Berkeley Waitlist/Faculty Review Support Group 2012

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darkgrayclouds
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Re: Bezerkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby darkgrayclouds » Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:11 pm

Also dinged. My first of the cycle. It's funny that Berkeley was the only school in the T14 which LSP listed me as 'Admit'. Obviously I already knew not to trust that thing, but now it's even more apparent.

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brogoc
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Re: Bezerkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby brogoc » Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:05 am

Dinged today by email/status checker. It stings a bit given my stats. But I'm happy to have gotten into some other good schools and my SO wants to live on the east coast anyway. And I'm glad Aspen got in.

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kennethellenparcell
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Re: Bezerkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby kennethellenparcell » Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:00 am

EMZE wrote: On top of all that, I am a 3.4/167 non-URM.


Ok, this is awesome. Congrats EMZE!

Also, Berkeley - whhyyy are you on the fence about the Old Man? I know you like high GPAs but the guy has WE and engineering and a 178. Let him in so I can have hope. Dammit.

ionoiforgot
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Re: Bezerkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby ionoiforgot » Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:50 am

Meanwhile, I remain stuck on 11/22...with no emails D:

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Re: Bezerkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby citygirl000 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:09 pm

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Re: Bezerkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby goodthings » Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:42 pm

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kennethellenparcell
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Re: Bezerkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby kennethellenparcell » Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:15 pm

goodthings wrote: Glad to hear this from someone else. I have been watching this thread a little and considered weighing in multiple times: I am so far outside what this forum seems to think is the appropriate range of application numbers, and I've done just fine. If I followed the advice and common thinking such as that found on this forum, I would not have the academic background or admissions I do because I wouldn't have even tried. You really are more than your numbers, and especially with regards to a school like Berkeley.


Amen to this. I do think that this also applies to me. I really do think there are many different factors that schools consider in making decisions. Not to say that numbers aren't important because they are and you should try put yourself in the best position possible numbers-wise. However, it certainly is more than just numbers.

I wish I saw this nuanced viewpoint more often on TLS.

Elric
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Re: Bezerkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby Elric » Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:22 pm

So...was anyone else told the Faculty Admissions Committee would begin deliberations on 2/17 with an anticipated final decision on or around 3/9? Because I fall into that category.

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Re: Bezerkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby vto35 » Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:37 pm

Elric wrote:So...was anyone else told the Faculty Admissions Committee would begin deliberations on 2/17 with an anticipated final decision on or around 3/9? Because I fall into that category.



me!

thecactus
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Re: Bezerkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby thecactus » Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:22 pm

@goodthings: agree completely! My LSAT score is below the median (on in some cases, below the bottom 25%) of every T14 school I got into, and yet my cycle turned out much better than I anticipated.

I think TLS general wisdom tends to underestimate the importance of soft factors. Soft factors alone may rarely get somebody into a top school, but it can definitely make up for another deficiency in your application.

gravityrides0
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Re: Bezerkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby gravityrides0 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:22 pm

18 DAYS

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Nammertat
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Re: Bezerkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby Nammertat » Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:31 pm

Dear Berkeley....

Please end my pain...

That is all.

Ghghghhhg2000
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Re: Bezerkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby Ghghghhhg2000 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:37 pm

Does anyone know how many committee reviews there are?

houng89
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Re: Bezerkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby houng89 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:44 am

Ghghghhhg2000 wrote:Does anyone know how many committee reviews there are?


i believe there are only 2

gravityrides0
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Re: Bezerkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby gravityrides0 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:18 am

10 days... either a celebration, or collapse into a crippling depression... either way, we drink!

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Re: Bezerkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby Elric » Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:22 pm

gravityrides0 wrote:10 days... either a celebration, or collapse into a crippling depression... either way, we drink!


+1

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Nammertat
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Re: Bezerkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby Nammertat » Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:16 pm

Elric wrote:
gravityrides0 wrote:10 days... either a celebration, or collapse into a crippling depression... either way, we drink!


+1


I'm hopeful they don't actually wait till the last possible day to let the cat out of the bag!

EMZE
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Re: Bezerkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby EMZE » Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:40 pm

Goodluck to all those in FR2!

I mentioned my experience earlier in this thread, and not sure how much was sheer luck, but I wrote an informal e-mail to the admissions office on a Wednesday evening (after many of the acceptances from FR1 had gone out and only 1 more posted acceptance after mine on TLS) and the following morning got the call.

Since the FR email didn't mention the option to add to the file, I kept it informal and short. Whether it was my e-mail that tipped me over into the admit pile or if my file was already there, I will never know, but as a non URM with a median LSAT and GPA .4 below their median, I think it probably came down to a personal, vice numerical, decision for the adcomms on my file.

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Nammertat
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Re: Bezerkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby Nammertat » Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:50 pm

EMZE wrote:Goodluck to all those in FR2!

I mentioned my experience earlier in this thread, and not sure how much was sheer luck, but I wrote an informal e-mail to the admissions office on a Wednesday evening (after many of the acceptances from FR1 had gone out and only 1 more posted acceptance after mine on TLS) and the following morning got the call.

Since the FR email didn't mention the option to add to the file, I kept it informal and short. Whether it was my e-mail that tipped me over into the admit pile or if my file was already there, I will never know, but as a non URM with a median LSAT and GPA .4 below their median, I think it probably came down to a personal, vice numerical, decision for the adcomms on my file.


Definitely so- I followed the example and sent a short LOCI... DEFINITELY hoping for a Berkeley surprise, it's an absolute #1

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Re: Bezerkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby gravityrides0 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:12 pm

did anyone's bio/address/demographics section change today? mine did according to the status check program. I probably would not have noticed otherwise (the review date didn't change or anything...)

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Nammertat
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Re: Bezerkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby Nammertat » Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:28 pm

gravityrides0 wrote:did anyone's bio/address/demographics section change today? mine did according to the status check program. I probably would not have noticed otherwise (the review date didn't change or anything...)


Yep, same here- also with the status checker..

We need more input to see if everyone is getting this, or only some of us!

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Re: Bezerkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby moneybagsphd » Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:46 pm

Nammertat wrote:
gravityrides0 wrote:did anyone's bio/address/demographics section change today? mine did according to the status check program. I probably would not have noticed otherwise (the review date didn't change or anything...)


Yep, same here- also with the status checker..

We need more input to see if everyone is getting this, or only some of us!

+1

gravityrides0
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Re: Bezerkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby gravityrides0 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:48 pm

moneybagsphd wrote:
Nammertat wrote:
gravityrides0 wrote:did anyone's bio/address/demographics section change today? mine did according to the status check program. I probably would not have noticed otherwise (the review date didn't change or anything...)


Yep, same here- also with the status checker..

We need more input to see if everyone is getting this, or only some of us!

+1


you got it too? hmm maybe we all did

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Nammertat
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Re: Bezerkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby Nammertat » Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:57 pm

gravityrides0 wrote:
moneybagsphd wrote:
Nammertat wrote:
gravityrides0 wrote:did anyone's bio/address/demographics section change today? mine did according to the status check program. I probably would not have noticed otherwise (the review date didn't change or anything...)


Yep, same here- also with the status checker..

We need more input to see if everyone is getting this, or only some of us!

+1


you got it too? hmm maybe we all did


May take some time... not everyone is this anal :D

gravityrides0
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Re: Bezerkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2012

Postby gravityrides0 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:58 pm

Nammertat wrote:May take some time... not everyone is this anal :D


oh, they're not? 8)




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