Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

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random5483
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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby random5483 » Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:15 pm

I know this is probably a silly question, but should I sent an official Fall transcript with my application? I know I need to give unofficial/official Spring grades the moment I get them (probably mid june), but do I need to also send an official Fall transcript now? The instructions don't ask for one, but would it help?

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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby zomginternets » Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:17 pm

Couldn't hurt.

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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby keg411 » Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:36 pm

Doesn't Berkeley want transcripts sent directly and not through LSAC? Or will they get fall grades through LSAC anyway as long as we send them there?

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Receipt of Application Notice?

Postby bkwhopper » Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:51 pm

Has anybody received notification that Boalt has received their application? I applied on 4/3 and haven't heard anything since.

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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby zomginternets » Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:01 am

I would send them directly if that's what they want, even if it is just fall grades.

bkwhopper wrote:Has anybody received notification that Boalt has received their application? I applied on 4/3 and haven't heard anything since.


Applied on 4/1 and haven't heard anything either. Getting antsy.

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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby random5483 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:41 pm

keg411 wrote:Doesn't Berkeley want transcripts sent directly and not through LSAC? Or will they get fall grades through LSAC anyway as long as we send them there?



Most schools want transcripts sent directly to them for transfers. My question was should I send a Fall transcript with my application in mid-May, and a another transcript after Spring grades come out.

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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby keg411 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:58 pm

random5483 wrote:
keg411 wrote:Doesn't Berkeley want transcripts sent directly and not through LSAC? Or will they get fall grades through LSAC anyway as long as we send them there?



Most schools want transcripts sent directly to them for transfers. My question was should I send a Fall transcript with my application in mid-May, and a another transcript after Spring grades come out.


That's what I was curious about too, but said it poorly :lol:.
I have a spreadsheet of how each of the schools want grades (and a bunch of other stuff) :oops: .

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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby zomginternets » Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:03 am

bump. anyone got status checker log in info yet?

it's been almost 3 weeks since I applied.. I think I'm calling the office of admissions if I don't get one by Friday morning.

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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby thrillerjesus » Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:51 am

Same here. Applied 4/1. No email yet.

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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby thrillerjesus » Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:56 pm

Bump.

Anyone have any confirmation of receipt of application yet?

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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby zomginternets » Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:52 pm

Nothing yet...

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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby zomginternets » Mon May 09, 2011 8:54 pm

Status checker info received today. I had to e-mail them for it.

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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby FireNextTime » Thu May 12, 2011 5:34 pm

Just sent my app, resume and PS.

Long shot for me. Last semester put me at Hastings' top 15%, at least based on prior year's rankings. That's obviously not enough. I need really extra awesome grades this Spring to put me in the top 10%, which still is only a far outside chance.

But I had $91 burning a hole in my pocket. So what the hell, right?

Fingers crossed. Good luck all.

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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby nleefer » Thu May 12, 2011 5:49 pm

Good luck everyone. Transferring to Boalt was a great move for me, I couldn't be happier.

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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby keg411 » Thu May 12, 2011 6:03 pm

Hoping to get my app out tomorrow. Scrapped the PS I was working on before exams; hopefully the new one will be better.

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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby missinglink » Thu May 12, 2011 9:57 pm

Well, I've decided to mosey on over here from the Chicago ED thread. Now that I'm a RD candidate, it's time to spread applications out to more T14 schools I think.

My school's writing competition starts on Friday, so I'll just split my time between those two. I'm not looking forward to writing yet another PS. My Chicago statement was very specific, so I can't realistically reuse it.

Should I try to get letters of rec from spring semester professors, or are the two from fall semester profs sufficient? I'm thinking I don't need them, but who knows.

Getting in at Berkeley would certainly make moving easier. Instead of driving clear across the country, I'd just have to drive across the Bay. My location is also what makes getting into Berkeley more difficult I think. I'd be willing to bet a good chunk of the top 10% will throw an app at Berkeley.

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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby Zazelmaf » Fri May 13, 2011 8:42 am

Does it matter when we apply if our letters of recommendation have not got back to LSAC? One is there, and the other was sent last night. If I apply now, will LSAC forward them later on, or does it all have to be done at once? Does Berkeley look at application before it's complete, or take note of the fact it was sent early even though not yet complete?

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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby Lawquacious » Sun May 15, 2011 5:56 am

I think I missed the boat on this one for a couple of reasons (prob won't be close to the top 3-5% they mention as a cutoff for being competitive, and also I didn't realize how much of an advantage applying early can apparently provide).

I still plan to send an application though...

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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby keg411 » Sun May 15, 2011 10:28 am

App sent yesterday. Hopefully this isn't too late. I'm in Berkeley's grade range now, but who knows after spring grades :? .

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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby jstn1104 » Sun May 15, 2011 11:31 am

keg411 wrote:App sent yesterday. Hopefully this isn't too late. I'm in Berkeley's grade range now, but who knows after spring grades :? .


What is Berkeley's grade range? Based on first semester, I'm pretty sure I'm toward the very top of my class. Who knows after second semester.

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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby missinglink » Sun May 15, 2011 11:35 am

keg411 wrote:App sent yesterday. Hopefully this isn't too late. I'm in Berkeley's grade range now, but who knows after spring grades :? .

I don't see how it could possibly be too late. Considering they'll need your spring grades in a month or so.

Or at least that's what I'm telling myself. :D

For me it comes down to consistent performance I think. If I repeat, I'm fine. If I drop ... :oops:

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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby keg411 » Sun May 15, 2011 11:43 am

jstn1104 wrote:
keg411 wrote:App sent yesterday. Hopefully this isn't too late. I'm in Berkeley's grade range now, but who knows after spring grades :? .


What is Berkeley's grade range? Based on first semester, I'm pretty sure I'm toward the very top of my class. Who knows after second semester.


On their website it says top 3-5% is competitive, but it really depends on the school you go to currently.
Also, missinglink, I'm in the same place as you. A repeat will put me in solid shape. If I drop, I might be screwed.

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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby jstn1104 » Sun May 15, 2011 11:50 am

keg411 wrote:
jstn1104 wrote:
keg411 wrote:App sent yesterday. Hopefully this isn't too late. I'm in Berkeley's grade range now, but who knows after spring grades :? .


What is Berkeley's grade range? Based on first semester, I'm pretty sure I'm toward the very top of my class. Who knows after second semester.


On their website it says top 3-5% is competitive, but it really depends on the school you go to currently.
Also, missinglink, I'm in the same place as you. A repeat will put me in solid shape. If I drop, I might be screwed.


Cool thanks. I'm pretty sure I'm in the top 3% now (at a top 50 school)....hopefully I'll still be there when grades come in. Seems like Berkeley takes a lot of transfers.

I applied a couple weeks ago and just need to update them with my grades.

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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby keg411 » Tue May 17, 2011 5:24 pm

Status checker received :). Now... to wait for Spring grades :? .

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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby FireNextTime » Tue May 17, 2011 6:26 pm

keg411 wrote:Status checker received :). Now... to wait for Spring grades :? .


Same here. I checked it out, then I had a big rush of nostalgia for this time last year. Then I got heartburn. Gonna be a tough 2-3 weeks waiting for grades.




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