UC Berkeley Transfer Thread 2015

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Cerberaus
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Re: UC Berkeley Transfer Thread 2015

Postby Cerberaus » Fri Jun 26, 2015 1:58 pm

I was accepted within the past few minutes and via email.

sumaznboi12
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Re: UC Berkeley Transfer Thread 2015

Postby sumaznboi12 » Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:19 pm

Just got accepted via email.

Stats: Santa Clara University and top 5%.

SXNW
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Re: UC Berkeley Transfer Thread 2015

Postby SXNW » Fri Jun 26, 2015 8:26 pm

Accepted by email this morning. TTT top 1%.

californiagurlll
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Re: UC Berkeley Transfer Thread 2015

Postby californiagurlll » Sat Jun 27, 2015 1:22 pm

Admitted yesterday morning via email!

T1 in CA, top 10%. From CA.

I am slightly freaking out because I just don't know what I'm going to do!

droopy999
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Re: UC Berkeley Transfer Thread 2015

Postby droopy999 » Sat Jun 27, 2015 9:45 pm

has there been any rejections sent out yet, or does UCB wait till later in July to send out rejections?

JTroy
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Re: UC Berkeley Transfer Thread 2015

Postby JTroy » Mon Jun 29, 2015 2:54 pm

In via e-mail 6/26. Lower T2 top ~5%.

unedibleman
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Re: UC Berkeley Transfer Thread 2015

Postby unedibleman » Wed Jul 01, 2015 1:21 am

Brace yourselves.

The dings are coming.

Elleonleo
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Re: UC Berkeley Transfer Thread 2015

Postby Elleonleo » Wed Jul 01, 2015 1:42 am

To peeps that were accepted, have y'all gotten need aid information yet? I've submitted what I needed and emailed them but haven't heard back about this yet.

Hope y'all still waiting get some good news soon.

Cerberaus
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Re: UC Berkeley Transfer Thread 2015

Postby Cerberaus » Wed Jul 01, 2015 7:30 am

Elleonleo wrote:To peeps that were accepted, have y'all gotten need aid information yet? I've submitted what I needed and emailed them but haven't heard back about this yet.

Hope y'all still waiting get some good news soon.


I'm unable to comment on this. I have the GI Bill and am waiting to hear how much of tuition is covered. But I doubt I'll need financial aid on top of that.

about_time
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Re: UC Berkeley Transfer Thread 2015

Postby about_time » Thu Jul 02, 2015 1:20 pm

about_time wrote:Still under review, T1, top 12-13%, Bay Area ties, extensive experience in IP.


ding. Oh well.

Cerberaus
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Re: UC Berkeley Transfer Thread 2015

Postby Cerberaus » Thu Jul 02, 2015 1:25 pm

about_time wrote:
about_time wrote:Still under review, T1, top 12-13%, Bay Area ties, extensive experience in IP.


ding. Oh well.


I'm actually surprised.

unedibleman
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Re: UC Berkeley Transfer Thread 2015

Postby unedibleman » Thu Jul 02, 2015 2:25 pm

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TTtop13pct
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Re: UC Berkeley Transfer Thread 2015

Postby TTtop13pct » Thu Jul 02, 2015 2:40 pm

jesus there are some rough dings in here

Elleonleo
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Re: UC Berkeley Transfer Thread 2015

Postby Elleonleo » Thu Jul 02, 2015 10:27 pm

Did anyone who got in get this email about financial aid (no longer offering need based but instead offering some kind of scholarship)? It is essentially incomprehensible what it ACTUALLY means. What would be the practical difference between what they were going to offer (need based) and this? Is this just a way for them to offer you less? Any thoughts?

registering
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Re: UC Berkeley Transfer Thread 2015

Postby registering » Sat Jul 04, 2015 2:47 am

Elleonleo wrote:Did anyone who got in get this email about financial aid (no longer offering need based but instead offering some kind of scholarship)? It is essentially incomprehensible what it ACTUALLY means. What would be the practical difference between what they were going to offer (need based) and this? Is this just a way for them to offer you less? Any thoughts?


I took it to mean they might give money, but I have no idea what the hell this merit/need scholarship chimera they talk about actually is. The requirement to put your parents' income unless you're 30 is really bizarre too.

Elleonleo
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Re: UC Berkeley Transfer Thread 2015

Postby Elleonleo » Sat Jul 04, 2015 12:09 pm

Ha yeah I dunno what in heavens they are talking about. Also remember that there are two ways to demonstrate independence, one is to just be 30 or over, and the other is to give them 5 years of tax forms indicating independence throughout that time.

JTroy
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Re: UC Berkeley Transfer Thread 2015

Postby JTroy » Mon Jul 06, 2015 5:29 pm

Does anyone have any input on what kind of aid transfer students have received historically? I'm an out of state student and it's gonna cost me $250 to order exact copies of my past five tax returns and another two weeks for them to arrive by snail mail.

Elleonleo
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Re: UC Berkeley Transfer Thread 2015

Postby Elleonleo » Tue Jul 07, 2015 11:42 pm

I would love more info on this as well!
Thanks

starluck
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Re: UC Berkeley Transfer Thread 2015

Postby starluck » Wed Jul 08, 2015 12:07 am

I transferred 2 years ago to Berkeley (just graduated). I received aid (20-25k) both years I was at Berkeley. BUT, I didn't hear of any other transfers getting money and I know a lot of them for sure didn't.

jphiggo
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Re: UC Berkeley Transfer Thread 2015

Postby jphiggo » Wed Jul 08, 2015 12:11 am

starluck wrote:I transferred 2 years ago to Berkeley (just graduated). I received aid (20-25k) both years I was at Berkeley. BUT, I didn't hear of any other transfers getting money and I know a lot of them for sure didn't.


Thanks for stopping by. Would you mind sharing your experience with transferring to B? Was it a good decision for you?

starluck
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Re: UC Berkeley Transfer Thread 2015

Postby starluck » Wed Jul 08, 2015 3:50 pm

It was literally the best decision I've ever made and that's been the experience of all the transfers I know. The opportunities at a t14 are just a world of difference. I'm public interest focused and will be doing a fellowship next year, but almost all of my transfer friends who wanted big law got it. One didn't but is doing the DOJ honors program post grad, and another who struck out at OCI mass mailed and is going to a firm he loves. The environment is great, the alternative grading system takes a lot of stress off and people are super welcoming to transfers. By my third year a lot of people didn't even know I was a transfer. The only thing I wished I would have done was take a seminar or two my first semester, developed some good letters of rec for clerkships and applied for those. I'm happy to answer any other questions.

jphiggo
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Re: UC Berkeley Transfer Thread 2015

Postby jphiggo » Wed Jul 08, 2015 6:06 pm

starluck wrote:It was literally the best decision I've ever made and that's been the experience of all the transfers I know. The opportunities at a t14 are just a world of difference. I'm public interest focused and will be doing a fellowship next year, but almost all of my transfer friends who wanted big law got it. One didn't but is doing the DOJ honors program post grad, and another who struck out at OCI mass mailed and is going to a firm he loves. The environment is great, the alternative grading system takes a lot of stress off and people are super welcoming to transfers. By my third year a lot of people didn't even know I was a transfer. The only thing I wished I would have done was take a seminar or two my first semester, developed some good letters of rec for clerkships and applied for those. I'm happy to answer any other questions.


Thanks for the insight. Any recommendations on housing?

starluck
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Re: UC Berkeley Transfer Thread 2015

Postby starluck » Wed Jul 08, 2015 6:13 pm

Don't live right by school. I lived there and it was right by all the frats and it was miserable. I moved to Oakland after that and it was a hundred times better, cheaper, quieter etc. I also had friends who lived by downtown Berkeley and the northside of campus and both those sounded better. I actually found my roommate through TLS.

jeanshortsjorts
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Re: UC Berkeley Transfer Thread 2015

Postby jeanshortsjorts » Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:39 am

starluck wrote:Don't live right by school. I lived there and it was right by all the frats and it was miserable. I moved to Oakland after that and it was a hundred times better, cheaper, quieter etc. I also had friends who lived by downtown Berkeley and the northside of campus and both those sounded better. I actually found my roommate through TLS.



Thanks for the advice! So you wouldn't recommend applying for the graduate housing? The location is pretty great in that it's literally a block from school.

starluck
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Re: UC Berkeley Transfer Thread 2015

Postby starluck » Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:50 pm

If you enjoy sleep I wouldn't. It was awesome being so close to school but didn't make it worth it when frats were partying literally all night long. That area has frats on all side.




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