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

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

Postby tadlbb » Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:36 pm

I can't accept the "just because" rationale for why they're going to reject some of us later than others with the same review dates. There's got to be a reason.
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Re: Berkeley c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby moneybagsphd » Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:54 pm

*fingers crossed*

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

Postby stilles » Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:51 pm

I believe there are 2 faculty reviews, and maybe some people in the 11/22 UR or earlier groups are being held until they begin FR 2. Perhaps FR 2 is a 'weaker' pool and FR 1 gets priority, and as some of those accepted withdraw, they dip into FR 2.

For the 12/12 and later UR group, I'm hanging onto the idea that we WILL NOT be rejected yet and will be put into FR 2. This of course may be a delusional fantasy of mine, but I'm hoping you will concur!

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

Postby jpal13 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:28 am

stilles wrote:I believe there are 2 faculty reviews, and maybe some people in the 11/22 UR or earlier groups are being held until they begin FR 2. Perhaps FR 2 is a 'weaker' pool and FR 1 gets priority, and as some of those accepted withdraw, they dip into FR 2.

For the 12/12 and later UR group, I'm hanging onto the idea that we WILL NOT be rejected yet and will be put into FR 2. This of course may be a delusional fantasy of mine, but I'm hoping you will concur!



I have withdrawn from 3 schools that I know I will not attend. However, there are 2 schools I gained acceptance to that I know I will not attend but have not withdrawn in the hopes that I can use the financial aid they offer as leverage at the school I want to attend. Since aid might not be offered till march I'm going to be hanging onto these schools till they make their offer. This practice is a problem because it makes withdraws sluggish. So I think that waiting for people to withdraw is going to be a painful way to wait.

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

Postby msblaw89 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:04 pm

All quiet on the western front?

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

Postby cactuarX3 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:06 pm

msblaw89 wrote:All quiet on the western front?


Haven't heard anything for a while now, thinking about driving the 5 minutes over to Berkeley and staging a hunger strike for my decision.

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

Postby tjddk » Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:11 pm

cactuarX3 wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:All quiet on the western front?


Haven't heard anything for a while now, thinking about driving the 5 minutes over to Berkeley and staging a hunger strike for my decision.


Would they even notice a hunger strike, though? I thought people on hunger strikes at Berkeley were as common as sorority girls on diets.

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

Postby pupshaw » Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:13 pm

cactuarX3 wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:All quiet on the western front?


Haven't heard anything for a while now, thinking about driving the 5 minutes over to Berkeley and staging a hunger strike for my decision.


At this point I try my best only to think about Berkeley on Mondays. Didn't help last Friday when that one random guy got an admit call.

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

Postby Campagnolo » Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:29 pm

tjddk wrote:
cactuarX3 wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:All quiet on the western front?


Haven't heard anything for a while now, thinking about driving the 5 minutes over to Berkeley and staging a hunger strike for my decision.


Would they even notice a hunger strike, though? I thought people on hunger strikes at Berkeley were as common as sorority girls on diets.


Tell 'em you'll vote Romney or (gasp!) Paul if they don't give you a decision.

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

Postby tadlbb » Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:09 pm

cactuarX3 wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:All quiet on the western front?


Haven't heard anything for a while now, thinking about driving the 5 minutes over to Berkeley and staging a hunger strike for my decision.


#OccupyBerkeleyLawAdmissions

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

Postby Campagnolo » Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:18 pm

Let me know how that one trends :wink:

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

Postby moxy » Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:18 am

I went UR on 1/19. No emails about FR. Unless there is a second FR, I think my app. is heading to the rejection pile. Borderline numbers for Berkeley.

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

Postby msblaw89 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:08 am

moxy wrote:I went UR on 1/19. No emails about FR. Unless there is a second FR, I think my app. is heading to the rejection pile. Borderline numbers for Berkeley.


I think there will be an FR2

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

Postby johnson.jelly » Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:41 pm

msblaw89 wrote:
moxy wrote:I went UR on 1/19. No emails about FR. Unless there is a second FR, I think my app. is heading to the rejection pile. Borderline numbers for Berkeley.


I think there will be an FR2



I looked back in last year's thread and it seems like VERY few people got FR2 and the one's that did, were URMs.

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

Postby moxy » Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:45 pm

johnson.jelly wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:
moxy wrote:I went UR on 1/19. No emails about FR. Unless there is a second FR, I think my app. is heading to the rejection pile. Borderline numbers for Berkeley.


I think there will be an FR2



I looked back in last year's thread and it seems like VERY few people got FR2 and the one's that did, were URMs.


Non URM here, thank you for making me feel better .. lol. So I guess everyone who went UR on 1/19, and do not have a decision (whatever it is) by now, should be heading to a reject pile (unless the candidate is an URM)? Very sad news for me...

And oh ... you should feel honored that your first post wiped away my dreams .. lol

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

Postby masked kavana » Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:47 pm

UR 11/22 no ding, no FR just silence and misery.

Then again my GPA is so low they are probably enjoying a good laugh courtesy of my app.

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

Postby kingofspain » Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:00 pm

moxy wrote:
johnson.jelly wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:
moxy wrote:I went UR on 1/19. No emails about FR. Unless there is a second FR, I think my app. is heading to the rejection pile. Borderline numbers for Berkeley.


I think there will be an FR2



I looked back in last year's thread and it seems like VERY few people got FR2 and the one's that did, were URMs.


Non URM here, thank you for making me feel better .. lol. So I guess everyone who went UR on 1/19, and do not have a decision (whatever it is) by now, should be heading to a reject pile (unless the candidate is an URM)? Very sad news for me...

And oh ... you should feel honored that your first post wiped away my dreams .. lol

Um. Let's keep in mind that 1/19 was only two weeks ago, yeah? 1/19 is probably pretty much everyone who submitted late December, early January -- a peak time -- and they almost definitely can't review all of them in two weeks.

(FWIW, I went UR 1/19 as well, and I think I'm generally a good candidate for Berkeley.)

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

Postby moxy » Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:00 pm

masked kavana wrote:UR 11/22 no ding, no FR just silence and misery.

Then again my GPA is so low they are probably enjoying a good laugh courtesy of my app.


If your LSAT score is great, maybe they should use your LSAT, and my GPA, and we can both get in?

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

Postby moxy » Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:02 pm

kingofspain wrote:

Um. Let's keep in mind that 1/19 was only two weeks ago, yeah? 1/19 is probably pretty much everyone who submitted late December, early January -- a peak time -- and they almost definitely can't review all of them in two weeks.

(FWIW, I went UR 1/19 as well, and I think I'm generally a good candidate for Berkeley.)


Makes sense. If I had your numbers, I wouldn't even bother to log on TLS .. hahah

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

Postby johnson.jelly » Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:04 pm

moxy wrote:
johnson.jelly wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:
moxy wrote:I went UR on 1/19. No emails about FR. Unless there is a second FR, I think my app. is heading to the rejection pile. Borderline numbers for Berkeley.


I think there will be an FR2



I looked back in last year's thread and it seems like VERY few people got FR2 and the one's that did, were URMs.


Non URM here, thank you for making me feel better .. lol. So I guess everyone who went UR on 1/19, and do not have a decision (whatever it is) by now, should be heading to a reject pile (unless the candidate is an URM)? Very sad news for me...

And oh ... you should feel honored that your first post wiped away my dreams .. lol



I'm sorry I didn't mean to crush you dreams with my first post, so the second one will make up for it :)

I think the Jan UR group is actually quite safe, I mean, they JUST got your application a month ago. This sounds horrible, but I think the FR2 is reserved for a SMALL number of people who are exceptional and applied rather late, the 'we like you but not enough' to put you in FR1 so after a few people withdrew we put you in FR2, and URMs for diversity.

YOU, of course are part of the 'exceptional and applied rather late' group and will be telling us about your 1 hour phone conversation with Dean Tom himself :D

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

Postby moxy » Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:20 pm

johnson.jelly wrote:

I'm sorry I didn't mean to crush you dreams with my first post, so the second one will make up for it :)

I think the Jan UR group is actually quite safe, I mean, they JUST got your application a month ago. This sounds horrible, but I think the FR2 is reserved for a SMALL number of people who are exceptional and applied rather late, the 'we like you but not enough' to put you in FR1 so after a few people withdrew we put you in FR2, and URMs for diversity.

YOU, of course are part of the 'exceptional and applied rather late' group and will be telling us about your 1 hour phone conversation with Dean Tom himself :D


Thank you!! I would like to think of myself as exceptional .. hahahah. Good luck with your cycle :)

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

Postby msblaw89 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:22 pm

Berkeley has been quiet for too long....

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

Postby dymachus » Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:26 pm

I received an acceptance email this week and had received the "under review" email on the 19th. I really wasn't expecting such quick turnaround but am very pleased.

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

Postby Campagnolo » Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:31 pm

msblaw89 wrote:Berkeley has been quiet for too long....


You know it all goes down on Mondays.

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

Postby likemike » Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:53 pm

See a lot on here about 11/22ers. Thoughts on 12/12?




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