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Yale Young Global Scholars 2015- Results

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Replies to: Yale Young Global Scholars 2015- Results

  • ntnationantnationa Registered User Posts: 59 Junior Member
    @CogitoErgoSum16 I'm asking you since you seem to know everything :)

    I got into this and into Stanford's pre collegiate summer institute. Do you think yygs is more prestigious and looks better in college applications? Including the ones for other colleges?

    Thanks
  • anchenanchen Registered User Posts: 12 New Member
    @ntnationa hey! I might not know as much as @CogitoErgoSum16 but my brother goes to Stanford and gave me this advice: yygs might be more prestigious but you can't forget that a 6 week program could give you far more valuable experiences and knowledge. If you're still fixated on the "prestige" factor, you've also gotta consider that you might get valuable college essay material from a 6 week program even if the program itself isn't as prestigious. A summer program just isn't gonna be as impressive on your app as what you learned and what you got from it.

    also, can't forget about how much it costs! I was accepted to cornell and stanford's summer colleges, and I really, really wanted to go to cornell's, but financial aid just wasn't enough to make it worth like, taking out a second mortgage, you know?

    hope I was a little helpful! Just remember the program is only as valuable as what you are going to get out of it learning and experience-wise, putting it on a college app is far less important!
  • ntnationantnationa Registered User Posts: 59 Junior Member
    @anchen Thanks!! I just wanted to tell you that I applied for a 3 week program, so the length isn't the issue. I am just trying to decide which one interests me the most and, on top, is more prestigious. I wish I could do both, but, thats not an option! For me, the simple fact of going to the US and to such an amazing college is already a lot as I am international student, and for me its really far away. But, do you know it YYGS is really as prestigious as people say it is? Cos I am pretty surprised I got in! :D
  • ffina23ffina23 Registered User Posts: 150 Junior Member
    hey all - I was accepted to the IAS session but won't be going. (If you're curious about my stats, check my profile - I've listed them on two other threads.) Instead, I'm doing a program through Tufts University called Tufts Summit, where I'll be studying International Relations in France for a month. To any rising juniors who applied to IAS, if you're really interested in international relations, I would highly recommend doing something like this next year!! Language and travel are huge components of an IR career, so if you're American, staying in America for the summer really isn't the best thing you could do towards truly understanding what International Relations means as a future.
    Secondly - I want to go to Yale as much as I imagine the rest of you do, but keep in mind that the YYGS program does NOT help you get into Yale any more than any other respected summer program does. Alums of the program who have or haven't gotten into Yale College both agree that their decisions were not influenced by their participation in YYGS. So if you got rejected this year, don't worry about it. Get a job, look for an internship, apply to another program - DO SOMETHING YOU LOVE! I wish you all the best in your summer plans, and hope that all of us rising seniors can keep things in perspective when we apply to college in the fall. Good luck :)
  • ny2020ny2020 Registered User Posts: 161 Junior Member
    Took 9 days and two emails to hear back from them on a simple question about the waitlist, disappointing to say the least.
  • CogitoErgoSum16CogitoErgoSum16 Registered User Posts: 25 New Member
    @ntnationa Hey :D

    Well, @anchen already said everything I would say. These summer programs should be more for your entertainment and academic/ intellectual development than to get you in a good college. Comparing YYGS with the Stanford Summer school I would say look at these aspects: FINANCIAL, acceptance rates, course material etc. 'Prestigious' would not be a word I would use for any summer program, as in the end they're just summer programs. In the end, if you care so much about your college app, the summer program will not significantly affect your application. Unfortunately the US uni. applications can be a bit ridiculous as they weight a lot explicitly stupid things such as the SAT too much, and they might not care as much about different aspects of you app even though they 'have no SAT minimum score' and their applications are totally 'holistic' and they 'care more about your personal unique interests and hobbies' (BS). So yeah...
  • ntnationantnationa Registered User Posts: 59 Junior Member
    Thank you very much @CogitoErgoSum16 ! I was just wondering that, if I should look at choose them based on application. But if what you say is true, I guess I just have to choose the one Itthink I'd enjoy more. The colleges won't really care about the acceptance rate, right? And I totally agree that SAT is so overrated. It really doesn't test the student's intelligence, but the ability to prepare for it (:|
  • npuri11npuri11 Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
    Is anyone else having trouble with their email? I submitted my enrollment deposit yesterday, yet I received two separate emails addressed to the wrong person saying I hadn't. My parents say their account has been billed for the $2500.

    I really want to attend this program, and I hope some confusion won't mess me up.
  • slin103slin103 Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    just got off the waitlist for SPI! so unbelievably excited and can't wait for july 25th! ^_^
  • wstsrslfwagwwstsrslfwagw Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    Anyone got off the LBW wait list so far? I am on the wait list but haven't got any updates.
  • ny2020ny2020 Registered User Posts: 161 Junior Member
    Still waiting to get off the PLE waitlist.
  • cbranleycbranley Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    I just got off the SPI wait list, and they gave me financial aid which I was not expecting because I wasn't accepted for the first round. I'm super excited for July though! :)
  • ny2020ny2020 Registered User Posts: 161 Junior Member
    @cbranley did you get the same amount of aid you needed/imagined you would get if you were picked initially? Holding out on the waitlist but if I'm not gonna get aid then I wont bother counting on it
  • cbranleycbranley Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    @ny2020 I actually didn't think I would get any aid at all! Based on the comments I read here with all these amazing scores, I was feeling pretty bad about my chances...but then when I got the email I realized that it truly is about the essays/teacher recs. However, they were very generous and although I still have to pay about $1000 for the rest of the cost+airfare, I am totally willing to do it. I say don't give up! You never know!
  • ny2020ny2020 Registered User Posts: 161 Junior Member
    PLE is wrapping up today and it was by far some of the best two weeks of my life. Hope everyone going to IAS and SPI has a great time as well. Get ready for some long nights and serious work though haha
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