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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Post by wert3813 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:30 pm

volp wrote:So is it even worth it to get on the wait list? They take so few people...
NO all of you should just withdraw. k thanks.

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Post by ManOfTheMinute » Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:32 pm

wert3813 wrote:
volp wrote:So is it even worth it to get on the wait list? They take so few people...
NO all of you should just withdraw. k thanks.
Ok, done!

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Post by sabanist » Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:40 pm

sd1234 wrote: FWIW, the only 2 people i know who currently attend YLS are from large public schools. they do exist there, even if not in the hugest of numbers :p
Fair enough!
I don't want anyone to think I'm talking trash... I obviously would have loved to go to YLS. I've just had a long history of feeling doubted because of the disadvantages I've faced, so it gets a little frustrating, especially when compared to HLS's relative enthusiasm about a little ol' prole like me.
rockclimber2013 wrote:Plenty of folks at YLS are from large publics (and not just Berkeley, Michigan, UVA, etc.). You've proven yourself quite capable of academic work. No one will look down on you there. If that's what's holding you back, that's silly.

And Roll Tide.
I know it's not the only thing - K-JD doesn't help, but I can't exactly easily get fantastic impressive work experience (or even work that will service my loan debt tbh) straight out of college with a liberal arts degree from a state school, so the cycle of disadvantage continues.
It means a lot to me to feel wanted and recruited, and HLS has been doing that since the moment I went complete. It's hard to overlook.
Like I said, I'm waiting until after ASW to make a final decision, but the gut feeling is that HLS is a better place for me.

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Post by az21833 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:57 pm

volp wrote:So is it even worth it to get on the wait list? They take so few people...
what are the #s around this?

also, i think the yale for ivies harvard for the common folk mantra on TLS is completely overblown personally

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Post by HopefulBulldog » Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:59 pm

az21833 wrote:
volp wrote:So is it even worth it to get on the wait list? They take so few people...
what are the #s around this?

i think the yale for ivies harvard for the common folk mantra on TLS is completely overblown personally
Didn't we decide based on something that it was ~ a 10% chance, with 10 getting off a 100 person list?

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Post by wert3813 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:00 pm

10000 ppl waitlisted 4 admitted. HTH

No they said in the email "less than 100" (that will accept the WL offer, more will be offered it). They said they have accepts anywhere from zero to twenty with an average of ten.

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Post by wert3813 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:01 pm

HopefulBulldog wrote:
az21833 wrote:
volp wrote:So is it even worth it to get on the wait list? They take so few people...
what are the #s around this?

i think the yale for ivies harvard for the common folk mantra on TLS is completely overblown personally
Didn't we decide based on something that it was ~ a 10% chance, with 10 getting off a 100 person list?
You emailing?

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Post by HopefulBulldog » Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:05 pm

wert3813 wrote:
HopefulBulldog wrote:
az21833 wrote:
volp wrote:So is it even worth it to get on the wait list? They take so few people...
what are the #s around this?

i think the yale for ivies harvard for the common folk mantra on TLS is completely overblown personally
Didn't we decide based on something that it was ~ a 10% chance, with 10 getting off a 100 person list?
You emailing?
Trying to decide, don't want to piss them off as they've clearly been working hard, but then again would like a heads up if there isn't going to be movement for a while.

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Post by ManOfTheMinute » Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:10 pm

HopefulBulldog wrote: Trying to decide, don't want to piss them off as they've clearly been working hard, but then again would like a heads up if there isn't going to be movement for a while.
If I were you, I would. It shows that you are invested in the entire process and not just ignoring it until you hear back from them

But then, I only got WLed, so what do I know?

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Post by wert3813 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:22 pm

ManOfTheMinute wrote:
HopefulBulldog wrote: Trying to decide, don't want to piss them off as they've clearly been working hard, but then again would like a heads up if there isn't going to be movement for a while.
If I were you, I would. It shows that you are invested in the entire process and not just ignoring it until you hear back from them

But then, I only got WLed, so what do I know?
See comments on this post for why you should email, since they said they released all decisions and all...

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Post by HopefulBulldog » Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:31 pm

wert3813 wrote:
ManOfTheMinute wrote:
HopefulBulldog wrote: Trying to decide, don't want to piss them off as they've clearly been working hard, but then again would like a heads up if there isn't going to be movement for a while.
If I were you, I would. It shows that you are invested in the entire process and not just ignoring it until you hear back from them

But then, I only got WLed, so what do I know?
See comments on this post for why you should email, since they said they released all decisions and all...
The weird thing is I know at least 5 other people waiting to hear, too. So I know I'm not a lone straggler.

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Post by spillman » Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:44 pm

HopefulBulldog wrote:
wert3813 wrote:
ManOfTheMinute wrote:
HopefulBulldog wrote: Trying to decide, don't want to piss them off as they've clearly been working hard, but then again would like a heads up if there isn't going to be movement for a while.
If I were you, I would. It shows that you are invested in the entire process and not just ignoring it until you hear back from them

But then, I only got WLed, so what do I know?
See comments on this post for why you should email, since they said they released all decisions and all...
The weird thing is I know at least 5 other people waiting to hear, too. So I know I'm not a lone straggler.
Yeah, I'm at odd as far as what to do here as well. I'm assuming there will be no movement the rest of this weekend, but I'm not sure if I should email them or not. Probably wouldn't hurt.

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Post by ManOfTheMinute » Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:46 pm

Maybe they're going to admit the first person to show some interest...

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Post by spillman » Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:47 pm

ManOfTheMinute wrote:Maybe they're going to admit the first person to show some interest...
Just sent my email in!


Not really, but you may have a point about showing interest

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Post by spillman » Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:51 pm

HopefulBulldog wrote:
wert3813 wrote:
ManOfTheMinute wrote:
HopefulBulldog wrote: Trying to decide, don't want to piss them off as they've clearly been working hard, but then again would like a heads up if there isn't going to be movement for a while.
If I were you, I would. It shows that you are invested in the entire process and not just ignoring it until you hear back from them

But then, I only got WLed, so what do I know?
See comments on this post for why you should email, since they said they released all decisions and all...
The weird thing is I know at least 5 other people waiting to hear, too. So I know I'm not a lone straggler.
Just went and reread this quote from the initial email Yale sent out for completed applications: "We ask that you please do not contact the Admissions Office to inquire about the status of your application; frequent phone and e-mail inquiries delay consideration of applications." Maybe this point is moot now?

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Post by HopefulBulldog » Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:53 pm

I think it probably is. I went and re-read some of the forum from last year, and the kids hanging on without answers til towards the end, and it seemed like a few had simply never received an email when the actual decision was made (and were told that there was a decision a couple weeks prior, etc.).

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Post by kthoma23 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:04 pm

HopefulBulldog wrote:I think it probably is. I went and re-read some of the forum from last year, and the kids hanging on without answers til towards the end, and it seemed like a few had simply never received an email when the actual decision was made (and were told that there was a decision a couple weeks prior, etc.).
This would be very unfortunate.

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Post by spillman » Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:11 pm

kthoma23 wrote:
HopefulBulldog wrote:I think it probably is. I went and re-read some of the forum from last year, and the kids hanging on without answers til towards the end, and it seemed like a few had simply never received an email when the actual decision was made (and were told that there was a decision a couple weeks prior, etc.).
This would be very unfortunate.
Yeah, after reading that thread, I just sent an email off. We'll see how they respond; very unfortunate indeed

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Post by HopefulBulldog » Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:12 pm

spillman wrote:
kthoma23 wrote:
HopefulBulldog wrote:I think it probably is. I went and re-read some of the forum from last year, and the kids hanging on without answers til towards the end, and it seemed like a few had simply never received an email when the actual decision was made (and were told that there was a decision a couple weeks prior, etc.).
This would be very unfortunate.
Yeah, after reading that thread, I just sent an email off. We'll see how they respond; very unfortunate indeed
Definitely let us know!

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HopefulBulldog wrote:
spillman wrote:
kthoma23 wrote:
HopefulBulldog wrote:I think it probably is. I went and re-read some of the forum from last year, and the kids hanging on without answers til towards the end, and it seemed like a few had simply never received an email when the actual decision was made (and were told that there was a decision a couple weeks prior, etc.).
This would be very unfortunate.
Yeah, after reading that thread, I just sent an email off. We'll see how they respond; very unfortunate indeed
Definitely let us know!
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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Post by az21833 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:13 pm

wert3813 wrote:10000 ppl waitlisted 4 admitted. HTH

No they said in the email "less than 100" (that will accept the WL offer, more will be offered it). They said they have accepts anywhere from zero to twenty with an average of ten.
average of 10/100. thats still a very viable shot. id def go for it if i were you guys...kinda wish i didnt defer now. oh well
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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Post by az21833 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:14 pm

and yeah i'd email for at this point. it won't change their decision on you haha and you have a right to know at this point

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Post by spillman » Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:54 pm

HopefulBulldog wrote:
spillman wrote:
kthoma23 wrote:
HopefulBulldog wrote:I think it probably is. I went and re-read some of the forum from last year, and the kids hanging on without answers til towards the end, and it seemed like a few had simply never received an email when the actual decision was made (and were told that there was a decision a couple weeks prior, etc.).
This would be very unfortunate.
Yeah, after reading that thread, I just sent an email off. We'll see how they respond; very unfortunate indeed
Definitely let us know!
Will do

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Post by rosietheriveter » Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:41 pm

wert3813 wrote:
ManOfTheMinute wrote:
HopefulBulldog wrote: Trying to decide, don't want to piss them off as they've clearly been working hard, but then again would like a heads up if there isn't going to be movement for a while.
If I were you, I would. It shows that you are invested in the entire process and not just ignoring it until you hear back from them

But then, I only got WLed, so what do I know?
See comments on this post for why you should email, since they said they released all decisions and all...
wert, did they actually say to someone that they had released all decisions or was it just the twitter update 16 april that they were expecting to 17 april?

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Post by wert3813 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:04 pm

rosietheriveter wrote:
wert3813 wrote:
ManOfTheMinute wrote:
HopefulBulldog wrote: Trying to decide, don't want to piss them off as they've clearly been working hard, but then again would like a heads up if there isn't going to be movement for a while.
If I were you, I would. It shows that you are invested in the entire process and not just ignoring it until you hear back from them

But then, I only got WLed, so what do I know?
See comments on this post for why you should email, since they said they released all decisions and all...
wert, did they actually say to someone that they had released all decisions or was it just the twitter update 16 april that they were expecting to 17 april?
Okay...If someone tweets we expect to do something on a day and then it appear it didn't happen it's reasonable in my mind politely inquire about whether it happened and you are just unaware or if it didn't happen.

Seriously? What are you waiting for?

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