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

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

Postby omzster67 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:24 pm

Stuck at UR 12/5...getting a little worried! This is my top choice but I'm sitting LSAT 25th and GPA >75th. Are my worries warranted?

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

Postby koalacity » Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:17 pm

gobears!! wrote:
omzster67 wrote:Stuck at UR 12/5...getting a little worried! This is my top choice but I'm sitting LSAT 25th and GPA >75th. Are my worries warranted?


You are fine for now. People with really good numbers are still waiting from the beginning of october. Berkeley sends a majority of applicants through a faculty and student review which has yet to happen

Are you sure about the bolded? I don't think that's the case (that committee review hasn't started yet).

Either way, I wouldn't worry about having been UR since 12/5 :).

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

Postby omzster67 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:21 pm

koalacity wrote:
gobears!! wrote:
omzster67 wrote:Stuck at UR 12/5...getting a little worried! This is my top choice but I'm sitting LSAT 25th and GPA >75th. Are my worries warranted?


You are fine for now. People with really good numbers are still waiting from the beginning of october. Berkeley sends a majority of applicants through a faculty and student review which has yet to happen

Are you sure about the bolded? I don't think that's the case (that committee review hasn't started yet).

Either way, I wouldn't worry about having been UR since 12/5 :).


Perfect! Just getting a little paranoid as is the norm all over TLS. Is there any data on whether Berkeley and Michigan tend to admit the same applicants?

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

Postby koalacity » Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:36 pm

omzster67 wrote:Perfect! Just getting a little paranoid as is the norm all over TLS. Is there any data on whether Berkeley and Michigan tend to admit the same applicants?

Hmm, there's probably some way to compare data from LSN-I'm just not very good at that sort of thing.

There is probably a great deal of overlap, but I think the acceptances at the margins for each school are going to be pretty different. Berkeley is generally very splitter-unfriendly and quite reverse splitter-friendly. Michigan is relatively splitter-friendly, but I'm not sure how they are on reverse splitters.

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

Postby omzster67 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:40 pm

koalacity wrote:
omzster67 wrote:Perfect! Just getting a little paranoid as is the norm all over TLS. Is there any data on whether Berkeley and Michigan tend to admit the same applicants?

Hmm, there's probably some way to compare data from LSN-I'm just not very good at that sort of thing.

There is probably a great deal of overlap, but I think the acceptances at the margins for each school are going to be pretty different. Berkeley is generally very splitter-unfriendly and quite reverse splitter-friendly. Michigan is relatively splitter-friendly, but I'm not sure how they are on reverse splitters.


Interesting. Well as a major reverse splitter I'm happy with that...queue the "retake the test" TLS party line..

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

Postby gma221 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 2:14 pm

desichhori wrote:
gma221 wrote:
BenjarvusGreenEllis wrote:Submitted 1/10
Complete 1/13
UR 1/13


Same here, except I submitted on Saturday. I got the status checker email at 9 a.m. today and went under review two hours later. I'm hoping that's a good sign (or maybe they just put me on the fast track to rejection, heh).


Submitted late December, Under Review Today! I guess a lot of people who submitted in the last couple of weeks all just went UR today!!

Hope it doesn't have anything do with stats cuz I am a reverse splitter.. What about you guys? What are your stats?


Above 75th LSAT, below 25th GPA for me, so I'm definitely in the danger zone. Thought it was at least worth a try.

I'm wondering how other people approached the question about allowing current students to review your application. There's a lot of nuance in my application that I felt an actual admissions officer might be more sympathetic toward, so I selected "no." Anyone else?

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

Postby MnM22 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:32 pm

gma221 wrote:
desichhori wrote:
gma221 wrote:
BenjarvusGreenEllis wrote:Submitted 1/10
Complete 1/13
UR 1/13


Same here, except I submitted on Saturday. I got the status checker email at 9 a.m. today and went under review two hours later. I'm hoping that's a good sign (or maybe they just put me on the fast track to rejection, heh).


Submitted late December, Under Review Today! I guess a lot of people who submitted in the last couple of weeks all just went UR today!!

Hope it doesn't have anything do with stats cuz I am a reverse splitter.. What about you guys? What are your stats?


Above 75th LSAT, below 25th GPA for me, so I'm definitely in the danger zone. Thought it was at least worth a try.

I'm wondering how other people approached the question about allowing current students to review your application. There's a lot of nuance in my application that I felt an actual admissions officer might be more sympathetic toward, so I selected "no." Anyone else?


The students are just part of a committee so I said yes.

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

Postby logical seasoning » Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:53 pm

I have a feeling tomorrow is going to be a big day!

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

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:00 am

logical seasoning wrote:I have a feeling tomorrow is going to be a big day!


They seem to be sticking with Wednesdays.

Fingers crossed for all of you!

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

Postby 052220151 » Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:11 am

barrelofmonkeys wrote:
logical seasoning wrote:I have a feeling tomorrow is going to be a big day!


They seem to be sticking with Wednesdays.

Fingers crossed for all of you!


Tomorrow could be the day my ride ends. It's been good hanging with you bros.

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

Postby phillywc » Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:12 am

deputydog wrote:
barrelofmonkeys wrote:
logical seasoning wrote:I have a feeling tomorrow is going to be a big day!


They seem to be sticking with Wednesdays.

Fingers crossed for all of you!


Tomorrow could be the day my ride ends. It's been good hanging with you bros.

Til the end, brother.

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

Postby Serett » Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:35 am

If I'm waitlisted by Berkeley, is this an appropriate LOCI?

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

Postby SteelPenguin » Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:37 am

barrelofmonkeys wrote:
logical seasoning wrote:I have a feeling tomorrow is going to be a big day!


They seem to be sticking with Wednesdays.

Fingers crossed for all of you!


You have ruined my relaxing night out tomorrow, tyvm.

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

Postby bombaysippin » Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:40 am

ETA: Just in case
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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby SteelPenguin » Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:43 am

Bajam wrote:Is it worth it to throw Berk an app so late in the game? Lsat above median, gpa above median fwiw.


Above both medians I don't think it is ever too late to throw an app in. Earlier is still much better, but if a school is fighting to really maintain a median, they'll give your app a look. UCB appears to be more holistic though, and I am unsure how that affects late applicants in comparison to other schools.

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

Postby bombaysippin » Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:47 am

SteelPenguin wrote:
Bajam wrote:Is it worth it to throw Berk an app so late in the game? Lsat above median, gpa above median fwiw.


Above both medians I don't think it is ever too late to throw an app in. Earlier is still much better, but if a school is fighting to really maintain a median, they'll give your app a look. UCB appears to be more holistic though, and I am unsure how that affects late applicants in comparison to other schools.


Yea and I've heard they prefer early apps, which is why I'm a bit hesitant haha. Decisions, decisions, decisions....

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

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:51 am

Bajam wrote:
SteelPenguin wrote:
Bajam wrote:Is it worth it to throw Berk an app so late in the game? Lsat above median, gpa above median fwiw.


Above both medians I don't think it is ever too late to throw an app in. Earlier is still much better, but if a school is fighting to really maintain a median, they'll give your app a look. UCB appears to be more holistic though, and I am unsure how that affects late applicants in comparison to other schools.


Yea and I've heard they prefer early apps, which is why I'm a bit hesitant haha. Decisions, decisions, decisions....


You definitely won't get in if you don't apply.

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

Postby SteelPenguin » Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:54 am

barrelofmonkeys wrote:
Bajam wrote:
SteelPenguin wrote:
Bajam wrote:Is it worth it to throw Berk an app so late in the game? Lsat above median, gpa above median fwiw.


Above both medians I don't think it is ever too late to throw an app in. Earlier is still much better, but if a school is fighting to really maintain a median, they'll give your app a look. UCB appears to be more holistic though, and I am unsure how that affects late applicants in comparison to other schools.


Yea and I've heard they prefer early apps, which is why I'm a bit hesitant haha. Decisions, decisions, decisions....


You definitely won't get in if you don't apply.


Exactly. $125ish is not a lot of money in the larger context of law school.

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

Postby bombaysippin » Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:42 am

barrelofmonkeys wrote:
Bajam wrote:
SteelPenguin wrote:
Bajam wrote:Is it worth it to throw Berk an app so late in the game? Lsat above median, gpa above median fwiw.


Above both medians I don't think it is ever too late to throw an app in. Earlier is still much better, but if a school is fighting to really maintain a median, they'll give your app a look. UCB appears to be more holistic though, and I am unsure how that affects late applicants in comparison to other schools.


Yea and I've heard they prefer early apps, which is why I'm a bit hesitant haha. Decisions, decisions, decisions....


You definitely won't get in if you don't apply.


+1
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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby Magical Trevor » Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:59 am

deputydog wrote:
barrelofmonkeys wrote:
logical seasoning wrote:I have a feeling tomorrow is going to be a big day!


They seem to be sticking with Wednesdays.

Fingers crossed for all of you!


Tomorrow could be the day my ride ends. It's been good hanging with you bros.


Berkeley is such a reach for me that I never expected immediate admission, or even admission at all. That being said, it'd be nice to be put out of my misery so I can move onto other plans without the microscopic twinkle of hope that I currently have.

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

Postby Pishee77 » Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:38 am

Serett wrote:If I'm waitlisted by Berkeley, is this an appropriate LOCI?

Yes.

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

Postby JD1776 » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:32 am

What will this day be like? I wonder.
What will my future be? I wonder.

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

Postby Marshmallow » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:42 am

I don't know if it'll be the same this week, but I was admitted last Wednesday, and my email came in at 12:08 pm (I'm in Boston). It looks like Berkeley gets the ball rolling first thing in the morning. Good luck everyone waiting!!!!

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

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:47 am

Marshmallow wrote:I don't know if it'll be the same this week, but I was admitted last Wednesday, and my email came in at 12:08 pm (I'm in Boston). It looks like Berkeley gets the ball rolling first thing in the morning. Good luck everyone waiting!!!!


They seem to send the e-mails right around noon eastern. I was too lazy to find all the data, but one week it was 11:58, and yes, last Wednesday it was 12:08.




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