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Post by bernaldiaz » Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:11 pm

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ManOfTheMinute wrote:Asha would. Asha would reject him via email, letter, and howler.
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Confession time: I spent all of the tenth year of my life waiting for my Hogwarts letter. :oops:

I had a weird dream last night that there was a sort of interview Olympics for all of the remaining applicants. I woke up expecting a decision and was deeply disappointed :lol:
Now I'm even more anxious for movement. Anyone up for some pointless speculation?
Today makes two weeks of silence. My prediction is that tonight a tweet goes out saying bad news tomorrow, and that the past two weeks have been spent preparing a huge batch of dings.

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Post by sabanist » Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:14 pm

bernaldiaz wrote: Today makes two weeks of silence. My prediction is that tonight a tweet goes out saying bad news tomorrow, and that the past two weeks have been spent preparing a huge batch of dings.
:(
I changed my mind. I don't want to speculate anymore.

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Post by bernaldiaz » Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:20 pm

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bernaldiaz wrote: Today makes two weeks of silence. My prediction is that tonight a tweet goes out saying bad news tomorrow, and that the past two weeks have been spent preparing a huge batch of dings.
:(
I changed my mind. I don't want to speculate anymore.
See I think a ding, while a disappointment, would be liberating. Yes, I'd rather wait until mid-April if it meant I got an acceptance, but if I got a ding tomorrow I wouldn't be at all upset.

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Post by 04102014 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:35 pm

bernaldiaz wrote:
sabanist wrote:
bernaldiaz wrote: Today makes two weeks of silence. My prediction is that tonight a tweet goes out saying bad news tomorrow, and that the past two weeks have been spent preparing a huge batch of dings.
:(
I changed my mind. I don't want to speculate anymore.
See I think a ding, while a disappointment, would be liberating. Yes, I'd rather wait until mid-April if it meant I got an acceptance, but if I got a ding tomorrow I wouldn't be at all upset.
Preach it

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

Post by sabanist » Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:45 pm

bernaldiaz wrote: See I think a ding, while a disappointment, would be liberating. Yes, I'd rather wait until mid-April if it meant I got an acceptance, but if I got a ding tomorrow I wouldn't be at all upset.
I get the liberating thing in the sense that I'm ready for my cycle to be over (and to not have to tell everyone who asks where I'm going that I still don't know), but I would be in a glass case of emotion if/when the ding comes.

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

Post by bernaldiaz » Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:00 pm

sabanist wrote:
bernaldiaz wrote: See I think a ding, while a disappointment, would be liberating. Yes, I'd rather wait until mid-April if it meant I got an acceptance, but if I got a ding tomorrow I wouldn't be at all upset.
I get the liberating thing in the sense that I'm ready for my cycle to be over (and to not have to tell everyone who asks where I'm going that I still don't know), but I would be in a glass case of emotion if/when the ding comes.
My cycle has just gone on for so long. I started studying for the LSAT two Novembers ago and took it last February, spent all summer thinking on my apps, all fall and winter waiting. I don't think hardly anyone can actually expect an acceptance from Yale, so I've been mentally prepared to be denied here the whole time. A swift rejection wouldn't be too bad for me.

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

Post by d330 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:35 pm

I don't even post here. It makes the waiting going on at the HLS thread and the anxiety over interview dates and post interview responses all the more neurotic when you realize Yale might let you know if you're in some time in March, no matter when you applied. I think I'll come here every few days just for the reality check. Because I have learned not to even think of when my Yale response will come.

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Post by Yukos » Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:17 pm

If I somehow get into Yale it will be a damn near impossible decision. A rejection -- the sooner the better -- would be totally cool.

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Post by callmemaybe84 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:19 pm

All quiet on the YLS Twitter front. Wondering when more decisions will come. Guess February is a quiet month? Most decisions in March, they say, so we should be waiting a couple of weeks?

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Post by Mr. Elshal » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:35 pm

bernaldiaz wrote:
sabanist wrote:
bernaldiaz wrote: Today makes two weeks of silence. My prediction is that tonight a tweet goes out saying bad news tomorrow, and that the past two weeks have been spent preparing a huge batch of dings.
:(
I changed my mind. I don't want to speculate anymore.
See I think a ding, while a disappointment, would be liberating. Yes, I'd rather wait until mid-April if it meant I got an acceptance, but if I got a ding tomorrow I wouldn't be at all upset.
This is what happened with me. For the first few minutes I was sad, and then I felt freer than I had in months. And the fact remains that all of us who feel we have some shot at Yale probably have admissions offers from at least one other amazing school. Getting into Yale is just extra gravy on a biscuit already slathered in gravy.

ETA forgive the food analogy. I've been fasting and I am so hungry.

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Post by callmemaybe84 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:16 pm

Wormfather wrote:Asha should make some phone calls tomorrow. This thread is quickly becoming a holding chamber of people just wishing to be executed and be done with it. The gallows humor ITT is getting to the point where you would think that people want to go to HYS or SLS but if accepted they'll do some sort of civic duty and go to Yale.
As someone who has dreamed of YLS since I was ten, I hope that this is a mis-characterization. Go to the school you want to go to, for crying out loud.

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Post by ManOfTheMinute » Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:24 pm

callmemaybe84 wrote:
Wormfather wrote:Asha should make some phone calls tomorrow. This thread is quickly becoming a holding chamber of people just wishing to be executed and be done with it. The gallows humor ITT is getting to the point where you would think that people want to go to HYS or SLS but if accepted they'll do some sort of civic duty and go to Yale.
As someone who has dreamed of YLS since I was ten, I hope that this is a mis-characterization. Go to the school you want to go to, for crying out loud.
Hmmm... I would think that young kids would dream of Harvard rather than YLS - you must have grown up around some elite folk

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Post by Ph297 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:42 pm

Applied last week. Too late?

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Post by jselson » Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:53 pm

Ph297 wrote:Applied last week. Too late?
It's never too late with Yale. Just be prepared to wait til April.

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Post by callmemaybe84 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:57 pm

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Hmmm... I would think that young kids would dream of Harvard rather than YLS - you must have grown up around some elite folk
True, but I guess I just read the books that made Yale seem more amazing. Bill Clinton's book, for example, or the fact that people like Lessig (the first quasi-legal books I ever read) went there made it seem like the place to be. But yeah, I idealized HLS too, must admit.

Edit: and we should all say high school. Thinking about law school when any of us were ten is an overstatement

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Post by spyder11 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:13 pm

Going to visit YLS this coming Monday. Anyone else going to be there by chance?

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Post by pedestrian » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:21 pm

spyder11 wrote:Going to visit YLS this coming Monday. Anyone else going to be there by chance?
I was up from NY to do some research in the Sterling archives today. The campus is gorgeous and New Haven is much nicer than I've heard, but I could not work up the courage to venture into the law school. It's like, I need to be baptized first.

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Post by az21833 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:43 pm

pedestrian wrote:
spyder11 wrote:Going to visit YLS this coming Monday. Anyone else going to be there by chance?
I was up from NY to do some research in the Sterling archives today. The campus is gorgeous and New Haven is much nicer than I've heard, but I could not work up the courage to venture into the law school. It's like, I need to be baptized first.
lol the reverence for YLS ITT is unreal. but yah yale i think is much nicer than it gets credit for, same with nh

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Post by toothbrush » Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:47 pm

az21833 wrote:
pedestrian wrote:
spyder11 wrote:Going to visit YLS this coming Monday. Anyone else going to be there by chance?
I was up from NY to do some research in the Sterling archives today. The campus is gorgeous and New Haven is much nicer than I've heard, but I could not work up the courage to venture into the law school. It's like, I need to be baptized first.
lol the reverence for YLS ITT is unreal. but yah yale i think is much nicer than it gets credit for, same with nh
i think the problem is the area directly outside of yale. that version of nh is ... lock your doors

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Post by carboncopyx » Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:49 pm

toothbrush wrote:i think the problem is the area directly outside of yale. that version of nh is ... lock your doors
Honestly, it's not bad at all and quite gentrified within a half-mile radius of campus. And one rarely has any reason to go beyond that half-mile radius, anyway. People make it out to be much more terrible than it actually is.

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Post by toothbrush » Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:52 pm

carboncopyx wrote:
toothbrush wrote:i think the problem is the area directly outside of yale. that version of nh is ... lock your doors
Honestly, it's not bad at all and quite gentrified within a half-mile radius of campus. And one rarely has any reason to go beyond that half-mile radius, anyway. People make it out to be much more terrible than it actually is.
I speak from about 5 years ago experience but a family member works at the yale hospital there (whatever it is) and a family member went to UNH so my impressions of those areas are meh. Yale is a gated campus that is beautiful and the surrounding .5 mile, like you said, is fine. That's the case with MOST schools though i'd say...

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Post by carboncopyx » Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:58 pm

toothbrush wrote:I speak from about 5 years ago experience but a family member works at the yale hospital there (whatever it is) and a family member went to UNH so my impressions of those areas are meh. Yale is a gated campus that is beautiful and the surrounding .5 mile, like you said, is fine. That's the case with MOST schools though i'd say...
Yale-NH hospital is definitely on the outskirts of campus and not as nice of an area, that's true. I don't even know where UNH is, which is testament to how much bigger New Haven is than it appears to be. There are sketchier parts, but all the places a student (and esp at YLS, which is central campus) would need to go is pretty safe. Maybe it just seems nice to me because my definition of sketchy is Berkeley...

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Checking in, just submitted.

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sinfiery wrote:Checking in, just submitted.

Sent a completely unique application for Yale focusing on what I actually did for the last 5ish years. (Completely geeked out!) + a pretty interesting answer to what I've been doing since graduation.
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