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Umm, Boalt Email?

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Re: Umm, Boalt Email?
« Reply #190 on: February 18, 2006, 11:40:45 AM »
Nothing here either, and perhaps I'm too keen staying angry but...

Decisions have already gone out.  The only decisions that haven't gone out are rejections.  So does that mean those of us who are going to be rejected still will have no relief from this Hell for 2-3 more weeks, which probably means 3-4?

That doesn't make me feel better, because, again, if that one girl was telling the truth about how she found out she was rejected on LSN, then that will be almost a month between when they know at least some of us are being rejected and when they let us know.  I'm sorry, but that's still not acceptable to me.  I will appreciate this email, should I ever actually get it, but I'm still mad as hell that they won't just tell us we're not in if we're not in.

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Re: Umm, Boalt Email?
« Reply #191 on: February 18, 2006, 11:43:50 AM »
Nothing here either, and perhaps I'm too keen staying angry but...

Decisions have already gone out.  The only decisions that haven't gone out are rejections.  So does that mean those of us who are going to be rejected still will have no relief from this Hell for 2-3 more weeks, which probably means 3-4?

That doesn't make me feel better, because, again, if that one girl was telling the truth about how she found out she was rejected on LSN, then that will be almost a month between when they know at least some of us are being rejected and when they let us know.  I'm sorry, but that's still not acceptable to me.  I will appreciate this email, should I ever actually get it, but I'm still mad as hell that they won't just tell us we're not in if we're not in.

Decisions go out in waves.  In previous cycles they were admitting people as late as the end of March, so the fact that you haven't gotten anything yet doesn't mean you are rejected.  Remember that they only stopped taking apps in the beginning of Feb, so there are tons more applicants to get through.

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Re: Umm, Boalt Email?
« Reply #192 on: February 18, 2006, 11:46:04 AM »
just got the 2nd apology letter.

Re: Umm, Boalt Email?
« Reply #193 on: February 18, 2006, 11:46:47 AM »
no second apology for me either yet. hey can we sue for emotional trauma? :) we can have a class-action lawsuit! (and yes i am just kidding, no mean replies about how stupid i am!)

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Re: Umm, Boalt Email?
« Reply #194 on: February 18, 2006, 11:47:54 AM »
Neither have I...

Maybe they're just sending it to the people they're seriously considering admitting? ;)

then i should be in (woo hoooooo! ;)), because i didn't just get the original email and the original retraction, but TWO, count 'em, TWO copies of the very PC apology from ET. TWO copies, about an hour apart.

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Re: Umm, Boalt Email?
« Reply #195 on: February 18, 2006, 11:52:52 AM »
Nothing here either, and perhaps I'm too keen staying angry but...

Decisions have already gone out.  The only decisions that haven't gone out are rejections.  So does that mean those of us who are going to be rejected still will have no relief from this Hell for 2-3 more weeks, which probably means 3-4?

That doesn't make me feel better, because, again, if that one girl was telling the truth about how she found out she was rejected on LSN, then that will be almost a month between when they know at least some of us are being rejected and when they let us know.  I'm sorry, but that's still not acceptable to me.  I will appreciate this email, should I ever actually get it, but I'm still mad as hell that they won't just tell us we're not in if we're not in.

Decisions go out in waves.  In previous cycles they were admitting people as late as the end of March, so the fact that you haven't gotten anything yet doesn't mean you are rejected.  Remember that they only stopped taking apps in the beginning of Feb, so there are tons more applicants to get through.

But don't you see?  That's the point!  Acceptances may go out in waves, but no one has been rejected yet, at least not on LSN or LSD that has reported it.  Granted, it's entirely possible that people not on either site are being rejected, but that doesn't really seem plausible.

So to say that Decisions are going out in 2-3 weeks, as if they haven't already, is a loaded comment.

People who aren't getting in deserve to know that, and there is absolutely no justifiable reason for delaying that information this long.  If they are seriously still considering every applicant who has neither gotten in nor been rejected, then, fine, continue to deliberate.  But I can hardly believe that Boalt, one of the most selective schools out there, is actually seriously still considering every one of the thousands of applicants who've been complete for weeks/months and have heard nothing.

Ruskie, you seem very cool and I love that you are so willing to give advice about Berkeley and I'm sure that it's a great school, but please just admit that the admissions office has royally screwed up and they don't seem to be really doing anything to make it better.  And I'm so not talking about the first email, because that kind of thing happens all the time.

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Re: Umm, Boalt Email?
« Reply #196 on: February 18, 2006, 11:59:12 AM »
Nothing here either, and perhaps I'm too keen staying angry but...

Decisions have already gone out.  The only decisions that haven't gone out are rejections.  So does that mean those of us who are going to be rejected still will have no relief from this Hell for 2-3 more weeks, which probably means 3-4?

That doesn't make me feel better, because, again, if that one girl was telling the truth about how she found out she was rejected on LSN, then that will be almost a month between when they know at least some of us are being rejected and when they let us know.  I'm sorry, but that's still not acceptable to me.  I will appreciate this email, should I ever actually get it, but I'm still mad as hell that they won't just tell us we're not in if we're not in.

Decisions go out in waves.  In previous cycles they were admitting people as late as the end of March, so the fact that you haven't gotten anything yet doesn't mean you are rejected.  Remember that they only stopped taking apps in the beginning of Feb, so there are tons more applicants to get through.

But don't you see?  That's the point!  Acceptances may go out in waves, but no one has been rejected yet, at least not on LSN or LSD that has reported it.  Granted, it's entirely possible that people not on either site are being rejected, but that doesn't really seem plausible.

So to say that Decisions are going out in 2-3 weeks, as if they haven't already, is a loaded comment.

People who aren't getting in deserve to no that, and there is absolutely no justifiable reason for delaying that information this long.  If they are seriously still considering every applicant who has neither gotten in nor been rejected, then, fine, continue to deliberate.  But I can hardly believe that Boalt, one of the most selective schools out there, is actually seriously still considering every one of the thousands of applicants who've been complete for weeks/months and have heard nothing.

Ruskie, you seem very cool and I love that you are so willing to give advice about Berkeley and I'm sure that it's a great school, but please just admit that the admissions office has royally screwed up and they don't seem to be really doing anything to make it better.  And I'm so not talking about the first email, because that kind of thing happens all the time.

I'm with you on your frustration and I think the email and the late dings are adding unnecessary stress to your life, but as of right now, you have no idea if you're on of the people who's just waiting in the ding pile until they decide to mail them or if you are still being thoroughly and seriously considered in light of the other applicants they have.  maybe they want to see the whole picture before they reject people.  that doesn't seem too bad.  hang in there, really.  you can dig up my old LSN profile. I think I went complete in Jan and didn't get in till March.  I know the system may not make sense to you know, but there is some method to their madness and they seem to be able to put together some awesome classes. 

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Re: Umm, Boalt Email?
« Reply #197 on: February 18, 2006, 12:04:45 PM »
Don't know whether to laugh, shake my head and throw up my hands, or get annoyed.

I have just received the third copy of the second apology, anyone else?

times of emails, in PST, listed below

11:56am
11:41am
10:46am

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Re: Umm, Boalt Email?
« Reply #198 on: February 18, 2006, 12:05:30 PM »
Don't know whether to laugh, shake my head and throw up my hands, or get annoyed.

I have just received the third copy of the second apology, anyone else?

times of emails, in PST, listed below

11:56am
11:41am
10:46am

haha- this is bordering on humorous; they seem very unorganized right now.

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Re: Umm, Boalt Email?
« Reply #199 on: February 18, 2006, 12:06:06 PM »
Bizarre---now I find myself speculating as to why I received not one but THREE apology emails, including the one that was sent on Friday.  The title of the second email was AN EXPLANATION AND ANOTHER APOLOGY and the title of the third was AN EXPLANATION.  As far as I could tell, the body of the letters was exactly the same.  Does Boalt want to make it extra clear that they would never consider admitting me?  ;)