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By koolguy on Tuesday, February 18, 2003 - 08:47 pm: Edit

I recieved an email from Berkeley asking for teacher recs. There are also a lot of questions i have to fill out. It also said that "failure to submit the questionnaire may jeopardize your admission consideration." did anyone else recieve this? What could this mean?

By Weasy on Tuesday, February 18, 2003 - 09:18 pm: Edit

hey koolguy, i got the same thing and I know of two others who did as well, just for curiosity wat was ur essay about?

By awer on Tuesday, February 18, 2003 - 10:11 pm: Edit

is this for the regent scholarship?

or for borderline cases?

posting your stats briefly would help.

By j on Tuesday, February 18, 2003 - 11:18 pm: Edit

I think he's talking about the preadmission questionnaire.

By koolguy on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 12:40 am: Edit

yea its the preadmission quest. do all the applicants get it?

By sauce on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 12:49 am: Edit

I haven't gotten it, but I did see it on my Berkeley account page. I hope it's not because my stats are too low that they don't send it to me...

By qwe on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 01:23 am: Edit

what account? and could some post the questionarre?

By sauce on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 01:24 am: Edit

Go to admissions.berkeley.edu and click on "Fall 2003 Applicant Sign In"

By ?? on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 02:36 am: Edit

I got a Disabled Students Form I had to fill out because I missed a couple of months of school during my Junior year due to medical problems. It basically had more questions asking about what happened, how did it affect you, etc. My friend who also had medical issues got this plus the pre-questionarre thing. Though I may be speculating, I think the pre-ques. thing is for more borderline students. My friend didn't have the best stats. But I don't know...

By newb on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 04:27 am: Edit

I agree with the person above. I think the questionnaire is for borderline students. This is a snippet of the email I received:

Thank you for applying to UC Berkeley for the fall semester 2003. We would
like to gather more information about your academic and personal circumstances
before we make a decision on your freshman application.

Notice the latter part of the paragraph. "before we make a decision"... and refer to what the first person put:

"failure to submit the questionnaire may jeopardize your admission consideration."

These things can be indications that you're very borderline. If you don't submit the questions, it could put your admission consideration in "jeopardy", because your statistics may not be good enough ALONE to get you into the school. (This is the case for me.) It makes sense... On the questionnaire, they ask questions regarding your academic record based on the resources provided to you (such as school, personal reasons, etc). It may also be because I checked the equal opportunity program option. Did you guys do this?

At any rate, I don't know if I should be glad or discouraged... hmmm..

By hmmm on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 06:04 pm: Edit

anyone else got that email? and what r ur stats?

By Quarky (Quarky) on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 07:24 pm: Edit

SAUCE:

where do u see it on the account page? Mine just has some irrelevant links and the following in a table:

Application Summary
Application Status = In Review
Decision Available = Starting Thursday, March 27, 2003

By sauce on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 07:26 pm: Edit

It's supposed to be underneath that. It says "Required Activities." They haven't sent me an e-mail though, so I don't plan to fill it out.

By Quarky (Quarky) on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 07:35 pm: Edit

Umm.. no. I did select all., here it is:


XXX XXX [MY NAME] My Berkeley App Home | Sign Out | Admissions Home | Help | My Berkeley Application

Application Summary
Application Status = In Review
Decision Available = Starting Thursday, March 27, 2003



Admissions Home | Privacy Statement | System Problems? | UC Berkeley Home

By happiness on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 07:46 pm: Edit

I don't have any of that either. It probably means they don't need a preques. from you. be happy.

By koolguy on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 07:47 pm: Edit

This is how mine looks like


My Berkeley App Home | Sign Out | Admissions Home | Help | My Berkeley Application

Application Summary
Application Status = In Review
Decision Available = Starting Thursday, March 27, 2003

Required Activities
Please submit the following material within 10 calendar days of our email request. We encourage you to meet this requirement as failure to submit the questionnaire may jeopardize your admission consideration.
1. Pre-Admission Questionnaire. Updated 2/18/03 11:55:00 PM
More information is required to evaluate your application for admission.
You must submit this information online.
2. Letter of Recommendation Form Visited 2/19/03 2:21:00 PM
Letters of recommendation can be helpful to us in making a decision.
Print the recommendation form above and have it mailed.
Do not send more than three letters of recommendation.



Admissions Home | Privacy Statement | System Problems? | UC Berkeley Home

By quarky on Thursday, February 20, 2003 - 03:18 pm: Edit

happiness:

ummm... i don't know if I should be happy, cuz this probably means one thing for me, an out-of-state applicant:

REJECTED

sh1t, you know

i read some of my teachers' and counselor's recs -- i know which ones kick a$$

By happiness on Thursday, February 20, 2003 - 07:55 pm: Edit

first of all-- you never know

Second-- if so, then the school wasn't cut out for you. and if it is your DREAM school... try transfering.

By hey on Friday, February 21, 2003 - 05:40 am: Edit

no on can predict the admission policies in UCLA and BERKELEY


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