Berkeley Class of 2012

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby legends159 » Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:19 pm

Kohinoor wrote:
IzziesGal wrote:
Kohinoor wrote:Le sigh. No matching scholarship for me. This may be adieu dear friends.


What?!?!?! No!!!!!!


I'll probably decide by tonight.


enjoy UVA.

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby Kohinoor » Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:24 pm

legends159 wrote:
Kohinoor wrote:
IzziesGal wrote:
Kohinoor wrote:Le sigh. No matching scholarship for me. This may be adieu dear friends.


What?!?!?! No!!!!!!


I'll probably decide by tonight.


enjoy UVA.

Likely but not definite. My girlfriend has significant veto power. If she really really is against UVA, I'd still choose Boalt.

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby legends159 » Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:29 pm

Kohinoor wrote:Likely but not definite. My girlfriend has significant veto power. If she really really is against UVA, I'd still choose Boalt.


wat, she can't suck it up to save 140K?

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby Kohinoor » Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:31 pm

legends159 wrote:
Kohinoor wrote:Likely but not definite. My girlfriend has significant veto power. If she really really is against UVA, I'd still choose Boalt.


wat, she can't suck it up to save 140K?

She'll have sad eyes!

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby legends159 » Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:36 pm

Kohinoor wrote:
legends159 wrote:
Kohinoor wrote:Likely but not definite. My girlfriend has significant veto power. If she really really is against UVA, I'd still choose Boalt.


wat, she can't suck it up to save 140K?

She'll have sad eyes!


buy her jewelry. That'll turn that frown upside down.

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby IzziesGal » Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:40 pm

legends159 wrote:
Kohinoor wrote:
legends159 wrote:
Kohinoor wrote:Likely but not definite. My girlfriend has significant veto power. If she really really is against UVA, I'd still choose Boalt.


wat, she can't suck it up to save 140K?

She'll have sad eyes!


buy her jewelry. That'll turn that frown upside down.


+1. Just don't do flowers. Once they die, she'll start to remember why she doesn't like VA.

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby Kohinoor » Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:45 pm

amyLAchemist wrote:Depends on a) her personality and b) why she is anti-UVA - sometimes NOTHING can help this kind of situation. I would imagine it has something to with C-ville, but can I ask why she is anti-UVA?

She's pro California. She's from Cali, her family is over there, and this nightmarish Boston winter made us agree to leave the Northeast forever.

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby IzziesGal » Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:47 pm

Kohinoor wrote:
amyLAchemist wrote:Depends on a) her personality and b) why she is anti-UVA - sometimes NOTHING can help this kind of situation. I would imagine it has something to with C-ville, but can I ask why she is anti-UVA?

She's pro California. She's from Cali, her family is over there, and this nightmarish Boston winter made us agree to leave the Northeast forever.


But UVA isn't in the Northeast....and I can't speak with authority, but I am pretty sure that a Virginia winter is FAR from a Boston winter.

Edit: not trying to be sarcastic...just trying to help your cause :D

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby Kohinoor » Wed Apr 15, 2009 5:01 pm

IzziesGal wrote:
Kohinoor wrote:
amyLAchemist wrote:Depends on a) her personality and b) why she is anti-UVA - sometimes NOTHING can help this kind of situation. I would imagine it has something to with C-ville, but can I ask why she is anti-UVA?

She's pro California. She's from Cali, her family is over there, and this nightmarish Boston winter made us agree to leave the Northeast forever.


But UVA isn't in the Northeast....and I can't speak with authority, but I am pretty sure that a Virginia winter is FAR from a Boston winter.

Edit: not trying to be sarcastic...just trying to help your cause :D

I agree but a Virginia winter is still worse than a California winter. We'll see if she minds.

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby TopCat » Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:06 pm

Sorry to hear about the matching, Kohinoor. Good luck with the decision. And best wishes wherever you end up (I assume Boalt is not a serious contender anymore).

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby TopCat » Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:46 pm

Did anyone else catch this?

--LinkRemoved--

ATL quote: "The pop culture references sprinkled throughout (i.e., study rooms as dirty as "Seth Rogen's apartment") lead us to believe Berring's more hip than hippie."

Bob Berring to the rescue.

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby Drake014 » Wed Apr 15, 2009 10:05 pm

Kohinoor wrote:
IzziesGal wrote:
Kohinoor wrote:Le sigh. No matching scholarship for me. This may be adieu dear friends.


What?!?!?! No!!!!!!


I'll probably decide by tonight.


How did you receive news of your matching scholarship request being denied? When did you send in the request for the matching scholarship?

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby prelaw » Wed Apr 15, 2009 10:07 pm

Drake014 wrote:
Kohinoor wrote:
IzziesGal wrote:
Kohinoor wrote:Le sigh. No matching scholarship for me. This may be adieu dear friends.


What?!?!?! No!!!!!!


I'll probably decide by tonight.


How did you receive news of your matching scholarship request being denied? When did you send in the request for the matching scholarship?


I was also denied (and am also crossing Berkeley off the list consequently) and I heard today at 6:45 pm central time by email. I sent my request in late March.

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby Rotor » Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:19 pm

lsatbobby wrote:You know, now that I think about it, I remember that I missed ordering my crepe because I was in a deep discussion with your wife about what it's like to be an army wife. She's doing a pretty good job at selling me on Berkeley/military men...one of the two should hire her for recruitment.


**cough****cough**Navy**cough****cough** :wink:

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby Drake014 » Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:28 pm

prelaw wrote:I was also denied (and am also crossing Berkeley off the list consequently) and I heard today at 6:45 pm central time by email. I sent my request in late March.


Did they provide any reasons for denying you? Is there anyone here who has actually had their request accepted?

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby Go_Cardinals » Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:37 pm

i'm still waiting. i was told friday for sure

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby Kohinoor » Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:15 am

prelaw wrote:
I was also denied (and am also crossing Berkeley off the list consequently) and I heard today at 6:45 pm central time by email. I sent my request in late March.


Same.

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby TopCat » Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:33 am

Drake014 wrote:
prelaw wrote:I was also denied (and am also crossing Berkeley off the list consequently) and I heard today at 6:45 pm central time by email. I sent my request in late March.


Did they provide any reasons for denying you? Is there anyone here who has actually had their request accepted?


Amy's was accepted.

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby prelaw » Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:46 am

Drake014 wrote:
prelaw wrote:I was also denied (and am also crossing Berkeley off the list consequently) and I heard today at 6:45 pm central time by email. I sent my request in late March.


Did they provide any reasons for denying you? Is there anyone here who has actually had their request accepted?


No reason was provided, but I have a few thoughts of my own. First, my why Berkeley was a bit lackluster and I knew it at the time. Secondly, my perceived lackluster desire for Berkeley coupled with me submitting a Darrow probably made them think they'd have to offer me a lot or that I didn't care about Berkeley. I don't really know what the reason is, but I am sure that Berkeley is no longer an option (even though it was my first choice going into the process).

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby scoobyman » Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:33 am

What is the point of a "Matching" Scholarship Program if they deny so many people or give partial matching scholarships. Why don't they just drop the whole matching bit, and just treat it like other schools do?

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby Kohinoor » Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:40 am

amyLAchemist wrote:
TopCat wrote:
Drake014 wrote:
prelaw wrote:I was also denied (and am also crossing Berkeley off the list consequently) and I heard today at 6:45 pm central time by email. I sent my request in late March.


Did they provide any reasons for denying you? Is there anyone here who has actually had their request accepted?


Amy's was accepted.


I am wondering if this is related to the fact that I got zero in grants? They seemed more concerned with matching COA than amounts....no matter the form of aid...

Doesn't make sense. They'd be punishing the people that had demonstrated the greatest need of aid if that was true. Likely, your numbers/softs were good enough that they really want you and for the rest of us, they'd like us to come, but they're not throwing XXX,000 dollars our way just to lock us in.

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby prelaw » Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:42 am

I got like $4600 in grants, which is hardly a dent in the Berkeley COA. I don't think there is any correlation between grants and matching. I also think I had good enough numbers for them to give me something. They obviously don't feel it necessary to give me money; so I don't find it necessary to attend.

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby Kohinoor » Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:43 am

prelaw wrote:I got like $4600 in grants, which is hardly a dent in the Berkeley COA. I don't think there is any correlation between grants and matching. I also think I had good enough numbers for them to give me something. They obviously don't feel it necessary to give me money; so I don't find it necessary to attend.

Just remember that there was no malice in the process.

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby scoobyman » Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:51 am

There's definitely correlation between grants and matching. If you've got a significant grant then they are less likely to match. I had a 10K/yr match and a 20K grant, and they wouldn't even consider the match.

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby Kohinoor » Thu Apr 16, 2009 2:09 am

scoobyman wrote:There's definitely correlation between grants and matching. If you've got a significant grant then they are less likely to match. I had a 10K/yr match and a 20K grant, and they wouldn't even consider the match.

That's different. Their goal is to make CoA equal between Berk and whichever school you offer up. Thus, you were dismissed out of hand since your CoA at Berk was in fact already drastically lower. That doesn't really prove a correlation between grants and matching.




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