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astro1819
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby astro1819 » Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:46 am

regatsrj wrote:Did anyone receive a status update yesterday who went UR after mid-November? I went UR 11/30, so I'm hoping I don't need to read anything into not getting a status update yesterday.


UR 12/10, updated 12/14, no word on FR yet. I think that we'll be in the next round of notifications (since the FR process starts 1/29, that allows time for them to send another batch of notifications before it starts).

gitls
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby gitls » Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:57 am

Think about it this way:

7100 applications. Dean Tom personally admits 550 or so. So out of 7100 that is 8% admitted. Of the 1500 or so in faculty review, 200 are admitted which is roughly 13%. This is not an apples to apples comparison but its useful.

Getting sent to faculty review is a good thing. While you are not as good as the top 8% of applicants in Dean Tom's eyes, he is telling you that you are in the top 29% ((550 admits + 1500 FR applicants) / 7100 total applicants).

Basically he's telling you are NOT in the 71% of applicants who ARE at this point DEFINITELY getting rejected/waitlisted.

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sandiecohen47
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby sandiecohen47 » Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:58 am

Went UR on 11/18. Wishing and hoping for an e-mail saying I'm going to FR. 165/3.98.

imisscollege
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby imisscollege » Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:13 pm

are we UR's 11/2 looking at a waitlist/rejection? or just a rejection?

do we think FR's will continue to go out or are we done?

SaraT
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby SaraT » Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:29 pm

UR 11/2...I'm thinking I'm doomed :(

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danidancer
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby danidancer » Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:33 pm

Mroberts3 wrote:However, based on the numbers of everyone on this thread, Berk should have saved me the agony and just rejected me.

3.6/167 waiting in line for the guillotine...


+1, except 3.45/168. Utterly shocked I'm in this pile. :shock:

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby parker09 » Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:40 pm

gitls wrote:
Basically he's telling you are NOT in the 71% of applicants who ARE at this point DEFINITELY getting rejected/waitlisted.


Talking about me behind my back, eh? :wink:

democrattotheend
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby democrattotheend » Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:14 pm

Went complete yesterday. Very worried that even though my numbers are good, I submitted too late (12/29) and will be rejected as a result.

gitls
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby gitls » Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:17 pm

parker09 wrote:
gitls wrote:
Basically he's telling you are NOT in the 71% of applicants who ARE at this point DEFINITELY getting rejected/waitlisted.


Talking about me behind my back, eh? :wink:



Not necessarily. Those with the FR email SO FAR have made it into the 29% definitely not getting rejected as of the start of the FR periods. You might not have gotten the email yet!

choco39
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby choco39 » Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:29 pm

11/30 UR, got the FR email yesterday too. 171, 3.75

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Saya
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Saya » Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:30 pm

gitls wrote:Basically he's telling you are NOT in the 71% of applicants who ARE at this point DEFINITELY getting rejected/waitlisted.
I kind of like the sound of this.

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Havaianas
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Havaianas » Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:31 pm

all of these FR emails coming out is scaring me...

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby WhatUpKells » Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:32 pm

choco39 wrote:11/30 UR, got the FR email yesterday too. 171, 3.75


I've got identical numbers, but I went UR 3 weeks early (though I had another LoR that didn't arrive until right around that time). I guess I should be expecting an FR email any day now...

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steelerfan87
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby steelerfan87 » Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:38 pm

so not to be a jerk, but just to clarify the whole reject/waitlist thing...im almost positive dean tom doesnt waitlist. he only rejects, accepts, or sends to faculty review (his version of waitlist?). only the faculty review committee creates a waitlist.

liljerry
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby liljerry » Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:40 pm

Still UR 11/9 with 174 and 3.8

aggies215
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby aggies215 » Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:47 pm

UR 12/21, sent to FR, lsat above 75 and just below median gpa

hopefulincal
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby hopefulincal » Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:53 pm

This part I don't understand -- why are they holding on to the rejects? If Dean Tom is not going to pass the rejects to FR, why not send out the rejects already? This almost makes me think the process is somewhat changed and all rejects go to FR first.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby CyLaw » Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:59 pm

hopefulincal wrote:This part I don't understand -- why are they holding on to the rejects? If Dean Tom is not going to pass the rejects to FR, why not send out the rejects already? This almost makes me think the process is somewhat changed and all rejects go to FR first.


No. the first wave of rejections was not until the end of January last year. I see no change from the normal pattern.

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TrackTony88
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby TrackTony88 » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:13 pm

For those of you who did not get FR, it is probable Dean Tom did not already extend 550 acceptances yet, so you may still have a chance getting in that way.

Also since FR does not meet until 1/29, and since the deadline is 2/2 all together for the applications, they are probably going to look at the ENTIRE pool to pick the other 29% to go into faculty review..so that means many more will probably end up in Faculty review within the upcoming weeks.

So as of now it is too early to tell what getting in or not getting in FR means for everyone.

savesthedayajb
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby savesthedayajb » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:15 pm

Do some applicants go straight into FR? or do all go from UR -> FR?

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theadw
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby theadw » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:16 pm

To chime in --

Faculty Review yesterday. LSAT=75, GPA a hair's breadth below 75th.

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steelerfan87
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby steelerfan87 » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:36 pm

unless they really have changed the entire process this cycle, i really think the dean tom interview on this site provides a pretty accurate picture of what the process is like. in addition, if you check my earlier post,i believe there is evidence for there being at least two batches of FR. so lets not have everyone losing heart just yet.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby bilbobaggins » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:46 pm

hopefulincal wrote:I think Boalt could be making a tactical mistake here. All or most of the top students surely know about the tuition issues the UC system is having. Thus many of the top students (especially California residents) are already considering similarly ranked private schools. Furthermore, many of the students they are sending to FR have already been accepted to other top schools like CCNMVP. Come 4/1 when Boalt realizes that enrollment rate is down, it will be too late to get these students back. As a result, they could be looking at a drop in rankings next year.


Way to arm-chair quarterback.

Students regularly choose Boalt over higher ranked schools and similarly ranked schools. Many of these students get money either way.

Private school tuition will also increase.

Applications are also way up, which would likely offset what you're talking about.

But hey, you're a 0L trolling a Berk thread on TLS, so you must know what's going on.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby kittenmittons » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:47 pm

bilbobaggins wrote:Way to arm-chair quarterback.

Students regularly choose Boalt over higher ranked schools and similarly ranked schools. Many of these students get money either way.

Private school tuition will also increase.

Applications are also way up, which would likely offset what you're talking about.

But hey, you're a 0L trolling a Berk thread on TLS, so you must know what's going on.


To be fair, you're a Berkeley student. I still agree with you though

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Tangerine Gleam » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:56 pm

sandiecohen47 wrote:Went UR on 11/18. Wishing and hoping for an e-mail saying I'm going to FR. 165/3.98.


But Mr. Cohen, you already graduated from Boalt!




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