Berkeley 2011 applicants

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queenlizzie13
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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby queenlizzie13 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:08 pm

HeavenWood wrote:
Knock wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
Knock wrote:
I feel like i'm the only one of my friends who has hit this point :?.


I think it's the sun interfering. If you went to school in the NE ... :lol:

Most people don't learn. So most people don't go to T14.


Good point. It's just weird because I feel like i'm in such a different place than when I started college, and I don't relate to my friends as much.


LOL, I was the slacker amongst my HS friends. In college, I finally caught up with them. :mrgreen:


Same here. But, in college I passed all of them GPA wise. In high school, I only cared about playing a Division 1 sport while in college. But of course, that does not help you get a career. For one, you can't make any money in women's sports and for two, I'm a decent runner (Sub 18 minute 5K) but I am nowhere near elite.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby r6_philly » Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:22 pm

queenlizzie13 wrote:Same here. But, in college I passed all of them GPA wise. In high school, I only cared about playing a Division 1 sport while in college. But of course, that does not help you get a career. For one, you can't make any money in women's sports and for two, I'm a decent runner (Sub 18 minute 5K) but I am nowhere near elite.


I think that depends on how hot you are. It's wrong but that's how it is.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby LilMonsterAnnie » Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:23 pm

My phone just rang and I about hit the ceiling...I just hope I am not the only one who is driving themselves to distraction. :oops:

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby queenlizzie13 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:26 pm

r6_philly wrote:
queenlizzie13 wrote:Same here. But, in college I passed all of them GPA wise. In high school, I only cared about playing a Division 1 sport while in college. But of course, that does not help you get a career. For one, you can't make any money in women's sports and for two, I'm a decent runner (Sub 18 minute 5K) but I am nowhere near elite.


I think that depends on how hot you are. It's wrong but that's how it is.


Certain sports, yes...like tennis...but I only played basketball and ran cross-country and track.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby ihp12 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:29 pm

I think they can only be holistic up to a certain point.

Take me for example. I went to college when I was 18, got a 2.0, and left school. Spent 4 years in the real world, came back to school made a 4.0 in all upper level courses over 2 1/2 years. My LSAT's at their 75th. Got tons of good softs to boot. Holistically, I should be a very competitive candidate, not a "risk". But since their class is only 200 or so, accepting me makes them take a huge hit.
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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Kiwi917 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:32 pm

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timmna wrote:I just had the overwhelming feeling my GPA's sending me off to committee review, best case scenario...


You and me both, buddy. Let's see if they're "holistic" enough to let in sub-3.6's.


They are. I had a 3.5x and got a call on Monday.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby r6_philly » Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:43 pm

ihp12 wrote:I think they can only be holistic up to a certain point.

Take me for example. I went to college when I was 18, got a 2.0, and left school. Spent 4 years in the real world, came back to school made a 4.0 in all upper level courses over 2 1/2 years. My LSAT's at their 75th. Got tons of good softs to boot. Holistically, I should be a very competitive candidate. But since their class is only 200 or so, accepting me makes them take a huge hit.


I wouldn't look it that way. I think it's more like - how many other similar competitive candidates are there without the 2.0 first year. If you are lucky, there isn't many, and you get in. If the pool is filled with people who accomplished just as much but without the bad first year then you will get pushed. So I don't think school worry about taking hit a hit, rather they just take from the top and see how deep the list goes.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby timmna » Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:43 pm

Kiwi917 wrote:
wiseguy33 wrote:
timmna wrote:I just had the overwhelming feeling my GPA's sending me off to committee review, best case scenario...


You and me both, buddy. Let's see if they're "holistic" enough to let in sub-3.6's.


They are. I had a 3.5x and got a call on Monday.


I'm won't be there gpa-wise until after this semester. But you give me hope Kiwi. Thanks.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby ihp12 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:54 pm

r6_philly wrote:
ihp12 wrote:I think they can only be holistic up to a certain point.

Take me for example. I went to college when I was 18, got a 2.0, and left school. Spent 4 years in the real world, came back to school made a 4.0 in all upper level courses over 2 1/2 years. My LSAT's at their 75th. Got tons of good softs to boot. Holistically, I should be a very competitive candidate. But since their class is only 200 or so, accepting me makes them take a huge hit.


I wouldn't look it that way. I think it's more like - how many other similar competitive candidates are there without the 2.0 first year. If you are lucky, there isn't many, and you get in. If the pool is filled with people who accomplished just as much but without the bad first year then you will get pushed. So I don't think school worry about taking hit a hit, rather they just take from the top and see how deep the list goes.


I here ya, and I think its probably both these things. And thats why I don't get all bent out of shape about it. I know their are people who made a 4.0 all the way through, and I don't stack up to someone like them. However, I think if rankings didn't matter so much, I would probably stack up better than someone with an identical LSAT that made a 3.4 all the way through. Of course, even then its not so clear, b/c you have different majors, schools, ect.

Even if it was solely about protecting their medians, I would understand. Rankings are at least somewhat about numbers, and rightly so. And rankings influence where students apply. They're just responding to the market. (can you tell I'm an econ major yet :D )

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby NZA » Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:06 pm

It's weird...I went to "Under Review" the day I got my status checker. :? Is that strange?

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby deepdishpizza » Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:06 pm

Kiwi917 wrote:
wiseguy33 wrote:
timmna wrote:I just had the overwhelming feeling my GPA's sending me off to committee review, best case scenario...


You and me both, buddy. Let's see if they're "holistic" enough to let in sub-3.6's.


They are. I had a 3.5x and got a call on Monday.


Ahhhh, so much hope. What was your LSAT like?

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby swimmergirl1303 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:23 pm

I want Berkeley to start calling the reverse splitters. Please pretty please. We love you Boalt.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby HeavenWood » Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:56 pm

swimmergirl1303 wrote:I want Berkeley to start calling the reverse splitters. Please pretty please. We love you Boalt.


I'm pretty sure it'll be committee review for us.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby timmna » Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:42 pm

So maybe Berkeley is just waiting until late to start calling like they did last week...

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby lshamlet » Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:59 pm

timmna wrote:So maybe Berkeley is just waiting until late to start calling like they did last week...


I doubt it, but what was the latest time they called?

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby c_dubya_s » Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:05 pm

NZA wrote:It's weird...I went to "Under Review" the day I got my status checker. :? Is that strange?


Almost the same thing happened to me--I got my status checker email on 11/15, and I went under review later the same day. Haven't heard anything since, which I'm hoping is a good sign...

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Weirdlog » Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:07 pm

timmna wrote:So maybe Berkeley is just waiting until late to start calling like they did last week...


I'd be very surprised if we got any calls today (at this point).

But there's always tomorrow...

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby NZA » Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:09 pm

c_dubya_s wrote:
NZA wrote:It's weird...I went to "Under Review" the day I got my status checker. :? Is that strange?


Almost the same thing happened to me--I got my status checker email on 11/15, and I went under review later the same day. Haven't heard anything since, which I'm hoping is a good sign...


Huh...well, hopefully it's not just them looking at my application, then saying, "OMFG LOL!!!" and throwing it in the trash. :(

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby archie&veronica » Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:11 pm

Also admitted according to the status checker. No phone call, but still exciting!

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby MM326 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:20 pm

Knock wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
MM326 wrote:Congrats to everyone who has gotten in thus far!

Just out of curiosity, if I've been under review since late October (171, 3.99) but haven't heard back yet, is it likely I'm probably headed for committee review?

Thanks!

I don't think that's necessarily the case. We've only had 3-4 days of notifications so it's still quite early. We don't really know how the dean review process works, maybe apps that don't get in on the first review will get reviewed again for 2nd or 3rd opinions before handing off to committee review. I don't think the committee review starts for some time, so I think you still have a great chance of hearing back soon.


Agreed. We really don't know all that much. But you have excellent numbers, and so you have a strong shot. But Berkeley definitely is one of the more holistic schools, so they want more than just numbers.

Best of luck to everyone waiting, i'm rooting for all of you :mrgreen:.


Thanks for the encouragement guys! I guess I'll just have to learn to be more patient :P

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby mrmangs » Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:21 pm

archie&veronica wrote:Also admitted according to the status checker. No phone call, but still exciting!


Grats!

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Excellence = a Habit » Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:36 pm

Weirdlog wrote:
timmna wrote:So maybe Berkeley is just waiting until late to start calling like they did last week...


I'd be very surprised if we got any calls today (at this point).

But there's always tomorrow...


TITCR!!!

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:37 pm

And the next day, and the next day, and the next... :?

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby HeavenWood » Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:41 pm

Aggiegrad2011 wrote:And the next day, and the next day, and the next... :?


When do you guys think the calls will end?

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:45 pm

HeavenWood wrote:
Aggiegrad2011 wrote:And the next day, and the next day, and the next... :?


When do you guys think the calls will end?


Some time around June or July of 2011? LOL :)




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