UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2018)

Which ASW events are you attending?

BJSA Welcome Event
0
No votes
FGP Welcome Dinner
11
34%
WOCC Dinner
5
16%
BHWA Happy Hour
3
9%
BJIL BBQ
2
6%
BTLJ Happy Hour
0
No votes
BJELL Happy Hour
0
No votes
AAPI Dinner
4
13%
MELSA Dinner
1
3%
La Raza Welcome
6
19%
 
Total votes: 32

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Atmosphere
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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby Atmosphere » Tue Apr 14, 2015 4:09 pm

arose928 wrote:For those who got scholarship decisions, what's the email address it came from? I emailed admissions@law.berkeley and they said they forwarded my inquiry to the scholarship committee so I'm trying to figure out who to follow up with


PMed

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BlueLaw11
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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby BlueLaw11 » Tue Apr 14, 2015 4:41 pm

Atmosphere wrote:
arose928 wrote:For those who got scholarship decisions, what's the email address it came from? I emailed admissions@law.berkeley and they said they forwarded my inquiry to the scholarship committee so I'm trying to figure out who to follow up with


PMed


Can I get some insight on this too? I emailed the financial aid office regarding a question about scholarships--wondering if admissions was who I should have emailed

sheishkabob
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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby sheishkabob » Tue Apr 14, 2015 4:46 pm

BlueLaw11 wrote:
Atmosphere wrote:
arose928 wrote:For those who got scholarship decisions, what's the email address it came from? I emailed admissions@law.berkeley and they said they forwarded my inquiry to the scholarship committee so I'm trying to figure out who to follow up with


PMed


Can I get some insight on this too? I emailed the financial aid office regarding a question about scholarships--wondering if admissions was who I should have emailed


Me too please!

savethewhales
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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby savethewhales » Tue Apr 14, 2015 5:23 pm

Just got a really generous (match) offer from Berkeley! Sooo excited. I had just about given up on this being an option.

PM for details. Happy to share my experience with admissions / fin aid.

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leslieknope
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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby leslieknope » Tue Apr 14, 2015 5:38 pm

So what are we doing about the deposit deadline, people who haven't heard back? Berk's only an option for me if they fully match, so I might do the tentative commitment until my other commitment/deposit deadline, then withdraw.

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goldenbear92
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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby goldenbear92 » Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:10 pm

leslieknope wrote:So what are we doing about the deposit deadline, people who haven't heard back? Berk's only an option for me if they fully match, so I might do the tentative commitment until my other commitment/deposit deadline, then withdraw.


What school did u submit for matching purposes?

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leslieknope
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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby leslieknope » Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:12 pm

goldenbear92 wrote:
leslieknope wrote:So what are we doing about the deposit deadline, people who haven't heard back? Berk's only an option for me if they fully match, so I might do the tentative commitment until my other commitment/deposit deadline, then withdraw.


What school did u submit for matching purposes?


I used my Cornell offer.

sheishkabob
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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby sheishkabob » Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:51 pm

leslieknope wrote:
goldenbear92 wrote:
leslieknope wrote:So what are we doing about the deposit deadline, people who haven't heard back? Berk's only an option for me if they fully match, so I might do the tentative commitment until my other commitment/deposit deadline, then withdraw.


What school did u submit for matching purposes?


I used my Cornell offer.


+2 on the use of the Cornell offer. I wonder how many of us used Cornell since they were generous this year...could this be why there's a hold up? ahah

sheishkabob
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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby sheishkabob » Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:59 pm

Woooowww. Email just now that matching request is being held

slurpy
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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby slurpy » Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:00 pm

Just got an email saying my matching app has been held, and that they will make a decision on it sometime between April 20 and May 6.

queerqueg
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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby queerqueg » Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:03 pm

slurpy wrote:Just got an email saying my matching app has been held, and that they will make a decision on it sometime between April 20 and May 6.


+1

Berwyn85
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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby Berwyn85 » Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:12 pm

Count me in the held group as well. Seems like quite a few of us got that email... Wonder how likely that makes us to get a yes.

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Comma.Split
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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby Comma.Split » Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:22 pm

Berwyn85 wrote:Count me in the held group as well. Seems like quite a few of us got that email... Wonder how likely that makes us to get a yes.


+1000000. They made it sound like being held is a huge privilege bestowed upon the most worthy. But they never mentioned that literally everyone is most worthy.

Kip
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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby Kip » Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:23 pm

Also in the held group. Why do this if they know most other schools require a deposit deadline before the end of the month?

plaidisrad
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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby plaidisrad » Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:24 pm

Also held. Frustrating.

queerqueg
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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby queerqueg » Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:27 pm

Kip wrote:Also in the held group. Why do this if they know most other schools require a deposit deadline before the end of the month?


Probably some combination of:
-people will withdraw
-gives them more time to make decisions
-they don't care

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Comma.Split
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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby Comma.Split » Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:27 pm

Didn't someone say that Berkeley extended the deadline to accept until April 20th? Maybe that's why we are being held?

sheishkabob
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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby sheishkabob » Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:30 pm

Comma.Split wrote:
Berwyn85 wrote:Count me in the held group as well. Seems like quite a few of us got that email... Wonder how likely that makes us to get a yes.


+1000000. They made it sound like being held is a huge privilege bestowed upon the most worthy. But they never mentioned that literally everyone is most worthy.


Seriously. And the whole "we're pleased to inform you" made my heart stop thinking they had given something, and then my eyes scanned the page for some numeric figure only to be greeted by a cold "held"

Barbaroix2
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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby Barbaroix2 » Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:44 pm

Got the held email also. Out of curiosity did everyone else who got held submit a scholarship with a deadline that falls between April 20 and May 6, or is there anyone who submitted with an earlier deadline?

I can't wait until May 6 for a decision.

bingo90
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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby bingo90 » Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:55 pm

Held as well. My scholarship deadline does fall between April 20th and May 6th.

I've read last years thread, but don't remember...does anyone have any idea approximately what percentage of held applicants (who don't withdraw) are offered matching scholarships? The odds don't seem great given how many applications they seem to hold. :(

Berwyn85
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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby Berwyn85 » Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:21 pm

Seems like 2 people (possibly a third) who were waiting on matching scholarships got offered the "Boalt Hall Scholarship" for $30,000. A couple mentioned they got denied (AFTER the deadline, no less). No one came back to say they had gotten their full match, although the board stopped getting new entries not long after, so they may have just moved on...

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Comma.Split
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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby Comma.Split » Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:28 pm

Berwyn85 wrote:Seems like 2 people (possibly a third) who were waiting on matching scholarships got offered the "Boalt Hall Scholarship" for $30,000. A couple mentioned they got denied (AFTER the deadline, no less). No one came back to say they had gotten their full match, although the board stopped getting new entries not long after, so they may have just moved on...


Where do you get this info?

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Tigerlily74
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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby Tigerlily74 » Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:36 pm

I was granted a partial match of $45,000, but ruled ineligible for any need aid. Devastated to have to decline their offer, but I hope one of you will benefit! Good luck to all! :D

savethewhales
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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby savethewhales » Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:07 pm

Sorry to hear about all the holds. The matching offer I received today has a response deadline of 4/28. Maybe there will be some movement right around then for those that were held.

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lilith66
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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby lilith66 » Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:23 pm

Just got the held email as well ughhhhh




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