's a very interesting statistic to keep in mind.

On the other end of the spectrum, I have this feeling that Yale likes students who perform really well in public schools and/or unknown schools too. It's totally from anecdotal evidence, but it's something I've wondered about.

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

Postby Geneva » Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:14 pm

Doorkeeper wrote:
ladeornmc wrote:You find that UG prestige matters substantially? I was quite worried about mine but I've been pleasantly surprised at how little it appears to matter (that said I'm still waiting on Yale/Stanford but with Harvard it didn't seem to be an issue at all). Could be because I'm Canadian though and all the schools are viewed as being the same.

About 1/3 of Yale Law students come from HYPS undergrad. I can't speak to any causality, but it's a very interesting statistic to keep in mind.

On the other end of the spectrum, I have this feeling that Yale likes students who perform really well in public schools and/or unknown schools too. It's totally from anecdotal evidence, but it's something I've wondered about.


this is silly, but i do remember reading an interview in which yale referred to uva/berk as the "typical" schools u would expect to send grads to yale...this was in the same breath as saying they don't discriminate based on ug, but...interesting choice of examples

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

Postby SlothMonkey » Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:28 pm

Thanks so much everyone! I haven't made my admissions decision yet, but Yale has been at the top of my list for a long time. Good luck to those still waiting for decisions!!

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

Postby spek » Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:13 pm

thestillpoint wrote:Just called the admissions office with a question.

Got a recorded message -- the office is closed all day today. It will reopen on Monday.

So I don't think we'll be seeing any movement today sadly.


I don't know if they'll call during easter weekend but just because the office is closed doesn't mean there won't be calls. They've called on the weekends and at night before. Not to give people false hope but you never know!

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

Postby a.psu » Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:27 pm

spek wrote:
thestillpoint wrote:Just called the admissions office with a question.

Got a recorded message -- the office is closed all day today. It will reopen on Monday.

So I don't think we'll be seeing any movement today sadly.


I don't know if they'll call during easter weekend but just because the office is closed doesn't mean there won't be calls. They've called on the weekends and at night before. Not to give people false hope but you never know!


I like believing this better than the idea of no news :)

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

Postby izy223 » Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:28 pm

adam1 wrote:
Geneva wrote:
adam1 wrote:
SlothMonkey wrote:I just got the call from 203 this afternoon. I'm still in shock. Best of luck to everyone!


You're a beast. With those numbers you should be extremely proud of yourself. I hope you know that. Now withdraw from SH and make some space for mortals.

175+ LSAT and 4.0 GPA does not make you one of us by any stretch of the imagination.


I wish that were true. It's a retake, and my UG has negative prestige, which mostly hurts on the LOR I think. I'm held H, soft held SY. My guess would be that sloth monkey has killer LORs from her top five university where she was ranked highly. UG matters. That said, she probably has a better PS, etc. too. Like I said, mortal.



i have the same exact situation as you was rejected at YLS and held at HLS- i think its going to be NYU$$ for me

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

Postby thestillpoint » Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:36 pm

Just called Yale Admissions again, because I have a question and they were closed Friday. I got the exact same recorded message saying that the office would "reopen on Monday, April 9th." Not sure what to think of that, maybe they decided an extended vacation from neurotic applicants was in order...

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

Postby a.psu » Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:01 pm

thestillpoint wrote:Just called Yale Admissions again, because I have a question and they were closed Friday. I got the exact same recorded message saying that the office would "reopen on Monday, April 9th." Not sure what to think of that, maybe they decided an extended vacation from neurotic applicants was in order...


But but but the torture :( <-- must say I might qualify under neurotic but I have left them alone :)

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

Postby Twit » Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:27 pm

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

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

Postby admisionquestion » Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:24 am

Can someone give me a brief update. I applied early and have not heard a thing (and thankfully have avoided following this thread until now).

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

Postby thederangedwang » Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:25 am

admisionquestion wrote:Can someone give me a brief update. I applied early and have not heard a thing (and thankfully have avoided following this thread until now).

some people got in, a lot of people didnt, some people who applied early are still waiting

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

Postby admisionquestion » Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:47 am

I guess I am not familiar with the timeline of yale's admission process. Are things winding down at this point or are there still lots of seats?

When is the latest I will hear an initial decision accept/reject/wl decision?

Is it good news that I have not been rejected yet? (or some less stupid question).

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

Postby adam1 » Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:54 am

admisionquestion wrote:I guess I am not familiar with the timeline of yale's admission process. Are things winding down at this point or are there still lots of seats?

When is the latest I will hear an initial decision accept/reject/wl decision?

Is it good news that I have not been rejected yet? (or some less stupid question).


The chances of being admitted at this point with out a WL are very low and decreasing. Early applicants who have survived seem to have a fairly good shot at WL.

Please someone correct me if I'm wrong.




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