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

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

Postby twinkletoes16 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:47 pm

Wormfather wrote:
twinkletoes16 wrote:
shakespeare wrote:Congrats, class2016!
Do you mind us asking your GPA and LSATs?

I'm guessing your an auto admit since it's so early on in the cycle, so your scores must be pretty high.



Does Yale have auto admits?


Asha wrote:There are roughly 50-80 applicants each year who are "presumptive admits" and who bypass the three reader process. Instead, they are reviewed by myself and a a faculty member who serves as the Chair of the Admissions Committee. These are students who are truly outstanding in every way, not just scores -- again, we are trying to fill the class with interesting and well-rounded students, not just students who can take tests well! It's hard to articulate what places a student into the presumptive admit category, so I'll just borrow Justice Potter Stewart's view: I know it when I see it.



Oh, so those 50-80 4.0/180/Olympian athletes

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

Postby shakespeare » Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:51 pm

That's how i understood it. But, now i'm wondering if they allow non 180/4.0 auto admits...

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

Postby Anonymous4444 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:59 pm

Pacifica got in with a 173

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

Postby twinkletoes16 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:01 pm

Wormfather wrote:
twinkletoes16 wrote:

Oh, so those 50-80 4.0/180/Olympian athletes...that cured cancer


FTFY

Although your new avatar is hawt, go back to the old one please. It made me smile. TYIA.



I wanted a Pam one but I GUESS i can go back to sookie.


or maybe a sassy lafayette 'tar
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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby callmemaybe84 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:01 pm

Anonymous4444 wrote:Pacifica got in with a 173


and a PhD from MIT....and a badass GPA from an Ivy I think.

I think we might be hearing from the first reviews to come back, but from what I understand it really depends on how long it takes the various profs to read your app, so until you get WL/dinged you shouldn't worry?

Oh YLS. Call me maybe?

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

Postby class2016 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:03 pm

I'm definitely not an Olympian athlete! Thanks, Shakespeare--- I have an almost 4.0 from an elite college but scored around Yale's median on the LSAT. I think I have pretty strong softs (but I guess everything is relative) and I think very strong letters of recommendations (I read one).

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

Postby pedestrian » Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:09 pm

Wormfather wrote:
shakespeare wrote:That's how i understood it. But, now i'm wondering if they allow non 180/4.0 auto admits...


I doubt there are 80 180/4.0 applicants in any given cycle, so the answer is probably yeah.


Asha also said somewhere that they only accept about 50% of 180s. Too lazy to find it.

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

Postby rehsalt » Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:11 pm

Wormfather wrote:
FTFY

Although your new avatar is hawt, go back to the old one please. It made me smile. TYIA.


It's really nice that we finally have Worm in our midst (I mean all these applicant threads). We needed some comments like this.

Worm, you're gonna crush this cycle.

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

Postby shakespeare » Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:15 pm

Thanks for the info, Classof2016! It helps us a lot!

callmemaybe84: What makes you think this is the first prof review pile? Apps opened early Nov. Asha probably didn't start reading until a few weeks after and then she needs to organize them in piles of 50 to send to three professors...you think all three professors read these over the winter break and all gave 4's? I guess it's possible...might be a time crunch though? Seems not to fit with the time frame...which is why I guessed auto admit. (I'm also not 100% sure how the auto admit process works, though...but i figured she is still doing the above process while admitting people as she reads through the apps...and most people who have replied here have said they applied early in Nov., so I figured she's still going through the Nov. apps herself...)

So, i guess what i am asking: is anything lower than a 170 (what i got) able to even be considered in the auto admit pile? I'm guessing no.

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

Postby callmemaybe84 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:38 pm

shakespeare wrote:Thanks for the info, Classof2016! It helps us a lot!

callmemaybe84: What makes you think this is the first prof review pile? Apps opened early Nov. Asha probably didn't start reading until a few weeks after and then she needs to organize them in piles of 50 to send to three professors...you think all three professors read these over the winter break and all gave 4's? I guess it's possible...might be a time crunch though? Seems not to fit with the time frame...which is why I guessed auto admit. (I'm also not 100% sure how the auto admit process works, though...but i figured she is still doing the above process while admitting people as she reads through the apps...and most people who have replied here have said they applied early in Nov., so I figured she's still going through the Nov. apps herself...)

So, i guess what i am asking: is anything lower than a 170 (what i got) able to even be considered in the auto admit pile? I'm guessing no.


That's pretty fair. I'm just saying it's realistic that the first couple of 12s might be coming through now. But who knows.

And yeah--definitely not. I'd think you'd have to have median or higher in GPA/LSAT, and some badass softs to be an auto-. Or be a 179/4.0. I'm above both medians, have some okay softs, but I don't think I'm anywhere close to auto-admit, and like all y'all, would consider myself reeeeeeeally lucky to get a call

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

Postby footsie » Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:45 pm

Also got the call last night that I was accepted to YLS! :)

Like other posters, I submitted my application right before Thanksgiving. Good luck to everyone on this forum and stay hopeful!!...I didn't think I had a strong chance or that I would hear back this soon even if I got in, so I really do believe that they are taking a fully holistic view on people's applications at every point in the cycle...your numbers definitely won't "disqualify" you...that may be obvious but I think worth restating since I was very concerned about that before I got the call.

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

Postby hdivine » Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:48 pm

callmemaybe84 wrote:
Anonymous4444 wrote:Pacifica got in with a 173


and a PhD from MIT....and a badass GPA from an Ivy I think.

I think we might be hearing from the first reviews to come back, but from what I understand it really depends on how long it takes the various profs to read your app, so until you get WL/dinged you shouldn't worry?

Oh YLS. Call me maybe?


Second that. A PhD certainly isn't one of those things that hurts you. I'm only worried about the school trend. Everybody admitted so far seems to come from a prestigious school. I don't come from a prestigious school, but I read in an old thread that basically 1/3 comes from YHSP, and 2/3 come from just 20-25 institutions (Ivys, plus Chicago, UT-Austin, Berkely, Stanford, etc.)

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

Postby callmemaybe84 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:57 pm

I've always wondered if the top school thing was always made slightly worse by the fact that its profs reading them, whereas if it were done by a committee they would be more likely to want to take a variety of schools rather than just HYSP types? Just a thought :/

Very interesting that a 166 (congrats!) got in already, that suggests that the first reviews are coming back...here's hoping for many more calls soon :)

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

Postby shakespeare » Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:05 pm

Who was admitted with a 166? Maybe I missed the comment.

That's closer to the LSAT range I'm talking about for mine :D

And, congrats! wow! huge achievement, to those who have been accepted!

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

Postby UMich11 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:08 pm

callmemaybe84 wrote:I've always wondered if the top school thing was always made slightly worse by the fact that its profs reading them, whereas if it were done by a committee they would be more likely to want to take a variety of schools rather than just HYSP types? Just a thought :/

Very interesting that a 166 (congrats!) got in already, that suggests that the first reviews are coming back...here's hoping for many more calls soon :)


Didn't expect such low scores so early. That's good news. Though the admin official who did the webinar i sat in on did say last year they admitted students in the low 160/150 but i don't know what cancer or social conflict they cured so that's the deciding factor there.

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

Postby vzapana » Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:11 pm

UMich11 wrote:
callmemaybe84 wrote:I've always wondered if the top school thing was always made slightly worse by the fact that its profs reading them, whereas if it were done by a committee they would be more likely to want to take a variety of schools rather than just HYSP types? Just a thought :/

Very interesting that a 166 (congrats!) got in already, that suggests that the first reviews are coming back...here's hoping for many more calls soon :)


Didn't expect such low scores so early. That's good news. Though the admin official who did the webinar i sat in on did say last year they admitted students in the low 160/150 but i don't know what cancer or social conflict they cured so that's the deciding factor there.


hey, elizabeth wurtzel got in with a 160. i mean, she did write one of the most influential memoirs in the last two decades, but whatever.

also, if what matters isn't when you apply but rather how long it takes for the professors to get their assessment scores back to the admission's office, then a 160 LSATer can hear back at any time.

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

Postby mollymolly » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:02 pm

So here's what happened to me today: missed a call during work from a 203-432-xxx number, listened to the voicemail as soon as I could. Director of admissions at YLS asked me to give him a call back. I did, three times, before COB but he never picked up. I just, ah, gah! Why!

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

Postby sinfiery » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:06 pm

mollymolly wrote:So here's what happened to me today: missed a call during work from a 203-432-xxx number, listened to the voicemail as soon as I could. Director of admissions at YLS asked me to give him a call back. I did, three times, before COB but he never picked up. I just, ah, gah! Why!

Well, I'm assuming you're in. Congratz!

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

Postby az21833 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:25 pm

Checking in! 171/4.0.

Submitted today after the dec LSAT score.

this is probably one of worst ways iv spent $100 in a long time (167 retake here), but I figure you only live once right? What the hell haha. A couple questions for those who know the ins and outs of this process..

1) How long does it take to get a receipt confirmation from Yale? How long for complete? If there's no status checker, how do you monitor your application?

2) No merit $ for anybody right?

3) What time of turn around are we seeing from submitting until decisions? 2/3 months?

4) How do we find out about acceptance and rejections, are they emails? I ask because I am still stranded by Sandy and essentially getting no snail mail

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

Postby 20141023 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:29 pm

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

Postby harveyfan » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:59 pm

Congrats to all of the admits!

I am hoping to submit (no actual chances, but hey, why not?) later this upcoming week, and I was wondering if any one would be willing to look over and comment on/edit my Yale-250. I would be forever indebted.

You can PM me!

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

Postby az21833 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:17 pm

thanks guys for your help. thats a bummer about no status check, only school i can think of

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

Postby anela00 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:48 pm

Okay guys, I'm freaking out about the "post-school activities" section. I see there was some discussion of this on page 7. So is the consensus that they don't want another essay, but rather a short paragraph or a bullet point list? How do you avoid making this section completely redundant from your resume?

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

Postby shakespeare » Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:59 pm

anela00: I copied and pasted from my resume, only adding or taking away 1-2 things. I'm not sure why they ask for this...it made my overall application seemed a lot less "concise." If it's significant, it's written on my resume. If it's insignificant, if one adds it, it seems either desperate (to fill things in) or makes the application not as "tight"/concise.

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

Postby shakespeare » Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:07 pm

Sorry, i was talking about the required part. if you're talking about the optional part, i didn't fill it in. It's on my resume, the required resume-ish/activities thing AND pretty obvious in my essay (if not already mentioned by my recommenders). My personal take on it is that adding it is redundant and not necessary. It makes the whole application less tight. Plus, it may make it seem like that's ALL you've done if you write the same thing too many times.




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