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

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

Postby okok » Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:27 pm

deputydog wrote:
okok wrote:
Will_McAvoy wrote:I'm considering applying, but can't decide if it's worth the fee. My LSAT is one point above the median, but GPA is a little bit below 25th (non-URM with pretty good softs, potentially retaking in Feb. for scholarship purposes).

I know LSN says it does not look like I'd have any chance, but it's still hard to completely write it off when my numbers are in the ballpark.

I would consider a 10-20% percent chance "worth it," would I maybe be in that range or not? Appreciate any thoughts!


did you try to solicit a fee waiver?

but otherwise a 10-20% chance isn't all that bad, and Berkeley seems to be the most committed to this "holistic review" everyone talks about.
Your softs might push you into the accept or wl pile.


I thought Berkeley didn't do merit waivers?


I got a fee waiver, but you're right it was probably for americorps service and not merit based
I sent the same email to all schools which included proof of service and gpa/lsat.

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

Postby mirroroferised7 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:47 pm

Yeah, they definitely don't do merit-based.

deputydog, when did you submit?

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

Postby wowhio » Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:00 pm

goldenflash19: Nice icon. At least we're not Detroit!

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

Postby 052220151 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:37 pm

mirroroferised7 wrote:Yeah, they definitely don't do merit-based.

deputydog, when did you submit?


The start of October. Berk is one of only two apps I paid for. It's pretty much going to be a ding, but I had to know for sure.

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

Postby The Dark Kite » Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:41 pm

Checking in.

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

Postby goldenflash19 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:16 pm

wowhio wrote:goldenflash19: Nice icon. At least we're not Detroit!


Thanks! :lol: You are so right! Good to see a fellow NE Ohioan here! Go Browns!!

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

Postby mirroroferised7 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:23 pm

deputydog wrote:
mirroroferised7 wrote:Yeah, they definitely don't do merit-based.

deputydog, when did you submit?


The start of October. Berk is one of only two apps I paid for. It's pretty much going to be a ding, but I had to know for sure.


So then, which schools are your T5? I saw that it was UCLA that gave you the go ahead! I'm hoping to get in at Berkeley: LSAT>75% GPA=Median. But you never know with their admissions process...

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

Postby Florida316 » Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:28 pm

Under Review (as of 11/15)
Complete 10/15

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

Postby 052220151 » Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:47 pm

mirroroferised7 wrote:
deputydog wrote:
mirroroferised7 wrote:Yeah, they definitely don't do merit-based.

deputydog, when did you submit?


The start of October. Berk is one of only two apps I paid for. It's pretty much going to be a ding, but I had to know for sure.


So then, which schools are your T5? I saw that it was UCLA that gave you the go ahead! I'm hoping to get in at Berkeley: LSAT>75% GPA=Median. But you never know with their admissions process...


I don't really have a T5, and it seems like you have better stats than me. I would pay sticker at berk. Besides that, I'm going to pick my school based on employment stats and debt. I'm 100% indifferent to location of the law school, so everyone had a horse in the race right now.

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

Postby thestatusguo » Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:50 pm

No calls since the about a week ago, it appears?

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

Postby 052220151 » Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:53 pm

I've decided that berk isn't going to ding me. They are going to wait list me and never let me off.

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

Postby okok » Fri Nov 15, 2013 6:29 pm

deputydog wrote:I've decided that berk isn't going to ding me. They are going to wait list me and never let me off.

your new positive attitude is inspiring

upgrading my own outlook from hopeless to bleak :D

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

Postby swords.for.48K » Sat Nov 16, 2013 2:57 pm

okok wrote:
deputydog wrote:I've decided that berk isn't going to ding me. They are going to wait list me and never let me off.

your new positive attitude is inspiring

upgrading my own outlook from hopeless to bleak :D


Sometimes I come around these parts looking for a bit of hope, then I remember, humor > optimism.

Keep up the good work, TLSers.

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

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Sun Nov 17, 2013 1:49 pm

checking in!

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

Postby mirroroferised7 » Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:53 pm

okok wrote:
deputydog wrote:I've decided that berk isn't going to ding me. They are going to wait list me and never let me off.

your new positive attitude is inspiring

upgrading my own outlook from hopeless to bleak :D


It's stacks of quotes like this that convince me law school is the perfect place for someone like me.

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

Postby Kimikho » Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:35 pm

barrelofmonkeys wrote:checking in!

me too!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

Postby Pishee77 » Mon Nov 18, 2013 5:33 am

App Submitted! Eekk

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

Postby mirroroferised7 » Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:29 pm

Someone get me a defibrillator STAT!!! I just went under review!

<bites nails furiously>

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

Postby Florida316 » Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:31 pm

mirroroferised7 wrote:Someone get me a defibrillator STAT!!! I just went under review!

<bites nails furiously>


I am in the same boat. Good luck!

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

Postby musicdiplomacy » Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:32 pm

mirroroferised7 wrote:Someone get me a defibrillator STAT!!! I just went under review!

<bites nails furiously>



ditto. best of luck to everyone!

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

Postby goldenflash19 » Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:47 pm

musicdiplomacy wrote:
mirroroferised7 wrote:Someone get me a defibrillator STAT!!! I just went under review!

<bites nails furiously>



ditto. best of luck to everyone!


+1 Good luck all!!!!!

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

Postby emmybee » Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:15 pm

Under review too! Eeeeikkkk! :shock:

Sorry if this has been answered already but: do we have an idea of how long until we hear back after going under review?

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

Postby twenty » Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:34 pm

I've been UR since 11/4, so ya'lls could be waiting a while.

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

Postby drybowser92 » Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:52 pm

Applied yesterday!

Probably my top choice after Michigan ED. I've heard they get back pretty quickly so maybe December? My application is already complete :) Good luck to all still pending!

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

Postby mirroroferised7 » Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:27 pm

twentypercentmore wrote:I've been UR since 11/4, so ya'lls could be waiting a while.


Yeah, I messaged my aunt that I was under review.

Her response: "So... more waiting?"

Me: "Yeah."

Aunt: "How is that different from before?"

Me:"Oh...Yeah..."




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