What happens after colleges get your apps? Look here

<p>Well, its not Princeton's application process, but its very interesting nonetheless. Got this off of the yale board.</p>

<p><a href="http://www.yale.edu/asc/guidelines/selection.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.yale.edu/asc/guidelines/selection.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>hahaha yay yale board!</p>

<p>Very cool. Thanks for that! At least now we know what goes on behind the iron curtain...heh.</p>

<p>That certainly sounds better than the description in Harry Bauld's book (On Writing the College Application Essay, we had to read it for school...I'm seriously, my counselor forced us to buy it...actually more like gave it to us then charged us for it) in which he talks about this lower level reader reading your application, the 30th that day at 2am after drinking a pack of beer...yea I know, but our babies!!</p>

<p>Check out a book called Getting In: Inside the College Admissions Process...it's about Ivies, but it basically just covers Princeton and it details the application consideration process under Dean Hargadon....I know it may be somewhat different now, but it's still really interesting.</p>

<p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0201154919/104-7009727-6281521?v=glance%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0201154919/104-7009727-6281521?v=glance&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>"Applicants are listed on the slate under the state in which they attend school, and they appear with all other candidates from the same school. "</p>

<p>what? i thot they say ppl are not compared against one another from the same school, but only the same region. this is from the yale thing... wtf?</p>

<p>Umm....admissions officers blatantly lie, sorry to tell you.</p>

<p>i know they do. but how dare they lie about something that is ON THEIR WEBSITE SO THAT EVERYONEEEEE CAN READ?!?!?!?</p>

<p>some princeton officer told me 690 v is a good score for intl at princeton. is that a lie? i would want to know. and she said even if i got lower the second time, it wont matter cuz they take the highest and that they wont take the note of the lower trend.. is that a lie? i hope it's not.</p>

<p>yes, um...:(. I don't think they want the general public to read that. Chances are 1% of yale applicants at most will read that. I do admit, I was surprised to see it on there.</p>

<p>I doubt they would post their real process online like that. It's probably less fair than it looks though =(</p>

<p>It's highly possible, and probable, that the Yale Admissions Process is very close to the way it's described in Schwaby's link. I can see Yale misinforming applicants and the general public about their admissions process, but I find it hard to beleive that they'd blatantly lie to their alumni.</p>

<p>The information is not really top-secret either - the process is almost identical to what was revealed in Michele Hernandez's "A is for Admission". </p>

<p>I don't think they want the general public to read that. Chances are 1% of yale applicants at most will read that.</p>

<p>EncomiumII is right. They post a lot of information online (where else could they put it?) and probably don't expect people to find it. It reminds me of these Princeton websites with Interviewing Guidlines for Alumni:
<a href="http://www.princetonclubofbeijing.org/ASC%20Notes%20Interviewing.pdf%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.princetonclubofbeijing.org/ASC%20Notes%20Interviewing.pdf&lt;/a>
<a href="http://www.princetonclubofbeijing.org/ASC%20Interview%20Form.pdf%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.princetonclubofbeijing.org/ASC%20Interview%20Form.pdf&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>When admissions officers will tell you that applying early gives no boost whatsoever, I would be highly doubtful that the info they post is 100% correct.</p>

<p>Certainly not 100% accurate. i'd guess the info is probably around 75/80% true.</p>

<p>seeing as they admit some deferred people in RD, it must be at least somewhat accurate.</p>