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Yale Holds?

Yale Holds?
« on: February 15, 2008, 11:49:27 AM »
I just received an email that "based on the strength of my candidacy" I would either receive an offer of admission or a spot on the waitlist.

Is this essentially a deferral? Did anyone else get this?

Seriously, I might not get a decision until mid-April? This is going to be torturous.  :(

Edit: I'm wondering if this is a new thing this year. I couldn't find any mention of a similar email going out last year on LSN.


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Re: Yale Holds?
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2008, 11:57:17 AM »
 :D

not a rejection!!!

(oh btw, i'm done with internet arguments for today, my heart wouldn't be in it)

Re: Yale Holds?
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2008, 11:59:58 AM »
Well, I'm pretty happy I won't get a rejection, but I'm wondering if I should send an extra LOR or a letter of LOCI.

I honestly don't think my file is going to past muster with their faculty adcomm, so waitlist it is.  :-\

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Re: Yale Holds?
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2008, 12:01:33 PM »
the attached pdf discourages additional info other than grades, from what my scattered brain recalls after a quick read.

Re: Yale Holds?
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2008, 12:06:15 PM »
When did you all apply?

Re: Yale Holds?
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2008, 12:07:28 PM »
I applied late October.


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Re: Yale Holds?
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2008, 12:07:59 PM »
beginning of November for me.

I thought the next few months of waiting couldn't get worse. It seems I was wrong. However, this is still a very exciting thing for me at least. Offer or waitlist.

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Re: Yale Holds?
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2008, 12:18:00 PM »
My optimistic self is not calling this a deferral or hold. Both of those could resolve into a rejection. This will resolve into an acceptance or a waitlist (which I realize for practical purposes could very well be a rejection). But. Still. I'm pretty smiley.

Re: Yale Holds?
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2008, 12:22:36 PM »
You guys were so great they had to invent a whole new admissions decision for you!  I'll be rooting for your acceptances.

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Re: Yale Holds?
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2008, 12:31:38 PM »
actually, seems there's this big huge thread from previous years that talks about others who received similar letters

http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,31221.0.html