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yale: typical or excessive to have DS

yale: typical or excessive to have DS
« on: January 04, 2008, 05:19:17 PM »
is the DS ok to add to the 250 + PS?  Or just stick to a 250 + PS?

Re: yale: typical or excessive to have DS
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2008, 05:26:16 PM »
yale is the only school where i did NOT send a DS. there was nothing on the application that asked for any additional/optional info about diversity, etc. so i figured i'd just check my box and move on.

Re: yale: typical or excessive to have DS
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2008, 05:27:39 PM »
The application says you can write about diversity stuff (I forget the exact wording) in your personal statement. I also got examples from the Yale Latino group of such personal statements.

Re: yale: typical or excessive to have DS
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2008, 05:28:45 PM »
I sent my DS to Yale. If they don't like it, they can ding me. Requiring some minimalist 250-word "essay" in lieu of a DS, or requiring an applicant to replace a DS with a PS, is silly in my eyes.

Re: yale: typical or excessive to have DS
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2008, 05:31:58 PM »
I would go with no on the DS.  You get to answer a bunch of questions in a seperate document, so I don't see why you couldn't indroduce diversity factors there, or certainly in your PS. 

Re: yale: typical or excessive to have DS
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2008, 07:42:05 PM »
Those questions in no way relate to a diversity statement.

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Re: yale: typical or excessive to have DS
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2008, 07:43:44 PM »
Am I the only person that send "Why X's" and DS's when they weren't requested? Oops  :-[ Didn't hurt me at Vandy or GULC, so I guess I'm okay so far.

Re: yale: typical or excessive to have DS
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2008, 07:46:02 PM »
Well, while I didn't send "Why X Law School" statements unless prompted, I did automatically include my DS statement in all applications.

Re: yale: typical or excessive to have DS
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2008, 02:12:05 AM »
Am I the only person that send "Why X's" and DS's when they weren't requested? Oops  :-[ Didn't hurt me at Vandy or GULC, so I guess I'm okay so far.

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Re: yale: typical or excessive to have DS
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2008, 06:53:42 AM »
Am I the only person that send "Why X's" and DS's when they weren't requested? Oops  :-[ Didn't hurt me at Vandy or GULC, so I guess I'm okay so far.

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