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Dignan
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Dignan » Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:25 pm

Core wrote:Sorry if this is the wrong thread for this, but I logged into Bearfacts (really just on a whim without receiving any e-mails telling me I had an offer waiting) and it says I have a law grant of $16,000 for the '10-'11 year. Anybody know if this award is guaranteed to be renewed in the '11-'12 and '12-'13 years (in other words, is it really an offer of $48,000, but over three years)? Moreover, you guys know if this is a need or merit-based award, or a combo of the two (kind of like how Chicago combines them, or is it like UCLA where the two are completely separate); should I expect to receive an additional award from Berkeley? Thanks :).

I didn't even know about "Bearfacts," but I just google'd it and was able to log on with my CalNetID (the same one we use for the admitted students site). Anyway, my scholarship, which Berkeley emailed me about last week, shows up.

I bet that Berkeley will soon email you with the terms of your scholarship. Mine was purely merit-based and guaranteed for all three years; your situation could be different. Whatever the terms, congratulations on getting some money!

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Core » Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:31 pm

Dignan wrote:
Core wrote:Sorry if this is the wrong thread for this, but I logged into Bearfacts (really just on a whim without receiving any e-mails telling me I had an offer waiting) and it says I have a law grant of $16,000 for the '10-'11 year. Anybody know if this award is guaranteed to be renewed in the '11-'12 and '12-'13 years (in other words, is it really an offer of $48,000, but over three years)? Moreover, you guys know if this is a need or merit-based award, or a combo of the two (kind of like how Chicago combines them, or is it like UCLA where the two are completely separate); should I expect to receive an additional award from Berkeley? Thanks :).

I didn't even know about "Bearfacts," but I just google'd it and was able to log on with my CalNetID (the same one we use for the admitted students site). Anyway, my scholarship, which Berkeley emailed me about last week, shows up.

I bet that Berkeley will soon email you with the terms of your scholarship. Mine was purely merit-based and guaranteed for all three years; your situation could be different. Whatever the terms, congratulations on getting some money!

Thanks so much :)

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Hattori Hanzo » Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:06 am

Dignan wrote:I didn't even know about "Bearfacts," but I just google'd it and was able to log on with my CalNetID (the same one we use for the admitted students site). Anyway, my scholarship, which Berkeley emailed me about last week, shows up.

I bet that Berkeley will soon email you with the terms of your scholarship. Mine was purely merit-based and guaranteed for all three years; your situation could be different. Whatever the terms, congratulations on getting some money!


Congratz on $75K!
Did you have to ask for a match or did they just give u the scholy?

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby joshhoward » Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:44 pm

To anyone who is planning on going to the ASW this week, possible TLS meet-up to take place:

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=108324

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby dudester » Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:18 am

Core wrote:Sorry if this is the wrong thread for this, but I logged into Bearfacts (really just on a whim without receiving any e-mails telling me I had an offer waiting) and it says I have a law grant of $16,000 for the '10-'11 year. Anybody know if this award is guaranteed to be renewed in the '11-'12 and '12-'13 years (in other words, is it really an offer of $48,000, but over three years)? Moreover, you guys know if this is a need or merit-based award, or a combo of the two (kind of like how Chicago combines them, or is it like UCLA where the two are completely separate); should I expect to receive an additional award from Berkeley? Thanks :).


Grants are need-based aid.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Core » Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:30 pm

dudester wrote:
Core wrote:Sorry if this is the wrong thread for this, but I logged into Bearfacts (really just on a whim without receiving any e-mails telling me I had an offer waiting) and it says I have a law grant of $16,000 for the '10-'11 year. Anybody know if this award is guaranteed to be renewed in the '11-'12 and '12-'13 years (in other words, is it really an offer of $48,000, but over three years)? Moreover, you guys know if this is a need or merit-based award, or a combo of the two (kind of like how Chicago combines them, or is it like UCLA where the two are completely separate); should I expect to receive an additional award from Berkeley? Thanks :).


Grants are need-based aid.

Gotcha, thanks. I never realized that.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby owhlcn » Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:15 am

withdrawn -- good luck to all waiting!

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby CoutureChiq » Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:47 pm

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby dudester » Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:01 pm

CoutureChiq wrote:Did anyone else hear about matching scholarships yet?


viewtopic.php?f=7&t=98827&start=325

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby crackberry » Tue Apr 13, 2010 2:49 pm

Withdrew today after being admitted back in December. I hope my spot goes to someone who is as happy to receive the call from Dean Tom as I was.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby dudester » Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:52 pm

crackberry wrote:Withdrew today after being admitted back in December. I hope my spot goes to someone who is as happy to receive the call from Dean Tom as I was.


Enjoy Stanford.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby somewhatwayward » Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:37 am

i WD my admission yesterday, and it was so painful. i wish berkeley was on the east coast!

i also hope my WD helps someone else get in (tintin comes to mind :D )

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Neelio » Mon May 03, 2010 11:08 am

Does anyone know if the wait list rankings are out yet?

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Island Girl » Mon May 03, 2010 12:09 pm

Neelio wrote:Does anyone know if the wait list rankings are out yet?


I'd like to know this as well. When I got the waitlist email from Dean Tom, the letter said that rankings will be released by mid-May. The FAQ attachment however, said that we should call or email by May 1st if we wanted to know our quartile. I'm a little confused. I think I will call Berkeley today.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Neelio » Mon May 03, 2010 12:10 pm

Island Girl wrote:
Neelio wrote:Does anyone know if the wait list rankings are out yet?


I'd like to know this as well. When I got the waitlist email from Dean Tom, the letter said that rankings will be released by mid-May. The FAQ attachment however, said that we should call or email by May 1st if we wanted to know our quartile. I'm a little confused. I think I will call Berkeley today.


Just called- they said an email should come out later this week.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Island Girl » Mon May 03, 2010 12:13 pm

Neelio wrote:
Island Girl wrote:
Neelio wrote:Does anyone know if the wait list rankings are out yet?


I'd like to know this as well. When I got the waitlist email from Dean Tom, the letter said that rankings will be released by mid-May. The FAQ attachment however, said that we should call or email by May 1st if we wanted to know our quartile. I'm a little confused. I think I will call Berkeley today.


Just called- they said an email should come out later this week.


good to know. thanks Neelio! :)

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby xokel87 » Mon May 03, 2010 1:22 pm

Island Girl wrote:
Neelio wrote:
Island Girl wrote:
Neelio wrote:Does anyone know if the wait list rankings are out yet?


I'd like to know this as well. When I got the waitlist email from Dean Tom, the letter said that rankings will be released by mid-May. The FAQ attachment however, said that we should call or email by May 1st if we wanted to know our quartile. I'm a little confused. I think I will call Berkeley today.


Just called- they said an email should come out later this week.


good to know. thanks Neelio! :)


I emailed them Sat and they emailed me my quartile today, just now.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby tintin » Mon May 03, 2010 1:40 pm

just got my waitlist ranking too. 1st quartile. i wonder what this means......

ahhhhhhhhhhh, i want to go to berkeley so badly!

does anyone think it would help to go and visit? beg dean tom to let me in?

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Dignan » Mon May 03, 2010 2:04 pm

tintin wrote:just got my waitlist ranking too. 1st quartile. i wonder what this means......

If you want to know for sure, call and ask. My guess, though, is that it means that you are ranked in the top 25% of those on the waitlist, meaning that you are among the group that is most likely to get in.

I'd call. Now that deposit deadlines have passed at many schools, I bet that Berkeley has a general idea of how deep they'll dip into the waitlist.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Island Girl » Mon May 03, 2010 2:22 pm

tintin wrote:just got my waitlist ranking too. 1st quartile. i wonder what this means......

ahhhhhhhhhhh, i want to go to berkeley so badly!

does anyone think it would help to go and visit? beg dean tom to let me in?


I don't think it would be a terribly bad idea to visit at this point. Dean Tom's letter did say specifically that there is nothing that can be done to affect our place on the waitlist. But I don't see how it can hurt to continue to show interest in the school by visiting.

First quartile here as well. :)

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby existenz » Mon May 03, 2010 2:31 pm

I'm in the 4th quartile. Ha.

I wouldn't go to Berkeley at sticker anyway, but I guess now I know I won't be confronted with that decision. Michigan it is!

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby tintin » Mon May 03, 2010 2:34 pm

Island Girl wrote:
tintin wrote:just got my waitlist ranking too. 1st quartile. i wonder what this means......

ahhhhhhhhhhh, i want to go to berkeley so badly!

does anyone think it would help to go and visit? beg dean tom to let me in?


I don't think it would be a terribly bad idea to visit at this point. Dean Tom's letter did say specifically that there is nothing that can be done to affect our place on the waitlist. But I don't see how it can hurt to continue to show interest in the school by visiting.

First quartile here as well. :)


any excuse for a trip to the bay area! :lol: thanks to everyone who withdrew hahaha, i hope that means good news for me..

i will call on my lunchbreak i think and see if i can coerce anyone into giving me more info on the waitlist situation.

first quartile could mean that we are #1 or #75...seems like a big difference. do they ever dip that far into the list? anyone know how far berkeley has pulled from the wl in recent years?

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby ki3ngar0o » Mon May 03, 2010 2:45 pm

first quartile could mean that we are #1 or #75...seems like a big difference. do they ever dip that far into the list? anyone know how far berkeley has pulled from the wl in recent years?[/quote]

i don't think boalt has dipped too far into the waitlist. last year, they only took 12. here's the interview with dean tom which i found pretty useful


TLS: What is the size of Boalt’s waitlist?

Dean Tom: “Usually the waitlist is anywhere from 200-300 applicants who are ranked by the admissions committee.”

TLS: Roughly how deep into the waitlist does Boalt go?

Dean Tom: “This year, not very deep. I think the deepest we’ve ever gone was a number of years back, we took about 40 people.”

TLS: Wow, not many.

Dean Tom: “No. This year it was 12. But, it varies from year to year, and this year, because I knew how good the people were on the waiting list, I intentionally admitted fewer people up front, thinking that I could go deeper into the waiting list. But, I wasn’t able to, because the yield rate was very high. A large percentage of accepted applicants decided to attend. ”

TLS: Good for Boalt.

Dean Tom: “Yeah, well, so much for my big idea.”

TLS: If one ends up on the waitlist, is there anything that you can do to increase the likelihood of admission?

Dean Tom: “No. There’s nothing you can do to improve your chances. And we tell people that when we inform them that they are on the waiting list. The waiting list is ranked by the faculty at the time the decision is made to waitlist them, because we believe the information is fresh in their mind and they’re best able to assign a waitlist ranking at that time.”

TLS: So saying that you’re still interested doesn’t matter?

Dean Tom: “Well, that helps us, but it’s not going to improve your chances or position.”

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby tintin » Mon May 03, 2010 3:12 pm

ki3ngar0o wrote:
i don't think boalt has dipped too far into the waitlist. last year, they only took 12. here's the interview with dean tom which i found pretty useful


but how many people did they go through on the waitlist to actually get those 12 people to attend? I assume a large number of people who remain on the waitlist would not actually accept if offered...

optimism ftw :mrgreen:

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby ki3ngar0o » Mon May 03, 2010 3:19 pm

tintin wrote:
ki3ngar0o wrote:
i don't think boalt has dipped too far into the waitlist. last year, they only took 12. here's the interview with dean tom which i found pretty useful


but how many people did they go through on the waitlist to actually get those 12 people to attend? I assume a large number of people who remain on the waitlist would not actually accept if offered...

optimism ftw :mrgreen:



haha good call. here's to hoping! :P

i also visited boalt yesterday, and though the facilities aren't as nice as others i've seen, i would give nearly anything to go there! cheeseboard, strada, gypsys everyday, that would be the life *sigh*




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