Meet Robert | Livestream Q&A

Recorded Tuesday, August 24 at 09:00 PM

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About this livestream


Join Robert Crystal as he hosts his first-ever livestream at CollegeVine! Robert is a recent graduate of Yale University who majored in Ethics, Politics & Economics with a Classics Intensive and will be discussing his college admissions journey, as well as answering questions about his college experience.

Stop in to ask a few questions or stick around for the whole hour to get to know our newest livestream host!

Your host

Undergrad College: Yale University '21

Major: Ethics, Politics & Economics; Classics (Intensive)

Work Experience: As a recent graduate of Yale University, I am excited to begin my first year with CollegeVine! In many ways, CV was a natural fit for me -- at Yale, I worked for over two years in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, beginning as a Senior Interviewer in the summer of 2019, during which I interviewed over 200 first-year applicants for the 2019-2020 college admissions cycle. After the summer ended, I became Lead Recruitment Coordinator, a full-time position responsible for executing and overseeing Yale’s numerous post-admissions decision yield initiatives, as well as serving as a spokesman for the university both in person and online. Over the past two years, I have had the privilege of interacting with hundreds of students and their families at all stages of the college application process.

My Admissions Story: Having always been interested in studying a variety of subjects within the Humanities and Social Sciences, I applied to a smattering of liberal arts colleges and universities (mostly on the East Coast) with strong departments in these areas, large and diverse student bodies, and varied extracurricular opportunities. When my college admissions decisions rolled in, I immediately accepted an offer from my dream school, Yale University, which I had always felt best embodied the opportunities and goals that I desired from my college experience -- and since that day, I’ve never looked back.

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 Robert and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
15:45@lctara:With the SAT subject tests what would be the cut-off score before you would consider test optional?
17:50@Harshith:I have a problem with my GPA. I study outside US and I have no way to show the rigor of my high school as it does not offer Honor classes, but I took 2 college courses. Does that count? Would an SAT score help here?
21:00@SiriusApollo:do schools consider an upward trend in GPA if we started with low grades and less challenging classes?
38:40@HiroC:What made you choose Yale as your university nowhere else? And what was the best experience at Yale... in other words, what made you think that you were glad to choose Yale?
40:49@lctara:What was your second and third choice college?
41:56@lctara:What do you think got you into Yale? Your theme and profile?
43:59@lctara:Is REA pool of applicants stronger because the students are self-selecting?
46:58@SiriusApollo:can we make our own major/concentration similar to BrownU at Yale?
58:24@lctara:What is the culture of Yale? Is climate at Yale collaborative?
62:19@mirellarichard:Thank you for an informative session. It was nice to meet you!
62:21@HiroC:I enjoyed listening to you! I would love my daughter to love the school she will choose like you love Yale! Guud luck for your future!


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