Stephanie Simon

Stephanie Simon is the Admissions Manager at Y Combinator. Prior to YC, she was a software engineer and startup founder. Her job involves reading applications, interviewing founders, and building software for admissions.


Applying to YC Early Decision – Wren (YC S19)

Earlier this week, we interviewed Rent the Backyard about their Early Decision experience. This week, we talked to Wren.

Applying to YC Early Decision – Rent the Backyard (YC S19)

We began offering the option to apply to Y Combinator Early Decision last September. For those of you who don’t know, if you’re a student, applying Early Decision to YC allows you to apply for one batch ahead of the current one. For example, you can apply to YC in September, get your acceptance in October, and start the program in June after you graduate.

We tried it as an experiment and it worked so well that we’re offering it permanently now, for both Winter and Summer batches.

The eight companies we accepted last Fall just finished the Summer 2019 batch. Read about one of the teams, Rent the Backyard, who applied to YC Early Decision.

Early Decision

We’re excited to announce Early Decision for 2019. Similar to what many colleges allow, we’ll be offering undergrad and graduate students the chance to apply one batch early.

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