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

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

Postby nametaken » Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:04 pm

Checking in for the first time. Complete 12/13.. not expecting anything too soon but the anxiety is still unreal. I have serious doubts Yale would accept me but I am still holding on to hope! I also reread my 250 recently and also think it somehow got way worse.. oh well

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

Postby doppelganger » Mon Dec 26, 2011 1:06 pm

I love you, Yale, but I only wish that you might notify the auto-rejects earlier so that we wouldn't retain the hope. It's a lot worse to have a hope dashed that you have been carrying for awhile!

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

Postby 1212 » Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:21 pm

doppelganger wrote:I love you, Yale, but I only wish that you might notify the auto-rejects earlier so that we wouldn't retain the hope. It's a lot worse to have a hope dashed that you have been carrying for awhile!



Haha. +1

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

Postby PopTorts13 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:08 am

Good luck everyone!

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

Postby freestallion » Sun Jan 01, 2012 11:38 pm

Kind of late, but submitted today. Good luck everyone!

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

Postby jpal13 » Mon Jan 02, 2012 7:56 pm

Yale is my number one, I have no chance.

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

Postby nitlions1022 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:24 pm

I received an email on 12/5 from Yale saying that they've received my application and that it may take up to 4 weeks to process my application and that they'd email me when my application was complete and ready for review. I haven't anything from them since then. Does anyone have an idea when I might hear back?

Apologies if this is a newb question.....and thanks in advance.

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

Postby yankees42789 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:46 pm

Well, I finally decided to submit my app. I hate my 250 less now than I have at any other time over the past two months and I've waited long enough, so I figured I might as well just send it already. Looking forward to my inevitable rejection!

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

Postby lawhopeful2012 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:37 pm

does yale have any type of status checker?

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

Postby lats19nys » Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:43 pm

lawhopeful2012 wrote:does yale have any type of status checker?


no and don't bother calling...i called to verify something and the guy on the other side was extremely arrogant and rude.

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

Postby lawhopeful2012 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:44 pm

haha okay so no updates and then a random accept, reject or waitlist out of the blue.. great

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

Postby Elendil » Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:47 pm

lawhopeful2012 wrote:haha okay so no updates and then a random accept, reject or waitlist out of the blue.. great


You will get an email when your application is "complete." From what I can tell, it seems like acceptances tend to come a little more than a month after that email (IF you're accepted), and rejections/waitlists tend to come 2 or 3 months after. Anyone feel free to correct me if that is wrong...

Either way, I think some applicants should be due for good news this week! Fingers crossed... :)

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

Postby Blessedassurance » Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:51 pm

Elendil wrote:
lawhopeful2012 wrote:haha okay so no updates and then a random accept, reject or waitlist out of the blue.. great


You will get an email when your application is "complete." From what I can tell, it seems like acceptances tend to come a little more than a month after that email (IF you're accepted), and rejections/waitlists tend to come 2 or 3 months after. Anyone feel free to correct me if that is wrong...

Either way, I think some applicants should be due for good news this week! Fingers crossed... :)


Acceptances can take longer than that. It's a very slow and excruciating process. Doesn't bother most people though because most don't hold out hope. It's kinda an afterthought. Also, people legitimately hanging on to hope usually have H, S or both under their belt, so they tend to be extra mellow about the whole deal.

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

Postby adam1 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:40 pm

nitlions1022 wrote:I received an email on 12/5 from Yale saying that they've received my application and that it may take up to 4 weeks to process my application and that they'd email me when my application was complete and ready for review. I haven't anything from them since then. Does anyone have an idea when I might hear back?

Apologies if this is a newb question.....and thanks in advance.


I'm in the same boat but 11/29. Can't help but think something is missing from app. So I guess I'm bumping this to see if anyone can give us any insight.

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

Postby nametaken » Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:42 pm

adam1 wrote:
nitlions1022 wrote:I received an email on 12/5 from Yale saying that they've received my application and that it may take up to 4 weeks to process my application and that they'd email me when my application was complete and ready for review. I haven't anything from them since then. Does anyone have an idea when I might hear back?

Apologies if this is a newb question.....and thanks in advance.


I'm in the same boat but 11/29. Can't help but think something is missing from app. So I guess I'm bumping this to see if anyone can give us any insight.


I got that e-mail on 12/6, then got a complete e-mail 12/13. Maybe you could call/email them to make sure they have everything?

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

Postby doppelganger » Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:26 pm

Ok, re-styled this letter as my personal statement to Yale. Opinions?

http://www.boingboing.net/2010/10/05/hunter-s-thompsons-1.html

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

Postby Elliott_Smith » Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:25 pm

Decided I should apply after an improved December LSAT, but still not at all happy with my 250.

/stuffs.

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

Postby Elendil » Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:47 pm

Here's to hoping for a busy week, considering we haven't heard anything since before the holidays...!

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

Postby doppelganger » Sat Jan 14, 2012 2:26 pm

Elendil wrote:Here's to hoping for a busy week, considering we haven't heard anything since before the holidays...!


Elendil, I don't think we'll be hearing anything for awhile, unless you are an Asha-autoadmit. Autorejects and those undergoing faculty review, historically, don't hear anything until February. Lots of information about this on their site and I think there is a helpful graph supporting this on the first page of this thread.

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

Postby Elendil » Sat Jan 14, 2012 2:43 pm

doppelganger wrote:
Elendil wrote:Here's to hoping for a busy week, considering we haven't heard anything since before the holidays...!


Elendil, I don't think we'll be hearing anything for awhile, unless you are an Asha-autoadmit. Autorejects and those undergoing faculty review, historically, don't hear anything until February. Lots of information about this on their site and I think there is a helpful graph supporting this on the first page of this thread.


From their site:
"There is no correlation between when you are admitted and whether you were a presumptive admit or read by faculty (I really don't see why this would make any difference once you are admitted, but anyway). Both I and the members of the faculty are reading files from early fall into April. So, it's entirely possible for an application to make it through a round of three faculty readers by December, just as it is possible for me to admit someone directly in the spring (it would be kind of odd, wouldn't it, if a must-have applicant applied on February 15 and I had no choice but to send the person to the faculty gamble?)."

http://blogs.law.yale.edu/blogs/admissi ... 10/02.aspx

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

Postby Schola » Sat Jan 14, 2012 3:56 pm

Elendil wrote:
doppelganger wrote:
Elendil wrote:Here's to hoping for a busy week, considering we haven't heard anything since before the holidays...!


Elendil, I don't think we'll be hearing anything for awhile, unless you are an Asha-autoadmit. Autorejects and those undergoing faculty review, historically, don't hear anything until February. Lots of information about this on their site and I think there is a helpful graph supporting this on the first page of this thread.


From their site:
"There is no correlation between when you are admitted and whether you were a presumptive admit or read by faculty (I really don't see why this would make any difference once you are admitted, but anyway). Both I and the members of the faculty are reading files from early fall into April. So, it's entirely possible for an application to make it through a round of three faculty readers by December, just as it is possible for me to admit someone directly in the spring (it would be kind of odd, wouldn't it, if a must-have applicant applied on February 15 and I had no choice but to send the person to the faculty gamble?)."

http://blogs.law.yale.edu/blogs/admissi ... 10/02.aspx


Wait, she wants us to believe that if we regressed the date applicants are admitted on whether or not the applicants are auto-admit or faculty review, we would find ZERO correlation?

I get her point that if an auto-admit submits his/her application at the end of the admission cycle, and thus after people who submitted at the beginning of the admission cycle have already had time to get through the faculty review process, the late applying auto-admit will hear after early applying non-auto-admits. But that is not "no correlation."

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

Postby doppelganger » Sun Jan 15, 2012 12:56 pm

Elendil wrote:
doppelganger wrote:
Elendil wrote:Here's to hoping for a busy week, considering we haven't heard anything since before the holidays...!


Elendil, I don't think we'll be hearing anything for awhile, unless you are an Asha-autoadmit. Autorejects and those undergoing faculty review, historically, don't hear anything until February. Lots of information about this on their site and I think there is a helpful graph supporting this on the first page of this thread.


From their site:
"There is no correlation between when you are admitted and whether you were a presumptive admit or read by faculty (I really don't see why this would make any difference once you are admitted, but anyway). Both I and the members of the faculty are reading files from early fall into April. So, it's entirely possible for an application to make it through a round of three faculty readers by December, just as it is possible for me to admit someone directly in the spring (it would be kind of odd, wouldn't it, if a must-have applicant applied on February 15 and I had no choice but to send the person to the faculty gamble?)."

http://blogs.law.yale.edu/blogs/admissi ... 10/02.aspx



The acceptances that come in December are sparse. There is typically a glut of acceptances and rejects late in January and another late in February. This makes me (and others) think that those admits and rejects were faculty-reviewed or auto-rejects. I suppose it is possible that she hands out faculty review files one at a time in a little trickle, but I somehow doubt this. On a side note, there was a delay in the applications this year due to a glitch, so that could have changed the timeline a little. I guess we'll have to wait and see.

edit: for better argument

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

Postby KevinP » Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:53 am

I'm sorry if this question has already been asked, but looking at http://www.law.yale.edu/admissions/profile.htm, I was wondering if there would be any boost if the country where one has lived/was born in and the language(s) one speaks is not listed in the following categories:
"This class has collectively lived or worked in:" "And can read and speak the following languages:"

This may or may not be hypothetical. This may or may not apply to me ;). Although my LSAT score is within Yale's range, my GPA is below Yale's 25th percentile, so I assumed auto-reject, and therefore I have not applied.

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

Postby curiouscat » Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:57 am

KevinP wrote:I'm sorry if this question has already been asked, but looking at http://www.law.yale.edu/admissions/profile.htm, I was wondering if there would be any boost if the country where one has lived/was born in and the language(s) one speaks is not listed in the following categories:
"This class has collectively lived or worked in:" "And can read and speak the following languages:"

This may or may not be hypothetical. This may or may not apply to me ;). Although my LSAT score is within Yale's range, my GPA is below Yale's 25th percentile, so I assumed auto-reject, and therefore I have not applied.


I haven't applied either (softs not up to par, I've decided I'll just resign myself to lurking longingly in the Yale thread...sigh), but, no, I really don't think language or birthplace would be a major boost. The decentralized admissions process makes it unlikely that different readers would know which nationalities/languages are already represented, and, more importantly, they have a lot more relevant factors to consider. If where you lived or the languages you can speak is tied to a great soft or can be turned into an awesome PS, then maybe they can help, but in and of themselves, I doubt it.

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

Postby Elliott_Smith » Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:12 am

I disagree. Languages and background tend to be pretty important softs - but yes, you have to actually contextualize them.

Still working away at my 250. Goal is to have it in on the 20th.




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