Yale c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

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Re: Yale c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby soca_dancer » Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:43 pm

ha8845 wrote:I asked this in a separate thread but got no answer. Anyone know how best to submit a diversity statement? There's no clear place for it on the app, except an "Addendum" section which I understand to be more for explanations of GPA dips, time off, etc., rather than an essay on diversity. I know Asha has said they accept diversity statements, but her posts are years old, so maybe the app has changed to discourage them? Any thoughts?


I uploaded mine to the addendum section.

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Re: Yale c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby april_ludgate » Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:37 pm

Anyone know if there's any point to submitting the optional resume as a K-JD, considering the activities section, and how it says it should be separate from the resume? All of my extracurriculars and work/internships would go there, so what's the point of the resume?

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Re: Yale c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby highLSATurm » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:35 pm

checking in. going to be active and not just stalk TLS this cycle. [i posted this in my 4 favorite threads. can i do that?]
not sure how this works but here goes:
GPA: 3.6 [blah state school. easy major - Psychology]
LSAC GPA: 3.56
LSAT take one 163: [sat for it cold, no prep. so essentially a "diagnostic" only not ... because it was the actual LSAT]
LSAT take two 178: [almost cancelled]
URM: AfAm Female
softs: somewhere between nonexistent and unimpressive

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Re: Yale c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby Platopus » Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:02 am

Just droppin in to say that I at least have my Y250 topic figured out. It's not written yet, but it's a huge relief to have at least settled on a topic.

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Re: Yale c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby chrysippusofsoli » Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:28 am

Platopus wrote:Just droppin in to say that I at least have my Y250 topic figured out. It's not written yet, but it's a huge relief to have at least settled on a topic.


I found settling on a topic to be more than half the battle, so that's great. Good luck!

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Re: Yale c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby maxchansen » Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:27 pm

Platopus wrote:Just droppin in to say that I at least have my Y250 topic figured out. It's not written yet, but it's a huge relief to have at least settled on a topic.


Well done! On this topic, how are people approaching this essay? From what I've seen online, past applicants have done almost like mini PSs. I went a totally different route. What are you all thinking?

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Re: Yale c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby soca_dancer » Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:53 pm

maxchansen wrote:
Platopus wrote:Just droppin in to say that I at least have my Y250 topic figured out. It's not written yet, but it's a huge relief to have at least settled on a topic.


Well done! On this topic, how are people approaching this essay? From what I've seen online, past applicants have done almost like mini PSs. I went a totally different route. What are you all thinking?


I went a different route, talked about my love of Greek Tragedies and how they are still key pieces of literature in modern society to explore social issues

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Re: Yale c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby #gobroncos » Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:47 pm

maxchansen wrote:
Platopus wrote:Just droppin in to say that I at least have my Y250 topic figured out. It's not written yet, but it's a huge relief to have at least settled on a topic.


Well done! On this topic, how are people approaching this essay? From what I've seen online, past applicants have done almost like mini PSs. I went a totally different route. What are you all thinking?


Mine is an academic-ish piece of writing to balance a personal PS. That said, I’m not sure one has to be academic/personal so long as both are good (my 250 is not good yet, which is why I’ve been sitting on it for months)

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Re: Yale c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby maxchansen » Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:55 pm

#gobroncos wrote:
maxchansen wrote:
Platopus wrote:Just droppin in to say that I at least have my Y250 topic figured out. It's not written yet, but it's a huge relief to have at least settled on a topic.


Well done! On this topic, how are people approaching this essay? From what I've seen online, past applicants have done almost like mini PSs. I went a totally different route. What are you all thinking?


Mine is an academic-ish piece of writing to balance a personal PS. That said, I’m not sure one has to be academic/personal so long as both are good (my 250 is not good yet, which is why I’ve been sitting on it for months)


Cool. I went academic-ish also, also about art that I love

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Re: Yale c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby Platopus » Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:02 pm

maxchansen wrote:
Platopus wrote:Just droppin in to say that I at least have my Y250 topic figured out. It's not written yet, but it's a huge relief to have at least settled on a topic.


Well done! On this topic, how are people approaching this essay? From what I've seen online, past applicants have done almost like mini PSs. I went a totally different route. What are you all thinking?


Taking the personal anecdote approach to the 250. My PS is pretty serious and sobering, so I want to lighten things up with a little personal story

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Re: Yale c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby cheeseras » Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:16 pm

Applied! 180, 3.79 from HYPS undergrad, feeling pretty good about my writing but who knows.

Also, for anybody with an LSAC fee waiver, Yale seems to suggest on its website that they don't honor them, but they honored mine. Nice surprise this morning.

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Re: Yale c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby ticket » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:53 pm

Application submitted. Legggoooo

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Re: Yale c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby dm1683 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:54 pm

IDK if I should apply...K-JD, weak softs, my chances are insanely low and money is tight right now.

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Re: Yale c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby Platopus » Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:02 am

dm1683 wrote:IDK if I should apply...K-JD, weak softs, my chances are insanely low and money is tight right now.


I don't think your chances are "insanely low". K-JD might hurt a little, but you probably have a 50/50 shot which is well worth the money.

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Re: Yale c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby dm1683 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:38 am

Platopus wrote:
dm1683 wrote:IDK if I should apply...K-JD, weak softs, my chances are insanely low and money is tight right now.


I don't think your chances are "insanely low". K-JD might hurt a little, but you probably have a 50/50 shot which is well worth the money.


so since we have the exact same stats but you have WE, you're giving yourself a greater than 50% chance of being admitted? :D

In all seriousness though, I think my chances are probably like 1 in 5. Although I do check a pretty unique diversity box so that might give me a leg up. Plan A is to ask parents for the money, Plan B is eat exclusively ramen noodles until thanksgiving.

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Re: Yale c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby Platopus » Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:54 am

dm1683 wrote:
so since we have the exact same stats but you have WE, you're giving yourself a greater than 50% chance of being admitted? :D


Nah, I offer no diversty and my job is boring as all hell. I'm probably 50/50 at best, too




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