Berkeley 2011 applicants

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helloperson
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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby helloperson » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:12 pm

czelede wrote:
helloperson wrote:
miracle2011 wrote:Just got the call! I am in at Berkeley!!! I guess they don't hate low GPA's as much as TLS thinks!


pretty sure it has something to do with your blackness.congrats all the same!


FTFY


are we pretending that being a URM doesn't change admissions prospects now?

Not saying good/bad, and not trying to say he doesn't deserve to be there; just saying that berkeley definitely hates low GPAs; the URM status is a mitigating factor; and it's ridiculous to pretend otherwise.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby JTMan » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:12 pm

helloperson wrote:
miracle2011 wrote:Just got the call! I am in at Berkeley!!! I guess they don't hate low GPA's as much as TLS thinks!


pretty sure it has something to do with your blackness. congrats all the same!



You are not going to fit in at Berkeley with that type of mentality homie

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby alicen » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:13 pm

SisyphusHappy wrote:How late are calls usually made? Do we have any idea?


bumping this question before it gets lost amid fighting words.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby JTMan » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:14 pm

alicen wrote:
SisyphusHappy wrote:How late are calls usually made? Do we have any idea?


bumping this question before it gets lost amid fighting words.


It's only 2 pm so you've got at LEAST 3 hours to obsessively wait and stress.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby WhatSarahSaid » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:14 pm

helloperson wrote:
miracle2011 wrote:Just got the call! I am in at Berkeley!!! I guess they don't hate low GPA's as much as TLS thinks!


pretty sure it has something to do with your blackness. congrats all the same!


The actual fallacy is the assumption that the rule that Berkeley weighs GPA more than its peer schools (which is easily borne out by looking at LSN and the median GPAs of schools) is disproven by one person getting in with a lower GPA.

This "blackness" thing, true or not, was pointed out in a bizarre and inflammatory fashion.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby JTMan » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:16 pm

WhatSarahSaid wrote:
helloperson wrote:
miracle2011 wrote:Just got the call! I am in at Berkeley!!! I guess they don't hate low GPA's as much as TLS thinks!


pretty sure it has something to do with your blackness. congrats all the same!


The actual fallacy is the assumption that the rule that Berkeley weighs GPA more than its peer schools (which is easily borne out by looking at LSN and the median GPAs of schools) is disproven by one person getting in with a lower GPA.

This "blackness" thing, true or not, was pointed out in a bizarre and inflammatory fashion.


Let's end this and get back to waiting shall we? helloperson is on their own.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby helloperson » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:19 pm

any non-CR1 non-CR2 people getting decisions this week?

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby LAWLAW09 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:19 pm

helloperson wrote:
czelede wrote:
helloperson wrote:
miracle2011 wrote:Just got the call! I am in at Berkeley!!! I guess they don't hate low GPA's as much as TLS thinks!


pretty sure it has something to do with your blackness.congrats all the same!


FTFY


are we pretending that being a URM doesn't change admissions prospects now?

Not saying good/bad, and not trying to say he doesn't deserve to be there; just saying that berkeley definitely hates low GPAs; the URM status is a mitigating factor; and it's ridiculous to pretend otherwise.



not holding my breath for you to one day post, "pretty sure it has something to do with your whiteness."

you know, bc it's not hard to track how being White in America changes ones admissions prospects. or are you still pretending?

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby czelede » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:22 pm

Leave the affirmative action debate out of the thread, guys. While URM admissions are often hard to predict, it has been noticed that schools prefer URM reverse splitters, so I think it's understandable why a low GPA candidate would be surprised by admission, regardless of their race. A simple "congrats" is all you really need to say.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Flips88 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:25 pm

Had to be done:

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby sarahlawg » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:25 pm

okay, I am in tear-the-band-aid-off mode. Would love to speak to Dean Tom, but god, get this over with already.

congrats to those getting calls! I'm super jealous your wait is over.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby c_dubya_s » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:26 pm

Flips88 wrote:Had to be done:

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And on that note, let us conclude this debate. Congrats to all!

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby cawquette » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:29 pm

helloperson wrote:
czelede wrote:
helloperson wrote:
miracle2011 wrote:Just got the call! I am in at Berkeley!!! I guess they don't hate low GPA's as much as TLS thinks!


pretty sure it has something to do with your blackness.congrats all the same!


FTFY


are we pretending that being a URM doesn't change admissions prospects now?

Not saying good/bad, and not trying to say he doesn't deserve to be there; just saying that berkeley definitely hates low GPAs; the URM status is a mitigating factor; and it's ridiculous to pretend otherwise.


agreed.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby cold_logic » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:29 pm

But seriously: has everyone who's received a call talked to Dean Tom, or are other people making calls, too?

Also: any status-checker movement?

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby r6_philly » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:30 pm

Congrats to all admits!!!!

You could be called by someone else in the office as well. Dean Tom was not the only person who made calls earlier in the cycle.
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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby miracle2011 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:30 pm

lol sorry for causing such commotion!

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby sarahh » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:31 pm

helloperson wrote:Not saying good/bad, and not trying to say he doesn't deserve to be there; just saying that berkeley definitely hates low GPAs; the URM status is a mitigating factor; and it's ridiculous to pretend otherwise.


California public schools, including UC Berkeley, by law, are not allowed to consider URM status. They like high GPAs, but they have a more hollistic review process than most other schools. It is not unheard of for someone with low numbers but unique softs or a compelling personal background to get in.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby cold_logic » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:33 pm

sarahh wrote:California public schools, including UC Berkeley, by law, are not allowed to consider URM status. They like high GPAs, but they have a more hollistic review process than most other schools. It is not unheard of for someone with low numbers but unique softs or a compelling personal background to get in.


QFT. For once, Prop 209 can end a discussion rather than start one.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby sgtgrumbles » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:36 pm

LAWLAW09 wrote:not holding my breath for you to one day post, "pretty sure it has something to do with your whiteness."

you know, bc it's not hard to track how being White in America changes ones admissions prospects. or are you still pretending?


+10000000

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby camelcrema » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:36 pm

So kimpossible and Quailman were both from California (that was a weird phrase to type). Are they calling west coasters first, maybe?

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby r6_philly » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:36 pm

cold_logic wrote:
sarahh wrote:California public schools, including UC Berkeley, by law, are not allowed to consider URM status. They like high GPAs, but they have a more hollistic review process than most other schools. It is not unheard of for someone with low numbers but unique softs or a compelling personal background to get in.


QFT. For once, Prop 209 can end a discussion rather than start one.


I will start one in your honor - how do you enforce "consideration"?

edited to clarify that I support the consideration.
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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby JTMan » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:37 pm

camelcrema wrote:So kimpossible and Quailman were both from California (that was a weird phrase to type). Are they calling west coasters first, maybe?


Either that or the animated superhero applicants

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby cardinals1989 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:38 pm

r6_philly wrote:
cold_logic wrote:
sarahh wrote:California public schools, including UC Berkeley, by law, are not allowed to consider URM status. They like high GPAs, but they have a more hollistic review process than most other schools. It is not unheard of for someone with low numbers but unique softs or a compelling personal background to get in.


QFT. For once, Prop 209 can end a discussion rather than start one.


I will start one in your honor - how do you enforce "consideration"?


Coming in to cause mischief I see? :P

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Flips88 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:38 pm

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION DEBATE IN THE MIDDLE OF PEOPLE GETTING ACCEPTANCE CALLS:

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby miracle2011 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:38 pm

camelcrema wrote:So kimpossible and Quailman were both from California (that was a weird phrase to type). Are they calling west coasters first, maybe?


I am on the east coast so I don't think so.




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