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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby ads222 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:47 am

mrmangs wrote:I'll be more precise. :wink: Everyone I've read about who has gotten in thus far has lived in Cali at some point in his/her life. TLS admit posters are hardly exhaustive of everyone who has gotten in, however. Nor is my knowledge of every admit post on TLS.


no dice. I've been to but have never lived in CA. I think it's reaaally random.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby lakerfanimal » Fri Dec 03, 2010 5:33 am

Everybody who has gotten in so far has said the word california at some point in their lives (those are some real ties there).

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby tipler4213 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:07 am

ads222 wrote:
mrmangs wrote:I'll be more precise. :wink: Everyone I've read about who has gotten in thus far has lived in Cali at some point in his/her life. TLS admit posters are hardly exhaustive of everyone who has gotten in, however. Nor is my knowledge of every admit post on TLS.


no dice. I've been to but have never lived in CA. I think it's reaaally random.


No Cali ties here. I am from Bama, which probably counts as a URM at Berkeley.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby tipler4213 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:08 am

tipler4213 wrote:
ads222 wrote:
mrmangs wrote:I'll be more precise. :wink: Everyone I've read about who has gotten in thus far has lived in Cali at some point in his/her life. TLS admit posters are hardly exhaustive of everyone who has gotten in, however. Nor is my knowledge of every admit post on TLS.


no dice. I've been to but have never lived in CA. I think it's reaaally random.


No Cali ties here. I am from Bama, which probably counts as a URM at Berkeley.


Or any institution of higher education for that matter....

PS: I should note that I was accepted and don't have great numbers.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby minuit » Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:10 am

tipler4213 wrote:
tipler4213 wrote:
ads222 wrote:
mrmangs wrote:I'll be more precise. :wink: Everyone I've read about who has gotten in thus far has lived in Cali at some point in his/her life. TLS admit posters are hardly exhaustive of everyone who has gotten in, however. Nor is my knowledge of every admit post on TLS.


no dice. I've been to but have never lived in CA. I think it's reaaally random.


No Cali ties here. I am from Bama, which probably counts as a URM at Berkeley.


Or any institution of higher education for that matter....

PS: I should note that I was accepted and don't have great numbers.


170/3.9 isn't great? pshhhhhh

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby ihp12 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:10 am

tipler4213 wrote:
No Cali ties here. I am from Bama, which probably counts as a URM at Berkeley.


LOL, its like American Indian squared :lol:

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby r6_philly » Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:11 am

minuit wrote:
170/3.9 isn't great? pshhhhhh


I'd characterize that as "decent" :lol:

Retake!

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby tipler4213 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:12 am

r6_philly wrote:
minuit wrote:
170/3.9 isn't great? pshhhhhh


I'd characterize that as "decent" :lol:

Retake!


Yeah, but it leaves out the 162 and 165 that preceeded the 170.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby minuit » Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:13 am

r6_philly wrote:
minuit wrote:
170/3.9 isn't great? pshhhhhh


I'd characterize that as "decent" :lol:

Retake!


lol yeah gotta get that 98th percentile up to 99th! :wink:

seriously, though, those numbers are baller.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby r6_philly » Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:14 am

tipler4213 wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
minuit wrote:
170/3.9 isn't great? pshhhhhh


I'd characterize that as "decent" :lol:

Retake!


Yeah, but it leaves out the 162 and 165 that preceeded the 170.


Pssstttt, nobody cares about that...

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby r6_philly » Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:15 am

minuit wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
minuit wrote:
170/3.9 isn't great? pshhhhhh


I'd characterize that as "decent" :lol:

Retake!


lol yeah gotta get that 98th percentile up to 99th! :wink:

seriously, though, those numbers are baller.


You know, when I got my Feb score report, my 170 was 99%. Then they bumped it down to 98% for the overall rank. So I should retake. If I get on the WL at H, I may actually retake it in Feb if all other acceptances are in.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby tipler4213 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:29 am

You know, when I got my Feb score report, my 170 was 99%. Then they bumped it down to 98% for the overall rank. So I should retake. If I get on the WL at H, I may actually retake it in Feb if all other acceptances are in.[/quote]

I would consider it for that reason, although after 3 times, I just loathe that god-damn test. The thing that makes me so mad is that I have legit reasons why I could have done much better all three times. Even on this last one, I missed 6 LG questions when I missed none in June or in any of my prep sections.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby minuit » Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:31 am

tipler4213 wrote:I would consider it for that reason, although after 3 times, I just loathe that god-damn test. The thing that makes me so mad is that I have legit reasons why I could have done much better all three times. Even on this last one, I missed 6 LG questions when I missed none in June or in any of my prep sections.


you're making me want to retake now... but i hate that damn test, too! ugh!

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby r6_philly » Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:37 am

tipler4213 wrote:You know, when I got my Feb score report, my 170 was 99%. Then they bumped it down to 98% for the overall rank. So I should retake. If I get on the WL at H, I may actually retake it in Feb if all other acceptances are in.


I would consider it for that reason, although after 3 times, I just loathe that god-damn test. The thing that makes me so mad is that I have legit reasons why I could have done much better all three times. Even on this last one, I missed 6 LG questions when I missed none in June or in any of my prep sections.


I hate to blame others for my failings so I don't usually complain, but I also had legitimate reasons why I didn't get a 172. The supervisor of the test center came in the room to talk to the proctor, for about 3-5 minutes. "Whispering" doesn't really help in a quiet test room. I actually spoke and asked them to stop. I didn't finish that section and guessed on 3 questions. This was undisclosed, so who's to say I didn't guess them all right... but I feel like I didn't get my best shot.

I don't dislike the test material, I just dislike taking it. I didn't do one time test while prepping because I didn't have the luxury (in time availability). I think I can totally score better if I can dedicate to prepping. I jokingly say all the time I will keep taking it until I get a 180, after I get in law school because this damn test can't get the better of me. :mrgreen:

3 administrations had gone past and I decided not to retake. But if I get all my target schools, I may really sign up for Feb...

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby timmna » Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:11 pm

So... who's up for a call today?!

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby LilMonsterAnnie » Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:12 pm

minuit wrote:
tipler4213 wrote:I would consider it for that reason, although after 3 times, I just loathe that god-damn test. The thing that makes me so mad is that I have legit reasons why I could have done much better all three times. Even on this last one, I missed 6 LG questions when I missed none in June or in any of my prep sections.


you're making me want to retake now... but i hate that damn test, too! ugh!




Ditto...+1

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby hipstermafia » Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:14 pm

timmna wrote:So... who's up for a call today?!

i am up for a call, an e-mail, a carrier pigeon, anything will do. really any time between now and orientation. i just want to go to berkeley.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby LilMonsterAnnie » Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:15 pm

[/quote]

I hate to blame others for my failings so I don't usually complain, but I also had legitimate reasons why I didn't get a 172. The supervisor of the test center came in the room to talk to the proctor, for about 3-5 minutes. "Whispering" doesn't really help in a quiet test room. I actually spoke and asked them to stop. I didn't finish that section and guessed on 3 questions. This was undisclosed, so who's to say I didn't guess them all right... but I feel like I didn't get my best shot.

I don't dislike the test material, I just dislike taking it. I didn't do one time test while prepping because I didn't have the luxury (in time availability). I think I can totally score better if I can dedicate to prepping. I jokingly say all the time I will keep taking it until I get a 180, after I get in law school because this damn test can't get the better of me. :mrgreen:

3 administrations had gone past and I decided not to retake. But if I get all my target schools, I may really sign up for Feb...[/quote]



Well I for one HATE that test and HATED taking it.
no mincing around for this girlie. I will complain loud and proud about it

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby mrmangs » Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:15 pm

ads222 wrote:
mrmangs wrote:I'll be more precise. :wink: Everyone I've read about who has gotten in thus far has lived in Cali at some point in his/her life. TLS admit posters are hardly exhaustive of everyone who has gotten in, however. Nor is my knowledge of every admit post on TLS.


no dice. I've been to but have never lived in CA. I think it's reaaally random.


Wheeeelp. *stretches*

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby ihp12 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:24 pm

hipstermafia wrote:
timmna wrote:So... who's up for a call today?!

i am up for a call, an e-mail, a carrier pigeon, anything will do. really any time between now and orientation. i just want to go to berkeley.


-.-- --- ..- / .... .- ...- . / -... . . -. / .- -.-. -.-. . .--. - . -.. / - --- / -... . .-. -.- . .-.. . -.-- = You have been accepted to Berkeley in Morse Code

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby hipstermafia » Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:26 pm

ihp12 wrote:-.-- --- ..- / .... .- ...- . / -... . . -. / .- -.-. -.-. . .--. - . -.. / - --- / -... . .-. -.- . .-.. . -.-- = You have been accepted to Berkeley in Morse Code

amazing, thanks :lol: :lol:

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby lalady » Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:30 pm

I've been hesitating to post on this thread but hopefully my stats will make everyone a little more confident about their chances and show that the admissions process/timing is unpredictable. Submitted 11/21, UR 11/22, admitted 11/30 via phone w/Dean Tom. Stats: 167/3.99 Non-URM, in state. I wrote a customized personal statement for Berkeley. Totally shocked and thrilled to be in at my top choice, wish you all the best of luck. I'm a Bay Area native so if anyone has questions about location/where to live I'd be happy to answer them.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby obrienfa » Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:34 pm

mrmangs wrote:
artichoke wrote:
mrmangs wrote:
Everyone I've heard about who has gotten in has had some sort of ties to CA (including myself, although I am currently OOS). I dunno if this is actually how they are deciding on things, however.


Really? Well, I've never been to California... which is weird.. which means I have a tie to CA too.. and I haven't heard back.


I'll be more precise. :wink: Everyone I've read about who has gotten in thus far has lived in Cali at some point in his/her life. TLS admit posters are hardly exhaustive of everyone who has gotten in, however. Nor is my knowledge of every admit post on TLS.


I got in and have never lived in Cali....

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Sentry » Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:36 pm

hipstermafia wrote:
timmna wrote:So... who's up for a call today?!

i am up for a call, an e-mail, a carrier pigeon, anything will do. really any time between now and orientation. i just want to go to berkeley.

How dare you abandon Michigan SF house!

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby hipstermafia » Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:39 pm

Sentry wrote:How dare you abandon Michigan SF house!

EEEE you caught me :lol:




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