Berkeley 2011 applicants

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r6_philly
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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby r6_philly » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:45 am

lhlee wrote:
Aggiegrad2011 wrote:They are nice! They wrote me a nice e-mail when I updated my transcript and told them about my honors program thing. :D



Thanks guys! I wasn't expecting an answer this fast. TLS is just this awesome, I guess. I was planning to update admissions that I have started volunteering at a DV clinic and also at a Workers' Rights Clinic before my supervisor told me that she would write me a LOR, but now I don't have to write something up (since I feel that would be overkill)! I just emailed Berkeley to see how they would like to accept additional LORs. Since the LOR is tailored to Berkeley, I feel that it is a lot easier to just mail it to them through snail mail. I'll let you guys know once I get a response.

Thanks y'all!


I updated my resume, PS, and LORs before going under review and eventually admitted. If you can make your application stronger, do it! And good luck!

BTW not all of TLS is so nice, this thread is one of the best though.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby lhlee » Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:14 am

r6_philly wrote:
lhlee wrote:
Aggiegrad2011 wrote:They are nice! They wrote me a nice e-mail when I updated my transcript and told them about my honors program thing. :D



Thanks guys! I wasn't expecting an answer this fast. TLS is just this awesome, I guess. I was planning to update admissions that I have started volunteering at a DV clinic and also at a Workers' Rights Clinic before my supervisor told me that she would write me a LOR, but now I don't have to write something up (since I feel that would be overkill)! I just emailed Berkeley to see how they would like to accept additional LORs. Since the LOR is tailored to Berkeley, I feel that it is a lot easier to just mail it to them through snail mail. I'll let you guys know once I get a response.

Thanks y'all!


I updated my resume, PS, and LORs before going under review and eventually admitted. If you can make your application stronger, do it! And good luck!

BTW not all of TLS is so nice, this thread is one of the best though.


I shall follow your advice then. I feel its a losing battle, but since my friend got in last years with both score below median, I gave it a shot. Thanks r6, you've been very, VERY helpful.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby emhellmer » Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:06 am

Berkeley is a huge reach for me, but I applied. If you look at the medians for Berkeley over the last few years, you will see A LOT of variation. I don't doubt that they tell the truth when they say that they consider everything. It gives me hope!

I've been UR since Dec. 27, but I think I am going to send an updated "Why Berkeley" statement. I have been thinking a lot about it lately, and I have my reasons :-) I don't think that it could hurt.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby askyemcdonald » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:17 pm

So I've been following this thread for a while. I wanted to find out if there is an estimated wait time once you go UR. Looks like it is pretty random/long. :?

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby FutureInLaw » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:43 pm

Wonder if/when we'll hear this week. Last year, there were a bunch of acceptances on 1/11 (which was a Monday) and a TON of rejections on 1/14 (a Thursday).

The wait continues...

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby smscat » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:50 pm

r6_philly wrote:
lhlee wrote:
Aggiegrad2011 wrote:They are nice! They wrote me a nice e-mail when I updated my transcript and told them about my honors program thing. :D



Thanks guys! I wasn't expecting an answer this fast. TLS is just this awesome, I guess. I was planning to update admissions that I have started volunteering at a DV clinic and also at a Workers' Rights Clinic before my supervisor told me that she would write me a LOR, but now I don't have to write something up (since I feel that would be overkill)! I just emailed Berkeley to see how they would like to accept additional LORs. Since the LOR is tailored to Berkeley, I feel that it is a lot easier to just mail it to them through snail mail. I'll let you guys know once I get a response.

Thanks y'all!


I updated my resume, PS, and LORs before going under review and eventually admitted. If you can make your application stronger, do it! And good luck!

BTW not all of TLS is so nice, this thread is one of the best though.

You can update a PS?

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby r6_philly » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:53 pm

smscat wrote:You can update a PS?


Yes, just send a new PDF. I did this before I went UR (still sitting at received) if it makes a difference.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby smscat » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:56 pm

r6_philly wrote:
smscat wrote:You can update a PS?


Yes, just send a new PDF. I did this before I went UR (still sitting at received) if it makes a difference.


Thanks...debating doing that...

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby r6_philly » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:57 pm

smscat wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
smscat wrote:You can update a PS?


Yes, just send a new PDF. I did this before I went UR (still sitting at received) if it makes a difference.


Thanks...debating doing that...


If you can write a better/more convincing one, why not? Worst case they won't look at it but know that you really want to get in.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby smscat » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:04 pm

r6_philly wrote:
smscat wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
smscat wrote:You can update a PS?


Yes, just send a new PDF. I did this before I went UR (still sitting at received) if it makes a difference.


Thanks...debating doing that...


If you can write a better/more convincing one, why not? Worst case they won't look at it but know that you really want to get in.



Yeah...I feel like mine is pretty strong, so I don't know if it's worth it.

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hipstermafia
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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby hipstermafia » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:05 pm

where are ya berkeley?

lakerfanimal
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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby lakerfanimal » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:06 pm

hipstermafia wrote:where are ya berkeley?


Getting ready to send out faculty review emails?

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src42
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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby src42 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:08 pm

It looks like there were two people admitted yesterday (from LSN), but no one on TLS heard anything? Seems odd, no?

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby timmna » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:09 pm

lakerfanimal wrote:
hipstermafia wrote:where are ya berkeley?


Getting ready to send out faculty review emails?


I don't know why, but I feel like there should be one more large group of acceptances before faculty review. Of course, this would be in my own best interest.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby hipstermafia » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:10 pm

timmna wrote:
lakerfanimal wrote:
hipstermafia wrote:where are ya berkeley?


Getting ready to send out faculty review emails?


I don't know why, but I feel like there should be one more large group of acceptances before faculty review. Of course, this would be in my own best interest.

Based on numbers reporting on lsn I think so too... but who knows :(

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby minuit » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:15 pm

it seems like the first round of rejections comes out in february for earlier applicants... waiting on that lol :(

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hipstermafia
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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby hipstermafia » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:18 pm

minuit wrote:it seems like the first round of rejections comes out in february for earlier applicants... waiting on that lol :(

Yeah, from what i can tell the early applicants (september/october submitters) last cycle who were admitted either received their admission prior to the new year or went to faculty review and were then admitted. However there seems to be significantly fewer admits reporting on lsn this cycle as of today than there were last year of today.

Regardless, i'll be super happy if I make it to committee review :)

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby jman77 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:24 pm

Decision reached per status checker.

Edit: Rejected.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Prime12 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:24 pm

just got dinged by email. it wasn't a surprise by any means though.
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timmna
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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby timmna » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:25 pm

Oh no. I'm sorry guys.

lmi
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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby lmi » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:25 pm

jman77 wrote:Decision reached per status checker.

Edit: Rejected.


sorry...and i guess that means it is starting...

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby lmi » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:26 pm

and now i have to switch from 'eagerly awaiting any email' mode to 'dreading any email' mode...

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hipstermafia
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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby hipstermafia » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:28 pm

was not ready for this!

edit: still under review, for the time being :oops:

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby gov » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:28 pm

hipstermafia wrote:was not ready for this!

edit: still under review, for the time being :oops:


+1 - hope that's good

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby mistermister » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:29 pm

RUN FOR COVER!!! :shock:




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