Berkeley Support: UR early (Oct-Dec), No FR, just confused

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Re: Berkeley Support: UR early (Oct-Dec), No FR, just confused

Postby Jericwithers » Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:09 pm

exdubliner wrote:Erm, what does "FR" stand for?


Faculty Review. The Dean doesn't make a decisionon you, but sends you to FR so some students/professors can decide.

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Re: Berkeley Support: UR early (Oct-Dec), No FR, just confused

Postby Veritas » Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:26 pm

oh noes :( :( :( :(

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Re: Berkeley Support: UR early (Oct-Dec), No FR, just confused

Postby nyskidude » Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:28 pm

UR 10/19, dinged today via e-mail... 163/3.84, so it wasn't surprising, but it still hurts a lot... dreamt of going to Berkeley since I started thinking about law school... :(

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Re: Berkeley Support: UR early (Oct-Dec), No FR, just confused

Postby Veritas » Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:48 pm

I'm signing off friends, good luck to those still alive!!!!!

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Re: Berkeley Support: UR early (Oct-Dec), No FR, just confused

Postby sandiecohen47 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:32 pm

Veritas wrote:I'm signing off friends, good luck to those still alive!!!!!


What?! Veritas?! I'll never let go, Jack. Seriously, what happened?

I step away for literally 6 hours and this is what happens?

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Re: Berkeley Support: UR early (Oct-Dec), No FR, just confused

Postby Jericwithers » Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:44 pm

Veritas wrote:I'm signing off friends, good luck to those still alive!!!!!


Oh, wow, how unfortunate. This thread is dead without you :( . Good luck at UCLA or whatever your number 2 is.

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Re: Berkeley Support: UR early (Oct-Dec), No FR, just confused

Postby JetstoRJC » Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:37 am

Sorry Ver.....

We need one person from this group to get either an acceptance or FR notification so we all have hope. Right now it is almost like we all are just being brought before the firing squad at different times

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Re: Berkeley Support: UR early (Oct-Dec), No FR, just confused

Postby zenithtonadir » Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:56 am

Seriously, Veritas is/was this thread. I'm really sorry...seriously, best of luck!

That said, I'm really glad I survived this last bout of rejections (and yes, I checked my spam box).

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Re: Berkeley Support: UR early (Oct-Dec), No FR, just confused

Postby sandiecohen47 » Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:22 am

JetstoRJC wrote:Sorry Ver.....

We need one person from this group to get either an acceptance or FR notification so we all have hope. Right now it is almost like we all are just being brought before the firing squad at different times


This. Which is why I made the Titanic reference. All of my measured optimism is slowly dissolving into bitter pessimism. I really hope Dean Tom isn't slowly rejecting us in small waves. That seems... cruel.

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Re: Berkeley Support: UR early (Oct-Dec), No FR, just confused

Postby Jericwithers » Sat Feb 06, 2010 12:15 pm

sandiecohen47 wrote:
JetstoRJC wrote:Sorry Ver.....

We need one person from this group to get either an acceptance or FR notification so we all have hope. Right now it is almost like we all are just being brought before the firing squad at different times


This. Which is why I made the Titanic reference. All of my measured optimism is slowly dissolving into bitter pessimism. I really hope Dean Tom isn't slowly rejecting us in small waves. That seems... cruel.


There must be a reason to hold onto us. I'm sure there will be admits, rejects, and FR among us still being held. Dean Tom just wants to hold us to see the entire pool, and keep the power to make the decision himself (rather than give that power over to the FR).

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Re: Berkeley Support: UR early (Oct-Dec), No FR, just confused

Postby michstudent10 » Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:42 pm

sandiecohen47 wrote:
JetstoRJC wrote:Sorry Ver.....

We need one person from this group to get either an acceptance or FR notification so we all have hope. Right now it is almost like we all are just being brought before the firing squad at different times


This. Which is why I made the Titanic reference. All of my measured optimism is slowly dissolving into bitter pessimism. I really hope Dean Tom isn't slowly rejecting us in small waves. That seems... cruel.


I'm with you guys. I'm all for hoping Berkeley is as holistic in its admissions process as it says it is... but after seeing all these great candidates get rejected, I'm a little less inclined to believe its true. Does anyone have any idea when the second round of FR is expected to go out? My only hope is that my super liberal, PI personal statement was enough. UR 11/2... still holding on :?

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Re: Berkeley Support: UR early (Oct-Dec), No FR, just confused

Postby michstudent10 » Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:43 pm

Jericwithers wrote:There must be a reason to hold onto us. I'm sure there will be admits, rejects, and FR among us still being held. Dean Tom just wants to hold us to see the entire pool, and keep the power to make the decision himself (rather than give that power over to the FR).


I like your optimism - hope you're right! :D

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Re: Berkeley Support: UR early (Oct-Dec), No FR, just confused

Postby JetstoRJC » Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:06 pm

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Re: Berkeley Support: UR early (Oct-Dec), No FR, just confused

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Re: Berkeley Support: UR early (Oct-Dec), No FR, just confused

Postby michstudent10 » Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:10 pm

Anyone else still in this boat?

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Re: Berkeley Support: UR early (Oct-Dec), No FR, just confused

Postby Jericwithers » Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:30 pm

Yup. My thought is that we are all going to get either FR or admit.

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Re: Berkeley Support: UR early (Oct-Dec), No FR, just confused

Postby 5ky » Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:40 pm

Still hangin' out, just waiting.

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Re: Berkeley Support: UR early (Oct-Dec), No FR, just confused

Postby michstudent10 » Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:44 pm

Jericwithers wrote:Yup. My thought is that we are all going to get either FR or admit.


Haha I like your thinking. Is this based on a hunch or previous cycles? Either way both options sound good to me!

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Re: Berkeley Support: UR early (Oct-Dec), No FR, just confused

Postby Jericwithers » Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:49 pm

michstudent10 wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:Yup. My thought is that we are all going to get either FR or admit.


Haha I like your thinking. Is this based on a hunch or previous cycles? Either way both options sound good to me!


Hunch. Based on the previous cycle, at this point in time every not in FR by 2nd batch was rejected (but there was an admit batch the first week of Feb which we havn't seen yet).

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Re: Berkeley Support: UR early (Oct-Dec), No FR, just confused

Postby conformalgeom » Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:52 pm

michstudent10 wrote:Anyone else still in this boat?


11/18 here and still waiting. I personally am expecting a ding, but who knows.

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Re: Berkeley Support: UR early (Oct-Dec), No FR, just confused

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Re: Berkeley Support: UR early (Oct-Dec), No FR, just confused

Postby michstudent10 » Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:59 pm

Jericwithers wrote:
michstudent10 wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:Yup. My thought is that we are all going to get either FR or admit.


Haha I like your thinking. Is this based on a hunch or previous cycles? Either way both options sound good to me!


Hunch. Based on the previous cycle, at this point in time every not in FR by 2nd batch was rejected (but there was an admit batch the first week of Feb which we havn't seen yet).


Well fingers crossed for that admit batch... I'm banking on my PS bc my lsat would definitely rule me out based on the LSN graphs for this cycle thus far.

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Re: Berkeley Support: UR early (Oct-Dec), No FR, just confused

Postby Havaianas » Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:20 pm

any new news....?

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Re: Berkeley Support: UR early (Oct-Dec), No FR, just confused

Postby thalassocrat » Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:20 pm

Havaianas wrote:any new news....?


Nothing here. Not going to get my hopes up.

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Re: Berkeley Support: UR early (Oct-Dec), No FR, just confused

Postby xokel87 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:23 pm

UR 12/7.. boooo... the suspense is killing me.




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