Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby callmemaybe84 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:16 pm

bernaldiaz wrote:
dnptan wrote:
sabanist wrote:I think my K-JD status is going to be my downfall.
(and my cheesy POS 250 but let's not talk about that)


I bet mine was cheesier :D


Mine had to be the worst. I caught a grammatical mistake in it a couple weeks later. I was so burnt out by the time I submitted Yale, I definitely did not put my best foot forward.


You know how there are all these books of "the college essays that got kids into harvard and princeton!", there really should be a book of 250s. I'd actually read it, because the range and variety of these things has to be pretty incredible. And one minor grammar mistake, unless it's a true howler, shouldn't hurt you.
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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby hdivine » Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:18 pm

Yukos wrote:
bluecouch wrote:
test wrote:
zara23 wrote:
At this point they just like being cruel/ taking their time. If they sat down for 24 hours they could finish this, but that would be too considerate.


It just seems like this year's process is way behind schedule. the deadline for financial aid is in 6 days. Why not just end it for their own sake. So weird to me...


At best they are so in a bubble that they don't realize what this process looks like at this point from the outside. At worst they are being malicious. I say its somewhere in between.


It's not malicious. That's crazy talk. I bet a lot of us are on the bubble, and they need to take a closer look at those of us left... and that takes time. Some of us will end of being like Virginia Tech and some us will be like Wichita State.

OMG, what if they have us all in some sort of applicant bracket?


So we're all going to lose in the end?[/quote]

Not at all. ONE of you will win.

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby sabanist » Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:22 pm

HopefulBulldog wrote:
bluecouch wrote:
dnptan wrote:I bet mine was cheesier :D


I think mine could have used a little cheese. Mine was way too serious.


Meh, if it fits with the rest of your application, then it probably just comes across as genuine, your voice. My guess is that's why they leave it so open ended...

I'll share mine after the cycle so we can determine who wins the cheese contest.
I think it fit in with my app as a whole with the hardship -> optimism concept, but it really laid it on thick. It's a totally true story, but anyone who didn't know it would probably think I was exaggerating.

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby dnptan » Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:34 pm

sabanist wrote:
HopefulBulldog wrote:
bluecouch wrote:
dnptan wrote:I bet mine was cheesier :D


I think mine could have used a little cheese. Mine was way too serious.


Meh, if it fits with the rest of your application, then it probably just comes across as genuine, your voice. My guess is that's why they leave it so open ended...

I'll share mine after the cycle so we can determine who wins the cheese contest.
I think it fit in with my app as a whole with the hardship -> optimism concept, but it really laid it on thick. It's a totally true story, but anyone who didn't know it would probably think I was exaggerating.


Mine was about Hello Kitty

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby HopefulBulldog » Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:50 pm

What day do you guys think will be the last real acceptance day (obviously other than the random add next month or off the waitlist)?

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby fredmerz » Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:02 pm

dnptan wrote:Mine was about Hello Kitty


Mine was about a nut-kicking contraption video (http://youtu.be/VGu7pSF2kMo).

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby edgeofthenight » Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:45 pm

bernaldiaz wrote:
dnptan wrote:
sabanist wrote:I think my K-JD status is going to be my downfall.
(and my cheesy POS 250 but let's not talk about that)


I bet mine was cheesier :D


Mine had to be the worst. I caught a grammatical mistake in it a couple weeks later. I was so burnt out by the time I submitted Yale, I definitely did not put my best foot forward.


One of the perks of thinking I had absolutely zero shot at Yale was I was very easily able to put the application process behind me (It was only after they persisted in not rejecting me for so long that I started thinking I had a shot...) and haven't looked at my 250 since I submitted. The hard drive my original copy on has since crashed - I could read it through LSAC, but it's a long enough process to get to it that I've been able to stop myself because I know it would just drive me insane.

I'm totally happy to share mine after, as a how to get Yale to not reject you right away if nothing else.

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Postby 06162014123 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:49 pm

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby MannaMan » Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:57 pm

This is really getting to be late in the process. Are there any guesses on when the big WL/ding wave will go out?

Also, what's the current Facebook count?

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby az21833 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:22 pm

it'll be this week. they are trying to have all decisions out by April 15th - which is Monday. we will know soon

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:24 pm

az21833 wrote:it'll be this week. they are trying to have all decisions out by April 15th - which is Monday. we will know soon


Sheer speculation, intelligent hypothesis, or fact?

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby wert3813 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:28 pm

ManOfTheMinute wrote:
az21833 wrote:it'll be this week. they are trying to have all decisions out by April 15th - which is Monday. we will know soon


Sheer speculation, intelligent hypothesis, or fact?


I'll add some sheer speculation that that was sheer speculation.

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby socrates88 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:29 pm

Are you infering that from the timeline on the website where it says "Apr. 15: Most decisions are made by mid- to late April"?

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby az21833 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:30 pm

i spread a lot of senseless speculation but usually try to make clear when im doing that. this ones fact, that they are "striving to communicate all decisions by April 15"

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby az21833 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:31 pm

socrates88 wrote:Are you infering that from the timeline on the website where it says "Apr. 15: Most decisions are made by mid- to late April"?


no inferring this time - email from admissions
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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:38 pm

az21833 wrote:
socrates88 wrote:Are you infering that from the timeline on the website where it says "Apr. 15: Most decisions are made by mid- to late April"?


no inferring this time


Oh gotcha, so I shall prepare for the ding on tax day!

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby volp » Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:03 pm

RedShift wrote:I'm right there with you, Edge. I applied as more of an afterthought, but the longer this process drags on the more attached I become to the prospect of being accepted to Yale.


this.

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby edamame » Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:21 pm

There are currently 195 in the YLS group.

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby o0o0o0o » Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:27 pm

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Cicero76 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:01 pm

sabanist wrote:
HopefulBulldog wrote:
bluecouch wrote:
dnptan wrote:I bet mine was cheesier :D


I think mine could have used a little cheese. Mine was way too serious.


Meh, if it fits with the rest of your application, then it probably just comes across as genuine, your voice. My guess is that's why they leave it so open ended...

I'll share mine after the cycle so we can determine who wins the cheese contest.
I think it fit in with my app as a whole with the hardship -> optimism concept, but it really laid it on thick. It's a totally true story, but anyone who didn't know it would probably think I was exaggerating.


Mine was fairly cheesy. I prefer the term "cute," but hey-- it worked. :roll:

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby az21833 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:18 pm

does yls have a propensity for Friday dings like the other or no observable pattern?

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby callmemaybe84 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:45 pm

az21833 wrote:does yls have a propensity for Friday dings like the other or no observable pattern?


1am, 3pm, 10am?

Yale is about as predictable as, well, yale.

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby 2013hopeful:D » Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:39 pm

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby bernaldiaz » Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:41 pm

2013hopeful:D wrote:.


God damnit what does this mean? Don't pull shit in the Yale thread. This is srs bsnss

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Yukos » Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:48 pm

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