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

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

Postby TheSpanishMain » Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:52 pm

I got my status checker email on the 18th of September, if that helps.

Does anyone think that going under review early is a good sign? Berkeley is kind of a reach for me.

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

Postby falbader » Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:57 pm

whereskyle wrote:bummed not to be ur, despite applying mid-sept.


Are you complete? According to their website, files move to under review as files become complete. Maybe your app is missing something.

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

Postby falbader » Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:59 pm

TheSpanishMain wrote:I got my status checker email on the 18th of September, if that helps.

Does anyone think that going under review early is a good sign? Berkeley is kind of a reach for me.


I'm not sure about that, but getting an early decision last year, as you pointed out, turned out to be an admit decision.

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

Postby Magical Trevor » Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:01 pm

TheSpanishMain wrote:I got my status checker email on the 18th of September, if that helps.

Does anyone think that going under review early is a good sign? Berkeley is kind of a reach for me.


I doubt it's a bad sign. For comparison's sake, I got my status checker at the same time and went complete shortly after. Not UR today, and I'm certain that you are less of a reach than I am.

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

Postby whereskyle » Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:06 pm

i'm complete. Wondering if they choose the first batch to review based on high numbers. anybody who is clearly a reach go UR today?

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

Postby TheSpanishMain » Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:27 pm

Yup, I'm a reach. My LSAT is a hair above median but my gpa is below 25%. I think I have legit good softs though and I'm an Iraq/afghan vet.

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

Postby 052220151 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:32 pm

TheSpanishMain wrote:Yup, I'm a reach. My LSAT is a hair above median but my gpa is below 25%. I think I have legit good softs though and I'm an Iraq/afghan vet.


This is me minus the vet thing. My gpa is just slightly below the 25% mark. I am ready to ride the wait list and I'd pay sticker. Hopefully they want me.... :cry:

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

Postby Magical Trevor » Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:51 pm

Yeah, I am more of a reach. Median lsat and below 25th percentile gpa with vet status. It is the only school i would apply to with a binding early decision and money is taken care of. If i got accepted today i would probably send a seat deposit tomorrow.

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

Postby Sourrudedude » Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:09 pm

whereskyle wrote:i'm complete. Wondering if they choose the first batch to review based on high numbers. anybody who is clearly a reach go UR today?

I can give you evidence in the other direction. I'm above 75ths and am still complete. I applied later so I'd guess it's submission date.

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

Postby whereskyle » Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:34 pm

submitted 9/16, at 75th LSAT, not UR.

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

Postby falbader » Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:58 pm

TheSpanishMain wrote:Yup, I'm a reach. My LSAT is a hair above median but my gpa is below 25%. I think I have legit good softs though and I'm an Iraq/afghan vet.


I'm under review and I'm below 25 percent for both but I have excellent rec letters, excellent softs, and I'm an international student studying in America.

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

Postby falbader » Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:00 pm

Sourrudedude wrote:
whereskyle wrote:i'm complete. Wondering if they choose the first batch to review based on high numbers. anybody who is clearly a reach go UR today?

I can give you evidence in the other direction. I'm above 75ths and am still complete. I applied later so I'd guess it's submission date.


It's not submission date. I submitted October 1, went complete October 3 and now I'm under review as of today.

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

Postby falbader » Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:11 pm

I have a theory! To all those who went under review, did you check OK for student review? I said it's OK. And to those who didn't, did you say that's not OK? If not, then I don't know what the governing criteria is for picking who gets reviewed first.
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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby Sourrudedude » Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:12 pm

falbader wrote:
Sourrudedude wrote:
whereskyle wrote:i'm complete. Wondering if they choose the first batch to review based on high numbers. anybody who is clearly a reach go UR today?

I can give you evidence in the other direction. I'm above 75ths and am still complete. I applied later so I'd guess it's submission date.


It's not submission date. I submitted October 1, went complete October 3 and now I'm under review as of today.

Interesting

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

Postby aldiddy » Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:36 pm

falbader wrote:I have a theory! To all those who went under review, did you check OK for student review? I said it's OK. And to those who didn't, did you say that's not OK? If not, then I don't know what the governing criteria is for picking who gets reviewed first.


I clicked OK for student review and I submitted my app 9/24. I am not under review. I'm at one 75th and one 25th.

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

Postby falbader » Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:44 pm

aldiddy wrote:
falbader wrote:I have a theory! To all those who went under review, did you check OK for student review? I said it's OK. And to those who didn't, did you say that's not OK? If not, then I don't know what the governing criteria is for picking who gets reviewed first.


I clicked OK for student review and I submitted my app 9/24. I am not under review. I'm at one 75th and one 25th.


No idea then!

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

Postby aldiddy » Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:58 pm

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

Postby Magical Trevor » Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:15 pm

Alphabetical maybe?

Edit: my name starts with a midalphabet letter.
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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby TheSpanishMain » Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:14 pm

Could be. My last name starts with one of the first letters of the alphabet.

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

Postby okok » Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:24 pm

deputydog wrote:
TheSpanishMain wrote:Yup, I'm a reach. My LSAT is a hair above median but my gpa is below 25%. I think I have legit good softs though and I'm an Iraq/afghan vet.


This is me minus the vet thing. My gpa is just slightly below the 25% mark. I am ready to ride the wait list and I'd pay sticker. Hopefully they want me.... :cry:



I'm in the same boat
top choice, but it seems like they prefer gpa to lsat

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

Postby falbader » Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:19 am

My last names starts with A. could be.

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

Postby 14G » Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:55 am

skzen75 wrote:Yeah, I am more of a reach. Median lsat and below 25th percentile gpa with vet status. It is the only school i would apply to with a binding early decision and money is taken care of. If i got accepted today i would probably send a seat deposit tomorrow.


I'm in a similar situation. Median LSAT, below 25% GPA, and combat vet status. App complete in mid-September and went UR October 15th. I have what I would consider good softs. Berkeley is absolutely my #1. I hope this early(ish) review isn't false hope!

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

Postby Magical Trevor » Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:03 pm

Good luck! Hopefully the early ur status is a good sign, ur for me this morning.

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

Postby wowhio » Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:55 pm

Oh god, my application just went under review. They notified via email. Submitted 9/18, complete 10/3. (I think.)

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

Postby thestatusguo » Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:55 pm

What does it say when you complete on your status checker? I've only got:

Status: We have received your application.

and a current status date. Does this mean I'm not complete yet?




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