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

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

Postby vzapana » Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:06 pm

Withdrew. I hope this opens up a spot for one of your guys! Good luck.

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

Postby postard » Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:48 pm

malcolm wrote:I'm curious what to make of having gone under review in late November and hearing literally nothing since (i.e., no FR).

It looks like it's probably not a good thing (figuring if I was being strongly considered, I'd either have been admitted in Dean Tom's initial review, or sent to FR), and if that's true, what about an LOCI? I would almost certainly attend if admitted.

Does anyone have any insight?


No insight here, but that's my situation/those are my current thoughts as well.

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

Postby shawn11h » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:15 pm

Just got the call! I'm in!!! FR2

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

Postby nigerian22 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:20 pm

postard wrote:
malcolm wrote:I'm curious what to make of having gone under review in late November and hearing literally nothing since (i.e., no FR).

It looks like it's probably not a good thing (figuring if I was being strongly considered, I'd either have been admitted in Dean Tom's initial review, or sent to FR), and if that's true, what about an LOCI? I would almost certainly attend if admitted.

Does anyone have any insight?


No insight here, but that's my situation/those are my current thoughts as well.


What are your profiles/numbers like? URM or military status?

Consensus is that prior to any review notification you should send nothing unless it's says something like "I just won the Nobel/Oscar." Berkeley or no Berkeley, I am sure you two are well on your way

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

Postby nigerian22 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:21 pm

shawn11h wrote:Just got the call! I'm in!!! FR2


Congratulations!

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

Postby framboozer » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:24 pm

nigerian22 wrote:
postard wrote:
malcolm wrote:I'm curious what to make of having gone under review in late November and hearing literally nothing since (i.e., no FR).

It looks like it's probably not a good thing (figuring if I was being strongly considered, I'd either have been admitted in Dean Tom's initial review, or sent to FR), and if that's true, what about an LOCI? I would almost certainly attend if admitted.

Does anyone have any insight?


No insight here, but that's my situation/those are my current thoughts as well.


What are your profiles/numbers like? URM or military status?

Consensus is that prior to any review notification you should send nothing unless it's says something like "I just won the Nobel/Oscar." Berkeley or no Berkeley, I am sure you two are well on your way


According to his post history, his stats are 3.68/160 AA Male.

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

Postby postard » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:29 pm

and mine are in my profile as well (168/3.98/non-URM)

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

Postby shawn11h » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:32 pm

nigerian22 wrote:
shawn11h wrote:Just got the call! I'm in!!! FR2


Congratulations!


Thank you! So awesome :)

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

Postby dsn32 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:38 pm

So it begins.... good luck to all of the FR2s!

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

Postby shawn11h » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:39 pm

Yes, good luck to all those still waiting. I wish the best for you all.

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

Postby nigerian22 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:40 pm

postard's UGPA is very very strong and above B's 75th percentile. your LSAT is almost reaching their 75th percentile. You are in a great position. I think it will boil down to your extracurricular activities, essays, recs and other qualitative portions of your profile. Did you write interesting essays? Are you a Cali resident? things like that.

Malcolm's are harder to tell because I have no idea how B's affirmative action policies play out. It's technically unlawful in CA but I guess they can look at other things to have the same effect. My profile was very strong despite my numbers being less than stellar and I discussed my heritage/experiences and its impact on my worldview in my PS and DS. Thankfully Malcolm's UGPA is quite good and LSAT stands at/crosses the magic threshold of 160. (Below a 160 it becomes very difficult even for the most sought-after URMs, black males, to gain admission from the T14). I think for Malcolm it will depend on the strength of your qualitative profile. Malcolm should take heart from the fact that as a black female (albeit a physics phd and author of texts) I got in with 3.5x and 164. My UGPA was lower than Malcolm's & I don't think the fact that my degrees were from great universities made a big difference. I wrote my essay on stereotype-shattering which I want to do all my life. Adcomms like those kinds of essays and for me at least it was sincere

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

Postby nigerian22 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:41 pm

shawn11h wrote:Yes, good luck to all those still waiting. I wish the best for you all.


Agreed. Don't let the haters get you down. Remember that cathedrals and edifices are built not from complacence but from doubt and hard work.

I applied the first week that apps were open and got in only about a week and a half ago. Hang in there. Have faith in yourself. Don't obsess -- go to a movie or something. A lot of great Oscar-worthy movies to catch up on!
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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby CaptainTroll » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:47 pm

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

Postby coriander » Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:22 pm

Admitted this morning by phone. FR2. Applied early October. More stats in my profile. Planning to attend. Hope to see some of you there. Best of luck to you all with all of your remaining applications. I am very excited. Walking away from my computer and will not respond to anything for a while.

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

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:25 pm

hmmm... seems like those calls are over. the first wave is probably the biggest, no?

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

Postby dsn32 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:26 pm

Dean Tom, Call Me Maybe?

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

Postby malcolm » Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:27 pm

framboozer wrote:
nigerian22 wrote:
postard wrote:
malcolm wrote:I'm curious what to make of having gone under review in late November and hearing literally nothing since (i.e., no FR).

It looks like it's probably not a good thing (figuring if I was being strongly considered, I'd either have been admitted in Dean Tom's initial review, or sent to FR), and if that's true, what about an LOCI? I would almost certainly attend if admitted.

Does anyone have any insight?


No insight here, but that's my situation/those are my current thoughts as well.


What are your profiles/numbers like? URM or military status?

Consensus is that prior to any review notification you should send nothing unless it's says something like "I just won the Nobel/Oscar." Berkeley or no Berkeley, I am sure you two are well on your way


According to his post history, his stats are 3.68/160 AA Male.


3.5X/169, non-URM, non-military male
degree-granting GPA is significantly higher, several years WE

I just wasn't sure whether not having gotten FR at this point meant a ding was inevitable. Thanks a lot for the input everyone. I'll avoid the LOCI, since I was again ignored by the Nobel committee... Congrats to all who are in, and good luck to all who like me are hoping for good news soon!

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

Postby lampshade0520 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:36 pm

yikes fr2 calls already? i pray

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

Postby amonthofsundays » Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:50 pm

So it begins? :?

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

Postby KremeCheez » Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:16 pm

So...then...now I need to neurotically check my email, status checkers, mailbox aaaaaaand phone?

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

Postby GertrudeR » Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:20 pm

Since Dean Tom started calling FR2 people two days earlier than usual I'm going to assume that's because Berk's just going to admit such a massive amount of FR2ers that he had to start early and there will be several more admits in the next two days...right?

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

Postby HawkeyeGirl » Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:39 pm

GertrudeR wrote:Since Dean Tom started calling FR2 people two days earlier than usual I'm going to assume that's because Berk's just going to admit such a massive amount of FR2ers that he had to start early and there will be several more admits in the next two days...right?


I like your optimism! I've already convinced myself that I'm definitely in the ding pile, since I didn't get a call today..

Edit for awkwardly worded sentence...

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

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:03 am

HawkeyeGirl wrote:
GertrudeR wrote:Since Dean Tom started calling FR2 people two days earlier than usual I'm going to assume that's because Berk's just going to admit such a massive amount of FR2ers that he had to start early and there will be several more admits in the next two days...right?


I like your optimism! I've already convinced myself that I'm definitely in the ding pile, since I didn't get a call today..

Edit for awkwardly worded sentence...


We're beyond hope. Last year I think the first day that calls came out, there were several. Then the next day there were a few. And then you were dinged.

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

Postby ssanonymous » Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:06 am

ManOfTheMinute wrote:hmmm... seems like those calls are over. the first wave is probably the biggest, no?


MOTM, you still waiting on Berkeley? Aren't you in SLS though?

Edit: amonthofsundays too

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

Postby az21833 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:15 am

hey just checking in. has anybody heard back regarding any $ (merit or need) or everybody else still waiting too.




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