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  • Bad Idea Jeans: Calling for a Status Update

    So it's that time of year when I casually troll through some of the discussion boards out there, just to see what you guys are chatting about. I'm usually amused by some of the "facts" circulating out there -- "Yale has already admitted 80% of its class!!!" "There hasn't...
    Posted to (203) Admissions Blog (Weblog) by asha on 02-09-2009
  • It's Not Over Yet

    Dear Asha, I took the LSAT in December, but had to cancel my score. Can I take the LSAT again and still apply this year, or will I need to wait till next year? Thanks, L.M. Dear L.M., You're in luck -- this year, we are accepting February LSAT, so if you can take the test again next month, you can...
    Posted to (203) Admissions Blog (Weblog) by asha on 01-20-2009
  • The Early Bird...

    Dear Asha, I recently received a letter inviting me to apply to YLS (thank you!). However, I've applied early decision at another school, from which I have not yet heard. Should I still apply to Yale? Thanks, L.B. Dear L.B., For those readers who don't know, most early decision (ED) admission...
    Posted to (203) Admissions Blog (Weblog) by asha on 11-25-2008
  • P.S.

    Dear Asha, What do you look for in a personal statement? Everyone I ask tells me that there's no way to answer that, since it is "personal." This isn't very helpful advice. Can you offer any insight? G.P. Dear G.P., I understand your frustration with the standard mantra about personal...
    Posted to (203) Admissions Blog (Weblog) by asha on 10-20-2008
  • Sticker Shock

    Dear Asha, I'm a senior at a state university (a great school). I made the decision to attend a state school for financial reasons. My parents are middle-class and I learned that I was not going to receive any financial aid from the Ivies. Four years later, I have had a great educational experience...
    Posted to (203) Admissions Blog (Weblog) by asha on 09-22-2008
  • New Questions

    Dear Asha, I noticed that there are two new questions on the application that ask whether I took an LSAT preparation course or had any assistance in preparing my application. Will it hurt my chances of being admitted if I took an LSAT prep course? Is it still okay to have an admissions consultant give...
    Posted to (203) Admissions Blog (Weblog) by asha on 09-05-2008
  • The Y-Train is Still in the Station

    Dear Asha, Is it too late to apply to Yale Law School? Will I still have a chance to get in if I apply now? C.J. Dear C.J., No, it is not too late to apply, and yes, you still have a chance. First, our application deadline isn't until February 15, so you still have plenty of time to put your application...
    Posted to (203) Admissions Blog (Weblog) by asha on 02-06-2008
  • The 250-Word Albatross

    Dear Asha, I know the deadline to apply to YLS is approaching, but I can't seem to figure out what to write about for my 250-word essay. I'm not sure what the Admissions Committee is looking for. Help! S.B. Dear S.B., Sigh. The 250-word essay. I remember putting off my Yale Law School application...
    Posted to (203) Admissions Blog (Weblog) by asha on 01-23-2008
  • The 4-1-1 on Your G-P-A

    Dear Asha, I took one year off after undergrad and I'm currently in grad school. Will my grades in grad school be weighted the same (or less or greater) than my undergraduate grades? J.J. Dear J.J., Apologies for the three-week hiatus from the blog: we've been busy in the Admissions Office processing...
    Posted to (203) Admissions Blog (Weblog) by asha on 01-03-2008
  • Reference This

    Dear Asha: I have been out of school for several years and am concerned about my recommendations. While I will be able to secure a recommendation from my employer, I also have some recommendations from my undergraduate work filed with a credential service. Because these recommendations speak more to...
    Posted to (203) Admissions Blog (Weblog) by asha on 12-05-2007
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