Berkeley 2011 applicants

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lisavj
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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby lisavj » Tue Dec 14, 2010 5:46 pm

A haiku to Berkeley:

Berkeley I beg
For the favor of a call
End this scaevity

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby sarahh » Tue Dec 14, 2010 5:49 pm

timmna wrote:I know you said, "Don't call us, we'll call you."

I hope you didn't just mean "Don't call us."


I am guessing it will be e-mails from here on out. I fowarded my mother the acceptance e-mail and she called me and asked, "Why didn't they call you? I thought they made calls?" I was just happy that I got in.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby hipstermafia » Tue Dec 14, 2010 5:50 pm

<2 hours from when e-mails went out last night....

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby lakerfanimal » Tue Dec 14, 2010 5:52 pm

sarahh wrote:
timmna wrote:I know you said, "Don't call us, we'll call you."

I hope you didn't just mean "Don't call us."


I am guessing it will be e-mails from here on out. I fowarded my mother the acceptance e-mail and she called me and asked, "Why didn't they call you? I thought they made calls?" I was just happy that I got in.


Hahahah that'd be so funny if your mom got their email and sent them a message- "How come you didn't call my daughter?!"

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby ahduth » Tue Dec 14, 2010 6:31 pm

Are they still calling people? They didn't call me.

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NZA
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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby NZA » Tue Dec 14, 2010 7:51 pm

No love today. Still UR. :\ Hope fading fast.

But, who knows? Dum spiro, spero!

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Deuce » Tue Dec 14, 2010 7:57 pm

hipstermafia wrote:
Knock wrote:Boalt,

I need someone to give me scooting lessons. Please let Deuce in.

Love,
Knock

LOVE THIS.


Made me :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: in person... however, given recent events, are you sure I'm pretty sure I should be taking lessons instead of giving :P

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby ringdabell » Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:02 pm

REALLY???? I'm STILL UR since 11/15?????

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:05 pm

ringdabell wrote:REALLY???? I'm STILL UR since 11/15?????


I'm UR since 11/03.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby nematoad » Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:07 pm

Aggiegrad2011 wrote:
ringdabell wrote:REALLY???? I'm STILL UR since 11/15?????


I'm UR since 11/03.


10/18 applied 9/7. i win.

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timmna
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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby timmna » Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:09 pm

I'm guessing UR date will not update at Berkeley as at other schools?

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:09 pm

nematoad wrote:
Aggiegrad2011 wrote:
ringdabell wrote:REALLY???? I'm STILL UR since 11/15?????


I'm UR since 11/03.


10/18 applied 9/7. i win.


Holy hell, yea you do.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby emoney8907 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:20 pm

i'm UR since 11/15.

does this mean we're all basically screwed?

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:20 pm

emoney8907 wrote:i'm UR since 11/15.

does this mean we're all basically screwed?


I really hope not.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby yoitsmebenny » Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:27 pm

10/18 as well. :oops:

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The Stig
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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby The Stig » Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:32 pm

out of curiosity, did those of you who were accepted change your PS at all for Cal? I've been UR for 1+ months, and I'm regretting not adding at least something to my 2 pager....

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Excellence = a Habit » Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:43 pm

The Stig wrote:out of curiosity, did those of you who were accepted change your PS at all for Cal? I've been UR for 1+ months, and I'm regretting not adding at least something to my 2 pager....


I added a page or so, and I've been UR for six weeks. I did feel better getting to say more, though. I love that they let you write more than the other schools.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby r6_philly » Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:53 pm

Excellence = a Habit wrote:
The Stig wrote:out of curiosity, did those of you who were accepted change your PS at all for Cal? I've been UR for 1+ months, and I'm regretting not adding at least something to my 2 pager....


I added a page or so, and I've been UR for six weeks. I did feel better getting to say more, though. I love that they let you write more than the other schools.



I changed it after submitted, and updated them with the new one after going complete. So I'd like to think that helped. Went from a 2 pager to a 3 pager, and I focused my IP focus and what Berkeley has to offer me a little more/better.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby NZA » Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:54 pm

r6_philly wrote:
Excellence = a Habit wrote:
The Stig wrote:out of curiosity, did those of you who were accepted change your PS at all for Cal? I've been UR for 1+ months, and I'm regretting not adding at least something to my 2 pager....


I added a page or so, and I've been UR for six weeks. I did feel better getting to say more, though. I love that they let you write more than the other schools.



I changed it after submitted, and updated them with the new one after going complete. So I'd like to think that helped. Went from a 2 pager to a 3 pager, and I focused my IP focus and what Berkeley has to offer me a little more/better.


Ugh...now I feel like a fool. Kind of too late to change it, though. :\

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:55 pm

My PS is almost completely renovated and targeted toward Cal, and I had two special recommenders chosen that are Cal alums write me LoRs that I sent only to Cal. Of course, they don't require LoRs, so I don't know how much stock they put in them, but they're there if they want 'em.

OFC, I am still UR... so... yea :X

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby vicuna » Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:01 pm

The Stig wrote:out of curiosity, did those of you who were accepted change your PS at all for Cal? I've been UR for 1+ months, and I'm regretting not adding at least something to my 2 pager....


I was accepted last week without any changes to my 2 page PS.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby r6_philly » Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:02 pm

Aggiegrad2011 wrote:My PS is almost completely renovated and targeted toward Cal, and I had two special recommenders chosen that are Cal alums write me LoRs that I sent only to Cal. Of course, they don't require LoRs, so I don't know how much stock they put in them, but they're there if they want 'em.

OFC, I am still UR... so... yea :X


I sent three LORs and 1 evaluation. You will get a good review and all parts will help. I don't know if they are trying up their medians at all but they are probably going to be slow/careful with good applications with lower numbers (like me at Harvard). Don't give up, give it time.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby nematoad » Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:03 pm

emoney8907 wrote:i'm UR since 11/15.

does this mean we're all basically screwed?


nah, some will probably still hear before the committee review phase then it's committee review for a lot of those who are still waiting (which isnt bad at all). and prolly rejections/WL for the rest. thats about what Dean Tom let on when i met with him.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby ahduth » Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:17 pm

The Stig wrote:out of curiosity, did those of you who were accepted change your PS at all for Cal? I've been UR for 1+ months, and I'm regretting not adding at least something to my 2 pager....


Yeah, I added some of my diversity statement for other schools in there, and that dovetailed nicely with my little "why Boalt" thing, which was rather different than what I had for my other "why x" essays. TBH I wanted to completely redo it for Boalt, but as it is, I was... kinda late, as I only ended up submitting at the beginning of December.

I think on some level the PS is certainly a YP mechanism, although I did make the point that I didn't want to go to school with a bunch of assholes, and Boalt sounded like a good fit from that standpoint. If you really want to go there, call them up, say "I really want to go to Boalt, can I submit an additional essay talking about that?" Can't hurt unless you say you want to go there for the killer buds.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby vegenator » Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:58 am

Aggiegrad2011 wrote:
nematoad wrote:
Aggiegrad2011 wrote:
ringdabell wrote:REALLY???? I'm STILL UR since 11/15?????


I'm UR since 11/03.


10/18 applied 9/7. i win.


Holy hell, yea you do.


I applied 9/16 and went under review on 10/14. I was the first to post in this thread that I was under review... Oh so sad... Nothing since... :(




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