Kakarot wrote:It would have been even more awesome if Dean Asha had used all of your real first names. You know she knows them now right?
If she does, and Yale admits me (ha!) I'd be really impressed and amused if she used my TLS moniker in my acceptance call. Like "hello notanumber, we've decided to admit you to Yale" Instead of "hello [real name]..."
I don't think that I've given any incredibly revealing information on this site (or LSN), what with my fudged numbers and application dates, but she was an FBI agent and if one were really dedicated then one could probably connect the dots.
I've not said anything offensive online and it wouldn't be decent or fair if she held just being and posting here against us. She seems like a pretty fair and decent person. Right? Right? Please tell me I'm right!
englawyer wrote: haha i am just glad i was on the "right" side of the whole "does yale auto-admit based on numbers" debate. maybe that is a plus for my app
For the record, my baseless (and now demonstrably so) speculation was that the auto-admit category might be used, in part, to make sure that Yale's 75% numbers were higher than Harvard's. I never claimed that everybody with 75% + numbers were auto-admits. I'm actually glad that this isn't true because it suggests that Yale ignores the U.S. News rankings. A "news" magazine like that shouldn't be dictating admission policies to ANY academic institution.
Of course, it still makes the presence of a category of admission separate from the "normal" process a rather interesting phenomena. Asha (we are on a first name basis now) says that it's to "put together the most diverse and talented class possible." My new entirely baseless speculation is that this category is used to admit people who Asha wants to *make sure* survive the faculty review process. Now we can all idly speculate what factors put an applicant in this pile!