Yale Waitlist c/o 2020

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Where are you depositing while you wait?

SLS
7
7%
HLS
32
33%
UChi
9
9%
CLS
9
9%
NYU
3
3%
Penn
2
2%
Mich
6
6%
UVA
5
5%
Other (let us know when you check in!)
24
25%
 
Total votes: 97

curry1
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Re: Yale Waitlist c/o 2020

Postby curry1 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:14 pm

seeprybyrun wrote:
VapidP wrote:This might be a silly question, but do people get "rejected" off the waitlist? Or do they just sit in obscurity until their deadline comes around?


It doesn't sound like they ding people from the WL (which I think HLS does). It sounds like they just keep everyone on until their deadline passes or they close the class on registration day (which I guess counts as a ding).


"Over the next few months, we will periodically review the people on our wait list and release some of them, so the number of people on the wait list dwindles as we go through the summer."

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ahendrix3
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Re: Yale Waitlist c/o 2020

Postby ahendrix3 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:15 pm

Checking in, wl at HYS and depositing at Columbia in the meantime.
Last edited by ahendrix3 on Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:38 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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seeprybyrun
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Re: Yale Waitlist c/o 2020

Postby seeprybyrun » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:19 am

curry1 wrote:
seeprybyrun wrote:
VapidP wrote:This might be a silly question, but do people get "rejected" off the waitlist? Or do they just sit in obscurity until their deadline comes around?


It doesn't sound like they ding people from the WL (which I think HLS does). It sounds like they just keep everyone on until their deadline passes or they close the class on registration day (which I guess counts as a ding).


"Over the next few months, we will periodically review the people on our wait list and release some of them, so the number of people on the wait list dwindles as we go through the summer."


That's from the 2010 post. The email we got didn't mention anything about removing people, but of course that doesn't mean they don't do it. I guess we will see!

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Re: Yale Waitlist c/o 2020

Postby kpadoreo » Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:32 am

What's the deal with accepting an offer at another school (HLS in my case) and staying on the waitlist? Do I have to inform Harvard that I'm on the waitlist for another school?

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Re: Yale Waitlist c/o 2020

Postby defydoddz » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:46 am

ahendrix3 wrote:Checking in, wl at HYS and deposting at Columbia in the meantime.


also waitlisted at HYS and depositing at Columbia! Hoping the odds are in our favor! Good Luck!

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Re: Yale Waitlist c/o 2020

Postby The_Pluviophile » Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:50 pm

defydoddz wrote:
ahendrix3 wrote:Checking in, wl at HYS and deposting at Columbia in the meantime.


also waitlisted at HYS and depositing at Columbia! Hoping the odds are in our favor! Good Luck!


I was going to ask how many people were on other waitlists as well. I'm riding Stanford's as well.

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Re: Yale Waitlist c/o 2020

Postby ahendrix3 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:38 pm

defydoddz wrote:
ahendrix3 wrote:Checking in, wl at HYS and deposting at Columbia in the meantime.


also waitlisted at HYS and depositing at Columbia! Hoping the odds are in our favor! Good Luck!


Same to you! Somebody's gotta let us in lol

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Re: Yale Waitlist c/o 2020

Postby NotPanicking » Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:50 pm

kpadoreo wrote:What's the deal with accepting an offer at another school (HLS in my case) and staying on the waitlist? Do I have to inform Harvard that I'm on the waitlist for another school?


I don't think so? Is anyone else doing this?

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seeprybyrun
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Re: Yale Waitlist c/o 2020

Postby seeprybyrun » Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:58 pm

NotPanicking wrote:
kpadoreo wrote:What's the deal with accepting an offer at another school (HLS in my case) and staying on the waitlist? Do I have to inform Harvard that I'm on the waitlist for another school?


I don't think so? Is anyone else doing this?


Nah, no requirement there.

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Re: Yale Waitlist c/o 2020

Postby NotPanicking » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:39 pm

So I spent about 15 minutes creeping on the Waitlist Purgatory thread, and this might be just me being super naive and not discovering this site until literally two weeks ago, but is there really much of a point to sending LOCIs to Yale? Barring a significant job or grade change?

I figure at this point, Yale will either take me or they won't, based on the shifting class composition, and no formal letter informing them of what they already know - how much I want in - will change anything. Also it's Yale - don't they really, really hate folks directly emailing them things?

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Re: Yale Waitlist c/o 2020

Postby seeprybyrun » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:42 pm

NotPanicking wrote:So I spent about 15 minutes creeping on the Waitlist Purgatory thread, and this might be just me being super naive and not discovering this site until literally two weeks ago, but is there really much of a point to sending LOCIs to Yale? Barring a significant job or grade change?

I figure at this point, Yale will either take me or they won't, based on the shifting class composition, and no formal letter informing them of what they already know - how much I want in - will change anything. Also it's Yale - don't they really, really hate folks directly emailing them things?


From the WL email:

"If there is additional information that you would like to add to your application (such as additional letters of recommendation, spring term grades, etc.), please feel free to submit it directly to our office. This additional information, along with your original application materials, will be reviewed in the event a seat becomes available."

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Re: Yale Waitlist c/o 2020

Postby hammy393 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:43 pm

NotPanicking wrote:So I spent about 15 minutes creeping on the Waitlist Purgatory thread, and this might be just me being super naive and not discovering this site until literally two weeks ago, but is there really much of a point to sending LOCIs to Yale? Barring a significant job or grade change?

I figure at this point, Yale will either take me or they won't, based on the shifting class composition, and no formal letter informing them of what they already know - how much I want in - will change anything. Also it's Yale - don't they really, really hate folks directly emailing them things?


Asha answers that here: https://law.yale.edu/admissions/jd-admi ... -freakshow

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Re: Yale Waitlist c/o 2020

Postby HonestlyThough » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:52 pm

The_Pluviophile wrote:
defydoddz wrote:
ahendrix3 wrote:Checking in, wl at HYS and deposting at Columbia in the meantime.


also waitlisted at HYS and depositing at Columbia! Hoping the odds are in our favor! Good Luck!


I was going to ask how many people were on other waitlists as well. I'm riding Stanford's as well.


I'm on stanford's as well

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Re: Yale Waitlist c/o 2020

Postby Whittie » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:52 am

Checking in. Waitlists for Stanford and Yale.

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Re: Yale Waitlist c/o 2020

Postby NotPanicking » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:31 am

hammy393 wrote:
NotPanicking wrote:So I spent about 15 minutes creeping on the Waitlist Purgatory thread, and this might be just me being super naive and not discovering this site until literally two weeks ago, but is there really much of a point to sending LOCIs to Yale? Barring a significant job or grade change?

I figure at this point, Yale will either take me or they won't, based on the shifting class composition, and no formal letter informing them of what they already know - how much I want in - will change anything. Also it's Yale - don't they really, really hate folks directly emailing them things?


Asha answers that here: https://law.yale.edu/admissions/jd-admi ... -freakshow


WOWOWOW that video was painful to watch, but this post is beautiful, god bless you.

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Re: Yale Waitlist c/o 2020

Postby NotPanicking » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:33 am

seeprybyrun wrote:
NotPanicking wrote:So I spent about 15 minutes creeping on the Waitlist Purgatory thread, and this might be just me being super naive and not discovering this site until literally two weeks ago, but is there really much of a point to sending LOCIs to Yale? Barring a significant job or grade change?

I figure at this point, Yale will either take me or they won't, based on the shifting class composition, and no formal letter informing them of what they already know - how much I want in - will change anything. Also it's Yale - don't they really, really hate folks directly emailing them things?


From the WL email:

"If there is additional information that you would like to add to your application (such as additional letters of recommendation, spring term grades, etc.), please feel free to submit it directly to our office. This additional information, along with your original application materials, will be reviewed in the event a seat becomes available."


My interpretation of that part was similar to their allowance of four letters of recommendation - that doesn't mean you should actually send four, you know?

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Re: Yale Waitlist c/o 2020

Postby seeprybyrun » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:19 am

NotPanicking wrote:
seeprybyrun wrote:
NotPanicking wrote:So I spent about 15 minutes creeping on the Waitlist Purgatory thread, and this might be just me being super naive and not discovering this site until literally two weeks ago, but is there really much of a point to sending LOCIs to Yale? Barring a significant job or grade change?

I figure at this point, Yale will either take me or they won't, based on the shifting class composition, and no formal letter informing them of what they already know - how much I want in - will change anything. Also it's Yale - don't they really, really hate folks directly emailing them things?


From the WL email:

"If there is additional information that you would like to add to your application (such as additional letters of recommendation, spring term grades, etc.), please feel free to submit it directly to our office. This additional information, along with your original application materials, will be reviewed in the event a seat becomes available."


My interpretation of that part was similar to their allowance of four letters of recommendation - that doesn't mean you should actually send four, you know?


Definitely. It was more just to point out that if you do have something legitimate to send, they said it was OK to email it to them.

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Re: Yale Waitlist c/o 2020

Postby seeprybyrun » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:20 am

Also, I'd like to point out that almost half the freakin' waitlist is made up of TLSers, going by the number of votes in the poll.

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Re: Yale Waitlist c/o 2020

Postby catalina559 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:55 am

seeprybyrun wrote:Also, I'd like to point out that almost half the freakin' waitlist is made up of TLSers, going by the number of votes in the poll.


this is actually really impressive

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Re: Yale Waitlist c/o 2020

Postby blessup » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:05 am

catalina559 wrote:
seeprybyrun wrote:Also, I'd like to point out that almost half the freakin' waitlist is made up of TLSers, going by the number of votes in the poll.


this is actually really impressive


Similar numbers (40-50) in past years' WL threads.

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Re: Yale Waitlist c/o 2020

Postby catalina559 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:46 pm

Does anyone know if Yale will let you do a campus visit/sit in on a class if you're waitlisted?

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Re: Yale Waitlist c/o 2020

Postby armc808 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:26 pm

catalina559 wrote:Does anyone know if Yale will let you do a campus visit/sit in on a class if you're waitlisted?

According to Asha's post linked above, waitlisted people are welcome to visit the law school on their own, and are encouraged to do so if that is important to you. Should you be offered a spot in the class, you'd only have 24-72 hours to accept/decline.

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Re: Yale Waitlist c/o 2020

Postby RictusErectus » Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:08 am

Checking in.

Waitlisted here and at HLS. Depositing at Columbia in the meantime.

Best of luck to everyone riding it out!

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Re: Yale Waitlist c/o 2020

Postby seeprybyrun » Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:03 am

RictusErectus wrote:Checking in.

Waitlisted here and at HLS. Depositing at Columbia in the meantime.

Best of luck to everyone riding it out!


May God have mercy on your soul and let you off one of those waitlists.

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Re: Yale Waitlist c/o 2020

Postby RictusErectus » Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:50 pm

seeprybyrun wrote:
RictusErectus wrote:Checking in.

Waitlisted here and at HLS. Depositing at Columbia in the meantime.

Best of luck to everyone riding it out!


May God have mercy on your soul and let you off one of those waitlists.


May God bless you and give you what your heart desires.




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