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

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

Postby avd90 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:39 pm

kingofspain wrote:
avd90 wrote:Just got this update in my status checker :

Your application has passed an initial administrative review and has been selected for further consideration by the Faculty Admissions Committee.

Is this second round FR? What gives

For the record, I submitted 1/9 and went under review 1/19

I just got that too, same submit/UR dates. I think it's FR2...


So what does this mean for us? Are we the less preferred FR.. I remember reading a few weeks ago when the initial FR went out that there are fewer spots for the 2nd group? Does anyone have any clarifying information?

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

Postby jpal13 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:40 pm

Rejected.

I figured, I'm not berkeley's type.
Just got the email. Was under FR

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

Postby likemike » Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:44 pm

avd90 wrote:
kingofspain wrote:
avd90 wrote:Just got this update in my status checker :

Your application has passed an initial administrative review and has been selected for further consideration by the Faculty Admissions Committee.

Is this second round FR? What gives

For the record, I submitted 1/9 and went under review 1/19

I just got that too, same submit/UR dates. I think it's FR2...


So what does this mean for us? Are we the less preferred FR.. I remember reading a few weeks ago when the initial FR went out that there are fewer spots for the 2nd group? Does anyone have any clarifying information?


+1

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

Postby EmilyL8487 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:47 pm

Still UR 12/12. No emails. No status change.

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

Postby kingofspain » Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:48 pm

avd90 wrote:
kingofspain wrote:
avd90 wrote:Just got this update in my status checker :

Your application has passed an initial administrative review and has been selected for further consideration by the Faculty Admissions Committee.

Is this second round FR? What gives

For the record, I submitted 1/9 and went under review 1/19

I just got that too, same submit/UR dates. I think it's FR2...


So what does this mean for us? Are we the less preferred FR.. I remember reading a few weeks ago when the initial FR went out that there are fewer spots for the 2nd group? Does anyone have any clarifying information?

I have no clarifying information.

Maybe all of us who applied in the new year and don't have decisions yet go to faculty review? Or maybe they'll be rejecting a whole bunch of late applicants soon, in which case faculty review would be a (relatively) good thing?

Either way, there probably aren't a ton of spots left, so I'm imagining FR2 will be sorta like the Hunger Games.

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

Postby cactuarX3 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:49 pm

12/12er here. Just went to faculty review. Not sure whether to be happy or depressed...

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

Postby EmilyL8487 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:52 pm

cactuarX3 wrote:12/12er here. Just went to faculty review. Not sure whether to be happy or depressed...


That's probably a good sign...I'm just waiting for the ding.

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

Postby moxy » Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:54 pm

1/19 UR. Nothing so far. Probably heading for a ding.

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

Postby itsmelissaaa » Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:54 pm

EmilyL8487 wrote:Still UR 12/12. No emails. No status change.


Same...

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

Postby avd90 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:56 pm

moxy wrote:1/19 UR. Nothing so far. Probably heading for a ding.


no mox! keep the faith

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

Postby moxy » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:01 pm

avd90 wrote:
moxy wrote:1/19 UR. Nothing so far. Probably heading for a ding.


no mox! keep the faith


I should! It's just that I got held at NW today, and I am a little miserable about that .. haha .. I'll get over it :)

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

Postby gravityrides0 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:03 pm

cactuarX3 wrote:12/12er here. Just went to faculty review. Not sure whether to be happy or depressed...


Same. xx

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

Postby avd90 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:04 pm

moxy wrote:
avd90 wrote:
moxy wrote:1/19 UR. Nothing so far. Probably heading for a ding.


no mox! keep the faith


I should! It's just that I got held at NW today, and I am a little miserable about that .. haha .. I'll get over it :)


I was held last week, it was my first bad news of the cycle. Chicago is too cold anyway

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

Postby explorergirl » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:05 pm

Dinged with a 3.8 and 170. Why no love, Berkeley? :(

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

Postby Geneva » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:06 pm

under review for the second time this month...what does this mean?!

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

Postby moneybagsphd » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:07 pm

Faculty Review here. *Runs to join support group*

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

Postby moneybagsphd » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:08 pm

Geneva wrote:under review for the second time this month...what does this mean?!

FR. Read your header.

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

Postby Geneva » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:09 pm

"Your application at UC Berkeley Law School has passed an initial administrative review and has been selected for further consideration by the Faculty Admissions Committee."

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

Postby avd90 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:09 pm

moneybagsphd wrote:
Geneva wrote:under review for the second time this month...what does this mean?!

FR. Read your header.


have any of you FR2 guys received an email like the first FR group?

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

Postby Geneva » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:10 pm

I hope we will all soon get the yes...3 more hours until 5pm...
Does anyone know the acceptance odds for candidates under FR?

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

Postby cactuarX3 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:11 pm

avd90 wrote:
moneybagsphd wrote:
Geneva wrote:under review for the second time this month...what does this mean?!

FR. Read your header.


have any of you FR2 guys received an email like the first FR group?


No email yet...

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

Postby Geneva » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:12 pm

I didn't receive an email either. After FR 1 do all apps require a second faculty review?

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

Postby avd90 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:14 pm

Geneva wrote:I didn't receive an email either. After FR 1 do all apps require a second faculty review?


Not quite sure what you mean by this.

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

Postby Geneva » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:16 pm

is it possible to be accepted after the first faculty review of the application, or do all applications have to undergo a second faculty review?

slightly confused here. also, does anyone know the odds for acceptance of candidates that make it to FR? how excited or not excited should i be?

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

Postby avd90 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:18 pm

Geneva wrote:is it possible to be accepted after the first faculty review of the application, or do all applications have to undergo a second faculty review?

slightly confused here. also, does anyone know the odds for acceptance of candidates that make it to FR? how excited or not excited should i be?


As far as I know, no applicants undergo a second FR. We are just in the second wave of FR, the first was several weeks ago. I'll post the email Dean Tom sent to the FR1 people



Dean Tom also offers some insight into the admissions process itself. “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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