Berkeley CR Review 1

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Redsgomarchingon
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Berkeley CR Review 1

Postby Redsgomarchingon » Sat Jan 29, 2011 11:55 pm

I thought I'd start this thread so that people who got sent to faculty review (Jan. 28-Feb 18th) for Berkeley can see how each other are doing. I'll start:

...nothing here


EDIT: just realized the title of this thread is redundant. How do I change it?

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Re: Berkeley CR Review 1

Postby ScarryBakhtin » Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:02 am

Sounds like a cool idea. I'm UCR, so I fit the bill.

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Redsgomarchingon
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Re: Berkeley CR Review 1

Postby Redsgomarchingon » Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:05 am

looking at LSN, looks like a lot of rejections came on 2/5 last year. Not necessarily CR people though. Looks like most actually heard back on 2/18. But things change

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Re: Berkeley CR Review 1

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:51 am

Checking in, got my CR e-mail on Wednesday.

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Re: Berkeley CR Review 1

Postby neonx » Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:52 am

Checkin' in. =)

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Re: Berkeley CR Review 1

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:55 am

This will probably be the last time I use the word "in" with a thread relating to Boalt, so I better enjoy it. LOL

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Re: Berkeley CR Review 1

Postby Redsgomarchingon » Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:28 am

Aggiegrad2011 wrote:This will probably be the last time I use the word "in" with a thread relating to Boalt, so I better enjoy it. LOL


haha me too, except within the word "d'in'g"

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Re: Berkeley CR Review 1

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:31 am

Redsgomarchingon wrote:
Aggiegrad2011 wrote:This will probably be the last time I use the word "in" with a thread relating to Boalt, so I better enjoy it. LOL


haha me too, except within the word "d'in'g"


LOL, ok, maybe that one. :)

Actually, I have this feeling I am going to rot on their WL b/c of my really high GPA (probably one of the highest they get all cycle, but who knows).

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Re: Berkeley CR Review 1

Postby awahoya » Sun Jan 30, 2011 7:07 am

Checking in 8)

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daniel5126
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Re: Berkeley CR Review 1

Postby daniel5126 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:38 pm

those who didn't receive CR email should expect one after feb 18th for the next round??

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Re: Berkeley CR Review 1

Postby Quadrangulum » Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:04 pm

I hope they accept me. I sent in updated documents on Friday.

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Re: Berkeley CR Review 1

Postby sgtgrumbles » Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:10 pm

Quadrangulum wrote:I hope they accept me. I sent in updated documents on Friday.

What did you send? LOCI?

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Re: Berkeley CR Review 1

Postby dj666 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:26 pm

Checking in.

I must say that having a target response date is very civilized. Many of my applications have languished since early September. It's nice of Berkeley to say, "Look, we don't know about you yet. But we will. Roughly the week of Valentine's Day. Maybe cook dinner at home that night. Comfort food. Box of tissues. Just sayin'."

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Re: Berkeley CR Review 1

Postby masochist » Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:35 pm

Redsgomarchingon wrote:
Aggiegrad2011 wrote:This will probably be the last time I use the word "in" with a thread relating to Boalt, so I better enjoy it. LOL


haha me too, except within the word "d'in'g"


+1

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Re: Berkeley CR Review 1

Postby santisuk » Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:41 pm

In CR too. I really should have been an auto-reject with my numbers (both roughly 25th percentile), non-URM, so significant softs must mean something to Berkeley. Still, I'm fully expecting to be one of the first casualties this round.

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Redsgomarchingon
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Re: Berkeley CR Review 1

Postby Redsgomarchingon » Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:13 pm

daniel5126 wrote:those who didn't receive CR email should expect one after feb 18th for the next round??


I don't know when they start sending notifications for second round, but if you survive past Feb 5th (which was a huge rejection day last year), I think you have a good shot for it

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Re: Berkeley CR Review 1

Postby osalinas44 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:59 pm

Got the email for CR. Do the people with the best numbers get in or is this the most holistic part of the application process? How are a URM's chances at this point?

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Re: Berkeley CR Review 1

Postby The Stig » Sun Jan 30, 2011 7:06 pm

osalinas44 wrote:Got the email for CR. Do the people with the best numbers get in or is this the most holistic part of the application process?


I'm curious about this too...from the acceptance numbers, it sounds like it is similar to the overall acceptance rate...

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Re: Berkeley CR Review 1

Postby mistermister » Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:25 pm

osalinas44 wrote:Got the email for CR. Do the people with the best numbers get in or is this the most holistic part of the application process? How are a URM's chances at this point?


I've heard this is where a little bit of luck comes into play. It depends on which faculty member is assigned your file. Some look to numbers, some don't. Some search for URMs, some don't. Files are evidently assigned by random process, so there's no telling what your assigned faculty member will prioritize in their review.

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Re: Berkeley CR Review 1

Postby TurtlesAllTheWayDown » Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:45 pm

Sweet thread. The best part about going to CR is that now I have a reason to compulsively status check; the last few months were just sad and tragic. Well, that's enough TLS time, back to the status checker. 15 minutes is more than enough time for them to have updated me, right?

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Re: Berkeley CR Review 1

Postby bruinkid8 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:11 pm

Checking in...

Berkeley is one of my top choices so it's nice that i'll know for sure by mid-February.

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Re: Berkeley CR Review 1

Postby thomas345 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:16 pm

I'm sure this has been asked before, but I haven't seen an answer so. I've also gotten the email and made it to faculty committee review, is it worth sending a LOCI if I initially only did a general personal statement or should I let my application be?

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Re: Berkeley CR Review 1

Postby bilbobaggins » Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:18 pm

thomas345 wrote:I'm sure this has been asked before, but I haven't seen an answer so. I've also gotten the email and made it to faculty committee review, is it worth sending a LOCI if I initially only did a general personal statement or should I let my application be?


I don't think this will factor in one way or another. Many people got in off of CR without sending one (myself included). If it doesn't really add to your file, it is doubtful it will make a difference in committee.

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Re: Berkeley CR Review 1

Postby suspicious android » Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:19 am

I'll actually be in the Bay area the week of the 18th. Hopefully they'll accept me a day or two before the 18th so I can swing by and say hi.

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Re: Berkeley CR Review 1

Postby Philip_J_Fry » Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:35 am

Also checking in; this is also my first choice (though Stanford on a long shot couldn't hurt). Here's hoping...




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