UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby China Spy » Tue Feb 04, 2014 1:45 pm

wealtheow wrote:soooooo... tomorrow?


Looks like that's the trend.

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby Pishee77 » Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:43 pm

emmybee wrote:
angels2fly wrote:Do FR decisions normally come out at the stated date in the email? Or is there merit to obsessively checking the status checker prior to February 19th?


+1 I would like to know too!

Me too!

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby Arrow4Christ » Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:15 pm

Fingers crossed for acceptances tomorrow! :lol:

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby pcthenls » Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:13 pm

I am glad other people's days are equally consumed with thoughts of tomorrow.

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby Synch » Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:17 pm

Tomorrow, tomorrow, can't wait for tomorrow...tomorrow's a day awaaaaaaaay

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby vuthy » Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:22 pm

Pishee77 wrote:
emmybee wrote:
angels2fly wrote:Do FR decisions normally come out at the stated date in the email? Or is there merit to obsessively checking the status checker prior to February 19th?


+1 I would like to know too!

Me too!


Don't quote me on this, but I thought that last year there were some FR folks who started getting notified a few days before (like maybe Feb. 14).

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby waferthinmint » Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:33 pm

Interview with Berkeley Law students here: http://youtu.be/UWya-liCcLE

Though, as a Berkeley undergrad alum who had friends at Berkeley Law and was generally close in geographic proximity to Berkeley Law students, I'm not sure how representative of the Berkeley Law students this video really is... I sort of resent that it reaffirms the "Bezerkeley" stereotype... Then again, Berkeley does have its fair share of crazies so ionos. Ha!

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby Cocoblues » Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:05 pm

pcthenls wrote:I am glad other people's days are equally consumed with thoughts of tomorrow.

+ 1 :mrgreen:

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby Vexed » Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:14 pm

Lately I feel like a little kid on Christmas Eve, counting down the time until I can sleep and hope good news awaits in the morning.

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby wealtheow » Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:16 am

Vexed wrote:Lately I feel like a little kid on Christmas Eve, counting down the time until I can sleep and hope good news awaits in the morning.


And realizing you woke up too early and it's like effing 5am in cali the presents aren't ready...

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby californiauser » Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:29 pm

expecting my ding sometime this morning...

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby China Spy » Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:35 pm

Before I applied to Cal, wednesdays were just hump days. Now they're the highlight of my week.

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby Arrow4Christ » Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:38 pm

Once again, a Wednesday morning has severely hampered my productivity :roll:

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby gma221 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:46 pm

I'm way more excited for today than I probably should be... especially considering what GPA I applied with. I just want it SO BADLY.

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby californiauser » Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:48 pm

According to last year's cycle, today's corresponding day was a bunch of non-FR dings, so those of us on FR might be waiting another week

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby gma221 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:51 pm

californiauser wrote:According to last year's cycle, today's corresponding day was a bunch of non-FR dings, so those of us on FR might be waiting another week


Okay, this has made me way less excited for today.

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby Lebrarian_Booker » Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:01 pm

What does FR mean?

I checked the TLS Abbreviations sticky but didn't find it...

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby Arrow4Christ » Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:03 pm

Lebrarian_Booker wrote:What does FR mean?

I checked the TLS Abbreviations sticky but didn't find it...


Faculty Review. Berkeley admits some applicants outright, but subjects others to a faculty review process of which about 10% or so applicants (correct me if I'm wrong) make it through.

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby vuthy » Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:06 pm

Arrow4Christ wrote:
Lebrarian_Booker wrote:What does FR mean?

I checked the TLS Abbreviations sticky but didn't find it...


Faculty Review. Berkeley admits some applicants outright, but subjects others to a faculty review process of which about 10% or so applicants (correct me if I'm wrong) make it through.


:shock: Is that accurate?

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby China Spy » Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:11 pm

vuthy wrote:
Arrow4Christ wrote:
Lebrarian_Booker wrote:What does FR mean?

I checked the TLS Abbreviations sticky but didn't find it...


Faculty Review. Berkeley admits some applicants outright, but subjects others to a faculty review process of which about 10% or so applicants (correct me if I'm wrong) make it through.


:shock: Is that accurate?


Yeah where are you pulling that stat from?

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby californiauser » Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:12 pm

China Spy wrote:
vuthy wrote:
Arrow4Christ wrote:
Lebrarian_Booker wrote:What does FR mean?

I checked the TLS Abbreviations sticky but didn't find it...


Faculty Review. Berkeley admits some applicants outright, but subjects others to a faculty review process of which about 10% or so applicants (correct me if I'm wrong) make it through.


:shock: Is that accurate?


Yeah where are you pulling that stat from?


it's from an interview with one of the dean's, too lazy to find it right now -- but I did a few weeks ago to verify veracity: it's legit

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby koalacity » Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:13 pm

China Spy wrote:
vuthy wrote:
Arrow4Christ wrote:
Lebrarian_Booker wrote:What does FR mean?

I checked the TLS Abbreviations sticky but didn't find it...


Faculty Review. Berkeley admits some applicants outright, but subjects others to a faculty review process of which about 10% or so applicants (correct me if I'm wrong) make it through.


:shock: Is that accurate?


Yeah where are you pulling that stat from?

http://www.top-law-schools.com/tom-interview.html
Looks like 10-15% or so.

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby Arrow4Christ » Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:14 pm

rigoding wrote:http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=176984

According to this, 200-250 people are admitted out of around 1500. That's like 13%.

From the quote, it seems like FR is the midway limbo b/w accept and WL.

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby Pishee77 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:16 pm

I think more like 15% get admitted through FR. I know big difference.

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby Trig » Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:16 pm

Arrow4Christ wrote:
rigoding wrote:http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=176984

According to this, 200-250 people are admitted out of around 1500. That's like 13%.

From the quote, it seems like FR is the midway limbo b/w accept and WL.


But Boalt's overall acceptance rate according to lawschoolnumbers is 13% so I don't know why people are particularly freaked out about FR.




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