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

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

Postby Syme » Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:18 pm

I also just discovered the Yale quirk of the virtually requisite two academic LORs. I haven't submitted my app yet and currently have a single academic and single professional letter. I read the blog post, but how screwed would I actually be submitting only one academic letter? Am I buying a rejection letter? Does anyone get in with just one?

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

Postby Doorkeeper » Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:21 pm

Syme wrote:I also just discovered the Yale quirk of the virtually requisite two academic LORs. I haven't submitted my app yet and currently have a single academic and single professional letter. I read the blog post, but how screwed would I actually be submitting only one academic letter? Am I buying a rejection letter? Does anyone get in with just one?

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The question is how strong your second academic recommendation would be for you. If you know your second academic rec would be as strong as your first, then go ahead and get it...but if you think the additional academic rec would be from someone who knows less about you as an applicant, then it can bring down your recommendations in total. Since you've been out of school for two years, I would say it's ok so long as your two recommendations are going to be very strong.

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

Postby instantwonton » Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:45 pm

Dinged! Got the letter today via snail mail (live in New Haven County) 172/3.89.

I'm actually not disappointed, though. I already got into HLS and really think it's the better fit for me....although I would have gone to Yale if I got in (I also own a condo 20 minutes away from the school). I will be withdrawing from all other schools and sending my deposit into Harvard ASAP.

Good luck to everyone else still waiting!

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

Postby Elendil » Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:52 pm

I'm sorry to hear that... mind sharing when you submitted?

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

Postby kulshan » Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:58 pm

Sorry, instantwonton. First blood...

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

Postby instantwonton » Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:59 pm

Elendil wrote:I'm sorry to hear that... mind sharing when you submitted?


Submitted 10/23 Complete 11/3

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

Postby soj » Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:01 pm

I just want to get waitlisted at this point.

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

Postby icedflames » Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:04 pm

instantwonton wrote:Dinged! Got the letter today via snail mail (live in New Haven County) 172/3.89.

I'm actually not disappointed, though. I already got into HLS and really think it's the better fit for me....although I would have gone to Yale if I got in (I also own a condo 20 minutes away from the school). I will be withdrawing from all other schools and sending my deposit into Harvard ASAP.

Good luck to everyone else still waiting!


damn, sorry to hear that.

my stats are almost exactly those minus the HLS acceptance. oof.

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

Postby PopTorts13 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:09 pm

Damn it. I hate to see one of our peeps go down like this. Congrats on the HLS admission though. You're great as is!

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

Postby instantwonton » Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:34 pm

PopTorts13 wrote:Damn it. I hate to see one of our peeps go down like this. Congrats on the HLS admission though. You're great as is!



Aww thanks, Poptorts! I was a big longshot for both of them....so I'm still thrilled about HLS! If anything, just leaving other spots open for other awesome applicants just like you!

FYI to everyone, the letter says they received 3000 applications for 200 spots....not sure if that's more or less applicants than last year but it's more than I thought there would be.

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

Postby soj » Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:37 pm

3000 already? Say it ain't so. :/

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

Postby AmandaPB » Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:39 pm

instantwonton wrote:Dinged! Got the letter today via snail mail (live in New Haven County) 172/3.89.

I'm actually not disappointed, though. I already got into HLS and really think it's the better fit for me....although I would have gone to Yale if I got in (I also own a condo 20 minutes away from the school). I will be withdrawing from all other schools and sending my deposit into Harvard ASAP.

Good luck to everyone else still waiting!

Sorry about the ding, instantwonton. I’m glad you happily have HLS! We’ll all be waiting by our mailboxes.

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

Postby thatkid » Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:44 pm

soj wrote:3000 already? Say it ain't so. :/


LSAC claims there were 3,797 applications last year, so 3000 seems like very good news. Sorry to hear about the ding, instantwonton. :(

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

Postby Elendil » Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:46 pm

Ouch... 30 minutes after my last post, I came home to a rejection in my mailbox. :(

Stats:174/3.95+
Submitted early November.

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

Postby AmandaPB » Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:48 pm

Man, this is going to be bad.

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

Postby soj » Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:50 pm

Waitlists seem to go out way later. I'll just keep hoping for no mail from YLS.

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

Postby Elendil » Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:52 pm

soj wrote:3000 already? Say it ain't so. :/


Ps - just to clarify, the letter says that they "expect to receive over 3,000 applications" this year.

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

Postby yankees42789 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:57 pm

soj wrote:Waitlists seem to go out way later. I'll just keep hoping for no mail from YLS.


Relax - if I had to bet on any of us TLSers to get in who hasn't already, it'd be you. Hang in there!

Also, sorry to everybody who got dinged. This bloodbath is going to be ugly...

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

Postby soj » Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:05 pm

Thanks, man. I'd actually bet on you. ;) Good luck!

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

Postby annyong » Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:11 pm

Sorry about the dings guys, I guess it's going to be an ugly next couple of days - I'll be reluctantly checking my mailbox. Really, I'd be glad for a waitlist.

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

Postby annyong » Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:11 pm

(Random double post)

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

Postby Elliott_Smith » Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:23 pm

Oh man, looks like it's started.. Sorry to hear about the dings guys

I'll be checking my mailbox with a little more terror this week

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

Postby instantwonton » Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:24 pm

Elendil wrote:
soj wrote:3000 already? Say it ain't so. :/


Ps - just to clarify, the letter says that they "expect to receive over 3,000 applications" this year.


Oops sorry :oops: Wasn't looking at the letter when I wrote that and still haven't fully read it yet...

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

Postby Elendil » Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:36 pm

instantwonton wrote:
Elendil wrote:
soj wrote:3000 already? Say it ain't so. :/


Ps - just to clarify, the letter says that they "expect to receive over 3,000 applications" this year.


Oops sorry :oops: Wasn't looking at the letter when I wrote that and still haven't fully read it yet...


Trust me, I feel you. I only caught the bit about the number of applicants after a second read. :(

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

Postby nametaken » Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:37 pm

Elliott_Smith wrote:Oh man, looks like it's started.. Sorry to hear about the dings guys

I'll be checking my mailbox with a little more terror this week


+1 ugh.




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