Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

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Journeybound
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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby Journeybound » Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:04 pm

Do you guys think that CCN acceptances will be coming out before July 15?

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby interalia » Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:16 pm

Journeybound wrote:Do you guys think that CCN acceptances will be coming out before July 15?


Last year, Chicago made the bulk of acceptances on July 10, the last friday in the second week of July. That would be July 9 this year.

Columbia and NYU will certainly admit some people before July 15, but they definitely admit a good portion after.

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby Rotor » Sat Jul 03, 2010 10:44 am

beaverfuzz wrote:
Journeybound wrote:I think it means that there are 20-30 students out of the entire student body that write on, and about 8 of those are transfers. That is freaken awesome.


I'm pretty sure the e-mail meant that 20-30 transfer students participate in the write-on competition, of which up to 8 will receive offers.

CLR expected 180 or so packages to be submitted for 50 or so entering slots. So, 8 out of 20-30 is roughly the same odds as the nontransfers (between one in three and one in four).

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby shmoo597 » Mon Jul 05, 2010 6:31 am

Those of you accepted to berkeley, but waiting on HYSCCN....what are you planning on doing if you don't hear back from anywhere else by july 15th? Playing it safe and going to boalt, or waiting and trying to trade up?

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby nleefer » Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:22 am

shmoo597 wrote:Those of you accepted to berkeley, but waiting on HYSCCN....what are you planning on doing if you don't hear back from anywhere else by july 15th? Playing it safe and going to boalt, or waiting and trying to trade up?


Definitely going to Boalt. Stanford would be nice, but all things considered why turn down a Berkeley J.D. The difference between the two schools may exist, but I think it's probably not as great as this board sometimes makes it out to be.

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby shmoo597 » Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:47 am

t20, top 10-15%, heard nothing back...I'm dying here! Idk if I can wait past july 15th.

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby worldtraveler » Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:54 am

Good luck to everybody still waiting. Also, for anyone who has been admitted, I'm happy to answer any questions you guys have about the school, courses, professors, town, campus as much as I can. I'm sure there are other Berkeley posters here who would do the same. I will say that I LOVE it here and I'm very happy I picked it.

I also can't really answer any questions about OCI because I'm not really doing it. Anything else I would probably be able to handle.

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby Lawl Shcool » Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:32 am

worldtraveler wrote:Good luck to everybody still waiting. Also, for anyone who has been admitted, I'm happy to answer any questions you guys have about the school, courses, professors, town, campus as much as I can. I'm sure there are other Berkeley posters here who would do the same. I will say that I LOVE it here and I'm very happy I picked it.

I also can't really answer any questions about OCI because I'm not really doing it. Anything else I would probably be able to handle.


Housing advice? I will be car-less and am having trouble finding anything close enough.

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby Arrow » Tue Jul 06, 2010 1:31 pm

JPU wrote:
worldtraveler wrote:Good luck to everybody still waiting. Also, for anyone who has been admitted, I'm happy to answer any questions you guys have about the school, courses, professors, town, campus as much as I can. I'm sure there are other Berkeley posters here who would do the same. I will say that I LOVE it here and I'm very happy I picked it.

I also can't really answer any questions about OCI because I'm not really doing it. Anything else I would probably be able to handle.


Housing advice? I will be car-less and am having trouble finding anything close enough.


Housing is super tough, mainly because a lot of the places do not have websites and you are forced to really walk/drive around calling up the "for rent" signs. Plus, there are tons of students at Berkeley and some places have already filled up. I am also car-less, and live within walking distance. Right now, I live in Ida Jackson house, which is part of the campus housing. Also note that bus is free, so that if you have to take the bus, it is not really so bad either.

Some possibilities are:
-Ida Jackson House (grad student school housing, 1 block away)
-Manville (grad student school housing, 6 blocks away)
-International House (school housing, dorm style, mostly international students, food included, right next door)
-Telegraph Commons (3 blocks away, dorm style, but this place is mostly undergrads transfers I hear, --LinkRemoved--)
-Premium Properties (http://www.premiumpd.com/listings.php, they own some properties close by)
-Granada --LinkRemoved-- (2 blocks away)
-Cambridge Apartments (--LinkRemoved--) (2 blocks away)

Shattuck has some nice apartments/studios where a lot of grad students live, they are "walking" distance to the law school (about 7-8 blocks if you do not mind the uphill), though you can just also bus there fairly quickly . There are apartments all over the place that are close by, but you kind of have to go there to find out. Otherwise, craigslist all the way! The apartments are often cheaper (you can get singles for about 600-800 a month), but can sometimes be sketchy.

I hope this helps!

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby easttowest » Tue Jul 06, 2010 7:24 pm

Q: What happens if you tell Boalt yes by the 15th, but don't withdraw other apps (HYS)?

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby shmoo597 » Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:43 pm

easttowest wrote:Q: What happens if you tell Boalt yes by the 15th, but don't withdraw other apps (HYS)?


Answer: You are a horrible monster.

What are your numbers?

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby naturalexponent » Wed Jul 07, 2010 12:35 am

I'd been logging in to my Berkeley status check several times a day "just in case." But I didn't today, because I had given up hope on hearing anytime soon. Then half an hour ago, on a whim, I checked and I saw:

Decision Status: Congratulations! You have been admitted.
Decision Status Date: 7/6/2010

I'm still afraid this isn't real.

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby A'nold » Wed Jul 07, 2010 12:47 am

naturalexponent wrote:I'd been logging in to my Berkeley status check several times a day "just in case." But I didn't today, because I had given up hope on hearing anytime soon. Then half an hour ago, on a whim, I checked and I saw:

Decision Status: Congratulations! You have been admitted.
Decision Status Date: 7/6/2010

I'm still afraid this isn't real.


Congrats!

I can't believe I dared to hope, lol. You know you guys looked too. :)

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby naturalexponent » Wed Jul 07, 2010 12:49 am

A'nold wrote:
naturalexponent wrote:I'd been logging in to my Berkeley status check several times a day "just in case." But I didn't today, because I had given up hope on hearing anytime soon. Then half an hour ago, on a whim, I checked and I saw:

Decision Status: Congratulations! You have been admitted.
Decision Status Date: 7/6/2010

I'm still afraid this isn't real.


Congrats!

I can't believe I dared to hope, lol. You know you guys looked too. :)


Thanks A'nold! I sincerely hope you get some good news soon...

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby beaniew » Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:37 am

Mine says the same thing. I hope this is real man.

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby WesttoEast » Wed Jul 07, 2010 2:43 pm

Numbers?

Congrats you guys

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby easttowest » Wed Jul 07, 2010 5:58 pm

shmoo597 wrote:
easttowest wrote:Q: What happens if you tell Boalt yes by the 15th, but don't withdraw other apps (HYS)?


Answer: You are a horrible monster.

What are your numbers?


hah. not me. i'm t30/ top 2.5% and still not in. i'm just trying to assess if people are doing this? and if so what are the repercussions? i'm applied to berk and H,S, and just want ONE of them...

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby transfer333 » Thu Jul 08, 2010 1:10 pm

In via email as of yesterday (7/7). My status checker updated before I got the email.

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby WesttoEast » Thu Jul 08, 2010 1:39 pm

Congrats man! Would you mind providing the date you went complete and the numbers as usual?

Very jealous - way to go

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby transfer333 » Thu Jul 08, 2010 1:51 pm

Let's see...

Under review since 6/23 I believe, decision on 7/7.
(T30/Top 5%)

harborleaguemvp
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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby harborleaguemvp » Thu Jul 08, 2010 1:59 pm

anyone going to be in Berkeley next weekend checking out the school?

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby sigmachiev » Thu Jul 08, 2010 2:43 pm

IN TODAY~! Congrats all already in, best of luck everyone still waiting.

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby WesttoEast » Thu Jul 08, 2010 2:47 pm

Congrats to you as well! Date under review / numbers? When did you get your email?

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby sigmachiev » Thu Jul 08, 2010 2:55 pm

WesttoEast wrote:Congrats to you as well! Date under review / numbers? When did you get your email?


Under review on 6/24, with an unofficial transcript. 3.8x/top 5% @ at school in the 50s. two years out of undergrad before i went to law school. Lots of softs (published, athlete in college, clubs, frat, student government) and some diversity (ethnicity and work stuff geared towards it). Got my email this morning, 7/8

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby trickydicky » Thu Jul 08, 2010 3:00 pm

sigmachiev wrote:
WesttoEast wrote:Congrats to you as well! Date under review / numbers? When did you get your email?


Under review on 6/24, with an unofficial transcript. 3.8x/top 5% @ at school in the 50s. two years out of undergrad before i went to law school. Lots of softs (published, athlete in college, clubs, frat, student government) and some diversity (ethnicity and work stuff geared towards it). Got my email this morning, 7/8



I never knew that being in a frat, getting drunk, and paddling dudes was a good soft. But I digress...




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