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

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

Postby kershka » Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:22 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>

+1

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

Postby cway » Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:43 pm

gold4canada wrote: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


First I would refer to Asha's post on diversity statements: http://blogs.law.yale.edu/blogs/admissi ... world.aspx

If you still plan to submit one, you just submit it as an addendum. There is no specific portal for diversity statements as far as I know.

Hope this is helpful!!

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

Postby wealtheow » Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:07 pm

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>


likewise. thank goodness Yale's not rolling :D

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

Postby gold4canada » Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:24 am

cway wrote:
gold4canada wrote: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


First I would refer to Asha's post on diversity statements: http://blogs.law.yale.edu/blogs/admissi ... world.aspx

If you still plan to submit one, you just submit it as an addendum. There is no specific portal for diversity statements as far as I know.

Hope this is helpful!!


Thank you!

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

Postby cway » Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:40 pm

Question for everyone. Harvard's need-based policies seem to indicate $180k-ish cumulative student/parent income as the cut-off for need-based aid (http://www.law.harvard.edu/current/sfs/ ... ytype.html), but I haven't been able to find a similar number for Yale. I've seen people refer to being in the financial "grey area" but I have no idea what that is....

Any insight?

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

Postby wtrc » Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:51 pm

The whole Wait-To-Submit-Yale-Last-Because-Not-Rolling-And-Yale-Is-The-Dream worked for me... But now it's mid-January....

Weekends, meet Yale App...

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

Postby 062914123 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:03 pm

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

Postby wtrc » Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:27 pm

bee wrote:
wtrc wrote:The whole Wait-To-Submit-Yale-Last-Because-Not-Rolling-And-Yale-Is-The-Dream worked for me... But now it's mid-January....

Weekends, meet Yale App...

i have literally 0 motivation to do the yale app but i should really get on it :| gonna make myself do it this weekend too, i guess.


Bee we should do a joint application

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

Postby milkandcheerios » Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:39 pm

bee wrote:
wtrc wrote:The whole Wait-To-Submit-Yale-Last-Because-Not-Rolling-And-Yale-Is-The-Dream worked for me... But now it's mid-January....

Weekends, meet Yale App...

i have literally 0 motivation to do the yale app but i should really get on it :| gonna make myself do it this weekend too, i guess.


good to know I'm not the only one with 0 motivation. I'm too busy basking in the afterglow of finally having submitted all my other apps :D. I just can't be bothered to work on my 250

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

Postby paglababa » Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:46 am

I promise to work on my yale app this sat. PINKY PROMISE.

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

Postby IrishJew » Thu Jan 09, 2014 5:48 pm

scoobers 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?


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


Took the words out of my fingers...

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

Postby IrishJew » Thu Jan 09, 2014 5:54 pm

LochnerMonster wrote:
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.


From reading the blog, it sounds like not everyone goes to faculty review. If I recall, Dean Rangappa does an initial review and weeds out a lot of people and automatically admits a handful before sending the winnowed-down list of "maybes" to the faculty. So presumably the people who have heard already are folks with 4.0 + 180 + solid essays and LOR + >658 blind orphans saved by your non-profit foundation, folks in other words who are just hands-down definitely getting in and the Dean notifies immediately. Though I guess it's also possible that these are people who submitted early enough to make it through a full faculty review and come back with 12s as Lochner posits.

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

Postby OVOXO » Thu Jan 09, 2014 6:16 pm

I hope I’m not wasting $100+ by applying (4.03/171)

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

Postby Nonconsecutive » Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:03 pm

OVOXO wrote:I hope I’m not wasting $100+ by applying (4.03/171)


Considering its 85$ I think your good.

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

Postby Cicero76 » Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:47 pm

Nonconsecutive wrote:
OVOXO wrote:I hope I’m not wasting $100+ by applying (4.03/171)


Considering its 85$ I think your good.


LSAC CAS fee bro

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

Postby drawstring » Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:49 pm

Prof lectured about Cicero in a philosophy class today. All I could think about was Yale.......

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

Postby The-Specs » Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:53 pm

So, I know that all of the other rejections on LSN for this cycle are mistaken carryovers from last year but could there be any truth to this one?

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/Listedatnasdaq

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

Postby Nonconsecutive » Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:07 pm

Cicero76 wrote:
Nonconsecutive wrote:
OVOXO wrote:I hope I’m not wasting $100+ by applying (4.03/171)


Considering its 85$ I think your good.


LSAC CAS fee bro


Isn't Yale's app 60$ + 25$ for the CAS? I only paid 85$ when I applied.

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

Postby Cicero76 » Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:27 pm

Nonconsecutive wrote:
Cicero76 wrote:
Nonconsecutive wrote:
OVOXO wrote:I hope I’m not wasting $100+ by applying (4.03/171)


Considering its 85$ I think your good.


LSAC CAS fee bro


Isn't Yale's app 60$ + 25$ for the CAS? I only paid 85$ when I applied.


Point taken, I didn't bother checking. I was too busy lecturing on philosophy.

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

Postby Nonconsecutive » Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:56 pm

Cicero76 wrote:Point taken, I didn't bother checking. I was too busy lecturing on philosophy.


Oh I wasn't so much trying to make a point as much as I was suddenly worried I had done something incorrectly. :lol:

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

Postby HorseThief » Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:23 am

IrishJew wrote:
LochnerMonster wrote:
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.


From reading the blog, it sounds like not everyone goes to faculty review. If I recall, Dean Rangappa does an initial review and weeds out a lot of people and automatically admits a handful before sending the winnowed-down list of "maybes" to the faculty. So presumably the people who have heard already are folks with 4.0 + 180 + solid essays and LOR + >658 blind orphans saved by your non-profit foundation, folks in other words who are just hands-down definitely getting in and the Dean notifies immediately. Though I guess it's also possible that these are people who submitted early enough to make it through a full faculty review and come back with 12s as Lochner posits.


Fwiw, a few months ago I tried to send an update to my application, and they told me that they could add it to my file, but that it wouldn't affect the review process. I got the sense that some profs may have already read over my application, so I probably have a score since I applied so early.

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

Postby bbkk » Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:04 pm

The-Specs wrote:So, I know that all of the other rejections on LSN for this cycle are mistaken carryovers from last year but could there be any truth to this one?

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/Listedatnasdaq


Internships sound impressive! :shock: :shock: :shock:
Internships at Deloitte, Morgan Stanley, PwC and Mckinsey.




wtrc wrote:The whole Wait-To-Submit-Yale-Last-Because-Not-Rolling-And-Yale-Is-The-Dream worked for me... But now it's mid-January....


Sigh.. same here. I haven't even submitted my apps for others schools. I plan to work on my 250 after that. :oops:

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

Postby politics89 » Sat Jan 11, 2014 1:13 pm

So I submitted this week!

Does Yale not even have a status checker? Are they that much of a black box? 'Cause the What to Expect thread had nada info.

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

Postby neprep » Sat Jan 11, 2014 1:25 pm

politics89 wrote:So I submitted this week!

Does Yale not even have a status checker? Are they that much of a black box? 'Cause the What to Expect thread had nada info.


Asha Rangappa, YLS Associate Dean / Former G-(Wo)man wrote:As some of you start getting antsy awaiting a decision as the end of admissions season approaches, you might have read my first BIJ post from last year, which exhorted you not to call or write to check on your status. I was admittedly grumpy in my second trimester (perpetual nausea will do that to you), and while most of you appreciated, and even found solace in, my tongue-in-cheek humor, it's probably worthwhile giving a more lucid explanation for why status checks don't jive with our admissions process.

Simply put, we only have two statuses (statii?) for applicants: Under Review and [insert your final decision here]. I've detailed how our admissions process works elsewhere, but suffice it to say that if you haven't heard from us, your file is in the pipeline somewhere, being read by someone (a.k.a. Under Review). We can't give more detail than that, so a call or email really just results in frustration for all parties involved since we don't have much to tell you.



That being said, there are plenty of schools whose application-assessment processes don't jive with status checkers and update them perhaps once in the entire cycle (Columbia, UVA, Stanford, and so on), but still provide the tool to placate the neurotics.
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