Received e-mail with the subject "CAL FRESHMAN DECISIONS COMING SOON"

<p>The e-mail says stuff like "Freshman decisions for fall 2008 will be announced on March 27!"
Do all Berkeley applicants get this e-mail?</p>

<p>I applied and I didn't get one.</p>

<p>My s applied and he didn't get one either</p>

<p>I got this too, but I don't think it means anything. I think the system is starting to automatically notify ALL applicants of the decision time.</p>

<p>Freshman decisions for fall 2008 will be announced on March 27! </p>

<p>Decisions will be posted online via the student portal,
myBerkeleyApplication, at: <a href="http://students.berkeley.edu/myberkeley/myberkeleyapp.asp%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://students.berkeley.edu/myberkeley/myberkeleyapp.asp&lt;/a> </p>

<p>Please set up your password to myBerkeleyApp now so that you are all
set to receive your admissions decision on March 27th. </p>

<p>You will need your 7-digit UC applicant ID number and the email address
you provided in the application. </p>

<p>Berkeley cannot provide application ID numbers. However, there are
several ways for you to find your Application ID: </p>

<ol>
<li>Your University of California (also known as PATHWAYS) receipt; if
you submitted your application via the University of California website,
you should have seen a screen displaying this information. </li>
<li>On the upper right-hand side of the UC aknowledgement letter you
received in the mail </li>
<li>Contact the University of California Admissions Processing center
(UCAP):
In California: 800-523-2048
Out of California: 925-808-2181
Deaf and Hearing Impaired Callers: TDD 925-521-9280
(All calls should ask for UC Admissions Processing)
Email: <a href="mailto:ucinfo@ucapplication.net">ucinfo@ucapplication.net</a> </li>
</ol>

<p>Also, if you change your email address, or any of the contact
information on your application, please update this information online at the UC
Application Center website: <a href="https://www.ucapplication.net/ucap%5B/url%5D"&gt;https://www.ucapplication.net/ucap&lt;/a> </p>

<p>Or, you may email Berkeley at: <a href="mailto:emailupdate@berkeley.edu">emailupdate@berkeley.edu</a> </p>

<p>Unfortunately, we are unable to change any other application
information. </p>

<p>Good luck and go Bears!</p>

<p>Also, you guys shoud be warned in advance, some of you will be admitted for Spring 2009 instead of Fall 2008</p>

<p>True ^^ But let's get admitted first. lol. ;)</p>

<p>I didn't get the email but I know definitely they're coming out at 3:00 PM PST. Or maybe it was 3:30. But during that hour. </p>

<p>Maybe it's for the people who didn't set up their accounts yet? I set mine up the day I got notice of it... </p>

<p>Source:
I'm an Incentive Award Program Nominee, and the interviewer from Berkeley told us it was that day and that time.</p>

<p>My s got one when he checked it this morning.</p>

<p>i never got one...</p>

<p>I never got one either</p>

<p>"Also, you guys shoud be warned in advance, some of you will be admitted for Spring 2009 instead of Fall 2008"</p>

<p>Out of curiosity, what does that mean? Well, it's self-explanatory, but why would that happen, and is it common...</p>

<p>Correct me if I'm wrong but this is what I heard from a Berkeley friend.</p>

<p>Because during the spring, a lot of students go on exchange programs and go off campus for awhile, there is availability for more students on campus, thus if you are borderline for Berkeley, instead of rejecting you or waitlisting you, they will give u the option to attend for the Spring instead.</p>

<p>^^ it's more than many students graduate in the fall, which frees up space for more students. (I agree, though, that spring admits tend to be "borderline.")</p>

<p>See this thread:</p>

<p><a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/university-california-berkeley/319367-ask-vicissitudes-spring-admits-faq-included.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/university-california-berkeley/319367-ask-vicissitudes-spring-admits-faq-included.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Maybe this email is for people who didn't set a password yet with their site. That's what I'm thinking.</p>

<p>Well, I never touched the Berkeley app system, yet I got the mail. So it dispels that theory. But I have a feeling that the e-mail might reach every1 systematically. Its probably an automatic mailing system, which might do a certain amount everyday.</p>

<p>No, the theory was that since you haven't touched the Berkeley Status Page, you got the e-mail; thus, your anecdote CONFIRMS the theory.</p>

<p>Same here. I didn't touch the Berkeley page and i got the e-mail. Doesn't confirm the theory though, just supports it.</p>

<p>Isn't a way to confirm it unless Cal confirms it which is why it's merely a theory. That being said, I seriously doubt this is a "We want you so we're telling you why" but if it makes any of you guys feel better about your chances while you wait out the last 12 days. Good luck to all of you guys, it's going to be a hard two weeks for all of us. :)</p>

<p>That would be way too obvious if they only sent admitted people that email. Everyone would have figured it out from last year's class already.</p>

<p>Oh, ok, thanks. That does make sense, if I think about it more. Still nerve-racking, to think if it's your top choice and you have to take a semester off. Good time to work or do volunteer work, I guess. Or do a semester elsewhere.</p>