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JetstoRJC
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby JetstoRJC » Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:53 pm

I'll play

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Softs...5 or 6ish?
Under Review 10/22

SaraT
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby SaraT » Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:21 pm

So I missed a call from a 312 area code and got soo excited...didn't know what the area code for berkeley was but in my mind in could be 312. Called it back with my heart beating so fast and a smile on my face....and its a efffin telemarketer!! that was brutal :(

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SanBun
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby SanBun » Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:27 pm

SaraT wrote:So I missed a call from a 312 area code and got soo excited...didn't know what the area code for berkeley was but in my mind in could be 312. Called it back with my heart beating so fast and a smile on my face....and its a efffin telemarketer!! that was brutal :(


you missed a call from Chicago

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby calgal17 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:33 pm

lietx3 wrote:Compared to all those numbers I am embarassed to even post...

164/3.8 I'd say 7 for softs. UR 11/18...


Don't be embarrassed. I'm in the same boat. I would say softs probably 8-9 though. Exact same numbers and under review date. Interesting...

I haven't lost hope yet. Just knowing I still have a chance makes me do this :D

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby A Swift » Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:06 pm

What does it mean when people who go complete after you receive decisions? Is this the beginning of a bad sign?

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby CardinalRules » Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:10 pm

A Swift wrote:What does it mean when people who go complete after you receive decisions? Is this the beginning of a bad sign?


No, many people who went complete a few weeks after me received decisions before I did.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby gymboree » Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:48 pm

Mroberts3 wrote:
GobiasIndustries wrote:
Vegas_Rebel wrote:I think we're the cases being waffled on, though I don't know why some went to FR and others didn't. Maybe he just split the 'maybes' in half?


The fact that Berkeley is potentially waffling on me is really, really exciting, to be honest.


That's how I feel. I know I'm not the strongest candidate at Berkeley, but getting the FR email makes me think they saw something they liked. Why else would they keep me around?


+1
I feel good about it.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Lincoln » Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:13 pm

168, 3.5x
Softs=9
Non-traditional
UR 11/18

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby imisscollege » Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:22 pm

so it seems clear based on everybody reporting their stats/softs who have not gone to FR yet (but were under review in nov/oct) that we won't all get rejected and that there will be at least one more wave of FR's. Am I right in that this is the logical conclusion?

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby wired » Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:23 pm

169, 3.44
Softs: 4-7... I really can't tell. I have a unique cultural background for a Berkeley applicant, but pretty common experiences
UR: 11/2

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby tintin » Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:26 pm

For those already headed to FR, do you think they will release all the FR decisions at once, or has there historically been a few release dates, or a steady trickle.....how does this work historically?

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby aetennis17 » Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:37 pm

UR 10/22
3.97, 164
Softs: 7 (consistent PT WE & volunteer throughout undergrad and afterwards)
PS: Strong & Berk Specific

C'MON BERK!

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby imisscollege » Fri Jan 22, 2010 5:33 pm

Person on the phone at Berk claimed that if one is waitlisted or still under review at the time that the Feb LSAT score comes out, it STILL will not be considered. Thoughts on this? I find it somewhat ridiculous that if one retakes the LSAT and gets a 173 when they were previously waitlisted with a 169, they will not have an advantage over other candidates on the WL.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby watts » Fri Jan 22, 2010 5:40 pm

Anyone know what the deal with Berkeley merit aid is? Does it come with acceptance or in the coming months?

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Mroberts3
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Mroberts3 » Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:14 pm

tintin wrote:For those already headed to FR, do you think they will release all the FR decisions at once, or has there historically been a few release dates, or a steady trickle.....how does this work historically?


I have recently learned that there are multiple batches of FRs. I was told that besides admit/deny/waitlist, my application can be put on "hold" by the faculty to compare with the next batch.

For those of you without a denial but no FR email, do not lose heart yet.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby englawyer » Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:44 pm

Mroberts3 wrote:
tintin wrote:For those already headed to FR, do you think they will release all the FR decisions at once, or has there historically been a few release dates, or a steady trickle.....how does this work historically?


I have recently learned that there are multiple batches of FRs. I was told that besides admit/deny/waitlist, my application can be put on "hold" by the faculty to compare with the next batch.

For those of you without a denial but no FR email, do not lose heart yet.


are there any more "administrative review" batches? or is it only FR from here on out?

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Mroberts3
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Mroberts3 » Sat Jan 23, 2010 12:18 am

englawyer wrote:
Mroberts3 wrote:
tintin wrote:For those already headed to FR, do you think they will release all the FR decisions at once, or has there historically been a few release dates, or a steady trickle.....how does this work historically?


I have recently learned that there are multiple batches of FRs. I was told that besides admit/deny/waitlist, my application can be put on "hold" by the faculty to compare with the next batch.

For those of you without a denial but no FR email, do not lose heart yet.


are there any more "administrative review" batches? or is it only FR from here on out?


That I'm not sure about. I would imagine that Dean Tom (the admin pile) reviews apps all cycle long and sorts them into admit, reject, and FR piles. They let the admits know on an individual basis and do the reject/FR emails in batches. This is speculation, however. Also, I can't speculate on how many FR batches there will be. All I learned was that my app could be held over until the next FR batch, so there have to be at least 2.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby CardinalRules » Sat Jan 23, 2010 12:23 am

Mroberts3 wrote:
englawyer wrote:
Mroberts3 wrote:
tintin wrote:For those already headed to FR, do you think they will release all the FR decisions at once, or has there historically been a few release dates, or a steady trickle.....how does this work historically?


I have recently learned that there are multiple batches of FRs. I was told that besides admit/deny/waitlist, my application can be put on "hold" by the faculty to compare with the next batch.

For those of you without a denial but no FR email, do not lose heart yet.


are there any more "administrative review" batches? or is it only FR from here on out?


That I'm not sure about. I would imagine that Dean Tom (the admin pile) reviews apps all cycle long and sorts them into admit, reject, and FR piles. They let the admits know on an individual basis and do the reject/FR emails in batches. This is speculation, however. Also, I can't speculate on how many FR batches there will be. All I learned was that my app could be held over until the next FR batch, so there have to be at least 2.


The bolded statement is credited.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby im_blue » Sat Jan 23, 2010 12:27 am

SanBun wrote:
SaraT wrote:So I missed a call from a 312 area code and got soo excited...didn't know what the area code for berkeley was but in my mind in could be 312. Called it back with my heart beating so fast and a smile on my face....and its a efffin telemarketer!! that was brutal :(


you missed a call from Chicago


Yep, Berkeley's area code is 510.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby ughOSU » Sat Jan 23, 2010 11:24 am

imisscollege wrote:Person on the phone at Berk claimed that if one is waitlisted or still under review at the time that the Feb LSAT score comes out, it STILL will not be considered. Thoughts on this? I find it somewhat ridiculous that if one retakes the LSAT and gets a 173 when they were previously waitlisted with a 169, they will not have an advantage over other candidates on the WL.

It's probably their policy to give a bullshit answer like the one they gave you. However, if you do re-take and kill it, I doubt they would completely disregard. My sister got off a few waitlists by doing really well on the June LSAT, however Stanford did stick by their policy. Worst case, you can hold off a year and re-apply.

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Mroberts3
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Mroberts3 » Sun Jan 24, 2010 2:45 am

Anyone have any guess as to what's up with my Berkeley application?

I got straight dinged at UCLA a few weeks back (was hoping for at least a waitlist) but I'm in the FR pile for Cal...
I'm trying to make sense of it, but I can't shake the feeling that I'm destined for rejection and only being kept around for another cursory glance. I just went DR on 1/21 for GULC, so I guess that will give me a bit more to go on.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby katalatriste » Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:19 am

Mroberts3 wrote:Anyone have any guess as to what's up with my Berkeley application?

I got straight dinged at UCLA a few weeks back (was hoping for at least a waitlist) but I'm in the FR pile for Cal...
I'm trying to make sense of it, but I can't shake the feeling that I'm destined for rejection and only being kept around for another cursory glance. I just went DR on 1/21 for GULC, so I guess that will give me a bit more to go on.


same thing happened to me ... no love from UCLA but FR for cal.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby SaraT » Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:56 pm

How are we feeling today? Optimistic or pessimistic?

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby GobiasIndustries » Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:00 pm

Optimistic! Because I had a dream last night that I got rejected and I'm dying for that not to be true.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby thalassocrat » Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:01 pm

SaraT wrote:How are we feeling today? Optimistic or pessimistic?


I'm convinced the real reason we've heard nothing from Berkeley is California's finally broken off and is floating away, and there's a conspiracy to hide the fact. The people on TLS who claim to be there right now are clearly part of said conspiracy.

So yea, pessimistic to the point of lunacy. :lol:




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