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

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

Postby LaCumparsita » Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:23 am

So when do they accept people until? I know it's still pretty early, but I've already given up hope haha. It's weird hearing from H so early, and then getting silence for months from Y and S...

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

Postby JoeMo » Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:05 pm

LaCumparsita wrote:So when do they accept people until? I know it's still pretty early, but I've already given up hope haha. It's weird hearing from H so early, and then getting silence for months from Y and S...


I actually think the majority of their decisions are made in April, if I read the application materials correctly.

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

Postby Elston Gunn » Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:09 pm

JoeMo wrote:
LaCumparsita wrote:So when do they accept people until? I know it's still pretty early, but I've already given up hope haha. It's weird hearing from H so early, and then getting silence for months from Y and S...


I actually think the majority of their decisions are made in April, if I read the application materials correctly.


I think it's strictly true that most people hear in April, but that most of the people who hear then are waitlist/rejects. It's also clear, however, that a very small percentage of the acceptances have actually gone out, so no reason to give up yet.

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

Postby Doorkeeper » Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:13 pm

Elston Gunn wrote:
JoeMo wrote:
LaCumparsita wrote:So when do they accept people until? I know it's still pretty early, but I've already given up hope haha. It's weird hearing from H so early, and then getting silence for months from Y and S...


I actually think the majority of their decisions are made in April, if I read the application materials correctly.


I think it's strictly true that most people hear in April, but that most of the people who hear then are waitlist/rejects. It's also clear, however, that a very small percentage of the acceptances have actually gone out, so no reason to give up yet.


If you look at the YLS Twitter, it looks like there is a trickle of acceptances throughout Jan, Feb, and March...and then the last batch come out in early April. I would assume the Dec-Jan acceptances are the so called "auto admits" and from then on out it's applications that have gone through the faculty review, which I would further assume is variable in its timing to completion.

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

Postby lilhmoney » Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:21 pm

It seems like there were quite a few in late January last year.

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

Postby jd5 » Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:28 pm

For the academic awards section, did any of you put down that you were valedictorian/salutatorian of your high school? I only ask because Yale, like Columbia, asks where you went to high school and what your GPA/rank was there.

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

Postby WhiteGuy5 » Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:30 pm

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

Postby thelawschoolproject » Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:26 pm

jd5 wrote:For the academic awards section, did any of you put down that you were valedictorian/salutatorian of your high school? I only ask because Yale, like Columbia, asks where you went to high school and what your GPA/rank was there.



No. I didn't include anything about myself from high school. Although, I'm not K-JD so it's been over 10 years since I was in hs. I was fairly certain they wouldn't care.

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

Postby brogoc » Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:07 pm

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

Postby doppelganger » Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:40 pm

thelawschoolproject wrote:
jd5 wrote:For the academic awards section, did any of you put down that you were valedictorian/salutatorian of your high school? I only ask because Yale, like Columbia, asks where you went to high school and what your GPA/rank was there.



No. I didn't include anything about myself from high school. Although, I'm not K-JD so it's been over 10 years since I was in hs. I was fairly certain they wouldn't care.


Asha tweeted a while back about how she did want you to include high-school info. Along with a few other people, I had missed where it asked for that, but you might want to send it in anyway just in case.

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

Postby Elendil » Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:42 pm

doppelganger wrote:
thelawschoolproject wrote:
jd5 wrote:For the academic awards section, did any of you put down that you were valedictorian/salutatorian of your high school? I only ask because Yale, like Columbia, asks where you went to high school and what your GPA/rank was there.



No. I didn't include anything about myself from high school. Although, I'm not K-JD so it's been over 10 years since I was in hs. I was fairly certain they wouldn't care.


Asha tweeted a while back about how she did want you to include high-school info. I had missed where it asked for it on the application along with a few other people, but you might want to send it in anyway just in case.


There was a problem with the application originally and it didn't ask for high school info, then it was corrected and that's when Asha tweeted about sending in updates... they didn't even want GPA or rank though, just the name of your school, location, and graduation year.

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

Postby vto35 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:50 pm

anyone else get an email from a 1L last night?

It was titled "Hello from Yale Law School" which caused a half second heart attack.

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

Postby Doorkeeper » Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:25 pm

vto35 wrote:anyone else get an email from a 1L last night?

It was titled "Hello from Yale Law School" which caused a half second heart attack.


No...

Go on...

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

Postby vto35 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:15 pm

Doorkeeper wrote:
vto35 wrote:anyone else get an email from a 1L last night?

It was titled "Hello from Yale Law School" which caused a half second heart attack.


No...

Go on...


it was nothing important - just a general "let me know if I can help you with your application or if you have any questions" type of thing.

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

Postby arewehavingfunyet » Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:28 pm

vto35 wrote:
Doorkeeper wrote:
vto35 wrote:anyone else get an email from a 1L last night?

It was titled "Hello from Yale Law School" which caused a half second heart attack.


No...

Go on...


it was nothing important - just a general "let me know if I can help you with your application or if you have any questions" type of thing.


I got a similar email except I'm already in. It was titled "YLS Admitted Students Buddy."

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

Postby Doorkeeper » Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:43 pm

vto35 wrote:
Doorkeeper wrote:
vto35 wrote:anyone else get an email from a 1L last night?

It was titled "Hello from Yale Law School" which caused a half second heart attack.


No...

Go on...


it was nothing important - just a general "let me know if I can help you with your application or if you have any questions" type of thing.


Why would some applicants get this but not others? Determined by URM status or fee waiver, or some other not-related-to-a-decision criteria?

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

Postby thederangedwang » Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:42 pm

I also JUST received a similar email.

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

Postby doppelganger » Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:23 pm

thederangedwang wrote:I also JUST received a similar email.


Maybe you all are already in, but have not been notified yet? Oh, the suspense. :shock:

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

Postby thederangedwang » Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:28 pm

doppelganger wrote:
thederangedwang wrote:I also JUST received a similar email.


Maybe you all are already in, but have not been notified yet? Oh, the suspense. :shock:

seriously doubt it.

I'm asian so I got it from a 2L in some asian club. I think only minorities got the email, just like how only minorities got the letter awhile back telling us to apply.

Not a big deal...the email strongly emphasizes that they are simply being cordial and the subject is to get us to apply and help with the app process. Besides, I submitted early and like 4 rounds of acceptances have gone out already without me getting any joy..im pretty sure i'm not in yet.

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

Postby igelchen » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:21 pm

If you're reading this post and realized that you didn't submit two academic references, mild to moderate panic would be appropriate.


http://blogs.law.yale.edu/blogs/admissi ... ation.aspx

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

Postby annyong » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:40 pm

igelchen wrote:
If you're reading this post and realized that you didn't submit two academic references, mild to moderate panic would be appropriate.


http://blogs.law.yale.edu/blogs/admissi ... ation.aspx

Thanks for posting this, I really enjoyed that blog post, and really appreciate the transparency and truth Yale puts forth about what it looks for in its applicants and how it conducts its review process.

Now, I just hope we see a few more acceptances trickle in soon!

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

Postby Schola » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:49 pm

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

Postby LaCumparsita » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:56 pm

Mer... I recently sent in a 4th rec letter. Woops lol

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

Postby Parmenides » Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:52 pm

I also sent four. I hope the letters are as positive as their authors were enthusiastic about writing them.

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

Postby nametaken » Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:56 pm

Parmenides wrote:I also sent four. I hope the letters are as positive as their authors were enthusiastic about writing them.


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