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***Yale 2022 Applicants Discussion***


Replies to: ***Yale 2022 Applicants Discussion***

  • serendipitousliserendipitousli Registered User Posts: 19 New Member
    Hey @iblifeishorrible, thanks for starting the thread!

    I'm in IB too, haha, and I do agree that it is quite stressful.

    For everyone in IB, do you know if schools such as Yale weigh your final IB score / predicted score out of 45 heavily or do they place more emphasis toward your converted percentage mark / converted GPA?
  • iblifeishorribleiblifeishorrible Registered User Posts: 18 New Member
    Hey, I believe they look mostly at your converted GPA, but predicted grades probably weigh in there too. But because the predicted may not be the real grade, they are probably more lenient. For example, my friend was predicted around the 6 range with a 96 in the class and ended with a 4 (not good!). And my other friend was predicted also a 6, studied her ass off and got a 7.
  • writergirl0316writergirl0316 Registered User Posts: 342 Member
    Hi! I'm considering applying to Yale SCEA as an English major, and I'm a bit considered about a first try 33 ACT. [It'd be great if any of you could check out my chance thread, where I elaborate... of course, I'll chance back. Thanks! :)]
  • reuynshardreuynshard Registered User Posts: 124 Junior Member
    If I'm not wrong the 25%-75% ACT Scores for Yale are 32-36, which means your scores probably fall just slightly below the median for accepted students. It's worth noting that standardized test scores are just one of the many parts in your application, and that the accepted students with ACT Scores below 32 are probably people from disadvantaged backgrounds/ a few development cases/ people with some extraordinary ability in some other field like sports or the arts.
  • nicknick567nicknick567 Registered User Posts: 161 Junior Member
    I will be applying to Yale. I will also be applying to Brown, Harvard, Princeton, Duke, Northeastern, SUNY ESF, Dartmouth, UCF, UF, and Wisconsin-Madison.
  • IxnayBobIxnayBob Registered User Posts: 4,115 Senior Member
    For everyone in IB, do you know if schools such as Yale weigh your final IB score / predicted score out of 45 heavily or do they place more emphasis toward your converted percentage mark / converted GPA?
    DS was an IB student; he's a Yale junior now. As I recall, the IB score wasn't regarded, hardly at all, but that might have been because his SATs were good and Yale AO knew the school well, taking 3% of the graduating class on average. That also meant that they could read recommendations astutely, and tbh, I think that, and essays, are what got DS accepted.

    Schools know that IB students know how to manage their time (doing what I call reading list triage) and can write well. To me, that's the value of an IB diploma. This is not the place to have an IB debate, but DS found that he had to get math and science chops outside of the IB curriculum. YMMV.
  • Benji3025Benji3025 Registered User Posts: 52 Junior Member
    :-h Joining the overly-concerned-juniors-wanting-to-apply-to-Yale party!
  • junior1818junior1818 Registered User Posts: 58 Junior Member
    Not sure if I should apply as I don't stand a chance & my school restricts you to applying to 10 schools... don't wanna waste some of those spots on a school I have no chance at haha
  • YaleGradandDadYaleGradandDad Registered User Posts: 1,039 Senior Member
    /\ /\ Wish more schools did this. There is no reason why you shouldn't do well with 2 safeties, 4 targets and 4 reaches. Anyone applying to 7-8 Ivies, several of which are hugely different, has been thoughtless going into the process and is at least misguided over "prestige".
  • junior1818junior1818 Registered User Posts: 58 Junior Member
    @YaleGradandDad i agree... that girl on the new that applied to (& got into( all 8 ivies and stanford. Granted she was super qualified but she applied AFTER she got admitted early to Harvard. Like woohoo great accomplishment but were you seriously genuinely considering those "lower tier Ivies" (sounds absurd, I know, but relatively speaking) after you got into Harvard? You're just taking the spots of other people...
  • BKSquaredBKSquared Registered User Posts: 462 Member
    @junior1818, it's funny how the media is generally aghast at how crazy admissions has become, and a bit anti-Ivy/ Stanford in terms of the anxiety they cause during the admission process vs. the value of the education they provide. They then turn around and give huge PR to applicants like the girl you cited. While kudo's to her and all the kids that got into multiple highly selective schools for their accomplishments, I agree with you if you get into one EA, it's just ego/showing off if you apply to all 8 + Stanford. Back in the day when there was no Common App and you had to physically type or write on each school's application form, you had to be much more thoughtful and selective in the application process. I think your school's policy is a great one, and I agree with @YaleGradandDad that more schools should apply this rule given the application process now.
  • BKSquaredBKSquared Registered User Posts: 462 Member
    @IxnayBob, I was pretty proud of my son after he got into Yale SCEA and decided not to apply to the 5 other schools for which he already had the applications tee'd up, including H, S and P because a couple of his friends had been rejected or deferred at their first choice schools, and he did not want to compete with them for a "spot". He too is having a relaxed senior year, and his old man has an extra +- $500 bucks in his pocket, which is nice.
  • JanekinsellaJanekinsella Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    I can't wait for the application to come out next month!
  • anxiouswreckanxiouswreck Registered User Posts: 44 Junior Member
    Is it true that Yale asks you to send in a video with your application? I'm a potentially Environmental Science major with a passion for filming and video editing, so it would be super awesome to share some of my "green" videos with the admissions officers!
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