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Yale 2024 Applicants Discussion

BippitybopityBippitybopity 9 replies1 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 10 New Member
Hi everyone, I realize its quite early to start such a discussion, but I figure why not? I'm ready to start drafting my essays and short answers in the next few weeks - what about you all?
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  • LunarlitgendLunarlitgend 419 replies3 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 422 Member
    Hello! :smiley:
    Thanks so much for making this chat! I'm sure once the end of May to the start of June hits people will be trickling in here by the numbers. Soon people will be flooding in by mid-Summer so it's okay for starting early! :joy:

    I already drafted mainly my common app essay in the sense that I know what I'm going to write about. But I haven't written it yet. As for my supplements and all I haven't really drafted or written them yet.
    I'm still in the middle of AP testing so I can't really start them now, but once June hits I'll probably start then.

    I hope your drafting is going well :)
    Do you plan on applying S.C.E.A?
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  • BippitybopityBippitybopity 9 replies1 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 10 New Member
    Yes, I do plan on applying SCEA - what about you? I wanted to go through a few revisions and I figured the best way to do that was to start early. Good luck with AP tests and your application!
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  • LunarlitgendLunarlitgend 419 replies3 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 422 Member
    edited May 5
    Yeah! I plan on applying SCEA too.
    That’s a good way to think about the essay process. I’m sure they’ll turn out really well! I plan on starting my essays the beginning of June. I want to do a little bit more research on Yale before starting my supplements though.

    Thanks! You too!
    What do you plan on majoring in at Yale? :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:
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  • imsa2020nvimsa2020nv 7 replies1 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 8 New Member
    Hello all future applicants! I am also planning on applying for the class of 2024 and probably even going the SCEA route. I just had a quick question and would love some opinions. Since Yale has the score policy of sending all scores, will it look really bad if I send in 5 SAT scores? I know this is a bit excessive but two of the exams I took in freshman year to get into a selective high school and one I had to take because my school required it. Only two exams were taken with the intent of sending them to colleges. Do you think this will affect my chances of getting in? Thanks in advance!
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  • LunarlitgendLunarlitgend 419 replies3 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 422 Member
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    @imsa2020nv Hi!!! Welcome to the Yale 2024 discussion forum! We’re glad that you’re able to join us on this possibly heart wrenching journey of the college season :joy:

    As for your question, no I honestly don’t think it’ll affect your chances of getting in (in terms of negative affects, cause I assume that’s what you mean).
    The whole point of Yale wanting to see all your scores is to see how you progressed throughout your times of taking it. In the end though they’ll, I assume, always go with your best score.

    I’m probably going to be taking the ACT 3 or 4 times. The 1st time I took it was after quick review and to see where I’m at and to know what to study. However, I had to take it a 2nd time because of my school too and I couldn’t deny it because it was required which was unfortunate because I really wasn’t ready. Hence, I didn’t get the score I wanted.
    I’m sure there are many applicants who took the ACT/SAT 4+ times. Though it’s better that you don’t take it excessively, if you take it 5 times and end up with a high score that meets their benchmark, you should be fine.

    I saw on the Yale 2023 chat that you said you got a 1580. So, hypothetically, if you were to get rejected from Yale it would absolutely NOT be because of your SAT score(s).

    Hopefully that’s helps to answer your question :smile: :smile: :smile:
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  • BippitybopityBippitybopity 9 replies1 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 10 New Member
    Yale wants all scores b/c Yale superscores the SAT, meaning that they'll take the highest score from each section across all attempts and combine it into one composite score. However, there is a point to where trying again on the ACT/SAT isn't going to improve your score by much unless you invest a lot of time and effort towards quality studying.
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  • excovererexcoverer 626 replies29 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 655 Member
    Hi everyone. I decided to drop by because I've been considering applying to Yale, but I'm not too sure. I wish you all the best of luck.

    @Bippitybopity If you got a 1580, then I don't think it would be too big of a problem that you took the test five times.

    Have a nice day.
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  • LunarlitgendLunarlitgend 419 replies3 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 422 Member
    @excoverer I absolutely think you should give it a shot, you never know what could happen :)
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  • excovererexcoverer 626 replies29 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 655 Member
    Thanks very much. @Lunarlitgend I agree with you completely, and I appreciate your advice.

    Have a nice day.
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  • Pentatonix123Pentatonix123 27 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 27 Junior Member
    Hey, has anyone done the net price calculator from Yale and found it to be much higher than other private universities? I know that they are not completely accurate, but Yale apparently thinks I can pay over 60,000 per year whereas other ivies/top 20 schools are more in the 30,000s.
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  • beautifulchaosbeautifulchaos 52 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 52 Junior Member
    Does anyone know if Yale admits by major? Would it decrease my chances if I applied undecided?

    Also, @Lunarlitgend @Pentatonix123 hey guys, I remember you from the Scholastic thread!
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  • LunarlitgendLunarlitgend 419 replies3 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 422 Member
    @beautifulchaos LOL Hey dude!! OMG this is so exciting!! :smiley: I’m so happy to see you’ll be applying to Yale too! That means we’ll be going through this journey together! :joy:

    As for your question, I’m sure the major you apply to has some impact but in the end it doesn’t weigh as much in comparison to other schools because really everyone goes in without a major. No one chooses their major until near the end of their sophomore year at Yale.
    I don’t think applying undecided will hurt you nor will it really increase your chances of getting in.
    In the end they’re choosing authentic applicants who they believe will add onto/make a chance on their campus and diversify their student body.
    That’s what I think at least.
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  • LunarlitgendLunarlitgend 419 replies3 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 422 Member
    @Pentatonix123 No I haven’t done the netprice calculator because I don’t really know my financial situation (my parents are so secretive about that stuff -.-) but because college season is coming up I know finances will be something we’ll be discussing about soon.
    However, my dad did do the netprice calculator and he said we’d have to pay around $40,000+. I was pretty shook when I heard that and pretty reluctant to apply to Yale but in the end after talking to an AO and looking deeper at our situation I don’t think we’ll have to pay that much.

    You’re right, those netprice calculators are, most of the time, pretty inaccurate because in no way shape or form does it capture the nuances of a family’s financial situation.
    For instance, I’m a twin and I also have a younger brother who’s in Elementary school right now. I live in a middle class family too, we’re no way close to rich.
    Paying $40,000+ for college without scholarship for not one but TWO PEOPLE SIMILATENOUSLY would absolutely cripple my parents and would probably leave little money/financial help for my brother when he starts applying to college.
    I also recently toured Yale and my dad talked to the associate AO about it and he seemed really understanding about it.

    I’d LIKE to think we’d pay less than $40,000+ based on our situation but I guess you never really know. Plus if the financinal aid isn’t enough you can always attempt to send an appeal to Yale about it.

    That’s what I think of it. :)
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  • Pentatonix123Pentatonix123 27 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 27 Junior Member
    @Lunarlitgend Yeah, I agree with your points. I guess we'll just have to wait and see!
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  • Pentatonix123Pentatonix123 27 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 27 Junior Member
    Also, @beautifulchaos @Lunarlitgend it's so cool we'll all be applying to Yale together this year!
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