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Which school(s) are keeping you waiting?

Stanford
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Yale
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Re: The Official Stanford and Yale are Slower than Tar Thread
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2006, 10:58:00 PM »
I went complete at both right around New Year's.  I wouldn't really be bothered, except Harvard has not only accepted me, but sent me the binder, a T-shirt, a letter from the dean, e-mail from current students, an e-mail address, etc.  If Harvard deals with more applications and accepts more students and are able to treat them all this well, what the @#!* are Yale and Stanford doing?

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Re: The Official Stanford and Yale are Slower than Tar Thread
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2006, 11:47:39 PM »
I'm contemplating contacting Standford and asking if I may have missed a point of contact.  Almost 14 weeks since I got the complete email.  Im sure many are worse.

As per the above comments about Harvard (and in contemplation of my exp. with Mich/Col/Chi), it is difficult not to conclude these schools do this on purpose, to mystify and perplex.

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Re: The Official Stanford and Yale are Slower than Tar Thread
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2006, 12:11:01 AM »
meh I'm pretty sure you didn't. there seem to be quite a few people (myself included) in that boat with you. I'm thrilled I wasn't automatically rejected, but this waiting is going to make an eventual rejection or waitlist hurt a lot more since I'll have had so long to indulge my Stanford fantasies.

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Re: The Official Stanford and Yale are Slower than Tar Thread
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2006, 12:57:21 AM »
this week, I will have been complete at Yale for FOUR MONTHS.  I suppose not hearing's better than getting rejected though, especially since I'm a huge long shot. 

I submitted my berkeley app over a month earlier than the Yale one and still haven't gotten a decision yet, so I guess that's worse.

And last night I dreamt that I got into Harvard right at the last minute and raced up there just in time for the first day of class...the classroom was bizarre, like a science class with a couple people sitting at each table, but I was superexcited.  Until I woke up.  Then I just wanted to cry. 
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Re: The Official Stanford and Yale are Slower than Tar Thread
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2006, 06:39:23 AM »
Haha. I actually had a dream in which I got into Stanford by voicemail, got super excited, and when I woke up I had a voicemail, and when I listened..

It was some $#@% who wanted help with a computer problem.
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Re: The Official Stanford and Yale are Slower than Tar Thread
« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2006, 08:36:36 AM »
As per the above comments about Harvard (and in contemplation of my exp. with Mich/Col/Chi), it is difficult not to conclude these schools do this on purpose, to mystify and perplex.

I've said it before and I'll say it again, I don't think it's a matter of them being out to get or bamboozle us, I think they honestly just don't care.  I mean, it's clear, some schools actually give a damn, even about the people who won't get in.  I'm thinking of Michigan: they send nice letters of deferral when it's been the 6-8 week period and no decision has been sent and I think someone commented on receiving a decently worded rejection letter, as well.  Other schools, such as the ones of note, really don't seem to care - they have their way of doing things and I don't think the feelings or lives of the rest of us are included in that calculus.  For an example of a school that we know a little bit more regarding the inside (but wanting to AVOID making this thread about them): Boalt's review committee doesn't meet until February, 4 months after people have started applying, and no one gets rejected until much later.  This is a process that shows not the slightest concern for the applicant.  And if you dare call Y or S (or any of them), you're made to seem like an idiot or like a crazy for thinking you should have heard something, even an indication that things are still moving, in the past half-year.

Quite frankly, m'dears, they don't give a damn.

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Re: The Official Stanford and Yale are Slower than Tar Thread
« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2006, 09:34:56 AM »
I have been complete at Stanford, like many others, since November Seventh. That will be 4 months next week. It is amazing! And ridiculous! Thank you all for this thread. I feel less alone.
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Re: The Official Stanford and Yale are Slower than Tar Thread
« Reply #17 on: February 27, 2006, 09:38:15 AM »
i read somehwere that at yale, each application is read by every professor, who then writes up to a paragraph on it before sending it on.

no wonder it takes forever.  especially with how many thousand apps they get?


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Re: The Official Stanford and Yale are Slower than Tar Thread
« Reply #18 on: February 27, 2006, 09:44:46 AM »
i read somehwere that at yale, each application is read by every professor, who then writes up to a paragraph on it before sending it on.

no wonder it takes forever.  especially with how many thousand apps they get?



That's not right.  They are given to THREE faculty readers, chosen at random.  Each rates the app from 2 to 4.  12's get in. Most 11's too.

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Re: The Official Stanford and Yale are Slower than Tar Thread
« Reply #19 on: February 27, 2006, 09:47:49 AM »
i read somehwere that at yale, each application is read by every professor, who then writes up to a paragraph on it before sending it on.

no wonder it takes forever.  especially with how many thousand apps they get?



That's not right.  They are given to THREE faculty readers, chosen at random.  Each rates the app from 2 to 4.  12's get in. Most 11's too.

Yeah, the entire faculty takes part in admissions, but not every faculty member reads every application.