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

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

Postby zazoo » Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:19 pm

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

Postby djwjddl » Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:26 pm

Withdrew. Their lack of communication/transparency regarding matching scholarships was a bit annoying to say the least. Would have loved to attend though

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

Postby pannekoeken » Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:29 pm

djwjddl wrote:Withdrew. Their lack of communication/transparency regarding matching scholarships was a bit annoying to say the least. Would have loved to attend though


Kinda how I'm feeling at this point. I'm going to give them two more days though since my deposit at the other school doesn't have to be postmarked until April 30th.

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

Postby ssanonymous » Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:54 pm

What's the rule about withdrawing after accepting a spot and a matching scholarship? Are you allowed to do that?

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

Postby jbagelboy » Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:59 pm

ssanonymous wrote:What's the rule about withdrawing after accepting a spot and a matching scholarship? Are you allowed to do that?


now you're withdrawing?? :(

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

Postby ssanonymous » Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:42 pm

jbagelboy wrote:
ssanonymous wrote:What's the rule about withdrawing after accepting a spot and a matching scholarship? Are you allowed to do that?


now you're withdrawing?? :(


No, no. Nothing official. I'm just considering all my options.

edit: officially going to Columbia? Congrats!

edit 2: I feel like Twinkle. Her heart is telling her Berkeley but the $$$ is taking her elsewhere. My heart is saying retake but $$$ is saying Berkeley.

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

Postby twinkletoes16 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:12 pm

Anyone hear anything?

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

Postby pannekoeken » Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:39 am

twinkletoes16 wrote:Anyone hear anything?


I called them today about the money situation. They said if you haven't heard anything by now, you didn't get money. However, you may get money after they see how many people with money withdraw, etc. So basically you have to commit to them before you would even find out since they won't know who withdraws until the deadline anyway. I was frustrated with that and couldn't pass up other scholarship offers for a measly "maybe" so I withdrew.

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

Postby twinkletoes16 » Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:48 am

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

Postby amsong » Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:55 pm

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

Postby testaker » Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:02 pm

amsong wrote:
twinkletoes16 wrote:
pannekoeken wrote:
twinkletoes16 wrote:Anyone hear anything?


I called them today about the money situation. They said if you haven't heard anything by now, you didn't get money. However, you may get money after they see how many people with money withdraw, etc. So basically you have to commit to them before you would even find out since they won't know who withdraws until the deadline anyway. I was frustrated with that and couldn't pass up other scholarship offers for a measly "maybe" so I withdrew.



This entire process was so convoluted and drawn-out. Very much a turn-off.

Welp for those keeping score at home, twinkle will NOT be attending Berkeley. All works out how it should anyway.


I'm sorry because you seemed SO excited for Berkeley. But I'm happy if you've find a better option with more $$$$!


Just to clarify something - people who have been offered matching scholarships have a deadline of today, whereas everyone else has until like June 3 to commit to solely Berkeley. So you would potentially hear pretty soon about money that may get freed up after today.

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

Postby twinkletoes16 » Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:29 pm

I spoke too soon. Now what do I do. :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

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

Postby helix23 » Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:31 pm

twinkletoes16 wrote:I spoke too soon. Now what do I do. :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:


Did you just get your matching schollie? I withdrew. coincidence?

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

Postby jbagelboy » Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:46 pm

helix23 wrote:
twinkletoes16 wrote:I spoke too soon. Now what do I do. :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:


Did you just get your matching schollie? I withdrew. coincidence?


I just withdrew as well. I don't think it was a coincidence.

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

Postby Vincent » Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:17 pm

twinkletoes16 wrote:I spoke too soon. Now what do I do. :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:


When do you have to change that "tentative" response to a commit? LSAC doesn't care if you haven't deposited, right?

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

Postby postard » Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:44 pm

So that email means the last matching schollies will go out tomorrow, any offers after that will be Dean's.

Well, fuck.

ETA: Dean's Fellowships and other named schollies, I mean. I bet they have their second-choices for matching all ready once today's deadline passes, or did they already send those out?

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

Postby ssanonymous » Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:25 pm

As an FYI

We'd like to share some important updates about our scholarship programs and review processes:

-The Matching Scholarship review process has concluded. We will not make any new Matching Scholarship offers after Wednesday, May 1st.

- The Dean's Fellowship and other named scholarships will continue to be offered on a rolling basis. The review/award process for these scholarships will conclude on or before May 15th. To remain in consideration for these awards your enrollment status at Berkeley Law must either be "tentative confirm" or "definite confirm."

We have appreciated your patience throughout this process. Our approach, while time-consuming, is to review all scholarship applications thoroughly and holistically. If you were not selected for a scholarship please rest assured that we hope you will still choose to pursue your legal education here at the University of California, Berkeley. While we know there can be a difference in the cost of attendance between us and other law schools you may be considering, we also believe there are significant other factors that distinguish Berkeley Law and make it the right place for many students.

Scholarships are a relatively small part of a larger financial aid program aimed at ensuring access to Berkeley Law and protecting the ability of our graduates to pursue the legal career of their choice. At Berkeley Law we choose to invest a great deal in need-based grants, summer public interest fellowships, and our Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) - so while we realize that earning your J.D. at Berkeley Law can be expensive, it also affords you a broad array of opportunities including substantial help in managing your post-graduation debt. We encourage you to explore the other financial aid programs Berkeley Law has to offer.

We look forward to your joining us in August.

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

Postby ssanonymous » Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:58 pm

twinkletoes16 wrote:I spoke too soon. Now what do I do. :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:


when do you have to decide?

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

Postby Forumbrowser45 » Wed May 01, 2013 6:23 pm

I guess that's GG unless they decide to send some more letters out in the next few hours, which I'm gonna assume is extremely unlikely.

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

Postby ssanonymous » Mon May 06, 2013 4:03 pm

Has anyone heard back from the Phoenix Fellowship?

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

Postby WhatOurBodiesAreFor » Fri May 17, 2013 2:40 pm

you guys get that?

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

Postby bakaaw » Fri May 17, 2013 3:38 pm

WhatOurBodiesAreFor wrote:you guys get that?


that waitlist action email?
yeah.
errybody get it i assume?

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

Postby J_stack » Fri May 17, 2013 4:17 pm

got it here, seems generic

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

Postby mtmc » Fri May 17, 2013 5:31 pm

Is there a waitlist thread yet?

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

Postby Mdenis1 » Sat May 25, 2013 4:24 am

Hi guys! I know this thread has been a bit dead but I was wondering if anyone had heard about the need-based grants? (http://www.law.berkeley.edu/192.htm). I've read that we're supposed to get those offers on BearFacts in April but I don't have anything showing up.




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