I LOVE YALE SO MUCH! Ever since I've visited earlier in the year, not a day goes by that I don't think about the university! I will definitely be applying SCEA to Yale and I'm a prospective chemistry major and possibly also a music major. Just counting down the days until around December 15th when I will find out if I will be attending Yale, have been waitlisted or rejected (hopefully I will be accepted haha).
Hey everyone! Glad to see that we are already forming a small community haha I will probably apply SCEA to Yale, but I also really like Columbia. And kuplor, I'm interested in film/screenwriting too! Best of luck <3
@kuplor I'm applying to liberal arts universities with a film major because I want to study other things in college, too. Mostly literature/languages/poly sci. Which is why I'm so in love with Yale good film major + amazing university!
I understand, and I think it's my plan too, but I'm still kind of undecided. I'm going to apply to USC and Chapman University for screenwriting, but USC has only 24 spots and both are very expensive since I'm also international, so I'll try and then see and decide. But if Yale accepts me I will going there anyway <3
My summer's being spent working at McDonalds. I wish I could've done research. :/
I think that things like SCEA improve the chances of getting in for those applicants who are already well-qualified. As the admissions counselors like to tell us, most people who apply to Yale would do well there. SCEA increases your odds to be one of those great students who are lucky enough to win the toss-up.
But I do think that if your qualifications are weak, then you might want to apply RD. Those people applying SCEA are probably slightly better than those in the RD pool, and if you get deferred, your chances of getting in drop A LOT.
I'm going to early-apply somewhere; not sure if it'll be Yale.
I really would like to apply to Yale SCEA, but it does have the lowest acceptance rate out of all the other ivy leagues ED/SCEA. So I'm really conflicted. But I love Yale the best and their residential college system is kinda like Hogwarts and I loved New Haven. I'm not sure...>.< debating too
I really would like to apply to Yale SCEA, but it does have the lowest acceptance rate out of all the other ivy leagues ED/SCEA
Maybe so, but at almost 16% it's still over 3X the RD rate. Also, you theoretically could get deferred and still have a shot at RD if not accepted EA. IMHO, there is only one reason NOT to apply EA if Yale is your number one choice. That reason would be if you don't know if you can afford the school and need to compare fin aid offers with other potential schools if accepted.
Guys, I need an advice from you. If you read my post before, you'd know I'm an international student, so I'm really not used with these procedures and what would be better now.
I want to apply SCEA because I think I could get accepted "more easily", but the fact is I decided to study in the US just few months ago (I've always wanted to, but my parents weren't sure that they could afford it etc) so I haven't taken my SATs yet. I will take SAT I in October and, if the score is good enough, I will have to take the SAT II in Spanish and literature which weren't in my plan at all 'cause I wanted to take Italian and Latin where I can easily get an 800 but both are in December only . Then, since Spanish and Literature are in November, I will have to apply without knowing my scores. I don't know what to do 'cause I think that for the scores I can predict them from the preparation books, but what if something happens and I will do badly on them? Maybe I should wait and take all the four of them to increase my possibilities? I don't know whether I lose a chance if I don't apply SCEA
@philovitist, I actually think working at McDonalds is great for your app! Granted, I'm doing research this summer, but last summer I worked at Mcdonalds, and it was such a valuable experience. It really shows how willing you are to get your hands dirty. A lot of teens I know complain about not having a job but scoff when I suggest they apply to McD's.