Yale 2010

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amandap
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Re: Yale 2010

Postby amandap » Tue Dec 29, 2009 4:00 pm

Did anyone else get a letter from Yale that encourages them to apply? It came with examples of past personal statements and 250 word essays that were successful. It said they are looking for "qualified minorities," and their records show that I have not applied. I am thinking about it. I also got an e-mail from someone from Yale encouraging me to apply or contact them for more info.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby Kulax22 » Thu Dec 31, 2009 10:45 am

Anyone sending an addendum on re-take LSAT score vs. the old one? Is that expected or a nuissance? :?

I am curious if anyone knows how YLS will admit in January/February. Is it a weekly "wave" or something like that?

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby englawyer » Thu Dec 31, 2009 10:56 am

amandap wrote:Did anyone else get a letter from Yale that encourages them to apply? It came with examples of past personal statements and 250 word essays that were successful. It said they are looking for "qualified minorities," and their records show that I have not applied. I am thinking about it. I also got an e-mail from someone from Yale encouraging me to apply or contact them for more info.


that seems like a good sign, congrats

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby zhlaw12345 » Thu Dec 31, 2009 11:15 am

amandap wrote:Did anyone else get a letter from Yale that encourages them to apply? It came with examples of past personal statements and 250 word essays that were successful. It said they are looking for "qualified minorities," and their records show that I have not applied. I am thinking about it. I also got an e-mail from someone from Yale encouraging me to apply or contact them for more info.


I got one, but I am not sure I should apply. I am a minority but not underrepresented. LSAT around 25% and GPA around 75%. Index, according to LSP, is below medium. Soft is pretty bland. Nothing would cause a "wow." Does Yale usually invite more people to apply to boost its acceptance rate, or it doesn't need to?

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby crackberry » Thu Dec 31, 2009 2:26 pm

zhlaw12345 wrote:
amandap wrote:Did anyone else get a letter from Yale that encourages them to apply? It came with examples of past personal statements and 250 word essays that were successful. It said they are looking for "qualified minorities," and their records show that I have not applied. I am thinking about it. I also got an e-mail from someone from Yale encouraging me to apply or contact them for more info.


I got one, but I am not sure I should apply. I am a minority but not underrepresented. LSAT around 25% and GPA around 75%. Index, according to LSP, is below medium. Soft is pretty bland. Nothing would cause a "wow." Does Yale usually invite more people to apply to boost its acceptance rate, or it doesn't need to?

A bunch of minorities (though not necessarily URMs) get this invitation every year. I'm not sure if there's any correlation between getting an invite and getting accepted. I don't really think there is.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby bayareadunks » Sat Jan 02, 2010 7:43 am

amandap wrote:Did anyone else get a letter from Yale that encourages them to apply? It came with examples of past personal statements and 250 word essays that were successful. It said they are looking for "qualified minorities," and their records show that I have not applied. I am thinking about it. I also got an e-mail from someone from Yale encouraging me to apply or contact them for more info.


Got the exact same package and e-mail. I actually e-mailed the 1L back asking what my actual chances for getting in were. I'm probably going to call the reps they gave the info for to see what's really up. Other than that...really though...what are the chances? lol...

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby sayan » Sat Jan 02, 2010 7:55 am

I received a mailed invitation from YLS to apply. I am not a minority. It only included a signed letter from the dean and a fee waiver application -- no personal statement or 250 examples.

Anyone else?

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby nattybro » Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:02 pm

Just submitted. My last app of the cycle. Good luck everyone.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby knola002 » Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:24 pm

sayan wrote:I received a mailed invitation from YLS to apply. I am not a minority. It only included a signed letter from the dean and a fee waiver application -- no personal statement or 250 examples.

Anyone else?
Yeah, got one about a week back. Applied the next day.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby sayan » Mon Jan 04, 2010 12:17 am

knola002 wrote:
sayan wrote:I received a mailed invitation from YLS to apply. I am not a minority. It only included a signed letter from the dean and a fee waiver application -- no personal statement or 250 examples.

Anyone else?
Yeah, got one about a week back. Applied the next day.


Good luck!

I'm still finishing my 250.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby knola002 » Mon Jan 04, 2010 12:46 pm

sayan wrote:
knola002 wrote:
sayan wrote:I received a mailed invitation from YLS to apply. I am not a minority. It only included a signed letter from the dean and a fee waiver application -- no personal statement or 250 examples.

Anyone else?
Yeah, got one about a week back. Applied the next day.


Good luck!

I'm still finishing my 250.
Good luck to you too. What are you writing about?

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby ad astra » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:46 pm

so when do we think the next batch of calls will be coming?

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby owhlcn » Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:23 pm

ad astra wrote:so when do we think the next batch of calls will be coming?


last year's LSN shows no decisions before late feb -- a whole cluster around 2/21. looks like we may have a few good weeks to wait.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby Philaw » Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:40 pm

Kulax22 wrote:Anyone sending an addendum on re-take LSAT score vs. the old one? Is that expected or a nuissance? :?

I am curious if anyone knows how YLS will admit in January/February. Is it a weekly "wave" or something like that?


I actually just e-mailed Yale about this yesterday, and got a response today. They do accept Feb. retakes, but they won't hold your application because of it. For my situation, they said that I will probably receive a decision before the Feb. scores come out as I have been "complete and Under Review since October." I'm excited to know that I will probably get a decision from them this month, though, whether it is good, bad, or ugly.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby rowlf » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:17 am

owhlcn wrote:
ad astra wrote:so when do we think the next batch of calls will be coming?


last year's LSN shows no decisions before late feb -- a whole cluster around 2/21. looks like we may have a few good weeks to wait.


I know some people who applied last cycle who got decisions in January. These were submitted pre-holiday break (one of them over Thanksgiving, not sure about the exact timing of the other.). So it's possible.

Those 2/21-folk might have been the first admits from faculty review.

Nonetheless, the odds are on a long wait for most people.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby CardinalRules » Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:38 am

owhlcn wrote:
ad astra wrote:so when do we think the next batch of calls will be coming?


last year's LSN shows no decisions before late feb -- a whole cluster around 2/21. looks like we may have a few good weeks to wait.


Wow, I sincerely hope that you're wrong. :shock:

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby Kulax22 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:31 pm

Philaw wrote: They do accept Feb. retakes, but they won't hold your application because of it.


So in other words, we should all retake in Feb in hopes of getting a 180? :evil:

Did you retake in December by chance? (trying to see if I too am "complete")

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby CardinalRules » Tue Jan 12, 2010 6:49 am

Bump. This thread was way at the bottom of page 3.

Also, did anyone notice that there appear to be one or two new acceptances on LSN?

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby GeePee » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:04 pm

managamy wrote:Bump. This thread was way at the bottom of page 3.

Also, did anyone notice that there appear to be one or two new acceptances on LSN?

HYSPoseur is a flame. Just ignore.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby Lermontov » Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:17 pm

To freak everyone out, because I know I won't be included:

Twitter update:

ylsadmissions
(203) is readying its dialing finger. --LinkRemoved--

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby Kretzy » Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:21 pm

Lermontov wrote:To freak everyone out, because I know I won't be included:

Twitter update:

ylsadmissions
(203) is readying its dialing finger. --LinkRemoved--


Good luck folks! I really should finalize my damn 250...

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby owhlcn » Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:46 pm

Kretzy wrote:
Good luck folks! I really should finalize my damn 250...


Kretzy, would you take Y over S?

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby Kretzy » Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:59 pm

owhlcn wrote:
Kretzy wrote:
Good luck folks! I really should finalize my damn 250...


Kretzy, would you take Y over S?


Probably, but I'm not sure. Considering I came into this cycle thinking that Chicago would maybe be my best acceptance, I haven't yet done much due diligence in researching HY.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby owhlcn » Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:07 pm

Kretzy wrote:
owhlcn wrote:
Kretzy wrote:
Good luck folks! I really should finalize my damn 250...


Kretzy, would you take Y over S?


Probably, but I'm not sure. Considering I came into this cycle thinking that Chicago would maybe be my best acceptance, I haven't yet done much due diligence in researching HY.


Gotcha. Also, their Twitter updates make my heart stop. Sigh.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby Anastasia Dee Dualla » Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:25 pm

Complete at Yale...via email. Made my heart drop and stop for a second when I saw the email address.




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