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Re: Yale c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby yargnon » Mon Nov 23, 2015 11:10 pm

Have been lurking for a while. Just registered to add my numbers to the spreadsheets since I am finally submitting apps :D

Yale is the only app I'm not submitting yet (still working on that 250...)

I've read about the different ways people are listing activities. I went with resume style bullets and descriptions. Now that my activities sections are complete, I've decided not to submit a resume because it won't contain any new information and I don't want to be repetitive/annoying.

Will one of you guys please tell me if not uploading a resume is a bad idea? I don't want to look like a lazy applicant, but my resume is pretty much just a prettier version of my activities sections.

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Re: Yale c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby littlepuff » Mon Nov 23, 2015 11:37 pm

yargnon wrote:Have been lurking for a while. Just registered to add my numbers to the spreadsheets since I am finally submitting apps :D

Yale is the only app I'm not submitting yet (still working on that 250...)

I've read about the different ways people are listing activities. I went with resume style bullets and descriptions. Now that my activities sections are complete, I've decided not to submit a resume because it won't contain any new information and I don't want to be repetitive/annoying.

Will one of you guys please tell me if not uploading a resume is a bad idea? I don't want to look like a lazy applicant, but my resume is pretty much just a prettier version of my activities sections.



As a K-JD applicant with few activities, I didn't submit a resume and still got in. I'd say you need not worry about not submitting a resume ~

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Re: Yale c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby yargnon » Tue Nov 24, 2015 1:13 pm

littlepuff wrote:As a K-JD applicant with few activities, I didn't submit a resume and still got in. I'd say you need not worry about not submitting a resume ~


Thanks! And congrats on getting into Yale. I've been out of undergrad for four years, but everything I've done since undergrad (grad school, work, etc...) all fit within their description of post-college activities. I feel like the only reason to put that information in resume form is to show them what my professional resume looks like, and if they already have the information that seems redundant and like a waste of their time.

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Re: Yale c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby seashell.economy » Wed Nov 25, 2015 7:41 pm

Hey applicants, what's up with having to submit your college activities/internships separately from your resume? Is this just supposed to be a brief list of the job/activity, position held, and dates/hours per week? Or are you all listing resume-style bullet points describing each activity?
YLS is the only application I have come across that asks for this.

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Re: Yale c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby Dcc617 » Wed Nov 25, 2015 8:51 pm

seashell.economy wrote:Hey applicants, what's up with having to submit your college activities/internships separately from your resume? Is this just supposed to be a brief list of the job/activity, position held, and dates/hours per week? Or are you all listing resume-style bullet points describing each activity?
YLS is the only application I have come across that asks for this.


They're very vague. I made mine structured a lot like my resume, except without the info they don't want.

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Re: Yale c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby seashell.economy » Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:59 pm

Dcc617 wrote:
seashell.economy wrote:Hey applicants, what's up with having to submit your college activities/internships separately from your resume? Is this just supposed to be a brief list of the job/activity, position held, and dates/hours per week? Or are you all listing resume-style bullet points describing each activity?
YLS is the only application I have come across that asks for this.


They're very vague. I made mine structured a lot like my resume, except without the info they don't want.


Yeah, they don't mention details on their FAQ or instructions.

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Re: Yale c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby salander » Fri Nov 27, 2015 1:23 am

HAPPY THANKSGIVING, EVERYONE!!! :)

Has anyone else seen this bulletin? Pages 157-159 have a list of the undergraduate schools represented at YLS through all three years back in Fall 2014 (1L, 2L, and 3L), along with the number of students from each school:

One student from each institution unless otherwise indicated.

American University
Amherst College (14)
Arizona State University
Ateneo de Manila University [Philippines]
Auburn University
Barnard College [Columbia University] (5)
Boston College
Boston University
Brandeis University
Brigham Young University (3)
Brown University (19)
Bryn Mawr College (2)
Carleton College [Minnesota]
Carnegie Mellon University
Case Western Reserve University
China University of Political Science and Laws [People’s Republic of China] (2)
City University of New York [City College]
Claremont McKenna College (2)
Clark University
Clemson University (2)
College of Charleston [South Carolina]
College of the Holy Cross
College of William and Mary (3)
Columbia University (29)
Connecticut College
Cornell University (8)
Dartmouth College (16)
Davidson College (2)
Dickinson College
Duke University (12)
East China Normal University [People’s Republic of China]
Emory University (4)
Florida State University
Fordham University (2)
Furman University
George Washington University (3)
Georgetown University (6)
Gonzaga University
Government Law College [India]
Hamilton College (2)
Harvard University (66)
Hastings College
Hebrew University of Jerusalem [Israel]
Howard University (4)
Indiana University (2)
Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México [Mexico] (2)
Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz [Germany]
Johns Hopkins University (3)
Kenyon College (2)
King’s College [New York]
King’s College [United Kingdom]
London School of Economics and Political Science [United Kingdom]
Loyola University [Louisiana]
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München [Germany]
Macalester College (2)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2)
McGill University [Canada] (3)
McMaster University [Canada]
Michigan State University
Middlebury College (5)
Morehouse College (2)
Mount Holyoke College
NALSAR University of Law [India]
National University of Singapore [Singapore]
New York University (7)
Northwestern University (9)
Patrick Henry College
Peking University [People’s Republic of China] (3)
Pennsylvania State University (2)
Pepperdine University (2)
Pomona College (4)
Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo [Brazil]
Presbyterian College
Princeton University (37)
Queen’s University [Canada]
Reed College
Rice University (2)
Rollins College
Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg [Germany]
Rutgers, State University of New Jersey (3)
Saint John’s College [New Mexico] (2)
Saint Louis University [Missouri]
Seattle University (2)
Seoul National University [Republic of Korea]
Stanford University (25)
Stockholms Universitet [Sweden]
Swarthmore College (6)
Syracuse University
Tel Aviv University [Israel] (4)
Texas A&M University
Thammasat University [Thailand]
Trinity College [Connecticut]
Tsinghua University [People’s Republic of China]
Tufts University
Union College
United States Air Force Academy (2)
United States Military Academy (3)
United States Naval Academy (2)
Universidad Católica Andrés Bellos [Venezuela]
Universidad de Chile [Chile]
Universidad de Los Andes [Colombia]
Universidad Nacional del Litoral [Argentina]
Universidade Candido Mendes [Brazil]
Universität Wien [Austria]
Universität Zürich [Switzerland]
Université de Fribourg [Switzerland]
Université de Lausanne [Switzerland]
University College London [United Kingdom] (2)
University of Adelaide [Australia]
University of Alabama
University of Amsterdam [Netherlands]
University of Arkansas
University of Auckland [New Zealand]
University of California at Berkeley (17)
University of California at Davis (2)
University of California at Irvine
University of California at Los Angeles (8)
University of California at San Diego
University of California at Santa Barbara
University of Cambridge [United Kingdom]
University of Chicago (14)
University of Colorado (2)
University of Connecticut (3)
University of Florida (3)
University of Georgia
University of Illinois (3)
University of Iowa
University of Maryland (3)
University of Massachusetts (2)
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (4)
University of Nebraska
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (5)
University of Northern Colorado
University of Notre Dame [Indiana] (3)
University of Oregon
University of Otago [New Zealand]
University of Oxford [United Kingdom] (2)
University of Pennsylvania (21)
University of Richmond
University of Rochester (2)
University of South Carolina
University of Southern California (2)
University of Sydney [Australia] (2)
University of Texas at Austin (5)
University of the South
University of Toronto [Canada] (5)
University of Virginia (7)
University of Washington (3)
University of Western Australia [Australia]
University of Wisconsin at Madison (2)
Univerzita Karlova [Czech Republic] (2)
Vanderbilt University (5)
Vassar College (3)
Victoria University of Wellington [New Zealand]
Villanova University
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (2)
Wake Forest University
Washington and Lee University (3)
Washington University [Missouri] (6)
Wesleyan University (10)
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Whitworth College
Williams College (10)
Yale University (78)
Yeshiva University (3)

Total institutions, 165

There's also a thread here with past school lists. Anyone have a school not on this list?
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Re: Yale c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby KissMyAxe » Tue Dec 01, 2015 6:56 am

Hey Salander (BTW, just caught the LOTR gif you posted on page 12, very impressive. I'm a major Tolkien nerd and I have a sneaking suspicion I'd love you IRL),

Really nice work! I appreciate the effort you went into compiling those schools and everything. I feel comfortable that list is exhaustive of the schools represented the last 3 years, so I'd be suspect of other schools you might see on TLS. People lie on this forum to prevent being outed all the time. I wouldn't let that sort of thing discourage any of you though. If you're a good applicant, you're a good applicant, no matter your alma mater.

Also, this thread is absolutely dead and it depresses me, especially considering how weak it is compared to all the other TTT threads (like Harvard's, that's right, I went there.). Let's play a game like that "Never Have I Ever" game some people were playing in another thread.

Final note, we're officially in December now, which is always when the first few handfuls of admits trickle out. Not only that, but last year, the first admits were on December 6. So get pumped everyone! I'm sure you're all getting in.
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Re: Yale c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby brooklynboy » Tue Dec 01, 2015 4:18 pm

Has anyone submitted any application updates? If so, did you receive some sort of acknowledgment? I sent an email with an update early last week, and have not heard anything back. I know they were closed last week and so would have replied yesterday at the earliest, but should I be expecting some sort of acknowledgment? Or do they not bother haha?

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Re: Yale c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby brooklynboy » Fri Dec 04, 2015 2:17 pm

KissMyAxe wrote:Hey Brooklyn, I didn't submit any application updates, but in my own experience, they're usually very swamped, especially right now, with applications. They could answer you, but I would not expect any acknowledgment on this, and they'll probably just make your update and not respond. Don't worry too much about it.


Thanks for the info, good to know. Appreciate your help on here. :D

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Re: Yale c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby salander » Fri Dec 04, 2015 11:44 pm

As much as I'd like to claim credit, I didn't compile that list of schools. My obsession isn't to that level yet, haha.

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Re: Yale c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby brooklynboy » Sat Dec 05, 2015 5:46 pm

Surprised no one has mentioned this today ... last year admit calls began on Saturday, December 6. The equivalent day this year is today! No tweets today from ylsadmissions (in fact, no tweets at all since the app opened) so I doubt it'll be today, but we're now officially in the territory when calls could come at any moment. :shock: Wouldn't be surprised to see some action for some folks this coming week.

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Postby Draconem » Sat Dec 05, 2015 6:03 pm

brooklynboy wrote:Surprised no one has mentioned this today ... last year admit calls began on Saturday, December 6. The equivalent day this year is today! No tweets today from ylsadmissions (in fact, no tweets at all since the app opened) so I doubt it'll be today, but we're now officially in the territory when calls could come at any moment. :shock: Wouldn't be surprised to see some action for some folks this coming week.


Hope!! Thank you. :)

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Re: Yale c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby salander » Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:48 am

brooklynboy wrote:Surprised no one has mentioned this today ... last year admit calls began on Saturday, December 6. The equivalent day this year is today! No tweets today from ylsadmissions (in fact, no tweets at all since the app opened) so I doubt it'll be today, but we're now officially in the territory when calls could come at any moment. :shock: Wouldn't be surprised to see some action for some folks this coming week.

Hey! I actually thought about this as well. No calls this whole weekend, it looks like. (Or at least calls with tweets.)

And is it just me or does ylsadmissions/DeanAsha also seem less active on Twitter this year? No posts about when the office started reading apps, when it closed for Thanksgiving, etc.

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Re: Yale c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby brooklynboy » Mon Dec 07, 2015 3:13 pm

salander wrote:And is it just me or does ylsadmissions/DeanAsha also seem less active on Twitter this year? No posts about when the office started reading apps, when it closed for Thanksgiving, etc.


Yes, definitely less active on Twitter! It looks like for the last 3 years at least she has been tweeting before calls, so I hope that tradition wouldn't change! I highly highly doubt I would be in the first wave of calls, even if I do get in, but it would still be nice to know that Yale is showing love to some people. :D

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Re: Yale c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby texasellewoods » Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:57 am

I got a letter/packet in the mail this morning inviting me to apply - I applied to HS but thought Yale would be way out of reach since I'm KJD. Does this letter actually mean anything, or are they just trying to boost their applicants?

EDIT: sorry to bump the thread in such a high stress time :oops:

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Re: Yale c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

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texasellewoods wrote:I got a letter/packet in the mail this morning inviting me to apply - I applied to HS but thought Yale would be way out of reach since I'm KJD. Does this letter actually mean anything, or are they just trying to boost their applicants?

EDIT: sorry to bump the thread in such a high stress time :oops:


Based on their admissions data they definitely admit some KJDs, and if your numbers are competitive then I would say go for it. The app fee is comparatively low and applying later doesn't hurt your chances. No idea if the packet means anything substantial, but it certainly can't be a bad sign. :)

Side note ... wondering which of HYS will be the first to crack and start letting people in.

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Re: Yale c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby texasellewoods » Tue Dec 08, 2015 11:29 am

Ensalada wrote:
texasellewoods wrote:I got a letter/packet in the mail this morning inviting me to apply - I applied to HS but thought Yale would be way out of reach since I'm KJD. Does this letter actually mean anything, or are they just trying to boost their applicants?

EDIT: sorry to bump the thread in such a high stress time :oops:


Based on their admissions data they definitely admit some KJDs, and if your numbers are competitive then I would say go for it. The app fee is comparatively low and applying later doesn't hurt your chances. No idea if the packet means anything substantial, but it certainly can't be a bad sign. :)

Side note ... wondering which of HYS will be the first to crack and start letting people in.


Harvard interviewers said no decisions till after New Years

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Re: Yale c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby brooklynboy » Tue Dec 08, 2015 12:38 pm

Got the packet last year when I took the LSAT (waited a cycle to apply). Not sure it means anything, they still evaluate you on the basis of your application, which they don't have when they send the packet. Probably does mean numbers are not a bar for you though, if anything.

Yale will definitely be the first to crack this year. Unless they too wait until after new years, but I would hope Asha would at least tweet something and let us know if she realizes decisions will be significantly later this year. I feel like at the latest she'll start making some calls sometime next week.

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Postby KissMyAxe » Tue Dec 08, 2015 1:56 pm

texasellewoods wrote:I got a letter/packet in the mail this morning inviting me to apply - I applied to HS but thought Yale would be way out of reach since I'm KJD. Does this letter actually mean anything, or are they just trying to boost their applicants?

EDIT: sorry to bump the thread in such a high stress time :oops:


Yale does tend to favor candidates with work experience, but they definitely take KJD students every year. The letter definitely doesn't mean anything. Just like other schools, they send out the packets to a bunch of people each year to raise number of applications and trying to get a diamond in the rough to apply who might otherwise have not have. That said, If you have numbers in the realm of possible (3.65+,173+), I just don't know why you wouldn't apply and see what would happen rather than always wondering "what if?" I think you definitely should apply, and I'd be more than happy to help you out any way I can on your essays and application. Good luck!

brooklynboy wrote:Got the packet last year when I took the LSAT (waited a cycle to apply). Not sure it means anything, they still evaluate you on the basis of your application, which they don't have when they send the packet. Probably does mean numbers are not a bar for you though, if anything.

Yale will definitely be the first to crack this year. Unless they too wait until after new years, but I would hope Asha would at least tweet something and let us know if she realizes decisions will be significantly later this year. I feel like at the latest she'll start making some calls sometime next week.


I would expect at least a handful of decisions this month, but I'm not as confident as you that calls/emails (which many admits received last year) will happen at the latest next week. I mean, it could definitely be any day so next week or this week is in the realm of possibility. But last year it was the 6th, the year before it was the 17th, but a year or two before then, it wasn't until right before or right after Christmas. I wouldn't worry about it too much. Instead of the huge waves HLS and Columbia has, decisions trickle out of the school as applicants go through the faculty review process. It doesn't matter if you get admitted now or in April. Just focus on all the nice acceptances I'm sure all you guys have and put YLS out of your mind.

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Re: Yale c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby Aragorn » Tue Dec 08, 2015 8:07 pm

texasellewoods wrote:
Ensalada wrote:
texasellewoods wrote:I got a letter/packet in the mail this morning inviting me to apply - I applied to HS but thought Yale would be way out of reach since I'm KJD. Does this letter actually mean anything, or are they just trying to boost their applicants?

EDIT: sorry to bump the thread in such a high stress time :oops:


Based on their admissions data they definitely admit some KJDs, and if your numbers are competitive then I would say go for it. The app fee is comparatively low and applying later doesn't hurt your chances. No idea if the packet means anything substantial, but it certainly can't be a bad sign. :)

Side note ... wondering which of HYS will be the first to crack and start letting people in.


Harvard interviewers said no decisions till after New Years


HLS folded today!

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Re: Yale c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby brooklynboy » Tue Dec 08, 2015 9:46 pm

Haha, here's hoping this will prompt YLS to start calls tomorrow :)



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