Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby eaper » Tue Dec 27, 2011 1:11 am

cstan wrote:
Cupidity wrote:
InGoodFaith wrote:Received my packet in the mail with a nice handwritten note about my PS from the admissions dean, made me feel special. No scholly info in it though. Am I screwed? :?


Negotiate.


how exactly does one negotiate? call? email?


viewtopic.php?f=22&t=79373
Easy guide for that right here.

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby msblaw89 » Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:58 pm

Wondering if I have been WLed at BU... still at 12/06 with nothing

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby AmoryB » Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:02 pm

Also stuck at 12/06. I wouldn't worry too much yet though.

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby ColumbiaChamp » Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:01 pm

AmoryB wrote:Also stuck at 12/06. I wouldn't worry too much yet though.


But I'm worried doeee.

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby butchcassidy » Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:36 pm

Got my admit packet today. No scholarship offer mentioned, it just says: "A student may be offered a merit scholarship at the time of admission or at any time later in the admissions season."

For people that have already received there packet, what's the next step in trying to secure scholly money? Call the financial aid office?

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby landla » Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:54 pm

butchcassidy wrote:Got my admit packet today. No scholarship offer mentioned, it just says: "A student may be offered a merit scholarship at the time of admission or at any time later in the admissions season."

For people that have already received there packet, what's the next step in trying to secure scholly money? Call the financial aid office?


I'm still waiting for my packet... which seems odd to me, since I'm in MA. I suppose it makes sense because of the holiday, but I'd like to get it before I leave for vacation! :)

In regards to your question, I personally would wait to see what they offer you for scholarship and negotiate from that point. (One of the first rules of negotiating is to make the other side give the first offer. The most basic of reasons for this is to avoid over/under shooting your position.) If they haven't offered anything in another month or so (maybe mid-Feb.), call to see if/when they will and negotiate from there.

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby cstan » Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:24 am

wait so are we thinking that if a scholarship is not offered in the initial acceptance package one will not be offered later? That seems so arbitrary because people with all sorts of numbers are getting scholarship money according to LSN...Def wait another month and then send an email, I know that is what I will be doing!

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby mijenks » Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:34 am

cstan wrote:wait so are we thinking that if a scholarship is not offered in the initial acceptance package one will not be offered later? That seems so arbitrary because people with all sorts of numbers are getting scholarship money according to LSN...Def wait another month and then send an email, I know that is what I will be doing!

No that is not what we are thinking. My scholarship offer came a few days after my initial packet.

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby landla » Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:50 am

mijenks wrote:
cstan wrote:wait so are we thinking that if a scholarship is not offered in the initial acceptance package one will not be offered later? That seems so arbitrary because people with all sorts of numbers are getting scholarship money according to LSN...Def wait another month and then send an email, I know that is what I will be doing!

No that is not what we are thinking. My scholarship offer came a few days after my initial packet.


Correct. BU offers scholarship throughout, which is why I suggested waiting previously. I only added contacting the school if you hadn't heard anything after a bit of time, say a month or two, to ensure that you were in negotiations before the scholarship money ran dry.

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby cstan » Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:04 am

oh thank god. thanks guys :)

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby horrorbusiness » Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:35 pm

got my admittance packet today. it contained a handwritten note, and a 35k/yr scholly :mrgreen:

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby msblaw89 » Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:21 pm

horrorbusiness wrote:got my admittance packet today. it contained a handwritten note, and a 35k/yr scholly :mrgreen:

Did you get an email first?

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby horrorbusiness » Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:23 pm

msblaw89 wrote:
horrorbusiness wrote:got my admittance packet today. it contained a handwritten note, and a 35k/yr scholly :mrgreen:

Did you get an email first?


yeah, admitted via email 12/21

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby confusedlaw » Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:38 pm

im stuck at 12/21 nervous

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby msblaw89 » Fri Dec 30, 2011 4:09 pm

confusedlaw wrote:im stuck at 12/21 nervous

I'm at 12/06

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby unitedfrutopia » Fri Dec 30, 2011 6:50 pm

have there been any status updates since 12/22?

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby oaken » Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:09 pm

tag, stuck at 12/13

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby lrslayer » Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:36 pm

oaken wrote:tag, stuck at 12/13

+1

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby ScoutFinch » Sat Dec 31, 2011 8:32 pm

I'm at 12/16, but I applied at the beginning of December, so I can't really complain :roll:

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby cstan » Sun Jan 01, 2012 4:44 pm

got my acceptance packet, but no scholarship :(

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby gatorapplicant » Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:11 am

msblaw89 wrote:
confusedlaw wrote:im stuck at 12/21 nervous

I'm at 12/06


+1, sigh

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby Virgil777 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:12 pm

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby cactuarX3 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:32 pm

Just got a third "complete" status update today (1/3) after two previous "completes" (12/15 and 12/21). Anyone know if that means anything?
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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby mooseman2216 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:34 pm

updated to 1/3 today. previously 12/13 and my initial complete at 11/11ish

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Re: Boston University c/o 2015 Applicants

Postby dudebrahdude » Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:35 pm

status updated today 1/3 .... oy vey




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