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BU Bound Early Decision

Postby lizzie1867 » Tue Oct 04, 2016 11:35 am

Hi - I applied BU Binding early decision - this is the first year they're doing this. Wondering when you think we'll hear back/will it make a big boost in our chances to get in? is anyone else doing that? thanks!!

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Re: BU Bound Early Decision

Postby jstanhope14 » Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:43 pm

I'm wondering this too. I didn't apply this year but am considering applying binding ED next cycle. If you don't mind me asking, what were your stats, OP? And do you have any information as to the median LSAT and GPA that they accept will the full-tuition award? The sample size on mylsn is really small so it's hard to judge how accurate it is.

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Re: BU Bound Early Decision

Postby lizzie1867 » Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:57 pm

161 LSAT. 3.56 GPA - i didn't do the distinguished scholars one - i did bu bound

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Re: BU Bound Early Decision

Postby cavalier1138 » Tue Oct 04, 2016 4:10 pm

Well, it's too late now, but this was a bad decision.

There's no evidence that ED applications improve your chances of getting into law school. But there is strong evidence (and it makes logical sense) that an ED acceptance significantly impacts your ability to get scholarship offers. The only BU early-decision program anyone should consider using is the guaranteed full scholarship one. Anything else only hurts you.

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Re: BU Bound Early Decision

Postby mwilley23 » Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:22 am

I am not sure that is entirely true. This is a good recent article with statistical data showing that Early Decision positively affects your chances of admission at certain schools. It also shows that is does indeed hurt your chances at some schools. I am currently trying to figure out whether or not to apply ED to UVA Law. I know it would hurt scholarship offers, but I am a weak candidate for this school and the article shows that from the data, ED applications do improve your chances of gaining admission.

http://blog.powerscore.com/lsat/applyin ... -not-to-ed

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Re: BU Bound Early Decision

Postby lizzie1867 » Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:27 am

BU Bound is a new program they're doing - they have the Distinguished scholars - and this which is not for the full ride scholarship. I'm just looking to boost myself over the edge to get in... my stats are on the lower end -25th to 50th percentile - of their medians.

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Re: BU Bound Early Decision

Postby cavalier1138 » Fri Oct 07, 2016 12:06 pm

lizzie1867 wrote:BU Bound is a new program they're doing - they have the Distinguished scholars - and this which is not for the full ride scholarship. I'm just looking to boost myself over the edge to get in... my stats are on the lower end -25th to 50th percentile - of their medians.


As long as you're comfortable paying sticker, go for it.

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Re: BU Bound Early Decision

Postby WamBamThankYouMaam » Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:51 pm

I know it's only been a little over two weeks since you submitted, but I was wondering if you heard anything from BU yet? Do they give you timeframe for how long a decision takes? For example, Emory ED says you'll receive a decision within 14 business days so I was wondering if BU posted a similar timeframe.

BU Bound is also something I am considering doing!

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Re: BU Bound Early Decision

Postby lizzie1867 » Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:16 am

I've heard nothing. could be months...

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Re: BU Bound Early Decision

Postby yimeizhang » Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:11 am

Hey I am doing the BU-bound. Should be today or tomorrow.



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