"Transformative and Enriching": Why I Chose Yale - Matt Butler, MAR '14

Greetings!  Every year we feature short essays from YDS students explaining why they chose to attend Yale.

Today’s comes from Matt Butler, MAR in Ethics ’14.  Matt came to YDS from Medfield, Massachusetts, by way of Princeton University.  His ever-present good cheer and positive attitude never fail to brighten our hallways.  Thanks, Matt!

Matt Butler

"A Community of People Who Share Your Passion Will Lift Your Soul": Why I Chose Yale - Maggie McLoughlin, MAR '14

Greetings!  Every year we feature short essays from YDS students explaining why they chose to attend Yale.

Today’s comes from Maggie McLoughlin, MAR in Philosophy of Religion ’14.  Maggie came to YDS from Georgetown University, originally hails from North Carolina, and is an avid runner.  She also submitted one of the best applications we have ever read.  Thanks, Maggie!

MMcLoughlin

"A Whole New World of Opportunity": Why I Chose Yale - Herron Gaston, MDiv '14

Greetings!  Every year we feature short essays from YDS students explaining why they chose to attend Yale.

Today’s comes from Herron Gaston, MDiv ’14.  Herron is a proud graduate of the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical Univeristy, the nation's largest HBCU, and is both a star student at YDS and a key member of our Admissions Team.  

Herron Gaston

"Globally Minded, Locally Engaged" : Why I Chose Yale - Chris Washnock, MAR Comprehensive '14

Greetings!  Every year we feature short essays from YDS students explaining why they chose to attend Yale.

Today’s comes from Chris Washnock, MAR ’14.  Chris is about to graduate from our MAR Comprehensive program and hails from South Carolina; in addition to being our YDS Student Council President, Chris is a very active member of our community, and an all-around great guy.  Thanks, Chris!

Chris Washnock

God's Justice Extends to All Parts of the World - Herron Gaston, MDiv '14

Greetings!  Today's post is a reflection by Herron Gaston M.Div '14 on the criminal justice system and compassionate reconciliation.  Thanks Herron!

Yale Law School Gargoyle of Justice

God’s Justice Extends to All Parts of the World

by Herron Gaston, M.Div 2014

YDS Application Deadline Extended

Greetings from a snowy and beautiful Quad!

QuadinSNOW

Still need some time to finish your application?

Wish you had started an application, but are sad and forlorn that the deadline has passed?

Fear not!

We’ve got some exciting news for you:  Yale Divinity School has decided to extend the deadline for this year’s application! 

Happy New Year! And Question Time - Letters of Recommendation, Transcripts, and the IELTS

Greetings and Happy New Year!

This edition of Question Time focuses on letters of recommendation, transcripts, and the IELTS.

 

My recommenders haven’t sent their letters in yet.  Do I have to wait until they submit their letters before I submit my application?

Deferrals and You

YDS Snow

                                        Photogenic YDS snow, taken outside of my office moments before posting.  

 

“I want to apply now, but I’m going to have to wait a year to come.  Can I get a deferral?”

We get this question a lot.

Conquering Adversity - Herron Gaston '14 MDIV

Today's post comes from Herron Gaston '14 MDiv.  You can read his earlier post here.


Conquering Adversity 

by Herron Gaston, '14 Master of Divinity

Question Time - Writing Samples, Where To Send Transcripts, and PhD Programs

Z O M G Snow

Greetings everyone!  Today’s post is a quick Q & A addressing a lot of your concerns.

Help!  Do I have to condense my forty-page thesis into five pages for the writing sample?  I’m trying, and it’s not going so well.