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

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

Postby Typhoon24 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:46 am

Serett wrote:-10℉. If Berkeley accepts me today, I might pay my deposit on the spot.


:lol: :lol:

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

Postby mirroroferised7 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:50 am

vuthy wrote:
mirroroferised7 wrote:Ummmm...

I logged into status checker today, and it says
"We have received your application.
Current Status Date: 10/30/2013"

I WAS UR 11/18.

Soooooo..... Berkeley? What are you trying to say?


Read through the c/o 2016 thread for this time last year. I think you'll find this happened to a bunch of people. Can't recall if it was a signal that they were about to get slotted for Faculty Review, or about to get in, or neither.


THANK YOU. I thought I broke the status checker from checking it too often. :oops:

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

Postby Lebrarian_Booker » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:52 am

Just checked. Went from Complete to "Your File Is Under Review".

For some reason when I saw this I just got the biggest pit in my stomach, a total "Welp, I'm getting rejected" feel. :|

the feelz man...

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

Postby gbelle » Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:03 pm

mirroroferised7 wrote:Ummmm...

I logged into status checker today, and it says
"We have received your application.
Current Status Date: 10/30/2013"

I WAS UR 11/18.

Soooooo..... Berkeley? What are you trying to say?


Mine did the same.

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

Postby mirroroferised7 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:07 pm

gbelle wrote:
mirroroferised7 wrote:Ummmm...

I logged into status checker today, and it says
"We have received your application.
Current Status Date: 10/30/2013"

I WAS UR 11/18.

Soooooo..... Berkeley? What are you trying to say?


Mine did the same.


I'm currently reading the UCB 2016 thread for answers.

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

Postby gbelle » Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:10 pm

mirroroferised7 wrote:
gbelle wrote:
mirroroferised7 wrote:Ummmm...

I logged into status checker today, and it says
"We have received your application.
Current Status Date: 10/30/2013"

I WAS UR 11/18.

Soooooo..... Berkeley? What are you trying to say?


Mine did the same.


I'm currently reading the UCB 2016 thread for answers.


hahahah you and me both.

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

Postby gbelle » Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:36 pm

So before it said Complete with a date in late October. Now it has reverted even farther back to early october: "we have received your application."

This is making me nervous.

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

Postby Robbin Blue » Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:52 pm

This is weird. So, I was stuck at "Application received" and e-mailed Berkeley asking if there was a problem (I had not heard anything). They responded back saying they were holding my application until they received my "other letter of recommendation". I submitted one because the app said the letters were completely optional. Apparently if you submit one, you must submit two, or they'll hold your application.

Even though the application instructions explicitly say

"The Admissions Office will not hold your application for review pending receipt of your letters of recommendation. If you want all of your letters to be considered in the review process, be sure that they are available with your Credential Assembly Service (CAS) report at the time you submit your application."

I'm confused. Submitted my other letter, but still... Confused.

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

Postby mirroroferised7 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:18 pm

OKAY. Official research completed.

This happened to a bunch of people who were above medians last year around 1/23. They were actually being submitted for faculty review, and were eventually accepted.

So, I'm going to assume that's what's going on with us?

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=190211&hilit=berkeley+2016&start=1375

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

Postby China Spy » Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:23 pm

Just got the UR email!!!

Sent 1/14
Complete 1/16
UR 1/21

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

Postby AAJD2B » Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:23 pm

So I received my status check information today and 30 minutes later an email that I was UR. Anyone else had such quick turnaround? Wow. That's faster than NYU!

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

Postby China Spy » Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:24 pm

AAJD2B wrote:So I received my status check information today and 30 minutes later an email that I was UR. Anyone else had such quick turnaround? Wow. That's faster than NYU!


Damn, and I thought I had a fast turnaround :lol:

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

Postby Robbin Blue » Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:25 pm

AAJD2B wrote:So I received my status check information today and 30 minutes later an email that I was UR. Anyone else had such quick turnaround? Wow. That's faster than NYU!


I hate you.

Not really.



maybe a little

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

Postby AAJD2B » Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:35 pm

Robbin Blue wrote:
AAJD2B wrote:So I received my status check information today and 30 minutes later an email that I was UR. Anyone else had such quick turnaround? Wow. That's faster than NYU!


I hate you.

Not really.



maybe a little


Please don't. I am more than likely an auto-reject.

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

Postby China Spy » Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:37 pm

AAJD2B wrote:
Robbin Blue wrote:
AAJD2B wrote:So I received my status check information today and 30 minutes later an email that I was UR. Anyone else had such quick turnaround? Wow. That's faster than NYU!


I hate you.

Not really.



maybe a little


Please don't. I am more than likely an auto-reject.


Doubt it. If you've been admitted to UMich, I think you have a good chance at Cal too.

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

Postby angelshare » Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:45 pm

mirroroferised7 wrote:OKAY. Official research completed.

This happened to a bunch of people who were above medians last year around 1/23. They were actually being submitted for faculty review, and were eventually accepted.

So, I'm going to assume that's what's going on with us?

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=190211&hilit=berkeley+2016&start=1375



looking at pages 55through65 and yes It appears many who have changed from UR# --> complete will go on to recieve another updated status such as FR (faculty review 1, 2) ---> decision (acceptance or denial)

Mirror how did you conclude that you are accepted after FR? I saw some people who were placed on waitlist from FR then dinged..

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

Postby Cocoblues » Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:48 pm

angelshare wrote:
mirroroferised7 wrote:OKAY. Official research completed.

This happened to a bunch of people who were above medians last year around 1/23. They were actually being submitted for faculty review, and were eventually accepted.

So, I'm going to assume that's what's going on with us?

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=190211&hilit=berkeley+2016&start=1375



looking at pages 55through65 and yes It appears many who have changed from UR# --> complete will go on to recieve another updated status such as FR (faculty review 1, 2) ---> decision (acceptance or denial)

Mirror how did you conclude that you are accepted after FR? I saw some people who were placed on waitlist from FR then dinged..


Is there a difference between a simple UR and FR?

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

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

Postby Cocoblues » Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:59 pm

Moonlight wrote:
Cocoblues wrote:Mirror how did you conclude that you are accepted after FR? I saw some people who were placed on waitlist from FR then dinged..


Is there a difference between a simple UR and FR?



What's an FR?[/quote]

According to Angelshare's post, some folks have an updated status that reads FR(faculty review 1/2).

The only one I've seen on my dashboard is UR.

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

Postby mirroroferised7 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:04 pm

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

Postby mirroroferised7 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:05 pm

angelshare wrote:
mirroroferised7 wrote:OKAY. Official research completed.

This happened to a bunch of people who were above medians last year around 1/23. They were actually being submitted for faculty review, and were eventually accepted.

So, I'm going to assume that's what's going on with us?

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=190211&hilit=berkeley+2016&start=1375



looking at pages 55through65 and yes It appears many who have changed from UR# --> complete will go on to recieve another updated status such as FR (faculty review 1, 2) ---> decision (acceptance or denial)

Mirror how did you conclude that you are accepted after FR? I saw some people who were placed on waitlist from FR then dinged..


To be honest, I was basing it off the fact that the first wave of people to get UR# --> Complete were accepted. I didn't plumb too much further, because I liked what I was seeing.

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

Postby gbelle » Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:07 pm

mirroroferised7 wrote:
angelshare wrote:
mirroroferised7 wrote:OKAY. Official research completed.

This happened to a bunch of people who were above medians last year around 1/23. They were actually being submitted for faculty review, and were eventually accepted.

So, I'm going to assume that's what's going on with us?

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=190211&hilit=berkeley+2016&start=1375



looking at pages 55through65 and yes It appears many who have changed from UR# --> complete will go on to recieve another updated status such as FR (faculty review 1, 2) ---> decision (acceptance or denial)

Mirror how did you conclude that you are accepted after FR? I saw some people who were placed on waitlist from FR then dinged..


To be honest, I was basing it off the fact that the first wave of people to get UR# --> Complete were accepted. I didn't plumb too much further, because I liked what I was seeing.


I'm totally guilty of doing the same thing. Hope it works out!

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

Postby China Spy » Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:08 pm

Berkeley states the following regarding app evaluations:

Administrative Review
Once an application file is complete, it is evaluated on the basis of the admissions criteria by the Dean of Admissions. He admits a certain number of applicants who, under the governing criteria and on the basis of his experience, would have a high likelihood of admission if referred to the Admissions Committee. Similarly, applicants who would have a high likelihood of being denied if referred to the Committee are denied by the Dean of Admissions.

Committee Review
The remaining applicants are given more extended consideration by the Admissions Committee which is composed of faculty and students.

The student role is consultative and the faculty members' decisions are final. Only students who are members of the Admissions Committee are permitted to read files. You may indicate on the application form whether or not you consent to have your file read by a student member of the Committee. In the evaluation of your application, no weight is given to whether or not you consent to student review. In every case complete confidentiality of all materials is maintained.

As a result of the Committee's consideration, some applicants are admitted, some are placed on a waiting list, and the remaining applicants are denied. The total number admitted is that which experience has indicated will fill the places available in the entering class. If the number of admitted students who accept an offer of admission falls below the number necessary to fill the class, a waiting list is used to fill the remaining places.


I think UR is actually administrative review and FR is committee review. HTH




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