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Yale 2023 Applicants Discussion

Jt128bJt128b 51 replies7 threads Junior Member
Hello! This thread is for people planning to apply to Yale for the class of 2023. I realize this is early to start the discussion, but I hope this will be a good outlet to start conversations and ask questions. Feel free to discuss anything Yale related!
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  • SafalMSafalM 39 replies3 threads Junior Member
    Yale is my dream school. I can't think about anything except college, and applications are coming up for us this year! I am very worried about what Yale will think of my GPA as it is not the highest GPA...
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  • Jt128bJt128b 51 replies7 threads Junior Member
    @SafalM I feel you! I am really looking forward to college. What other schools are you looking at? I toured UPenn a couple of days ago and loved it.
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  • SafalMSafalM 39 replies3 threads Junior Member
    @Jt128b I looked at all ivy leagues, big reach schools of course. Specifically Columbia. I also looked at the University of Southern California. I have not toured UPenn yet though but online it seems very nice.
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  • Jt128bJt128b 51 replies7 threads Junior Member
    @SafalM oh cool, I am begging my parents to take me to tour more of the ivies. So far, I have seen Harvard and Upenn. And I have a trip to Yale planned for June! Which school was your favorite?
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  • SafalMSafalM 39 replies3 threads Junior Member
    @Jt128b Yale of course was my favorite. However, if I was being realistic on a math school, USC is my reality first choice. What about you? What school outside of the ivy leagues have you been looking at?
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  • Jt128bJt128b 51 replies7 threads Junior Member
    @SafalM I have been looking at Georgetown, especially because they have a major that combines everything I am interested in (business, economics, and international relations). I also am looking at Rice University and the University of Notre Dame. But speaking realistically, these colleges are not much easier to get in to than the ivies.
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  • ninakatarinaninakatarina 1619 replies44 threads Senior Member
    My kid has had Yale as his first choice since he figured out what a college was. I'm nervous about it because he hasn't gone through any standardized testing yet so I don't know whether Yale is at all realistic to hope for. Kid is a theatre nerd, enthusiastic about Shakespeare and Sherlock, not at all a math person. Swarthmore is the current second choice, but again everything depends on those stupid standardized tests.
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  • SafalMSafalM 39 replies3 threads Junior Member
    @Jt128b That's true but they are also not impossible to get into. @ninakatarina Make sure that your kid doesn't have his heart set on one school because Yale is not an easy school to get into... you don't want him to be crushed if he doesn't get in.
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  • ninakatarinaninakatarina 1619 replies44 threads Senior Member
    Oh, he's clued in on that. We have visited a number of very fine schools and he's got a list of 5 'definitely will apply and would be happy to attend' already. Yale just tops the list.

    One big advantage of theater as an extracurricular is that kiddo is used to auditions. You get used to not getting the part you want every time, but also he has gotten enough good parts to build up the confidence to keep trying. Yale is the lead romantic role in the big main stage production, but there are plenty of interesting character roles and fun comedy relief characters in this play that he could sink his teeth into if he doesn't land the part.
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  • Jt128bJt128b 51 replies7 threads Junior Member
    @anxiouswreck Thank you so much for all the advice! You are exactly right though, with the selectivity of schools such as Yale. We have to keep that in mind.
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  • skieuropeskieurope 40797 replies7594 threads Super Moderator
    experienced people like gibby and skieurope might think all above is trash, I wouldn't really know.
    @anxiouswreck Actually, I think you said it very articulately. I agree with everything you wrote. Good luck.
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  • bna0713bna0713 1 replies0 threads New Member
    Yale is also my dream school! I am currently debating whether or not I should apply early decision, but I think I'll wait for my SAT/ACT scores first before I determine that.
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  • dreamthief001dreamthief001 264 replies7 threads Junior Member
    Do you think you guys will apply SCEA?
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  • Jt128bJt128b 51 replies7 threads Junior Member
    @dreamthief001 I am not sure yet. How about you?
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  • dreamthief001dreamthief001 264 replies7 threads Junior Member
    yes! i'm pretty certain i think
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  • vikings hiccupvikings hiccup 10 replies7 threads Junior Member
    My S will apply SCEA. SAT is 1560.
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  • mathNerd1100mathNerd1100 32 replies1 threads Junior Member
    Hello 2023 applicants!! I would definitely say don't be afraid to apply if your stats aren't quite at the average. I had a 1490 SAT and 770 Physics, 760 Math II subject tests and was just accepted into the class of 2022! I honestly never thought I had a chance! If you think Yale would be a perfect school for you, apply!!
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