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

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

Postby elblufer » Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:48 pm

I wrote a 4 page PS and still am expecting a ding because of my numbers. Oh well, if Berkeley and USC both go the wrong way, I'll probably just retake and try again next year. I really want Berkeley...

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

Postby az21833 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:20 pm

has anybody submitted the optional scholarship interest form?

there were only 4 check boxes for (ie cal undergrad athelete, severe financial need, blind etc.) so i didnt cehck any of those. but now after i have submitted, it is showing "no" for ALL the scholarships even the merit based ones that did not have a checkbox. Do i need to call them about this? Did this happen to anybody else?

Sorry for freaking out i just wrote a special essay just for this so this is quite annoying.

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

Postby gingerbreadsmouse » Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:24 pm

Went under faculty review 1/24 with a lot of you. Thoughts on when we'll receive decisions (if it'll really be on/around 2/15 or earlier)?

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

Postby Rory19 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:25 pm

gingerbreadsmouse wrote:Went under faculty review 1/24 with a lot of you. Thoughts on when we'll receive decisions (if it'll really be on/around 2/15 or earlier)?


That's what the consensus seems to be...

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

Postby iMisto » Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:41 pm

Is sending a LOCI bad manners if you're in FR?

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

Postby 99.9luft » Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:53 pm

not sure if the answer is buried earlier, but what's the difference between being "In-Review" and under Faculty Review? Is FR like an advanced stage of review or a tie-breaker stage or smth entirely different?

thanks!

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

Postby iMisto » Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:57 pm

99.9luft wrote:not sure if the answer is buried earlier, but what's the difference between being "In-Review" and under Faculty Review? Is FR like an advanced stage of review or a tie-breaker stage or smth entirely different?

thanks!


It appears to be some sort of 2nd round..

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

Postby BigZuck » Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:57 pm

iMisto wrote:Is sending a LOCI bad manners if you're in FR?


I think if you didn't insta-rage quit like worm that shows enough continued interest on your part.

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

Postby emr2012 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:10 pm

az21833 wrote:has anybody submitted the optional scholarship interest form?

there were only 4 check boxes for (ie cal undergrad athelete, severe financial need, blind etc.) so i didnt cehck any of those. but now after i have submitted, it is showing "no" for ALL the scholarships even the merit based ones that did not have a checkbox. Do i need to call them about this? Did this happen to anybody else?

Sorry for freaking out i just wrote a special essay just for this so this is quite annoying.


This actually happened to me as well when I submitted my form and I sort of freaked out.... After emailing everyone in Admissions (I attached my essays to the emails just in case), I heard back from Dean Tom and he said he'd put a tracer on my email and get back to me ASAP. I think we're overthinking it, but it's better safe than sorry. I'll let you know once I hear back from them. Glad to know I'm not the only one!

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

Postby az21833 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:12 pm

emr2012 wrote:
az21833 wrote:has anybody submitted the optional scholarship interest form?

there were only 4 check boxes for (ie cal undergrad athelete, severe financial need, blind etc.) so i didnt cehck any of those. but now after i have submitted, it is showing "no" for ALL the scholarships even the merit based ones that did not have a checkbox. Do i need to call them about this? Did this happen to anybody else?

Sorry for freaking out i just wrote a special essay just for this so this is quite annoying.


This actually happened to me as well when I submitted my form and I sort of freaked out.... After emailing everyone in Admissions (I attached my essays to the emails just in case), I heard back from Dean Tom and he said he'd put a tracer on my email and get back to me ASAP. I think we're overthinking it, but it's better safe than sorry. I'll let you know once I hear back from them. Glad to know I'm not the only one!


Sounds like this will happen to everybody then, which address(es) did you email and do you think its necessary?

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

Postby goden » Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:14 pm

BigZuck wrote:
iMisto wrote:Is sending a LOCI bad manners if you're in FR?


I think if you didn't insta-rage quit like worm that shows enough continued interest on your part.

:lol:

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

Postby emr2012 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:30 pm

az21833 wrote:
emr2012 wrote:
az21833 wrote:has anybody submitted the optional scholarship interest form?

there were only 4 check boxes for (ie cal undergrad athelete, severe financial need, blind etc.) so i didnt cehck any of those. but now after i have submitted, it is showing "no" for ALL the scholarships even the merit based ones that did not have a checkbox. Do i need to call them about this? Did this happen to anybody else?

Sorry for freaking out i just wrote a special essay just for this so this is quite annoying.


This actually happened to me as well when I submitted my form and I sort of freaked out.... After emailing everyone in Admissions (I attached my essays to the emails just in case), I heard back from Dean Tom and he said he'd put a tracer on my email and get back to me ASAP. I think we're overthinking it, but it's better safe than sorry. I'll let you know once I hear back from them. Glad to know I'm not the only one!


Sounds like this will happen to everybody then, which address(es) did you email and do you think its necessary?



I just heard back from them and they confirmed that my form was in fact blank (didn't process attachment). Their IT team is looking into the problem and troubleshooting it so that this does not happen to anyone else. I would recommend emailing Dean Tom (his email is in the admit package) just to let him know that you encountered this problem as well - he'll know what you're talking about.

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

Postby az21833 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:38 pm

Thanks, this is extremely helpful. So best just to email Dean Tom directly?

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

Postby iMisto » Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:05 pm

BigZuck wrote:
iMisto wrote:Is sending a LOCI bad manners if you're in FR?


I think if you didn't insta-rage quit like worm that shows enough continued interest on your part.


Haha Ok, I'll leave it alone for now.

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

Postby mcs268 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:32 pm

Berkeley, JUST GET IT OVER WITH. Damnit..

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

Postby shntn » Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:43 pm

mcs268 wrote:Berkeley, JUST GET IT OVER WITH. Damnit..

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

Postby BigZuck » Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:03 pm

shntn wrote:
mcs268 wrote:Berkeley, JUST GET IT OVER WITH. Damnit..


Shntn, aren't you faculty review? At least FR has a shot and a date to look to. It's the inevitable dings hanging in limbo that is the real travesty. Unless that's what you're also talking about.

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

Postby apinarba » Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:13 pm

BigZuck wrote:
shntn wrote:
mcs268 wrote:Berkeley, JUST GET IT OVER WITH. Damnit..


Shntn, aren't you faculty review? At least FR has a shot and a date to look to. It's the inevitable dings hanging in limbo that is the real travesty. Unless that's what you're also talking about.


yea from what I can see hasn't it been determined that if you are not currently under faculty review, then you're out?

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

Postby FallingHigher » Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:15 pm

apinarba wrote:
BigZuck wrote:
shntn wrote:
mcs268 wrote:Berkeley, JUST GET IT OVER WITH. Damnit..


Shntn, aren't you faculty review? At least FR has a shot and a date to look to. It's the inevitable dings hanging in limbo that is the real travesty. Unless that's what you're also talking about.


yea from what I can see hasn't it been determined that if you are not currently under faculty review, then you're out?


I don't think so. From what I have heard there will be another faculty review once this one is complete.

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

Postby aredhello » Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:35 pm

Just got admitted a little while ago via email.

Had been sitting on a late-November UR. No mention of FR or anything.

Weird.

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

Postby che3055 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:37 pm

aredhello wrote:Just got admitted a little while ago via email.

Had been sitting on a late-November UR. No mention of FR or anything.

Weird.


Congrats!

...this is giving me (what is probably false) hope.

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

Postby steakandchicken » Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:37 pm

aredhello wrote:Just got admitted a little while ago via email.

Had been sitting on a late-November UR. No mention of FR or anything.

Weird.


Congrats! So I suppose this batch is still November/December folks. At least things are moving along!

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

Postby wisteria » Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:38 pm

aredhello wrote:Just got admitted a little while ago via email.

Had been sitting on a late-November UR. No mention of FR or anything.

Weird.


Congratulations~~~

You got me so excited because I am also sitting on late-Nov UR with no FR. Then I checked my email. Nope. :(
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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:38 pm

aredhello wrote:Just got admitted a little while ago via email.

Had been sitting on a late-November UR. No mention of FR or anything.

Weird.


Congrats!!

Did you get an email last Friday (or ever) with a subject line of "Berkeley Law Application Under Review," even though your status checker went UR in late nov?

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

Postby aredhello » Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:40 pm

Thanks! And no -- literally radio silence since I went UR (besides that financial aid email that everybody got).




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