Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby masked kavana » Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:39 pm

amsong wrote:Yeah, that was kind of mean.


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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby danitt » Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:42 pm

masked kavana wrote:
amsong wrote:Yeah, that was kind of mean.


+1

I literally yelled at my phone like it was at fault. WTF Berkeley??! WTF!

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby sideoffries » Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:46 pm

Am I reading the email right that the deadline is for need-based scholarships/grants/loans only and that Merit-based scholarships do not require FAFSA?

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby shntn » Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:48 pm

sideoffries wrote:Am I reading the email right that the deadline is for need-based scholarships/grants/loans only and that Merit-based scholarships do not require FAFSA?

I was so mad that they sent that, I didn't even read the thing yet.

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby oaken » Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:50 pm

shntn wrote:
sideoffries wrote:Am I reading the email right that the deadline is for need-based scholarships/grants/loans only and that Merit-based scholarships do not require FAFSA?

I was so mad that they sent that, I didn't even read the thing yet.


Maybe they should send out another email to clarify

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby shntn » Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:51 pm

oaken wrote:
shntn wrote:
sideoffries wrote:Am I reading the email right that the deadline is for need-based scholarships/grants/loans only and that Merit-based scholarships do not require FAFSA?

I was so mad that they sent that, I didn't even read the thing yet.


Maybe they should send out another email to clarify

Or an e-mail saying "Oh hey, that other e-mail will actually be relevant because, you know, we decided to make a decision on your app after four months."

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby vzapana » Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:52 pm

chickpea wrote:
WhiteyCakes wrote:I assume all applicants got the Berkeley financial aid email? I don't think I was accepted....


Yup, they even bolded the phrase "all applicants" to emphasize the fact they we have not yet been accepted. Awesome.


everyone got it - i'm already in, and it addressed me as an "applicant"

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby housebro13 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:03 pm

vzapana wrote:
chickpea wrote:
WhiteyCakes wrote:I assume all applicants got the Berkeley financial aid email? I don't think I was accepted....


Yup, they even bolded the phrase "all applicants" to emphasize the fact they we have not yet been accepted. Awesome.


everyone got it - i'm already in, and it addressed me as an "applicant"


+1

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby mcs268 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:07 pm

According to past years, compared to other schools berkeley gets out most of their decisions in February. The wait won't be that much longer guys! (in contrast to like april for damn USC)

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby curious66 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:13 pm

mcs268 wrote:According to past years, compared to other schools berkeley gets out most of their decisions in February. The wait won't be that much longer guys! (in contrast to like april for damn USC)


I heard late February.. so, we should not expect much movement here in January.

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby twinkletoes16 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:11 pm

sideoffries wrote:Am I reading the email right that the deadline is for need-based scholarships/grants/loans only and that Merit-based scholarships do not require FAFSA?



Yeah I'm confused because I could've sworn their ASW site said something different. So matching scholarships, no FAFSA. But for loans, FAFSA.

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby az21833 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:20 pm

Received a financial aid email without an application received email? This happen to anybody else? Anybody apply last week and receive one?

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby bluecouch » Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:48 pm

az21833 wrote:Received a financial aid email without an application received email? This happen to anybody else? Anybody apply last week and receive one?


It said in the email that all applicants received the email. I am still waiting to hear (applied in early December, haven't heard anything yet), and I got that email this morning, too.

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby txwalt » Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:08 pm

twinkletoes16 wrote:
sideoffries wrote:Am I reading the email right that the deadline is for need-based scholarships/grants/loans only and that Merit-based scholarships do not require FAFSA?



Yeah I'm confused because I could've sworn their ASW site said something different. So matching scholarships, no FAFSA. But for loans, FAFSA.


I think that's right.

From the ASW:

How do I apply for a Matching Scholarship?
Newly admitted students who wish to apply for the Matching Scholarship must complete the Matching Scholarship Application Form through the Admitted Students website. This section is restricted to admitted students and requires CalNet authentication. We strongly suggest that you also apply for general financial aid by completing the FAFSA and the Scholarship Interest Form.

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby az21833 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:34 pm

ok now i got a status checker and it says "we have received your application". next to initial LSDAS report as well as everything else it has a check. Does this mean I am complete? Or do they send out a seperate "application complete" email?

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Ramius » Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:47 pm

Wormfather wrote:
shntn wrote:
sideoffries wrote:Am I reading the email right that the deadline is for need-based scholarships/grants/loans only and that Merit-based scholarships do not require FAFSA?

I was so mad that they sent that, I didn't even read the thing yet.


It was just cruel. For shame, Berk, for shame.

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby BigZuck » Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:54 pm

az21833 wrote:ok now i got a status checker and it says "we have received your application". next to initial LSDAS report as well as everything else it has a check. Does this mean I am complete? Or do they send out a seperate "application complete" email?


Dude. Just sit back, crack open a brewdog, and relax. All schools do things differently, have different statuses, etc.

At some point point you will either be admitted or you will not. Try not to obsess over every little thing in the meantime.

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby JohnMarshall17 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:14 pm

BigZuck wrote:
az21833 wrote:ok now i got a status checker and it says "we have received your application". next to initial LSDAS report as well as everything else it has a check. Does this mean I am complete? Or do they send out a seperate "application complete" email?


Dude. Just sit back, crack open a brewdog, and relax. All schools do things differently, have different statuses, etc.

At some point point you will either be admitted or you will not. Try not to obsess over every little thing in the meantime.


Phenomenal advice.

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby sokomofo » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:51 pm

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby iMisto » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:58 pm

Fin. Aid email = Not nice.

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby az21833 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:51 pm

sokomofo wrote:
az21833 wrote:ok now i got a status checker and it says "we have received your application". next to initial LSDAS report as well as everything else it has a check. Does this mean I am complete? Or do they send out a seperate "application complete" email?


they do not send out "complete" emails, but they do send out "under review" emails. i only got 3 emails from berkeley regarding my app (received, under review, accepted)


very helpful, thank you!

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Nari Rina » Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:56 am

Just sent in my application yesterday! Good luck to everyone else!

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby wert3813 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:42 pm

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby BigZuck » Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:48 pm

wert3813 wrote:Anyone wanna share how long between under review and and a decision? LSN seems to show 1 month ish?


Lulz. I'm at two months UR right now. But I'm going to get rejected so my experience may not be applicable.

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby SmokiestFawn7 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:49 pm

wert3813 wrote:Anyone wanna share how long between under review and and a decision? LSN seems to show 1 month ish?


Mine took roughly 3 weeks. UR Dec. 17 with a decision on Jan. 3. I'm not sure this info is very helpful looking forward though.




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