Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:13 pm

Neelio wrote:
gmichaelbluth wrote:This is where I belong. Sending an LOCI. Any thoughts on sending an additional recommendation, even though they didn't ask for it?


I sent a LOCI and had another rec lined up, but decided against it. I don't want to come off as annoying and add to their already dense reading load. That being said, if it's a targeted letter of rec, it might be something to consider.


+1 if its targeted, it cant hurt.

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby daviddel03 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:33 pm

are you guys sending it via e-mail or postal mail?

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:34 pm

daviddel03 wrote:are you guys sending it via e-mail or postal mail?


I prefer to send mine through email so you get a confirmation back right away. Also, if you are in the first FR, they would not get it in time

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby daviddel03 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:39 pm

Thanks! I mean, I don't really have anything new to add (no new transcripts or promotions at work or anything). I just want to let them know that although I have other acceptances, they're my #1 choice. Is that smart? Or should I just leave it alone?

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby Neelio » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:43 pm

daviddel03 wrote:Thanks! I mean, I don't really have anything new to add (no new transcripts or promotions at work or anything). I just want to let them know that although I have other acceptances, they're my #1 choice. Is that smart? Or should I just leave it alone?


I think it's smart... but in all honesty I think the effects of a LOCI will be minimal. But hey, a minimal positive effect is better than no effect at all. And I don't think there is any possible way it will have a negative effect on your application. I say fire away.

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby keiko » Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:43 pm

What responses did people get from emailing LOCI's? I just got the auto-response.

Had to step in here to get away from the haiku drama going on in the Berkeley thread :D

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby Mroberts3 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:50 pm

I feel like Berkeley gets so much more love than other schools. Part of this may be because we all think we have a chance because of their admissions process. Berkeley: PLEASE LET ME IN TOOOOO!

Also, I delivered a LOCI in person to make sure it got there before FR. People at the office were super nice, just made me want to go there even more.

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby Island Girl » Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:39 pm

15 DAYS TO GO!

...aaaand back to my usual neurotic, ocd, paranoid-schizophrenic self :shock:

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:14 am

2 WEEKS GUYS!!

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby tintin » Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:32 am

aside from the auto-generated email that pops back whenever you send anything to berkeley, i never got a confirmation of my LOCI. should I call to confirm? did you guys get back a real confirmation?

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:34 am

tintin wrote:aside from the auto-generated email that pops back whenever you send anything to berkeley, i never got a confirmation of my LOCI. should I call to confirm? did you guys get back a real confirmation?


I didnt send one, but I would call. It doesnt hurt to confirm

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby iamthewalrus » Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:38 am

tintin wrote:aside from the auto-generated email that pops back whenever you send anything to berkeley, i never got a confirmation of my LOCI. should I call to confirm? did you guys get back a real confirmation?


I sent them an addendum back in November via email and didn't get a real confirmation until I emailed them again a couple of days after receiving the automated response. The person who responded seemed somewhat annoyed... but whateva. I just wanted to make sure they had placed it in my file.

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby keiko » Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:50 pm

tintin wrote:aside from the auto-generated email that pops back whenever you send anything to berkeley, i never got a confirmation of my LOCI. should I call to confirm? did you guys get back a real confirmation?


tintin, let me know if you called :)

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby danidancer » Fri Feb 05, 2010 3:46 pm

tintin wrote:aside from the auto-generated email that pops back whenever you send anything to berkeley, i never got a confirmation of my LOCI. should I call to confirm? did you guys get back a real confirmation?


Just the auto-response. I also sent one snail mail, so hoping one of them made it into my file.

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby radgrad » Fri Feb 05, 2010 3:52 pm

0L Hoping for 1 wrote:
tintin wrote:aside from the auto-generated email that pops back whenever you send anything to berkeley, i never got a confirmation of my LOCI. should I call to confirm? did you guys get back a real confirmation?


I didnt send one, but I would call. It doesnt hurt to confirm



i called to confirm a week or so after i sent mine. the lady said that if i got that general confirmation email, i was all set.

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby legallybrunette16 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 7:17 pm

is it too late to send one?! I'm starting to freak out!

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby tintin » Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:41 pm

i called, they had gotten it. i guess they just don't care to confirm.

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby gymboree » Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:03 pm

how is this thread not 20 pages already? I feel like I peek in 4x a day.

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby pearl_earrings » Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:59 pm

gymboree wrote:how is this thread not 20 pages already? I feel like I peek in 4x a day.

It'll probably pick up in the home stretch.
That being said, last year's thread got a lot more stressful a lot faster... definitely worth looking at for great info (and debate) about sending additional LOCIs.

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby stopscreaming » Sat Feb 06, 2010 3:02 am

So yesterday was a bloodbath for applicants outside the protective Faculty cocoon... When do you suppose our own culling will begin? Think we will hear anything before the review deadline?

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby legallybrunette16 » Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:05 pm

stopscreaming wrote:So yesterday was a bloodbath for applicants outside the protective Faculty cocoon... When do you suppose our own culling will begin? Think we will hear anything before the review deadline?


bloodbath = perfect description. I have read SO MANY saddd saddd rejection posts. I am crossing every crossable part of my body in hopes that I don't join them!

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby dutchstriker » Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:12 pm

I responded to being placed on Faculty Review by preemptively rejecting them. (Really I was just worried they were about to tarnish my perfect cycle.)

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby miamiman » Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:32 pm

Oh "Hey" Berkeley,

Looks like we're at an awkward place in our relationship. I mean...I practically threw myself at you, head over heels, in October. I got started on your app hella early, poured my heart into my PS, supplemented with a DS, and tailored the whole thing to show an abiding and demonstrated commitment to YOU. Sure, you got back to me - in January. And with a less-than-affectionate stock reply. I get it, berkeley: you've got a lot of suitors. And I understand that you can't please everyone.

I guess what I'm getting at, berkeley, is that...I like you. A whole lot. And even if you admit me well after the hundreds you've already admitted (and even if you do so to meet institutional interests that I can't control), ill still heart you.

Bottom line: I'm thinking about you, berkeley. Like "woah".

- miami

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby stopscreaming » Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:24 am

legallybrunette16 wrote:
stopscreaming wrote:So yesterday was a bloodbath for applicants outside the protective Faculty cocoon... When do you suppose our own culling will begin? Think we will hear anything before the review deadline?


bloodbath = perfect description. I have read SO MANY saddd saddd rejection posts. I am crossing every crossable part of my body in hopes that I don't join them!


Here's hoping legallybrunette!

And does anyone know:

Is FR more about soft factors/ps than the dean admissions were? Is this where they take a holistic approach or are they just going o start with the 178 3.9s and work their way down until they have filled 200 spots?

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby daviddel03 » Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:42 am

I sent my LOCI on the 3rd and received the auto reply. then on the 4th i got another email thanking me for the update.




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