Berkeley c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

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jpal13
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Re: Berkeley c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby jpal13 » Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:44 pm

Hey jpal. I went under review on 11/22 too =(. I don't know if that really tells you anything about where you stand though.

To add to what Davidbentley said: A black-box admissions is when your numbers are not as reliable indicators for your chances of acceptance as they are for other schools. I'm above/at both 75%s, so it doesn't hurt, but a school like Berkeley is more likely to accept/reject you in spite/despite your numbers. Their LSAT 25% is 164, for example--not really a T10 number, ya know? They're obviously looking at factors way beyond your numbers.

Thanks for the congratulations!

FYI: I haven't gotten into Michigan (yet?)--so hopefully that makes you feel better =).[/quote]

Thanks, I'm sure you will get your UMich acceptance soon. I love the idea of going to U of Mich, I just don't like the snow storm I saw on the news. I am from a tropical climate.

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby WhiteGuy5 » Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:51 pm

jpal13 wrote:Thanks, I'm sure you will get your UMich acceptance soon. I love the idea of going to U of Mich, I just don't like the snow storm I saw on the news. I am from a tropical climate.


You tropical people don't know what you're missing. Snow=amazing.

But I guess ignorance is bliss =).

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby smokeylarue » Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:00 pm

IN via e-mail as well! I thought i was for sure passed over, I was UR 10/27 SO NEVER FCKING GIVE UP! LSAT 172, GPA below median, just a normal essay, not really tailored to Berkeley. NEVER GIVE UP guys!

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby msblaw89 » Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:05 pm

smokeylarue wrote:IN via e-mail as well! I thought i was for sure passed over, I was UR 10/27 SO NEVER FCKING GIVE UP! LSAT 172, GPA below median, just a normal essay, not really tailored to Berkeley. NEVER GIVE UP guys!

Thanks for the encouragement

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Take Two » Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:22 pm

smokeylarue wrote:IN via e-mail as well! I thought i was for sure passed over, I was UR 10/27 SO NEVER FCKING GIVE UP! LSAT 172, GPA below median, just a normal essay, not really tailored to Berkeley. NEVER GIVE UP guys!


congrats!! :D

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Shaggier1 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:14 am

Boalt 2L here. Congrats to all of today's admits! Boalt is a wonderful place to go to school, and we hope you all will decide to join us. Feel free to PM with any questions.

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby broncos_fan_26 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:23 am

anyone have any idea when we should be getting at the high numbers of rejections? surely not that many files are actually sent to review?!...

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Boston_NYG2245 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:52 pm

Question for those admitted. My admission email mentioned them helping to defray the cost of airfare for ASW. Has anyone received more info on this? How much do they typically provide?

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby vincanity1 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:05 pm

Boston_NYG2245 wrote:Question for those admitted. My admission email mentioned them helping to defray the cost of airfare for ASW. Has anyone received more info on this? How much do they typically provide?


There's a bit more info in the admissions packet and/or the admitted students website (Can't remember which). And it covers up to 300 for OOS and I think 150 for in-state. You got to check in at the event and present your info to them, I believe.

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Boston_NYG2245 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:38 pm

vincanity1 wrote:
Boston_NYG2245 wrote:Question for those admitted. My admission email mentioned them helping to defray the cost of airfare for ASW. Has anyone received more info on this? How much do they typically provide?


There's a bit more info in the admissions packet and/or the admitted students website (Can't remember which). And it covers up to 300 for OOS and I think 150 for in-state. You got to check in at the event and present your info to them, I believe.


Thanks!

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Tanicius » Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:41 pm

Boston_NYG2245 wrote:Question for those admitted. My admission email mentioned them helping to defray the cost of airfare for ASW. Has anyone received more info on this? How much do they typically provide?


300 OOS and 150 IS

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby sani8080 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:44 pm

i'm UR since 11/14. so if UR 10/27 got in today, does it mean that i have to wait at least for another three weeks?
well well..

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby FryBreadPower » Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:55 pm

sani8080 wrote:i'm UR since 11/14. so if UR 10/27 got in today, does it mean that i have to wait at least for another three weeks?
well well..


Not necessarily. I was UR at the same time and got in yesterday.

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby tadlbb » Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:10 am

I noticed on the 2009-10 charts that there were lots of admits on Jan. 3 and Jan. 5 of that year. I was sort of counting on that being like the 2nd and 4th this year. Anyone think there will be another round this week?

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Champion » Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:08 am

tadlbb wrote:I noticed on the 2009-10 charts that there were lots of admits on Jan. 3 and Jan. 5 of that year. I was sort of counting on that being like the 2nd and 4th this year. Anyone think there will be another round this week?


Yea, I do think there will be a good amount of admits this week.

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby moshid » Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:47 pm

I just checked my transmitted application on lsac and all the answers are blank. My status checker has everything checked, and my application status has been "under review" for awhile. Should I be worried? . Was there some kind of error? I don't think I could've submitted the application at all if the required questions were not answered, right? I'm considering e-mailing them, but don't want to bother them unnecessarily.

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby WhiteGuy5 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:17 pm

moshid wrote:I just checked my transmitted application on lsac and all the answers are blank. My status checker has everything checked, and my application status has been "under review" for awhile. Should I be worried? . Was there some kind of error? I don't think I could've submitted the application at all if the required questions were not answered, right? I'm considering e-mailing them, but don't want to bother them unnecessarily.



what? can you clarify?

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby moshid » Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:29 pm

WhiteGuy5 wrote:
moshid wrote:I just checked my transmitted application on lsac and all the answers are blank. My status checker has everything checked, and my application status has been "under review" for awhile. Should I be worried? . Was there some kind of error? I don't think I could've submitted the application at all if the required questions were not answered, right? I'm considering e-mailing them, but don't want to bother them unnecessarily.



what? can you clarify?


haha my bad. When I click on my transmitted application it says "No answer provided by applicant" under every question, but, obviously, i answered a bunch of questions. My file is under review. What's the deal?

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby WhiteGuy5 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:35 pm

moshid wrote:
WhiteGuy5 wrote:
moshid wrote:I just checked my transmitted application on lsac and all the answers are blank. My status checker has everything checked, and my application status has been "under review" for awhile. Should I be worried? . Was there some kind of error? I don't think I could've submitted the application at all if the required questions were not answered, right? I'm considering e-mailing them, but don't want to bother them unnecessarily.



what? can you clarify?


haha my bad. When I click on my transmitted application it says "No answer provided by applicant" under every question, but, obviously, i answered a bunch of questions. My file is under review. What's the deal?


Uhh yeah that sounds weird. Call the school directly tomorrow and ask them. It's probably just a glitch.

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby moshid » Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:36 pm

WhiteGuy5 wrote:
moshid wrote:
WhiteGuy5 wrote:
moshid wrote:I just checked my transmitted application on lsac and all the answers are blank. My status checker has everything checked, and my application status has been "under review" for awhile. Should I be worried? . Was there some kind of error? I don't think I could've submitted the application at all if the required questions were not answered, right? I'm considering e-mailing them, but don't want to bother them unnecessarily.



what? can you clarify?


haha my bad. When I click on my transmitted application it says "No answer provided by applicant" under every question, but, obviously, i answered a bunch of questions. My file is under review. What's the deal?


Uhh yeah that sounds weird. Call the school directly tomorrow and ask them. It's probably just a glitch.

Thanks a lot. Much appreciated

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby lblelalr » Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:23 pm

Congrats to everyone who got in! I have a question about the matching scholarship program. Does anyone have a rough idea of about when we should start applying for those?

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby gatorapplicant » Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:26 pm

anyone have any thoughts on sending a LOCI if i haven't heard back yet? i've been under review since 10/19

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Smumps » Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:27 pm

gatorapplicant wrote:anyone have any thoughts on sending a LOCI if i haven't heard back yet? i've been under review since 10/19


I think it's a bit early to do so. Did you submit a "Why Berkeley?"

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby gatorlaw » Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:32 pm

I haven't heard back either. I wrote a diversity statement, but not a "Why Berkeley?". Should I send one in? How would one do this?

Thanks.

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby addy11 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:35 pm

Smumps wrote:
gatorapplicant wrote:anyone have any thoughts on sending a LOCI if i haven't heard back yet? i've been under review since 10/19


I think it's a bit early to do so. Did you submit a "Why Berkeley?"


Disagree, only because Berkeley is on record as saying "the earlier the better." In other words, get your best foot in the door ASAP.

Also, at this point if you're not in but have a chance, it will likely be through Committee Review; you might want to use this to buoy your chances.




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