A few months ago I posted the stats of three kids we know who applied Early Action to Yale. Some details were disguised (i.e. Varsity Cross Country could be Varsity Tennis; Varsity Baseball could be Varsity Basketball; a double legacy could actually be a multi-generational legacy), but basically the thumbnail descriptions were accurate.
If you remember, Students A and B, profiled below, were both accepted to Yale in the Early Action round. (Early Action, unlike Early Decision, means you can still apply to other schools…so if accepted, Yale can be your safety!) Student C was deferred, but took it in stride.
So…is it Yale or No Yale for these kids? Did Students A & B find an even better school in Regular Decision? Did Student C get accepted, waitlisted or rejected? Scroll down for the answer. Look for the CAPS after each boy's profile.
Caucasion male. Attends top public school in a mid-Atlantic state. Ranked #1 in his school. 2380 SAT, no prep, one sitting. Captain, Varsity Cross Country. Won a language prize and scholarship to spend a semester abroad as an exchange student. Selected to do research in prestigous summer program - his evaluator said the student has the one of the greatest scientific minds he has ever encountered.
RESULT: ACCEPTED AT YALE, EARLY ACTION. ALSO ACCEPTED REGULAR DECISION AT HARVARD, PRINCETON, PENN, DUKE, WILLIAMS, AMHERST AND SWARTHMORE. In the last two weeks he has overnighted at Harvard and Penn and attended an accepted student event at Princeton (where his mom reports there was a fabulous spread for the parents.) Now he is headed to New Haven on Saturday where he will decide – Yale or No Yale.
Caucasion male. Attends top private school in a western state. 2380 SAT, no prep, one sitting. 4.0 unweighed. School president. Varsity Baseball. Star of every school play – Performed at European arts festival. Winner of national competitions for two musical instruments.
RESULT: ACCEPTED, EARLY ACTION. ALSO ACCEPTED REGULAR DECISION AT HARVARD AND STANFORD. Headed to New Haven on Saturday, then to Cambridge next Saturday. (Has already attended a summer program at Stanford so he's not planning a visit there.)
Caucasion male. Double legacy at Yale. Attends small private school in a western state. Three-sport athelete. 2310 SAT, superscore. A bona fide genius - 3.9 unweighted without studying. Several computer science awards. Started his own internet business – has many customers in Asia.
RESULT: DEFERRED AT YALE EARLY ACTION, BUT…ACCEPTED REGULAR DECISION!!!! ALSO ACCEPTED AT BROWN, PENN, WASH U, TUFTS AND BERKELEY. Headed to New Haven this weekend and to Providence shortly thereafter.
Coming on May 1- Yale or No Yale: The Definitive Results