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

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

Postby ojala » Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:10 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!


The same thing happened to me! I just submitted yesterday but for some reason am already under review. Makes me nervous.

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

Postby angelshare » Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:14 pm

China Spy wrote: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



Agree. FR is comprised of faculty + students. I think the thing to take away is that you can be dinged/accepted from UR or FR as I saw some people who were dinged (from UR) at around the time when others were being updated from UR--> FR. Sounds like more wait time for some, good luck everyone.

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

Postby LawSchoolOrNah » Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:17 pm

ojala 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!


The same thing happened to me! I just submitted yesterday but for some reason am already under review. Makes me nervous.


First post, but I'm just as curious. Submitted last week and I'm in the same boat. Notwithstanding my hopes and dreams being on the line, I'm going to say it's either a really good or really bad thing.

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

Postby Slytherpuff » Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:20 pm

LawSchoolOrNah wrote:First post, but I'm just as curious. Submitted last week and I'm in the same boat. Notwithstanding my hopes and dreams being on the line, I'm going to say it's either a really good or really bad thing.


I think that's everyone right now - I submitted on Saturday, got my status checker today, and am also UR. It'll still probably take a while for us to hear back!

Good luck, everyone!

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

Postby Serett » Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:57 pm

I'm still UR 12/16 and haven't reverted back to "We have received your application." I'm going to hope it's a good thing.

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

Postby LawSchoolOrNah » Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:00 pm

My guess is there's going to be another wave of decisions tomorrow?

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

Postby vuthy » Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:02 pm

Serett wrote:I'm still UR 12/16 and haven't reverted back to "We have received your application." I'm going to hope it's a good thing.

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

Postby 04102014 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:04 pm

LawSchoolOrNah wrote:My guess is there's going to be another wave of decisions tomorrow?


Last year there was a big admit wave today.

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

Postby Slytherpuff » Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:09 pm

Robbin Blue wrote: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.


That's weird! And I'm worried now... My application is under review as of today, but LSAC says it hasn't sent my LORs yet (if their "sent" icons are correct). Not sure why my LORs weren't transmitted with the rest of my CAS report! Hopefully Berkeley will still read my letters whenever they come in.

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

Postby 04102014 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:56 pm

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

Postby HouseTargaryen » Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:57 pm

STILL UR 11/18. :cry:

C'mon Berkeley!!

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

Postby Theopliske8711 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:55 pm

In! Just got the email. Sent my apps out in early Dec.

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

Postby oxie » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:56 pm

IN!!! Got the email a couple minutes ago!

Applied 1/5, UR 1/13! Stats are 177+/3.8x

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

Postby koalacity » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:58 pm

Congrats to the new admits!!! Join us in the C/O 2017 thread!

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

Postby Cocoblues » Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:01 pm

koalacity wrote:Congrats to the new admits!!!


YAY!!! Hopefully more good news come out today!!

Good luck to my fellow waiters!

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

Postby admiringatticus » Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:02 pm

Just got the acceptance email!!! UR 1/6. I am so excited - I have thought about this email for so long! Ahh! :D

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

Postby wsparker » Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:03 pm

HouseTargaryen wrote:STILL UR 11/18. :cry:

C'mon Berkeley!!


UR 10/24 :(


Congrats to the admits today!

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

Postby Cocoblues » Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:04 pm

admiringatticus wrote:Just got the acceptance email!!! UR 1/6. I am so excited - I have thought about this email for so long! Ahh! :D


Berkeley is super fast! congrats. Stats, please? (PM if preferable). Thanks

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

Postby omzster67 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:06 pm

Congrats to everyone!

I'm still at UR 12/5. Anticipating a WL now..

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

Postby Arrow4Christ » Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:17 pm

Wow, congrats! I hope they keep sending out acceptances today.

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

Postby hausmaus » Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:18 pm

Arrow4Christ wrote:Wow, congrats! I hope they keep sending out acceptances today.

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

Postby anonymous092 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:20 pm

Wow, congrats everyone!! Does the status change from UR to DR on the day that you receive an acceptance email? Also, does Berkeley send out acceptances in a wave, or if we were going to hear back today would it have happened already?

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

Postby Arrow4Christ » Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:22 pm

anonymous092 wrote:Wow, congrats everyone!! Does the status change from UR to DR on the day that you receive an acceptance email? Also, does Berkeley send out acceptances in a wave, or if we were going to hear back today would it have happened already?

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

Postby emmybee » Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:23 pm

anonymous092 wrote:Wow, congrats everyone!! Does the status change from UR to DR on the day that you receive an acceptance email? Also, does Berkeley send out acceptances in a wave, or if we were going to hear back today would it have happened already?


I think in the past the admit emails have been in one wave (and by wave I mean all at the exact same time/minute). :(

Congrats to the new admits! :D

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

Postby tls2175 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:25 pm

In via email!
LSAT>75%; GPA<25%
Complete in mid November
UR in mid November

No why Berkeley, but I did tailor my PS a bit.

Congrats to all the other admits and good luck to those still waiting to hear back!




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