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

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

Postby BA414 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:15 pm

BA414 wrote:It appears that all the applicants placed in each FR batch are notified on the same day, at least that's how it was for FR1. Thus, today (2/21) seems to be FR2 Day. We'll have to wait for next week to be sure, though.


Alright sounds good, thanks!

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

Postby capt_slow » Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:18 pm

Well no news today, so expecting a ding next week... :(

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

Postby samumenco » Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:20 pm

When you guys say you have good softs, do you mean you received a Purple Heart, are/was an Olympic athlete, or anything like that?

I was reading some posts on this forum, and people seemed to imply that softs that are not along the lines of what I listed above are worthless, so I'm a little concerned now.

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

Postby Moonlight » Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:26 pm

samumenco wrote:When you guys say you have good softs, do you mean you received a Purple Heart, are/was an Olympic athlete, or anything like that?

I was reading some posts on this forum, and people seemed to imply that softs that are not along the lines of what I listed above are worthless, so I'm a little concerned now.


No purple heart or Olympic medal. I think it ranges more of professional career, worked for prestigious places, worked on amazing projects or accomplished something like that. Full Bright Scholars, published a book, etc. That type of thing is what I think of. What about the rest of you? What does good softs imply for you all?

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

Postby cesium » Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:34 pm

samumenco wrote:When you guys say you have good softs, do you mean you received a Purple Heart, are/was an Olympic athlete, or anything like that?

I was reading some posts on this forum, and people seemed to imply that softs that are not along the lines of what I listed above are worthless, so I'm a little concerned now.


I always took "good softs" to be relative to whatever school you're talking about, that is, better than half the students there. If you have something that makes you stand out --- work experience, professional awards, leadership positions, advanced degrees, interesting projects --- those are all good. An "average" student at a T14 school might be someone who has a couple years of work experience, won some awards, and was leader of at least one college club.

It's about looking beyond the numbers and seeing whether this applicant adds something interesting to the incoming class, and whether this is the type of person you want to represent your school to the world as an alum in three years.

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

Postby aboutmydaylight » Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:37 pm

samumenco wrote:When you guys say you have good softs, do you mean you received a Purple Heart, are/was an Olympic athlete, or anything like that?

I was reading some posts on this forum, and people seemed to imply that softs that are not along the lines of what I listed above are worthless, so I'm a little concerned now.


I have bad softs. Unless you consider URM to be a soft.

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

Postby Moonlight » Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:39 pm

Yea like if you look at Berkeley's class profile you'll get a sense of what kind of softs they think are unique and such.

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

Postby teampeeta » Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:24 pm

cesium wrote:
teampeeta wrote:
gma221 wrote:I'm curious about the stats for people who are still UR, if any of you are willing to share. If there are any "special snowflakes" among you (i.e., people with crazy high numbers and/or extraordinary softs who have been accepted to a number of other T14s), then I think we'll be seeing some more straight admits.


I don't have crazy high numbers. My GPA is < 25th and while my LSAT is > 75th, Berkeley doesn't care about the LSAT. My score is between 170 and 175. I am an URM.

I think I have a strong resume with some interesting WE/ college experiences, but I don't think it's stronger than the resumes of the people who got FR'd.

*Kanye shrug*


I'm curious what you mean by "Berkeley doesn't care about the LSAT". You mean it doesn't care as much about the LSAT as compared to its peer schools? Is that true?


Yeah, that's what I meant. Berkeley cares less about the LSAT than other top-14 schools do. I think that's part of the reason their LSAT median is (relatively) low.

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

Postby Arrow4Christ » Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:11 pm

What are you guys' thoughts on sending in a LOCI/'Why Berkeley'? I just want to express Berkeley is among my top choices. I didn't include Berkeley in my PS thinking that would come off odd, but I'm thinking perhaps sending in something now can't hurt.
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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby angels2fly » Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:16 pm

Arrow4Christ wrote:What are you guys' thoughts on sending in a LOCI/'Why Berkeley'? I just want to express that due to my interest in IP law, Berkeley is among my top choices. I didn't include Berkeley in my PS thinking that would come off odd, but I'm thinking perhaps sending in something now can't hurt.


Are you FR? They specifically mentioned that they don't want LOCIs if that is the case.

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

Postby action90 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:45 am

Still at UR from 1/13. Expecting to be dinged this week based on the feeling ITT.

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

Postby Moonlight » Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:57 am

action90 wrote:Still at UR from 1/13. Expecting to be dinged this week based on the feeling ITT.


What's the predictions for this week? Admits on Wednesdays and Deny on Friday? Or what?

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

Postby China Spy » Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:03 am

Moonlight wrote:
action90 wrote:Still at UR from 1/13. Expecting to be dinged this week based on the feeling ITT.


What's the predictions for this week? Admits on Wednesdays and Deny on Friday? Or what?


Admits or Dings for those still UR sometime this week. Complete silence for those on FR2 this week and next.

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

Postby bombaysippin » Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:15 am

cesium wrote:
BA414 wrote:Just to be clear, is the 2/21 date associated with FR2, or does that depend on the applicant?


It appears that all the applicants placed in each FR batch are notified on the same day, at least that's how it was for FR1. Thus, today (2/21) seems to be FR2 Day. We'll have to wait for next week to be sure, though.


Wait what? This seems a bit confusing. If we never had FR, wouldn't 2/21 be FR1 for those applicants? Which would mean, it does depend on the applicant.

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

Postby winterorange » Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:26 am

Bajam wrote:
cesium wrote:
BA414 wrote:Just to be clear, is the 2/21 date associated with FR2, or does that depend on the applicant?


It appears that all the applicants placed in each FR batch are notified on the same day, at least that's how it was for FR1. Thus, today (2/21) seems to be FR2 Day. We'll have to wait for next week to be sure, though.


Wait what? This seems a bit confusing. If we never had FR, wouldn't 2/21 be FR1 for those applicants? Which would mean, it does depend on the applicant.

FR1 and FR2 refers to the wave itself, not in regards to the applicant. The second wave (2/21) is termed FR2 for chronological purposes; this is my first FR, but it's still called FR2.

Side note: I don't think you can even undergo a second faculty review for your application, so it makes sense that they're numbered based on the order in which they come in.

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

Postby checkin2014 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:40 am

action90 wrote:Still at UR from 1/13. Expecting to be dinged this week based on the feeling ITT.

+1 Still at UR 1/21 and feels like a ding.
Last year, only a few unique ppl (PhD+URM, for example) got admit as UR after the FR2 wave.
I am definitely not that unique, so it's highly likely I am dinged.

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

Postby wealtheow » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:51 am

Sakari wrote:
Side note: I don't think you can even undergo a second faculty review for your application, so it makes sense that they're numbered based on the order in which they come in.


although i don't think it occurred this year (either that, or no one posted about it), if you look back at some older threads, it does appear that that several fr1 people were "deferred" to fr2. can't imagine how irritating that was. i wonder if there's any particular reason this doesn't seem to have happened this year
(someone, please, correct me if i'm wrong)

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

Postby groovy20 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:49 am

Does Berkeley only have one day for FR2 decisions or could more UR move to it this week?

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

Postby MnM22 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:53 am

So, when is the Berkeley deposit date? I'm on the waitlist and wanted to know about when I'll be under consideration again.

Thanks, everyone!

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

Postby angels2fly » Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:25 am

MnM22 wrote:So, when is the Berkeley deposit date? I'm on the waitlist and wanted to know about when I'll be under consideration again.

Thanks, everyone!


berk requires no deposit

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

Postby Arrow4Christ » Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:59 am

angels2fly wrote:
Arrow4Christ wrote:What are you guys' thoughts on sending in a LOCI/'Why Berkeley'? I just want to express that due to my interest in IP law, Berkeley is among my top choices. I didn't include Berkeley in my PS thinking that would come off odd, but I'm thinking perhaps sending in something now can't hurt.


Are you FR? They specifically mentioned that they don't want LOCIs if that is the case.


Where are you getting this info? I see that if you're WL'ed Dean Tom said that a LOCI doesn't help, but I don't see anything regarding FR.

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

Postby wealtheow » Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:01 pm

Arrow4Christ wrote:
angels2fly wrote:
Arrow4Christ wrote:What are you guys' thoughts on sending in a LOCI/'Why Berkeley'? I just want to express that due to my interest in IP law, Berkeley is among my top choices. I didn't include Berkeley in my PS thinking that would come off odd, but I'm thinking perhaps sending in something now can't hurt.


Are you FR? They specifically mentioned that they don't want LOCIs if that is the case.


Where are you getting this info? I see that if you're WL'ed Dean Tom said that a LOCI doesn't help, but I don't see anything regarding FR.


the twitter account, i would assume

from jan 23: "One-half of total committee files were sent today. No need for LOCIs (please)."

eta: to be fair, they haven't tweetled anything about the remaining half...

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

Postby Arrow4Christ » Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:12 pm

wealtheow wrote:
Arrow4Christ wrote:
angels2fly wrote:
Arrow4Christ wrote:What are you guys' thoughts on sending in a LOCI/'Why Berkeley'? I just want to express that due to my interest in IP law, Berkeley is among my top choices. I didn't include Berkeley in my PS thinking that would come off odd, but I'm thinking perhaps sending in something now can't hurt.


Are you FR? They specifically mentioned that they don't want LOCIs if that is the case.


Where are you getting this info? I see that if you're WL'ed Dean Tom said that a LOCI doesn't help, but I don't see anything regarding FR.


the twitter account, i would assume

from jan 23: "One-half of total committee files were sent today. No need for LOCIs (please)."

eta: to be fair, they haven't tweetled anything about the remaining half...


Ah, I see. Thanks!

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

Postby angels2fly » Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:21 pm

wealtheow wrote:
Arrow4Christ wrote:
angels2fly wrote:
Arrow4Christ wrote:What are you guys' thoughts on sending in a LOCI/'Why Berkeley'? I just want to express that due to my interest in IP law, Berkeley is among my top choices. I didn't include Berkeley in my PS thinking that would come off odd, but I'm thinking perhaps sending in something now can't hurt.


Are you FR? They specifically mentioned that they don't want LOCIs if that is the case.


Where are you getting this info? I see that if you're WL'ed Dean Tom said that a LOCI doesn't help, but I don't see anything regarding FR.


the twitter account, i would assume

from jan 23: "One-half of total committee files were sent today. No need for LOCIs (please)."

eta: to be fair, they haven't tweetled anything about the remaining half...


Yeah this is where I got it

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

Postby capt_slow » Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:22 pm

I wonder if the dings will come out today... Maybe there is hope for more fr2 but with no precident I am not optimistic




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