Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

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A'nold
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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby A'nold » Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:28 pm

That's good that they like a good story. I have quite a life story that they might be interested in, as long as, like you said, I meet the minimum grade requirements.

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby hroark » Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:30 pm

Current Boalt transfer here. One of the best decision's I've ever made.

Also, re deadlines. I got all my stuff in on the last day, and was admitted the day after via email. So just get it in!

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby stinger35 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:52 pm

hroark wrote:Current Boalt transfer here. One of the best decision's I've ever made.

Also, re deadlines. I got all my stuff in on the last day, and was admitted the day after via email. So just get it in!


Between you and Arrow, Boalt transfers really seem to love the decision.

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby apper123 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:45 pm

hroark wrote:Current Boalt transfer here. One of the best decision's I've ever made.

Also, re deadlines. I got all my stuff in on the last day, and was admitted the day after via email. So just get it in!


Had a few questions for you if you don't mind:

Where did you transfer from? How did you do at OCI? Where do you plan on working after?

I'm an east coast boy who wants to stay on the east coast to work. I want to work in DC. However, I've always wanted to spend some time in California, and 2 years there sounds really appealing.

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby kings84_wr » Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:48 pm

apper123 wrote:
hroark wrote:Current Boalt transfer here. One of the best decision's I've ever made.

Also, re deadlines. I got all my stuff in on the last day, and was admitted the day after via email. So just get it in!


Had a few questions for you if you don't mind:

Where did you transfer from? How did you do at OCI? Where do you plan on working after?

I'm an east coast boy who wants to stay on the east coast to work. I want to work in DC. However, I've always wanted to spend some time in California, and 2 years there sounds really appealing.


But once you spend those two years in heaven you won't wanna go back :)

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby sjk » Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:42 am

OCI: I would say your transfer status doesn't matter, but your grades matter. Obviously, transfers have good grades, but some are #1 or #2 in their class, while others are in the top 5-10%. The better your grades, the better you'll do at OCI.
I think those who really want to do business or corporate law will do great at OCI, and if you don't really want to go into that area of law, it might be difficult. OCI was definitely difficult for the whole law school, but I don't think transfer students did any worse than the general population.

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby Lawl Shcool » Mon May 03, 2010 2:53 pm

Just got the e-mail acknowledging app received and with status checker stuff this morning, anyone else?

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby lawyer180 » Mon May 03, 2010 6:38 pm

JPU wrote:Just got the e-mail acknowledging app received and with status checker stuff this morning, anyone else?


i guess i don't get how they are reviewing your app w/o your second semester grades? e.g. BC didn't even provide a status checker for me until the 2nd semester grades get in.

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby Lawl Shcool » Mon May 03, 2010 7:49 pm

lawyer180 wrote:
JPU wrote:Just got the e-mail acknowledging app received and with status checker stuff this morning, anyone else?


i guess i don't get how they are reviewing your app w/o your second semester grades? e.g. BC didn't even provide a status checker for me until the 2nd semester grades get in.


status checker just says "received" not in review. So presumably they haven't begun reviewing it. I was just wondering if anyone else had gotten this e-mail this morning

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby shmoo597 » Wed May 05, 2010 1:49 am

I know this has been discussed elsewhere, but I'm looking to get specific....

Would a top 10% GPA at t20 give me a very good chance at boalt? Or just an ok chance.

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby Feynman » Wed May 05, 2010 1:53 am

shmoo597 wrote:I know this has been discussed elsewhere, but I'm looking to get specific....

Would a top 10% GPA at t20 give me a very good chance at boalt? Or just an ok chance.


Very good, IMO.

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby stinger35 » Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:54 am

I was wondering how long you guys had to give your decision. If I was able to somehow get in but was told before July, I would be in a pretty tough spot. While I love Cali and would be stoked to live there for two years, I ultimately want to practice back east and would probably prefer Michigan, Northwestern over Berkeley, though it would be a really tough call.

Just wondering if I should skip the app all together to avoid the problem. (My chances are pretty low anyways)

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby kings84_wr » Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:31 am

shmoo597 wrote:I know this has been discussed elsewhere, but I'm looking to get specific....

Would a top 10% GPA at t20 give me a very good chance at boalt? Or just an ok chance.


this is about where I am too

stinger35 wrote:I was wondering how long you guys had to give your decision. If I was able to somehow get in but was told before July, I would be in a pretty tough spot. While I love Cali and would be stoked to live there for two years, I ultimately want to practice back east and would probably prefer Michigan, Northwestern over Berkeley, though it would be a really tough call.

Just wondering if I should skip the app all together to avoid the problem. (My chances are pretty low anyways)


From what I hear, they give you some time, they take a while to send the packet and its not due till the packet is received (this is just what one guy told me, maybe they were just late with him).


And Ive dropped to top 10% now, so hopefully that didn't totally kill my chances.

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby CMR » Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:50 am

Just received my status login as well.

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby Journeybound » Fri Jun 04, 2010 3:58 pm

Same.

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby A'nold » Fri Jun 04, 2010 6:52 pm

Me too.

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby gotttal » Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:28 am

is it worth it to transfer from ucla to boalt in terms of job opportunities, prestige?

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby stinger35 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:10 am

How long did it take to receive your status checker? I submitted on Monday and still haven't heard anything.

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby bkthunder » Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:42 pm

Submitting my stuff through LSAC tomorrow. We just got 2nd semester grades and haven't gotten our rank yet, so I don't know when my official transcript will get there.

I hope I'm not at too big a disadvantage for getting stuff in so close to the deadline....

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby bkthunder » Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:45 pm

hroark wrote:Current Boalt transfer here. One of the best decision's I've ever made.

Also, re deadlines. I got all my stuff in on the last day, and was admitted the day after via email. So just get it in!


That is encouraging

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby Journeybound » Fri Jun 11, 2010 7:27 pm

Anyone under review as of today?

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby stinger35 » Fri Jun 11, 2010 7:34 pm

Journeybound wrote:Anyone under review as of today?


Yup. Which is weird because i don't think my letter of good standing is there yet. My chances are probably 2% anyways though.

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby Journeybound » Fri Jun 11, 2010 7:42 pm

I think that they will make a decision without the letter of good standing. People are saying that they will decide even with an unofficial transcript. Anyways, it sounds like decisions will be going out this next week! Good luck=p

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby kings84_wr » Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:59 pm

I'm under review as well

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby A'nold » Sat Jun 12, 2010 12:26 am

Good luck guys. My rank absolutely plummeted but then so did the rest of my section. It is official that we were section stacked as well. Only 4 students in the top 16 are in my section. I think the first ranked student in my section is like 7th ranked overall. My rank puts me in the top 6% of my section but like top 15% overall. It is a very somber situation at my school right now for my section. Last semester, the other section was curved to a 2.9ish and we were curved to a 2.67. This semester, my section was curved to like a 2.5 and the other section was curved to a 3.0. I honestly don't know how a school can get away with this but meh, I'm ready to transfer to just about anywhere right now to GTHO of there.




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