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Deciding Where to Go => Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists => Topic started by: jballer on February 28, 2006, 12:05:48 PM

Title: Berkeley DING
Post by: jballer on February 28, 2006, 12:05:48 PM
A lot of people seem to be talking about Berkeley rejects.  Well they don't mail out rejection letters as soon as they know they are going to get rejected. I'm not sure if other schools do this as well. 

Well I got sick of waiting and kept on reading threads about Boalt and all that fun stuff.  So I just called them.  I am planning on sending a letter of continued interest/update letter to a school that I am waitlisted for and I figured that perhaps I could send one to Boalt as well if they hadn't decided my application yet. 

I spoke to a woman and told her this.  I was informed my application had been decided already and she asked me if I wanted to be informed of my decision. (I wonder if anyone would say no?) So I was rejected unfortunately. 

Someone comfort me hahah. 
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: WfPck05 on February 28, 2006, 12:07:24 PM
A lot of people seem to be talking about Berkeley rejects.  Well they don't mail out rejection letters as soon as they know they are going to get rejected. I'm not sure if other schools do this as well. 

Well I got sick of waiting and kept on reading threads about Boalt and all that fun stuff.  So I just called them.  I am planning on sending a letter of continued interest/update letter to a school that I am waitlisted for and I figured that perhaps I could send one to Boalt as well if they hadn't decided my application yet. 

I spoke to a woman and told her this.  I was informed my application had been decided already and she asked me if I wanted to be informed of my decision. (I wonder if anyone would say no?) So I was rejected unfortunately. 

Someone comfort me hahah. 

What is the point of them not sending out rejections?  If they already know then why can't they let us know?

Sorry about your ding..
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: wowand135 on February 28, 2006, 12:16:47 PM
i wish i was brave enough to call. i really want to know.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: jeb240 on February 28, 2006, 12:24:35 PM
OMG.  OMG.  I can barely resist calling.  But I'm afraid we're all going to start calling which will only bother them.

It would be my first ding of the season -- I've gotten so comfortable with my acceptances and deferrals...
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: themoose on February 28, 2006, 12:28:37 PM
that sucks so much- why not just send them?
  i e-mailed yesterday and was told a decision had not yet been made on my application but i should hear "soon"- so I guess they are still reviewing some apps. frustrating. argh.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: jeb240 on February 28, 2006, 12:29:54 PM
Waitlisted.

So it goes.  Better than a rejection, I suppose.  I didn't want to ask why they don't send out rejections sooner because I think that question needs to be asked by an admitted applicant, if anyone wants to try.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: shoppingaddict on February 28, 2006, 12:37:15 PM
just called too. dingdingding!
 that was a pretty awkward conversation.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: sladkaya on February 28, 2006, 12:45:15 PM
Waitlisted.

So it goes.  Better than a rejection, I suppose.  I didn't want to ask why they don't send out rejections sooner because I think that question needs to be asked by an admitted applicant, if anyone wants to try.

Sorry Jason :(  BTW, it's listed as an acceptance in your signature (unless I'm reading it wrong?)
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: talula8828 on February 28, 2006, 12:48:47 PM
Did you just ask for your decision or did you offer to send some other info if they hadn't made a decision yet?  Just curious if they were comfortable with someone asking straight off.  I'm expecting a denial but I'd pretty much like to know so I can eliminate it.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: jeb240 on February 28, 2006, 12:53:57 PM
Waitlisted.

So it goes.  Better than a rejection, I suppose.  I didn't want to ask why they don't send out rejections sooner because I think that question needs to be asked by an admitted applicant, if anyone wants to try.

Sorry Jason :(  BTW, it's listed as an acceptance in your signature (unless I'm reading it wrong?)

Ha!  Look at that.  How embarassing.  It's like when you wave at someone who you think is waving at you but really they weren't.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: jballer on February 28, 2006, 12:55:19 PM
They were really nice when I called them.  

I'm sure they were bothered by it and I do feel bad, but I was bothered by not hearing for 4 months.  I know they work as hard as they can and they have a tough job and are in unenviable positions but the way I see it, if enough people call and ask for a decision then maybe they will learn to send out rejections when they are actually decided.  

They were really nice and I'm sure it pained the woman to tell me.  They also said they were sending the letter next week. 
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: wowand135 on February 28, 2006, 12:57:17 PM
i really want to call! but im at work  :-\
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: drama gal on February 28, 2006, 01:02:56 PM
Thanks Jason! I read your LSN profile and you gave me the courage to call.  Ding.
It was a reach for me, but it's a relief to finally have an answer.

FYI - they were really nice when you call to check the status and she actually asked me if I wanted to know the decision.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: wowand135 on February 28, 2006, 01:04:25 PM
thats it! im calling on my lunch break... one long hour to go
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: talula8828 on February 28, 2006, 01:08:19 PM
i just called and all they said was "decisions will be made and mailed out in the next two weeks."  i wasn't sure how to press the issue of finding out ahead of time and they didn't ask for any of my info.  I'm almost 100% sure it's a no and I think I want to stay on the east coast anyways but I wish they'd told me.  >:(
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: jeb240 on February 28, 2006, 01:13:52 PM
i just called and all they said was "decisions will be made and mailed out in the next two weeks."  i wasn't sure how to press the issue of finding out ahead of time and they didn't ask for any of my info.  I'm almost 100% sure it's a no and I think I want to stay on the east coast anyways but I wish they'd told me.  >:(

I wonder if they've gotten too many calls and have decided to stop telling people.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: wowand135 on February 28, 2006, 01:15:27 PM
i wonder if they gave decisions to the first few callers and then got irritated and decided to not do it anymore. darn darn darn!
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: talula8828 on February 28, 2006, 01:16:37 PM
I bet that's what happened.  Someone was like "hey, who is giving decisions over the phone? STOP IT."  Oh well. I can get the rejection in a few weeks.  :P
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: jeb240 on February 28, 2006, 01:30:52 PM
Between the email debacle and this today, I bet Berkeley is really starting to hate LSD.

I'm actually willing to bet that the whole law school community hates LSD.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: snikrep on February 28, 2006, 01:42:56 PM
I just called (around 12:30PM PST) - asked to check application status, the guy said sure, told him my name and last 4 digits of my SS, and he said that, "Applications had been sent to review a while back and the decisions have just been released, and I'm sorry to tell you that yours has been denied."  I didn't have to push or anything.

He didn't sound peeved at all about my call, he was actually very nice :P.  So go ahead and call if you got the guts!!  I'm glad to get all this waiting over with so I can make a decision as far as what I want to do.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: talula8828 on February 28, 2006, 01:53:24 PM
Did you call the J.D. admissions number?
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: snikrep on February 28, 2006, 01:54:08 PM
Since they normally notify admittances with a call/email, I doubt anybody will find out good news by calling them if we haven't heard anything.

The most you could hope for is no news or a waitlist - but I'm glad to get the ding over with, I don't like waiting.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: talula8828 on February 28, 2006, 01:58:12 PM
D*mn!  I just called AGAIN, had them ask me my name/last 4 digits, and STILL the answer was "decision letters will be mailed out next week."  I should keep trying until a male answers, based on previous poster. :P
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: kiyakoiya on February 28, 2006, 02:00:07 PM
talula, that probably means something i won't jinx right now.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: jeb240 on February 28, 2006, 02:01:59 PM
talula, that probably means something i won't jinx right now.

That's what I'm thinking.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: talula8828 on February 28, 2006, 02:04:18 PM
You think it means something GOOD?  I highly doubt it because they notify people as they're admitted it seems.  Just the denials/waitlists seem to be taking forever.  I don't think I'd leave the east coast honestly but I really don't think it's going to be an option.  I don't see why they'd give bad news but not good news over the phone?

It's really rare for admissions to give any decisions that are negative (or even positive) over the phone.  Weird.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: Guess who's coming to dinner?!? on February 28, 2006, 02:14:20 PM
Since they normally notify admittances with a call/email, I doubt anybody will find out good news by calling them if we haven't heard anything.

The most you could hope for is no news or a waitlist - but I'm glad to get the ding over with, I don't like waiting.
Berkeley Ding baby! Cal was my top choice, but more for the location then anything. Maybe that and the African American Law Review Journal. 
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: snikrep on February 28, 2006, 02:15:37 PM
The number I called is: 510-642-2274 (the Admissions office number from their website)

The first couple times it went to a recording which basically means they're busy.  I kept trying, eventually got a nice sounding man who gave me some not very nice news... sort of like a gentle doctor telling you that he's going to have to amputate your foot.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: talula8828 on February 28, 2006, 02:21:59 PM
That's the number I called.  I'm almost 100$ sure I was denied based on who they admit.  Oh well.  Hopefully, the letter will come soon . ..
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: maddhopps on February 28, 2006, 02:35:56 PM
This guy seems cool.  Maybe I'll call just to chat.  He'll ask for the last 4 digits of my SS, and I'll ask who he thinks the Texans will draft in April.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: wowand135 on February 28, 2006, 02:37:33 PM
I called. I have never heard a more dreary and depressing sounding secretary! you could tell theyve been getting a ton of calls. She said my application is still under review. i would almost rather just hear the rejection so i can eliminate it from my plans
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: FingersCrossed97 on February 28, 2006, 02:39:02 PM
Just called a minute ago.  Spoke with a women after just a few rings, she didn't sound thrilled about my call.  I was told my "application is still under review".  I only submitted it in mid-December so I guess I'm not shocked.  I'm still sort of expecting a rejection though.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: talula8828 on February 28, 2006, 02:39:47 PM
I'm sure I spoke to the same woman.  She did not sound happy.  I want to call again and get someone else but I don't want to press my luck.  Just deny me already! ARGH.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: wowand135 on February 28, 2006, 02:44:56 PM
Just called a minute ago.  Spoke with a women after just a few rings, she didn't sound thrilled about my call.  I was told my "application is still under review".  I only submitted it in mid-December so I guess I'm not shocked.  I'm still sort of expecting a rejection though.


maybe it's not the timing. maybe we are boarderline so theyre still thinking about it. you are like my numbers twin so maybe we are both still under review because we actually have a chance! (praying)
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: Guess who's coming to dinner?!? on February 28, 2006, 02:50:25 PM
Just called a minute ago.  Spoke with a women after just a few rings, she didn't sound thrilled about my call.  I was told my "application is still under review".  I only submitted it in mid-December so I guess I'm not shocked.  I'm still sort of expecting a rejection though.

It's pretty funny that this is happenign to them, but they desrve to be hounded after what they did... now that I'm out I can go back to hating Cal!
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: talula8828 on February 28, 2006, 02:56:20 PM
They did tell me a decision was made and I'd be getting a letter in a week or so.  I'm pretty sure that means denial!
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: FingersCrossed97 on February 28, 2006, 02:59:07 PM
Just called a minute ago.  Spoke with a women after just a few rings, she didn't sound thrilled about my call.  I was told my "application is still under review".  I only submitted it in mid-December so I guess I'm not shocked.  I'm still sort of expecting a rejection though.


maybe it's not the timing. maybe we are boarderline so theyre still thinking about it. you are like my numbers twin so maybe we are both still under review because we actually have a chance! (praying)

I hope so Wow...I haven't been accepted anywhere yet and I'm only waiting on 6 (4 of them realistic) decisions.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: wowand135 on February 28, 2006, 03:00:52 PM
I just looked at your LSN. No safeties huh? why not?
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: WfPck05 on February 28, 2006, 03:08:26 PM
The woman I spoke to tried to say a letter would go out next week too!  But I pushed and she said they were unable to offer me a space for Fall 06 :D
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: wowand135 on February 28, 2006, 03:16:11 PM
omg. so that probably means everyone they told to wait for their letters got dinged! i wonder if they could be hiding decisions as well with the people they told were still under review.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: colombiandude1 on February 28, 2006, 03:18:10 PM
yeah thanks to jason and lsd - i also spoke to that nice man like 2 hours ago - he was like yeah.. sorry denied - i was like thanks and hung up - they should mail out the letters already
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: wowand135 on February 28, 2006, 03:19:12 PM
i wonder if this calling thing would work with any others schools...
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: WfPck05 on February 28, 2006, 03:19:52 PM
omg. so that probably means everyone they told to wait for their letters got dinged! i wonder if they could be hiding decisions as well with the people they told were still under review.

I don't think they accept people by mail, but if they said you were still in review then you should believe them until you hear otherwise.  Good Luck
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: Stencilasnusky on February 28, 2006, 03:22:13 PM
omg. so that probably means everyone they told to wait for their letters got dinged! i wonder if they could be hiding decisions as well with the people they told were still under review.

Don't buy that..you still have hope. My decision from Virginia was mailed the same day as many others who got dinged..I got in yet others who expected dings didn't. Don't put your stock with others.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: maddhopps on February 28, 2006, 04:23:59 PM
well i'm reseigned to live in my bubble and hope that a miracle will happen- my suggestion is that we all just wait until next week, which seems to be the time set by boalt (both through the experiences of individual callers on this board and from the numerous articles published about the e-mail mishap) to let people know.  Remember, there are still around 300 seats that were not filled as of last week, so phone calls/e-mails may still be on their way

Re: 300 seats... Is that based on LSN, or do you have another source?  I wonder what percentage of applicants post on LSN, and which ones are more likely to - those with higher or lower numbers?
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: wowand135 on February 28, 2006, 04:28:19 PM
i think those with higher numbers are more likely to. i've heard that said before too. i dont know why... maybe they are just the kind of people that are more motivated and involved with the whole process.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: talula8828 on February 28, 2006, 05:44:37 PM
Yeah, I'm definitely treating this as a denial!
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: mansfraz on February 28, 2006, 05:48:14 PM
Well, I just called and I've been dinged, also.  It wouldn't be so bad except this is my second ding today (chicago)!  Oh well, I guess I'm headed out east.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: FingersCrossed97 on February 28, 2006, 07:31:58 PM
I just looked at your LSN. No safeties huh? why not?

Yeah, I suppose BU is the closest thing I have to a safety.  I have no desire to go to a "safety" school.  I sort of went that route for undergrad and now I want a big name with big salary prospects.  Plus, another year at my current job wouldn't kill me.  Have you been accepted anywhere yet?
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: wowand135 on February 28, 2006, 07:46:19 PM
 well i hope you get into BU in that case :) yes, i have been accepted at: UC Hastings, University San Diego, Cal western, loyola chicago, toledo, indiana bloomington, and baylor. still waiting on all the important ones. lol. as of now i think hastings is the best option.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: maddhopps on March 01, 2006, 12:52:25 PM
Add me to the Ding-list.   :(

Glad I called and got it over with.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: kat213 on March 01, 2006, 01:02:26 PM
People who called and got an answer - did you have to ask for one after they told you a decision had been made or did they just tell you?
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: WfPck05 on March 01, 2006, 01:04:15 PM
People who called and got an answer - did you have to ask for one after they told you a decision had been made or did they just tell you?

The person said it would be mailed next week - so I said, "That means it's a rejection then? And she gave the unable to offer a spot line."
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: snikrep on March 01, 2006, 01:04:39 PM
People who called and got an answer - did you have to ask for one after they told you a decision had been made or did they just tell you?

They just told me - depends on the person you talk to I think.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: AFever on March 01, 2006, 01:05:19 PM
Ding...has anyone who called been admitted?

Sad sad sad.  :'(


I had to ask whether they could possibly tell me the decision after the woman said that the decision had been made.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: CBGB on March 01, 2006, 01:36:01 PM
Ding...has anyone who called been admitted?

It does seem odd that we haven't heard of a single person who called and wasn't rejected (other than Jason's waitlist). Not one person who has been admitted, that seems kind of strange. I haven't bothered calling them because I don't like the odds right now.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: mdashwood on March 01, 2006, 02:33:24 PM
Yay, I can now join the club of those who've called and gotten dinged! 

You know what?  Despite the fact that Boalt was my unofficial first choice, I'm really glad I called and got the answer on my terms rather than waiting around and agonizing until next week.  I hadn't wanted to call yesterday, what with the apparent barrage that was going on.  But then LSN today showed people with numbers around and higher than my own getting dings, and I figured that it was becoming crazy to sit around for the next week, hoping that the acceptance email would pop up in my inbox at any moment, or at least before I got the call from my mom that a small envelope had arrived in the mail.

Therefore, for anyone agonizing, I heartily recommend giving them a call.  Even though I am certainly disappointed with the outcome, I also feel like a huge burden's been lifted and I'm now looking forward to better exploring my other options.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: steve112sms on March 01, 2006, 02:38:28 PM
Dear callers,

This afternoon I recieved an email from Boalt admissions which told me my application had been selected for further review and thanked me for my patience. Of course, upon initially seeing the email in my box, I thought I was accepted. I can only assume this email went out to stop people from calling. So, thanks to all of you for indirectly getting my hopes up this afternoon.

Sincerely,
Steve
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: wowand135 on March 01, 2006, 02:40:26 PM
that's very interesting... selected for further review. i got no email but was told on the phone that it was still under review... wonder what that means that they 'selected' and application for more review.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: drama gal on March 01, 2006, 02:46:36 PM
Dear callers,

This afternoon I recieved an email from Boalt admissions which told me my application had been selected for further review and thanked me for my patience. Of course, upon initially seeing the email in my box, I thought I was accepted. I can only assume this email went out to stop people from calling. So, thanks to all of you for indirectly getting my hopes up this afternoon.

Sincerely,
Steve

Sounds like a hold/deferral.

i got no email but was told on the phone that it was still under review...

Sounds like your app is just still pending.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: lww02 on March 01, 2006, 04:54:55 PM
Yay, I can now join the club of those who've called and gotten dinged! 

You know what?  Despite the fact that Boalt was my unofficial first choice, I'm really glad I called and got the answer on my terms rather than waiting around and agonizing until next week.  I hadn't wanted to call yesterday, what with the apparent barrage that was going on.  But then LSN today showed people with numbers around and higher than my own getting dings, and I figured that it was becoming crazy to sit around for the next week, hoping that the acceptance email would pop up in my inbox at any moment, or at least before I got the call from my mom that a small envelope had arrived in the mail.

Therefore, for anyone agonizing, I heartily recommend giving them a call.  Even though I am certainly disappointed with the outcome, I also feel like a huge burden's been lifted and I'm now looking forward to better exploring my other options.

My thoughts exactally!! I got my grieving out of the way last night, then called the coroner today to confirm. time of death, around noon.  now, about ucla...
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: Superlax on March 01, 2006, 04:58:46 PM
I've heard that the Adcomms HATE HATE HATE when applicants call asking for decisions. One of my undergraduate schools I applied to rejected me -- and I swear it was because I kept calling them to check for a decision over the phone.

I have heard other people echo this, for what it's worth.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: drama gal on March 01, 2006, 05:18:38 PM
I don't think calling once is going to cause a rejection, however, if one person persistently calls, then perhaps, that person could become annoying very quickly.
Furthermore, people have had their apps in for over four months with not so much as a word other than a complete email.  They are lucky we have LSD and LSN, because if it wasn't for the fact that I knew I was not the only one who did not hear anything, not only would I have called months ago, but probably half the applicants would have too.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: WfPck05 on March 01, 2006, 06:00:33 PM
I've heard that the Adcomms HATE HATE HATE when applicants call asking for decisions. One of my undergraduate schools I applied to rejected me -- and I swear it was because I kept calling them to check for a decision over the phone.

I have heard other people echo this, for what it's worth.

I agree - I know the admissions office doesn't appreciate tons of calls but I don't think they are going to flag your application for just one call.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: Stuje1 on March 01, 2006, 09:28:29 PM
I think normally adcomms get really annoyed, but I think Berkeley feels bad about the whole e-mail fiasco and taking so long, that they are cool with it.  If they weren't they wouldn't give anyone a decision over the phone and just say "your file is under review and a decision will be made shortly"...but they had to know that by giving out decisions, people were going to keep calling.

I am not going to call though, cause I don't feel like bothering them just to hear a rejection....If i don't hear by next week, i'll give them a buzz.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: mdashwood on March 02, 2006, 01:15:49 AM
Yay, I can now join the club of those who've called and gotten dinged! 

You know what?  Despite the fact that Boalt was my unofficial first choice, I'm really glad I called and got the answer on my terms rather than waiting around and agonizing until next week.  I hadn't wanted to call yesterday, what with the apparent barrage that was going on.  But then LSN today showed people with numbers around and higher than my own getting dings, and I figured that it was becoming crazy to sit around for the next week, hoping that the acceptance email would pop up in my inbox at any moment, or at least before I got the call from my mom that a small envelope had arrived in the mail.

Therefore, for anyone agonizing, I heartily recommend giving them a call.  Even though I am certainly disappointed with the outcome, I also feel like a huge burden's been lifted and I'm now looking forward to better exploring my other options.

My thoughts exactally!! I got my grieving out of the way last night, then called the coroner today to confirm. time of death, around noon.  now, about ucla...

Hey, we're completely twins!  By "other options," I meant UCLA!  A couple of other possibilities still in the works, but right now, it's far and away the frontrunner.  Cool  8)
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: AFever on March 02, 2006, 12:05:58 PM
Thirded, on the not wanting to wait for the death knell even though it was my top choice...also waiting on UCLA (what is their deal?!) but seriously considering USC otherwise.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: mjca83 on March 02, 2006, 05:09:38 PM
Just called Berkeley and received my expected rejection.  I was just ready to get this over with.   Feel much better !!
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: Yale College Inferno on March 02, 2006, 06:01:42 PM
I just called, and, yes, I'm OUT at Boalt.
I just asked whether a decision had been reached, and the guy said "I'm sorry to inform you that it was a deny decision."

I thought about saying something sour and snipey, but I said a polite "okay, thanks!" instead.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: colombiandude1 on March 02, 2006, 06:43:00 PM
why do you give a fvck you are in at harvard and columbia with money - cmon - what else can you ask for - it was yp i amalmost sure of it
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: Yale College Inferno on March 02, 2006, 06:43:51 PM
why do you give a fvck you are in at harvard and columbia with money - cmon - what else can you ask for - it was yp i amalmost sure of it

ya that's why i said "okay, thanks" nicely
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: colombiandude1 on March 02, 2006, 06:45:17 PM
it shows class by the way
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: coquita on March 05, 2006, 05:59:09 PM
i called and am still under review. so no one has called and got accepted???
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: as436 on March 05, 2006, 06:16:30 PM
why do you give a fvck you are in at harvard and columbia with money - cmon - what else can you ask for - it was yp i amalmost sure of it

yield protect at berkeley? no i dont think so... they are extremely subjective in their decisions.. if its yield protect, then why do they accept a large number of other high-numbers who are sure to go elsewhere? Remember all law schools say they look beyond the numbers (even georgetown... but thats a laugh), to get a well-rounded class.  So thereotically someone with off the chart numbers and soft-factors can still get denied if he/she somehow "does not fit.." i applaud berkeley for putting their US News rank on the line to do what all law schools should, even if it means I will probably be denied although my LSAT and GPA are close or at their 75 percentiles...
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: Yale College Inferno on March 05, 2006, 06:19:14 PM
Remember all law schools say they look beyond the numbers (even georgetown... but thats a laugh), to get a well-rounded class.

Suddenly, the problem comes into focus.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: MustREmainHOPEFUL11 on March 07, 2006, 07:00:22 PM
hey, did anybody receive an acceptance packet in the mail today? MY friend from Cali got one (and he never got an acceptance email or phone call), just wondering if any other Californians have gotten it.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: coquita on March 08, 2006, 12:24:36 AM
^^every post that you've made has been about this elusive acceptance package. are you a real LS applicant or a troll trying to psych us out? ???
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: JaimeNina on March 08, 2006, 11:22:41 AM
Have people started getting dings in the mail yet or is everyone getting rejected still calling for their decision?
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: WfPck05 on March 08, 2006, 11:27:21 AM
Have people started getting dings in the mail yet or is everyone getting rejected still calling for their decision?

I still haven't received my official paper rejection yet..
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: azrakunblue on March 08, 2006, 12:38:35 PM
I have not got mine yet as well. I guess it will shop up soon.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: sporky on March 09, 2006, 02:05:35 PM
I just called, and ta-da! DING! I'm kind of relieved. If I'd gotten in, I would have had to have gone there and I don't really want to live in berkeley anymore. ha! sour grapes.
btw they said they sent my letter on the 3rd. I don't believe them because it does not take five days for a first class letter to go 20 blocks.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: moody on March 09, 2006, 02:26:02 PM
Got the official ding today in the mail.  I'm a splitter so no surprise--guess the rejection letters are finally coming out.  Best of luck to you all.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: wowand135 on March 09, 2006, 03:14:14 PM
got my ding today  :(  :(  :( i guess i was still holding out hope for a good nor cal school.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: fleuly on March 09, 2006, 04:01:03 PM
Called today and got my very own ding...didn't wanna wait for the mail that I knew was coming haha.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: joespecial on March 09, 2006, 04:18:53 PM
I got my thin envelope today.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: joespecial on March 09, 2006, 04:24:25 PM
The thing was so thin I thought Mary-Kate Olsen might be inside it. But no.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: sporky on March 09, 2006, 04:31:35 PM
The thing was so thin I thought Mary-Kate Olsen might be inside it. But no.

teehee.  ;D
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: aquafinaisbetter on March 09, 2006, 04:37:01 PM
here here
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: The Name's Dali on March 09, 2006, 04:44:49 PM
Did any of you guys that got dinged get the "under review" email a week ago?
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: wowand135 on March 09, 2006, 04:48:46 PM
no i did not get the under review email. but when i called last week i was told on the phone that mine was still under review. wonder if they were lying...? im pretty relieved to at least know though. still waiting for ucla and usc.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: Guess who's coming to dinner?!? on March 09, 2006, 04:49:09 PM
My Dad just called and told my paper rejection came today.  I guess I was still holding out hope that there was amagic mistake or something...oh well  :-\ 
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: coquita on March 09, 2006, 09:27:55 PM
damn this is making me nervous..stil haven't gotten anything yet and i was still under review like wowand was. guess i should be looking for the thin enveop this weekend :(
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: wowand135 on March 09, 2006, 09:31:33 PM
coquita, where do you live? mine just came in the mail today and i live only like an hour away from berkeley.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: JaimeNina on March 09, 2006, 10:09:27 PM
I just got home to find my very first rejection waiting for me in my mailbox.  I REALLY wanted to go to Boalt, but had assumed the worst.  I went complete 1/6 and didn't get the "still under review" email. 

I did get an email from toby about "the call" today though, so that softened the blow. WTF?!
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: joespecial on March 09, 2006, 10:54:38 PM
I never got "under review." I don't think they reviewed mine, they probably just saw my GPA and trashed it.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: Yale College Inferno on March 09, 2006, 11:17:17 PM
I didn't get an "under review" before they dinged me, either. Whatever; Boaltt sucks.

Then again, maybe if you had a Benjamin McKenzie avatar instead of Adam Brody, you would have gotten in.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: coquita on March 09, 2006, 11:43:24 PM
coquita, where do you live? mine just came in the mail today and i live only like an hour away from berkeley.

i live about an hour away too. so i guess maybe i'll get it tomorrow.

also i've been complete at santa clara since early jan andc have heard nothing...i live like 15 min away.

i only applied to 3 schools and have heard NOTHING yet so of course i'm starting to go a little bonkers. :o
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: FreeJazz on March 10, 2006, 08:39:17 AM
I live in San Jose and got the white letter yesterday. I immediately remember when I got the accidental acceptance email and I thought to myself what a binch of jackasses. Oh well i always rooted for Stanford in sports anyways.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: BoredAtWork2112 on March 10, 2006, 02:08:04 PM
In some ways, the Boalt ding hurts most, since they supposedly look more at soft factors than other schools.  Getting rejected for my LSAT score...I can deal with that.  Getting rejected because I'm am just not swell enough holistically...harder to take.

 :'(
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: FreeJazz on March 10, 2006, 03:40:16 PM
I would say the Berkeley ding hurts the most because they sent out those email mistakes to people such as myself giving me false hope.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: FingersCrossed97 on March 10, 2006, 04:06:14 PM
Ding.  Ditto on the false hope.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: Yale College Inferno on March 10, 2006, 04:29:38 PM
In some ways, the Boalt ding hurts most, since they supposedly look more at soft factors than other schools.  Getting rejected for my LSAT score...I can deal with that.  Getting rejected because I'm am just not swell enough holistically...harder to take.

 :'(

It sort of hurts the most, because of the reasons you listed.
But it sort of hurts the least, because I also suspect that it was yield protection, which I would similarly suspect in your case.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: as436 on March 10, 2006, 05:52:36 PM
yale college, earlier in this thread when you were predicting that berkeley was gonna be your first ding... was that prediction based on your expecting that they will be yield protecting or because you didnt think your application for berkeley was that strong?
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: coquita on March 10, 2006, 06:01:48 PM
checked the mail today expecting a ding. found nothing.

i am very confused. i live in cali so if dinged i probably should have gotten it today right? but i don't think i'll get an acceptance either because wouldn't they let everyone know by today so they can start planning and RSVP for admitted students day on April 7th (deadline march 17th). so i don't know how to feel right now. but if nothings in the mail tomorrow i will be totally stumped.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: joespecial on March 10, 2006, 09:53:53 PM
But it sort of hurts the least, because I also suspect that it was yield protection, which I would similarly suspect in your case.

Doubtful. It doesn't make sense to ding someone for yield protection if you really want them as a student. You can waitlist them and protect your yield.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: soitgoes on March 10, 2006, 10:03:43 PM
The long-awaited white envelope arrived today. I was hoping for a miracle. Oh well...
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: ibroadrunr on March 11, 2006, 12:17:14 PM
checked the mail today expecting a ding. found nothing.

i am very confused. i live in cali so if dinged i probably should have gotten it today right? but i don't think i'll get an acceptance either because wouldn't they let everyone know by today so they can start planning and RSVP for admitted students day on April 7th (deadline march 17th). so i don't know how to feel right now. but if nothings in the mail tomorrow i will be totally stumped.

I'm confused about the admitted students day, too, as a bunch of us received emails around March 1st saying not to expect a decision until March 22nd or later.  So, what, even if accepted we can't go to the day?  Or at least, can't have our visit funded?   ???
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: Stuje1 on March 11, 2006, 12:23:30 PM
Add me to the ding list.    And yes, as someone said earlier, I thought the letter was very nice...definitely the nicest of my rejections (for whatever that is worth).
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: Ceggon on March 12, 2006, 11:15:20 AM
At least all my apps are back now, thats a big relief. Now I'm just waiting to see if Berkely can put the f-up cherry on top and admit my wife after dinging me.

It wouldn't surprise me
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: merkina on March 12, 2006, 01:57:54 PM
Ding.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: coquita on March 12, 2006, 02:12:18 PM
checked the mail today expecting a ding. found nothing.

i am very confused. i live in cali so if dinged i probably should have gotten it today right? but i don't think i'll get an acceptance either because wouldn't they let everyone know by today so they can start planning and RSVP for admitted students day on April 7th (deadline march 17th). so i don't know how to feel right now. but if nothings in the mail tomorrow i will be totally stumped.

I'm confused about the admitted students day, too, as a bunch of us received emails around March 1st saying not to expect a decision until March 22nd or later.  So, what, even if accepted we can't go to the day?  Or at least, can't have our visit funded?   ???

yea i don't know what that means. i'm sure if admitted they would still allow you to come. but does the march 22nd  date mean waitlist? i didn't get that email but i called them a few days after they sent that emil and they said my application is still under review. i am starting to feel like this means i'm gonna be waitlisted.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: magnumalv on March 13, 2006, 12:07:54 PM
ding today via mail.  :-\
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: magnumalv on March 13, 2006, 12:15:22 PM
ding today via mail.  :-\

Thatís it, I hate Boalt now. >:(

 :D  :-*
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: The Name's Dali on March 13, 2006, 04:05:33 PM
Has anyone who received the "under review until March 22" email been dinged/waitlisted yet?
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: greenpolo on March 13, 2006, 04:09:43 PM
I'd like to know this too...I am anxiously waiting!
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: Crane on March 13, 2006, 05:10:42 PM
OOOUUUTTTTT!
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: steve112sms on March 13, 2006, 05:29:22 PM
Has anyone who received the "under review until March 22" email been dinged/waitlisted yet?

I would bet big money that the answer to that is "no" otherwise I don't know what the point of that email would have been. My guess is that acceptances from that group will start coming out later this week (my guess is Wednesday) and that the dings/waitlists from that group will be mailed out not long after the 22nd.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: Yale College Inferno on March 13, 2006, 08:36:20 PM
yale college, earlier in this thread when you were predicting that berkeley was gonna be your first ding... was that prediction based on your expecting that they will be yield protecting or because you didnt think your application for berkeley was that strong?

1. I knew that they cared more about GPA than LSAT, and my GPA isn't so high.
2. I also suspected yield-protecting because of my LSAT and soft factors.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: greenpolo on March 13, 2006, 09:07:19 PM
steve112 - why do you think people received the email in the first place? I received it even though they've had my application since mid-September, so I don't think the reason for the email was a lack of time to review my application. I also have a gut feeling that receiving the email means at least a waitlist or better (I pray it does!). It doesn't make much sense for them to make people wait a few more weeks after sending them the email only to reject them. I think the email is a good sign, but of course I can't prove it...
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: RallyMonkey on March 13, 2006, 10:43:11 PM
steve112 - why do you think people received the email in the first place? I received it even though they've had my application since mid-September, so I don't think the reason for the email was a lack of time to review my application. I also have a gut feeling that receiving the email means at least a waitlist or better (I pray it does!). It doesn't make much sense for them to make people wait a few more weeks after sending them the email only to reject them. I think the email is a good sign, but of course I can't prove it...

I got the email as well. I'm cautiously optimistic. I think the people who got the email were neither accepted nor dinged during the initial screening process, and were sent to a faculty committee for further review. I would imagine that applications sent to the faculty committee have a decent shot of acceptance.

I can't wait to hear though... I'm checking my email inbox every half an hour.  :-\
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: The Name's Dali on March 14, 2006, 12:40:21 AM

I can't wait to hear though... I'm checking my email inbox every half an hour.  :-\

Seriously! hahaha.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: steve112sms on March 14, 2006, 04:51:39 PM
steve112 - why do you think people received the email in the first place? I received it even though they've had my application since mid-September, so I don't think the reason for the email was a lack of time to review my application. I also have a gut feeling that receiving the email means at least a waitlist or better (I pray it does!). It doesn't make much sense for them to make people wait a few more weeks after sending them the email only to reject them. I think the email is a good sign, but of course I can't prove it...

Well my guess is that they had a group of people either who were borderline and applied early or who were strong candidates  but applied late, who they were still considering for acceptance. Then with the big email mistake and with everyone suddenly calling for decisions, they decided to sent that email out to us so that we would not give up on them and send a deposit to another school while they make the final cut. So, in theory the email is a good sign in that we were not in their immediate reject/waitlist pile, but it doesn't necessarily mean acceptance. It's one of those necessary but not sufficient conditions we all love from the LSAT. The reason I think acceptances will come prior to the 22nd is that the deadline for asking to visit the school is approaching as are seat deposit deadlines. Also, just in general, acceptances seem to precede rejections. Thus, I predict tommorrow through Monday will be acceptances and the rest will be mailed out on the 24th.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: drama gal on March 16, 2006, 10:26:05 PM
Not for nothing but when I called on 02-28, they told me I was not offered a spot in the upcoming class of Fall 2006, however, here we are 03-16 and I have not received my ding letter yet.  Are they going to mail it?!!! If I didn't call over 2 weeks ago I would still be holding on to false hope, so now instead I am wondering where the hell is my ding letter, I applied mid October.  Are they saving postage because I got the decision over the phone?
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: Yale College Inferno on March 18, 2006, 07:39:12 AM
Not for nothing but when I called on 02-28, they told me I was not offered a spot in the upcoming class of Fall 2006, however, here we are 03-16 and I have not received my ding letter yet.  Are they going to mail it?!!! If I didn't call over 2 weeks ago I would still be holding on to false hope, so now instead I am wondering where the hell is my ding letter, I applied mid October.  Are they saving postage because I got the decision over the phone?

Same situation here. BoalTTT sucks.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: TheJKo on March 19, 2006, 06:48:03 PM
Hey All!

I'm def a newbie at LSD, but I've been keeping an eye on this Boalt chat! Anyone care to venture a guess regarding whether the absence of the update e-mail may mean bad news!? Im not expecting to get in with my #s, but it would be a dream come true... :-\

Cheers!
Justin
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: dahlia5365 on March 28, 2006, 03:15:54 PM
dinged.  this was the dream school.  a short-lived dream, i guess.  i called last week after reading some posts that said to try it, and the nice lady on the other end told me apologetically that they couldn't offer me admission at this time.  still haven't gotten the letter though.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: coquita on March 30, 2006, 11:35:38 AM
dinged.  this was the dream school.  a short-lived dream, i guess.  i called last week after reading some posts that said to try it, and the nice lady on the other end told me apologetically that they couldn't offer me admission at this time.  still haven't gotten the letter though.

same thing here. it was my dream school. bah.

i think anyone who doesn't hear by the end of this week is a waitlist/ding.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: ibroadrunr on March 30, 2006, 05:54:18 PM
As I just posted here (http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,57336.msg1170277.html#msg1170277),

Well, I called and asked whether any admission offers were still being made, and the (quite nice) woman on the phone said something like, "A lot of decisions have just been made and are being mailed out through tomorrow" (well, gee, "mailed," that's a great sign) and then offered to check my status.


Rejected.
Title: Re: Berkeley DING
Post by: pickles light on April 09, 2006, 12:59:57 AM
anybody's ding letter include info in it regarding transfering?  Mine did-

yup, I found that odd.  i got my ding on 4/7/06.