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Fall 2020 Yale Transfer Thread

R3DDITisBetterR3DDITisBetter 1 replies1 threads New Member
edited July 8 in Yale University
Hey - starting one up for this year! I'm a freshman at Bing hoping to transfer!
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  • MeganJadenMeganJaden 3 replies0 threads New Member
    Hello! I just joined this site today and I've been scanning around the forums a bit. I'm currently a junior in high school at the moment, but I thought I'd say something on here sense it seems the least intimidating. I was wondering if any of y'all had experience with or know what I should do about my predicatment. I've been thinking that I might want to go the Yale route. (Originally I was set on Columbia.) Anyways, I personally don't have a bunch of experience with extra circulars. So far I've been in marching band/colorguard a year, and Deca a year. Because of how my middle school was set up I wasn't able to join anything before highschool, since I was able to get my school fees paid off. I took Deca sophmore year and wasn't able to be placed in it again this year due to scheduling difficulties. So I wasn't sure on what you'd recommend in regards to this. I've been planning on join and being involved more, yet I won't be able to till my senior year. And I was worried about my application looking like I was trying to get a bunch of things in. There are things I've wanted to be involved in, but just haven't been able to. Another thing I'm stressing about would be how to get into National Honors Society. I was able to apply this year, but didn't sense I hadn't had any previous volunteer experience. If anyone knows anything about that it would also be helpful.
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  • FierceOneFierceOne 5 replies0 threads New Member
    Looking forward to the cycle!
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  • RosaellieRosaellie 3 replies2 threads New Member
    @MeganJaden Hi, it's probably kind of bad to not have a lot of ECs. I highly recommend trying your best to join new ones ASAP or to possibly make your own club at school. Don't sweat too much about National Honor Society - it literally doesn't matter. Everyone applying to ivies pretty much is in 35254258 of them or already show that they're top scholars regardless. Also, when filling out college apps, there's a section called 'Additional Information.' I'd put in an explanation for why your ECs are a bit sparse, but colleges might see it as just an excuse.
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  • cusnewcusnew 223 replies9 threads Junior Member
    How's everything going guys?
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  • LapisLazumarrilLapisLazumarril 96 replies1 threads Student Voice
    bump
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  • transfer2020123transfer2020123 13 replies0 threads New Member
    Since Yale is no longer requiring midterm reports because of the coronavirus, does anyone know if you already submitted yours, will they still look at them?
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  • Calgirlorbluedevil?Calgirlorbluedevil? 26 replies5 threads Junior Member
    Does anyone know the date decisions will come out? Last year it was 5/10.
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  • jazziscooljazziscool 160 replies1 threads Junior Member
    My high school transcript still says it is awaiting. I called the office and had it sorted out and it still says it. I've been calling undergrad everyday and no answer. I decided to send an email regarding the issue. It has been a week and still no answer. I don't want that to be the reason I don't get in.
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  • heyigotnoclueheyigotnoclue 646 replies8 threads Member
    hi guys, new to this forum - did you guys get an interview request???
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  • RejectionManRejectionMan 73 replies1 threads Junior Member
    Yeah, I got one.
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  • cstransfer123412cstransfer123412 28 replies1 threads Junior Member
    Just got the interview request. I'm assuming since it says it's optional that it was sent to everyone?
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  • azurepurpleazurepurple 45 replies2 threads Junior Member
    everyone got it
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  • heyigotnoclueheyigotnoclue 646 replies8 threads Member
    did anyone get the link to sign in yet? i didnt so im asking
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  • heyigotnoclueheyigotnoclue 646 replies8 threads Member
    lol the interview process on the website though "Transfer applicants may not request an interview. After a preliminary review of complete applications, the Admissions Office will offer a select number of transfer applicants an opportunity to interview.
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  • RejectionManRejectionMan 73 replies1 threads Junior Member
    This is an unusual year for a number of reasons. They have probably adapted the interview process to suit their need this year; what that need is, I don't know, though.

    Another round of good lucks to everyone! Kill those interviews, friends.
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  • hisee3hisee3 1 replies0 threads New Member
    I got it too. I'm wondering the same thing. It says all transfer applicants get it but like I'm so thrown off by the email that I'm hoping that just means all transfer applicants who get invited to do the interview will get separate email links. I really hope this is an actual good sign.
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  • cloudiestcloudcloudiestcloud 13 replies0 threads New Member
    Hey yall! So everyone that applied to transfer received an email inviting them to submit an optional video interview?
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  • worksmart65worksmart65 31 replies1 threads Junior Member
    Extracted from Yale’s website:

    Is my application jeopardized because I am not offered an interview?

    Absolutely not. Please remember that interviews are not required, and many successful applicants are not interviewed. The admissions committee will base its decision on the rest of your application.

    Curious to know what you guys perceive an interview opportunity to be? If one decides not to interview, against what’s said above, what are your own thoughts?
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  • 2021wdl2021wdl 38 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Did anyone not get this email?
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  • goldencountrygoldencountry 9 replies0 threads New Member
    I think the interview is there so applicants can use it as a pedestal. Some applicants I'm guessing weren't able to submit midterm reports or other materials bc schools closed down. And it's for their own help to better know candidates.

    This interview's only there to help you. I'm going to do it soon, I'll post the questions I got once I'm done.

    If anyone does it early please maybe comment on how the interview was or any weird questions you may have got
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