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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby unc0mm0n1 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:28 pm

Boggs wrote:
unc0mm0n1 wrote:yeah I did. I just looked at what I put down again. My scholarship deadline is blank. But I uploaded the scholarship mailing and sent it to them. I also I sent the matching statement. I don't think my UVA thing had a definite deadline so I just scanned it and uploaded it. Is this what you're asking? I hope I answered your question.


Yes, that answers my question. I was curious because I also left my scholarship deadline blank (for the same reason), but then I read the following on Berkeley's website:
matching scholarship applications are 'triaged' – meaning that they are reviewed in order of the deadline that the individual must respond to the other law school, not in the order the applications are received.


So that had me a bit concerned. Do you happen to know if your scholarship was from the matching application vs. from the optional scholarship interest form? While I submitted the latter after checking some boxes, I did not write an additional essay (though I did for the matching scholarship). I felt my PS provided all the necessary info. However, I'm beginning to worry that this was a mistake.


Yeah I saw that whole triaged thing and that's why I got in as quick as possible. I didn't want to miss out. I think my scholarship was matching only but in the last paragraph they did mention this:

I am sure you would find Berkeley Law a great fit for your interests and experiences given how interdisciplinary and dynamic they are. We think you would contribute a great deal to the intellectual diversity of the Class of 2014

I'm not sure if that is just the normal script or if they put it in after reading my essays. Hopefully that answers your question. If you need to know anything more specific feel free to PM me.

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby dot » Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:55 pm

Boggs wrote:While I submitted the latter after checking some boxes, I did not write an additional essay (though I did for the matching scholarship). I felt my PS provided all the necessary info. However, I'm beginning to worry that this was a mistake.


I'm looking at the form now... The only box I'd check is for environmental law interest, which is already VERY clear in my PS and DS (which also answer most of the prompt questions..) Point of submitting the form with just Env. Law box checked? Point of writing a statement on leadership potential to show that I care enough to write another statement?

Or just wait and see if they come to their own decision on scholarship?

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby Boggs » Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:16 pm

unc0mm0n1 wrote:
Boggs wrote:
unc0mm0n1 wrote:yeah I did. I just looked at what I put down again. My scholarship deadline is blank. But I uploaded the scholarship mailing and sent it to them. I also I sent the matching statement. I don't think my UVA thing had a definite deadline so I just scanned it and uploaded it. Is this what you're asking? I hope I answered your question.


Yes, that answers my question. I was curious because I also left my scholarship deadline blank (for the same reason), but then I read the following on Berkeley's website:
matching scholarship applications are 'triaged' – meaning that they are reviewed in order of the deadline that the individual must respond to the other law school, not in the order the applications are received.


So that had me a bit concerned. Do you happen to know if your scholarship was from the matching application vs. from the optional scholarship interest form? While I submitted the latter after checking some boxes, I did not write an additional essay (though I did for the matching scholarship). I felt my PS provided all the necessary info. However, I'm beginning to worry that this was a mistake.


Yeah I saw that whole triaged thing and that's why I got in as quick as possible. I didn't want to miss out. I think my scholarship was matching only but in the last paragraph they did mention this:

I am sure you would find Berkeley Law a great fit for your interests and experiences given how interdisciplinary and dynamic they are. We think you would contribute a great deal to the intellectual diversity of the Class of 2014

I'm not sure if that is just the normal script or if they put it in after reading my essays. Hopefully that answers your question. If you need to know anything more specific feel free to PM me.


Thank you for your responses.

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby Excellence = a Habit » Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:34 am

Um... I suddenly can't find the application for the Scholarship Interest Essay. Am I just missing it, or did they take it down? Help? I was going to upload it this morning.

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby dot » Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:39 am

Excellence = a Habit wrote:Um... I suddenly can't find the application for the Scholarship Interest Essay. Am I just missing it, or did they take it down? Help? I was going to upload it this morning.

http://www.law.berkeley.edu/php-program ... terest.php

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby Excellence = a Habit » Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:08 am

dot wrote:
Excellence = a Habit wrote:Um... I suddenly can't find the application for the Scholarship Interest Essay. Am I just missing it, or did they take it down? Help? I was going to upload it this morning.

http://www.law.berkeley.edu/php-program ... terest.php


THANK YOU LORD, slash dot.

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby askyemcdonald » Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:33 pm

Can't believe I am posting here....but I am!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby BackToTheOldHouse » Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:41 pm

askyemcdonald wrote:Can't believe I am posting here....but I am!!!!!!!!!!!!


Congrats!

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby unc0mm0n1 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:52 pm

askyemcdonald wrote:Can't believe I am posting here....but I am!!!!!!!!!!!!


congrats

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby askyemcdonald » Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:57 pm

Thanks!

I know I am impatient...but when can I expect the login info for ASW?

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby fish52 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:00 pm

askyemcdonald wrote:Thanks!

I know I am impatient...but when can I expect the login info for ASW?

Edit: read that wrong.

I think mine took a few days? A week maybe?
Congrats!
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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby askyemcdonald » Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:02 pm

fish52 wrote:
askyemcdonald wrote:Thanks!

I know I am impatient...but when can I expect the login info for ASW?

You don't need the login info for ASW. If you are in CA, you will have $150 for your flight. Just be there by that Friday... that's about all you need to know.

Congrats!


Sorry...I meant login info for everything else. Like scholarship forms, ect.

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby unc0mm0n1 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:03 pm

fish52 wrote:
askyemcdonald wrote:Thanks!

I know I am impatient...but when can I expect the login info for ASW?

Edit: read that wrong.

I think mine took a few days? A week maybe?
Congrats!


I think shes talking about the Admitted Students Website. You should get it very soon.

edit: I was in on the 24 of January and I got my login on the 2nd of February so I'm guessing about a week

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby fish52 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:14 pm

It will be interesting to see what happens to Berkeley in the new USNWR rankings. Evidently the median LSAT score went down for Boalt last year, while most of her peer schools went up. Let's hope we made up ground in other areas... :-/

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby askyemcdonald » Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:10 pm

Is berkeley pretty generous with need-based awards? I got about $20,000 from UCLA for next year. Will Berkeley be comparable? Or is is there no way to know?

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby BackToTheOldHouse » Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:13 pm

askyemcdonald wrote:Is berkeley pretty generous with need-based awards? I got about $20,000 from UCLA for next year. Will Berkeley be comparable? Or is is there no way to know?


The documentation they sent out said it capped out at $17,500 last year for in state, and a little more than that for out of state. To my knowledge, no new figures for 2011-2012 have come out yet.

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby askyemcdonald » Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:15 pm

BackToTheOldHouse wrote:
askyemcdonald wrote:Is berkeley pretty generous with need-based awards? I got about $20,000 from UCLA for next year. Will Berkeley be comparable? Or is is there no way to know?


The documentation they sent out said it capped out at $17,500 last year for in state, and a little more than that for out of state. To my knowledge, no new figures for 2011-2012 have come out yet.


K thanks!

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby BackToTheOldHouse » Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:20 pm

askyemcdonald wrote:
BackToTheOldHouse wrote:
askyemcdonald wrote:Is berkeley pretty generous with need-based awards? I got about $20,000 from UCLA for next year. Will Berkeley be comparable? Or is is there no way to know?


The documentation they sent out said it capped out at $17,500 last year for in state, and a little more than that for out of state. To my knowledge, no new figures for 2011-2012 have come out yet.


K thanks!


No prob. One other thing--in addition to their need-based aid, it seems that there are several need-based scholarships. I'm not sure how truly need-based these are--they might be combo need/merit based--but maybe you'd qualify for one of those.

Again, congrats!

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby askyemcdonald » Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:22 pm

BackToTheOldHouse wrote:
askyemcdonald wrote:
BackToTheOldHouse wrote:
askyemcdonald wrote:Is berkeley pretty generous with need-based awards? I got about $20,000 from UCLA for next year. Will Berkeley be comparable? Or is is there no way to know?


The documentation they sent out said it capped out at $17,500 last year for in state, and a little more than that for out of state. To my knowledge, no new figures for 2011-2012 have come out yet.


K thanks!


No prob. One other thing--in addition to their need-based aid, it seems that there are several need-based scholarships. I'm not sure how truly need-based these are--they might be combo need/merit based--but maybe you'd qualify for one of those.

Again, congrats!


Yea...that is what I am hoping for. That is why I am itching to get my login info so I can fill everything out!

When is ASW? I was not listening as well as I should when Dean Tom was talking.

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby cmaas » Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:25 pm

When is ASW? I was not listening as well as I should when Dean Tom was talking


I think he said April 8th.

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby aesis » Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:41 pm

Apr 7-9 guys!

Congrats to the two of you! What a wonderful day, no? :)

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby askyemcdonald » Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:54 pm

aesis wrote:Apr 7-9 guys!

Congrats to the two of you! What a wonderful day, no? :)


Floating :D

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby cmaas » Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:31 pm

askyemcdonald wrote:
aesis wrote:Apr 7-9 guys!

Congrats to the two of you! What a wonderful day, no? :)


Floating :D


+1

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby r6_philly » Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:18 pm

Congrats to the new admits!

Everyone planning to visit? I will be arriving in SFO Thur. morning and renting a car. So if anyone wants a ride to school/hotel, please let me know.

Exciting!

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby askyemcdonald » Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:46 pm

r6_philly wrote:Congrats to the new admits!

Everyone planning to visit? I will be arriving in SFO Thur. morning and renting a car. So if anyone wants a ride to school/hotel, please let me know.

Exciting!


I think i will go. My fiancee and I will probably drive up there...its only 400 miles! :lol:




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