Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

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ThreeRivers
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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby ThreeRivers » Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:50 pm

Question for those who got merit-based scholly offers..

I've heard that Boston waits until all your information is in before making any offers? I am still waiting on some parent information, so I'm hoping maybe that's why I don't have scholarship offer yet. Did all of you have your financial information in as well?

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby hartma25 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:52 pm

ThreeRivers wrote:Question for those who got merit-based scholly offers..

I've heard that Boston waits until all your information is in before making any offers? I am still waiting on some parent information, so I'm hoping maybe that's why I don't have scholarship offer yet. Did all of you have your financial information in as well?


I am wondering this too. Is everyone required to complete Needs Access with parent information?

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby cch24 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:17 pm

hartma25 wrote:
ThreeRivers wrote:Question for those who got merit-based scholly offers..

I've heard that Boston waits until all your information is in before making any offers? I am still waiting on some parent information, so I'm hoping maybe that's why I don't have scholarship offer yet. Did all of you have your financial information in as well?


I am wondering this too. Is everyone required to complete Needs Access with parent information?


My FAFSA was in but I haven't turned in my Need Access yet. Hopefully this weekend...

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby butchcassidy » Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:41 pm

The need access form is so frustrating. I'm supposed to give my estimated income information for 2012? Really? I work in a restaurant, so there's really no way of telling how much I'm gonna make in the next 6 months or so. What a pain in the ass.

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby hartma25 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:42 pm

butchcassidy wrote:The need access form is so frustrating. I'm supposed to give my estimated income information for 2012? Really? I work in a restaurant, so there's really no way of telling how much I'm gonna make in the next 6 months or so. What a pain in the ass.

+1 Ugh!

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby butchcassidy » Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:45 pm

hartma25 wrote:
butchcassidy wrote:The need access form is so frustrating. I'm supposed to give my estimated income information for 2012? Really? I work in a restaurant, so there's really no way of telling how much I'm gonna make in the next 6 months or so. What a pain in the ass.

+1 Ugh!


I guess I'll just put in the same info I did for 2011. What a joke.

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby BKCentral » Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:07 pm

msblaw89 wrote:Incase anyone was wondering...and I know you all are.... I am still with the twelve6mafia


Yeah I got worried that they might have updated me, thank god it didn't happen!

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby woodscommaL » Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:14 pm

BKCentral wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:Incase anyone was wondering...and I know you all are.... I am still with the twelve6mafia


Yeah I got worried that they might have updated me, thank god it didn't happen!


Thank God! I was up all night worried sick that y'all would get updated. Haha twelve6forever
<3

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby jerichosm » Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:19 pm

woodscommaL wrote:
BKCentral wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:Incase anyone was wondering...and I know you all are.... I am still with the twelve6mafia


Yeah I got worried that they might have updated me, thank god it didn't happen!


Thank God! I was up all night worried sick that y'all would get updated. Haha twelve6forever
<3



I've gotten too caught up in this drama -- what the hell did they do with your apps??!

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby 6thbackstreetboy » Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:23 pm

woodscommaL wrote:
BKCentral wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:Incase anyone was wondering...and I know you all are.... I am still with the twelve6mafia


Yeah I got worried that they might have updated me, thank god it didn't happen!


Thank God! I was up all night worried sick that y'all would get updated. Haha twelve6forever
<3

Guys! I've figured out when we're going to be admitted. I can't believe no one noticed until now. Look:

We all know the numbers 12/06. Half of 12 is 6. Get it? So to figure out the date you need to divide 6 in half. So 3. Then divide in half again. 1.5. So 3/01.5, which ends up being noon on March 2. So get ready twelve6, March 2nd is the day. I guarantee it.

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby msblaw89 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:55 pm

6thbackstreetboy wrote:
woodscommaL wrote:
BKCentral wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:Incase anyone was wondering...and I know you all are.... I am still with the twelve6mafia


Yeah I got worried that they might have updated me, thank god it didn't happen!


Thank God! I was up all night worried sick that y'all would get updated. Haha twelve6forever
<3

Guys! I've figured out when we're going to be admitted. I can't believe no one noticed until now. Look:

We all know the numbers 12/06. Half of 12 is 6. Get it? So to figure out the date you need to divide 6 in half. So 3. Then divide in half again. 1.5. So 3/01.5, which ends up being noon on March 2. So get ready twelve6, March 2nd is the day. I guarantee it.


So what is out half life? haha

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby rich_4 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:21 am

I was WL'd last week, but I also just took the Feb. LSAT. Should I wait another two weeks to send a LOCI, so I have my new scores? Or should I send one now and another when I have the scores?

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby 7ate9 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:52 am

What would BU consider as peer schools for scholarship negotiations?

From what I've gathered, I'd say anything on US News from 18 to 27 (18 to 23 more so); however, the collective wisdom is always welcoming.

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby msblaw89 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:00 am

7ate9 wrote:What would BU consider as peer schools for scholarship negotiations?

From what I've gathered, I'd say anything on US News from 18 to 27 (18 to 23 more so); however, the collective wisdom is always welcoming.


I would say nothing lower than 23...unless you get a full ride from BC which is 27

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby Cupidity » Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:04 am

BU doesn't actually "negotiate scholarships," they just don't offer all their money out front. The school will more or less pay what you are worth if you ask for it. It's not like a solid offer from a good school will get them to exceed what LSN suggests you will have.

However, this means the $$ from lesser schools can work, I know someone that leveraged $ from a UF scholarship, and plenty of people use Fordham $. Just put them on notice that you want to attend, but you don't want to pay sticker.

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby 7ate9 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:22 am

Cupidity wrote:BU doesn't actually "negotiate scholarships," they just don't offer all their money out front. The school will more or less pay what you are worth if you ask for it. It's not like a solid offer from a good school will get them to exceed what LSN suggests you will have.

However, this means the $$ from lesser schools can work, I know someone that leveraged $ from a UF scholarship, and plenty of people use Fordham $. Just put them on notice that you want to attend, but you don't want to pay sticker.


At what point did these people inform BU? Did they wait until the March rush, or did they attempt earlier? How does BU determine my "worth?" Do I simply tell them I am worth A, because of X, Y, and Z?

msblaw89 wrote:I would say nothing lower than 23...unless you get a full ride from BC which is 27


I suppose deep down inside, I was thinking that too. Though, I can not imagine that BU will ignore a sizable scholarship offers from the upper-20s.

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby butchcassidy » Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:44 am

FAFSA and Need Access forms filed. Send me some scrilla BU!

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby hartma25 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:46 am

butchcassidy wrote:FAFSA and Need Access forms filed. Send me some scrilla BU!

+ 1 Good luck!

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby eaper » Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:55 pm

hartma25 wrote:
butchcassidy wrote:FAFSA and Need Access forms filed. Send me some scrilla BU!

+ 1 Good luck!

Same here.... Hopefully I'll get a decent amount of aid (still haven't received any merit aid, either=() or else Boston is completely out of the picture.

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby BigBlueLaw » Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:02 pm

ThreeRivers wrote:Question for those who got merit-based scholly offers..

I've heard that Boston waits until all your information is in before making any offers? I am still waiting on some parent information, so I'm hoping maybe that's why I don't have scholarship offer yet. Did all of you have your financial information in as well?

I haven't filled out any financial info yet.

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby zor » Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:06 pm

In via phone call!! Complete dates 1/10, 1/11, 2/3, 2/15.

I really hope I get some scholarship money! It looks like all of you with schollys got them in your packet a week later, right?

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby JDProspect » Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:43 pm

In via phone call!!!
Complete dates: 1/12, 1/23, 2/9, 2/13
Package should be coming in the mail next week. Yay!

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby eaper » Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:50 pm

Man, they are really teases sending me a packet about a prof when I want scholly info...

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby RoseMVP » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:24 pm

Another acceptance via phone today. 1/9, something, something, 2/15, 2/21.

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby Worker and Parasite » Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:03 pm

eaper wrote:Man, they are really teases sending me a packet about a prof when I want scholly info...


I got two packets today, one with that professor packet plus one for the PI Scholly ding.

Just for the record, there are some folks who have not received initial schollys PLUS did not apply for the PI Scholarship correct? Feeling like I missed the boat on some money here




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