JennBNYC wrote:marklg89 wrote:Under review since 10/18... is all hope lost?
Same here.... :-/
crossingforHYS wrote:I was wondering, how would it work to tell berkely they are your one and only if accepted? do you just say "I love the school...and will attend if granted admission?"
gymboree wrote:whitman wrote:I have a question. Berkeley is far and away my top choice, and I would absolutely go there (like many, many people) if accepted. However, I am OOS and a splitter (3.49/172), and I understand Berkeley doesn't like splitters. In fact, from what I can tell, I am almost absolutely an auto-ding. Does anyone think that sending in a supplementary Why Berkeley letter at this point would help? I submitted my application about a month ago. And if so, does anyone have any suggestions for that? I want to work on the west coast practicing environmental law, so Berkeley really is perfect for me. If only I was perfect for them...
I was an OOS splitter, and I got the Berkeley love (and gave it back by attending). I'm a big proponent of telling the admissions office exactly where you stand - if you would truly take their offer above all others, then tell them that. It doesn't have to be a big diatribe about the state of the union (especially since it sounds like you've already applied). It cannot hurt to send them a nice, quick <1 page note about why you think so highly of the school and the critical piece of information: you'd immediately accept the offer if admitted. And if you think you're an auto-ding (I'm not sure why you think so) it really can't hurt.
edit: awkward phrasing
artichoke wrote:FUCK. High hopes for a second there. Still UR 10/18 (like you, Daisy)
Congrats to both of you though! How exciting!!
sarahlawg wrote:I went and visited Berkeley last week... There were no students or anything, but I did not fall in love like I expected to..=/ There were move than 10 homeless people roaming around and flyers with naked women on them strewed around the campus =(
..if I get admitted (big IF of course), ASW will be important for me to go to!