Berkeley 2011 Waitlist

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Re: Berkeley 2011 Waitlist

Postby mistermister » Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:53 pm

williams55 wrote:JUST GOT THE CALL. freaking out...so excited!!


congrats! what quartile?

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Re: Berkeley 2011 Waitlist

Postby suspicious android » Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:03 pm

mistermister wrote:
williams55 wrote:JUST GOT THE CALL. freaking out...so excited!!


congrats! what quartile?


Quartile and CA/Non-CA! We need the pertinent information!

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Re: Berkeley 2011 Waitlist

Postby williams55 » Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:10 pm

Sorry...I thought I posted this but I'm on my phone so it must have not gone through. CA-resident and (surprisingly) fourth quartile. I will be attending (:

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Re: Berkeley 2011 Waitlist

Postby mistermister » Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:12 pm

williams55 wrote:Sorry...I thought I posted this but I'm on my phone so it must have not gone through. CA-resident and (surprisingly) fourth quartile. I will be attending (:


super excited for you, but.... I'm a CA resident and in the 3rd quartile, so wondering where I stand.....

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Re: Berkeley 2011 Waitlist

Postby williams55 » Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:17 pm

They seem to be moving quickly though, so don't give up hope. I've expressed a lot of continued interest (even though I know they say it doesn't help) but maybe it would be worth a phone call to admissions. They've been pretty good about elucidating the process, at least from my experience.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 Waitlist

Postby suspicious android » Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:23 pm

Wow, so basically, we can't be sure the quartiles mean anything, at least for the CA waitlist. And so far no one is reporting being asked in off the non-CA waitlist.

On the other hand, it's only been like six days, last year's thread had a few people being taken in July. So maybe I should chill out and stop refreshing this thread every 45 seconds.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 Waitlist

Postby Flips88 » Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:38 pm

I sent an email asking to withdraw my spot from the wait list and wishing them best of luck with the incoming class and upcoming year. Their response email was one word long: "Done." Wtf is that noise?
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Re: Berkeley 2011 Waitlist

Postby JDndMSW » Thu Jun 09, 2011 3:32 am

Flips88 wrote:I sent an email asking to withdraw my spot from the wait list and wishing them best of lucking with the incoming class and upcoming year. Their response email was one word long: "Done." Wtf is that noise?


Seriously LOL'd

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Re: Berkeley 2011 Waitlist

Postby sequoia » Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:53 am

Agreed that the process is pretty opaque.

Just got off the waitlist- CA resident. 2nd quartile. I will be attending. So excited and the rest of you- don't give up hope yet.. this is way earlier than I thought I'd hear back.

I sent a number of LOCI and additional letters of recommendation- Admissions says it doesn't make a difference once it's ranked but I have to believe it helps?

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Re: Berkeley 2011 Waitlist

Postby bullentini » Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:42 pm

From Berkeley Admissions in response to an inquiry:"Yes, we have begun to admit a few residents from the wait list. We are pessimistic that non-residents will be admitted at this time, although things could change later in the coming month or two."

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Re: Berkeley 2011 Waitlist

Postby Flips88 » Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:47 pm

bullentini wrote:From Berkeley Admissions in response to an inquiry:"Yes, we have begun to admit a few residents from the wait list. We are pessimistic that non-residents will be admitted at this time, although things could change later in the coming month or two."

It would have been nice for them, at any time during the wait list correspondence, to clarify that there were in fact two separate wait lists. You know, so the hopes and dreams of the non-resident in the 1st quartile can die swiftly

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Re: Berkeley 2011 Waitlist

Postby bullentini » Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:49 pm

I feel that they could definitely have been more honest with us about what our ranking meant. That surprises me because, so far, they have been the most open and transparent school that I've dealt with.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 Waitlist

Postby suspicious android » Thu Jun 09, 2011 3:11 pm

Berkeley Admissions wrote:We are pessimistic that non-residents will be admitted at this time, although things could change later in the coming month or two."


:(

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Re: Berkeley 2011 Waitlist

Postby mistermister » Thu Jun 09, 2011 4:38 pm

sequoia wrote:Just got off the waitlist- CA resident. 2nd quartile. I will be attending. So excited and the rest of you- don't give up hope yet.. this is way earlier than I thought I'd hear back.


congrats! did you get the call this morning or yesterday?

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Re: Berkeley 2011 Waitlist

Postby sequoia » Thu Jun 09, 2011 4:41 pm

I should have clarified.. I got the call yesterday afternoon.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 Waitlist

Postby mistermister » Thu Jun 09, 2011 5:09 pm

bullentini wrote:From Berkeley Admissions in response to an inquiry
what did you ask? (feel free to PM if you don't want to out yourself)

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Re: Berkeley 2011 Waitlist

Postby fish52 » Thu Jun 09, 2011 5:18 pm

Flips88 wrote:I sent an email asking to withdraw my spot from the wait list and wishing them best of luck with the incoming class and upcoming year. Their response email was one word long: "Done." Wtf is that noise?

That's pretty awful, to be honest. When I withdrew from waitlists or rejected offers of admission elsewhere they were always very polite. Boalt seems to be very nice while they are trying to get you to pay their salary, but very cold when that's no longer a possibility, or you're already committed.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 Waitlist

Postby WarioLaw » Fri Jun 10, 2011 4:41 pm

Flips88 wrote:I sent an email asking to withdraw my spot from the wait list and wishing them best of luck with the incoming class and upcoming year. Their response email was one word long: "Done." Wtf is that noise?


Don't feel bad, I got the same message. I wanted to reply and say "No, you're done." But that would be being petty.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 Waitlist

Postby Flips88 » Fri Jun 10, 2011 4:53 pm

WarioLaw wrote:
Flips88 wrote:I sent an email asking to withdraw my spot from the wait list and wishing them best of luck with the incoming class and upcoming year. Their response email was one word long: "Done." Wtf is that noise?


Don't feel bad, I got the same message. I wanted to reply and say "No, you're done." But that would be being petty.

Lol "You can't fire me, I quit!"

But seriously, responses from other schools:

Vandy: "Thank you for notifying us of your decision. We wish you the best in all of your future endeavors."

Texas: "Thank you for notifying us of your withdrawal from the UT Law waitlist. We wish you the best in your academic endeavors. "

UVA: "thank you for letting us know. We will withdraw your application."

Duke: "We have received your request to withdraw from the Priority Reserve list, and have accordingly closed your application file. If you believe that this action has been taken in error, please contact us immediately.

I apprecate your interest in Duke Law School, and wish you the best in your personal and professional pursuits." (That was fun, because I had never been told I was on Priority Reserve).

Illinois: "Thank you for letting me know. Good luck to you.

Paul" sent from Dean Pless

W&M: "Thank you Flips. Best wishes."

Michigan: "We’re sorry to hear you are no longer interested in remaining under consideration on our waitlist, but we wish you every success with your alternative plans. Your application will be withdrawn. Please let us know if you have any questions."

Though it's merely a formality, at least other schools were professionals about it and wished me good luck and everything. "Done." is pretty cold blooded.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 Waitlist

Postby mistermister » Fri Jun 10, 2011 6:20 pm

Flips and Wario: what quartile? resident?

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Re: Berkeley 2011 Waitlist

Postby Flips88 » Fri Jun 10, 2011 6:26 pm

mistermister wrote:Flips and Wario: what quartile? resident?

Non-resident. 2nd quartile. I assume there was no hope for me anyway.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 Waitlist

Postby mistermister » Sun Jun 12, 2011 1:28 am

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Re: Berkeley 2011 Waitlist

Postby mistermister » Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:41 pm

have all of last week's WL admits replied?

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Re: Berkeley 2011 Waitlist

Postby mistermister » Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:04 pm

Bueller? Bueller?

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Re: Berkeley 2011 Waitlist

Postby williams55 » Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:06 pm

I'm attending.




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