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MeasuredOptimism
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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby MeasuredOptimism » Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:47 pm

Called today to inquire about matching scholarship decisions. I was told that they have no idea when decisions will be coming out and it was recommended that I take the other offer because there were so many applicants for matching funds.

Subsequently, submitted my withdrawal on the response form.

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Dignan
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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby Dignan » Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:30 pm

MeasuredOptimism wrote:Called today to inquire about matching scholarship decisions. I was told that they have no idea when decisions will be coming out and it was recommended that I take the other offer because there were so many applicants for matching funds.

If true, that's quite lame. How could they possibly have "no idea" when matching scholarship awards will be going out?

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby Emma. » Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:35 pm

Dignan wrote:
MeasuredOptimism wrote:Called today to inquire about matching scholarship decisions. I was told that they have no idea when decisions will be coming out and it was recommended that I take the other offer because there were so many applicants for matching funds.

If true, that's quite lame. How could they possibly have "no idea" when matching scholarship awards will be going out?


+1

When I talked with Dean Tominaga at ASW he said they had been slowed down by one of the committee being busy last week, and that they were going to really try to work on it this week. Guess that doesn't really let us know when decisions will be coming out though.

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby 1armedscissor » Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:14 pm

Alright, that's it. First, the budget cuts and tuition rises. Then, the DROP in the USNWR rankings!!!!111 http://i39.tinypic.com/10xfzf5.jpg

What ever will we prospective Boalties do?

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby Dignan » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:03 pm

1armedscissor wrote:Alright, that's it. First, the budget cuts and tuition rises. Then, the DROP in the USNWR rankings!!!!111 http://i39.tinypic.com/10xfzf5.jpg

What ever will we prospective Boalties do?

There is only one thing to do: attend law school at Arizona State, which had the largest jump in the rankings, from 55 to 38. Based on its current upward trajectory, ASU will be ranked 4th by the time we're 3Ls. Go Sun Devils!!

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby amandap » Wed Apr 14, 2010 4:49 pm

emrose wrote:
Dignan wrote:
MeasuredOptimism wrote:Called today to inquire about matching scholarship decisions. I was told that they have no idea when decisions will be coming out and it was recommended that I take the other offer because there were so many applicants for matching funds.

If true, that's quite lame. How could they possibly have "no idea" when matching scholarship awards will be going out?


+1

When I talked with Dean Tominaga at ASW he said they had been slowed down by one of the committee being busy last week, and that they were going to really try to work on it this week. Guess that doesn't really let us know when decisions will be coming out though.


I received an e-mail reply to my inquiry about matching scholarships that Dean Tominaga is trying to give out all decisions today, but It is nearly 2pm here and I have not heard anything. And the Financial Aid office closes at 4pm.

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby JollyGreenGiant » Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:55 pm

It'd make sense to have matching decisions before the enrollment date (friday)

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby Dignan » Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:13 pm

JollyGreenGiant wrote:It'd make sense to have matching decisions before the enrollment date (friday)

Isn't the (soft) deadline tomorrow at 5 p.m.?

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby spiffypyro » Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:24 pm

Dignan wrote:
JollyGreenGiant wrote:It'd make sense to have matching decisions before the enrollment date (friday)

Isn't the (soft) deadline tomorrow at 5 p.m.?


Yep, the first response form is due by then.

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby Emma. » Thu Apr 15, 2010 2:03 pm

amandap wrote:
I received an e-mail reply to my inquiry about matching scholarships that Dean Tominaga is trying to give out all decisions today, but It is nearly 2pm here and I have not heard anything. And the Financial Aid office closes at 4pm.


Ugh. I guess they weren't serious about trying to give out decisions yesterday if they haven't even contacted anyone today. :|

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby Amelie » Thu Apr 15, 2010 2:14 pm

emrose wrote:
amandap wrote:
I received an e-mail reply to my inquiry about matching scholarships that Dean Tominaga is trying to give out all decisions today, but It is nearly 2pm here and I have not heard anything. And the Financial Aid office closes at 4pm.


Ugh. I guess they weren't serious about trying to give out decisions yesterday if they haven't even contacted anyone today. :|


When I asked at ASW Dean Tominaga said that offers could be going out through June...

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby amandap » Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:50 pm

Did anyone get a matching scholarship decision today?

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby spiffypyro » Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:40 pm

amandap wrote:Did anyone get a matching scholarship decision today?


It looks like someone on LSN did today/yesterday: http://lawschoolnumbers.com/mandy650

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Emma.
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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby Emma. » Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:18 pm

spiffypyro wrote:
amandap wrote:Did anyone get a matching scholarship decision today?


It looks like someone on LSN did today/yesterday: http://lawschoolnumbers.com/mandy650


Can't see what she would have used for matching... The $75K from Cornell?

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby Hattori Hanzo » Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:34 pm

emrose wrote:
spiffypyro wrote:
amandap wrote:Did anyone get a matching scholarship decision today?


It looks like someone on LSN did today/yesterday: http://lawschoolnumbers.com/mandy650


Can't see what she would have used for matching... The $75K from Cornell?


That's probably the sum of need based and matching

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby JollyGreenGiant » Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:35 pm

Was holding out hope on a scholly matching before tentatively committing, and forgot to do it yesterday. So I got an e-mail today saying I was withdrawn. :?

I guess it's all good cuz even if they matched my scholly offer, I'd need more to go there. Best of luck to the rest of you!

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby Dignan » Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:36 pm

emrose wrote:
spiffypyro wrote:
amandap wrote:Did anyone get a matching scholarship decision today?


It looks like someone on LSN did today/yesterday: http://lawschoolnumbers.com/mandy650


Can't see what she would have used for matching... The $75K from Cornell?

Based on past years, it looks like Berkeley will offer merit aid to URMs without a specific scholarship to match. It's hard to tell, though.

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby >insert witty name< » Mon Apr 19, 2010 1:18 pm

Just committed to Berkeley! Go Bears!!!

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby Kronk » Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:32 pm

Are a ton of people still waiting on matching scholarship / scholarship notifications?

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Eigenvalue A
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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby Eigenvalue A » Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:37 pm

Still waiting...hoping for the best because I'll be heading there in August. :)

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby Amelie » Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:39 pm

Kronk wrote:Are a ton of people still waiting on matching scholarship / scholarship notifications?


That's the impression I'm getting. I've kind of given up hope for one at this point.

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby Kronk » Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:47 pm

Amelie wrote:
Kronk wrote:Are a ton of people still waiting on matching scholarship / scholarship notifications?


That's the impression I'm getting. I've kind of given up hope for one at this point.


Yeah, no kidding. I think the only people who have reported getting them are URMs, too.

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby dudester » Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:47 pm

Amelie wrote:
Kronk wrote:Are a ton of people still waiting on matching scholarship / scholarship notifications?


That's the impression I'm getting. I've kind of given up hope for one at this point.


BoalTTT already sent me my offer.

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Emma.
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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby Emma. » Mon Apr 19, 2010 3:02 pm

dudester wrote:
Amelie wrote:
Kronk wrote:Are a ton of people still waiting on matching scholarship / scholarship notifications?


That's the impression I'm getting. I've kind of given up hope for one at this point.


BoalTTT already sent me my offer.


When??

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby Tangerine Gleam » Mon Apr 19, 2010 3:05 pm

+1 on still waiting (with very little hope).

dudester wrote:
Amelie wrote:
Kronk wrote:Are a ton of people still waiting on matching scholarship / scholarship notifications?


That's the impression I'm getting. I've kind of given up hope for one at this point.


BoalTTT already sent me my offer.


A matching offer? Do tell?




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