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general100
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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby general100 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:19 pm

Also, you're permitted to estimate Need Access information and revise later....

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crackberry
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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby crackberry » Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:28 pm

dudester wrote:How do you think Berkeley should assess how much money an acceptance from a school that hasn't/won't award you need- or merit-based aid is worth?

It's not even necessarily that. Basically I got screwed by admitting that Stanford/Harvard would be the schools I would go to over Berkeley. Once I told the woman that, I didn't leave myself any outs. I asked if I could submit a scholarship from another school from which I'd already withdrawn. She said, basically, "eh no, you admitted to me you'd go to Stanford or Harvard if you don't come here, plus you told me you'd withdrawn from those other schools, so no you can't submit that. You can submit need-based aid from Stanford or Harvard but you cannot submit an offer from any other school."

Basically I was punished for being honest. It's sad, too, because I would have picked Berkeley over Harvard almost for sure and definitely with $$ and given enough money from Berkeley (think what smov operator got), I would've conceivably picked it over Stanford as well. As it stands, it seems like they're trying to get me to withdraw, which I probably will do shortly at this point. I've been really turned off by this.

Moreover, this isn't really a fair point. Harvard and Stanford simply will not award merit-based aid. They don't do it as an institutional policy. And comparing my need-based aid at HLS/SLS to another applicant's merit-based aid at some other school is, at best, comparing apples to oranges and, at worst, totally unfair. Merit-based aid is seemingly doled out by most schools without regard for anything but numbers. Need-based aid is calculated on a whole slew of factors, some of which are completely outside of an applicant's control.

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby Dignan » Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:01 pm

crackberry wrote:
dudester wrote:How do you think Berkeley should assess how much money an acceptance from a school that hasn't/won't award you need- or merit-based aid is worth?

It's not even necessarily that. Basically I got screwed by admitting that Stanford/Harvard would be the schools I would go to over Berkeley. Once I told the woman that, I didn't leave myself any outs. I asked if I could submit a scholarship from another school from which I'd already withdrawn. She said, basically, "eh no, you admitted to me you'd go to Stanford or Harvard if you don't come here, plus you told me you'd withdrawn from those other schools, so no you can't submit that.

Sorry, Crack. Your interaction reminded me of this dialogue from Seinfeld (I couldn't find a youtube clip of it):

Jerry: "Excuse me I'd like to return this jacket."

Teller: "Certainly. May I ask why?"

Jerry: "........For spite..."

Teller: "Spite?"

Jerry: "That's right. I don't care for the salesman that sold it to me."

Teller: "I don't think you can return an item for spite."

Jerry: "What do you mean?"

Teller: "Well if there was some problem with the garment. If it were unsatisfactory in some way,then we could do it for you, but I'm afraid spite doesn't fit into any of our conditions for a refund"

Jerry: "That's ridiculous, I want to return it. What's the difference what the reason is."

Teller: "Let me speak with the manager...excuse me .............Bob!"

(walks over to the manager and whispers)

Teller "........spite....."(Manager walks over)

Bob: "What seems to be the problem?"

Jerry : "Well I want to return this jacket and she asked me why and I said for spite and now she won't take it back."

Bob: "That's true. You can't return an item based purely on spite."

Jerry:. "Well So fine then ..then I don't want it and then that's why I'm returning it"

Bob: "Well you already said spite so......"

Jerry: "But I changed my mind.."

Bob: "No...you said spite...Too late."

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crackberry
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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby crackberry » Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:03 pm

I'd say that's more or less accurate. I laughed.

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby Kronk » Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:20 pm

heyyitskatie wrote:When I click on "go," I get a message that says that offers for graduate students won't be available until early May, but clearly that's not the case. Anybody else get this message?


Yeah. Now that I am no longer getting the error message, this is what I'm getting. Did it ever resolve for you?

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Kronk
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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby Kronk » Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:34 pm

SO MANY LOANS. Let's hope those matching scholarships / other awards come through...

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby crackberry » Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:55 pm

Nice 'tar. Hippie.

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby dudester » Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:02 pm

So, did we have a good time during the ASW?

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby Kronk » Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:05 pm

dudester wrote:So, did we have a good time during the ASW?


Yes, although there needed to be moar booze.

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby CoutureChiq » Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:07 pm

Did anyone else hear about matching scholarships yet?

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby heyyitskatie » Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:09 pm

Kronk wrote:
heyyitskatie wrote:When I click on "go," I get a message that says that offers for graduate students won't be available until early May, but clearly that's not the case. Anybody else get this message?


Yeah. Now that I am no longer getting the error message, this is what I'm getting. Did it ever resolve for you?



Well...I can see it now, and it's definitely not good news :(. I e-mailed them and they had my package ready for me last Friday. I'm starting to wonder if "systems error" meant "we messed something up and by the time we got around to your package, there wasn't anything left to give."

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby dudester » Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:15 pm

Kronk wrote:
dudester wrote:So, did we have a good time during the ASW?


Yes, although there needed to be moar booze.


I chuckled.

I wonder how many TLS'ers are going to end up at BoalTTT. I wouldn't admit that I've posted here if anybody asked me, but it'd be amusing to find out who some of y'all are IRL.

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby Hattori Hanzo » Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:16 pm

dudester wrote:
Kronk wrote:
dudester wrote:So, did we have a good time during the ASW?


Yes, although there needed to be moar booze.


I chuckled.

I wonder how many TLS'ers are going to end up at BoalTTT. I wouldn't admit that I've posted here if anybody asked me, but it'd be amusing to find out who some of y'all are IRL.


I thought it was settled that the plural for "y'all" is "all y'all"

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby Billy Blanks » Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:18 pm

dudester wrote:
Kronk wrote:
dudester wrote:So, did we have a good time during the ASW?


Yes, although there needed to be moar booze.


I chuckled.

I wonder how many TLS'ers are going to end up at BoalTTT. I wouldn't admit that I've posted here if anybody asked me, but it'd be amusing to find out who some of y'all are IRL.


There was enough booze around, but not enough free booze. That said, a few admits and I shared a "you read TLS too?!?!?" moment over the CLR keg.

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dudester
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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby dudester » Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:32 pm

Billy Blanks wrote:
dudester wrote:
Kronk wrote:
dudester wrote:So, did we have a good time during the ASW?


Yes, although there needed to be moar booze.


I chuckled.

I wonder how many TLS'ers are going to end up at BoalTTT. I wouldn't admit that I've posted here if anybody asked me, but it'd be amusing to find out who some of y'all are IRL.


There was enough booze around, but not enough free booze. That said, a few admits and I shared a "you read TLS too?!?!?" moment over the CLR keg.


Cue the "TL what?" face.

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby Kronk » Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:33 pm

I shamelessly admitted I poast on TLS. But I didn't admit my 6000 poasts.

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby dudester » Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:50 pm

Kronk wrote:I shamelessly admitted I poast on TLS. But I didn't admit my 6000 poasts.


Quelle surprise.

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby JollyGreenGiant » Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:31 pm

So what does everyone think with the "tenatively attending" feature? Honestly, I'm waiting on scholarships from Boalt. (Not to sound like a prick) but I wouldn't go without one. But I still wanna be in consideration for one.

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby Tangerine Gleam » Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:26 pm

JollyGreenGiant wrote:So what does everyone think with the "tenatively attending" feature? Honestly, I'm waiting on scholarships from Boalt. (Not to sound like a prick) but I wouldn't go without one. But I still wanna be in consideration for one.


My understanding is that "tentatively attending" = "hold my spot". You pretty much have to pick that or "definitely attending" by Thursday or else they'll probably assume that you're not attending at all.

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby crackberry » Tue Apr 13, 2010 2:48 pm

Just withdrew, folks. I look forward to rooting against all of you from now until eternity.

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

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

crackberry wrote:Just withdrew, folks. I look forward to rooting against all of you from now until eternity.


Losing battle you're fighting.

Unless, of course, you're talking job prospects.

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby crackberry » Tue Apr 13, 2010 2:52 pm

Kronk wrote:
crackberry wrote:Just withdrew, folks. I look forward to rooting against all of you from now until eternity.


Losing battle you're fighting.

Unless, of course, you're talking job prospects.

Big Game wins trump job prospects clearly.

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby Dignan » Tue Apr 13, 2010 2:54 pm

crackberry wrote:Just withdrew, folks. I look forward to rooting against all of you from now until eternity.

No one wanted you and your Tiger-Woods-loving self around anyway. May the ghost of William Rehnquist haunt your exams.

Go Bears.

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby CoutureChiq » Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:26 pm

Did anyone submit the tentative form yet? Do you get any kind of confirmation? Is the second response form available right away?

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby Kronk » Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:38 pm

CoutureChiq wrote:Did anyone submit the tentative form yet? Do you get any kind of confirmation? Is the second response form available right away?


No confirmation, and yes.




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