UC Berkeley Transfer Thread 2015

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morrison124
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Re: UC Berkeley Transfer Thread 2015

Postby morrison124 » Fri Jul 10, 2015 1:57 pm

Anyone hear back from financial aid yet? They said they would start giving out awards today. I would love to see my financial package before making a decision.

jphiggo
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Re: UC Berkeley Transfer Thread 2015

Postby jphiggo » Fri Jul 10, 2015 2:20 pm

morrison124 wrote:Anyone hear back from financial aid yet? They said they would start giving out awards today. I would love to see my financial package before making a decision.


Do you have another school that is willing to give you money too?

Cerberaus
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Re: UC Berkeley Transfer Thread 2015

Postby Cerberaus » Fri Jul 10, 2015 3:36 pm

Accepted Berkeley. I can't argue with free law school from a T10 that is also in the area where I intend to practice.

sumaznboi12
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Re: UC Berkeley Transfer Thread 2015

Postby sumaznboi12 » Fri Jul 10, 2015 6:11 pm

morrison124 wrote:Anyone hear back from financial aid yet? They said they would start giving out awards today. I would love to see my financial package before making a decision.


I'm still waiting to hear back.

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ttam30
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Re: UC Berkeley Transfer Thread 2015

Postby ttam30 » Fri Jul 10, 2015 6:14 pm

If we're waiting for aid results, we have until 7/15 to accept, correct?

bobloblaw0227
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Re: UC Berkeley Transfer Thread 2015

Postby bobloblaw0227 » Fri Jul 10, 2015 6:15 pm

Cerberaus wrote:Accepted Berkeley. I can't argue with free law school from a T10 that is also in the area where I intend to practice.


How is it free?

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Re: UC Berkeley Transfer Thread 2015

Postby lawman84 » Fri Jul 10, 2015 6:18 pm

bobloblaw0227 wrote:
Cerberaus wrote:Accepted Berkeley. I can't argue with free law school from a T10 that is also in the area where I intend to practice.


How is it free?


GI bill maybe?

Cerberaus
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Re: UC Berkeley Transfer Thread 2015

Postby Cerberaus » Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:04 pm

lawman84 wrote:
bobloblaw0227 wrote:
Cerberaus wrote:Accepted Berkeley. I can't argue with free law school from a T10 that is also in the area where I intend to practice.


How is it free?


GI bill maybe?


GI Bill! It's a public school so the GI Bill covers all of tuition. The same cannot be said for private schools.

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Re: UC Berkeley Transfer Thread 2015

Postby sdancer89 » Sat Jul 11, 2015 5:39 pm

Has anyone had luck with housing yet? I have a cat and so far haven't found anything remotely affordable :shock:

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Re: UC Berkeley Transfer Thread 2015

Postby chuckbass » Sun Jul 12, 2015 2:57 pm

Hey everyone. Congrats on everyone that's been accepted so far, and good luck to everyone still waiting. Be sure to join us over in the TLS Transfer Cycle 2015 (Class of 2017) thread once you know where you're headed!

Cerberaus
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Re: UC Berkeley Transfer Thread 2015

Postby Cerberaus » Mon Jul 13, 2015 12:36 pm

How damning would it be to miss EIW at Berkeley if I do not want to go into the public sector? Can any past transfers comment on successfully finding a job through other means?

I'm at work in DC until Aug 7, which means that I miss EIW.

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Re: UC Berkeley Transfer Thread 2015

Postby c16cross » Mon Jul 13, 2015 5:41 pm

Any past transfers know the probability of getting graduate housing? If so, when can you expect to find if selected.

Elleonleo
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Re: UC Berkeley Transfer Thread 2015

Postby Elleonleo » Tue Jul 14, 2015 3:56 am

Anyone receive financial aid info yet?

JTroy
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Re: UC Berkeley Transfer Thread 2015

Postby JTroy » Tue Jul 14, 2015 7:43 am

Elleonleo wrote:Anyone receive financial aid info yet?

Nothing yet. Did you ask for an extension past the 15th?

Elleonleo
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Re: UC Berkeley Transfer Thread 2015

Postby Elleonleo » Tue Jul 14, 2015 10:33 am

Dang. I haven't either. But I did ask for an extension. I've actually emailed them a couple times and.have not received a response so who knows what's going on.

morrison124
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Re: UC Berkeley Transfer Thread 2015

Postby morrison124 » Tue Jul 14, 2015 6:18 pm

I received my financial aid package right after I sent in a request for deadline extension.

sumaznboi12
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Re: UC Berkeley Transfer Thread 2015

Postby sumaznboi12 » Tue Jul 14, 2015 6:27 pm

morrison124 wrote:I received my financial aid package right after I sent in a request for deadline extension.


Were you able to get any $?

Elleonleo
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Re: UC Berkeley Transfer Thread 2015

Postby Elleonleo » Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:25 am

Finally heard from aid and they are giving me no money. Don't have a clue why but definitey sours the whole thing.

sumaznboi12
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Re: UC Berkeley Transfer Thread 2015

Postby sumaznboi12 » Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:42 am

Elleonleo wrote:Finally heard from aid and they are giving me no money. Don't have a clue why but definitey sours the whole thing.


Same here. I wonder how they do determine the aid...

Cerberaus
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Re: UC Berkeley Transfer Thread 2015

Postby Cerberaus » Wed Jul 15, 2015 4:50 pm

In case I forgot to post this definitively:

I'm going to Berkeley for sure. Stats are top 10%, T1 (40-50), 3.8 gpa.

jphiggo
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Re: UC Berkeley Transfer Thread 2015

Postby jphiggo » Wed Jul 15, 2015 5:20 pm

Is there a FB group or anything for transfers?

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Re: UC Berkeley Transfer Thread 2015

Postby jphiggo » Thu Jul 16, 2015 2:00 am

jphiggo wrote:Is there a FB group or anything for transfers?


I spoke to admissions and no one has created a FB group yet. They suggested I create one, so here it is:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/berkelytransfers2017/

If you're joining us at Berkeley, join the group!

Cerberaus
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Re: UC Berkeley Transfer Thread 2015

Postby Cerberaus » Thu Jul 16, 2015 9:34 am

jphiggo wrote:
jphiggo wrote:Is there a FB group or anything for transfers?


I spoke to admissions and no one has created a FB group yet. They suggested I create one, so here it is:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/berkelytransfers2017/

If you're joining us at Berkeley, join the group!


You beat me to it! I was going to take a survey and see how many folks were interested.

Anyhow, I joined the page. Are you able to few the EIW list yet?

jphiggo
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Re: UC Berkeley Transfer Thread 2015

Postby jphiggo » Thu Jul 16, 2015 10:09 am

Cerberaus wrote:Anyhow, I joined the page. Are you able to few the EIW list yet?


Yeah, I'm able to login to b-line and all of the EIW employers are located under the OCI tab. There's also a list of them linked on the 2015 EIW page of the CDO area of Berkeley's website.

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Re: UC Berkeley Transfer Thread 2015

Postby sdancer89 » Thu Jul 16, 2015 10:28 am

Thanks for making the group jphiggo!




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