UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

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What does everyone want to do and where do they wanna do it?

Biglaw!! $$$
119
29%
Public Interest #Berkeley
84
20%
Government
42
10%
Other location (Not NE, midwest, south or Cali)
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2%
California
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17%
NYC
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9%
DC
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5%
Other North East
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2%
Midwest
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3%
South
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3%
 
Total votes: 416

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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby calpolisci2016 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 2:16 am

What is the time delay between being admitted and receiving the information required to create a CalNet and log on to the admitted students site?

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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby goldenbear2020 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 2:22 am

calpolisci2016 wrote:What is the time delay between being admitted and receiving the information required to create a CalNet and log on to the admitted students site?

10 days for me

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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby chargers21 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:56 am

Not having financial aid info yet is killing the chances for me going to Berkeley. Anyone else? I live really far away, so the travel stipend doesn't cover enough of the cost of a trip to California for me to visit without a realistic chance of financially being able to attend the school. As someone who has never been to California in general, I also couldn't move there without first visiting. This whole thing is creating quite the quandary for me

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Postby dmc1275 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:51 am

chargers21 wrote:Not having financial aid info yet is killing the chances for me going to Berkeley. Anyone else? I live really far away, so the travel stipend doesn't cover enough of the cost of a trip to California for me to visit without a realistic chance of financially being able to attend the school. As someone who has never been to California in general, I also couldn't move there without first visiting. This whole thing is creating quite the quandary for me


100% agreed. The longer I don't hear about $$, the less likely I make a visit. No visit = no chance of attending for me.

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Postby needbasedlaw » Sun Feb 26, 2017 3:23 pm

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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby charles117 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:01 pm

dmc1275 wrote:
chargers21 wrote:Not having financial aid info yet is killing the chances for me going to Berkeley. Anyone else? I live really far away, so the travel stipend doesn't cover enough of the cost of a trip to California for me to visit without a realistic chance of financially being able to attend the school. As someone who has never been to California in general, I also couldn't move there without first visiting. This whole thing is creating quite the quandary for me


100% agreed. The longer I don't hear about $$, the less likely I make a visit. No visit = no chance of attending for me.

more seats for the waitlisters then.

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Postby calpolisci2016 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:07 pm

needbasedlaw wrote:1. Berkeley requires parental information on CSS AND FAFSA. [Although, I may qualify for an exemption to have this information excluded.]
2. Berkeley has a 3/2 need-based aid final deadline for submitting CSS and FAFSA. [Is this really a hard deadline for those without a decision yet?]
3. I probably won't hear from Berkeley if I'm accepted/WL/denied before 3/2.
4. I have other schools where I will be applying for need-based aid that do not require my parent information on the FAFSA or on the CSS.
5. I've also applied to a merit scholarship at Berkeley.

Anyone request the exemption for parental information being included for need-based aid? If you get the exemption it seems that you still have to have submitted your parental information on the FAFSA/CSS, it is just that Berkeley will not include it in their calculation. Am I interpreting this correctly or can you then get away with not having included it at all?

So, do I awkwardly request an exemption before hearing my admissions decision? Do I fill out my financial aid forms based on my love of Berkeley, hope of acceptance, and uncertainty of merit aid? I really, really like Berkeley Law. I just want to make sure that if I am lucky enough to be accepted that I haven't screwed myself out of being able to attend because I messed up financial aid.


Whoa sorry but I will definitely need some need based aid and I'm wondering what CSS is?

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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby TAD » Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:20 pm

Got my award - less than 50k for all three years. Lol above both 75ths and urm :roll:

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Postby Keilz » Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:21 pm

TAD wrote:Got my award - less than 50k for all three years. Lol above both 75ths and urm :roll:

Wow what the heck?

Also was it just emailed to you?

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Postby Baby Gaga » Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:22 pm

Just got mine too. I can't complain since it's good for Berkeley.

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Postby Keilz » Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:26 pm

When were you guys admitted?

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Postby Litt1tUp » Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:28 pm

Keilz wrote:When were you guys admitted?


+1 and does it show up on your CalCentral?

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Postby studyingeveryday » Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:30 pm

Litt1tUp wrote:
Keilz wrote:When were you guys admitted?


+1 and does it show up on your CalCentral?


+1

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Postby TAD » Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:30 pm

Litt1tUp wrote:
Keilz wrote:When were you guys admitted?


+1 and does it show up on your CalCentral?


No idea. I'm out and got an email notification on my phone. Accepted during the first wave.

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Postby Keilz » Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:32 pm

TAD wrote:
Litt1tUp wrote:
Keilz wrote:When were you guys admitted?


+1 and does it show up on your CalCentral?


No idea. I'm out and got an email notification on my phone. Accepted during the first wave.


Ahh so they're probably going in order. Good to know. Thanks! And much luck to you if you're going to negotiate

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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby armc808 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:00 pm

Also received scholly email. Went complete 12/8, UR1 12/23, accepted 1/17. Not going to lie I was expecting more since they got rid of their matching program :|

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Postby Keilz » Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:20 pm

armc808 wrote:Also received scholly email. Went complete 12/8, UR1 12/23, accepted 1/17. Not going to lie I was expecting more since they got rid of their matching program :|


Oh man, I was accepted 1/17 and didn't get an email.

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Postby VA2lawschool » Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:24 pm

Keilz wrote:
armc808 wrote:Also received scholly email. Went complete 12/8, UR1 12/23, accepted 1/17. Not going to lie I was expecting more since they got rid of their matching program :|


Oh man, I was accepted 1/17 and didn't get an email.


I wouldn't worry. I was first wave and haven't received anything yet, and I filled out the CSS and FAFSA info as soon as I could. Perhaps the awards are trickling out?

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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Keilz » Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:28 pm

VA2lawschool wrote:
Keilz wrote:
armc808 wrote:Also received scholly email. Went complete 12/8, UR1 12/23, accepted 1/17. Not going to lie I was expecting more since they got rid of their matching program :|


Oh man, I was accepted 1/17 and didn't get an email.


I wouldn't worry. I was first wave and haven't received anything yet, and I filled out the CSS and FAFSA info as soon as I could. Perhaps the awards are trickling out?


True, the way I've been receiving emails delayed I won't hear for two more weeks lol

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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby genjustice » Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:02 pm

For those who got the scholarship e-mails, was it from the Admissions Office or FinAid?

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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby gargleblaster » Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:04 pm

Keilz wrote:
TAD wrote:Got my award - less than 50k for all three years. Lol above both 75ths and urm :roll:

Wow what the heck?

Also was it just emailed to you?



well GG berkeley if they're giving less than 50k to >75ths URMS.

Unless I get the named scholly i applied 4 I'm out.

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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby jdanz » Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:19 pm

60k hoping I can negotiate

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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby nzmich » Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:58 am

Went complete feb. 2nd, anyone know when I can expect a decision??? Are people that went complete earlier still waiting ??

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Postby LikelyThrowaway » Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:02 am

Do you think you need to submit a CSS to get merit aid?

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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby chandhi » Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:23 am

nzmich wrote:Went complete feb. 2nd, anyone know when I can expect a decision??? Are people that went complete earlier still waiting ??

Went complete 1/11, UR 2/6, still waiting on a decision. I think you can expect it to take awhile. :|



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