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

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

Postby WhiteyCakes » Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:20 pm

smartin1532 wrote:UR since 11/21, no FR, no ding, no nothing. . . . -__-


Okay.

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

Postby curious66 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:24 pm

smartin1532 wrote:UR since 11/21, no FR, no ding, no nothing. . . . -__-


Join the club.. a bunch of us UR late October / early Nov.. same status as you. Waiting.

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

Postby digifly » Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:29 pm

smartin1532 wrote:UR since 11/21, no FR, no ding, no nothing. . . . -__-


Our apps probably floating in the same bottle somewhere in the middle of the Bay.

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

Postby ssanonymous » Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:32 pm

For admitted students: any idea when finaid packages should come out?

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

Postby gaweenbob » Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:49 pm

ssanonymous wrote:For admitted students: any idea when finaid packages should come out?


On the admitted student site's "checklist" page, they talk about financial aid packages under the May-June section, so I think it will be a while still. Regarding scholarships, they say, "The scholarship committee is currently determining scholarship awards and will notify recipients directly by e-mail. Once a determination is made, the scholarship award will then be added to the recipient's financial aid offer."

Dunno if that gives you any more info than you already had, but it's sumpthin.

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

Postby ssanonymous » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:45 am

gaweenbob wrote:
ssanonymous wrote:For admitted students: any idea when finaid packages should come out?


On the admitted student site's "checklist" page, they talk about financial aid packages under the May-June section, so I think it will be a while still. Regarding scholarships, they say, "The scholarship committee is currently determining scholarship awards and will notify recipients directly by e-mail. Once a determination is made, the scholarship award will then be added to the recipient's financial aid offer."

Dunno if that gives you any more info than you already had, but it's sumpthin.


Hmmm, but isn't May too late for finaid packages? We have to decide in April. I submitted my FAFSA last week and the need access stuff, so I was hoping to hear back this month. Too optimistic?

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

Postby djwjddl » Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:58 am

ssanonymous wrote:
gaweenbob wrote:
ssanonymous wrote:For admitted students: any idea when finaid packages should come out?


On the admitted student site's "checklist" page, they talk about financial aid packages under the May-June section, so I think it will be a while still. Regarding scholarships, they say, "The scholarship committee is currently determining scholarship awards and will notify recipients directly by e-mail. Once a determination is made, the scholarship award will then be added to the recipient's financial aid offer."

Dunno if that gives you any more info than you already had, but it's sumpthin.


Hmmm, but isn't May too late for finaid packages? We have to decide in April. I submitted my FAFSA last week and the need access stuff, so I was hoping to hear back this month. Too optimistic?


I think you need to be a bit more specific here. Are we talking merit aid or need based aid? If it's merit aid in the form of the matching scholarship, see my post a few pages back. If need-based in the form of grants (which is what I assume you're asking about), google.

They provide you a pretty timeline and everything.
http://www.law.berkeley.edu/192.htm

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

Postby bobr » Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:02 am

Under Review since 10.25 and have heard nothing back. There's little chance I attend Boalt now, but still somewhat confused at the lack of any feedback. Good luck everyone still waiting!

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

Postby ssanonymous » Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:54 am

djwjddl, thanks. Don't know how I missed that. I wonder if need-based scholarships come out at the same time. Ah well.

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

Postby coriander » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:00 pm

bobr wrote:Under Review since 10.25 and have heard nothing back. There's little chance I attend Boalt now, but still somewhat confused at the lack of any feedback. Good luck everyone still waiting!



Same.

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

Postby Teflon_Don » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:13 pm

Is a big scholarship from UVA (105k) more likely to be matched/effective compared to a 60-75k scholarship from NYU/Chicago?

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

Postby djwjddl » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:17 pm

ssanonymous wrote:djwjddl, thanks. Don't know how I missed that. I wonder if need-based scholarships come out at the same time. Ah well.


They might, they might not. it really depends when you submit your app for the matching scholarship as the matching scholarship decision can come out as early as March. At least initially, need-based and merit-based are completely separate processes. The former is handled by the office of financial aid, while the latter by the office of admissions. I believe they can adjust your need-based based on how much you get as merit-aid (and vice versa).
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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby djwjddl » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:19 pm

Teflon_Don wrote:Is a big scholarship from UVA (105k) more likely to be matched/effective compared to a 60-75k scholarship from NYU/Chicago?


hard to really say, but i'd put my money on NYU/Chicago due to their being ranked higher. for example, in the past, people have suggested submitting a sizable michigan scholly offer over a bigger one from georgetown due to the difference in ranking.

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

Postby Audeamus » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:40 pm

so any speculations on whether we will have movement today?

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

Postby BigZuck » Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:01 pm

Audeamus wrote:so any speculations on whether we will have movement today?


I'm kind of guessing no. I bet there won't be any movement until FR1 results are released and then maybe FR2 will hear.

Although it would be awesome if all the early UR waiters were accepted today!

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

Postby sonny » Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:39 pm

Audeamus wrote: Although it would be awesome if all the early UR waiters were accepted today!


More than awesome.

But whats funny is I still check this thread almost hourly on my phone knowing how very unlikely it is that we'll hear anything today. Just like I did yesterday and just like I'll do Monday.

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

Postby uconjak » Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:29 pm

looking at the posts, the Dings came on wednesday and Thursday. I would be great to know now so we would have all weekend to drink away our sorrows./...we can still catch friday happy hour. I am suprised I have not recieved a Ding yet?

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

Postby shntn » Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:46 pm

Well they said a decision was expected on or around February 15. Looks like they're gonna stick to that schedule down to the day. :|

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

Postby coriander » Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:54 pm

shntn wrote:Well they said a decision was expected on or around February 15. Looks like they're gonna stick to that schedule down to the day. :|



That's just for FR, right? No schedule at all for the forgotten ones still UR, right?

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

Postby SpatulasRcool13 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:12 pm

IN!!!!!

SO MUCH JOY. Call from Dean 10min ago.

He didn't say anything about merit-aid, does that mean I'm SOL (besides matching?).

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

Postby gingerbreadsmouse » Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:14 pm

SpatulasRcool13 wrote:IN!!!!!

SO MUCH JOY. Call from Dean 10min ago.

He didn't say anything about merit-aid, does that mean I'm SOL (besides matching?).


CONGRATULATIONS! That's wonderful! Mind sharing your dates/numbers?

I haven't heard much at all about merit aid yet, but I'd suggest submitting info re: matching.

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

Postby hopelessoptimist » Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:15 pm

SpatulasRcool13 wrote:IN!!!!!

SO MUCH JOY. Call from Dean 10min ago.

He didn't say anything about merit-aid, does that mean I'm SOL (besides matching?).



Congrats! Were you FR1 or still UR? And sorry, I have no idea about the merit aid.

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

Postby BigZuck » Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:25 pm

gingerbreadsmouse wrote:
SpatulasRcool13 wrote:IN!!!!!

SO MUCH JOY. Call from Dean 10min ago.

He didn't say anything about merit-aid, does that mean I'm SOL (besides matching?).


CONGRATULATIONS! That's wonderful! Mind sharing your dates/numbers?

I haven't heard much at all about merit aid yet, but I'd suggest submitting info re: matching.


+1 on the congrats. Also dates and status is basically mandatory at this point with so many people waiting in agony. Otherwise saying "In, gimme dat money!" is just self-congratulatory and does not help the community at all.

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

Postby risa » Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:26 pm

SpatulasRcool13 wrote:IN!!!!!

SO MUCH JOY. Call from Dean 10min ago.

He didn't say anything about merit-aid, does that mean I'm SOL (besides matching?).


/risaconcentratingonanythingthisafternoon

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

Postby 04102014 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:29 pm

Jesus I want a call.




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