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

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

Postby ScratchableItch » Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:37 am

Wow, lots of amazing applicants getting dinged. Looks like they're starting to wrap up decisions...

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

Postby Twit » Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:42 pm

Yale cuts amazing applicants every year. It's like Asha's hobby.

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

Postby nametaken » Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:43 pm

The wait is killling meeeee

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

Postby justinp » Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:57 pm

176/3.83, submitted early November, still radio silence. Thinking waitlist probably?

*knocking on wood*

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

Postby Twit » Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:02 pm

justinp wrote:176/3.83, submitted early November, still radio silence. Thinking waitlist probably?

*knocking on wood*


Knocking my head against the wall.

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

Postby BaseballT » Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:10 pm

Twit wrote:
justinp wrote:176/3.83, submitted early November, still radio silence. Thinking waitlist probably?

*knocking on wood*


Knocking my head against the wall.



Agreed. Also, really confused by the semi-wave of emails this morning. You would think they'd have a larger group of decisions amassed by now..

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

Postby PKozi » Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:40 pm

BaseballT wrote:Agreed. Also, really confused by the semi-wave of emails this morning. You would think they'd have a larger group of decisions amassed by now..


I'm hoping for a massive wave of wait-lists and denials sent out at the end of the business day today. Well "hoping" isn't the right word, but I really just want to know.

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

Postby user_france » Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:13 pm

PKozi wrote:
BaseballT wrote:Agreed. Also, really confused by the semi-wave of emails this morning. You would think they'd have a larger group of decisions amassed by now..


I'm hoping for a massive wave of wait-lists and denials sent out at the end of the business day today. Well "hoping" isn't the right word, but I really just want to know.


End of business day = 6pm et? still hope?

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

Postby theblackjacobins » Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:08 pm

Congratulations to all of you who got in!

Is there anyone who was accepted despite having been rejected before? If so, how were you able to change the strength of your application? Re-take the LSAT?

I'd love to hear from those of you who persisted, and finally earned your way in!

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

Postby theblackjacobins » Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:10 pm

justinp wrote:176/3.83, submitted early November, still radio silence. Thinking waitlist probably?

*knocking on wood*


You waited +6 months? Jeez.....YLS is probably the only graduate school in the U.S. where some applicants wait 6+ months to hear back haha.

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

Postby soj » Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:11 pm

theblackjacobins wrote:
justinp wrote:176/3.83, submitted early November, still radio silence. Thinking waitlist probably?

*knocking on wood*


You waited +6 months? Jeez.....YLS is probably the only graduate school in the U.S. where some applicants wait 6+ months to hear back haha.

justinp wrote:submitted early November

:|

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

Postby pupshaw » Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:44 am

Got a call from 203 tonight, freaked out, picked up the phone, and it was the pizza delivery guy. :shock:

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

Postby cogitoergosum » Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:30 am

Alright... Stats in profile, long story GPA, but conventional wisdom is that law schools don't care about long stories, right? So what am I supposed to make of the fact that they have been reviewing my app since late Oct./early Nov.?

I feel a peculiar combination of excitement and terror. I'm excited to think that maybe they do care about my long story, and see something in me, but I'm also terrified that as soon as I get hopeful they're going to be like, "you didn't SERIOUSLY think we were going to let you in, did you!? HAHAHA (evil laugh as Asha strokes that cat)."

Not to be too self-depricating - I've accomplished a lot, and I think I have made a strong case why they should believe in me (I am one more good month away from graduating #1 in a large class at a large school, interesting life experience, etc.) - but there's no getting around the fact that my GPA per LSAC is way sub-25th, right?

But they've been looking at my app for a LONG time... Should I start feeling cautiously optimistic, or is it likely that my app has just fallen between a desk and a wall or something?

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

Postby thederangedwang » Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:51 am

they probably cut up your file as soon as they saw it and are now using it as coasters

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

Postby adam1 » Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:07 pm

cogitoergosum wrote:Alright... Stats in profile, long story GPA, but conventional wisdom is that law schools don't care about long stories, right? So what am I supposed to make of the fact that they have been reviewing my app since late Oct./early Nov.?

I feel a peculiar combination of excitement and terror. I'm excited to think that maybe they do care about my long story, and see something in me, but I'm also terrified that as soon as I get hopeful they're going to be like, "you didn't SERIOUSLY think we were going to let you in, did you!? HAHAHA (evil laugh as Asha strokes that cat)."

Not to be too self-depricating - I've accomplished a lot, and I think I have made a strong case why they should believe in me (I am one more good month away from graduating #1 in a large class at a large school, interesting life experience, etc.) - but there's no getting around the fact that my GPA per LSAC is way sub-25th, right?

But they've been looking at my app for a LONG time... Should I start feeling cautiously optimistic, or is it likely that my app has just fallen between a desk and a wall or something?


Lol. There's a chance. But straight up how many gpas does Yale admit every year below 3.5. Single digits? Zero? But at the end of the day I think you should feel good. I know multiple people with your numbers who were auto rejected, as in no FR. You done good. Good luck.

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

Postby kulshan » Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:16 pm

We're overdue for waitlists. Is today the day?

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

Postby thederangedwang » Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:29 pm

kulshan wrote:We're overdue for waitlists. Is today the day?

I actually have 10 bucks on today in a bet with a friend...cmon Asha!

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

Postby kulshan » Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:35 pm

thederangedwang wrote:
kulshan wrote:We're overdue for waitlists. Is today the day?

I actually have 10 bucks on today in a bet with a friend...cmon Asha!


I think that was a good bet. I can feel it in the air.

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

Postby Twit » Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:07 pm

kulshan wrote:
thederangedwang wrote:
kulshan wrote:We're overdue for waitlists. Is today the day?

I actually have 10 bucks on today in a bet with a friend...cmon Asha!


I think that was a good bet. I can feel it in the air.


So can I, but the Reject/Waitlist spectre has been in the air since March 1.

Of course, given the absolutely absurdity this cycle has bordered on, I am willing to contend with the possibility that we have to put down May 1 deposits before we get our initial Yale response. Any takers on that one?

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

Postby admisionquestion » Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:14 pm

If you are w/led how will you handle finding housing wherever you deposit?

I'm wondering how people normally deal with this... I mean the people who get accepted after classes start!?! do they just break their lease?

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

Postby Twit » Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:33 pm

admisionquestion wrote:If you are w/led how will you handle finding housing wherever you deposit?

I'm wondering how people normally deal with this... I mean the people who get accepted after classes start!?! do they just break their lease?


Would you really change schools after classes start? I mean, Yale is awesome, but would you really jump ship at H or S and lose 3-7 days moving?

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

Postby nametaken » Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:45 pm

kulshan wrote:
thederangedwang wrote:
kulshan wrote:We're overdue for waitlists. Is today the day?

I actually have 10 bucks on today in a bet with a friend...cmon Asha!


I think that was a good bet. I can feel it in the air.


I hope this is right! The wait is honestly making me a little insane lol. I'm hoping for some news by COB today, but I also thought that on Friday. sooo who really knows

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

Postby Elston Gunn » Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:59 pm

adam1 wrote:Lol. There's a chance. But straight up how many gpas does Yale admit every year below 3.5. Single digits? Zero? But at the end of the day I think you should feel good. I know multiple people with your numbers who were auto rejected, as in no FR. You done good. Good luck.


Usually zero, but if any school isn't going to give a crap about LSDAS GPA vs. "real" GPA, it's Yale. So...good luck. I know your (cogito's) long story really sucks...I probably would explode if all that happened to me.

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

Postby thederangedwang » Mon Apr 16, 2012 4:05 pm

Elston Gunn wrote:
adam1 wrote:Lol. There's a chance. But straight up how many gpas does Yale admit every year below 3.5. Single digits? Zero? But at the end of the day I think you should feel good. I know multiple people with your numbers who were auto rejected, as in no FR. You done good. Good luck.


Usually zero, but if any school isn't going to give a crap about LSDAS GPA vs. "real" GPA, it's Yale. So...good luck. I know your (cogito's) long story really sucks...I probably would explode if all that happened to me.

care to share? I wanna explode. I mean geez, 4.0 to 3.2 is a heck of a drop

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

Postby arewehavingfunyet » Mon Apr 16, 2012 4:25 pm

Lowest admitted GPA last year was 3.65. Good luck.




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