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Berkeley 2020 Transfer Thread

Postby Questions123 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:50 pm

Couldn't find one of these yet so my apologies if there already is one.

Has anyone heard any news from Berkeley yet?

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Re: Berkeley 2020 Transfer Thread

Postby notellewoods » Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:50 pm

Questions123 wrote:Couldn't find one of these yet so my apologies if there already is one.

Has anyone heard any news from Berkeley yet?


No, unfortunately no word yet.

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Re: Berkeley 2020 Transfer Thread

Postby Lolstudent » Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:15 am

I'm under review but haven't heard anything.

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Re: Berkeley 2020 Transfer Thread

Postby weegsy77 » Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:53 pm

Went under review 6/15. Haven’t heard anything else yet.

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Re: Berkeley 2020 Transfer Thread

Postby Questions123 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:36 pm

weegsy77 wrote:Went under review 6/15. Haven’t heard anything else yet.


how do you guys know that you went under review? was it in an email or something? on the status checker?

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Re: Berkeley 2020 Transfer Thread

Postby kengh » Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:47 pm

Questions123 wrote:
weegsy77 wrote:Went under review 6/15. Haven’t heard anything else yet.


how do you guys know that you went under review? was it in an email or something? on the status checker?


It says under review on the status checker.

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Re: Berkeley 2020 Transfer Thread

Postby weegsy77 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:48 pm

I received an email and the status checker shows it too. I think it changed a few days after I sent in the my remaining materials.

They never requested my rank and it was not available when I sent everything in. Do you think that's a problem? Did you all send yours in?

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Re: Berkeley 2020 Transfer Thread

Postby Lolstudent » Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:22 pm

I emailed my rank to admissions when I sent them a screenshot of my transcript. I think it's worth doing to give them a more accurate representation of what your gpa means. Then again, they may have access to that kind of information anyway.

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Re: Berkeley 2020 Transfer Thread

Postby weegsy77 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:34 pm

Lolstudent wrote:I emailed my rank to admissions when I sent them a screenshot of my transcript. I think it's worth doing to give them a more accurate representation of what your gpa means. Then again, they may have access to that kind of information anyway.


Makes sense. Somewhere on their site says that successful applicants are usually from the top 10% of their class, and I ended up coming in at 12% from a T2 school. I'm hesitant to send in case it hurts my application. But then again, so could my gpa (3.646) which is already pretty low compared to previous transfer stats.

Now that it's under review already, think I should update them?

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Re: Berkeley 2020 Transfer Thread

Postby Lolstudent » Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:50 pm

weegsy77 wrote:
Lolstudent wrote:I emailed my rank to admissions when I sent them a screenshot of my transcript. I think it's worth doing to give them a more accurate representation of what your gpa means. Then again, they may have access to that kind of information anyway.


Makes sense. Somewhere on their site says that successful applicants are usually from the top 10% of their class, and I ended up coming in at 12% from a T2 school. I'm hesitant to send in case it hurts my application. But then again, so could my gpa (3.646) which is already pretty low compared to previous transfer stats.

Now that it's under review already, think I should update them?


It sounds like it would hurt you more than help you. It isn't like you are withholding something that they couldn't find out by asking you or your school. Because you don't have a duty to disclose this, I wouldn't give them the rank unless they ask.

Admissions are such a crapshoot, especially transfer admissions. And Berkeley is known as being a "black box" and looking past low numbers and also turning down applicants with high numbers. I guess you could say they are predictably unpredictable.

Good luck!

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Re: Berkeley 2020 Transfer Thread

Postby Questions123 » Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:56 am

Anything yet? Looks like they started sending out decisions around this time last year!

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Re: Berkeley 2020 Transfer Thread

Postby Lolstudent » Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:51 pm

Questions123 wrote:Anything yet? Looks like they started sending out decisions around this time last year!


Wow, really? I don't expect to hear back until early/mid July but I would certainly welcome
It.

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Re: Berkeley 2020 Transfer Thread

Postby Questions123 » Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:01 pm

Lolstudent wrote:
Questions123 wrote:Anything yet? Looks like they started sending out decisions around this time last year!


Wow, really? I don't expect to hear back until early/mid July but I would certainly welcome
It.


I went through last year's thread and it looked like people started hearing back on June 20th (which I believe was a Monday last year)!

wooop I hope they get back before mid july... does anyone know when the OCI cut off is? I am looking for it online and I think I saw it before somewhere but can't find it now

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Re: Berkeley 2020 Transfer Thread

Postby nrthwst4now » Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:37 pm

Questions123 wrote:
Lolstudent wrote:
Questions123 wrote:Anything yet? Looks like they started sending out decisions around this time last year!


Wow, really? I don't expect to hear back until early/mid July but I would certainly welcome
It.


I went through last year's thread and it looked like people started hearing back on June 20th (which I believe was a Monday last year)!

wooop I hope they get back before mid july... does anyone know when the OCI cut off is? I am looking for it online and I think I saw it before somewhere but can't find it now


Everyone heard on June 29th last year. One batch of emails at exactly the same time.

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Re: Berkeley 2020 Transfer Thread

Postby Questions123 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:25 pm

nrthwst4now wrote:
Questions123 wrote:
Lolstudent wrote:
Questions123 wrote:Anything yet? Looks like they started sending out decisions around this time last year!


Wow, really? I don't expect to hear back until early/mid July but I would certainly welcome
It.


I went through last year's thread and it looked like people started hearing back on June 20th (which I believe was a Monday last year)!

wooop I hope they get back before mid july... does anyone know when the OCI cut off is? I am looking for it online and I think I saw it before somewhere but can't find it now


Everyone heard on June 29th last year. One batch of emails at exactly the same time.


oh you're right! I was looking at an older thread

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Re: Berkeley 2020 Transfer Thread

Postby BerkHopeful » Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:05 pm

Went under review on 6/15. 3.6 (Top 11%) at a TTTT. 2 Witkins and 3 CALIs. 2 LORs from professors at my current school. Prior military then later a police officer. Moved to California to pursue a custodial relationship with my daughter who lives near Berkeley.

Desperately waiting. I want it bad.

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Re: Berkeley 2020 Transfer Thread

Postby calabreezy5 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:24 pm

4.0 at T1 (mid 30s) w/ strong CA ties. Hopefully they start sending decisions out soon, the wait is killing me

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Re: Berkeley 2020 Transfer Thread

Postby Lolstudent » Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:13 pm

calabreezy5 wrote:4.0 at T1 (mid 30s) w/ strong CA ties. Hopefully they start sending decisions out soon, the wait is killing me



I would be SHOCKED if you didn't get in. Did you apply to S also?

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Re: Berkeley 2020 Transfer Thread

Postby BerkHopeful » Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:14 pm

calabreezy5 wrote:4.0 at T1 (mid 30s) w/ strong CA ties. Hopefully they start sending decisions out soon, the wait is killing me


I think you're in for sure. I'd love to be in your position.

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Re: Berkeley 2020 Transfer Thread

Postby calabreezy5 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:37 pm

BerkHopeful wrote:
calabreezy5 wrote:4.0 at T1 (mid 30s) w/ strong CA ties. Hopefully they start sending decisions out soon, the wait is killing me


I think you're in for sure. I'd love to be in your position.



Yup - also applied to S. Thanks for the comments, I wish I was as convinced as y'all. Berkhopeful racking up those Witkins and CALIs

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Re: Berkeley 2020 Transfer Thread

Postby lomp123 » Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:22 am

Hoping for my sanity's sake that we hear back today or tomorrow. That would line up with last year's timeline.

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Re: Berkeley 2020 Transfer Thread

Postby Lolstudent » Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:52 pm

lomp123 wrote:Hoping for my sanity's sake that we hear back today or tomorrow. That would line up with last year's timeline.



It would be nice to hear before the holiday, that's for sure. Although the transfer admissions process moves much faster than the regular admissions cycle, it almost feels worse because we will have so little time to uproot our lives and move (for those who would have to move).

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Re: Berkeley 2020 Transfer Thread

Postby calabreezy5 » Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:24 pm

Nothing yet for me - anyone?

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Re: Berkeley 2020 Transfer Thread

Postby kengh » Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:25 pm

Has anyone tried calling?

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Re: Berkeley 2020 Transfer Thread

Postby DickWhitman » Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:28 pm

kengh wrote:Has anyone tried calling?


Yes--first round of decisions will go out sometime near the end of the business day today.



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