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

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

Postby thatkid » Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:44 am

Submitted!
(Recognizing that I have a 0% chance of acceptance took so much pressure off, haha)


On the subject of the nefarious 250, I took sort of a weird route, I think. It's just a personal anecdote, and it reads more like a story than an essay. I don't know that this was a good idea, but I wrote it in May 2010, and have not written a 250 I liked better since then. (There's nothing wrong with starting 1.5 years in advance, right? :| ) If anyone actually wants to read it, I'd be happy to share via PM, but like I said- 0% chance.

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

Postby TheFriendlyBarber » Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:03 am

thatkid wrote:Submitted!
(Recognizing that I have a 0% chance of acceptance took so much pressure off, haha)


On the subject of the nefarious 250, I took sort of a weird route, I think. It's just a personal anecdote, and it reads more like a story than an essay. I don't know that this was a good idea, but I wrote it in May 2010, and have not written a 250 I liked better since then. (There's nothing wrong with starting 1.5 years in advance, right? :| ) If anyone actually wants to read it, I'd be happy to share via PM, but like I said- 0% chance.


:roll:

If you're convinced you have a 0% of acceptance, why did you even apply?

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

Postby yoiav » Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:54 am

annyong wrote:
yoiav wrote:why are there a plethora of ps's to look at and critique but almost no 250's out there? aside for the fact that only yale requires. there are still hundreds of people applying. are people more possessive over them?

Well, I don't feel like posting mine publicly until after a decision, and maybe even not then since it's kinda personal, I think a lot of people feel the same way.

I felt my PS was about my academic background/desire to go into law, so I used my 250 to show some more aspects of my background and demonstrate writing skill. As a suggestion, one thing that I did was write several 250s - it's not a lot of writing, so I tried out a few different topics and one stuck, for better or worse.


i would think that by definition the ps is more personal. the 250 is more like an op-ed piece

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

Postby MumofCad » Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:32 am

What's funny is that after all the excitement....they haven't even requested the apps yet from LSAC.

For some reason I had this impression they were as anxious as we were about the delay. Maybe its totally different when its your job, but I have this picture of the adcom offices being like Christmas the day the new year's apps starts rolling in. Like they bust out champagne, revel in a good early app, laugh, burst into spontaneous song and dance.....maybe I should lay off the Glee.

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

Postby kulshan » Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:42 am

MumofCad wrote:What's funny is that after all the excitement....they haven't even requested the apps yet from LSAC.

For some reason I had this impression they were as anxious as we were about the delay. Maybe its totally different when its your job, but I have this picture of the adcom offices being like Christmas the day the new year's apps starts rolling in. Like they bust out champagne, revel in a good early app, laugh, burst into spontaneous song and dance.....maybe I should lay off the Glee.


lol, I'm sure they're just delaying gratification to make it that much better.

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

Postby thatkid » Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:00 am

TheFriendlyBarber wrote:
thatkid wrote:Submitted!
(Recognizing that I have a 0% chance of acceptance took so much pressure off, haha)


On the subject of the nefarious 250, I took sort of a weird route, I think. It's just a personal anecdote, and it reads more like a story than an essay. I don't know that this was a good idea, but I wrote it in May 2010, and have not written a 250 I liked better since then. (There's nothing wrong with starting 1.5 years in advance, right? :| ) If anyone actually wants to read it, I'd be happy to share via PM, but like I said- 0% chance.


:roll:

If you're convinced you have a 0% of acceptance, why did you even apply?


Because I want to go? Also, my complete lack of confidence is probably unfounded, but it keeps me from worrying so much. We all have our own ways to deal with stress, I suppose mine is to expect the very worst.

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

Postby annyong » Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:09 am

thatkid wrote:
TheFriendlyBarber wrote:
thatkid wrote:Submitted!
(Recognizing that I have a 0% chance of acceptance took so much pressure off, haha)


On the subject of the nefarious 250, I took sort of a weird route, I think. It's just a personal anecdote, and it reads more like a story than an essay. I don't know that this was a good idea, but I wrote it in May 2010, and have not written a 250 I liked better since then. (There's nothing wrong with starting 1.5 years in advance, right? :| ) If anyone actually wants to read it, I'd be happy to share via PM, but like I said- 0% chance.


:roll:

If you're convinced you have a 0% of acceptance, why did you even apply?


Because I want to go? Also, my complete lack of confidence is probably unfounded, but it keeps me from worrying so much. We all have our own ways to deal with stress, I suppose mine is to expect the very worst.

Plus I think we all share a healthy sense of self-doubt when it comes to Yale - I know I'm not really expecting an acceptance, but I'm not an auto-reject so why not?

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

Postby jim-green » Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:50 am

Does the alligator and the fox mean anything on Yale's shield? An old English Aristocratic coat of arms or something?

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

Postby thederangedwang » Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:55 am

jim-green wrote:Does the alligator and the fox mean anything on Yale's shield? An old English Aristocratic coat of arms or something?


alligator=yale admissions committee

fox=those applicants sly enough to outsmart them

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

Postby jim-green » Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:59 am

thederangedwang wrote:
jim-green wrote:Does the alligator and the fox mean anything on Yale's shield? An old English Aristocratic coat of arms or something?
alligator=yale admissions committee; fox=those applicants sly enough to outsmart them
Thanks, I knew there must be a deeper meaning.

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

Postby thatkid » Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:02 pm

jim-green wrote:Does the alligator and the fox mean anything on Yale's shield? An old English Aristocratic coat of arms or something?


http://www.law.yale.edu/about/ylsshield.htm

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

Postby admisionquestion » Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:06 pm

Thatkid, if your profile is accurate than your being dramatic. A 4.0 173 is plenty to fall into the black box and come out the right side...

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

Postby jim-green » Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:07 pm

thatkid wrote:
jim-green wrote:Does the alligator and the fox mean anything on Yale's shield? An old English Aristocratic coat of arms or something?
http://www.law.yale.edu/about/ylsshield.htm
I like thederangedwang's explanation better

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

Postby thatkid » Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:31 pm

jim-green wrote:
thatkid wrote:
jim-green wrote:Does the alligator and the fox mean anything on Yale's shield? An old English Aristocratic coat of arms or something?
http://www.law.yale.edu/about/ylsshield.htm
I like thederangedwang's explanation better


I do too.

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

Postby MumofCad » Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:33 pm

Ok, crack open the champagne....commence the regaling.....

@ylsadmissions tweet: "We discovered a problem with LSAC's e-app system this morning. It has been corrected and we are now receiving your submitted applications."

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

Postby jim-green » Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:38 pm

Perhaps it is for the better that I waited to submit till tonight.

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

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:05 pm

MumofCad wrote:Ok, crack open the champagne....commence the regaling.....

@ylsadmissions tweet: "We discovered a problem with LSAC's e-app system this morning. It has been corrected and we are now receiving your submitted applications."


Ah, no wonder.... LSAC now lists my application as complete. Hopefully we'll start receiving 'application received' emails soon

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

Postby instantwonton » Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:25 pm

Submitted....eek!!!!

Did anyone else notice that there was no section to list URM status? i am a non-URM but just found it odd. Do they just get that info directly from LSAC?

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

Postby Curious1 » Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:28 pm

instantwonton wrote:Submitted....eek!!!!

Did anyone else notice that there was no section to list URM status? i am a non-URM but just found it odd. Do they just get that info directly from LSAC?


One can always hope that Yale has decided to lead the charge to considering socio-economic status instead of racial status? Why else ask about LSAT prep and such?

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

Postby fingerscrossedxx » Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:06 am

instantwonton wrote:Submitted....eek!!!!

Did anyone else notice that there was no section to list URM status? i am a non-URM but just found it odd. Do they just get that info directly from LSAC?


I also noticed there was no section for Gender. I'm guessing they still have a few glitches there?

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

Postby vincanity1 » Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:09 am

OK, this whole two Stewie thing is throwing me off

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

Postby Curious1 » Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:10 am

vincanity1 wrote:OK, this whole two Stewie thing is throwing me off


I'm the cute Stewie, she's the evil Stewie.

Just like that freaky episode last season...

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

Postby yoiav » Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:43 am

Curious1 wrote:
instantwonton wrote:Submitted....eek!!!!

Did anyone else notice that there was no section to list URM status? i am a non-URM but just found it odd. Do they just get that info directly from LSAC?


One can always hope that Yale has decided to lead the charge to considering socio-economic status instead of racial status? Why else ask about LSAT prep and such?


i thought the lsat prep question was to judge your score more than anything else

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

Postby MumofCad » Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:54 am

Curious1 wrote:
vincanity1 wrote:OK, this whole two Stewie thing is throwing me off


I'm the cute Stewie, she's the evil Stewie.

Just like that freaky episode last season...


It didn't have the standard demo question? I thought it did....

AS for the Stewie thing, my son has asked several times if we can go see "that movie" because he's never seen it before. He's not getting the idea of an adult cartoon. He said, "Babies aren't mean EVER mom. I'm sure it would be ok for me." Thanks avatar Stewies.

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

Postby basilseal » Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:00 am

Submitted, and thus... ALL DONE. Hallelujah.




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