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

Postby Sisyphus9 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:09 pm

Slightly neurotic question, but here goes: after submitting all my apps, I received news that an article I submitted is going to be published next year in a peer-reviewed journal. I felt like this would help my chances, so I sent an updated resume to all of the schools I applied to on November 2nd. Every one responded with a "got it" email except Yale. I'd really like to make sure that whoever reviews my app sees the publication, but I don't want to come off as too desperate (and I can't call, since I'm living abroad); should I send another email or just hope that they updated my file and didn't tell me?

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

Postby shoparoundthecorner » Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:15 pm

Sisyphus9 wrote:Slightly neurotic question, but here goes: after submitting all my apps, I received news that an article I submitted is going to be published next year in a peer-reviewed journal. I felt like this would help my chances, so I sent an updated resume to all of the schools I applied to on November 2nd. Every one responded with a "got it" email except Yale. I'd really like to make sure that whoever reviews my app sees the publication, but I don't want to come off as too desperate (and I can't call, since I'm living abroad); should I send another email or just hope that they updated my file and didn't tell me?


I had a very similar update and got a response from Yale within an hour, so I don't think it would hurt to confirm.

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

Postby Sisyphus9 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:38 pm

shoparoundthecorner wrote:
Sisyphus9 wrote:Slightly neurotic question, but here goes: after submitting all my apps, I received news that an article I submitted is going to be published next year in a peer-reviewed journal. I felt like this would help my chances, so I sent an updated resume to all of the schools I applied to on November 2nd. Every one responded with a "got it" email except Yale. I'd really like to make sure that whoever reviews my app sees the publication, but I don't want to come off as too desperate (and I can't call, since I'm living abroad); should I send another email or just hope that they updated my file and didn't tell me?


I had a very similar update and got a response from Yale within an hour, so I don't think it would hurt to confirm.


Thank you! I just sent another email; hopefully they'll respond this time :)

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

Postby badgalriri9 » Thu Dec 01, 2016 6:49 pm

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

Postby Kaziende » Thu Dec 01, 2016 6:53 pm

badgalriri9 wrote:Does anyone want to help me edit my Yale 250? It's the one thing that's holding me back from submitting and I am agonizing over it :(

I'll help! PM me.

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

Postby RictusErectus » Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:47 am

After weeks of procrastinating, days of poring over the 250, and hours of yawning over the college activities doc, finally submitted my app yesterday.

Spending those $90 was my optimistic act of the month.

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

Postby RictusErectus » Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:48 am

Kaziende wrote:
badgalriri9 wrote:Does anyone want to help me edit my Yale 250? It's the one thing that's holding me back from submitting and I am agonizing over it :(

I'll help! PM me.


Kaziende, who is the person in your pic? I may be an extraordinarily lame nerd but that person keeps reminding me of Alan Rusbridger, the Guardian's previous editor-in-chief: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Rusbridger

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

Postby warmcherrysoda » Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:30 am

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

Postby pretzeltime » Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:17 am

badgalriri9 wrote:Does anyone want to help me edit my Yale 250? It's the one thing that's holding me back from submitting and I am agonizing over it :(


Late to the party but happy to help if you still need it. Anything for Badgal Riri.

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

Postby Schneidersbetter » Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:42 pm

pretzeltime wrote:
badgalriri9 wrote:Does anyone want to help me edit my Yale 250? It's the one thing that's holding me back from submitting and I am agonizing over it :(


Late to the party but happy to help if you still need it. Anything for Badgal Riri.


sames on the late, and sames on the help

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

Postby Baby Gaga » Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:00 pm

:!: :!: :!:

I just realized that if last year's schedule is any indication, we might get the first wave on Saturday :shock: She won't be calling me but still :shock:

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Postby potterotter » Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:01 pm

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

Postby Baby Gaga » Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:06 pm

potterotter wrote:
Baby Gaga wrote::!: :!: :!:

I just realized that if last year's schedule is any indication, we might get the first wave on Saturday :shock: She won't be calling me but still :shock:


They were calling people on Saturdays last year?


seems like their calls were mostly on Saturdays and I don't know how I feel about that

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

Postby KissMyAxe » Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:06 am

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

Postby RictusErectus » Fri Dec 09, 2016 2:05 am

KissMyAxe wrote:
potterotter wrote:
Baby Gaga wrote::!: :!: :!:

I just realized that if last year's schedule is any indication, we might get the first wave on Saturday :shock: She won't be calling me but still :shock:

I was accepted through email, an email sent at 11 pm on a Sunday. They work really weird hours. You can never know when they'll call/email you. And it's possible they could do it this Saturday, but I'm harboring some doubts about that. I visited them 2-3 weeks ago just to chat and they said they hadn't started reading applications yet this year. I know the professors haven't received any applications yet. While it's entirely possible that Asha's picks could go out (she could do them in a couple afternoons), I'd expect them a little later.


The application also opened two weeks later this year.

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

Postby pretzeltime » Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:16 am

Welp. That's good intel, thanks Axe. Will be interesting to see. Maybe some of the nobel laureate lurkers among us will hear this weekend. :!: Otherwise, I stick to my hunch that nothing good will come of 2016.

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

Postby Dovaking » Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:19 pm

Intending to apply

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

Postby tinycatfriend » Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:06 pm

How long did it take y'all to get the "complete" email from Yale? It's been over two weeks for me

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

Postby Christinabruin » Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:04 pm

tinycatfriend wrote:How long did it take y'all to get the "complete" email from Yale? It's been over two weeks for me


Took me two weeks (I applied mid/late-November)

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

Postby pandaaa » Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:02 am

tinycatfriend wrote:How long did it take y'all to get the "complete" email from Yale? It's been over two weeks for me


Exactly 7 days

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

Postby jebbush2k20 » Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:13 am

pandaaa wrote:
tinycatfriend wrote:How long did it take y'all to get the "complete" email from Yale? It's been over two weeks for me


Exactly 7 days


Received 11/21, complete 12/3.

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Postby bloomsday » Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:28 am

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

Postby RictusErectus » Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:37 pm

bloomsday wrote:Those of you who submitted a resume, how long was it?

For all my other apps I submitted a two page version, but I know Yale prefers one page unless you have lots of publications. I do have lots of publications. But, I know I could get it down to a single page, especially if I cut some categories and most/all my college work and activities (which are in the activities list anyway)--my concern with that is that it makes the proportions/focus of my resume kind of bizarre. Like, it ends up being half publications, which isn't necessarily the best representation of what I do with my time. But if I make this more of a "job-style" single-page resume, which would be more like "selections" from each category, I end up repeating things which are on the activities lists and leaving other things out entirely, which seems like a silly use of my space. OR...I could just keep it at 1.5-2 pages.

I know I'm overthinking this.

TL;DR: I'm drowning in neuroticism, how long were your resumes?


I also have a lot of publications, and my résumé was 1.5 page with the second page devoted to the publications. Yes, the activities listed on my first page were mostly the same as my College Activities document. However, in my CV they are barely two sentences — covering the gist of what I did as if I were applying for a job — whereas in the College Activities doc I described each activity in a small paragraph, along with what I learnt from them or what stayed with me. This made it seem like I wasn't just recycling my CV but rather both documents seemed to support each other. At least, that's what I hope it comes off as. Who knows.

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

Postby Kaziende » Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:00 pm

bloomsday wrote:Those of you who submitted a resume, how long was it?

For all my other apps I submitted a two page version, but I know Yale prefers one page unless you have lots of publications. I do have lots of publications. But, I know I could get it down to a single page, especially if I cut some categories and most/all my college work and activities (which are in the activities list anyway)--my concern with that is that it makes the proportions/focus of my resume kind of bizarre. Like, it ends up being half publications, which isn't necessarily the best representation of what I do with my time. But if I make this more of a "job-style" single-page resume, which would be more like "selections" from each category, I end up repeating things which are on the activities lists and leaving other things out entirely, which seems like a silly use of my space. OR...I could just keep it at 1.5-2 pages.

I know I'm overthinking this.

TL;DR: I'm drowning in neuroticism, how long were your resumes?

I'd say definitely go for 2 pages if you have enough publications to merit that. They certainly won't hold it against you, and it allows you enough space to describe all of your work experience on the first page.

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

Postby xnsch » Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:37 pm

I wonder what the likelihood is that we'll get at least one acceptance wave before they break for the holidays at the end of next week :roll:



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