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

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

Postby jbagelboy » Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:33 pm

CatFacts wrote:
BigZuck wrote:
CO2016YEAH wrote:
kappycaft1 wrote:Nobody is getting a call today and anyone who hasn't heard anything back already is getting dinged / waitlisted.

...Is what I am trying not to tell myself.... but it isn't working.


This is so how I'm feeling. Definitely not looking forward to that big red spike the first week of Jan...


Berkeley really is my dream school. But if I'm going to get dinged I'd love for it to be sooner rather than later so I can move on.


This. Also, I was already dinged once last cycle so to be spurned twice by my alma mater after a lengthy wait will really sting. :oops:


Cal still admits plenty of students from the admissions committee after the Dean is done with the preliminary review, which was the last two weeks I think.. but I'm not terribly hopeful for myself. too much emphasis on raw GPA over LSAT; I'm expecting to get shafted here even though I'll be in at CCN.. this will probably be my saddest rejection letter though.

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

Postby twinkletoes16 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:05 pm

jbagelboy wrote:
Cal still admits plenty of students from the admissions committee after the Dean is done with the preliminary review, which was the last two weeks I think.. but I'm not terribly hopeful for myself. too much emphasis on raw GPA over LSAT; I'm expecting to get shafted here even though I'll be in at CCN.. this will probably be my saddest rejection letter though.



Lots of admits with your GPA or lower; I'm one of them.

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

Postby zman » Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:26 pm

BigZuck wrote:
postard wrote:Even UCLA?


UCLA has a hard enough time getting its grads lawyer jobs, period.


IN los Angeles UCLA can hang with Berkeley easily.

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

Postby BigZuck » Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:36 pm

zman wrote:
BigZuck wrote:
postard wrote:Even UCLA?


UCLA has a hard enough time getting its grads lawyer jobs, period.


IN los Angeles UCLA can hang with Berkeley easily.


UCLA: http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=ucla
Berkeley: http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=berkeley

Last year UCLA placed its grads into lawyer jobs at a rate lower than such venerable institutions as Mercer, Campbell, and Seton Hall. No doubt top third at UCLA does quite well but what are you going to do if you end up median or below?

Not the thread/forum for this so that's all I'm going to say.

Also: Berkeley, I love you.

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

Postby zman » Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:45 pm

BigZuck wrote:
zman wrote:
BigZuck wrote:
postard wrote:Even UCLA?


UCLA has a hard enough time getting its grads lawyer jobs, period.


IN los Angeles UCLA can hang with Berkeley easily.


UCLA: http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=ucla
Berkeley: http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=berkeley

Last year UCLA placed its grads into lawyer jobs at a rate lower than such venerable institutions as Mercer, Campbell, and Seton Hall. No doubt top third at UCLA does quite well but what are you going to do if you end up median or below?

Not the thread/forum for this so that's all I'm going to say.

Also: Berkeley, I love you.


well if you graduate in the top 30% at UCLA you will get an offer from a big law firm in LA. I mean that's the reality.

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

Postby Trogdorburninator » Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:41 pm

JUST GOT THE CALL, AND I'M IN!

I was on the other line with my friend, and my iPhone told me the number was calling from Berkeley so I screamed OMG GETTING A CALL FROM BERKELEY GOTTA GO BYE.

That would have been the biggest let down if it had been some spam call.

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

Postby JSY » Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:59 pm

Trogdorburninator wrote:JUST GOT THE CALL, AND I'M IN!

I was on the other line with my friend, and my iPhone told me the number was calling from Berkeley so I screamed OMG GETTING A CALL FROM BERKELEY GOTTA GO BYE.

That would have been the biggest let down if it had been some spam call.


congrats!!!

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

Postby sinfiery » Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:30 pm

Trogdorburninator wrote:JUST GOT THE CALL, AND I'M IN!

I was on the other line with my friend, and my iPhone told me the number was calling from Berkeley so I screamed OMG GETTING A CALL FROM BERKELEY GOTTA GO BYE.

That would have been the biggest let down if it had been some spam call.

Gratz!


When did you go UR?


Also, that PST trolling.

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

Postby Trogdorburninator » Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:03 pm

Thanks! I submitted 11/2 and went UR 11/13. Congrats to all the other admits and good luck to everyone waiting! I had given up hope hearing before the break- very welcome surprise.

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

Postby wisteria » Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:05 pm

Trogdorburninator wrote:Thanks! I submitted 11/2 and went UR 11/13.


So you are saying I still have hope (stuck at UR 11/28). Haha. Congratulations~~~~

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

Postby amsong » Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:43 pm

Trogdorburninator wrote:Thanks! I submitted 11/2 and went UR 11/13. Congrats to all the other admits and good luck to everyone waiting! I had given up hope hearing before the break- very welcome surprise.


WAIT, ME TOO, AND WE HAVE THE SAME LSAT SCORE!!!

Although not the same GPA.

ETA: Super congrats, obvs. I'm not a narcissist. Or anything.

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

Postby sinfiery » Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:17 pm

wisteria wrote:So you are saying I still have hope (stuck at UR 11/28). Haha. Congratulations~~~~

From LSN it seems our UR date still has hope all the way until early February.

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

Postby anela00 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:23 pm

sinfiery wrote:
wisteria wrote:So you are saying I still have hope (stuck at UR 11/28). Haha. Congratulations~~~~

From LSN it seems our UR date still has hope all the way until early February.


I'm stuck at UR 11/28 also. Sigh.

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

Postby edamame » Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:44 pm

anela00 wrote:
sinfiery wrote:
wisteria wrote:So you are saying I still have hope (stuck at UR 11/28). Haha. Congratulations~~~~

From LSN it seems our UR date still has hope all the way until early February.


I'm stuck at UR 11/28 also. Sigh.


Same here - and my stats are above their 75th. Anela00 and I are almost numbers twins.

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

Postby sinfiery » Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:46 pm

edamame wrote:Same here - and my stats are above their 75th. Anela00 and I are almost numbers twins.

:D
gl tomorrow

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

Postby red8aron » Fri Dec 21, 2012 3:19 pm

I just got my semester grades and they boosted by GPA significantly (gotta love 4.33 A+). My university sent my updated transcript to LSAC today. Should I contact Berkeley about the change or just wait for LSAC to notify them?

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

Postby digifly » Fri Dec 21, 2012 7:21 pm

red8aron wrote:I just got my semester grades and they boosted by GPA significantly (gotta love 4.33 A+). My university sent my updated transcript to LSAC today. Should I contact Berkeley about the change or just wait for LSAC to notify them?


+1

(though not on the 4.3 system :/ )

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

Postby elblufer » Fri Dec 21, 2012 7:39 pm

digifly wrote:
red8aron wrote:I just got my semester grades and they boosted by GPA significantly (gotta love 4.33 A+). My university sent my updated transcript to LSAC today. Should I contact Berkeley about the change or just wait for LSAC to notify them?


+1

(though not on the 4.3 system :/ )


Yes you are. Anyone that uses LSAC is because they recalculate.

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

Postby trojandave » Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:24 pm

elblufer wrote:
digifly wrote:
red8aron wrote:I just got my semester grades and they boosted by GPA significantly (gotta love 4.33 A+). My university sent my updated transcript to LSAC today. Should I contact Berkeley about the change or just wait for LSAC to notify them?


+1

(though not on the 4.3 system :/ )


Yes you are. Anyone that uses LSAC is because they recalculate.


Nope, because some schools don't offer the option of an A+. If your school gives just a regular "A" for a 100%, all LSAC sees is that A. Since they can't see a percentage they assume it's just an A and only give you 4.0 for it. I'm unfortunately in this boat as well since my school didn't give A+s either. I think it's the biggest flaw with GPA weighting and the ranking system currently, since some applicants can get a boost that others can't, but I guess it is what it is.

Anyway, congrats on the new grades! It can't hurt to give them a call and warn them a new (better) transcript is coming so they don't rush to a decision before seeing it.

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

Postby elblufer » Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:49 pm

trojandave wrote:
elblufer wrote:
digifly wrote:
red8aron wrote:I just got my semester grades and they boosted by GPA significantly (gotta love 4.33 A+). My university sent my updated transcript to LSAC today. Should I contact Berkeley about the change or just wait for LSAC to notify them?


+1

(though not on the 4.3 system :/ )


Yes you are. Anyone that uses LSAC is because they recalculate.


Nope, because some schools don't offer the option of an A+. If your school gives just a regular "A" for a 100%, all LSAC sees is that A. Since they can't see a percentage they assume it's just an A and only give you 4.0 for it. I'm unfortunately in this boat as well since my school didn't give A+s either. I think it's the biggest flaw with GPA weighting and the ranking system currently, since some applicants can get a boost that others can't, but I guess it is what it is.

Anyway, congrats on the new grades! It can't hurt to give them a call and warn them a new (better) transcript is coming so they don't rush to a decision before seeing it.


Ah. I didn't consider a school that didn't weight OR give A+s. My school didn't start weighting GPAs until this year, but they still gave +/- to students.

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

Postby zman » Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:36 pm

I suspect that they might not care about that as much as you think. Would they look at the your class rank?? The Yale law dean says that's what they look at more than GPA.

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

Postby elblufer » Sat Dec 22, 2012 12:23 am

zman wrote:I suspect that they might not care about that as much as you think. Would they look at the your class rank?? The Yale law dean says that's what they look at more than GPA.


If they're still in undergrad, they might not have a class rank. My school doesn't calculate rank until after everyone walks.

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

Postby volp » Sat Dec 22, 2012 3:54 am

wait, do schools automatically send your updated transcript to lsac? or is that something you can specially request?

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

Postby Mdenis1 » Sat Dec 22, 2012 4:00 am

volp wrote:wait, do schools automatically send your updated transcript to lsac? or is that something you can specially request?


I'm pretty sure you need to request it. I don't know about the US but I'm Canadian and had to do it for an update. How would your school automatically know that they need to send your updated transcript and to whom ?

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

Postby volp » Sat Dec 22, 2012 4:04 am

oh ok good




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