Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby radgrad » Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:27 pm

exdubliner wrote:
radgrad wrote:
julesm2200 wrote:Also moved into FR yesterday. Not really sure what this means. other than more waiting.


You're allowed to send LOCI's if you're under FR. Not sure if it helps at all, but I did it. (And I got in.)

Hope this helps!


Who did you address the LOCI to? Not Dean Tom I'm assuming since he's already passed it along. "Admissions Officer" or "Faculty Review Committee"?


Ah, just saw these. I believe I addressed it to the Faculty Admission Committee, and I just sent it to the admissions@... email address. They sent me back a generic "we got your email" email. I followed up just to check that they really got it, and they told me that the generic email was all they send, and I was all set.

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby rob1232 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:58 am

Hey guys, I moved into FR last week and amtrying to send in a quick loci to them. Would anyone mind reviewing mine before I send? I'd be happy to do the same for anyone in return. Thanks for the help!

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby xokel87 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:33 pm

rob1232 wrote:Hey guys, I moved into FR last week and amtrying to send in a quick loci to them. Would anyone mind reviewing mine before I send? I'd be happy to do the same for anyone in return. Thanks for the help!


I'll read it if you haven't sent it yet -pm it?

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby hellokitty » Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:41 am

Is anyone else constantly thinking about FR? I spend all day wondering what it would be like if I actually got in and wondering what the FRC is doing or if they've gotten to my application yet. I think I'm going to go crazy before March 12th gets here! I think it's mainly because I never even expected to make it to FR, so now I've got my hopes up and even though I try to stop thinking about it I can't! I can't even sleep really...

Anyone else in the same boat?

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby los blancos » Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:54 am

hellokitty wrote:Is anyone else constantly thinking about FR? I spend all day wondering what it would be like if I actually got in and wondering what the FRC is doing or if they've gotten to my application yet. I think I'm going to go crazy before March 12th gets here! I think it's mainly because I never even expected to make it to FR, so now I've got my hopes up and even though I try to stop thinking about it I can't! I can't even sleep really...

Anyone else in the same boat?


Haha welcome to the club, Berk is my far and away top choice and I've been like that for 2 months.

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby Netsirk » Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:51 am

hellokitty wrote:Is anyone else constantly thinking about FR? I spend all day wondering what it would be like if I actually got in and wondering what the FRC is doing or if they've gotten to my application yet. I think I'm going to go crazy before March 12th gets here! I think it's mainly because I never even expected to make it to FR, so now I've got my hopes up and even though I try to stop thinking about it I can't! I can't even sleep really...

Anyone else in the same boat?


+100

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby gymboree » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:54 am

hellokitty wrote:Is anyone else constantly thinking about FR? I spend all day wondering what it would be like if I actually got in and wondering what the FRC is doing or if they've gotten to my application yet. I think I'm going to go crazy before March 12th gets here! I think it's mainly because I never even expected to make it to FR, so now I've got my hopes up and even though I try to stop thinking about it I can't! I can't even sleep really...

Anyone else in the same boat?


I was... but then I checked out LSN and realized they really were going to get back to me on/around the date they had given me in the FR email. Then I could relax and stop worrying about checking email/voicemail/status checker every day. Let it go - because it will just be what it is. And they WILL get back to you on/around that March date. Take a step forward, take a step back, and now you're Cha-Cha-ing!!! :D

And remember your chances increased slightly with FR - so good luck!

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby orphanarium » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:00 pm

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby gymboree » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:04 pm

Thanks Orphanarium!

I really believe it helps to stay positive in this whole process. We're all amazing applicants for our own reasons - and there is a 'fit' for us. Sometimes adcomms know better than we do (thank you UVA for the ED ding!!!). Dodged a bullet there. So just remember that if it doesn't happen for you, you are going to love *your* school, meet incredible people, make great lifelong friends, and have a standout education at a T1 no matter where you send your SIR.

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby los blancos » Sun Feb 28, 2010 1:07 am

gymboree wrote:and there is a 'fit' for us


Berk is my fit. :cry: :mrgreen:


I wish I could sleep and wake up on March 12. I'm going insane. This one decision changes my cycle entirely... If I get the nod, it's all over. If I don't, I'm likely taking the LSAT in June to get off of the inevitable CCN waitlists and no matter where I end up I'll be settling for a school that doesn't fit me nearly as well as Berk.

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby runnerman » Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:54 pm

given that they started reviewing the FR apps on Feb 19th and decisions are likely to be made March 11 or so, what do people think about an LOCI at this point? is it still appropriate to send one? and if so, is email ok given the tight timeframe?

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby exdubliner » Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:50 am

runnerman wrote:given that they started reviewing the FR apps on Feb 19th and decisions are likely to be made March 11 or so, what do people think about an LOCI at this point? is it still appropriate to send one? and if so, is email ok given the tight timeframe?


Wondering the same myself. Although I don't know if sending one would help in my case since I haven't exactly been doing anything.

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby runnerman » Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:15 pm

runnerman wrote:given that they started reviewing the FR apps on Feb 19th and decisions are likely to be made March 11 or so, what do people think about an LOCI at this point? is it still appropriate to send one? and if so, is email ok given the tight timeframe?



Did anyone send an LOCI or other material to their email, admissions@berkeley...?

Since time is running out on the FR review period, I sent one yesterday by email and got an immediate autoreply with instructions on how to send them info/fill out apps/etc., but no confirmation email saying "thanks we got your letter and will add it to your file." For those who have submitted stuff electronically, is this what's happened for you as well?

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby xokel87 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:28 pm

runnerman wrote:
runnerman wrote:given that they started reviewing the FR apps on Feb 19th and decisions are likely to be made March 11 or so, what do people think about an LOCI at this point? is it still appropriate to send one? and if so, is email ok given the tight timeframe?



Did anyone send an LOCI or other material to their email, admissions@berkeley...?

Since time is running out on the FR review period, I sent one yesterday by email and got an immediate autoreply with instructions on how to send them info/fill out apps/etc., but no confirmation email saying "thanks we got your letter and will add it to your file." For those who have submitted stuff electronically, is this what's happened for you as well?


People have said before, I think, that they called and the Admissions Office said if they got the auto-reply that the new info had been added to their file and they were set. I got the auto-reply; however, my boyfriend got a "thanks for your update" email. I don't think this is customary though. I'm considering calling to check, but I don't want to seem neurotic.

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby 86revolt » Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:09 pm

can someone please read over my loci before i send it in? i would be willing to do the same for you. i appreciate it a lot. let me know and i'll pm you. thanks.

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby hellokitty » Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:42 pm

86revolt wrote:can someone please read over my loci before i send it in? i would be willing to do the same for you. i appreciate it a lot. let me know and i'll pm you. thanks.


I would be glad to read it for you.

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby smittytron3k » Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:14 am

i was a berkeley undergrad, 3.93/175, applied late december. decent but not outstanding softs. i'm under FR. what are my chances?

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby existenz » Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:20 am

smittytron3k wrote:i was a berkeley undergrad, 3.93/175, applied late december. decent but not outstanding softs. i'm under FR. what are my chances?

good

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby AdmiralNelson » Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:15 pm

I'm lukewarm on the LOCI thing in general. Especially if sent before a decision has even been rendered. It seems superfluous and redundant. Kind of like an over-needy significant other. If I were in an admissions office, I'd find it annoying. That might just be me though - perhaps it's a brilliant strategic move that I'm missing out on. Maybe patient, quiet waiters like me ultimately get the shaft. That would suck.

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby xokel87 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:21 pm

AdmiralNelson wrote:I'm lukewarm on the LOCI thing in general. Especially if sent before a decision has even been rendered. It seems superfluous and redundant. Kind of like an over-needy significant other. If I were in an admissions office, I'd find it annoying. That might just be me though - perhaps it's a brilliant strategic move that I'm missing out on. Maybe patient, quiet waiters like me ultimately get the shaft. That would suck.


Berkeley seems to be cautious with their waitlist and keeps it small compared to other schools. Tons of people got rejected after the 1st FR, so there's a high probability that this is our last chance to state our case. If you actually have something to say (i/e getting published in a journal / significant GPA rise / etc.) since applying many months ago, which is likely, and you really want to go to Berkeley, I think you've got nothing to lose with a LOCI.. but that's just my opinion.

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby AdmiralNelson » Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:32 pm

xokel87 wrote:
AdmiralNelson wrote:I'm lukewarm on the LOCI thing in general. Especially if sent before a decision has even been rendered. It seems superfluous and redundant. Kind of like an over-needy significant other. If I were in an admissions office, I'd find it annoying. That might just be me though - perhaps it's a brilliant strategic move that I'm missing out on. Maybe patient, quiet waiters like me ultimately get the shaft. That would suck.


Berkeley seems to be cautious with their waitlist and keeps it small compared to other schools. Tons of people got rejected after the 1st FR, so there's a high probability that this is our last chance to state our case. If you actually have something to say (i/e getting published in a journal / significant GPA rise / etc.) since applying many months ago, which is likely, and you really want to go to Berkeley, I think you've got nothing to lose with a LOCI.. but that's just my opinion.


Yeah, that's totally fair. If it does indeed have a positive correlation with admission rates, then I'll be the one left kicking myself. Good luck everyone...

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby hellokitty » Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:42 pm

Idk if I can wait another week. I'm definitely losing it. This is much worse than waiting for LSAT scores. There isn't even a comparison. It's like we're so close, yet so far away. *sigh*

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby sandiecohen47 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:52 pm

hellokitty wrote:Idk if I can wait another week. I'm definitely losing it. This is much worse than waiting for LSAT scores. There isn't even a comparison. It's like we're so close, yet so far away. *sigh*


I'm having the opposite reaction. I think ignorance is bliss. Also, I'm afraid of a huge dream of mine dying in a week. The pessimism is sinking in... :(

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby hellokitty » Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:05 pm

sandiecohen47 wrote:
hellokitty wrote:Idk if I can wait another week. I'm definitely losing it. This is much worse than waiting for LSAT scores. There isn't even a comparison. It's like we're so close, yet so far away. *sigh*


I'm having the opposite reaction. I think ignorance is bliss. Also, I'm afraid of a huge dream of mine dying in a week. The pessimism is sinking in... :(


I kind of feel the same way. Idk how I even made it to FR with my LSAT score. I feel like they only did it just to get my hopes up and then crush them. But at the same time, I want to move on with my life. I've been dreaming about Boalt for years and I just want closure.

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby hiromoto45 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:08 pm

hellokitty wrote:
sandiecohen47 wrote:
hellokitty wrote:Idk if I can wait another week. I'm definitely losing it. This is much worse than waiting for LSAT scores. There isn't even a comparison. It's like we're so close, yet so far away. *sigh*


I'm having the opposite reaction. I think ignorance is bliss. Also, I'm afraid of a huge dream of mine dying in a week. The pessimism is sinking in... :(


I kind of feel the same way. Idk how I even made it to FR with my LSAT score. I feel like they only did it just to get my hopes up and then crush them. But at the same time, I want to move on with my life. I've been dreaming about Boalt for years and I just want closure.

You sound like a Miss. America acceptance speech lol...good luck...waiting stinks but its better than the certainty of a rejection.




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