Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

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katertot74
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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby katertot74 » Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:05 pm

Accepted today via email. I have to accept by July 5 with no deposit required. Likely accepting unless I get NYU or Columbia where my partner is studying.

My Stats:
T2 in CA
Top 3-5%

smiley
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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby smiley » Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:09 pm

so does this mean those of us without an acceptance today are out?

UR 6/13
Top 6-8%
T20

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uzpakalis
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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby uzpakalis » Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:43 pm

smiley wrote:so does this mean those of us without an acceptance today are out?

UR 6/13
Top 6-8%
T20


Well, if you're out, I'm def out.

:( :( :(

jstn1104
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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby jstn1104 » Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:48 pm

smiley wrote:so does this mean those of us without an acceptance today are out?

UR 6/13
Top 6-8%
T20


I'd be surprised if you were out with those stats.

I'm really hoping I'm not either. :|

smiley
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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby smiley » Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:54 pm

*sniffles* let's hold out hope!

keg411
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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby keg411 » Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:57 pm

Haven't heard anything either (and I was UR 6/9). Meh.

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uzpakalis
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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby uzpakalis » Wed Jun 22, 2011 11:06 pm

keg411 wrote:Haven't heard anything either (and I was UR 6/9). Meh.


Ditto

SpyderWishbone
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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby SpyderWishbone » Wed Jun 22, 2011 11:18 pm

My stats

U/R 6/16
Mid T1 in CA
Top 10%

My friend received her acceptance email today.

Her Stats
UR 6/16
Same tier
Top 6%

Oh well. :?

keg411
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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby keg411 » Wed Jun 22, 2011 11:28 pm

With all of the CA acceptances, there is ZERO chance Berkeley is taking my east coast self :lol:.

Nacirema
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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby Nacirema » Wed Jun 22, 2011 11:45 pm

Top 1% at 90s School......and nothing yet =(

missinglink
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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby missinglink » Thu Jun 23, 2011 3:06 am

keg411 wrote:With all of the CA acceptances, there is ZERO chance Berkeley is taking my east coast self :lol:.

I dunno. I see it kind of differently. With a lot of CA acceptances, they might be looking for regional diversity.

I really wasn't expecting to be contacted in the first wave anyways. My GPA is definitely on the bubble.

catecureuil
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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby catecureuil » Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:00 am

Under Review 6/16
School: East coast T2 in the 60s
GPA: 4.00
Rank: Top 1%

Received acceptance e-mail yesterday afternoon. Kinda freaking out about this 7/5 deadline.

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uzpakalis
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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby uzpakalis » Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:11 am

catecureuil wrote:Under Review 6/16
School: East coast T2 in the 60s
GPA: 4.00
Rank: Top 1%

Received acceptance e-mail yesterday afternoon. Kinda freaking out about this 7/5 deadline.


Congrats!

keg411
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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby keg411 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:28 am

catecureuil wrote:Under Review 6/16
School: East coast T2 in the 60s
GPA: 4.00
Rank: Top 1%

Received acceptance e-mail yesterday afternoon. Kinda freaking out about this 7/5 deadline.


Looks like my speculation was wrong. Congrats!

catecureuil
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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby catecureuil » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:38 am

keg411 wrote:
catecureuil wrote:Under Review 6/16
School: East coast T2 in the 60s
GPA: 4.00
Rank: Top 1%

Received acceptance e-mail yesterday afternoon. Kinda freaking out about this 7/5 deadline.


Looks like my speculation was wrong. Congrats!


Thanks :D!

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Regionality
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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby Regionality » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:55 am

still waiting!

FireNextTime
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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby FireNextTime » Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:00 pm

Admissions Office opens in about 30 seconds. I think today is the day for lots of movement.

If only I could check my personal e-mail from work.

missinglink
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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby missinglink » Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:26 pm

FireNextTime wrote:Admissions Office opens in about 30 seconds. I think today is the day for lots of movement.

If only I could check my personal e-mail from work.

Physically can't check the email, or ethically won't check your email? :mrgreen:

Nacirema
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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby Nacirema » Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:46 pm

With the 7/5 deadline I think we need to be accepted today or Friday...otherwise GG Berkeley........GG

bleedcubbieblue
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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby bleedcubbieblue » Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:50 pm

Nacirema wrote:With the 7/5 deadline I think we need to be accepted today or Friday...otherwise GG Berkeley........GG


Or soon after the 5th due to peeps that are accepted and choose to decline the offer.

missinglink
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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby missinglink » Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:58 pm

It's interesting that they moved up the response deadline from 7/15 to 7/5. That will certainly put some people in a bind, as other schools will certainly *not* have gotten back to people by the 5th.

Nacirema
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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby Nacirema » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:03 pm

missinglink wrote:It's interesting that they moved up the response deadline from 7/15 to 7/5. That will certainly put some people in a bind, as other schools will certainly *not* have gotten back to people by the 5th.


Its def a good strategy on their part. Would you risk declining an offer from Berk to see if you got into Stanford? I dont think I could take that risk...

FireNextTime
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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby FireNextTime » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:05 pm

missinglink wrote:
FireNextTime wrote:Admissions Office opens in about 30 seconds. I think today is the day for lots of movement.

If only I could check my personal e-mail from work.

Physically can't check the email, or ethically won't check your email? :mrgreen:


I can't do it. They block access gmail/yahoo/etc.

Instead, I just keep refreshing my status checker, which I for some reason CAN access.

FireNextTime
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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby FireNextTime » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:15 pm

I've been wary of sharing this rumor, since that's what it is. And like third-degree rumor at that.

But a co-worker has a friend who transferred to Boalt last year. He said she said (!) that transfers did well enough at OCI that the "regular" students got pissed. Supposedly the administration told them that they would cut the transfer class this year.

Two good reasons not to believe this. First, the Telephone Game effect here is probably outrageous; this thing probably very out of whack to what, if anything, the administration actually said about transfers.

Second, Boalt, like most law schools, has budget problems. And transfer students are budget solutions. Would you turn down free money just to satisfy existing students who already have - supposedly - been harmed by your transfer policies? No. And would you be worried about rising 2Ls who might be angry - and unreasonably so - if you bring in a sizable transfer class? Of course not. They're locked in already. What are they gonna do?

On the other hand. It's possible. Anybody else hear anything like this?

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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby Regionality » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:37 pm

katertot74 wrote:Accepted today via email. I have to accept by July 5 with no deposit required. Likely accepting unless I get NYU or Columbia where my partner is studying.

My Stats:
T2 in CA
Top 3-5%


In order to accept you just tell them you're enrolling?




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