Berkeley 2011 applicants

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Aggiegrad2011
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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:19 pm

Well, we can look to Dean Tom's interview for guidance I guess. He makes it very plain that nothing you do will at all affect their decision. LOL. So... I guess, you buckle in and hold on...

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Causticity » Thu Jan 27, 2011 5:40 pm

Honestly, in the thinking positive vein, I think all of us review committee folks should be ecstatic for one golden item in the email: a date they will let us know.

No more hitting refresh on that status checker!

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Redsgomarchingon » Thu Jan 27, 2011 5:41 pm

Causticity wrote:Honestly, in the thinking positive vein, I think all of us review committee folks should be ecstatic for one golden item in the email: a date they will let us know.

No more hitting refresh on that status checker!


I'm still hitting refresh... they said "on or around" Feb 18th, but didn't rule out before :-(

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Flips88 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 5:49 pm

Redsgomarchingon wrote:
Causticity wrote:Honestly, in the thinking positive vein, I think all of us review committee folks should be ecstatic for one golden item in the email: a date they will let us know.

No more hitting refresh on that status checker!


I'm still hitting refresh... they said "on or around" Feb 18th, but didn't rule out before :-(


Didn't they also say they wouldn't start committee review till the 28th aka tomorrow?

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Redsgomarchingon » Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:11 pm

Flips88 wrote:
Redsgomarchingon wrote:
Causticity wrote:Honestly, in the thinking positive vein, I think all of us review committee folks should be ecstatic for one golden item in the email: a date they will let us know.

No more hitting refresh on that status checker!


I'm still hitting refresh... they said "on or around" Feb 18th, but didn't rule out before :-(


Didn't they also say they wouldn't start committee review till the 28th aka tomorrow?


Although I used the present tense, I didn't mean I was hitting refresh today, but that I will continue to hit refresh during the days that they said they will be looking at applications on the off chance they decide to jump the gun and release some decisions quickly, such as for someone who had a heart-wrenching PS that touches a professor and gets accepted immediately, or for someone who doesn't use "there," "their," or "they're" correctly and gets quickly rejected by a grammar nazi.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby bilbobaggins » Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:16 pm

sgtgrumbles wrote:Bilbo, did you write a LOCI after being sent to Committee Review? I just want to make sure SOP is to not send a LOCI.


I did not. I have no idea if it matters.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby MissLucky » Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:14 am

I was thinking of sending a LOCI updating them on where else I got in and what I have been up to since then (new job) - would that seem obnoxious though (esp the mentioning other schools I got into - even though I would say I'd take Boalt over them...which I would)?

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby justhoping » Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:17 am

sorry but i have to ask, what is "review committee"? my status has been "your file is under review" since 11/15, is that the same thing?

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:22 am

justhoping wrote:sorry but i have to ask, what is "review committee"? my status has been "your file is under review" since 11/15, is that the same thing?


Nope - If your date hasn't updated you likely were not put into commitee review. Another way to check is if you got the e-mail, and if you didn't, it should still say on the left side of your status checker something about going into committee review.

You can learn about committee review from the Interview with Dean Tom here on TLS:

http://www.top-law-schools.com/tom-interview.html

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby GoldenGopherHopeful » Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:05 pm

Have there been dings/WL's in January? I'm UR 1/10. As a supersplitter I assumed I was auto-reject, but there's always that little glimmer of hope (however statistically improbable admission may be) that keeps me following this thread...

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby SisyphusHappy » Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:06 pm

Flips88 wrote:
Redsgomarchingon wrote:
Causticity wrote:Honestly, in the thinking positive vein, I think all of us review committee folks should be ecstatic for one golden item in the email: a date they will let us know.

No more hitting refresh on that status checker!


I'm still hitting refresh... they said "on or around" Feb 18th, but didn't rule out before :-(


Didn't they also say they wouldn't start committee review till the 28th aka tomorrow?


I went UR 1-26 in committee.

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lawyersofcatan
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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby lawyersofcatan » Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:09 pm

how long after not receiving CR notification do you think it will take for a rejection to come? (UR 11/23)

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LocalNative
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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby LocalNative » Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:24 pm

This got lost yesterday, and I think it's an important note. You're not dead in the water if you didn't receive a committee review e-mail. However, if you're curious as to when you'll hear back if you are in fact going to be rejected, along with a few acceptances, there was an absolute slaughter on LSN on 2/18 last year. So that might be a good bet.

LocalNative wrote:Just a heads up to all of those not receiving a FR e-mail yesterday.

It looks like Berkeley had two sets of FR last year: one for 2/18 and one for 3/12. (ditto for 2 years ago)

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=106307&start=325

The 2nd group of FR seemed to be people from all different UR dates.

So, however slim it may seem, there's some hope left.


Also, maybe someone who received CR should start a new thread where you can discuss the ins and outs of CR, while the rest of us wait for the hammer (or a slim chance of 2nd CR).

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby DuxBellorum » Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:08 pm

Yeah can someone help explain this? I didn't get a CR message. Does that mean I'm either dinged, or there's a slim chance I get a CR message coming soon? Or does it mean something else?

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby sanguar » Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:28 pm

Aaaand this is how crazy the application process can drive a person. I just got an email from Berkeley about submitting the fafsa forms and, though I am absolutely (intellectually) certain that this has nothing to do with whether or not I will be admitted and is, rather, a reminder to everybody who applies to do this (since the deadline is March 2, and thus is before they've even made all of their admissions decisions), I am trying to convince myself that this bodes well for me... arghhhh!!

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LocalNative
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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby LocalNative » Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:30 pm

DuxBellorum wrote:Yeah can someone help explain this? I didn't get a CR message. Does that mean I'm either dinged, or there's a slim chance I get a CR message coming soon? Or does it mean something else?


Really all it means is that you're not an auto-admit and you aren't in the first round of CRs.

You shouldn't expect a CR e-mail anytime soon. If you are in the second round of CRs, you'll be notified after the first round is over (2/18 ish). Until then, there probably will not be much movement. Rejections should come around 2/18 for both those in CR and those not in CR.

(This is all based on last year's cycle. I certainly am no expert on this topic).

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SMA22
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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby SMA22 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:31 pm

LOL, I got the financial aid email as well--"Hey, poor girl, fill out your FAFSA!" LOL :D

Berkeley, your wish is my command!!!

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby sanguar » Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:33 pm

SMA22 wrote:LOL, I got the financial aid email as well--"Hey, poor girl, fill out your FAFSA!" LOL :D

Berkeley, your wish is my command!!!


Lol. I assume they send it to everybody. But I really WANT to tell myself that, if they were planning going (edited for precision) to reject me, they certainly would not bother to remind me right?! (Clearly the answer to this rhetorical question is "no", but I like me some cognitive dissonance today apparently.)

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby yoitsmebenny » Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:09 pm

Just got the email. Denied at my #1 choice.

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SMA22
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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby SMA22 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:10 pm

Ohhhh, cold blooded rejection!!!

They were my top pick; I'm a little disappointed, but with my UGPA, I saw it coming. Good luck, everybody else!

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby mss455 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:10 pm

yoitsmebenny wrote:Just got the email. Denied at my #1 choice.

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+1 saddest day of my life :-( !!!!

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby LuBru » Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:11 pm

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Knock » Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:12 pm

yoitsmebenny wrote:Just got the email. Denied at my #1 choice.

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Saving this gif for when I get rejected from my top choice :lol:. Sorry to hear about your rejection :'(. Best of luck to you.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby 123xalady » Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:12 pm

LuBru wrote:Same. Dinged via email just now. Not surprised but still sucks...



+1 ahhh it hurtssss. oh well.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby jasonc. » Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:13 pm

123xalady wrote:
LuBru wrote:Same. Dinged via email just now. Not surprised but still sucks...






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