BU 2011 Applicants

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Eugenie Danglars
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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby Eugenie Danglars » Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:10 am

Waitlisted for the PI scholly. Harrumph. I'm not sure how to feel about that...

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby Cupidity » Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:13 am

js77 wrote:Anybody else attending the Admitted Students Preview tomorrow?


I'll be there for 15 minutes to steal your free coffee.

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby iwanta170 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:15 am

I didn't receive any scholarship money from BU in my acceptance packet. Does anyone know what BU's policy is on negotiating? I was thinking of sending them an email asking whether they would consider giving me some.

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby Cupidity » Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:20 am

iwanta170 wrote:I didn't receive any scholarship money from BU in my acceptance packet. Does anyone know what BU's policy is on negotiating? I was thinking of sending them an email asking whether they would consider giving me some.


Yes. Negotiate. I'd suggest coming at them with another offer though. "Look, BU, I love you, but BC offered me 20k/yr"

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby IsleMet » Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:55 am

laurencita7 wrote:
Eugenie Danglars wrote:Just got an email with 10k a year, need-based Alumni Scholarship. I'm going to email them about my 28k/year from WUSTL and see if they can help me out any- I really <3 Boston :-)

Oh, and I was admitted mid-January, so there was quite a lag before scholly info came out.

Does anyone know if this means I'm out of the running for the PI scholly?


I got the PI scholly (30K/year), was notified via phone on president's day, then got the packet by friday.



Congrats on the PI Scholly! Do you know how competitive it was? Are there additional requirements/strings? I won the Public Service Scholly at BC so I'm just curious!

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby laurencita7 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:29 pm

IsleMet wrote:
laurencita7 wrote:
Eugenie Danglars wrote:Just got an email with 10k a year, need-based Alumni Scholarship. I'm going to email them about my 28k/year from WUSTL and see if they can help me out any- I really <3 Boston :-)

Oh, and I was admitted mid-January, so there was quite a lag before scholly info came out.

Does anyone know if this means I'm out of the running for the PI scholly?


I got the PI scholly (30K/year), was notified via phone on president's day, then got the packet by friday.



Congrats on the PI Scholly! Do you know how competitive it was? Are there additional requirements/strings? I won the Public Service Scholly at BC so I'm just curious!


BU PI scholly is 30/year, no requirements. When did you find out about BC?

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby dakatz » Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:35 pm

I'll also try and crash the breakfast tomorrow, and maybe will go to the bar thing at night. They are enticing current students with free drink tickets so chances are I will show up.

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby OneSixtySix » Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:38 am

Cupidity wrote:
js77 wrote:Anybody else attending the Admitted Students Preview tomorrow?


I'll be there for 15 minutes to steal your free coffee.


Your missing the big ticket.

Ice Cream Social.

Where the hell was my ice cream social last year?

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androstan
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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby androstan » Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:09 am

BU please give me a call today :(.

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby ls24 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:02 am

androstan wrote:BU please give me a call today :(.


+1!!

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby Gemini » Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:14 am

ls24 wrote:
androstan wrote:BU please give me a call today :(.


+1!!


Also, have they been calling this week? It doesn't seem like it from TLS.

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby androstan » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:31 pm

Gemini wrote:
ls24 wrote:
androstan wrote:BU please give me a call today :(.


+1!!


Also, have they been calling this week? It doesn't seem like it from TLS.


I don't think they have yet, but damnit they told me they were mailing me a decision letter yesterday. If I don't get a call I think that's a very bad sign.

Of course, I never really had my hopes up. They seem to reject/WL anyone with a GPA below their 25th, regardless of LSAT. There are some 17x LSATs waitlisted on LSN with GPA's in the low 3's in engineering. Honestly that seems like poor practice from an admissions standpoint. Those people are going to cushion your LSAT, probably do well in LS, and probably do well on employment afterward.

But anyway, I'm in at GW, they know a 3ish GPA doesn't say "run for the hills" if it's in engr, especially from a respectable engr school (my UG is 20ish in chem engr).

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby jonillson » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:37 pm

Of course, I never really had my hopes up. They seem to reject/WL anyone with a GPA below their 25th, regardless of LSAT. There are some 17x LSATs waitlisted on LSN with GPA's in the low 3's in engineering. Honestly that seems like poor practice from an admissions standpoint. Those people are going to cushion your LSAT, probably do well in LS, and probably do well on employment afterward.


I was admitted with a 3.25/167. So, well < 25% GPA, and = 75% LSAT. Don't give up hope.

I think the 17xs you see waitlisted is mostly YP.

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby nadopretz » Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:21 pm

IsleMet wrote:
laurencita7 wrote:
Eugenie Danglars wrote:Just got an email with 10k a year, need-based Alumni Scholarship. I'm going to email them about my 28k/year from WUSTL and see if they can help me out any- I really <3 Boston :-)

Oh, and I was admitted mid-January, so there was quite a lag before scholly info came out.

Does anyone know if this means I'm out of the running for the PI scholly?


I got the PI scholly (30K/year), was notified via phone on president's day, then got the packet by friday.



Congrats on the PI Scholly! Do you know how competitive it was? Are there additional requirements/strings? I won the Public Service Scholly at BC so I'm just curious!


Are you sure it was 30k because they told me that too on the phone, but it turns out it was 20k plus the 10k merit scholarship I had already gotten. Maybe if you don't get the merit they give you a full 30k, but if some peeps are getting 30k for it I would love to use that as a negotiating chip for going to BU instead of Cal.

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby ku1185 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:56 pm

fuuuuu!

got an e-mail asking me to answer a question that I omitted on the application. damn it!! I don't know how I could've missed that... sigh.

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby maglialoro » Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:57 pm

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby ku1185 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:04 pm

question regarding whether I was ever a part of the armed forces, etc. I don't understand how I could've missed that... ugh! I'm sure this is hurting my chances.

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby Magnolia » Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:12 pm

ku1185 wrote:question regarding whether I was ever a part of the armed forces, etc. I don't understand how I could've missed that... ugh! I'm sure this is hurting my chances.

FWIW, I doubt they would have taken the time to ask you if they were just going to flat out reject you.

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby ku1185 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:20 pm

lol thx for the encouragement. it's true I'm not getting flat out rejected, I guess, but I'm just upset I missed something like that. I hope I didn't miss anything on any other app.
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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby maglialoro » Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:30 pm

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby aaaaaah » Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:07 pm

ku1185 wrote:question regarding whether I was ever a part of the armed forces, etc. I don't understand how I could've missed that... ugh! I'm sure this is hurting my chances.



For what it's worth, I had a typo on my BU app (I mispelled the name of my HS in a pretty obvious way :roll: ) and it didn't seem to hurt me. I did, however, have a complete meltdown when I noticed it a couple of weeks after submitting.

Good luck!

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby msridiculous447 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:32 pm

maglialoro wrote:
ku1185 wrote:question regarding whether I was ever a part of the armed forces, etc. I don't understand how I could've missed that... ugh! I'm sure this is hurting my chances.


Wow, seems a bit obvious though...I mean, if someone was in the armed forces i think that would come up somewhere along the line. Petty of them in my opinion and Im sure it doesnt affect your chance


They probably just have a policy to follow up on stuff like that so people couldn't get away with leaving out information (especially character and fitness stuff) and then attributing it to oversight.

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby Deuce » Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:35 pm

Requested a status update once again... first time was january

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Re: BU 2011 Applicants

Postby sold123 » Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:41 am

msridiculous447 wrote:
maglialoro wrote:
ku1185 wrote:question regarding whether I was ever a part of the armed forces, etc. I don't understand how I could've missed that... ugh! I'm sure this is hurting my chances.


Wow, seems a bit obvious though...I mean, if someone was in the armed forces i think that would come up somewhere along the line. Petty of them in my opinion and Im sure it doesnt affect your chance


They probably just have a policy to follow up on stuff like that so people couldn't get away with leaving out information (especially character and fitness stuff) and then attributing it to oversight.


I think that is a good sign, i.e. they care enough to contact you. They asked me about what I had been doing since the Peace Corps, since I didn't list anything after that on my resume. Fortunately, I had found work a couple of weeks in advance. One week later from that question I was in.




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