Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:51 pm

paglababa wrote:So i still have not completed my 250 nor applied. Who is on the same boat?


<raises hand>

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Kimikho » Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:28 pm

barrelofmonkeys wrote:
paglababa wrote:So i still have not completed my 250 nor applied. Who is on the same boat?


<raises hand>

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby t-14orbust » Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:29 pm

scoobers wrote:
barrelofmonkeys wrote:
paglababa wrote:So i still have not completed my 250 nor applied. Who is on the same boat?


<raises hand>


:oops: :(

hopefully will make some progress next week

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby paglababa » Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:37 pm

So I don't understand this whole not gaining an advantage by applying early deal with Yale. So how does Yale review its applications? They already sent out a few acceptances. Didn't these admits have an advantage as they were not compared to people who have yet to submit?

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Kimikho » Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:42 pm

paglababa wrote:So I don't understand this whole not gaining an advantage by applying early deal with Yale. So how does Yale review its applications? They already sent out a few acceptances. Didn't these admits have an advantage as they were not compared to people who have yet to submit?


maybe. but they probably got a much better advantage from their 4.X/180s.

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby koalacity » Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:59 pm

scoobers wrote:
barrelofmonkeys wrote:
paglababa wrote:So i still have not completed my 250 nor applied. Who is on the same boat?


<raises hand>

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby bbkk » Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:44 am

koalacity wrote:
scoobers wrote:
barrelofmonkeys wrote:
paglababa wrote:So i still have not completed my 250 nor applied. Who is on the same boat?


<raises hand>


Count me in. Going to apply but still working on the 250. :oops:

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Nonconsecutive » Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:41 am

scoobers wrote:
barrelofmonkeys wrote:
paglababa wrote:So i still have not completed my 250 nor applied. Who is on the same boat?


<raises hand>

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby applelover » Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:06 am

scoobers wrote:
barrelofmonkeys wrote:
paglababa wrote:So i still have not completed my 250 nor applied. Who is on the same boat?


<raises hand>

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby midwest17 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:16 pm

scoobers wrote:
barrelofmonkeys wrote:
paglababa wrote:So i still have not completed my 250 nor applied. Who is on the same boat?


<raises hand>

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby yomisterd » Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:31 pm

barrelofmonkeys wrote:
paglababa wrote:So i still have not completed my 250 nor applied. Who is on the same boat?


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I'm only halfway in this boat. Have a 250, but need to edit.

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby HorseThief » Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:34 pm

scoopDeeDoo wrote:Does anyone know when the Yale ASW will take place? Can WL's attend that as well?


Seconded. I haven't been able to find any info about it.

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby patfeeney » Sat Jan 04, 2014 12:41 am

paglababa wrote:So I don't understand this whole not gaining an advantage by applying early deal with Yale. So how does Yale review its applications? They already sent out a few acceptances. Didn't these admits have an advantage as they were not compared to people who have yet to submit?

I'm guessing they limit admits until they are all sent in... maybe 5 or 10 a month until deadline?

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Howl » Sat Jan 04, 2014 1:44 am

midwest17 wrote:
scoobers wrote:
barrelofmonkeys wrote:
paglababa wrote:So i still have not completed my 250 nor applied. Who is on the same boat?


<raises hand>


I just can't be bovvered.

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby LochnerMonster » Sat Jan 04, 2014 2:07 am

scoopDeeDoo wrote:Does anyone know when the Yale ASW will take place? Can WL's attend that as well?


(Current YLS 1L here)

Only admits can attend. There are usually about 100 people on the wait list, and very few get off. I think there were two WL admits last year.

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby drawstring » Sat Jan 04, 2014 2:12 am

Do you know when the faculty review stage started/starts?

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby LochnerMonster » Sat Jan 04, 2014 2:15 am

patfeeney wrote:
paglababa wrote:So I don't understand this whole not gaining an advantage by applying early deal with Yale. So how does Yale review its applications? They already sent out a few acceptances. Didn't these admits have an advantage as they were not compared to people who have yet to submit?

I'm guessing they limit admits until they are all sent in... maybe 5 or 10 a month until deadline?


They admit very few students early on, and then the majority of students from mid February through March and into April.

YLS is unique in that three professors separately rate each application on a scale of 2 - 4. Then, those with a 12 are admitted, and most with an 11 are admitted. Since application submission date has no effect on your application rating, it doesn't matter when you apply.

Professors are used to seeing applications. They don't need to see the rest of the current year's applicant pool to put you in context.

Since there simply will never be enough 12's to fill a class, my guess is that they can admit all of those people right away. Then, they can pool the 11's and sort through those towards the end of the cycle and admit an appropriate amount given space constraints. This is pure speculation, though.

My impression is that faculty review starts early (usually a couple are admitted in December), but professors are really slow and continue working throughout the cycle.

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby drawstring » Sat Jan 04, 2014 2:50 am

Thanks for the input. Would love to attend YLS but not getting my hopes up.

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby yomisterd » Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:18 am

Btw anyone down to swap 250s for edits or a friendly share? PM if interested. As long as you promise no swiping, you swipers.

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby applelover » Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:36 am

I don't even have an idea for my 250 yet. I'll get on that next week.

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby pshelp » Sat Jan 04, 2014 2:47 pm

Not sure if this is the right place for this, buuuttt I had two questions about the Yale app and was wondering if anyone here had some insights. Both address the College Activities question (which I see already has generated a few questions, haha).

(1) Do you think it would be unwise to just copy/paste relevant sections of my resume if I'm also including the resume in my application? It seems to me that the resume format is best for efficiently organizing the requested information, and I've read that pretty much any format is fine for the question. My concern is that I don't want to appear lazy by repeating sections word for word.

(2) What kinds of things should be listed for "(c) Other activities during college (in or out of school) that you consider relevant."? "Relevant" seems a little ambiguous...should we only include academic activities? Or would sports and other non-academic things be considered relevant? Relatedly, if we are discussing a non-academic activity, does it have to be in some formal capacity (part of a club/organization/recorded setting)?

Thanks! And good luck to all the other applicants!

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Re: Yale c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby gold4canada » Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:09 am

I want to ask how I can submit a Diversity Statement to Yale since there's no slot to upload one on the LSAC application. Thanks in advance




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