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tomhobbes
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Re: Yale 2010

Postby tomhobbes » Sat Jan 30, 2010 8:39 pm

Yale, this thing you do to me is not healthy.

To anyone wondering why I've been ranting at Yale lately, it's because I've spent the last two days trying to figure out what the hell this 250 thing is supposed to be. I've finally finished it; my app should be in by tonight.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby Dignan » Sat Jan 30, 2010 8:45 pm

tomhobbes wrote:Yale, this thing you do to me is not healthy.

To anyone wondering why I've been ranting at Yale lately, it's because I've spent the last two days trying to figure out what the hell this 250 thing is supposed to be. I've finally finished it; my app should be in by tonight.

*Sigh* Since about Thanksgiving, I've spent almost every weekend finding various ways to put off writing my 250. I've started it about a dozen times. I'll write two sentences, feel stupid, and then go out drinking. It seems like there is so much riding on this silly little essay.

I'm grateful that the Yale deadline is mid-February. If it were the end of March, I'd probably keep this up for another two months.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby tomhobbes » Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:33 am

It is done. I'll see you in Hell, Yale.

Or New Haven, if you'll admit me.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby citydweller09 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:35 am

Reeeeejected today! Woooooo. (Not too broken up about it, as you can see.) :lol:

Submitted late October, and got the letter in the mail today in NYC. Best of luck to those still waiting!

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby Kulax22 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 3:24 pm

fidesverita wrote:Has anyone sent updates to Yale? (updated resume, lor, etc)

Do they ever respond to emails?


Not sure. I sent one about my app (a personal question, easy to answer) and got no response. I can't seem to call them either :? :evil:

Also, I am sick of their snooty "wannabe hip" twitter comments... Also, do they ONLY call on Saturdays? Maybe H and Y are jockeying as to who can be the most aggravating towards applicants this year.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby monkeygirl » Sun Jan 31, 2010 6:46 pm

I.
AM.
OUT.

It's a relief, actually. I'm glad the waiting is over and I can concentrate on the places that have accepted me.
Yale, we could have been great together, but it's time for me to move on and stop thinking about you.

PEACE :)

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby Snoopy1216 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 6:54 pm

monkeygirl wrote:I.
AM.
OUT.

It's a relief, actually. I'm glad the waiting is over and I can concentrate on the places that have accepted me.
Yale, we could have been great together, but it's time for me to move on and stop thinking about you.

PEACE :)


Sorry about YLS, but good to hear about your other acceptences. When did you go send/go complete?

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby somewhatwayward » Sun Jan 31, 2010 8:34 pm

rejected today.....it hurts.....esp to be in the first batch.....like they didn't even want to keep you around long enough to see what the pool is like.....but it is probably better in a lot of ways than the JR1-but-no-JR2 limbo bc now i can just move on

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby forza » Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:54 pm

somewhatwayward wrote:rejected today.....it hurts.....esp to be in the first batch.....like they didn't even want to keep you around long enough to see what the pool is like.....but it is probably better in a lot of ways than the JR1-but-no-JR2 limbo bc now i can just move on


Stats? :(

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby monkeygirl » Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:06 pm

Snoopy1216 wrote:
monkeygirl wrote:I.
AM.
OUT.

It's a relief, actually. I'm glad the waiting is over and I can concentrate on the places that have accepted me.
Yale, we could have been great together, but it's time for me to move on and stop thinking about you.

PEACE :)


Sorry about YLS, but good to hear about your other acceptences. When did you go send/go complete?


Thanks, Snoopy!
Yale was the longest of long reaches for me, so I am not overly broken up about it. Of course, I had entertained the fantasy that they would appreciate me for the unique and special snowflake that I am, but it was not to be.

To answer your question, I applied by Nov 10th or so, and went complete o 11/25. They REALLY didn't want me :wink:

Congrats to those who have made it, and good luck to all who are still waiting!

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby somewhatwayward » Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:09 pm

forza wrote:
somewhatwayward wrote:rejected today.....it hurts.....esp to be in the first batch.....like they didn't even want to keep you around long enough to see what the pool is like.....but it is probably better in a lot of ways than the JR1-but-no-JR2 limbo bc now i can just move on


Stats? :(


171/3.9, top-5 UG

oh, and a pretty lame 250

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby teach12 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:48 pm

I'm still paralyzed by the 250 (almost two months after I sent in my other apps)....

Question: On pages 5-6 of the yale application, where it asks:
5.
a) List significant extra-curricular activities in college (and after graduation in order of importance to you). Please estimate your time commitment for each activity.
b) Self-support (employment) while in college and on vacations
c) Other activities in or out of school or work that you consider important.
6. If it has been more than three months since you attended an educational institution, please describe what you have been doing in this interval.


Are they looking for a narrative, essay-like description? Or bullet-point, resume-style?

Any help appreciated...

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby BenJ » Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:13 pm

teach12 wrote:I'm still paralyzed by the 250 (almost two months after I sent in my other apps)....

Question: On pages 5-6 of the yale application, where it asks:
5.
a) List significant extra-curricular activities in college (and after graduation in order of importance to you). Please estimate your time commitment for each activity.
b) Self-support (employment) while in college and on vacations
c) Other activities in or out of school or work that you consider important.
6. If it has been more than three months since you attended an educational institution, please describe what you have been doing in this interval.


Are they looking for a narrative, essay-like description? Or bullet-point, resume-style?

Any help appreciated...


I did mine with a few short sentences describing each activity. (No answer for #6 because it didn't apply.) I thought it was weird that they required the answers even if a resume was also attached.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby Kulax22 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:14 pm

teach12 wrote:Are they looking for a narrative, essay-like description? Or bullet-point, resume-style?

Any help appreciated...


No one knows - isnt this the first year they're asking for them? I did a mixture of both. :?

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby Kronk » Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:16 pm

My suggestion is to format it in the way that you think makes you look best as an applicant. That was my approach. Didn't really question it.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby Kulax22 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:18 pm

Anyone in CA get these rejection letters? :shock: I'm afraid one is coming for me... and I'll have to wait an extra day or two for the pleasure.

I really wish they did it with email...

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby Dignan » Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:26 pm

VoidSix wrote:My suggestion is to format it in the way that you think makes you look best as an applicant. That was my approach. Didn't really question it.

+1. There is no credited answer for the best way to prepare the Yale application. People have approached it every which way. Some submit separate attachments for each question while others put all the answers in a single attachment; some write a paragraph for each answer while others just copy and paste the relevant bullet points from their resumes.

Use your judgment.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby Laina » Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:44 pm

Kulax22 wrote:Anyone in CA get these rejection letters? :shock: I'm afraid one is coming for me... and I'll have to wait an extra day or two for the pleasure.

I really wish they did it with email...


I asked this and was told someone in SF received theirs on Saturday. I'm really scared to check my mailbox tomorrow :(

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby crackberry » Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:53 pm

Kulax22 wrote:Anyone in CA get these rejection letters?

redhead77 wrote:I just got the ding letter too. My first one. I'm in San Francisco. Dated 1/27. Sent app in mid-November.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby Kulax22 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:23 am

Bummer... hopefully I am not getting one. But I feel like "it's coming!" (cue Jaws music) :shock: Time to think positively 8)

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby Kronk » Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:24 am

Did you even apply crack?

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby Kulax22 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:43 am

Anyone know from the past: do we now expect weekly Saturday calls? Is this a recurring thing now, or will it become completely random in the next two months?

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby of Benito Cereno » Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:12 am

pissed to be in the first group. didn't expect admission but hoped for consideration.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby tomhobbes » Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:40 pm

I just realized that I never updated my transcript for my fall grades, and I sent my app in yesterday. My fall grades would keep me at exactly the same GPA. Should I send an updated transcript?

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby owhlcn » Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:53 pm

tomhobbes wrote:I just realized that I never updated my transcript for my fall grades, and I sent my app in yesterday. My fall grades would keep me at exactly the same GPA. Should I send an updated transcript?


I would. Let 'em know you're no slacker, etc. Mail it directly if you don't want to bother with LSAC -- spoke to them on the phone about this; they don't mind.




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