Yale´s waiting list


campos

Anybody else? When is the deadline for the first group of proposed students?
Thanks.

Anybody else? When is the deadline for the first group of proposed students?
Thanks.
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lops

I'm also on the list - I've heard they may only consider the waitlist at the end of April. Does anyone know what the stats are on previous acceptances from the wait list?

I'm also on the list - I've heard they may only consider the waitlist at the end of April. Does anyone know what the stats are on previous acceptances from the wait list?
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Joseph1

Someone said last year they didn't even look at it. ALso, given that 3 of us here are on it, it may be a fairly long list for what will probably be 1 or 2 places at best.

Someone said last year they didn't even look at it. ALso, given that 3 of us here are on it, it may be a fairly long list for what will probably be 1 or 2 places at best.
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lops

That doesn't look very promising either. Joseph1 - have you decided where you will go? If I don't get into Yale, I will probably go to Harvard ahead of Oxford.

RE: the waiting list - if they do go to the waiting list, do you know how the selection is made? i.e. do they only go to you if someone from your region has rejected their firm offer?

That doesn't look very promising either. Joseph1 - have you decided where you will go? If I don't get into Yale, I will probably go to Harvard ahead of Oxford.

RE: the waiting list - if they do go to the waiting list, do you know how the selection is made? i.e. do they only go to you if someone from your region has rejected their firm offer?
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campos

I found this on Yale's undergraduate site. Should we expect the same for the LL.M program? It seems so, al least for me...

"INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES ON THE WAITING LIST

It is unlikely that we will be able to take further action on your candidacy before mid-May, well after the reply date for most colleges. The following general information may be helpful as you consider whether or not to remain on our waiting list.

We do not establish a rank order for those on our waiting list. As places become available, we select the appropriate number of candidates from the group of all who remain on the list. If additional openings develop after this first round of decisions, we will repeat the process on a rolling basis. In a typical year, we offer admission in several rounds beginning in mid-May and concluding in mid-June".

I found this on Yale's undergraduate site. Should we expect the same for the LL.M program? It seems so, al least for me...

"INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES ON THE WAITING LIST

It is unlikely that we will be able to take further action on your candidacy before mid-May, well after the reply date for most colleges. The following general information may be helpful as you consider whether or not to remain on our waiting list.

We do not establish a rank order for those on our waiting list. As places become available, we select the appropriate number of candidates from the group of all who remain on the list. If additional openings develop after this first round of decisions, we will repeat the process on a rolling basis. In a typical year, we offer admission in several rounds beginning in mid-May and concluding in mid-June".
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Joseph1

I think I will go to Oxford if I don't get in to Yale.

I think I will go to Oxford if I don't get in to Yale.
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lops

I am planning on doing the same as Joseph1. I am planning to go into teaching after my masters and apparently Oxford or Yale are the way to go. So will probably be turning down my Harvard offer. Am still doing last minute thinking on this. Its such a tough decision making process because you just don't know at this stage whether you are making the "right" one.

I am planning on doing the same as Joseph1. I am planning to go into teaching after my masters and apparently Oxford or Yale are the way to go. So will probably be turning down my Harvard offer. Am still doing last minute thinking on this. Its such a tough decision making process because you just don't know at this stage whether you are making the "right" one.
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lops

I spoke to the Director of Admissions yesterday and she said that some decisions have already been made on the waiting list and the relevant candidates who now have places have already been informed. The remainder of the waiting list are "highly unlikely" to be offered a place but will be notified by mid-May at the latest.

I spoke to the Director of Admissions yesterday and she said that some decisions have already been made on the waiting list and the relevant candidates who now have places have already been informed. The remainder of the waiting list are "highly unlikely" to be offered a place but will be notified by mid-May at the latest.
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campos

Lops,

I sent her an e-mail today and she said nothing about decisions which have been made - the contrary. Did she tell you something about your specific situation?

Lops,

I sent her an e-mail today and she said nothing about decisions which have been made - the contrary. Did she tell you something about your specific situation?
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campos

Did she tell you how many candidates are in the waiting list? Or how many waitlisted candidates did she contacted? Thanks. By the way, where are you and Joseph1 from? I'm from Brazil.

Did she tell you how many candidates are in the waiting list? Or how many waitlisted candidates did she contacted? Thanks. By the way, where are you and Joseph1 from? I'm from Brazil.
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maverick

FYI: there is at least one person I know of who got accepted from the waiting list this year. This happened about two weeks ago (mid april). I understand that last year they did not even refer to the waiting list, so the chances at this point are not great. They already have a picture of who is coming, since they demanded an answer by Friday two weeks ago. I think the chances that they will turn to the waiting list twice (meaning turn to it again after they recieve rejections from those accepted from the list) given that last year they did not check it at all, are slim. If you can hold out, though, you mught get lucky, since many take themselves off the waiting list because another institution is pressuring them into giving an answer. If another school is pressing you for an answer, I would not hold my breath for Yale.

FYI: there is at least one person I know of who got accepted from the waiting list this year. This happened about two weeks ago (mid april). I understand that last year they did not even refer to the waiting list, so the chances at this point are not great. They already have a picture of who is coming, since they demanded an answer by Friday two weeks ago. I think the chances that they will turn to the waiting list twice (meaning turn to it again after they recieve rejections from those accepted from the list) given that last year they did not check it at all, are slim. If you can hold out, though, you mught get lucky, since many take themselves off the waiting list because another institution is pressuring them into giving an answer. If another school is pressing you for an answer, I would not hold my breath for Yale.
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campos

Maverick,

I presume that your friend accepted the offer, didn't he? What was the deadline? This friday, 29th? Thanks.

Maverick,

I presume that your friend accepted the offer, didn't he? What was the deadline? This friday, 29th? Thanks.
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lops

Campos - I think the replies we got from Yale are actually consistent. I was also told that no conclusive decision has been made on any of remaining people on the waitlist - but she did say that this year it is highly unlikely more people (who have not already been accepted) will be accepted now from the waitlist because they have received alot of acceptances. I'm from Asia.

Campos - I think the replies we got from Yale are actually consistent. I was also told that no conclusive decision has been made on any of remaining people on the waitlist - but she did say that this year it is highly unlikely more people (who have not already been accepted) will be accepted now from the waitlist because they have received alot of acceptances. I'm from Asia.
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lops

Campos/Joseph1 - I heard back from Yale and have not been admitted to their LLM Class 2005-2006. Did you guys hear back as well?

Campos/Joseph1 - I heard back from Yale and have not been admitted to their LLM Class 2005-2006. Did you guys hear back as well?
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