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

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

Postby WhiskeynCoke » Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:03 pm

In via email! Huge splitter... way above 75th LSAT, significantly below 25th GPA. Thought I had zero chance considering Berkeley's reputation regarding splitters. Best. Day. Ever.

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

Postby fallingup » Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:07 pm

WhiskeynCoke wrote:In via email! Huge splitter... way above 75th LSAT, significantly below 25th GPA. Thought I had zero chance considering Berkeley's reputation regarding splitters. Best. Day. Ever.


You're not the typical splitter. A 179 is very very very uncommon. And you basically have a 3.5, not high of course, but respectable. But anyways, congratulations. You deserve it, smarty pants!

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

Postby lt_universe » Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:11 pm

BitterSplitter wrote:
masked kavana wrote:
kuttlefish wrote:Does anyone know if dings go out the same time as admits? I ask because Berkeley is hail mary for me. Whenever a day like today goes by without a response, I try to look on the bright side by saying "I survived another round without getting dinged!"

I understand this is irrational, I'm just wondering how irrational.


berkeley doesn't start dinging people until late January/early February. They're usually pretty good about accepting people in order of submission so if you haven't heard in a while it generally isn't good news unfortunately.

At this stage, I'd say the best hope for early submitters is committee review :|


what would constitute as an early submitter in your opinion? just curious because I submitted around mid-november. My stats are absolutely horrendous for Boalt but this guy...
Aloyicious wrote:Completely shocked...in via email about an hour ago. I am below both 25ths and am a white hispanic (so do not constitute a URM).


gives me alot of undue hope haha

this gives me so much hope since i'm just above 25% for lsat and way below 25% for gpa and an URM

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

Postby gingerbreadsmouse » Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:19 pm

WhiskeynCoke wrote:In via email! Huge splitter... way above 75th LSAT, significantly below 25th GPA. Thought I had zero chance considering Berkeley's reputation regarding splitters. Best. Day. Ever.


Congratulations!!! When did the email come?

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

Postby 06102016 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:23 pm

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

Postby grapefruits » Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:33 pm

Submitted 11/13. Still nothing. Above 75 LSAT, ~45th gpa. Good softs. Dream LOR's. Wtf.

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

Postby birdlaw16 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:37 pm

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

Postby arrggg » Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:42 pm

grapefruits wrote:Submitted 11/13. Still nothing. Above 75 LSAT, ~45th gpa. Good softs. Dream LOR's. Wtf.


I'm in the same boat... No love from my alma mater...

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

Postby grapefruits » Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:46 pm

arrggg wrote:
grapefruits wrote:Submitted 11/13. Still nothing. Above 75 LSAT, ~45th gpa. Good softs. Dream LOR's. Wtf.


I'm in the same boat... No love from my alma mater...


Oh, so it's even worse for you. I've never even been to CA.

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

Postby fallingup » Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:46 pm

slack_academic wrote:Ah man, I remember months ago when I first applied, bright eyed and deluded that I would be the special splitter to get some Berkeley love. Now I forget about Berkeley more and more with each passing day. The dream isn't dead yet, but I'm softening the inevitable blow.

Berkeley is still my top choice and don't think it would be possible to convince me to go elsewhere.


You're 3.5 171 right? I'm 3.57 170. I expect a ding but it's my dream too :cry:

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

Postby 20141023 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:47 pm

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

Postby usafgirl » Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:03 pm

In through email!

Non-traditional (military intelligence officer)
3.56 (Ivy)/176

Applied 12/17, UR 12/18, accepted 01/14

Pretty excited! :D

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

Postby tekumamba » Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:27 am

UR 11/28. 75th percentile for gpa, and above 75th percentile for lsat. strong softs, great letters of rec (research faculty, provost of college, etc)


no word and stressed out.

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

Postby sean21 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:43 am

Can we get some rejections up in here? I'd like to move on with my life at some point

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

Postby Ramius » Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:52 am

sean21 wrote:Can we get some rejections up in here? I'd like to move on with my life at some point


Amen!

They are playing loose and free with my soul and part of me believes they think it's funny.

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

Postby masked kavana » Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:10 pm

BitterSplitter wrote:
masked kavana wrote:
kuttlefish wrote:Does anyone know if dings go out the same time as admits? I ask because Berkeley is hail mary for me. Whenever a day like today goes by without a response, I try to look on the bright side by saying "I survived another round without getting dinged!"

I understand this is irrational, I'm just wondering how irrational.


berkeley doesn't start dinging people until late January/early February. They're usually pretty good about accepting people in order of submission so if you haven't heard in a while it generally isn't good news unfortunately.

At this stage, I'd say the best hope for early submitters is committee review :|


what would constitute as an early submitter in your opinion? just curious because I submitted around mid-november. My stats are absolutely horrendous for Boalt but this guy...
Aloyicious wrote:Completely shocked...in via email about an hour ago. I am below both 25ths and am a white hispanic (so do not constitute a URM).


gives me alot of undue hope haha


Last year I applied in November and received the email in February so I think if you haven't heard and applied September - November it could be bad.

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

Postby az21833 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:13 pm

hey guys, just went under review.

Does this mean a decision is soon or is this more of a nyu thing where under review only means complete?

Also notification of admissions is phone call right? does status checker change prior?

Thank you!!!

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

Postby moneyball026 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:21 pm

az21833 wrote:hey guys, just went under review.

Does this mean a decision is soon or is this more of a nyu thing where under review only means complete?

Also notification of admissions is phone call right? does status checker change prior?

Thank you!!!


BigZuck, I'll save you the trouble:

Part of being a lawyer is doing research. Do some easy research and read these things before posting the exact same stuff in all the t14 threads.

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

Postby djwjddl » Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:22 pm

moneyball026 wrote:
az21833 wrote:hey guys, just went under review.

Does this mean a decision is soon or is this more of a nyu thing where under review only means complete?

Also notification of admissions is phone call right? does status checker change prior?

Thank you!!!


BigZuck, I'll save you the trouble:

Part of being a lawyer is doing research. Do some easy research and read these things before posting the exact same stuff in all the t14 threads.


+1

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

Postby sinfiery » Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:27 pm

az21833 wrote:hey guys, just went under review.

Does this mean a decision is soon or is this more of a nyu thing where under review only means complete?

Also notification of admissions is phone call right? does status checker change prior?

Thank you!!!

The longer it takes to get a decision, the less your chances are.


But most acceptances up to this point have taken at least a month from the UR date to come in and mine a month and a half.

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bellbane12
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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby bellbane12 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:48 pm

I really want a response, even if it's rejection.
But I might have to wait 2 more weeks until Feb. Screw that.

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

Postby fallingup » Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:57 pm

Submitted 01-09-2013, under review 01-15-2013. Above LSAT median, below GPA 25%ile. Expecting a ding.

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

Postby jbagelboy » Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:11 pm

sinfiery wrote:
az21833 wrote:hey guys, just went under review.

Does this mean a decision is soon or is this more of a nyu thing where under review only means complete?

Also notification of admissions is phone call right? does status checker change prior?

Thank you!!!

The longer it takes to get a decision, the less your chances are.


But most acceptances up to this point have taken at least a month from the UR date to come in and mine a month and a half.


I went UR on 11/21. Admit email 1/14, 7 weeks later, so given the holidays disruption, roughly
6 weeks seems fine.

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

Postby FlowBro » Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:16 pm

UR since 11/13...no movement since. However, I did have them hold for December LSAT, not sure how this might have affected my position in the magical pile

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

Postby lt_universe » Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:12 pm

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