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***Yale 2022 Applicants Discussion***


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

  • Dev2018Dev2018 Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    I have done neuroscience research in this past summer so it is not that. I just heard that you may be at a disadvantage based on race for a particular major (an Asian pursuing an STEM major) because of competition.
  • msexton525msexton525 Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
    edited July 30
    I don't plan on applying as an architecture major because I think it will make it "easier" to get in. I am very passionate about architecture and have done multiple things in the field including getting A+ in my architectural design classes, founding the architectural design club at my school, being on the architectural program advisory board (deciding what happens with the grants/budget for the program), working alongside my teacher to design local works, visiting architecture firms, etc.
  • worriestoomuchworriestoomuch Registered User Posts: 119 Junior Member
    @msexton525 - Yale has an amazing architecture program as you already know, and you sound very focussed and grounded. Your architectural studies/work in high school will provide persuasive evidence for your choice of prospective major. Best of luck to you!
  • BKSquaredBKSquared Registered User Posts: 462 Member
    @Dev2018 and @msexton525, sound like great anchors to build your applications around. My comment and others were a general statement about the risks of trying to "game" your application for the benefit of anyone applying to Yale (or other selective schools). I suspect the most successful applications (and the easiest ones to prepare) are ones that stay true to the applicant's interests, abilities and accomplishments. The application will be internally consistent in a way that the AO can say, "I know this kid, and he/she would be great to have on campus."
  • cambellssoupcambellssoup Registered User Posts: 30 Junior Member
    i'll be applying scea as well! of course i'm hoping to get in, but my realistic goal is just to not get rejected
  • tripledouble2000tripledouble2000 Registered User Posts: 239 Junior Member
    Hello, is there a SCEA version of this thread?
  • nicknick567nicknick567 Registered User Posts: 161 Junior Member
    Does anyone know when the supplement will be released on common app? It's still not up. :((
  • lacolibrilacolibri Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    I read somewhere that they should be up before September 1, but no definite date was set for when they would be made available. I'm so anxious!
  • IxnayBobIxnayBob Registered User Posts: 4,115 Senior Member
    edited August 16
    If I'm not mistaken, the supplement doesn't change much year to year. If it were me, I'd mentally prepare essays as per https://admissions.yale.edu/essay-topics. Good luck.

    ETA: I think the common app supplement hasn't changed since DS applied, and he's a rising Yale senior now.
  • DeepBlue86DeepBlue86 Registered User Posts: 719 Member
    That page says it has the 2017-2018 essay topics - maybe Common App hasn't uploaded them yet. Always good to check the actual college admissions website.
  • Pri930Pri930 Registered User Posts: 151 Junior Member
    Common app has it now.
  • IxnayBobIxnayBob Registered User Posts: 4,115 Senior Member
    @Pri930, out of curiosity, has it changed since last year?
  • Pri930Pri930 Registered User Posts: 151 Junior Member
    Common app has the same ones as mentioned in https://admissions.yale.edu/essay-topics
  • chunkyglasseschunkyglasses Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
    International applicant here! Not sure if I'm doing SCEA - struggling between Yale and Princeton or not at all - but still so excited!
  • tripledouble2000tripledouble2000 Registered User Posts: 239 Junior Member
    Hello, for SCEA applicants, can we do an on-campus interview past the SCEA application deadline? Will interview evaluations from November dates be reviewed with our application or is it too late?
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