Transfer to Berkeley waiting thread 2012

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udonisandtrinity
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Re: Transfer to Berkeley waiting thread 2012

Postby udonisandtrinity » Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:20 pm

Second wave of decisions rendered?
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transferapplicant
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Re: Transfer to Berkeley waiting thread 2012

Postby transferapplicant » Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:03 pm

udonisandtrinity wrote:I wasn't notified. Does this mean, I'm out?


until you receive word one way of the other, I would think it is still under consideration. I recall reading somewhere (maybe even this thread) that they send them out in separate batches.

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drmguy
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Re: Transfer to Berkeley waiting thread 2012

Postby drmguy » Wed Jun 27, 2012 3:10 pm

drmguy wrote:Under review

TT 90s 3.76(top 5%)
Cali resident + ties

Just admitted

I am shaking from excitement
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InnocuousDiatribe
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Re: Transfer to Berkeley waiting thread 2012

Postby InnocuousDiatribe » Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:58 pm

drmguy wrote:
drmguy wrote:Under review

TT 90s 3.78(top 5%)
Cali resident + ties

Just admitted

I am shaking from excitement

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!

grok123
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Re: Transfer to Berkeley waiting thread 2012

Postby grok123 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:19 pm

drmguy wrote:
drmguy wrote:Under review

TT 90s 3.78(top 5%)
Cali resident + ties

Just admitted

I am shaking from excitement



Congrats. Out of curiosity when do you need to notify them by?

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drmguy
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Re: Transfer to Berkeley waiting thread 2012

Postby drmguy » Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:30 pm

grok123 wrote:
drmguy wrote:
drmguy wrote:Under review

TT 90s 3.78(top 5%)
Cali resident + ties

Just admitted

I am shaking from excitement



Congrats. Out of curiosity when do you need to notify them by?

July 11

Xferr
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Re: Transfer to Berkeley waiting thread 2012

Postby Xferr » Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:55 pm

drmguy wrote:
grok123 wrote:
drmguy wrote:
drmguy wrote:Under review

TT 90s 3.78(top 5%)
Cali resident + ties

Just admitted

I am shaking from excitement



Congrats. Out of curiosity when do you need to notify them by?

July 11


That's hilarious. I asked them for an extension, and they gave me until the 11th.

Congrats man.

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lisavj
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Re: Transfer to Berkeley waiting thread 2012

Postby lisavj » Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:07 pm

Xferr wrote:
I asked them for an extension, and they gave me until the 11th.



We can get those? Rock star.

Congrats drm!!

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drmguy
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Re: Transfer to Berkeley waiting thread 2012

Postby drmguy » Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:25 pm

lisavj wrote:
Xferr wrote:
I asked them for an extension, and they gave me until the 11th.



We can get those? Rock star.

Congrats drm!!

I have admired Berkeley since high school, and I couldn't be happier about attending next year.

etonses
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Re: Transfer to Berkeley waiting thread 2012

Postby etonses » Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:51 pm

Anyone still waiting? I went "in review" on June 21.

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Re: Transfer to Berkeley waiting thread 2012

Postby heeloftar » Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:53 pm

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etonses
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Re: Transfer to Berkeley waiting thread 2012

Postby etonses » Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:35 pm

heeloftar wrote:
etonses wrote:Anyone still waiting? I went "in review" on June 21.


I haven't seen anyone post that they got dinged, so I'd imagine that there's a whole gob of us waiting for that thin envelope.


Yeah, I'm wondering if there was a second batch that went out today considering that someone above was accepted...

yabuddy
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Re: Transfer to Berkeley waiting thread 2012

Postby yabuddy » Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:08 pm

etonses wrote:
heeloftar wrote:
etonses wrote:Anyone still waiting? I went "in review" on June 21.


I haven't seen anyone post that they got dinged, so I'd imagine that there's a whole gob of us waiting for that thin envelope.


Yeah, I'm wondering if there was a second batch that went out today considering that someone above was accepted...



I also got an acceptance today

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Re: Transfer to Berkeley waiting thread 2012

Postby Skyblaze » Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:47 pm

I got an acceptance today too! Yahoo!

3.83 Top 30 in CA.

Any idea on what to do with other school apps out there? I still have a long shot app out there to Harvard. Should I withdraw the app with an acceptance? I most certainly won't hear from them before July 11th. What's most professional here?

GBluth69
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Re: Transfer to Berkeley waiting thread 2012

Postby GBluth69 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:22 am

Yes, can someone tell me about the procedure for accepting an early offer?

I am very interested in Cal and was fortunate to be accepted, but I have strong personal reasons to be waiting out an offer on the East Coast that will not come before my deadline for acceptance. Is it an ethical violation to accept and later withdraw? What about writing on/signing up for OCI? Any past exp. or current thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

Skyblaze
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Re: Transfer to Berkeley waiting thread 2012

Postby Skyblaze » Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:12 am

The exact text from the offer is as follows if its at all helpful: "Since integrity, candor, and keeping one's word are characteristics vital in your chosen profession, I will indicate my trust in you by not requiring a deposit at any time."

yabuddy
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Re: Transfer to Berkeley waiting thread 2012

Postby yabuddy » Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:21 am

Does anyone have info on how transfers have done (generally) at Berkeley OCI?

in_reverie
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Re: Transfer to Berkeley waiting thread 2012

Postby in_reverie » Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:01 pm

yabuddy wrote:Does anyone have info on how transfers have done (generally) at Berkeley OCI?

Very interested in this. Boalt also has that unorthodox OCI system where students, not employers, dictate who is interviewed. Maybe that helps.

I'm curious when you all plan on looking at housing, and where the best spots are? I'd love to live with another Boalt student or two if we can manage it.

Skyblaze
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Re: Transfer to Berkeley waiting thread 2012

Postby Skyblaze » Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:08 am

I'm looking now for places to live. PM me.

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Re: Transfer to Berkeley waiting thread 2012

Postby keg411 » Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:25 am

drmguy wrote:
drmguy wrote:Under review

TT 90s 3.78(top 5%)
Cali resident + ties

Just admitted

I am shaking from excitement


Residency for Berkeley definitely makes a serious difference. Was rejected with your #'s last year from the same school, so that should feel great for you :D. Best of luck back in Cali, and I'm super happy for you.

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InnocuousDiatribe
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Re: Transfer to Berkeley waiting thread 2012

Postby InnocuousDiatribe » Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:35 pm

I lived in Cali for 7 years, have LOTS of family there, and several berkeley (UG) alumni in the family--none of which I mentioned in my PS because I am a goddamn idiot. D'oh.

3L Student
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Re: Transfer to Berkeley waiting thread 2012

Postby 3L Student » Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:16 pm

Transfers did amazing. Most cracked V50, many V20s. And 90% had BigLaw jobs after OCI. I think everyone ended up with a job by graduation from Class of 2012.

etonses
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Re: Transfer to Berkeley waiting thread 2012

Postby etonses » Sun Jul 01, 2012 2:01 am

Anyone get dinged?

lawschoolisfun2012
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Re: Transfer to Berkeley waiting thread 2012

Postby lawschoolisfun2012 » Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:06 am

Waiting as of June 11th. Guess I am out? T2, 7/309 rank. 3.76 gpa. Ties and IP. O well, my school increased scholarship and I'm in at UCLA. Only Berkeley would make me transfer....transfer is too tough without assurance of top placement.

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Re: Transfer to Berkeley waiting thread 2012

Postby fish52 » Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:18 pm

3L Student wrote:Transfers did amazing. Most cracked V50, many V20s. And 90% had BigLaw jobs after OCI. I think everyone ended up with a job by graduation from Class of 2012.

I thought you struck out during 2L OCI and got your job through 3L OCI?

My understanding is that transfers are viewed in light of the school from which they transferred- if you were top 5% at your old school, and the firm would normally consider someone in the top 5% at your old school, then you have a shot at the firm. Transferring just offers you greater access to more firms through OCI, but it's not as though they ignore where you transferred from. Perhaps this isn't true?




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