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« on: January 11, 2005, 04:41:12 PM »
I should clarify my position. I do believe that the yield protection strategy is employed, but I don't think they target the high scorers. I think they throw out fee waivers and knock out the long reaches.
I think this is what people on this board refer to as "rejection"
Exactly. Yield protection, by definition, only applies to overqualified applicants.
« on: January 11, 2005, 03:47:04 PM »
yep. i noticed that same thing, maricutie. I even created a thread a week or so ago about it. Has Penn Admissions gone crazy or are they just plain cynical about their chance in getting a 3.85+/174+ student to matriculate?
I think Penn is smart. Chances are, these people will get into at least Harvard and would choose Harvard over Penn. If they really want to go to Penn, they will write the essay and show they're interested.
« on: January 11, 2005, 03:32:08 PM »
How is Harvard notifying this year? I have a friend who got in to Harvard last year (took full ride at Columbia instead) and he said that his acceptance came in a priority mail box with a big Crimson H sticker on it. Is this still the deal? I've heard of other people getting nothing more glamerous than a manila envelope.
Can some of you lucky skunks give me an idea so I can do a little positive visualization about what I hope to find in the mailbox tonight? My numbers make me a super duper reach...maybe the positive vibes will sway Harvard back in my favor.
Yeah, they're skimping this year. I had dreamed about The Box...but the letter came in an 8.5 x 11 envelope...thinner than the one in which they sent the viewbook.
« on: January 11, 2005, 03:29:46 PM »
Yes, but we're talking waitlist for Regal - totally uncalled for unless YP is involved. I think they knew she'd end up somewhere better. I don't think the "Why Penn" essay matters. I didn't write it, and I have lesser stats than Regal but still got accepted to Penn. I agree it could've been a time issue were she deferred, but she should've been a shoo-in.
You didn't write the essay, but you aren't what should be an autoadmit for Penn, either. The essay probably only matters for people who are either overqualified or slightly underqualified.
« on: January 11, 2005, 11:13:22 AM »
Stanford does for everyone, I believe. At least, everyone accepted so far. The info sheet doesn't mention that they'll only reimburse certain people who fit certain guidelines, or who have certain qualifications.
I was talking to a guy on xo, and he said that he didn't receive anything about a reimbursement. Perhaps he overlooked it...
« on: January 11, 2005, 10:01:15 AM »
Yay for you ulb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hey, btw, do any of you know whether schools will help pay for flights? I have to buy mine in Pounds, not dollars, and it adds up to 900 dollars to go out there in March, and I don't feel justified spending that much of my parent's money
If you show financial hardship, I know Yale does. Stanford does for certain people (not sure about the qualifications, though I have my guesses).
« on: January 11, 2005, 09:56:35 AM »
Don't be an extremist and don't be so selfish Alcibiades. You sound just like my soon-to-be exhusband.
& how do you know that I didn't grow up in a place that I've described in an earlier posting?
Lol, you and I would probably get along just like you and your "soon-to-be exhusband" if you go around making arguments like the ones you have on this thread.
And I deduced that you didn't grow up in "ghetto" Mississippi from this comment:
"let them colorards (or how ever they call them down south)"
Spoken like a true non-Southerner. There were some other things a non-Southerner would say, but I don't feel like going back to look.
« on: January 10, 2005, 06:51:29 PM »
I submitted my application to Harvard today do you think I will still get in. I guess I have a 79% chance, but that is still one out of five rejects with my stats and I am a white male what do you all think? Oh yeah and I am straight out of college with no work experience, except for two years spent volunteering in Bulgaria before I started college.........
With your numbers, I doubt you will be disadvantaged. Besides, they receive the majority of their applications around this time.
« on: January 10, 2005, 04:51:18 PM »
Why thank you.
« on: January 10, 2005, 04:38:16 PM »
Perversely, without debating the merits of your ridiculous story (obviously conceived by someone who has no idea what life is like in "ghetto" Mississippi), why on earth do you think everyone should go to law school? If you can't speak well, can't write well, can't understand the ways of the "smarter, more linear thinking folk," how are you supposed to be a successful lawyer? Law isn't made for everyone. There are some prerequisites. It's unfortunate that not everyone has them. However, the solution is to fix the problem where it is conceived, not to allow people into law school who have a very poor chance of succeeding (EDIT: e.g. your 1.2, 135 person). That helps no one.