Should I apply to YS?

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Should I apply to YS?

Postby nothingtosee » Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:42 pm

Thanks everybody. Looks like I'm gonna let it roll.
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Re: Should I apply to YS?

Postby Kimikho » Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:27 pm

Yes.

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Re: Should I apply to YS?

Postby Winston1984 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:32 pm

scoobers wrote:Yes.

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Re: Should I apply to YS?

Postby cron1834 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:58 pm

Is an AdComm going to drive to your house and slap you upon rejection (or acceptance/no money)? Actually, that would be awesome. What exactly is the downside in applying? I'm new to this game, but I don't see the problem...

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Re: Should I apply to YS?

Postby Pneumonia » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:01 pm

cron1834 wrote:Is an AdComm going to drive to your house and slap you upon rejection (or acceptance/no money)? Actually, that would be awesome. What exactly is the downside in applying? I'm new to this game, but I don't see the problem...


$250 is inconsequential in the grand scheme of things, but that does not make it any less of an impractical amount to pay for those for whom it is a significant portion of their monthly income, especially when other app fees are considered.

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Re: Should I apply to YS?

Postby Winston1984 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:04 pm

cron1834 wrote:Is an AdComm going to drive to your house and slap you upon rejection (or acceptance/no money)? Actually, that would be awesome. What exactly is the downside in applying? I'm new to this game, but I don't see the problem...


$250 can be a lot of money for some people, but I think most agree it is worth the chance (assuming your numbers give you a shot) of YS and not wondering "what if?" the rest of your life.

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Re: Should I apply to YS?

Postby Kimikho » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:19 pm

Winston1984 wrote:
cron1834 wrote:Is an AdComm going to drive to your house and slap you upon rejection (or acceptance/no money)? Actually, that would be awesome. What exactly is the downside in applying? I'm new to this game, but I don't see the problem...


$250 can be a lot of money for some people, but I think most agree it is worth the chance (assuming your numbers give you a shot) of YS and not wondering "what if?" the rest of your life.


A YS admit can be some nice leverage too, for someone very debt-adverse.

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Re: Should I apply to YS?

Postby Winston1984 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:33 pm

scoobers wrote:
Winston1984 wrote:
cron1834 wrote:Is an AdComm going to drive to your house and slap you upon rejection (or acceptance/no money)? Actually, that would be awesome. What exactly is the downside in applying? I'm new to this game, but I don't see the problem...


$250 can be a lot of money for some people, but I think most agree it is worth the chance (assuming your numbers give you a shot) of YS and not wondering "what if?" the rest of your life.


A YS admit can be some nice leverage too, for someone very debt-adverse.


I didn't even think about that. Good point.

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Re: Should I apply to YS?

Postby cron1834 » Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:52 am

If you can't swing $250, then you shouldn't think about swinging $250k. The risk/reward is good with these applicant stats.

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Re: Should I apply to YS?

Postby midwest17 » Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:09 pm

cron1834 wrote:If you can't swing $250, then you shouldn't think about swinging $250k. The risk/reward is good with these applicant stats.


This isn't a sensical comparison. You can get better loans for the $250k than for the $250. Plus, applying to law school doesn't mean you're willing to pay sticker to go to law school.

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Re: Should I apply to YS?

Postby riverboat » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:39 pm

midwest17 wrote:
cron1834 wrote:If you can't swing $250, then you shouldn't think about swinging $250k. The risk/reward is good with these applicant stats.


This isn't a sensical comparison. You can get better loans for the $250k than for the $250. Plus, applying to law school doesn't mean you're willing to pay sticker to go to law school.


If one has competitive numbers/softs for Yale and can't afford to apply, he/she should take out a personal loan or put the app fee on a credit card.

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Re: Should I apply to YS?

Postby nothingtosee » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:43 pm

riverboat wrote:
midwest17 wrote:
cron1834 wrote:If you can't swing $250, then you shouldn't think about swinging $250k. The risk/reward is good with these applicant stats.


This isn't a sensical comparison. You can get better loans for the $250k than for the $250. Plus, applying to law school doesn't mean you're willing to pay sticker to go to law school.


If one has competitive numbers/softs for Yale and can't afford to apply, he/she should take out a personal loan or put the app fee on a credit card.


Dat sticker price tho

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Re: Should I apply to YS?

Postby cron1834 » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:48 pm

The value of YS vs. some others could amount to hundreds of thousands of dollars. If one is a longshot candidate, then forget it. If one has pretty salable numbers, the enormity of the (potential) payoff is clearly worth $250, obtained by hook or crook.

Though I agree that going somewhere for free is best, if that's on the table.

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Re: Should I apply to YS?

Postby inklevon » Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:53 am

scoobers wrote:
Winston1984 wrote:
cron1834 wrote:Is an AdComm going to drive to your house and slap you upon rejection (or acceptance/no money)? Actually, that would be awesome. What exactly is the downside in applying? I'm new to this game, but I don't see the problem...


$250 can be a lot of money for some people, but I think most agree it is worth the chance (assuming your numbers give you a shot) of YS and not wondering "what if?" the rest of your life.


A YS admit can be some nice leverage too, for someone very debt-adverse.


averse

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Re: Should I apply to YS?

Postby yomisterd » Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:18 am

inklevon wrote:
scoobers wrote:
Winston1984 wrote:
cron1834 wrote:Is an AdComm going to drive to your house and slap you upon rejection (or acceptance/no money)? Actually, that would be awesome. What exactly is the downside in applying? I'm new to this game, but I don't see the problem...


$250 can be a lot of money for some people, but I think most agree it is worth the chance (assuming your numbers give you a shot) of YS and not wondering "what if?" the rest of your life.


A YS admit can be some nice leverage too, for someone very debt-adverse.


averse


hey, stop burying scoobers in aversity.

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Re: Should I apply to YS?

Postby Kimikho » Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:35 am

inklevon wrote:
scoobers wrote:
Winston1984 wrote:
cron1834 wrote:Is an AdComm going to drive to your house and slap you upon rejection (or acceptance/no money)? Actually, that would be awesome. What exactly is the downside in applying? I'm new to this game, but I don't see the problem...


$250 can be a lot of money for some people, but I think most agree it is worth the chance (assuming your numbers give you a shot) of YS and not wondering "what if?" the rest of your life.


A YS admit can be some nice leverage too, for someone very debt-adverse.


averse


:oops:

nice first post, btw :lol:

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Re: Should I apply to YS?

Postby midwest17 » Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:24 pm

scoobers wrote: :oops:

nice first post, btw :lol:


You gotta save it for the important things.



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