Berkeley 2011 applicants

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lshamlet
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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby lshamlet » Wed Nov 24, 2010 10:36 am

Excellence = a Habit wrote:*Crossing fingers for a chance at a call today...*

+1

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby rundoxierun » Wed Nov 24, 2010 10:37 am

Congrats to all you guys. Im kind of jealous. In a vacuum (one w/o this economy, and the Cali budget crisis) UC-Berk wouldve been one of my top choices, if not my very top choice. The school has a great personality.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby tipler4213 » Wed Nov 24, 2010 10:38 am

I've got my fingers crossed for you guys as well. If nothing else, someone to drink with on admitted students weekend...

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby forward » Wed Nov 24, 2010 10:47 am

Dear Dean Tom,

Please love me today. Kthx.

-Forward <3

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby daisyduke » Wed Nov 24, 2010 11:23 am

+1
We have similar numbers so maybe Boalt will love us today!

r6_philly
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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby r6_philly » Wed Nov 24, 2010 11:32 am

So there are a lot of us left hoping?

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby ringdabell » Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:13 pm

I had the application status checker email on 11/12 and then had the "UCR" email on 11/17. (Was pretty excited!)
But anyone has an idea how long it would take to actually hear the decision from them?

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby abitaman6363 » Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:26 pm

Just checked my status checker too and am admitted but didn't receive a phone call. Why does Dean Tom call some and not others? Just curious...

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby broker02 » Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:34 pm

r6_philly wrote:So there are a lot of us left hoping?


On a whiff and a prayer - my only hope is committee review with my numbers.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby r6_philly » Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:36 pm

broker02 wrote:
r6_philly wrote:So there are a lot of us left hoping?


On a whiff and a prayer - my only hope is committee review with my numbers.


Well good luck! I honestly don't know where I stand. It's moving very slow at every school...

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broker02
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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby broker02 » Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:38 pm

It does seem like things are moving awfully slow this cycle. I'm sure you'll be fine though.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby ringdabell » Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:38 pm

broker02 wrote:
r6_philly wrote:So there are a lot of us left hoping?


On a whiff and a prayer - my only hope is committee review with my numbers.



Wait. Some people don't even go Committee review?
Wouldn't everyone go through that at least formally? hmm

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby r6_philly » Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:40 pm

ringdabell wrote:
broker02 wrote:
r6_philly wrote:So there are a lot of us left hoping?


On a whiff and a prayer - my only hope is committee review with my numbers.



Wait. Some people don't even go Committee review?
Wouldn't everyone go through that at least formally? hmm


I think he meant the student committee review process later.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby ringdabell » Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:41 pm

r6_philly wrote:
ringdabell wrote:
broker02 wrote:
r6_philly wrote:So there are a lot of us left hoping?


On a whiff and a prayer - my only hope is committee review with my numbers.



Wait. Some people don't even go Committee review?
Wouldn't everyone go through that at least formally? hmm


I think he meant the student committee review process later.



Oh haha. I checked NO to that.
Hope that didn't affect my... chance =(
(I was like what the hell is that a "STUDENT" reading my app&essay - I assumed apparently)

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby broker02 » Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:48 pm

Yeah, I meant the student/faculty committee review. Even if you checked "no" to students seeing your file, you may still go through the faculty review process. The presumed "auto-admits" don't have to go through that process, and these are the people getting calls now.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby ringdabell » Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:50 pm

broker02 wrote:Yeah, I meant the student/faculty committee review. Even if you checked "no" to students seeing your file, you may still go through the faculty review process. The presumed "auto-admits" don't have to go through that process, and these are the people getting calls now.



I was wondering if anyone would be NOT under any kind of committee review unless theyre stats are like... hopeless? *(not that im saying mine is great but ..)

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Excellence = a Habit
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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Excellence = a Habit » Wed Nov 24, 2010 3:04 pm

So... no calls from Boalt yet today? It's 11 am there and they're supposed to close the office early...

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Kaitlyn » Wed Nov 24, 2010 3:09 pm

ringdabell wrote:
broker02 wrote:Yeah, I meant the student/faculty committee review. Even if you checked "no" to students seeing your file, you may still go through the faculty review process. The presumed "auto-admits" don't have to go through that process, and these are the people getting calls now.



I was wondering if anyone would be NOT under any kind of committee review unless theyre stats are like... hopeless? *(not that im saying mine is great but ..)


I'm almost certain that not everyone goes to committee review. I remember from last cycle that there is like a 1/3 chance of being admitted once you're put in committee review, so they'd have to reject some people before that point.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby NScott » Wed Nov 24, 2010 3:58 pm

The website says (and someone posted it earlier in the thread) that there are essentially auto-admits and auto-rejects. Dean Tom starts off by admitting those that would have a high chance of being admitted by the committee, and rejecting those that would have a high chance of being rejected by the committee. Everyone else goes on to the committee review.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby forward » Wed Nov 24, 2010 5:06 pm

Excellence = a Habit wrote:So... no calls from Boalt yet today? It's 11 am there and they're supposed to close the office early...


How do we know they're closing early? They presumably just got back from lunch break (if they do it at the noon hour).

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Excellence = a Habit » Wed Nov 24, 2010 5:09 pm

forward21 wrote:
Excellence = a Habit wrote:So... no calls from Boalt yet today? It's 11 am there and they're supposed to close the office early...


How do we know they're closing early? They presumably just got back from lunch break (if they do it at the noon hour).


A few pages ago someone called them and asked whether they were open today. They said yes, but probably closing early.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby molomloch » Wed Nov 24, 2010 5:14 pm

What sort of human being calls up an admissions office to ask them when they're going home for Thanksgiving. Creepy!

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby forward » Wed Nov 24, 2010 5:29 pm

Do we know if they are making calls today? :shock:

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby paisaaa » Wed Nov 24, 2010 5:45 pm

molomloch wrote:What sort of human being calls up an admissions office to ask them when they're going home for Thanksgiving. Creepy!


I called and simply asked if they would be open.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby abitaman6363 » Wed Nov 24, 2010 5:53 pm

I received a call at 11:30 a.m CST. The admissions lady was one of the nicest human beings around. I'll definitely be attending their ASW.




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