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

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

Postby Aspen » Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:38 pm

msblaw89 wrote:Anyone get anything about faculty review yet?


Nope, not yet. The people going to review should probably hear by the end of the week though.

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

Postby msblaw89 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:45 pm

Aspen wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:Anyone get anything about faculty review yet?


Nope, not yet. The people going to review should probably hear by the end of the week though.


I hope so... I don't think I can wait much longer without losing it

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

Postby joetheplumber » Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:47 pm

msblaw89 wrote:
Aspen wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:Anyone get anything about faculty review yet?


Nope, not yet. The people going to review should probably hear by the end of the week though.


I hope so... I don't think I can wait much longer without losing it


What is faculty review, is it different from a regular review?
I have been under review since 11/22.....

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

Postby MikeTheWilliams » Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:58 pm

joetheplumber wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:
Aspen wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:Anyone get anything about faculty review yet?


Nope, not yet. The people going to review should probably hear by the end of the week though.


I hope so... I don't think I can wait much longer without losing it


What is faculty review, is it different from a regular review?
I have been under review since 11/22.....

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

Postby msblaw89 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:59 pm

From what I have gathered... about 1200-1600 competitive applicants are sent to faculty review. By competitive I mean not an auto-admit, but not a reject either. A group of faculty and students looks over the competitive applicants and about 200-300 are accepted.

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

Postby Mal Reynolds » Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:02 pm

Dean Tom wrote:All the files are read, previewed initially by me or by one of my staff. I have four other people who help me with the application process initially. However, I read the bulk of them. I read about two-thirds of the applicant pool, while the other four read the other one-third. It’s structured this way because I know what I’m looking for. And, if my staff finds an applicant whom they want to admit, they have to bring the file to me for a final review. Concurrent to this review process we also identify about 1400 to 1600 other applications that are very competitive, and these we send to our faculty admissions committee, comprised of six faculty and twelve students. Students serve in an advising capacity on the committee. I admit roughly 550 people through what I call the administrative review process, and the admissions committee (the faculty committee) admits about another 200 or so. So, we end up admitting about 700 to 750 people. The admissions committee also structures a waiting list, and then everyone else is denied, either administratively or by the Committee.

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

Postby joetheplumber » Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:10 pm

msblaw89 wrote:From what I have gathered... about 1200-1600 competitive applicants are sent to faculty review. By competitive I mean not an auto-admit, but not a reject either. A group of faculty and students looks over the competitive applicants and about 200-300 are accepted.



How do you know if you are in this faculty review pool? And is this the reason why mine is taking so long. Gah

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

Postby msblaw89 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:11 pm

joetheplumber wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:From what I have gathered... about 1200-1600 competitive applicants are sent to faculty review. By competitive I mean not an auto-admit, but not a reject either. A group of faculty and students looks over the competitive applicants and about 200-300 are accepted.



How do you know if you are in this faculty review pool? And is this the reason why mine is taking so long. Gah


Well we won't know until we are told. Around this time last cycle Berkeley sent e-mails to those who were being sent to FR. At this point, we are all just assuming if we have an early UR date that we are going to FR b/c there have been several admits/rejections already that we weren't a part of

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

Postby andrel2006 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:24 pm

Do we have any idea what kind of timeline the faculty review operates under? As in, how long has it taken them in the past to start rolling out decisions?

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

Postby msblaw89 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:29 pm

andrel2006 wrote:Do we have any idea what kind of timeline the faculty review operates under? As in, how long has it taken them in the past to start rolling out decisions?


You should have a decision med February

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

Postby masked kavana » Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:47 pm

What UR date would be the cut off??

I'm in the 11/22 club as well :(

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

Postby cactuarX3 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:48 pm

Don't know. I'm 12/12 here. Someone said not many 12/12ers received decisions yet. Who was that?

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

Postby hadisious » Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:48 pm

msblaw89 wrote:
andrel2006 wrote:Do we have any idea what kind of timeline the faculty review operates under? As in, how long has it taken them in the past to start rolling out decisions?


You should have a decision med February

Decision on going to faculty review or a final decision after your faculty review?

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

Postby msblaw89 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:51 pm

hadisious wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:
andrel2006 wrote:Do we have any idea what kind of timeline the faculty review operates under? As in, how long has it taken them in the past to start rolling out decisions?


You should have a decision med February

Decision on going to faculty review or a final decision after your faculty review?


Final decision

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

Postby JoeMo » Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:36 pm

msblaw89 wrote:
hadisious wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:
andrel2006 wrote:Do we have any idea what kind of timeline the faculty review operates under? As in, how long has it taken them in the past to start rolling out decisions?


You should have a decision med February

Decision on going to faculty review or a final decision after your faculty review?


Final decision


And we lost it in unison.

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

Postby sokomofo » Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:00 am

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

Postby hadisious » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:32 am

sokomofo wrote:are they gonna send out more acceptances/rejections before the faculty review begins? im not sure if i prefer a rejection or a faculty review.. i just want a decision so that i can move on :(

How could you possibly prefer a rejection over a faculty review? If that's the case, withdraw.

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

Postby Aspen » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:58 am

hadisious wrote:
sokomofo wrote:are they gonna send out more acceptances/rejections before the faculty review begins? im not sure if i prefer a rejection or a faculty review.. i just want a decision so that i can move on :(

How could you possibly prefer a rejection over a faculty review? If that's the case, withdraw.


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

Postby msblaw89 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:45 am

The more I wait... the more I want Berkeley

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

Postby MikeTheWilliams » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:54 am

msblaw89 wrote:The more I wait... the older I get


FTFY

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

Postby msblaw89 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:55 am

MikeTheWilliams wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:The more I wait... the older I get


FTFY


That's okay. Salt and pepper hair is hot

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

Postby dnyr2b » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:02 pm

Is there any way of guessing if you will be sent to the Faculty Review?

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

Postby msblaw89 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:33 pm

dnyr2b wrote:Is there any way of guessing if you will be sent to the Faculty Review?


If you have borderline numbers, went complete early in the cycle, and have yet to be accepted or denied

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

Postby msblaw89 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:34 pm

Or weaker numbers, but incredible softs

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

Postby avd90 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:34 pm

For those of us more recent waiters, (UR 1/18) does Berkeley have an intermediate status between UR and decision rendered? Also, what is the standard waiting period (not for those who have been tortured and UR since early december/november)?




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