Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

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nleefer
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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby nleefer » Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:02 pm

Bankhead wrote:
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?


No when I commit I'll be withdrawing from Stanford.

shmoo597
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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby shmoo597 » Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:59 am

Ok its the 15th! Hopefully new acceptances will begin tomorrow. Hopefully....

stinger35
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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby stinger35 » Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:02 am

I'll be withdrawing today, so hopefully that opens a spot for you guys.

charliebear
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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby charliebear » Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:39 am

Thanks, stinger. Enjoy Mich!

shmoo597
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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby shmoo597 » Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:01 pm

I know of one other withdrawal as well.

Question: this cycle seems very competitive - have there been ANY acceptances of people outside the top 10% of their class? I'm 10-15% at a t20, and I'm not liking my chances...

rynabrius
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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby rynabrius » Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:35 pm

o/\o
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27AppleTarts
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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby 27AppleTarts » Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:37 pm

UCLA doesn't rank, but I think I'm 10-15% with a 3.7. I'm in at Berkeley and Chicago.

transfer333
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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby transfer333 » Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:42 pm

Accepting today.

Withdrew from UCLA and Georgetown.

Bankhead
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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby Bankhead » Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:54 pm

I don't think each individual withdraw helps others get in. I think what they do is that they admit a certain amount knowing that a percentage (which they calculate from an average of years past) will withdraw. So it's arranged beforehand and factored in.

WesttoEast
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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby WesttoEast » Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:05 pm

If that's the case, why not send out a slew of rejections then - instead of string several hundred people along? I can understand keeping a few people around (e.g. a few dozen) as a sort of contingency plan - but you'd think they would just reject the others in that case.

shmoo597
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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby shmoo597 » Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:24 pm

As discussed before, I don't think there is going to be a giant wave of acceptances. However, I would not be surprised at all if there are at least some new acceptances tomorrow and maybe early next week. There's gotta be. They probabaly have already reviewed everything and have a waitlist they will go off to reach their target incoming transfer class size.

nleefer
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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby nleefer » Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:39 pm

I've officially committed to Berkeley, so I hope to see a bunch of you there next month! Good luck to anyone still waiting, I'd bet a few more offers come out this week and next.

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby Hopinglaw » Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:42 pm

nleefer wrote:I've officially committed to Berkeley, so I hope to see a bunch of you there next month! Good luck to anyone still waiting, I'd bet a few more offers come out this week and next.


did you officially withdraw from stanford / did you call them before to let them know you needed a decision?

nleefer
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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby nleefer » Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:48 pm

Hopinglaw wrote:
nleefer wrote:I've officially committed to Berkeley, so I hope to see a bunch of you there next month! Good luck to anyone still waiting, I'd bet a few more offers come out this week and next.


did you officially withdraw from stanford / did you call them before to let them know you needed a decision?


I've been in touch with them for some time, but they kept telling me the same thing. Basically that they would try to get a decision out, but they couldn't promise anything. I'll be calling their office this afternoon to withdraw.

Bankhead
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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby Bankhead » Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:34 pm

I was just rejected from this school!

T30, 10-15%

supa2001
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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby supa2001 » Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:38 pm

Bankhead wrote:I was just rejected from this school!

T30, 10-15%


Same.. T3 10%

buslaw4302
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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby buslaw4302 » Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:41 pm

just received the email as well, T20 5-10%

confused111
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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby confused111 » Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:41 pm

Also denied. School doesn't rank, but I should be near the top at a T2.

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A'nold
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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby A'nold » Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:43 pm

Outy. That, folks, completes my sweep of the t14. :wink: I really wouldn't have applied if I had known my rank in advance of sending the apps out, so meh. I had a tiny, TINY hope that since Berkeley "looks at the entire applicant" they might have given me my biggest reach, but I was 99.9% this wasn't going to happen. I just wish I'd get a freaking acceptance to at least one of my targets already....

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interalia
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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby interalia » Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:46 pm

buslaw4302 wrote:just received the email as well, T20 5-10%


+1. I'm honored to be rejected. It feels so absurd.

doublethink
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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby doublethink » Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:48 pm

Out as well

T2/ top 10%

WesttoEast
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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby WesttoEast » Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:48 pm

Also rejected, >top 5%, low 40's school

zcc2012
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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby zcc2012 » Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:51 pm

Rejected as well

documentaryjunkie
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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby documentaryjunkie » Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:55 pm

ditto

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby shmoo597 » Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:27 pm

rejected, top 10-15% t20. I have to wonder why those asshole strung us along for so long




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