Yale c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

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if waitlisted, are you going to stay on it?

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yes, but only until July (or something like that)
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Re: Yale c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby xnsch » Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:58 am

prepies04 wrote:
xnsch wrote:
TAD wrote:
prepies04 wrote:Congrats on everyone who got in already!!

For your College Activities, did y'all write a short paragraph for each activity??


I didn't. Did mine in bullet points just like a resume.


Same. I basically just took my resume and took a bit more space to elaborate but still kept the bullet point format


did you also submit the resume?


Unlike the poster above, I did also submit a 1-page condensed version of my resume. I don't think it was redundant because that was what I like to call my brief, boilerplate professional resume with only my relevant professional experience described succinctly whereas the extra questions were some of the same professional positions (but with more bullet points and described in depth since I didn't worry about keeping it to a page) plus college activities, volunteering, and a description of my thesis project. So no, I don't think it was redundant but I also doubt they cared much about the one page resume at that point

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

Postby prepies04 » Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:17 pm

TAD wrote:
prepies04 wrote:
TAD wrote:
prepies04 wrote:Congrats on everyone who got in already!!

For your College Activities, did y'all write a short paragraph for each activity??


I didn't. Did mine in bullet points just like a resume.


Interesting. Did you also submit a resume? If so, was the information redundant from what you wrote on the resume?


Nah, I didn't submit a resume. Would have been absolutely redundant for me. My college activities was literally just a copy and paste of my resume to fit the format they required.


The College Activities prompt doesn't mention academic honors like Phi Beta Kappa. Did you mention such awards? If not, I may submit a resume just for the awards/honors section.

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

Postby prepies04 » Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:19 pm

TAD wrote:
prepies04 wrote:
TAD wrote:
prepies04 wrote:Congrats on everyone who got in already!!

For your College Activities, did y'all write a short paragraph for each activity??


I didn't. Did mine in bullet points just like a resume.


Interesting. Did you also submit a resume? If so, was the information redundant from what you wrote on the resume?


Nah, I didn't submit a resume. Would have been absolutely redundant for me. My college activities was literally just a copy and paste of my resume to fit the format they required.


Actually, I just realized I already listed them under the Education section in the application. Never mind haha.

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

Postby PrezRand » Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:48 pm

Congrats on everyone who got in. Enjoy being judges, professors, senators, and everything else Yale provides

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

Postby Anxious-Undergrad » Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:46 pm

Hi all,

I have a quick question regarding the significance of one my softs. I played four years of Division-1 football at an elite academic institution (beat Yale my junior year). Wondering how much it will boost my app?


GPA - Median
LSAT -25%

Also, any idea when the next batch of admits will be notified?

Thanks and good luck to all.

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

Postby pretzeltime » Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:49 pm

Anxious-Undergrad wrote:Hi all,

I have a quick question regarding the significance of one my softs. I played four years of Division-1 football at an elite academic institution (beat Yale my junior year). Wondering how much it will boost my app?


GPA - Median
LSAT -25%

Also, any idea when the next batch of admits will be notified?

Thanks and good luck to all.


Hard to say. What happened freshman, sophomore, and senior year?

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

Postby lemon-lyman » Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:19 pm

Anxious-Undergrad wrote:Hi all,

I have a quick question regarding the significance of one my softs. I played four years of Division-1 football at an elite academic institution (beat Yale my junior year). Wondering how much it will boost my app?


GPA - Median
LSAT -25%

Also, any idea when the next batch of admits will be notified?

Thanks and good luck to all.


I'm a D1 athlete as well, and I can't say for yale (yet), but with other T14 schools I'd say it made a big difference. However, I think it depends on how you include it in your PS and overall application. But for a D1 athlete to be able to devote so much time to a sport (and excel at it) and still maintain a GPA on par with other applicants has got to be an advantage.

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

Postby p9h6s3ix0Id » Sun Jan 01, 2017 1:43 pm

Would someone who has been dinged mind PMing me the text of the email they sent you? Just copy-paste the whole thing.

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

Postby SamuelDanforth » Sun Jan 01, 2017 3:15 pm

p9h6s3ix0Id wrote:Would someone who has been dinged mind PMing me the text of the email they sent you? Just copy-paste the whole thing.


Why do you want this? If it's to mess with someone, that's a pretty awful thing to do.

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

Postby p9h6s3ix0Id » Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:01 pm

SamuelDanforth wrote:
p9h6s3ix0Id wrote:Would someone who has been dinged mind PMing me the text of the email they sent you? Just copy-paste the whole thing.


Why do you want this? If it's to mess with someone, that's a pretty awful thing to do.


Negative. It's to condition myself. Nothing softens a blow like the blow itself.

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

Postby tinycatfriend » Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:40 pm

I haven't been dinged, but I think reading plenty of letters that just say:

Thank you for your application. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of quality applicants, we cannot admit everyone... etc... should get you ready just fine

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

Postby p9h6s3ix0Id » Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:56 pm

tinycatfriend wrote:I haven't been dinged, but I think reading plenty of letters that just say:

Thank you for your application. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of quality applicants, we cannot admit everyone... etc... should get you ready just fine


Yeah...current and former YLS students told me I have a strong chance, and I'm trying to disappoint myself. Ha. Self-regulation.

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

Postby youngwarrior » Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:00 pm

p9h6s3ix0Id wrote:
tinycatfriend wrote:I haven't been dinged, but I think reading plenty of letters that just say:

Thank you for your application. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of quality applicants, we cannot admit everyone... etc... should get you ready just fine


Yeah...current and former YLS students told me I have a strong chance, and I'm trying to disappoint myself. Ha. Self-regulation.


Are you a masochist? :lol:

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

Postby pretzeltime » Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:15 pm

these thread vibez rn..............

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

Postby RictusErectus » Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:40 pm

Submitted my app on 12/5.
After a full 30 days, finally went complete today (1/4)!

Now, on to the silent and tracker status-less wait...

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

Postby jjcorvino » Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:58 am

Hello everyone, I am thinking of throwing an application in to Yale and would appreciate some guidance. I have two letters or reccomendation, one from a professor and the other from my boss at my current position (I have been out of school for three years). Is that going to be an auto ding? I haven't had any issues with other schools, but I know Yale stresses the two professor rule.

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

Postby xnsch » Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:16 pm

jjcorvino wrote:Hello everyone, I am thinking of throwing an application in to Yale and would appreciate some guidance. I have two letters or reccomendation, one from a professor and the other from my boss at my current position (I have been out of school for three years). Is that going to be an auto ding? I haven't had any issues with other schools, but I know Yale stresses the two professor rule.


Get two professors. From what I know and from everything I've read on Asha's blog and in her videos talking about letters of recommendation, two letters is an absolute must, even if you're somewhat separated from undergrad. I would do my best to try to get another and use your boss as a third (I submitted 2 prof letters and 1 work letter from the relevant field I want to go into)

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

Postby sorence » Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:49 pm

xnsch wrote:
jjcorvino wrote:Hello everyone, I am thinking of throwing an application in to Yale and would appreciate some guidance. I have two letters or reccomendation, one from a professor and the other from my boss at my current position (I have been out of school for three years). Is that going to be an auto ding? I haven't had any issues with other schools, but I know Yale stresses the two professor rule.


Get two professors. From what I know and from everything I've read on Asha's blog and in her videos talking about letters of recommendation, two letters is an absolute must, even if you're somewhat separated from undergrad. I would do my best to try to get another and use your boss as a third (I submitted 2 prof letters and 1 work letter from the relevant field I want to go into)


Here's a quote from Asha stressing the fact that you need two professors: "I often tell applicants that applying to Yale Law School is a lot like playing blackjack. The odds are on the house, there's more than a little luck involved, but there are a few basic rules you can follow to increase your chances significantly. One of those rules is to submit two references from faculty members who have taught you in a class. Let me put that another way: Your chances of admission to Yale Law School go down drastically if you submit only one or no academic letters of recommendation. Or let me break it down even further: Your letters of recommendation will make or break your application."

Source: https://www.law.yale.edu/admissions/jd- ... pplication

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

Postby jjcorvino » Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:38 pm

sorence wrote:
xnsch wrote:
jjcorvino wrote:Hello everyone, I am thinking of throwing an application in to Yale and would appreciate some guidance. I have two letters or reccomendation, one from a professor and the other from my boss at my current position (I have been out of school for three years). Is that going to be an auto ding? I haven't had any issues with other schools, but I know Yale stresses the two professor rule.


Get two professors. From what I know and from everything I've read on Asha's blog and in her videos talking about letters of recommendation, two letters is an absolute must, even if you're somewhat separated from undergrad. I would do my best to try to get another and use your boss as a third (I submitted 2 prof letters and 1 work letter from the relevant field I want to go into)


Here's a quote from Asha stressing the fact that you need two professors: "I often tell applicants that applying to Yale Law School is a lot like playing blackjack. The odds are on the house, there's more than a little luck involved, but there are a few basic rules you can follow to increase your chances significantly. One of those rules is to submit two references from faculty members who have taught you in a class. Let me put that another way: Your chances of admission to Yale Law School go down drastically if you submit only one or no academic letters of recommendation. Or let me break it down even further: Your letters of recommendation will make or break your application."

Source: https://www.law.yale.edu/admissions/jd- ... pplication


Thank you, that is what I needed to know. Damn.

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

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

Postby alpha kenny body » Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:28 pm

waitlisted as of this morning. 3.6/173; half AA; went to Y for UG

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

Postby pretzeltime » Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:35 pm

I'm biased but I think today would be a chill day for some Y calls.

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

Postby bellaboo » Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:39 pm

How long has it been taking folks to go complete? Submitted my app 3 weeks ago and haven't heard anything since.



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