Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

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stinger35
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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby stinger35 » Thu Jul 08, 2010 3:04 pm

trickydicky wrote:
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...


...seemed like one at the time....

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby sigmachiev » Thu Jul 08, 2010 3:10 pm

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


Two leadership positions and a lot of community service were tied to it, so there's that. As for your stereotype I couldn't care less. http://4.media.tumblr.com/bGjfANdAGj9t1 ... o1_400.gif

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby rynabrius » Thu Jul 08, 2010 5:08 pm

Woah, woah, calm down there everyone! We will be lawyers soon, we shouldn't argue unless someone is footing the bill.

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby vacaman » Fri Jul 09, 2010 2:15 am

Made my hard acceptance yesterday. Congrats to all who have gotten in, and best of luck to those still waiting with bated breath.

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby A'nold » Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:53 pm

So....what up with Berkeley? Have they sent out rejections yet? Or do they just wait until the end to send out a large jumble of them?

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby WesttoEast » Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:29 pm

I would think that many rejections will be sent out shortly after July 15th, no?

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby transfertransfer » Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:31 pm

i still haven't heard anything either way, and i've been under review since 6/22. was hoping to make a lateral-ish transfer for personal reasons. oh well.

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby Dman » Fri Jul 09, 2010 2:30 pm

transfertransfer wrote:i still haven't heard anything either way, and i've been under review since 6/22.


I am in the same boat. I am trying to hold out for Berkeley but the July 15th deposit deadline is coming fast.

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby rynabrius » Fri Jul 09, 2010 3:18 pm

I have not received my snailmail packet, nor have I heard anything about a deposit deadline from Berkeley. I wonder if that means I can wait a bit longer... :)

(Gee, maybe the rule about third party retraction of an offer comes into play.)

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby shmoo597 » Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:39 pm

I have it second hand that a berkeley adcom said that they try to have everything wrapped up by the 15th - so don't hold your breath about a wave of post july 15th acceptances.

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby WesttoEast » Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:30 pm

That's a huge bummer, although believable.

I just don't see how that works though. They make people confirm their plans to attend on that date -- so wouldn't they almost certainly have some newly opened slots again, from those who aren't going to matriculate? What about filling the slots of those (and there are certain to be some) who pay their seat deposit anyway, but are still waiting on Stanford, CLS and other schools?

Also, haven't we heard of some people who are offered a transfer slot almost right up until the first day of class, or does that sort of thing only happen for 1L admissions cycles?

How trustworthy is your source?

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby transfer333 » Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:51 pm

Though the admissions letter did say to respond by July 15 "in fairness to our other transfer applicants."

Seems to suggest that at least some additional offers will be made after the 15th.

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby Pilaf Rocket » Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:50 pm

My speculation:

I have been in review since 6/22. I have a large deposit due for another school Thursday so I politely asked if I could get a decision before then. The (exceptionally) nice Adcom lady said to send an email, and it's up to the Dean if he will release his decision early. I asked if this would hurt my chances at all, and she said it would not.

An hour later I got a rejection email. My guess is they have an internal waitlist, and after July 15th, they'll pull a couple of people off that list to replace those who decide to go for HYS. I must have been a clear reject but they wanted to send out all the rejections at the same time.

Complete speculation. Who knows.

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby shmoo597 » Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:13 pm

WesttoEast wrote:That's a huge bummer, although believable.

I just don't see how that works though. They make people confirm their plans to attend on that date -- so wouldn't they almost certainly have some newly opened slots again, from those who aren't going to matriculate? What about filling the slots of those (and there are certain to be some) who pay their seat deposit anyway, but are still waiting on Stanford, CLS and other schools?

Also, haven't we heard of some people who are offered a transfer slot almost right up until the first day of class, or does that sort of thing only happen for 1L admissions cycles?

How trustworthy is your source?


My source is a friend who was accepted by berkeley 2 weeks ago.

My guess is that they try to guess their yield, and make the vast majority of their offers before july 15th - that way, they can capture some of the best students who would otherwise go to HYS.

However I also don't think they will offer NO spots after july 15th. I think there probably will be some acceptances post july 15th, but not a major wave.

For anyone who went through this last year - were people accepted up until august?

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby stinger35 » Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:24 pm

I know there is apparently a ton of housing options but I want to live as close as possible to the law school. Considering I don't know a single person out there and have only been to San Fran (8 years ago), I figure I better at least be close to school.

I was wondering what address I should be google mapping to when looking at these craigslist places. There are a bunch of different addresses on the website and I dont want to end up linking to something on the UG campus.

Thanks. (any other suggestions are welcome)

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby Journeybound » Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:13 am

Stinger, I just went two weeks ago to visit for my first time. I'm married, so I'm trying to get away from the campus (it's expensive!). But, I noticed that most of the close student housing is directly south of the campus (Around telegraph avenue I think). All the frat houses and such are south eastish, up at the top of the hill. Directly north in the hills is nice pricier type housing, and west from campus is not as nice.

Actually, I walked into a few of the apartments that I found on craigslist. Make sure that you do a walk through. The few apartments that I saw looked great on craigslist but crappy in person. My wife will be spending an entire week at the end of August looking for a place. GL.

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby Rotor » Tue Jul 13, 2010 2:37 am

stinger35 wrote:I know there is apparently a ton of housing options but I want to live as close as possible to the law school. Considering I don't know a single person out there and have only been to San Fran (8 years ago), I figure I better at least be close to school.

I was wondering what address I should be google mapping to when looking at these craigslist places. There are a bunch of different addresses on the website and I dont want to end up linking to something on the UG campus.

Thanks. (any other suggestions are welcome)

It's the Bancroft Way address (~2750 Bancroft way gets you close).

FYI, it's on the SE corner of the main campus, across the street from the stadium (as the most visible nearby landmark)

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby uhoh1234 » Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:41 pm

You can all tell me I'm a terrible person for this (and I am, I know), but can someone tell me honestly -- what happens if you say yes to Boalt tomorrow, but DON'T withdraw HYS apps? If you tell Boalt yes tomorrow (when they absolutely know that HYS have just barely started admitting) then in a week or two get in to HYS, is Boalt going to tell that school? And can that school then withdraw your offer of admission? Or are you just a bad person? Somehow, the lack of seat deposit/ "word of honor" makes it seem way worse.

I'm sorry this is jerky, but I find it hard to believe that I'm the only person who has this on their mind... anyone know what the repercussions of this might be?

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby Hopinglaw » Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:57 pm

uhoh1234 wrote:You can all tell me I'm a terrible person for this (and I am, I know), but can someone tell me honestly -- what happens if you say yes to Boalt tomorrow, but DON'T withdraw HYS apps? If you tell Boalt yes tomorrow (when they absolutely know that HYS have just barely started admitting) then in a week or two get in to HYS, is Boalt going to tell that school? And can that school then withdraw your offer of admission? Or are you just a bad person? Somehow, the lack of seat deposit/ "word of honor" makes it seem way worse.

I'm sorry this is jerky, but I find it hard to believe that I'm the only person who has this on their mind... anyone know what the repercussions of this might be?


have you called and told Stanford of your dilemma. If so, did they say they might be able to make a decision by July 15th?

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby uhoh1234 » Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:02 pm

Hopinglaw wrote:
uhoh1234 wrote:You can all tell me I'm a terrible person for this (and I am, I know), but can someone tell me honestly -- what happens if you say yes to Boalt tomorrow, but DON'T withdraw HYS apps? If you tell Boalt yes tomorrow (when they absolutely know that HYS have just barely started admitting) then in a week or two get in to HYS, is Boalt going to tell that school? And can that school then withdraw your offer of admission? Or are you just a bad person? Somehow, the lack of seat deposit/ "word of honor" makes it seem way worse.

I'm sorry this is jerky, but I find it hard to believe that I'm the only person who has this on their mind... anyone know what the repercussions of this might be?


have you called and told Stanford of your dilemma. If so, did they say they might be able to make a decision by July 15th?


yup...it seems, however, that the world waits on SLS/HLS. No promises to make a decision in time.

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby solidsnake » Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:10 pm

uhoh1234 wrote:You can all tell me I'm a terrible person for this (and I am, I know), but can someone tell me honestly -- what happens if you say yes to Boalt tomorrow, but DON'T withdraw HYS apps? If you tell Boalt yes tomorrow (when they absolutely know that HYS have just barely started admitting) then in a week or two get in to HYS, is Boalt going to tell that school? And can that school then withdraw your offer of admission? Or are you just a bad person? Somehow, the lack of seat deposit/ "word of honor" makes it seem way worse.

I'm sorry this is jerky, but I find it hard to believe that I'm the only person who has this on their mind... anyone know what the repercussions of this might be?


I'd be worried about C&F. Your intention to commit will likely be reported to LSAC, which then likely notifies other schools to which you are applying. Assuming you renege for a different school, I would worry that LSAC (via the reneged school) would let the Bar know of your dishonesty (when the Bar requests your law school info, do they request a LSAC report as well to look for any kind of reported violations?) I wouldn't be surprised if they did; but this is admittedly all (paranoid) speculation.

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby yeoob » Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:36 pm

WOW....I never even thought of the repercussions......I guess everyone needs to stand by what they commit to.

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby shmoo597 » Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:42 pm

So what are you guys (with acceptances and pending apps elsewhere) doing?

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby nleefer » Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:20 pm

I'll be committing around lunchtime tomorrow. Still waiting on Stanford.

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby Bankhead » Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:29 pm

nleefer wrote:I'll be committing around lunchtime tomorrow. Still waiting on Stanford.


So what happens if you get into S? Will you be committing an ethical breach by committing to Berkeley and then breaking your commitment to Berkeley to commit to S?




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