2016 Berkeley Transfer Thread

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Re: 2016 Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby ilikechocolate » Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:10 pm

Anyone ask when the deadline to accept the offer/submit a deposit is? I could not really talk on the phone when they called me so I didn't get a chance to ask any question.

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Re: 2016 Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby mac35352 » Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:43 pm

estefanchanning wrote:Did anyone ask over he phone info regarding financial aid?

I thought we got no financial aid other than FAFSA. But that's just what I assumed.

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Re: 2016 Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby estefanchanning » Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:28 am

mac35352 wrote:
estefanchanning wrote:Did anyone ask over he phone info regarding financial aid?

I thought we got no financial aid other than FAFSA. But that's just what I assumed.


You could be right, although I swear I read somewhere that they offer need-based aid. Also, apparently transfer write-on happens at the same time as their Early Interview Week. What's up with that?

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Re: 2016 Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby jphiggo » Tue Jun 21, 2016 1:47 am

estefanchanning wrote:
mac35352 wrote:
estefanchanning wrote:Did anyone ask over he phone info regarding financial aid?

I thought we got no financial aid other than FAFSA. But that's just what I assumed.


You could be right, although I swear I read somewhere that they offer need-based aid. Also, apparently transfer write-on happens at the same time as their Early Interview Week. What's up with that?


At least in the past they have offered limited need-based aid to transfers... I don't think many receive it. EIW is the first week in August. According to CLR's website, the write-on for transfer students ends on July 24 (http://www.californialawreview.org/write-on/). There is no overlap there, other than write-on occurring during the bidding period, which is quite different.
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Re: 2016 Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby estefanchanning » Tue Jun 21, 2016 1:52 am

Thank you my mistake. I blame the mistake on the so cal heat :lol:

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Re: 2016 Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby clshopeful » Tue Jun 21, 2016 2:18 am

big week ahead of us. Admit calls probably each day. Fingers crossed!

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Re: 2016 Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby ladybug1989 » Tue Jun 21, 2016 4:30 am

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Re: 2016 Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby scubasteve1208 » Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:47 am

In via phone yesterday too!

Btw did anyone get a confirmation email?

I recall the dean saying they were going to send something via email. Then again I can't really remember because I was too excited after I got the phone call.

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Re: 2016 Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby mac35352 » Tue Jun 21, 2016 11:01 am

scubasteve1208 wrote:In via phone yesterday too!

Btw did anyone get a confirmation email?

I recall the dean saying they were going to send something via email. Then again I can't really remember because I was too excited after I got the phone call.

He did not mention sending an email. He did say they were sending something in regular mail.

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Re: 2016 Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby ilikechocolate » Tue Jun 21, 2016 1:17 pm

scubasteve1208 wrote:In via phone yesterday too!

Btw did anyone get a confirmation email?

I recall the dean saying they were going to send something via email. Then again I can't really remember because I was too excited after I got the phone call.


I recall him telling me the same -- that an email and official letter of acceptance was forthcoming. Have not received anything yet though.

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Re: 2016 Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby rysiir » Tue Jun 21, 2016 4:09 pm

In via phone! Got the call just a few minutes ago. Was told an email and packet would follow.

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Re: 2016 Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby Bilka » Tue Jun 21, 2016 4:22 pm

rysiir wrote:In via phone! Got the call just a few minutes ago. Was told an email and packet would follow.


Congrats! when did you go UR?

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Re: 2016 Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby rysiir » Tue Jun 21, 2016 4:34 pm

Bilka wrote:
rysiir wrote:In via phone! Got the call just a few minutes ago. Was told an email and packet would follow.


Congrats! when did you go UR?


6/14

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Re: 2016 Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby PrizeFighter » Tue Jun 21, 2016 4:43 pm

Just got in via phone call!!!

Submitted 6/15. In review 6/17.

Top 5% at Hastings.

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Re: 2016 Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby 1mill » Tue Jun 21, 2016 4:56 pm

Just got the call too!

Applied 6/12, UR 6/17

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Re: 2016 Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby habeas2210 » Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:45 pm

Submitted: June-6
UR: June-14
Accepted: June-21

Stats: Tier 1; Top 2%

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Re: 2016 Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby specterdraperaxe » Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:48 pm

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Re: 2016 Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby scubasteve1208 » Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:53 pm

Forgot to mention details earlier.

Submitted app: 6/15
Accepted: 6/20
Stats: Top 2% T1, GPA 4.15
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Re: 2016 Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby clshopeful » Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:23 pm

For those admitted, did you stress a need to be in SF area? I just said generic things like better career prospects, etc.

(Clearly, all the admits so far are top applicants, but I'm curious about if they specified a reason to be in Berkeley geographically)

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Re: 2016 Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby rysiir » Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:30 pm

clshopeful wrote:For those admitted, did you stress a need to be in SF area? I just said generic things like better career prospects, etc.

(Clearly, all the admits so far are top applicants, but I'm curious about if they specified a reason to be in Berkeley geographically)


I did not. I did, however, specify that I owned a home in Southern California and expressed a general desire for my family (wife and kids) to move into that home and plant roots in CA.

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Re: 2016 Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby habeas2210 » Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:32 pm

clshopeful wrote:For those admitted, did you stress a need to be in SF area? I just said generic things like better career prospects, etc.

(Clearly, all the admits so far are top applicants, but I'm curious about if they specified a reason to be in Berkeley geographically)


Nope, I sent in a generic PS that didn't even mention why I wanted to be in CA. I have zero ties to CA.

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Re: 2016 Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby scubasteve1208 » Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:26 pm

clshopeful wrote:For those admitted, did you stress a need to be in SF area? I just said generic things like better career prospects, etc.

(Clearly, all the admits so far are top applicants, but I'm curious about if they specified a reason to be in Berkeley geographically)


Not really. Only thing I mentioned was my interest in intellectual property.

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Re: 2016 Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby mojoheavylawready » Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:29 pm

estefanchanning wrote:
james_byrd74 wrote:Checking in. 4.15 from top 30, but my school doesn't rank either. My app moved to "under review" on 6/14.

Best of luck everyone!


I hope you applied to HYS because you have a very good shot. Leave the Berkeley spots for us peasants. :lol:
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Re: 2016 Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby dracula » Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:15 pm

In via call today! Dean said they would send the packet via regular mail (he even confirmed my mailing address)

Submitted: 6/15
Under Review: 6/17
Accepted: 6/21 (got the call around 3:12pm)
Stats: Top 5-10% T20

Good luck to everyone else still waiting!

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Re: 2016 Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby MeanieTeanie » Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:44 pm

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