Yale c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

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if waitlisted, are you going to stay on it?

yes, until the very end
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45%
yes, but only until July (or something like that)
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no
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22%
idk???
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Re: Yale c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby KateMcKitten » Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:15 pm

OneHandedEconomist wrote:
Studybuddy17 wrote:
guppiesbaby wrote:okay, even though I deeply resent S for taking this long and still not giving me a decision, AT LEAST THEY ARE REJECTING PEOPLE AND I KNOW WHERE I STAND. Y is just getting downright ridiculous without a single ding wave. For all I know, they could have decided to reject me in January and here I am still waiting in A P R I L

thnx

I'm definitely sharing your sentiments :x


When is ASW? I need a date where if I don't here by then, I won't go to ASW no matter what. I can't imagine trying to book tickets a day out or something.

According to the admitted students' board, April 20-21, with the deadline for reserving a spot being April 7. I think we are definitely in for a majority of the remaining admits hearing this week in order for them to get admitted students program numbers.

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Postby HonestlyThough » Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:37 pm

KateMcKitten wrote:
OneHandedEconomist wrote:
Studybuddy17 wrote:
guppiesbaby wrote:okay, even though I deeply resent S for taking this long and still not giving me a decision, AT LEAST THEY ARE REJECTING PEOPLE AND I KNOW WHERE I STAND. Y is just getting downright ridiculous without a single ding wave. For all I know, they could have decided to reject me in January and here I am still waiting in A P R I L

thnx

I'm definitely sharing your sentiments :x


When is ASW? I need a date where if I don't here by then, I won't go to ASW no matter what. I can't imagine trying to book tickets a day out or something.

According to the admitted students' board, April 20-21, with the deadline for reserving a spot being April 7. I think we are definitely in for a majority of the remaining admits hearing this week in order for them to get admitted students program numbers.


They have a reservation deadline? Then I REALLY hope they hurry with those decisions. I think it's intentional that it is at the same time as NYU and NYU/Yale are back to back with Harvard. People probably decide between Y and H or NYU and H but rarely NYU and Y

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Re: Yale c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby pretzeltime » Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:39 pm

Mmm, I can't imagine they wouldn't let people admitted after April 7 attend ASW. Buuuuuuut they'll probably admit almost all of their admits before or around then anyway. I guess. I don't know. Gollywogs

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Postby Studybuddy17 » Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:46 pm

It's been slightly reassuring that Dean Asha has not posted anything to her Twitter account in almost 24 hours. That allows for the imagination to conjure up colorful images of the admissions committee sweating profusely over the final strokes of their admissions and rejections. I have a hard time visualizing that when Dean Asha and Seeprybyrun are debating about cat food :lol:

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Postby guppiesbaby » Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:06 pm

Studybuddy17 wrote:It's been slightly reassuring that Dean Asha has not posted anything to her Twitter account in almost 24 hours. That allows for the imagination to conjure up colorful images of the admissions committee sweating profusely over the final strokes of their admissions and rejections. I have a hard time visualizing that when Dean Asha and Seeprybyrun are debating about cat food :lol:


My mom is going almost as insane as I am at this point (maybe more?) and she discovered the dean's twitter and she gets personally offended every time asha tweets because it means she's not rendering decisions

Is this 100% rational and normal? No. However, it's April and so I think increasing amounts of insanity are permissable/understandable.

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Postby seeprybyrun » Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:45 pm

Studybuddy17 wrote:It's been slightly reassuring that Dean Asha has not posted anything to her Twitter account in almost 24 hours. That allows for the imagination to conjure up colorful images of the admissions committee sweating profusely over the final strokes of their admissions and rejections. I have a hard time visualizing that when Dean Asha and Seeprybyrun are debating about cat food :lol:


And then there was the Rolling Stones reference! I need to stop tweeting with her; it'll make my likely rejection even harder :lol:

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Re: Yale c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby maysecheryn » Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:06 am

AnonHumanPerson123 wrote:
Gabriel_is_Satan wrote:
AnonHumanPerson123 wrote:
Mudori wrote:
Gabriel_is_Satan wrote:
guppiesbaby wrote:But like....where are the decisions


My gut feeling: a large bunch of rejections today and tomorrow, with possibly the WL'ed, and some admits. A last wave of admits next weekend. Then a very small trickle of admits, rejections and maybe a few WL until the end of April.


Not sure about rejections. Last year on the 2nd of April they conducted admit calls. Anything is fair game, but I suspect their priorities are not rejections right now, but admits in order to secure them for the Fall.


I would agree, but DeanAsha tweeted on Tuesday that rejections should be sent out within a week.


All the admissions office needs to do when they reach a decision to reject is to tick a little box on the LSAC file that says "denied". Then, whenever they get to it, they press a button--that I can only imagine is very large and gleaming red---that says "send rejections". And then, around 4:30am on the next Sunday morning, we all get a nice generic email that thanks us for our interest in YLS and congratulates us on our achievements so far, but unfortunately blablabla.

My gut feeling (given those recent tweets): that big rejection wave will be this weekend. Possibly next weekend, but this weekend seems more likely. Anyway, if you went complete before 1/15 (or maybe even 2/1), you probably have your answer already. WL at best. Otherwise there still is some hope. For a few hours.


20-25% of the seats in the class still available. I find it hard to believe all of those seats will be filled by people that applied in February or later. I would guess January applicants are still very much in play. Plus, there could be some "11s" from earlier in the cycle that have been on hold since faculty review.


Quoting Director of Admissions Janecek from my recent campus visit: "40% of our class applies in the last two weeks." Draw your own inferences.

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Postby Gabriel_is_Satan » Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:22 am

maysecheryn wrote:Quoting Director of Admissions Janecek from my recent campus visit: "40% of our class applies in the last two weeks." Draw your own inferences.


Rats! I should have applied later!

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Postby pretzeltime » Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:49 am

maysecheryn wrote:
Quoting Director of Admissions Janecek from my recent campus visit: "40% of our class applies in the last two weeks." Draw your own inferences.


:shock: :shock: :shock:

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Postby seeprybyrun » Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:08 am

maysecheryn wrote:Quoting Director of Admissions Janecek from my recent campus visit: "40% of our class applies in the last two weeks." Draw your own inferences.


Interesting! I guess this suggests a lot of stronger candidates take more-or-less the full amount of time to work on their application (which makes sense given that Yale's system doesn't seem to penalize applying later).

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Re: Yale c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby maysecheryn » Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:40 am

Monday wrote:
seeprybyrun wrote:
maysecheryn wrote:Quoting Director of Admissions Janecek from my recent campus visit: "40% of our class applies in the last two weeks." Draw your own inferences.


Interesting! I guess this suggests a lot of stronger candidates take more-or-less the full amount of time to work on their application (which makes sense given that Yale's system doesn't seem to penalize applying later).

Or that much of their applicants (regardless of their applications' strengths) apply within the last two weeks. The 40% figure alone doesn't tell us much. It's great fodder for TLS though.


I'm sure much of that 40% are the "oh what the hell" applicants, like the girl who led my tour. She wrote everything the day before it was due, and got in with a 164. And no, she wasn't an Ivy, but had a state university degree. I got the sense from my visit they like confident applicants whose future doesn't hinge on getting in, and who aren't trying to impress anyone - earnest and honest.

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Re: Yale c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby pretzeltime » Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:47 am

maysecheryn wrote:
Monday wrote:
seeprybyrun wrote:
maysecheryn wrote:Quoting Director of Admissions Janecek from my recent campus visit: "40% of our class applies in the last two weeks." Draw your own inferences.


Interesting! I guess this suggests a lot of stronger candidates take more-or-less the full amount of time to work on their application (which makes sense given that Yale's system doesn't seem to penalize applying later).

Or that much of their applicants (regardless of their applications' strengths) apply within the last two weeks. The 40% figure alone doesn't tell us much. It's great fodder for TLS though.


I'm sure much of that 40% are the "oh what the hell" applicants, like the girl who led my tour. She wrote everything the day before it was due, and got in with a 164. And no, she wasn't an Ivy, but had a state university degree. I got the sense from my visit they like confident applicants whose future doesn't hinge on getting in, and who aren't trying to impress anyone - earnest and honest.


I do get the vibe, maybe from reading the blog or whatever, that they have a soft spot for people who submit at the last minute. I think I might've waited at least a week after they opened the app to submit, even though everything was ready to go, because I got the impression they might look (ever so slightly) negatively upon the people who submit the first day.

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Postby OnlyHumean » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:03 am

Hello everybody!

This is my first time posting in the Yale thread, because to be honest, I didn't think I had a chance. But I just got the email this morning, and I'm in!

I don't really know what else to say...I'm still a bit stunned.

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Postby OneHandedEconomist » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:06 am

OnlyHumean wrote:Hello everybody!

This is my first time posting in the Yale thread, because to be honest, I didn't think I had a chance. But I just got the email this morning, and I'm in!

I don't really know what else to say...I'm still a bit stunned.


Congrats!

Stats/complete date?

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Postby KateMcKitten » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:08 am

OnlyHumean wrote:Hello everybody!

This is my first time posting in the Yale thread, because to be honest, I didn't think I had a chance. But I just got the email this morning, and I'm in!

I don't really know what else to say...I'm still a bit stunned.

CONGRATS CONGRATS CONGRATS!!!!!

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Postby toto1995 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:08 am

maysecheryn wrote:
Monday wrote:
seeprybyrun wrote:
maysecheryn wrote:Quoting Director of Admissions Janecek from my recent campus visit: "40% of our class applies in the last two weeks." Draw your own inferences.


Interesting! I guess this suggests a lot of stronger candidates take more-or-less the full amount of time to work on their application (which makes sense given that Yale's system doesn't seem to penalize applying later).

Or that much of their applicants (regardless of their applications' strengths) apply within the last two weeks. The 40% figure alone doesn't tell us much. It's great fodder for TLS though.


I'm sure much of that 40% are the "oh what the hell" applicants, like the girl who led my tour. She wrote everything the day before it was due, and got in with a 164. And no, she wasn't an Ivy, but had a state university degree. I got the sense from my visit they like confident applicants whose future doesn't hinge on getting in, and who aren't trying to impress anyone - earnest and honest.


Do you think she was a URM or are there really non-URM applicants getting in with 164s?

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Postby pretzeltime » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:09 am

OnlyHumean wrote:Hello everybody!

This is my first time posting in the Yale thread, because to be honest, I didn't think I had a chance. But I just got the email this morning, and I'm in!

I don't really know what else to say...I'm still a bit stunned.


Wow!!!!!!!!! Congrats! :mrgreen:

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Postby Gabriel_is_Satan » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:11 am

OneHandedEconomist wrote:
OnlyHumean wrote:Hello everybody!

This is my first time posting in the Yale thread, because to be honest, I didn't think I had a chance. But I just got the email this morning, and I'm in!

I don't really know what else to say...I'm still a bit stunned.


Congrats!

Stats/complete date?


yup, really curious about the complete date.

Edit: congrats!!

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Postby Studybuddy17 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:12 am

pretzeltime wrote:
OnlyHumean wrote:Hello everybody!

This is my first time posting in the Yale thread, because to be honest, I didn't think I had a chance. But I just got the email this morning, and I'm in!

I don't really know what else to say...I'm still a bit stunned.


Wow!!!!!!!!! Congrats! :mrgreen:

Congratulations!!!!! That's really awesome!!!!

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Postby AnonHumanPerson123 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:12 am

Did we ever figure out if acceptance email waves all happen at once or if they trickle in over a period of time?

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Postby Studybuddy17 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:14 am

AnonHumanPerson123 wrote:Did we ever figure out if acceptance email waves all happen at once or if they trickle in over a period of time?

I'm more curious about the rejection emails, as that's the most likely outcome :cry:

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Postby Pozzo » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:16 am

OnlyHumean wrote:Hello everybody!

This is my first time posting in the Yale thread, because to be honest, I didn't think I had a chance. But I just got the email this morning, and I'm in!

I don't really know what else to say...I'm still a bit stunned.

Congrats!!!!

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Postby Gabriel_is_Satan » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:16 am

Studybuddy17 wrote:
AnonHumanPerson123 wrote:Did we ever figure out if acceptance email waves all happen at once or if they trickle in over a period of time?

I'm more curious about the rejection emails, as that's the most likely outcome :cry:


Rejection is most likely one huge wave, at this stage. Admission emails, no idea, maybe they make those emails somewhat personal (it's not like they have to write a lot of those :twisted: ). I wish I could tell you what an admissions email looks like :roll:

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Re: Yale c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby SmallK » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:17 am

OnlyHumean wrote:Hello everybody!

This is my first time posting in the Yale thread, because to be honest, I didn't think I had a chance. But I just got the email this morning, and I'm in!

I don't really know what else to say...I'm still a bit stunned.


That's awesome, congrats!!!!



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