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general100
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby general100 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:56 pm

I was in FR1, still have heard nothing. Not sure what to make of that.

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los blancos
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby los blancos » Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:58 pm

Jericwithers wrote:
los blancos wrote:FR. I was UR 1/11

My chances just took a major hit, I think I was AR or bust with my application.


The FR might like your PS though. Isn't that what FR is all about?


This is all speculation but I feel like FR looks for interesting people whereas the adcomms probably care more about fit. I feel like I have some unique experiences (not sure how unique) but that I'm otherwise uninteresting. I thought my de facto ED and emphasis on fit was the strongest part of my PS.

Plus, haven't a lot of the FR admits had high GPAs?

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Jericwithers » Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:59 pm

los blancos wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:
los blancos wrote:FR. I was UR 1/11

My chances just took a major hit, I think I was AR or bust with my application.


The FR might like your PS though. Isn't that what FR is all about?


This is all speculation but I feel like FR looks for interesting people whereas the adcomms probably care more about fit. I feel like I have some unique experiences (not sure how unique) but that I'm otherwise uninteresting. I thought my de facto ED and emphasis on fit was the strongest part of my PS.


Maybe they will take pity on how much you want Berkeley.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby BenJ » Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:00 pm

Jericwithers wrote:
los blancos wrote:FR. I was UR 1/11

My chances just took a major hit, I think I was AR or bust with my application.


The FR might like your PS though. Isn't that what FR is all about?


Academics' hatred for Wikipedia makes me nervous about FR. My PS is about my work as an administrator there. I mean, I emphasized my work in the internal legal policy side of Wikipedia, not the public face, but I can imagine a professor seeing the word "Wikipedia" and...reacting poorly. Hopefully not; I do like Berkeley very much.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Havaianas » Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:00 pm

Jericwithers wrote: Isn't that what FR is all about?


Hope so! sorry to all the dings today:(

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los blancos
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby los blancos » Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:02 pm

Jericwithers wrote:
los blancos wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:
los blancos wrote:FR. I was UR 1/11

My chances just took a major hit, I think I was AR or bust with my application.


The FR might like your PS though. Isn't that what FR is all about?


This is all speculation but I feel like FR looks for interesting people whereas the adcomms probably care more about fit. I feel like I have some unique experiences (not sure how unique) but that I'm otherwise uninteresting. I thought my de facto ED and emphasis on fit was the strongest part of my PS.


Maybe they will take pity on how much you want Berkeley.


I sure hope so. :mrgreen:

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby td6624 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:06 pm

Havaianas wrote:
Jericwithers wrote: Isn't that what FR is all about?


Hope so! sorry to all the dings today:(


It's alright Berkeley sucks anyway.

(just kidding. congrats to the acceptances and good luck to all you FR people! I'm very jealous.)

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Rawlsian » Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:28 pm

Moved to FR. The dream is still alive...

aerose
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby aerose » Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:44 pm

FR email today. I was UR 11/18, LSAT 169, GPA 3.82 and didn't get an FR1. Hoping for the best now.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby calgal17 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:22 pm

gymboree wrote:IN!!!

you guys. :shock: I can't even tell you, but of course you know better than anyone else. :shock: :shock: :shock:

:D
my first words when I get the power to speak back may be, Go Bears!
:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:



Holy crap! Congrats!!!!!!!! I just came to the thread today to commiserate with fellow rejectees, but what a great surprise for you! You think they're trying to steal you from UCI?

soyable
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby soyable » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:30 pm

FR email today. Man this thing is stressful. I was sure it would be a ding. UR 11/30.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby queenofhearts » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:35 pm

Is anyone still getting FR emails? And, thoughts on decisions continuing tomorrow?

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby itsirtou » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:38 pm

Whew -- moved to FR today.

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existenz
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby existenz » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:46 pm

I'm in FR today. Also on reserve (WL) at Columbia. Yesterday a WL at Georgetown and an admit at Michigan.

This is getting to be srs bsns folks.
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Kronk
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Kronk » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:46 pm

Srsly.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby doopwooper » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:49 pm

dinged. 167/3.9
not surprised but it still stings.
wish they could have told me this earlier... :/

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby gymboree » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:49 pm

calgal17 wrote:
gymboree wrote:IN!!!

you guys. :shock: I can't even tell you, but of course you know better than anyone else. :shock: :shock: :shock:

:D
my first words when I get the power to speak back may be, Go Bears!
:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:



Holy crap! Congrats!!!!!!!! I just came to the thread today to commiserate with fellow rejectees, but what a great surprise for you! You think they're trying to steal you from UCI?


I know, right? Huge surprise. I'm absolutely *shocked*. I was shocked to go to FR, actually. Never thought in a million years I would have Boalt as a real option. It was a Hail Mary + lateral pass...

edit: Thanks for the good wishes Calgal - I'm rooting for you, too!

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby kevdadude » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:52 pm

dinged today. I was on FR. 3.8/168.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby calgal17 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:55 pm

gymboree wrote:
calgal17 wrote:
gymboree wrote:IN!!!

you guys. :shock: I can't even tell you, but of course you know better than anyone else. :shock: :shock: :shock:

:D
my first words when I get the power to speak back may be, Go Bears!
:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:



Holy crap! Congrats!!!!!!!! I just came to the thread today to commiserate with fellow rejectees, but what a great surprise for you! You think they're trying to steal you from UCI?


I know, right? Huge surprise. I'm absolutely *shocked*. I was shocked to go to FR, actually. Never thought in a million years I would have Boalt as a real option. It was a Hail Mary + lateral pass...

edit: Thanks for the good wishes Calgal - I'm rooting for you, too!


In Berkeley speak, it was "The Play" :wink:

Thanks for the well wishes from you as well. Berk is out of my future, but I'm still waiting on MANY others at this point. *still crossing fingers after so many months - getting arthritis*

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby thatcrazieguy » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:58 pm

+1 to all of those who are still UR since 11/18 and have heard NOTHING from Berkeley today! What does this mean!? I'm in agony.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby meowmeow » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:09 pm

U/R 1/11
FR 2/18

sooo FR is a good thing?

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los blancos
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby los blancos » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:17 pm

meowmeow wrote:U/R 1/11
FR 2/18

sooo FR is a good thing?


Depends on how strong your softs are.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby BenJ » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:38 pm

los blancos wrote:
meowmeow wrote:U/R 1/11
FR 2/18

sooo FR is a good thing?


Depends on how strong your softs are.


Meh. Everyone not FR at this point is probably rejected. There were no non-FR acceptances reported on LSN after the first FR ended last year. So FR is better than no FR no matter what.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby queenofhearts » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:40 pm

BenJ wrote:
los blancos wrote:
meowmeow wrote:U/R 1/11
FR 2/18

sooo FR is a good thing?


Depends on how strong your softs are.


Meh. Everyone not FR at this point is probably rejected. There were no non-FR acceptances reported on LSN after the first FR ended last year. So FR is better than no FR no matter what.



how do you know which were FR and which weren't from LSN last year?

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby GoldenBear125 » Fri Feb 19, 2010 4:38 am

dinged by family :(




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