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

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SpatulasRcool13
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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby SpatulasRcool13 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:19 pm

I have a theory: they are calling all the admits in the North East, to take advantage of a time when sunny California is extra appealing. The Dean did ask me how the Snowpocalypse was proceeding...

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

Postby texas1990 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:33 pm

CatFacts wrote:
texas1990 wrote:
wisteria wrote:
texas1990 wrote:
sorry, forgot to give y'all the actually relevant info:

Submitted: 11/19
Complete: 11/21
Under Review: 11/28
...dead silence...
Faculty Review: 1/23
Admitted: 2/8

166/3.83, non-URM, top 20 undergrad, did not cure cancer/win Nobel Peace Prize/compete in Olympics


Congrats!

We are pretty much numbers twins (0.01 point difference in our GPAs). I remember you from the USC thread where you were offered $90k and I was offered $75k. ;_;

As for Berkeley, I was never assigned to faculty review though so I fear they're saving me for the ding pile.


I'm feeling like you're heading for FR2. I think they already dinged most of those that they weren't going to send to FR1 or 2. I'm hopin for some good news headed your way!

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

Postby NoChainz » Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:55 pm

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

Postby WhatOurBodiesAreFor » Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:16 pm

NoChainz wrote:
secretagentman811 wrote:In by phone call, FR. Dean said the decision was released early.

162/3.7 non-URM


Ugh, guessing this means rejects for the rest of FR. Or waitlists hopefully...

Never really bought anything about people being "released early"...

Congrats though, excited for you and the rest of the admits!!


Do you have any evidence for the bolded?

It doesn't seem to me that Boalt has a motive to lie about this. Plus, you'd think more than two TLSers would have gotten in off of FR1 once it's all said and done.

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

Postby Rory19 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:21 pm

texas1990 wrote:
wisteria wrote:
texas1990 wrote:just got the call. still shaking uncontrollably. apparently there will be some early admits from FR today so GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL!!!!! and also, the dean also said a majority of the admits from this found of FR won't know til next week, so do not fear.


Congrats! But when did you go UR? Are you in FR?


sorry, forgot to give y'all the actually relevant info:

Submitted: 11/19
Complete: 11/21
Under Review: 11/28
...dead silence...
Faculty Review: 1/23
Admitted: 2/8

166/3.83, non-URM, top 20 undergrad, did not cure cancer/win Nobel Peace Prize/compete in Olympics


OMG we have nearly the same numbers and I am in faculty review. Oh please oh please oh please--Berk is my #1

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

Postby Rory19 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:28 pm

Rory19 wrote:
texas1990 wrote:
wisteria wrote:
texas1990 wrote:just got the call. still shaking uncontrollably. apparently there will be some early admits from FR today so GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL!!!!! and also, the dean also said a majority of the admits from this found of FR won't know til next week, so do not fear.


Congrats! But when did you go UR? Are you in FR?


sorry, forgot to give y'all the actually relevant info:

Submitted: 11/19
Complete: 11/21
Under Review: 11/28
...dead silence...
Faculty Review: 1/23
Admitted: 2/8

166/3.83, non-URM, top 20 undergrad, did not cure cancer/win Nobel Peace Prize/compete in Olympics


OMG we have nearly the same numbers and I am in faculty review. Oh please oh please oh please--Berk is my #1


I know I am getting way to excited but do you think I can relax and wait until next week since I am on the west coast or hold out with my excitement that maybe they are still making calls...

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

Postby megagnarley » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:09 pm

Rory19 wrote:
texas1990 wrote:
wisteria wrote:
texas1990 wrote:just got the call. still shaking uncontrollably. apparently there will be some early admits from FR today so GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL!!!!! and also, the dean also said a majority of the admits from this found of FR won't know til next week, so do not fear.


Congrats! But when did you go UR? Are you in FR?


sorry, forgot to give y'all the actually relevant info:

Submitted: 11/19
Complete: 11/21
Under Review: 11/28
...dead silence...
Faculty Review: 1/23
Admitted: 2/8

166/3.83, non-URM, top 20 undergrad, did not cure cancer/win Nobel Peace Prize/compete in Olympics


OMG we have nearly the same numbers and I am in faculty review. Oh please oh please oh please--Berk is my #1


Not to be cynical but numbers at Berk are pretty irrelevant up to a certain point.

That being said, your GPA is in their happy place and I hope you get in.

G'luck.

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

Postby nanochick » Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:23 am

sigh

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

Postby sean21 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:38 pm

Don't think this means too much for the rest of FR1 yet...some will have to hear via email and those don't seem to have come out yet at all. Based on last year's cycle though the closer to the decision date provided the more likely you are to be rejected. Those who heard a few days before the decision date reported acceptances. Those continued until the day before the date provided, with a sprinkle of waitlists. But based on LSN, everyone who heard on the date provided was rejected.

Also, numbers don't seem to matter in faculty review. Having the same GPA or lsat won't mean much at all in this phase of the game. This is where it gets truly holistic.

I'm nervous yo.

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

Postby spyke123 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:55 pm

sean21 wrote:Don't think this means too much for the rest of FR1 yet...some will have to hear via email and those don't seem to have come out yet at all. Based on last year's cycle though the closer to the decision date provided the more likely you are to be rejected. Those who heard a few days before the decision date reported acceptances. Those continued until the day before the date provided, with a sprinkle of waitlists. But based on LSN, everyone who heard on the date provided was rejected.

Also, numbers don't seem to matter in faculty review. Having the same GPA or lsat won't mean much at all in this phase of the game. This is where it gets truly holistic.

I'm nervous yo.


do you know what happened to people who were still UR by the time FR1 decisions came out? did most of them head to FR2/reject/WL?

I am a bit confused... as I have been UR since Nov.. and I feel like they had plenty of time to decide on my app by now..

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

Postby ALgooner » Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:10 pm

I reread my PS a couple weeks after submitting my app and noticed TWO pretty obvious grammar mistakes. So dumb. Berk was one of my top choices, but now I can't get excited at all. I had a slim chance even before the mistakes...now I feel like it's going to be an auto-reject. :cry:

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

Postby sean21 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:48 pm

spyke123 wrote:
sean21 wrote:Don't think this means too much for the rest of FR1 yet...some will have to hear via email and those don't seem to have come out yet at all. Based on last year's cycle though the closer to the decision date provided the more likely you are to be rejected. Those who heard a few days before the decision date reported acceptances. Those continued until the day before the date provided, with a sprinkle of waitlists. But based on LSN, everyone who heard on the date provided was rejected.

Also, numbers don't seem to matter in faculty review. Having the same GPA or lsat won't mean much at all in this phase of the game. This is where it gets truly holistic.

I'm nervous yo.


do you know what happened to people who were still UR by the time FR1 decisions came out? did most of them head to FR2/reject/WL?

I am a bit confused... as I have been UR since Nov.. and I feel like they had plenty of time to decide on my app by now..



You're prob FR2, which would mean you'd get an email Friday saying they need 2 more weeks. Although it's weird w your high lsat. Do you have interesting WE or a real low gpa? If your gpa is high then im as lost as you are. I think most of the non FR rejects from sept to dec have already been made. You also need FR to make the WL I believe

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

Postby eleemosynary2 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:03 pm

Apologies if there is a better place for this:

I am trying to submit my FAFSA before Berkeley's March 2nd deadline, but it will be onerous for my parents to complete their 2012 tax returns by then. Has anyone spoken with Berkeley's financial aid office to ask if a 2011 estimate is okay (as FAFSA allows)? If not, I will call on Monday and report back.

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

Postby az21833 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:24 pm

eleemosynary2 wrote:Apologies if there is a better place for this:

I am trying to submit my FAFSA before Berkeley's March 2nd deadline, but it will be onerous for my parents to complete their 2012 tax returns by then. Has anyone spoken with Berkeley's financial aid office to ask if a 2011 estimate is okay (as FAFSA allows)? If not, I will call on Monday and report back.


for all schools 2011 is just fine. you just update 12 wehenver you get it and resubmit.

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

Postby az21833 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:26 pm

anybody get their matching offer yet?

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

Postby helix23 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:32 pm

az21833 wrote:anybody get their matching offer yet?


naw

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

Postby shntn » Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:39 pm

OH YAY, next week is the culling of the herd. I, for one, look forward to being done with the waiting already.

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

Postby WhiteyCakes » Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:48 pm

shntn wrote:OH YAY, next week is the culling of the herd. I, for one, look forward to being done with the waiting already.


This x 100

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

Postby jmorrisumn » Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:55 pm

This is going to be a ...long... week.

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

Postby sean21 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:58 pm

WhiteyCakes wrote:
shntn wrote:OH YAY, next week is the culling of the herd. I, for one, look forward to being done with the waiting already.


This x 100


Until we're all waitlisted...

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

Postby spyder11 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:05 pm

Hey all, I've been under review since 11/28

Surprising that it's taking so long with my numbers:

3.89 gpa and 174 LSAT

Is Berkeley know to take this long? Also, maybe they don't think that I'm serious about attending (which I am)...

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

Postby shntn » Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:06 pm

sean21 wrote:
WhiteyCakes wrote:
shntn wrote:OH YAY, next week is the culling of the herd. I, for one, look forward to being done with the waiting already.


This x 100


Until we're all waitlisted...

Oh that would just be....ughh.

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

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:24 pm

spyder11 wrote:Hey all, I've been under review since 11/28

Surprising that it's taking so long with my numbers:

3.89 gpa and 174 LSAT

Is Berkeley know to take this long? Also, maybe they don't think that I'm serious about attending (which I am)...


Yeah man, you're just too good for them. I would email them letting them know that they are not just your safety school

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

Postby WhiteyCakes » Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:32 pm

shntn wrote:
sean21 wrote:
WhiteyCakes wrote:
shntn wrote:OH YAY, next week is the culling of the herd. I, for one, look forward to being done with the waiting already.


This x 100


Until we're all waitlisted...

Oh that would just be....ughh.


And that's when I withdraw

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

Postby 04102014 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:43 pm

I can't wait to stop waiting this week only so I can wait another two weeks when I likely (hopefully) get FR2.
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