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

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

Postby 04102014 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:41 pm

God this week feels depressing already.

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

Postby fallingup » Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:03 pm

az21833 wrote:fuond it, thanks. that was of a few months ago though.


Good point. Would love to know if that holds up through the rest of the cycle.

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

Postby curious66 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:17 pm

fallingup wrote:Someone posted a letter in the Duke thread.


the Duke thread has the posting.. it is from Jan 2013 best I recall. If I can find it again, I'll post. However, in that letter, Duke mentioned 6 schools having apps increased, the NYTimes article said 4. either way, is way less than 14.. so, many in the T14 will have applications drops (ex: Georgetown is down 12% per note from their Dean ). I want to know which ones !:).

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

Postby curious66 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:20 pm

This is the note /letter from Duke.. it is from 2013.. not months ago.

http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=719 ... hare=b43b6

it states: Duke is one of 7 schools where applicants are up this year .. employment for traditional jobs around 82-85% -- goes up to 95% within 9 months of graduation.

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

Postby az21833 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:49 pm

i wonder who fell between the duke letter and the nyt article. i bet by the end the number is close to zero...

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

Postby Kronk » Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:07 pm

curious66 wrote:This is the note /letter from Duke.. it is from 2013.. not months ago.

http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=719 ... hare=b43b6

it states: Duke is one of 7 schools where applicants are up this year .. employment for traditional jobs around 82-85% -- goes up to 95% within 9 months of graduation.


You guys can look up accurate reports of job figures here if you weren't already aware.

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

Postby SteelPenguin » Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:11 pm

Forgive me if I'm being an idiot here, but is there any chance that even though applications are up at a school, the quality of applicants could still be down?

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

Postby iMisto » Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:24 pm

SteelPenguin wrote:Forgive me if I'm being an idiot here, but is there any chance that even though applications are up at a school, the quality of applicants could still be down?


yes.

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

Postby uconjak » Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:39 pm

az21833 wrote:fuond it, thanks. that was of a few months ago though.



Could someone re-post it here? thanks ahead of time to the kind soul who does this.

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

Postby 06102016 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:40 pm

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

Postby WhatOurBodiesAreFor » Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:45 pm

uconjak wrote:
az21833 wrote:fuond it, thanks. that was of a few months ago though.



Could someone re-post it here? thanks ahead of time to the kind soul who does this.


http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=719 ... hare=b43b6

Dude, it's here. It was linked, contextualized, and fully explained like four posts up!

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

Postby sinfiery » Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:47 pm

Anyone know how long it takes for a matching scholarship offer to come through if accepted once you have submitted?


I believe you have 2 weeks to accept (And lock yourself into UCB) or decline the offer once given and I was hoping to give my cycle a month or so before committing to anything

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

Postby djwjddl » Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:53 pm

sinfiery wrote:Anyone know how long it takes for a matching scholarship offer to come through if accepted once you have submitted?


I believe you have 2 weeks to accept (And lock yourself into UCB) or decline the offer once given and I was hoping to give my cycle a month or so before committing to anything


judging from past cycles/threads, it looks like matching scholarships are usually announced starting late april/early may. if you submit reasonably early on (february/march), it seems like you should be hearing back by May 15

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

Postby WhatOurBodiesAreFor » Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:56 pm

How much will it affect my chances if I didn't write the 4-page PS (but a smaller-font 2-pager) and I didn't include any detailed explanation of why I want to attend Berkeley? I didn't want to sound annoying or too desperate, as I'm 167/3.74 and was for some reason under the impression that they didn't care to hear about this sort of thing from someone who was below median.

(Kicking myself now)

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Also bumping this question I asked on the previous page

WhatOurBodiesAreFor wrote:I'm gearing up for the "on or around February 15 decision." What's the consensus here on how selective faculty review will be this year? What about the likelihood of getting in off the WL?

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

Postby az21833 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:09 pm

sinfiery wrote:Anyone know how long it takes for a matching scholarship offer to come through if accepted once you have submitted?


I believe you have 2 weeks to accept (And lock yourself into UCB) or decline the offer once given and I was hoping to give my cycle a month or so before committing to anything


if you submit now, they dont require an answer until April/May regardless - read that online somewhere. so theres no harm in getting in early before the $$$ is gone.

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

Postby az21833 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:10 pm

djwjddl wrote:
sinfiery wrote:Anyone know how long it takes for a matching scholarship offer to come through if accepted once you have submitted?


I believe you have 2 weeks to accept (And lock yourself into UCB) or decline the offer once given and I was hoping to give my cycle a month or so before committing to anything


judging from past cycles/threads, it looks like matching scholarships are usually announced starting late april/early may. if you submit reasonably early on (february/march), it seems like you should be hearing back by May 15


but uva merit offers blow up like april 4th... whats the point of having a matching scholarship if you cant match in time

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

Postby djwjddl » Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:33 pm

az21833 wrote:
djwjddl wrote:
sinfiery wrote:Anyone know how long it takes for a matching scholarship offer to come through if accepted once you have submitted?


I believe you have 2 weeks to accept (And lock yourself into UCB) or decline the offer once given and I was hoping to give my cycle a month or so before committing to anything


judging from past cycles/threads, it looks like matching scholarships are usually announced starting late april/early may. if you submit reasonably early on (february/march), it seems like you should be hearing back by May 15


but uva merit offers blow up like april 4th... whats the point of having a matching scholarship if you cant match in time


berkeley will still consider scholarships that have an expiration date before their expected matching scholarship decision date. From a past thread: "Also one important thing I found out is that they don't rule you out for matching if the other offer expires. They take into consideration that you may have other similar offers and that you may have gotten an extension."

but, i see what you're saying. it sucks if you have a scholly offer from UVA, don't get an extension on it and end up not having the chance to compare the two scholly offers. wonder if they'll try to let you know before the other scholly "explodes" if you ask. i've actually e-mailed the admissions office about this, so i'll let everyone know when i hear back.

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

Postby az21833 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:39 pm

djwjddl wrote:
az21833 wrote:
djwjddl wrote:
sinfiery wrote:Anyone know how long it takes for a matching scholarship offer to come through if accepted once you have submitted?


I believe you have 2 weeks to accept (And lock yourself into UCB) or decline the offer once given and I was hoping to give my cycle a month or so before committing to anything


judging from past cycles/threads, it looks like matching scholarships are usually announced starting late april/early may. if you submit reasonably early on (february/march), it seems like you should be hearing back by May 15


but uva merit offers blow up like april 4th... whats the point of having a matching scholarship if you cant match in time


berkeley will still consider scholarships that have an expiration date before their expected matching scholarship decision date. From a past thread: "Also one important thing I found out is that they don't rule you out for matching if the other offer expires. They take into consideration that you may have other similar offers and that you may have gotten an extension."

but, i see what you're saying. it sucks if you have a scholly offer from UVA, don't get an extension on it and end up not having the chance to compare the two scholly offers. wonder if they'll try to let you know before the other scholly "explodes" if you ask. i've actually e-mailed the admissions office about this, so i'll let everyone know when i hear back.


please do let us know. unfortunately, if boalt does not offer me significant $$$ before April 4th, they will have no chance at me and I suspect many are in a similar boat. shooting themselves in the foot here

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

Postby djwjddl » Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:40 pm

just to be safe, though, i'd ask UVA for an extension

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

Postby sinfiery » Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:33 pm

Ahh, good to know. Going to submit my application as soon as possible and send in my FAFSA/other info once my parents finish their taxes.



Just wrote my Why Berk for the application and am now unbelievably excited about potentially attending Berkeley. Really hope they can at least help me out with some money and if they do, they will move right near the top of my list.

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

Postby az21833 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:47 am

sinfiery wrote:Ahh, good to know. Going to submit my application as soon as possible and send in my FAFSA/other info once my parents finish their taxes.



Just wrote my Why Berk for the application and am now unbelievably excited about potentially attending Berkeley. Really hope they can at least help me out with some money and if they do, they will move right near the top of my list.


yeah get that uva offer in now so its front of the list and they get back to u pre-uva deadline. also, dont need to wait for parents to file - use last years #s. and boalt doesnt take need so just get fafsa in and fill out their form. you can do both in one night easily.

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

Postby ssanonymous » Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:36 am

Is there an admitted students thread going? I'd like to talk about housing and whatnot.

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

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:34 am

FYI - someone over there is working past 10pm PST. I sent them an email an hour ago and just got a reply... fancy

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

Postby mehh » Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:56 am

ManOfTheMinute wrote:FYI - someone over there is working past 10pm PST. I sent them an email an hour ago and just got a reply... fancy


love that.

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

Postby CourtneyJoann » Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:02 am

UR 11/05. I feel like Berkeley is slowly torturing me by prolonging my ding and giving my false hope. BTW, which is the best address to send a LOCI to? I sent one in last week and never received a reply.




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