Yale waitlist thread, 2011-2012 (c/o 2015)

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So...are you gonna, you know...

I'm riding it through October!
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55%
Might stay on for a month or two.
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26%
Withdrawing.
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18%
 
Total votes: 65

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Re: Yale waitlist thread, 2011-2012 (c/o 2015)

Postby Perdevise » Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:24 am

WL as well. Expecting a rejection, so neat, I think. I've deposited at Stanford, and they were incredibly generous with aid, so I think I'll stay here until maybe July or so. Good luck to all.

PS -
The odds of admission for any individual increase as the summer progresses and the size of the pool diminishes


Yale Hunger Games.

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Re: Yale waitlist thread, 2011-2012 (c/o 2015)

Postby Bronck » Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:12 pm

thederangedwang wrote:LOCI=letter of continuing or continued interest?

on a related note

I want to express my continuing or continued interest in Yale Law?

Gramma not ma strung piont


Both words are adjectives:

Continuing = "1. That continues (in various senses of the verb); abiding, lasting; persistent, persevering."
Continued = "a. Carried on or kept up without cessation; continual, constant."

They both seem to work.

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Re: Yale waitlist thread, 2011-2012 (c/o 2015)

Postby Twit » Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:15 pm

Perdevise wrote:Yale Hunger Games.

+1

BigRedMachine wrote:Checking in, long-time lurker. Don't know what sort of new info you could put into a LOCI other than, obviously, CI....unless you've cured cancer since applying.

Have you cured cancer since applying?

About the only thing you can only add that really swings the pendulum is that you will absolutely attend if admitted--after all, they are just trying to fill the class at this point. But then again, 81% of the people in this forum will put that they will absolutely attend if admitted...

Otherwise, you can add any new grades/awards, but moving from a 3.88 GPA last fall to a 3.89 isn't going to have them turning over tables to admit you.
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Re: Yale waitlist thread, 2011-2012 (c/o 2015)

Postby Twit » Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:20 pm

Thank God we found out before Gmail imploded this morning.

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Re: Yale waitlist thread, 2011-2012 (c/o 2015)

Postby Bronck » Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:26 pm

Just called, and FWIW, the admissions guy said that it doesn't matter when we send in the WL forms. A couple weeks from now is fine.

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Re: Yale waitlist thread, 2011-2012 (c/o 2015)

Postby kulshan » Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:11 pm

I'm withdrawing shortly and deferring my spot at HLS to finish my diss. Good luck to everyone who is going to ride it out!

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Re: Yale waitlist thread, 2011-2012 (c/o 2015)

Postby Geneva » Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:57 pm

hey all, i'm trying to figure out how waitlist decisions are made at yale. i know that asha reads through the apps initially and they then go through faculty readings/rankings, but then what? does our status really mean that we just missed the cut in terms of faculty ranking? are other admissions officers not involved?

in other news, i keep flipping from elated to depressed to elated to depressed to...yeah...


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Re: Yale waitlist thread, 2011-2012 (c/o 2015)

Postby cogitoergosum » Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:15 am

I just have to say... I absolutely love Yale for looking long and hard at me as an applicant. Regardless of what happens next, I like Yale.

btw, are any of you planning to visit while on the WL?

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Re: Yale waitlist thread, 2011-2012 (c/o 2015)

Postby BaseballT » Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:43 am

Is anyone on the WL doing something other than sending the WL form to opt in?

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Re: Yale waitlist thread, 2011-2012 (c/o 2015)

Postby Geneva » Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:51 am

cogitoergosum wrote:I just have to say... I absolutely love Yale for looking long and hard at me as an applicant. Regardless of what happens next, I like Yale.

btw, are any of you planning to visit while on the WL?


I want to but I'm scared it will just make a rejection hurt more and not do anything to help my chances.

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Re: Yale waitlist thread, 2011-2012 (c/o 2015)

Postby cogitoergosum » Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:11 am

Geneva wrote:I want to but I'm scared it will just make a rejection hurt more and not do anything to help my chances.

I feel you on that.

My parents are coming out for my UG graduation in early May and want to see my future law school... I couldn't possibly... :?

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Re: Yale waitlist thread, 2011-2012 (c/o 2015)

Postby Geneva » Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:14 am

cogitoergosum wrote:
Geneva wrote:I want to but I'm scared it will just make a rejection hurt more and not do anything to help my chances.

I feel you on that.

My parents are coming out for my UG graduation in early May and want to see my future law school... I couldn't possibly... :?


Ohh, what other schools are you considering? Also, double congrats for being WL as an undergrad.

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Re: Yale waitlist thread, 2011-2012 (c/o 2015)

Postby cogitoergosum » Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:17 am

Geneva wrote:
cogitoergosum wrote:
Geneva wrote:I want to but I'm scared it will just make a rejection hurt more and not do anything to help my chances.

I feel you on that.

My parents are coming out for my UG graduation in early May and want to see my future law school... I couldn't possibly... :?


Ohh, what other schools are you considering? Also, double congrats for being WL as an undergrad.

Thanks! Looking at a number of schools, I'm really hoping either Penn or Yale will work out (WL'ed at both). I'm nontrad, spent some years working full-time btwn starting and finishing ugrad, so that might have something to do with it.

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Re: Yale waitlist thread, 2011-2012 (c/o 2015)

Postby thederangedwang » Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:26 am

kinda interesting discussion i had with my school's president....he went to HLS and was on law review there at the same time John Roberts was there, he's friends with him..anywhoo, he got into Yale as well and chose HLS obviously and so he told me.

Go to harvard, if you are asking which school is more elite, then its Yale, but if you are asking which school is more important and influential, then go to HLS....


his advice is interesting, never really had it framed that way so far

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Re: Yale waitlist thread, 2011-2012 (c/o 2015)

Postby Geneva » Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:31 am

thederangedwang wrote:kinda interesting discussion i had with my school's president....he went to HLS and was on law review there at the same time John Roberts was there, he's friends with him..anywhoo, he got into Yale as well and chose HLS obviously and so he told me.

Go to harvard, if you are asking which school is more elite, then its Yale, but if you are asking which school is more important and influential, then go to HLS....


his advice is interesting, never really had it framed that way so far


where does stanford fit? disclaimer: not in at hls or yls

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Re: Yale waitlist thread, 2011-2012 (c/o 2015)

Postby thederangedwang » Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:39 am

he mentioned it as an afterthought...kinda like..."also, stanford is a really good school"..then i told him i didnt apply there..and that was that

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Re: Yale waitlist thread, 2011-2012 (c/o 2015)

Postby sharktankdean » Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:40 am

thederangedwang wrote:he mentioned it as an afterthought...kinda like..."also, stanford is a really good school"..then i told him i didnt apply there..and that was that



just stopped by to say this made me laugh so hard.

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Re: Yale waitlist thread, 2011-2012 (c/o 2015)

Postby thederangedwang » Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:49 am

sharktankdean wrote:
thederangedwang wrote:he mentioned it as an afterthought...kinda like..."also, stanford is a really good school"..then i told him i didnt apply there..and that was that


just stopped by to say this made me laugh so hard.


why?

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Re: Yale waitlist thread, 2011-2012 (c/o 2015)

Postby sharktankdean » Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:55 am

thederangedwang wrote:
sharktankdean wrote:
thederangedwang wrote:he mentioned it as an afterthought...kinda like..."also, stanford is a really good school"..then i told him i didnt apply there..and that was that


just stopped by to say this made me laugh so hard.


why?


i imagined the guy in your avi as the speaker plus in my scenario he was annoyed that Stanford was being included with HY

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Re: Yale waitlist thread, 2011-2012 (c/o 2015)

Postby thederangedwang » Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:02 am

sharktankdean wrote:
thederangedwang wrote:
sharktankdean wrote:
thederangedwang wrote:he mentioned it as an afterthought...kinda like..."also, stanford is a really good school"..then i told him i didnt apply there..and that was that


just stopped by to say this made me laugh so hard.


why?


i imagined the guy in your avi as the speaker plus in my scenario he was annoyed that Stanford was being included with HY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7i-nCqINfAI

thats my prez! and no, i wasnt one of those occupy people..i am in the crowd though

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Re: Yale waitlist thread, 2011-2012 (c/o 2015)

Postby Geneva » Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:03 am

thederangedwang wrote:he mentioned it as an afterthought...kinda like..."also, stanford is a really good school"..then i told him i didnt apply there..and that was that


ha, it's depressing to realize the degree to which stanford lags behind hy in terms of prestige. i'm THRILLED with my sls acceptance, but wish the school got more recognition. why didn't u apply to sls?

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Re: Yale waitlist thread, 2011-2012 (c/o 2015)

Postby thederangedwang » Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:06 am

Geneva wrote:
thederangedwang wrote:he mentioned it as an afterthought...kinda like..."also, stanford is a really good school"..then i told him i didnt apply there..and that was that


ha, it's depressing to realize the degree to which stanford lags behind hy in terms of prestige. i'm THRILLED with my sls acceptance, but wish the school got more recognition. why didn't u apply to sls?

see lsn profile in stats...left hand side, kinda toward the end

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Re: Yale waitlist thread, 2011-2012 (c/o 2015)

Postby Geneva » Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:13 am

thederangedwang wrote:
Geneva wrote:
thederangedwang wrote:he mentioned it as an afterthought...kinda like..."also, stanford is a really good school"..then i told him i didnt apply there..and that was that


ha, it's depressing to realize the degree to which stanford lags behind hy in terms of prestige. i'm THRILLED with my sls acceptance, but wish the school got more recognition. why didn't u apply to sls?

see lsn profile in stats...left hand side, kinda toward the end


Thanks! Also, your lsn profile is one of the best I've seen. I'm sure future applicants will appreciate it.

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Re: Yale waitlist thread, 2011-2012 (c/o 2015)

Postby lizaregina » Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:26 am

Checking in.

How quickly do you think one can wait to send in a LOCI? My graduation is in a month and so I won't know if I've received any major awards until then. Would it be advisable to wait until I have something substantive to say/update them on?




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