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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20%
no
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22%
idk???
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13%
 
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Re: Yale c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby AnonHumanPerson123 » Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:18 pm

Surprised that we are 12 days into March and haven't seen any decisions all month. :(

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

Postby batlaw » Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:18 pm

hammy393 wrote:
Kaziende wrote:
ohgosh wrote:Do we have to fill out the financial aid documents before the March 15 deadline even if we haven't received a decision yet? And which documents?

Also wondering about this. I tried to access their financial aid application, but I was unable to, which makes me think we can't apply for finaid unless/until we're admitted.


March 15 is the FAFSA deadline, but I'm not sure what would happen if you dont fill it out by march 15 and get admitted afterwards

The second doc, FAAST, can't be accessed until a few days after you're admitted


If an applicant has already filled out the FAFSA, but currently has 10 schools listed on it, can they simply wait and then, if accepted, add Yale or send them the codes to access their FAFSA? Rather, is March 15th the deadline for filling out the FAFSA or for Yale to receive it?

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

Postby Kaziende » Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:50 pm

Gabriel_is_Satan wrote:
Kaziende wrote:
sadie2law wrote:Honestly at this point even a rejection would be a relief. I just want to move on with my life.

^ This, real talk.


Really?? I'd rather keep the hope going, I know I'll be very disappointed once I get the rejection email.

Eh, I decided to take the money anyway, so I'm not super invested in keeping hope alive here. Just want to be able to commit already and have my cycle be over.
cmon Asha -- hit me up with that ding/WL when you get a spare moment, okay?

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

Postby BodieBroadus » Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:11 pm

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

Postby AnonHumanPerson123 » Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:30 pm

Congrats! When did you go complete?

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

Postby Gabriel_is_Satan » Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:33 pm

BodieBroadus wrote:Please don't quote!



Congrats!!!! I'm very envious :shock:
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Re: Yale c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby AnonHumanPerson123 » Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:47 pm

Bodie said not to quote, Gabriel

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

Postby Gabriel_is_Satan » Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:11 pm

AnonHumanPerson123 wrote:Bodie said not to quote, Gabriel


Apologies (to Bodie), and thx to you. You're very right.

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

Postby AnonHumanPerson123 » Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:26 pm

potterotter wrote:Just a PSA if you post here right after you get in during a small wave it's really easy for everyone to deduce what your full name is because the Facebook goes from 140 to 143 and it says when someone was invited. Its easy for adcoms and regular users who have been admitted. I know some people care about their privacy that's why I am mentioning this.


Was today a small wave, per the FB group? Do any admits care sharing the new number (members + invites)? I believe we were at 180 before.

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

Postby canigraduatealready? » Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:30 pm

AnonHumanPerson123 wrote:
potterotter wrote:Just a PSA if you post here right after you get in during a small wave it's really easy for everyone to deduce what your full name is because the Facebook goes from 140 to 143 and it says when someone was invited. Its easy for adcoms and regular users who have been admitted. I know some people care about their privacy that's why I am mentioning this.


Was today a small wave, per the FB group? Do any admits care sharing the new number (members + invites)? I believe we were at 180 before.


146 members, 44 invited, total of 190 (members + invites). Cheers.

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

Postby Schneidersbetter » Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:40 pm

Can we just take a moment to recognize BodieBroadus, most def one of the best names on this board.

And the wire is the best

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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 pretzeltime » Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:16 am

real talk, when did it become mid March?

get me outta hurrrrrrrrr

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

Postby Pozzo » Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:30 am

pretzeltime wrote:real talk, when did it become mid March?

get me outta hurrrrrrrrr

Srsly

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

Postby AnonHumanPerson123 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:14 pm

canigraduatealready? wrote:
AnonHumanPerson123 wrote:
potterotter wrote:Just a PSA if you post here right after you get in during a small wave it's really easy for everyone to deduce what your full name is because the Facebook goes from 140 to 143 and it says when someone was invited. Its easy for adcoms and regular users who have been admitted. I know some people care about their privacy that's why I am mentioning this.


Was today a small wave, per the FB group? Do any admits care sharing the new number (members + invites)? I believe we were at 180 before.


146 members, 44 invited, total of 190 (members + invites). Cheers.


Thanks you!

Small wave...ugh.

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

Postby 20170322 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:21 pm

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

Postby cmkk13 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:25 pm

Is anyone still waiting for a "complete" email? Just checking whether I should be concerned.

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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 hammy393 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:26 pm

SweetTort wrote:So what's a realistic timeline if I went complete mid February?


I'd assume late March at the earliest, most likely sometime in April

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

Postby dietcoke1 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:27 pm

potterotter wrote:
SweetTort wrote:So what's a realistic timeline if I went complete mid February?


Hopefully soon so that you can return all your Cavalier stuff in time.


unless your a Cleveland Cavs fan then maybe you could get creative with it

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

Postby AnonHumanPerson123 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:29 pm

SweetTort wrote:So what's a realistic timeline if I went complete mid February?


Using last year's LSN as a guide, every applicant that reported going complete in February didn't receive a decision until April (with the earliest being a 2/17 complete applicant being accepted on 4/2). The large rejection and waitlist waves from last April appear to have occurred on 4/22 and 4/23, respectively. That's not to say that you couldn't hear back sometime this month, though. The LSN data on Yale is a very small sample size.

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

Postby AndromedaGalaxy » Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:39 pm

Perhaps this story will be useful or entertaining to some of you fellow Yale applicants.

I was concerned going into this weekend that we might see the first big wave of rejections from Yale on Saturday morning. This happened the second Saturday of March last year, and Yale does seem to have been doing that thing lately where they queue up emails to be sent at 4:30AM so that you see them first thing in the morning. This speculation based on previous year's dates is always very loose, but I didn't like the heightened risk since I had plans on Saturday that I very much wanted to be mentally and emotionally present for. A rejection could really ruin the day, and I could handle it just as despondently on a Sunday as I could on a Saturday.

The simple solution would just be to log out of my personal email account for 24 hours. However, I thought the probability of a decision on any specific day is actually quite low, and what would give me the most relief would be to have a confirmation that in fact nothing at all had happened so that I could put aside my worries for the remainder of the weekend. One might wish to devise a system where they would reliably get a confirmation of "no news," but would hear nothing in the case of a rejection. But there's an obvious problem in that, in the absence of the "no news" notification, you could infer that there was in fact news of some sort, and that would be the most distracting scenario of all.

So instead I considered several schemes in which I would get my "no news" confirmation only some of the time. I eventually decided to log out of my account and give control to my sister. Her instructions were to check my email in the morning, and, in the case of a rejection, tell me nothing. In the very likely case of no emails whatsoever from Yale, she was to flip a coin to decide whether to tell me something. For an acceptance, which I assumed was even lower probability on this one particular day in mid-March, she would also flip a coin. The only message she would send me if the coin flip indicated it would be "no bad news."

The weekend is over, and of course nothing happened, but I think this is a somewhat clever scheme for insulating myself from the risk of bad news while allowing myself the relief of "no bad news" a little less than half the time. It is also absolutely insane and an illustration of the unflattering depths of anxiety this process brings out in some people.

Then again, the time feels really ripe for a rejection wave, and perhaps some of you also have plans you're looking forward to and a third party you would trust with your email credentials...
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Re: Yale c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Kopetz » Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:58 pm

AndromedaGalaxy wrote:Perhaps this story will be useful or entertaining to some of you fellow Yale applicants.

I was concerned going into this weekend that we might see the first big wave of rejections from Yale on Saturday morning. This happened the second Saturday of March last year, and Yale does seem to have been doing that thing lately where they queue up emails to be sent at 4:30AM so that you see them first thing in the morning. This speculation based on previous year's dates is always very loose, but I didn't like the heightened risk since I had plans on Saturday that I very much wanted to be mentally and emotionally present for. A rejection could really ruin the day, and I could handle it just as despondently on a Sunday as I could on a Saturday.

The simple solution would just be to log out of my personal email account for 24 hours. However, I thought the probability of a decision on any specific day is actually quite low, and what would give me the most relief would be to have a confirmation that in fact nothing at all had happened and I could put aside my worries for the remainder of the weekend. One might wish to devise a system where they would reliably get a confirmation of "no news," but would hear nothing in the case of a rejection. But there's an obvious problem in that, in the absence of the "no news" notification, you could infer that there was in fact news of some sort, and that would be the most distracting scenario of all.

So instead I considered several schemes in which I would get my "no news" confirmation only some of the time. I eventually decided to log out of my account and give control to my sister. Her instructions were to check my email in the morning, and, in the case of a rejection, tell me nothing. In the very likely case of no emails whatsoever from Yale, she was to flip a coin to decide whether to tell me something. For an acceptance, which I assumed was even lower probability on this one particular day in mid-March, she would also flip a coin. The only message she would send me if the coin flip indicated it would be "no bad news."

The weekend is over, and of course nothing happened, but I think this is a somewhat clever scheme for insulating myself from the risk of bad news while allowing myself the relief of "no bad news" a little less than half the time. It is also absolutely insane and an illustration of the unflattering depths of anxiety this process brings out in some people.

Then again, the time feels really ripe for a rejection wave, and perhaps some of you also have plans you're looking forward to and a third party you would trust with your email credentials...


If you isolated your sister from all outside observation you'd exist in Yale Superposition, both rejected and not

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

Postby AndromedaGalaxy » Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:04 pm

Kopetz wrote:If you isolated your sister from all outside observation you'd exist in Yale Superposition, both rejected and not


My sister, whom I affectionately call "Wigner's friend"...



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