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

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

Postby shntn » Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:47 pm

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And that's when I withdraw

Mmhmm. +1

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

Postby mathais43 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:52 pm

It's been awhile since I've dropped by the Berkeley thread - I've come to terms with Cornell - but I'll be goddamned if it hasn't become a tangled mass of exposed nerves up in here.

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

Postby WhatOurBodiesAreFor » Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:53 pm

sean21 wrote:...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....


+1. Just dug into last year's info myself and this is strongly supported.


sean21 wrote: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.


Could someone provide more support for this though?

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

Postby BigZuck » Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:57 pm

As for more holistic in FR you saw a couple of people who just got accepted who are closer to Berkeley's medians and they were in faculty review. This is in contrast to the sky high, above both medians, 170+/3.8+ crew that they seemed to be almost exclusively accepting up to this point. For more on that see: pretty much all my posts in this thread for the last 3 weeks.

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

Postby shntn » Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:58 pm

WhatOurBodiesAreFor wrote:
sean21 wrote:...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....


+1. Just dug into last year's info myself and this is strongly supported.

Lovely.

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

Postby WhatOurBodiesAreFor » Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:06 pm

BigZuck wrote:As for more holistic in FR you saw a couple of people who just got accepted who are closer to Berkeley's medians and they were in faculty review. This is in contrast to the sky high, above both medians, 170+/3.8+ crew that they seemed to be almost exclusively accepting up to this point. For more on that see: pretty much all my posts in this thread for the last 3 weeks.


I've read every post of this thread since I got FR a few weeks ago. I understand the mystique around Berkeley's admissions process too. It's just that sean21 said that numbers were all but irrelevant in FR. I was just wondering if someone could link to something to speak to this, because this is a pretty strong claim.

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

Postby sean21 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:45 pm

WhatOurBodiesAreFor wrote:
BigZuck wrote:As for more holistic in FR you saw a couple of people who just got accepted who are closer to Berkeley's medians and they were in faculty review. This is. nn contrast to the sky high, above both medians, 170+/3.8+ crew that they seemed to be almost exclusively accepting up to this point. For more on that see: pretty much all my posts in this thread for the last 3 weeks.


I've read every post of this thread since I got FR a few weeks ago. I understand the mystique around Berkeley's admissions process too. It's just that sean21 said that numbers were all but irrelevant in FR. I was just wondering if someone could link to something to speak to this, because this is a pretty strong claim.


numbers are clearly important to reach the FR stage. The most recent wave of rejects seems to be comprised of numbers jusst below 25ths, some just below medians. But in FR stage there has already been a 162 lsat (serviceman w 5 yrs WE) accepted and I have heard from current 1Ls that WE and interesting apps really come into play here. Perhaps FR does have a target median for acceptances but id bet a lot that it's much lower than the dean's admits

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

Postby az21833 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:14 pm

has anybody filled out the boalt finaid form yet? what is our student id number??

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

Postby eleemosynary2 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:38 pm

az21833 wrote:has anybody filled out the boalt finaid form yet? what is our student id number??


Should be in the email you received with subject: "Accessing Your Berkeley Law Online Services - Part 1"

HTH and thanks for your response on my finaid question. Hope Berkeley is cool with that!

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

Postby WhiteyCakes » Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:01 am

Come on Berk....let's make today the day.

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

Postby shntn » Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:04 pm

WhiteyCakes wrote:Come on Berk....let's make today the day.

I'm kinda looking forward to getting it over with so I can join the Ding Bar.

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

Postby WhiteyCakes » Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:07 pm

shntn wrote:
WhiteyCakes wrote:Come on Berk....let's make today the day.

I'm kinda looking forward to getting it over with so I can join the Ding Bar.


Outside of Berk/Stanford, I've pretty much decided on Chicago. Once Berkeley makes a decision, my app season is all but over because there is no way I'm getting into Stanford

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

Postby Bloomsie » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:43 pm

Just got a call from Oakland Area code. I don't really know anyone there. Almost freaked out.

Carnival Cruises.

Someone should be fired for the emotional anguish I just experienced.

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

Postby gingerbreadsmouse » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:46 pm

Bloomsie wrote:Just got a call from Oakland Area code. I don't really know anyone there. Almost freaked out.

Carnival Cruises.

Someone should be fired for the emotional anguish I just experienced.


UGH! Horrid!! Slow that heart rate :D

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

Postby hyjintherye » Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:40 pm

Hi guys, just checking in
Really late app submission here - UR since about two weeks ago

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

Postby iMisto » Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:58 pm

Bloomsie wrote:Just got a call from Oakland Area code. I don't really know anyone there. Almost freaked out.

Carnival Cruises.

Someone should be fired for the emotional anguish I just experienced.


I would probably cry.

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

Postby Bloomsie » Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:57 pm

iMisto wrote:
Bloomsie wrote:Just got a call from Oakland Area code. I don't really know anyone there. Almost freaked out.

Carnival Cruises.

Someone should be fired for the emotional anguish I just experienced.


I would probably cry.


It was a recording, but I yelled at it anyway. It knows what it did.

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

Postby Rory19 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:26 pm

WhatOurBodiesAreFor wrote:...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....


Anyone else desperately hoping for a 5:00 p.m. e-mail?! Every day that passes until Friday now I will probably be less and less hopeful. Sometimes I wish I did not read TLS because otherwise I would have been blissfully, though ignorantly, hopeful all week long.

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

Postby pinnipotto » Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:36 pm

In today! Via email and status checker.

Previously under review since around 12/6, no faculty review. Really a pleasant surprise, I definitely thought a ding or FR2 was coming, but apparently there is still hope for people who have been waiting!

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

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:39 pm

pinnipotto wrote:In today! Via email and status checker.

Previously under review since around 12/6, no faculty review. Really a pleasant surprise, I definitely thought a ding or FR2 was coming, but apparently there is still hope for people who have been waiting!


first post? either a troll or congrats, and I'm a pessimist

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

Postby WhiteyCakes » Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:43 pm

Rory19 wrote:
WhatOurBodiesAreFor wrote:...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....


Anyone else desperately hoping for a 5:00 p.m. e-mail?! Every day that passes until Friday now I will probably be less and less hopeful. Sometimes I wish I did not read TLS because otherwise I would have been blissfully, though ignorantly, hopeful all week long.


Well since nobody has reported FR movement today I wouldn't worry about it

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

Postby pinnipotto » Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:45 pm

ManOfTheMinute wrote:
pinnipotto wrote:In today! Via email and status checker.

Previously under review since around 12/6, no faculty review. Really a pleasant surprise, I definitely thought a ding or FR2 was coming, but apparently there is still hope for people who have been waiting!


first post? either a troll or congrats, and I'm a pessimist


Haha, not surprised to cause suspicion, but I'm truly just a long-time lurker (note my join date.) Not entirely sure why this pushed me over the edge into posting, I think mostly surprise that no one else had reported an acceptance today.

If you can get LSN to function, I'm on there under the same name and have been maintaining my profile for the past few months :)

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

Postby coriander » Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:46 pm

pinnipotto wrote:In today! Via email and status checker.

Previously under review since around 12/6, no faculty review. Really a pleasant surprise, I definitely thought a ding or FR2 was coming, but apparently there is still hope for people who have been waiting!



Congratulations!

When did the email come?

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

Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:47 pm

pinnipotto wrote:
ManOfTheMinute wrote:
pinnipotto wrote:In today! Via email and status checker.

Previously under review since around 12/6, no faculty review. Really a pleasant surprise, I definitely thought a ding or FR2 was coming, but apparently there is still hope for people who have been waiting!


first post? either a troll or congrats, and I'm a pessimist


Haha, not surprised to cause suspicion, but I'm truly just a long-time lurker (note my join date.) Not entirely sure why this pushed me over the edge into posting, I think mostly surprise that no one else had reported an acceptance today.

If you can get LSN to function, I'm on there under the same name and have been maintaining my profile for the past few months :)


URM or notable softs? Harvard and Berkeley with a sub-3.7 GPA is pretty impressive.

Congrats btw!

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

Postby pinnipotto » Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:48 pm

coriander wrote:
pinnipotto wrote:In today! Via email and status checker.

Previously under review since around 12/6, no faculty review. Really a pleasant surprise, I definitely thought a ding or FR2 was coming, but apparently there is still hope for people who have been waiting!



Congratulations!

When did the email come?


1pm eastern




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