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

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

Postby DBishops » Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:15 pm

jtemp320 wrote:Hey, Boalt 1L here taking a break from a massive pile of work (not to scare you guys - but law school is a lot of work...don't know if you've heard) and happy to answer any questions you all might have if you want to message me. Not sure where everyone is in the application process but I wish you all the best of luck and hope to see you at ASW.



Hey, I was curious about Financial Aid. What have you heard about other people in your classes scholarship offers/how did your's come about?

Thanks!

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

Postby Euchromatic » Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:53 pm

WL via the status checker. :?

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

Postby Nammertat » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:09 pm

Denied via Status Checker- Good luck everyone!

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

Postby ktsai4 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:12 pm

If my status checker says "A decision has been reached" rather than WL or DENIED. does this mean good news?? =] don't know if i should get my hopes up because Boalt was a reach from day 1 with 3.71 and 169

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

Postby Anciano » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:14 pm

(removed potential misinformation -- I'll let someone who knows for sure answer)
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Re: Berkeley c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby ColumbiaChamp » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:15 pm

ktsai4 wrote:If my status checker says "A decision has been reached" rather than WL or DENIED. does this mean good news?? =] don't know if i should get my hopes up because Boalt was a reach from day 1 with 3.71 and 169


read the top of the page. it gives you the decision.

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

Postby vto35 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:16 pm

I just got the phone call and my status changed to decision has been reached and then below it a new status line says admitted

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

Postby ColumbiaChamp » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:17 pm

They said they regret not offering me a spot in the class of 2014, which is cool I don't want to be in that class anyway. I think I'll attend anyway because they never rejected me for the class of 2015.

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

Postby Geneva » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:17 pm

ktsai4 wrote:If my status checker says "A decision has been reached" rather than WL or DENIED. does this mean good news?? =] don't know if i should get my hopes up because Boalt was a reach from day 1 with 3.71 and 169


just went on my status checker to investigate. Do you have a new decision date on yours? I got in last night, but the date on mine is 3/8. Copied/pasted from my status checker:
Current Status: A decision has been reached

Current Status Date: 3/8/2012

Decision Status: Admitted!

Decision Status Date: 3/8/2012

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

Postby gravityrides0 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:17 pm

rejected:(

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

Postby ktsai4 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:18 pm

False alarm. After reviewing thoroughly your application for admission to UC Berkeley School of Law, the Admissions Committee has decided, with regret, not to offer you a place in the Class of 2014. We wish you all the best in your applications to other law schools and in your career. Thank you very much for your interest in Berkeley Law and for entrusting us with your application. A letter will be e-mailed to you in the next 24 hours....

WHAT A TEASE!!! T_T

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

Postby ktsai4 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:20 pm

ktsai4 wrote:False alarm. After reviewing thoroughly your application for admission to UC Berkeley School of Law, the Admissions Committee has decided, with regret, not to offer you a place in the Class of 2014. We wish you all the best in your applications to other law schools and in your career. Thank you very much for your interest in Berkeley Law and for entrusting us with your application. A letter will be e-mailed to you in the next 24 hours....

WHAT A TEASE!!! T_T



can they make a decision now for the class of 2015 instead now?? =/

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

Postby Euchromatic » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:35 pm

Maybe it's a lot to ask, but do they tell you what position you're at on the waitlist? At some point I need to give Michigan an answer, and it would be nice to have that info.

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

Postby kennethellenparcell » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:52 pm

Euchromatic wrote:Maybe it's a lot to ask, but do they tell you what position you're at on the waitlist? At some point I need to give Michigan an answer, and it would be nice to have that info.


I don't think you'll know that until after May when they release the quartile rankings. Last year, they didn't start taking people off until June. If you really want Berk, I would deposit at Michigan (if that's where you want to go) and ride the waitlist.

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

Postby lefty20 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:56 pm

For anyone who missed the phone call: did you get called back at any point, or just an email sometime later to confirm? Thanks.

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

Postby cactuarX3 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:59 pm

Also dinged. First ding of the cycle; guess they just don't show any love to undergrad alums....

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

Postby kingofspain » Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:03 pm

WAITLISTED. Shame I didn't apply earlier in the cycle when it was strict numbers, I guess? Whateverrrr, withdrawing as soon as they send me an email.

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

Postby amc987 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:28 pm

Does anyone know about Berkeley's scholarship matching program? I've been fortunate this cycle to get some merit scholarships at other T14 schools, and I'm definitely going to apply to the program. However, I have no idea which scholarship I should ask them to match. Berkeley's website says that you should ask them to match the scholarship form the school you're most likely to attend if you don't go to Berkeley. But is that actually sound advice? LIke, is it better to ask them to match my 60K scholarship at NYU because of the schools I've received scholarships from that's the one I'm most likely to attend, or is it better for me to ask them to match the larger scholarships I got from Michigan and/or Gtown?

Does the matching program mean that they give you the same amount as you have from another school or that they use your scholarship as an impetus to grant you a merit-based scholarship at Berkeley at an amount Berkeley's committee determines??

I would really appreciate any advice anyone has on this. The website says that you can/ should only apply once with one scholarship, and since some of my scholarship offers have early-April deadlines, I should probably get the ball rolling on this process.

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

Postby Golden Bear 11 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:57 pm

cactuarX3 wrote:Also dinged. First ding of the cycle; guess they just don't show any love to undergrad alums....


Same here :(

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

Postby Blumpbeef » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:30 pm

ktsai4 wrote:
ktsai4 wrote:False alarm. After reviewing thoroughly your application for admission to UC Berkeley School of Law, the Admissions Committee has decided, with regret, not to offer you a place in the Class of 2014. We wish you all the best in your applications to other law schools and in your career. Thank you very much for your interest in Berkeley Law and for entrusting us with your application. A letter will be e-mailed to you in the next 24 hours....

WHAT A TEASE!!! T_T



can they make a decision now for the class of 2015 instead now?? =/



Mine was for CO2015. When did you apply?

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

Postby jtemp320 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:51 pm

Congrats and hope to see you at ASW to all the new admits and good luck to those still waiting (if any)! I'm a Boalt 1L and just wanted to offer to share my opinions about Boalt with anyone who wants to message me and answer any questions that I can (though again, what I know is limited to my experience as a 1L).

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

Postby poe » Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:17 pm

mushybrain wrote:
potl wrote:
Geneva wrote:accepted people: how soon after you got the call did you get info by email/snail mail? also, what is the situation with scholarship money?


I was in the first large round of acceptances and have still heard nothing about money. It also may just be the case, though, that I'm not getting any money from them. I filled out my FAFSA on time though.

My understanding is money info comes end of March at the earliest, up to ASW. I went complete 12/1, accepted 12/19, FAFSA in early Feb, and no word.


Wow, that sucks. NYU'S deadline to accept a scholarship is April 6. I really need to hear from Berkeley before then.

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

Postby canon » Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:29 pm

Nice seeing Boalt up at #7 again, though it probably just shows how much consideration you should attribute to T10 ranking fluctuations in your decision -- not much. Just like 0L advice!

1L here, willing to troll for Boalt, I'll try to respond as soon as possible.
TLS has no love for B for some reason.

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

Postby Tanicius » Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:03 am

canon wrote:Nice seeing Boalt up at #7 again, though it probably just shows how much consideration you should attribute to T10 ranking fluctuations in your decision -- not much. Just like 0L advice!

1L here, willing to troll for Boalt, I'll try to respond as soon as possible.
TLS has no love for B for some reason.



What's even better about this is that we're listed first in the schools that tied for 7th. First place 7th best law school.

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

Postby thelawschoolproject » Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:25 am

Tanicius wrote:

What's even better about this is that we're listed first in the schools that tied for 7th. First place 7th best law school.



Um pretty sure tied schools are listed alphabetically...




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