In for the win: how to get into Yale

Recorded Thursday, August 19 at 11:00 PM

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About this livestream

School information

Yale University

New Haven, CT

One of the oldest and most highly ranked schools in the nation, Yale is known for its top-tier academics and slim acceptance rate.

Join Shravya as she discusses Yale's admissions process, helping you develop strategies to maximize your chance at an acceptance at this prestigious school. Shravya will cover a variety of topics including how to build a list of academic and extracurricular accomplishments that will look particularly impressive to Yale's admissions officers and how to craft successful college essays for Yale. She will also go over a sample essay.

We'll have a Q&A at the end of the session, so bring all of your questions about Yale!

School information

Yale University

New Haven, CT
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Undergrad College: Rice University '20

Work Experience: During my time at Rice, I mentored dozens of high school students through the college application process, along with editing essays and tutoring students for the ACT/SAT. I also interned at a medical technology startup, conducted research in Brazil, and gave a TEDx talk. I recently finished applying to medical school; I've been admitted to multiple schools, and will be starting in the Fall.

My Admissions Story: I remember feeling very blindsided by the admissions process and not knowing where to begin. I hope that sharing my experiences and some of the things I’ve learned along the way will help guide other students in a similar boat.

Audience questions

These are questions from the audience that we had time to answer during the live session. If you have any other questions, you can request an answer from Shravya and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
0:56@marci:yes yes
27:03@aditya::How do I maximize my chances of getting into Yale as a 35 yr old adult?
27:52@lctara:Can you apply REA with ED2?
56:17@appvine:what is the prompt for this essay?
56:48@semira1227:If your a stem major but in you extracurriculares it’s both stem related and no is that good
58:01@Leslielezama:will this zoom session be recorded?
58:15@Chasbo:How might attending a boarding school in another region (Northeast), affect my chances if my permanent home is elsewhere?
59:17@aditya:If I did poorly in high school due to illness, how can I make up for that and can I explain it in my essay?
60:26@lctara:Can you give an idea of the profile of someone who would be a strong candidate for Yale?
63:00@aditya:::How do I maximize my chances of getting into Yale as a 35 yr old adult?
64:06@lctara:Thank you!
64:26@NewestYalie:What advice do you have for the Why Yale essay? What do we talk about?
68:05@aditya:As a 35 yr old adult, where will I get my letters of rec when applying to Yale?
69:21@NewestYalie:Thank you so much!
71:07@lctara:Appreciate the advice and your ime! Very helpful.

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