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

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mattbarnes123
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Re: Berkeley c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby mattbarnes123 » Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:16 am

Anyone get a status checker from Berkeley yet or confirmation that they received app? I sent on 9/15 and it still says "transmitted" & "report not requested by law school" on LSAC Is this wierd? b/c I either got a status checker or "we received your app confirmation email from all other T13 schools, except for NYU and M.

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

Postby Cavgirl » Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:49 am

mattbarnes123 wrote:Anyone get a status checker from Berkeley yet or confirmation that they received app? I sent on 9/15 and it still says "transmitted" & "report not requested by law school" on LSAC Is this wierd? b/c I either got a status checker or "we received your app confirmation email from all other T13 schools, except for NYU and M.


I was going to ask the same thing. FWIW, I have the same message and transmitted the first day that apps were being accepted. I am assuming they are taking their time requesting the reports.

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

Postby Cavgirl » Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:00 pm

Is anyone else's app still showing "Transmitted"?

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

Postby Hopefully2012 » Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:19 pm

Cavgirl wrote:Is anyone else's app still showing "Transmitted"?

+1

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

Postby profizzle » Tue Sep 27, 2011 2:56 pm

Anyone get a status checker email yet?

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

Postby gatorapplicant » Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:02 pm

profizzle wrote:Anyone get a status checker email yet?


Nope, my application has gone from "transmitted" to "completed on LSAC, but no word from Berkeley.

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

Postby pkt63 » Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:22 am

erikjc wrote:Is it general wisdom that the PS for Berkeley should be near 4 pages? They say that's their maximum, but it seems like a lot of people talk about extending it for them.

I think it depends on there being valuable content. Mine barely made it to the 3rd page, and that was just it's natural ending. I got a call from Dean Tom 4 days after I submitted my app. There's no formula.

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

Postby pkt63 » Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:26 am

freestallion wrote:Still working on my essay. When can we submit the application? Oct 1?

ETA: I see these two questions on the app:
Are you applying for an academic scholarship?
Are you applying for a need-based scholarship?

I'm a bit confused about these questions; nowhere do I see an application for any academic or need-based scholarships with the Berkeley application. Anyone know what schollys this is referring to?

There is a separate scholarship process. I don't remember looking for this info before I knew I had been admitted, and the info is definitely behind the admitted students wall on that page. Basically, if the process is the same as last year, they automatically consider you for scholarships, but they also allow you to submit a statement of interest, so that they can give you an extra look or something. And scholarship decisions don't come out until....like May, I think? So, this is really a long ways off. I'm not sure what the strategy would be, if any, on what to mark there. I'm assuming I marked yes for both. But I do think it's sort of a weird question, based on what I know now.

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

Postby Curious1 » Wed Sep 28, 2011 12:28 pm

Sent it in at about 2AM last night. No status checker yet. Good luck!

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

Postby nids333 » Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:49 pm

Are any of you guys submitting a diversity statement as part of the attached addenda? Can't tell if Berkeley wants this or not.

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

Postby Curious1 » Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:50 pm

My PS is kind of like a DS so no.

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

Postby Theheat633 » Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:36 pm

Still no status checker here... anyone else?

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

Postby dabird122 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 2:04 pm

still nothing. No confirmation email, status checker, nada. Submitted 9/15...

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

Postby erikjc » Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:18 pm

pkt63 wrote:
erikjc wrote:Is it general wisdom that the PS for Berkeley should be near 4 pages? They say that's their maximum, but it seems like a lot of people talk about extending it for them.

I think it depends on there being valuable content. Mine barely made it to the 3rd page, and that was just it's natural ending. I got a call from Dean Tom 4 days after I submitted my app. There's no formula.


What was the reason for the call, might I ask? Was it a JR1-style interview?

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

Postby spek » Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:14 pm

I think it was an offer of admission call.

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

Postby pkt63 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:38 pm

erikjc wrote:
pkt63 wrote:
erikjc wrote:Is it general wisdom that the PS for Berkeley should be near 4 pages? They say that's their maximum, but it seems like a lot of people talk about extending it for them.

I think it depends on there being valuable content. Mine barely made it to the 3rd page, and that was just it's natural ending. I got a call from Dean Tom 4 days after I submitted my app. There's no formula.


What was the reason for the call, might I ask? Was it a JR1-style interview?


spek is right. As you guys may have already heard, there also does not seem to be a formula for who gets calls vs. emails of acceptance.

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

Postby Kronk » Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:42 pm

Couple things:

1) You may never get a confirmation that they received your app, or it might come in a month.
2) I used the same PS I used for every other school and it was only 2 pages, so the 4 pages aren't necessary. Only do it if you think it improves your PS.
3) Good luck

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

Postby sanetruth » Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:03 pm

got status checker. FINALLY.

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

Postby jungminnee » Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:09 pm

sanetruth wrote:got status checker. FINALLY.

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

Postby freestallion » Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:12 pm

jungminnee wrote:
sanetruth wrote:got status checker. FINALLY.


+1

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

Postby sach1282 » Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:15 pm

Just got a status checker as well.

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

Postby icedflames » Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:09 pm

I got the status checker too.
My status is currently "We have received your application" but everything is checked off on the requirement list. Does this count as complete or should I wait for an email/status update actually saying "complete"

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

Postby sarahmargie » Sat Oct 08, 2011 5:36 pm

I don't even know why I applied to Berkeley. They are not splitter-friendly, and anyway, I'm not even a real splitter. I'm a person with a low GPA who has a slightly less low LSAT score. Haha!

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

Postby freestallion » Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:27 am

My status currently says "Your file is under review." Anyone else have this? What does this mean... is my file complete?

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

Postby RonnyDworkin » Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:31 am

freestallion wrote:My status currently says "Your file is under review." Anyone else have this? What does this mean... is my file complete?



I have a "your file is complete" for my status.




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