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

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

Postby lampshade0520 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:46 pm

FR2 on 2/14 and i just got an update on my status checker regarding a change in bio/address. weird or normal?

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

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:49 pm

lampshade0520 wrote:FR2 on 2/14 and i just got an update on my status checker regarding a change in bio/address. weird or normal?


I vote for a good thing... they have to update it to proper format/whatever to put you into the admitted students database!

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

Postby lampshade0520 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:51 pm

ManOfTheMinute wrote:
lampshade0520 wrote:FR2 on 2/14 and i just got an update on my status checker regarding a change in bio/address. weird or normal?


I vote for a good thing... they have to update it to proper format/whatever to put you into the admitted students database!


please don't tease me.. and congrats on stanford!!

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

Postby shawn11h » Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:29 pm

Do you mind posting what the status says?

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

Postby lampshade0520 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:51 pm

literally just change in section/bio/address and then my address

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

Postby shawn11h » Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:55 pm

lampshade0520 wrote:literally just change in section/bio/address and then my address



So before it didn't show your address?

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

Postby lampshade0520 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:58 pm

shawn11h wrote:
lampshade0520 wrote:literally just change in section/bio/address and then my address



So before it didn't show your address?


It did but it changed from:

X Blvd., Apt X

to

X Blvd #X

yea i don't know the significance. lol

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

Postby shawn11h » Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:59 pm

Oh I see. Yea hard to tell from that haha. Thanks for the info though.

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

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:02 pm

lampshade0520 wrote:
shawn11h wrote:
lampshade0520 wrote:literally just change in section/bio/address and then my address



So before it didn't show your address?


It did but it changed from:

X Blvd., Apt X

to

X Blvd #X

yea i don't know the significance. lol


dude, thats such a useless change, I'm willing to bet that you get in. Like, no doubt.

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

Postby hattrick87 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:06 pm

Based on last year's thread, it looked like some people's Residency/Demographic section did change slightly (semicolon here, apt. # there), but it doesn't seem like this correlated to acceptances in the end. I'd say it's probably just random.

Also based on last year's thread, it looks like a few people (one person who was FR1 AND FR2, *shudder*) were accepted via phone call the Wednesday before the date mentioned in the FR2 email. Then people found out via status checker (dings, WLs, and acceptances) on Thursday.

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

Postby HawkeyeGirl » Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:48 pm

hattrick87 wrote:Based on last year's thread, it looked like some people's Residency/Demographic section did change slightly (semicolon here, apt. # there), but it doesn't seem like this correlated to acceptances in the end. I'd say it's probably just random.

Also based on last year's thread, it looks like a few people (one person who was FR1 AND FR2, *shudder*) were accepted via phone call the Wednesday before the date mentioned in the FR2 email. Then people found out via status checker (dings, WLs, and acceptances) on Thursday.



Someone else has been FR1 and FR2??? I thought I was the only one. Nice to hear that that person got in last year, maybe that bodes well for me

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

Postby TheFalcon » Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:03 am

I know I'm late to the party, but for the sake of stats (because they're spiffy): I got accepted on 12/10, and I had a 3.78/169.

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

Postby coriander » Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:02 pm

So far rejection emails have usually come before 10AM PST, correct?
Every time we make it past 10 with no news I feel relieved. We survived another morning, and for the rest of the day any news will probably be good news, I hope. Good luck to everyone still waiting.

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

Postby HawkeyeGirl » Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:06 pm

coriander wrote:So far rejection emails have usually come before 10AM PST, correct?
Every time we make it past 10 with no news I feel relieved. We survived another morning, and for the rest of the day any news will probably be good news, I hope. Good luck to everyone still waiting.


If you're on FR2, I don't believe you'll hear anything but good news before March 8.

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

Postby coriander » Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:13 pm

HawkeyeGirl wrote:
coriander wrote:So far rejection emails have usually come before 10AM PST, correct?
Every time we make it past 10 with no news I feel relieved. We survived another morning, and for the rest of the day any news will probably be good news, I hope. Good luck to everyone still waiting.


If you're on FR2, I don't believe you'll hear anything but good news before March 8.


I guess that makes sense... and that means that no news is bad news. :(
I am FR2.

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

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:15 pm

coriander wrote:
HawkeyeGirl wrote:
coriander wrote:So far rejection emails have usually come before 10AM PST, correct?
Every time we make it past 10 with no news I feel relieved. We survived another morning, and for the rest of the day any news will probably be good news, I hope. Good luck to everyone still waiting.


If you're on FR2, I don't believe you'll hear anything but good news before March 8.


I guess that makes sense... and that means that no news is bad news. :(
I am FR2.


Yeah, but I don't think that the good news starts until a day or two before 3/8 anyway. So really don't worry until 3/7 AM, by 3/7 PM its time to hit the bars.

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

Postby HawkeyeGirl » Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:15 pm

coriander wrote:
HawkeyeGirl wrote:
coriander wrote:So far rejection emails have usually come before 10AM PST, correct?
Every time we make it past 10 with no news I feel relieved. We survived another morning, and for the rest of the day any news will probably be good news, I hope. Good luck to everyone still waiting.


If you're on FR2, I don't believe you'll hear anything but good news before March 8.


I guess that makes sense... and that means that no news is bad news. :(
I am FR2.


I think the earliest people started hearing last year and on FR1 was the Weds before the deadline, so don't worry about it til next Weds :)

Edit: scooped....

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

Postby coriander » Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:24 pm

ManOfTheMinute wrote:
coriander wrote:
HawkeyeGirl wrote:
coriander wrote:So far rejection emails have usually come before 10AM PST, correct?
Every time we make it past 10 with no news I feel relieved. We survived another morning, and for the rest of the day any news will probably be good news, I hope. Good luck to everyone still waiting.


If you're on FR2, I don't believe you'll hear anything but good news before March 8.


I guess that makes sense... and that means that no news is bad news. :(
I am FR2.


Yeah, but I don't think that the good news starts until a day or two before 3/8 anyway. So really don't worry until 3/7 AM, by 3/7 PM its time to hit the bars.



That's good advice. Thanks. I'll probably hit the bars either way, though. I hope the FR2 people on this thread can be happy drunk instead of sad drunk on 3/7.

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

Postby kfischm1 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:58 pm

Hopefullyfuturelaw wrote:
BigZuck wrote:
Hopefullyfuturelaw wrote:Should I just expect a ding? Berkeley was one of my top choices, but haven't heard anything. UR 1/7 and never got FR. 169 3.9x non-URM. Wrote a Why Berk also.


Don't mean to be cruel but probably. For the most part Berk seems to look for higher numbers if non-URM. How bad you want Berk doesn't seem to matter to them.


No problem. Thanks for the info. Kind of realized that myself, but just wondering why they haven't told me already.


I'm 169 (third try)/4.14 and non-URM. I was in the wave of acceptences by the dean (not committee review).

I think Berkeley definitely cares more about softs than some top schools (though you still have to have T-14 competitive numbers). It doesn't seem that there is an automatic accept/reject number formula - many people with very high LSATS are often rejected from Berkeley.

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

Postby coriander » Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:38 pm

HawkeyeGirl wrote:
coriander wrote:So far rejection emails have usually come before 10AM PST, correct?
Every time we make it past 10 with no news I feel relieved. We survived another morning, and for the rest of the day any news will probably be good news, I hope. Good luck to everyone still waiting.


If you're on FR2, I don't believe you'll hear anything but good news before March 8.



I just looked on LSN for last year and saw 9 rejections on March 2nd (probably the Friday equivalent to today) and then a mixed batch of about 20 decisions on March 7th and 8th. I guess maybe those March 2nd people were not FR2, based on your comment, but it still scares me. Good luck to everyone today.

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

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:46 pm

WTF is this, the yale thread? Monday through Friday posts are all on one page.

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

Postby HawkeyeGirl » Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:26 pm

ManOfTheMinute wrote:WTF is this, the yale thread? Monday through Friday posts are all on one page.


I think there are only a handful of us left...So lonely in FR2 land

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

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:27 pm

HawkeyeGirl wrote:
ManOfTheMinute wrote:WTF is this, the yale thread? Monday through Friday posts are all on one page.


I think there are only a handful of us left...So lonely in FR2 land


I feel like there are at least what like 300-400 in FR2? With 15% of that being TLS, thats at least 45 - 60 peeps!

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

Postby amonthofsundays » Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:28 pm

Showing some FR2 love

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

Postby HawkeyeGirl » Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:30 pm

ManOfTheMinute wrote:
HawkeyeGirl wrote:
ManOfTheMinute wrote:WTF is this, the yale thread? Monday through Friday posts are all on one page.


I think there are only a handful of us left...So lonely in FR2 land


I feel like there are at least what like 300-400 in FR2? With 15% of that being TLS, thats at least 45 - 60 peeps!


Going off of memory, I think Dean Tom in the TLS interview said there were approx 700 folks on FR? I'd bet the vast majority, call it 500-550 were in FR1, only leaving 150-200 people left, then * 15% = 22-30 TLSers... Add in the fact that we know we're not gonna hear anything til next week makes for a pretty lame thread




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