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manu4ever882001
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby manu4ever882001 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:20 pm

Anyone as nervous as me about FR decisions coming out on the 19th? UR 12/7, FR e-mail 1/11

Visited Cal this past week, definitely my top choice, ahhhh!!!

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Holly Golightly
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Holly Golightly » Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:59 pm

Does Berkeley accept "Why Berk" essays? I don't recall seeing one on their app, but I know some schools (like UVA) will accept them even if they're not solicited. I know I have no shot at Berk, but if they'll take an essay about why I would be a perfect fit for their school, one would not be difficult for me to write. :)

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Tangerine Gleam » Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:05 pm

Holly Golightly wrote:Does Berkeley accept "Why Berk" essays? I don't recall seeing one on their app, but I know some schools (like UVA) will accept them even if they're not solicited. I know I have no shot at Berk, but if they'll take an essay about why I would be a perfect fit for their school, one would not be difficult for me to write. :)


They allow 4 pages for a personal statement, so lots of people (myself included) basically added a "why Berk?" into their PS in some form.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Holly Golightly » Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:07 pm

Tangerine Gleam wrote:
Holly Golightly wrote:Does Berkeley accept "Why Berk" essays? I don't recall seeing one on their app, but I know some schools (like UVA) will accept them even if they're not solicited. I know I have no shot at Berk, but if they'll take an essay about why I would be a perfect fit for their school, one would not be difficult for me to write. :)


They allow 4 pages for a personal statement, so lots of people (myself included) basically added a "why Berk?" into their PS in some form.


I added a short Berkeley-specific part at the end (and definitely took advantage of the extra space), but ever since I submitted I've been wishing I added more. Oh well, c'est la vie...

Edit: I'm an auto-reject anyway.
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby letsgojayhawks » Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:07 pm

manu4ever882001 wrote:Anyone as nervous as me about FR decisions coming out on the 19th? UR 12/7, FR e-mail 1/11

Visited Cal this past week, definitely my top choice, ahhhh!!!


I'm excited! I've been UR since 11/02 and FR since early January...so I'm ready for a decision, whatever it may be.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby queenofhearts » Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:24 pm

Jericwithers wrote:
queenofhearts wrote:For the next FR cycle, what dates of UR do you think that will include? I was UR 2/3, and am wondering if I'll be included in the next round, or if it's still too recent.


I think theres only 2 FRs, so the 2nd one looks at all people applied by the deadline.


Oh, ok. When is the decision date for that one? And also, if you don't mind my asking, where are you getting this information? having trouble finding it myself...

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby CardinalRules » Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:30 pm

Tangerine Gleam wrote:
Holly Golightly wrote:Does Berkeley accept "Why Berk" essays? I don't recall seeing one on their app, but I know some schools (like UVA) will accept them even if they're not solicited. I know I have no shot at Berk, but if they'll take an essay about why I would be a perfect fit for their school, one would not be difficult for me to write. :)


They allow 4 pages for a personal statement, so lots of people (myself included) basically added a "why Berk?" into their PS in some form.


Many people did, but some admits (like me) didn't, so don't stress yourself if you didn't write a special PS.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby calicocat » Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:32 pm

managamy wrote:
Tangerine Gleam wrote:
Holly Golightly wrote:Does Berkeley accept "Why Berk" essays? I don't recall seeing one on their app, but I know some schools (like UVA) will accept them even if they're not solicited. I know I have no shot at Berk, but if they'll take an essay about why I would be a perfect fit for their school, one would not be difficult for me to write. :)


They allow 4 pages for a personal statement, so lots of people (myself included) basically added a "why Berk?" into their PS in some form.


Many people did, but some admits (like me) didn't, so don't stress yourself if you didn't write a special PS.


Please be warned that managamy has the most ridiculous numbers you will ever see

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Jericwithers » Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:39 pm

queenofhearts wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:
queenofhearts wrote:For the next FR cycle, what dates of UR do you think that will include? I was UR 2/3, and am wondering if I'll be included in the next round, or if it's still too recent.


I think theres only 2 FRs, so the 2nd one looks at all people applied by the deadline.


Oh, ok. When is the decision date for that one? And also, if you don't mind my asking, where are you getting this information? having trouble finding it myself...


People have talked about it in the thread. Also, if you look on LSN it seems that there were alot of acceptances/rejections/waitlists on 2/19 and 3/19 last year. FR this year end roughly around 2/19 which would indicate there will be one more FR batch which will finish up around 3/19.

I also saw on LSN that there was nothing but a stream of rejections between now and the end of the cycle besides those put under what I am assuming is FR. So, here is hoping that they relook at some early applicants for the next FR batch.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Holly Golightly » Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:41 pm

With my shitty GPA, I am 100% screwed if I don't get FR! And probably about 95% screwed if I do get it.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby CardinalRules » Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:45 pm

Holly Golightly wrote:With my shitty GPA, I am 100% screwed if I don't get FR! And probably about 95% screwed if I do get it.


You actually sound like Ms. Golightly in that comment, other than the expletive.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby seamonkey » Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:12 pm

BoaltAdmissions on Twitter wrote:More decision updates are heading your way in the near future, but they won't be the last of them. The file reading continues...

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby td6624 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:14 pm

"near future"

too vague!

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby skyhvm » Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:14 pm

seamonkey wrote:
BoaltAdmissions on Twitter wrote:More decision updates are heading your way in the near future, but they won't be the last of them. The file reading continues...


You beat me to posting seamonkey! :D I sure wish I knew exactly how far away the "near future" is.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby skyhvm » Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:15 pm

td6624 wrote:"near future"

too vague!


haha exactly!! Berkeley, you tease.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby seamonkey » Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:17 pm

skyhvm wrote:
seamonkey wrote:
BoaltAdmissions on Twitter wrote:More decision updates are heading your way in the near future, but they won't be the last of them. The file reading continues...


You beat me to posting seamonkey! :D I sure wish I knew exactly how far away the "near future" is.


Has there been any pattern with the days decisions have been released?

I'd like to be optimistic and think that the "near future" is today. Maybe me and some of the other 11/9'ers will finally hear...

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby dudester » Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:19 pm

seamonkey wrote:
skyhvm wrote:
seamonkey wrote:
BoaltAdmissions on Twitter wrote:More decision updates are heading your way in the near future, but they won't be the last of them. The file reading continues...


You beat me to posting seamonkey! :D I sure wish I knew exactly how far away the "near future" is.


Has there been any pattern with the days decisions have been released?

I'd like to be optimistic and think that the "near future" is today. Maybe me and some of the other 11/9'ers will finally hear...


Nope.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby LSHPFL10 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:28 pm

If one has already sent in a LOCI, is it going to seem redundant to send in additional supplemental application materials, such as an additional letter of recommendation, on top of the three original that were sent?

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby td6624 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:32 pm

LSHPFL10 wrote:If one has already sent in a LOCI, is it going to seem redundant to send in additional supplemental application materials, such as an additional letter of recommendation, on top of the three original that were sent?


Have you been waitlisted, or are you still under review?

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby LSHPFL10 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:35 pm

td6624 wrote:
LSHPFL10 wrote:If one has already sent in a LOCI, is it going to seem redundant to send in additional supplemental application materials, such as an additional letter of recommendation, on top of the three original that were sent?


Have you been waitlisted, or are you still under review?


Still under review.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby dudester » Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:37 pm

LSHPFL10 wrote:
td6624 wrote:
LSHPFL10 wrote:If one has already sent in a LOCI, is it going to seem redundant to send in additional supplemental application materials, such as an additional letter of recommendation, on top of the three original that were sent?


Have you been waitlisted, or are you still under review?


Still under review.


I would save the rec in case you get placed on the wait list or sent to faculty review.
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby td6624 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:37 pm

LSHPFL10 wrote:
td6624 wrote:
LSHPFL10 wrote:If one has already sent in a LOCI, is it going to seem redundant to send in additional supplemental application materials, such as an additional letter of recommendation, on top of the three original that were sent?


Have you been waitlisted, or are you still under review?


Still under review.


Ok well then I have no idea. Sorry!

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby bayareadunks » Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:24 pm

So is it bad to still be under review (12/7) and not have gotten a FR email? I'm still a bit confused about this whole concept in general. Can someone explain whether FR is better than still being UR with no word since 12/7? Thanks for the help everyone...

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Kronk » Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:27 pm

bayareadunks wrote:So is it bad to still be under review (12/7) and not have gotten a FR email? I'm still a bit confused about this whole concept in general. Can someone explain whether FR is better than still being UR with no word since 12/7? Thanks for the help everyone...


. In all honesty, I don't think you can make anything of it yet. There were some people accepted in February without ever going to FR and being UR for quite awhile
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby booboo » Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:28 pm

Kronk wrote:
bayareadunks wrote:So is it bad to still be under review (12/7) and not have gotten a FR email? I'm still a bit confused about this whole concept in general. Can someone explain whether FR is better than still being UR with no word since 12/7? Thanks for the help everyone...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T27YPVnT57c


This is awful Kronk. Keep that kind of YouTubing in BP.




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