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

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

Postby cookiejar1 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:56 pm

amsong wrote:Maybe Yale wasn't big on fashion merchandising.


Well, there goes my application...

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

Postby WalkingPlato » Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:04 pm

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chickpea wrote:So I'm now working on my "Activities and Work" component of the application and find myself wondering if full-time unpaid internships count as extracurricular activities or employment. I feel like they probably belong in the former category but thought I would ask since when I think of extracurricular I kind of think of Debate Club or something like that, not working full-time. Thanks!

I put my unpaid full-time internship as employment, since it was during the summer and not during the school year. I feel like it's more appropriate under employment if it's full-time and over a vacation.


You might wanna e-mail the admission office and change that. Employment = paid, everything else (volunteering, extracurriculars, etc.) = unpaid. When they see your application, they will, as a lot of people would, assume you got paid for your internship, which you didn't.

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

Postby WalkingPlato » Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:07 pm

chickpea wrote:
ManOfTheMinute wrote:
chickpea wrote:Thanks so much! This is really helpful input. I think I'll put my unpaid internships under employment like carboncopy but it looks like you can't really go wrong.


Employment, n, 1.The condition of having paid work

If you did not get paid, you were not employed... Just to be entirely truthful, mention that it was an unpaid internship.



I don't think that's technically true (at least in terms of U.S. law). According to my work visa, employment counts as any job, paid or unpaid, that you are engaged in for 20+ hours a week. Anyways, just interested in the semantics. I will put "unpaid" next to the unpaid internships on my application if the consensus is that this is the proper way of answering the questions.


Put it under extracurriculars. Putting it under employment implies that you were paid, which is how employment is defined. Or, put it under employment if you want to make them think you were paid. I'd do former, but it's your call.

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

Postby chickpea » Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:16 am

WalkingPlato wrote:
chickpea wrote:
ManOfTheMinute wrote:
chickpea wrote:Thanks so much! This is really helpful input. I think I'll put my unpaid internships under employment like carboncopy but it looks like you can't really go wrong.


Employment, n, 1.The condition of having paid work

If you did not get paid, you were not employed... Just to be entirely truthful, mention that it was an unpaid internship.



I don't think that's technically true (at least in terms of U.S. law). According to my work visa, employment counts as any job, paid or unpaid, that you are engaged in for 20+ hours a week. Anyways, just interested in the semantics. I will put "unpaid" next to the unpaid internships on my application if the consensus is that this is the proper way of answering the questions.


Put it under extracurriculars. Putting it under employment implies that you were paid, which is how employment is defined. Or, put it under employment if you want to make them think you were paid. I'd do former, but it's your call.


I ended up putting my unpaid full-time internships in category C with a note that they were unpaid. I appreciate all the advice.

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

Postby Jcastro1 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:10 am

Ok, so hypothetical here (could very well be true, I read this off of Asha's blog).

You get put on the WL and then accepted and have 24-48 hours to accept or decline YLS. What would you do?

I bring this up only because I think if I am lucky enough to be admitted, it would be via WL rather than direct :P

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

Postby wert3813 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:34 am

Jcastro1 wrote:Ok, so hypothetical here (could very well be true, I read this off of Asha's blog).

You get put on the WL and then accepted and have 24-48 hours to accept or decline YLS. What would you do?

I bring this up only because I think if I am lucky enough to be admitted, it would be via WL rather than direct :P


Why would you stay on the WL if the answer is no?

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Postby TripTrip » Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:42 am

wert3813 wrote:
Jcastro1 wrote:Ok, so hypothetical here (could very well be true, I read this off of Asha's blog).

You get put on the WL and then accepted and have 24-48 hours to accept or decline YLS. What would you do?

I bring this up only because I think if I am lucky enough to be admitted, it would be via WL rather than direct :P


Why would you stay on the WL if the answer is no?

+1

You have months to think about that beforehand. It's like knowing that your SO might be proposing in the next few months. If you're not crazy, you should come to a decision before he gets down on one knee.

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

Postby ssanonymous » Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:55 pm

Has Yale started rejecting applicants yet? Do we know when to expect dings?

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Postby helix23 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:59 pm

ssanonymous wrote:Has Yale started rejecting applicants yet? Do we know when to expect dings?


no dings yet on LSN. first batch came first week of February last year.

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Postby ssanonymous » Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:02 pm

helix23 wrote:
ssanonymous wrote:Has Yale started rejecting applicants yet? Do we know when to expect dings?


no dings yet on LSN. first batch came first week of February last year.


Okay, so we should hear relatively soon. That's a relief... sort of.

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

Postby ssanonymous » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:34 pm

12 new admits in like a two day period. They mean business.

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Postby ManOfTheMinute » Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:03 pm

ssanonymous wrote:12 new admits in like a two day period. They mean business.


Whattt? How has this info not made it to TLS/LSN?

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

Postby ssanonymous » Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:06 pm

ManOfTheMinute wrote:
ssanonymous wrote:12 new admits in like a two day period. They mean business.


Whattt? How has this info not made it to TLS/LSN?


Hmmm, maybe they're deferrals or something. Honestly, this law school process is bringing out the crazy in me. I think I'll take a break from the YLS FB page.

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

Postby ssanonymous » Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:59 pm

vman21 wrote:
ManOfTheMinute wrote:Hmmm, maybe they're deferrals or something. Honestly, this law school process is bringing out the crazy in me. I think I'll take a break from the YLS FB page.


Well as long as you are taking a break, I will pick up the slack.

Lots of new acceptances despite no movement on LSN. I am not super proud of myself for googling some of the people who were accepted...


Haha, ok. We can take turns on the FB Watch. And I bet they're all googlable, right? That's what YLS is looking for.

Btw, I have at least one mutual friend with each of these admitted students. Small world.

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

Postby masked kavana » Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:09 pm

Did anyone apply for a need-based fee waiver? How long does it take to receive a response?
I mailed in my form about 2 weeks ago and have not received anything in my email about it (denial or approval)

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Postby ssanonymous » Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:50 pm

masked kavana wrote:Did anyone apply for a need-based fee waiver? How long does it take to receive a response?
I mailed in my form about 2 weeks ago and have not received anything in my email about it (denial or approval)


They don't send you anything back. You just hit "pay by mail" on the LSAC form, and they'll contact you if they don't approve your fee waiver. No word = you got the fee waiver.

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

Postby sinfiery » Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:54 pm

ssanonymous wrote:
They don't send you anything back. You just hit "pay by mail" on the LSAC form, and they'll contact you if they don't approve your fee waiver. No word = you got the fee waiver.

Yay. Applied for fee waiver in November and was probably accepted since I've heard nothing back. Now I just need to get this Y250 done....going on 4 months now... I'm thinking about applying in the last week of February so I can be the last applicant they ding 8)

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

Postby ssanonymous » Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:14 pm

sinfiery wrote:
ssanonymous wrote:
They don't send you anything back. You just hit "pay by mail" on the LSAC form, and they'll contact you if they don't approve your fee waiver. No word = you got the fee waiver.

Yay. Applied for fee waiver in November and was probably accepted since I've heard nothing back. Now I just need to get this Y250 done....going on 4 months now... I'm thinking about applying in the last week of February so I can be the last applicant they ding 8)



Ah, don't assume a rejection, but your wait time will definitely be better than ours. I applied in Nov hoping I'd get my rejections out of the way, but I'm still waiting on most schools.

Btw, all this stress over the 250 word is making me doubt the quality of my statement.

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

Postby sinfiery » Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:17 pm

ssanonymous wrote:
Btw, all this stress over the 250 word is making me doubt the quality of my statement.

Haha, I wouldn't worry about it. I'm just a very good procrastinator and I really took it to heart when Yale told the world applying late really doesn't hurt your application.

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Postby Audeamus » Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:30 pm

sinfiery wrote:
ssanonymous wrote:
Btw, all this stress over the 250 word is making me doubt the quality of my statement.

Haha, I wouldn't worry about it. I'm just a very good procrastinator and I really took it to heart when Yale told the world applying late really doesn't hurt your application.


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Postby sabanist » Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:36 pm

ssanonymous wrote:Btw, all this stress over the 250 word is making me doubt the quality of my statement.

I'm in this boat too. Mine feels like total garbage now that I see people working on theirs for months. Should have tried harder to go the academic route. :?

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Postby UMich11 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:53 pm

masked kavana wrote:Did anyone apply for a need-based fee waiver? How long does it take to receive a response?
I mailed in my form about 2 weeks ago and have not received anything in my email about it (denial or approval)


I applied for one and then sent in my application, 12/12/12, i received an email 1/2/13 saying i was complete and under review. So i assume if you get the "you're complete" email then they accepted your fee waiver.

Which also makes me wonder. I expressed in an Addendum my financial background but do they take under consideration your fee waiver, similar to URM status? or is that not allowed? I mean, the information is volunteered (and it didn't say one way or another in the fee waiver application) so i would assume they may consider it as a way to diversify their student body. But i'm just curious

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Postby salad456 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:02 pm

sabanist wrote:
ssanonymous wrote:Btw, all this stress over the 250 word is making me doubt the quality of my statement.

I'm in this boat too. Mine feels like total garbage now that I see people working on theirs for months. Should have tried harder to go the academic route. :?


Same! Glad to hear I'm not the only one... I'm too scared to look back and reread mine now, just crossing my fingers it was ok. lol.

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

Postby ssanonymous » Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:06 pm

UMich11 wrote:
masked kavana wrote:Did anyone apply for a need-based fee waiver? How long does it take to receive a response?
I mailed in my form about 2 weeks ago and have not received anything in my email about it (denial or approval)


I applied for one and then sent in my application, 12/12/12, i received an email 1/2/13 saying i was complete and under review. So i assume if you get the "you're complete" email then they accepted your fee waiver.

Which also makes me wonder. I expressed in an Addendum my financial background but do they take under consideration your fee waiver, similar to URM status? or is that not allowed? I mean, the information is volunteered (and it didn't say one way or another in the fee waiver application) so i would assume they may consider it as a way to diversify their student body. But i'm just curious


It's not the same as URMs because "low income" isn't a reportable stat. That being said, I'm sure YLS does what it can to make sure there's a fair amount of socioeconomic diversity at the school. However, I don't think the fee waiver itself means anything. If it's in your statements, they'll take that into account. I know plenty of low-income applicants who didn't bother with fee waivers because they didn't want to deal with the hassle. Plus we don't know if the files are marked with "FEE WAIVER" on them or not.

Out of curiosity, what do you mean by an addendum on your financial background? Do you mean like a diversity statement?




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