BU 2012-2013 Applicants

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Greyhound42
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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby Greyhound42 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:13 pm

ks2499 wrote:
Jarndyce&Jarndyce wrote:So here's a question--I'm in at BU with no scholarship (a little surprising), and also at Baylor with 133k Scholarship (those are the only two schools i've heard back from). I suppose this is the age old, sticker at a T1 versus Full-ride+stipend at a T2. I'm curious for some input.


Frankly, I have no clue how they'd react, but I definitely think it's worth a try! I think they'd understand that it's hard to turn down a full ride anywhere for sticker...

On a related note - I negotiated with BU and BC once already and would like to bring my new offer from BC back to BU to see if they'll match since I'm leaning more toward BU at this point. Is it ok to go back and try to negotiate a second time like this? It feels obnoxious, but I'm really looking to minimize debt.


Some of the posters in this thread viewtopic.php?f=7&t=27221 advocate strongly for a negotiating strategy that calls for asking a second time for a reconsideration. I was successful at the one place I tried this at (though a T2 school), so I think it's definitely worth a try!
I know what you mean though - it made me a little uncomfortable to ask again when I was thankful that they negotiated once.

Personally I'm still waiting to hear back on my first scholly from BU, fingers crossed!

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby b123 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:20 pm

BU doesn't offer travel reimbursement, correct?

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby ks2499 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:31 pm

Greyhound42 wrote:Some of the posters in this thread viewtopic.php?f=7&t=27221 advocate strongly for a negotiating strategy that calls for asking a second time for a reconsideration. I was successful at the one place I tried this at (though a T2 school), so I think it's definitely worth a try!
I know what you mean though - it made me a little uncomfortable to ask again when I was thankful that they negotiated once.

Personally I'm still waiting to hear back on my first scholly from BU, fingers crossed!


Very helpful, thank you. I hope you hear from them soon! Good luck!

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby Greyhound42 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:25 pm

ks2499 wrote:
Greyhound42 wrote:Some of the posters in this thread viewtopic.php?f=7&t=27221 advocate strongly for a negotiating strategy that calls for asking a second time for a reconsideration. I was successful at the one place I tried this at (though a T2 school), so I think it's definitely worth a try!
I know what you mean though - it made me a little uncomfortable to ask again when I was thankful that they negotiated once.

Personally I'm still waiting to hear back on my first scholly from BU, fingers crossed!


Very helpful, thank you. I hope you hear from them soon! Good luck!


Haha thanks for the well wishes, but after waiting weeks within 20min. of this message the Admissions Office notified me that they can't offer me any merit aid :(
Looks like I'll be withdrawing - BU at sticker sounds a bit absurd - but good luck everyone else!

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby PrematurelyGrey » Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:48 pm

b123 wrote:BU doesn't offer travel reimbursement, correct?


Yeah, yeah do.

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby nba101790 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:00 am

Third completion date last night. Is this a sign of an imminent decision?

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby boblawlob » Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:45 pm

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby meggomyeggo » Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:52 pm

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PRgradBYU wrote:
luxurylawyer wrote:Ha! Waitlisted. Five updates. Had no interest in attending, but damn.


You got wait-listed with a 169? Geez. BU is cold.


Ice cold. Oh well. Life goes on.


I also got waitlisted with a 169. =( I really wanted to go to BU.

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby question7 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:09 pm

when did you get waitlisted? email notification? did status change from completed before you were notified?

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby nba101790 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:48 pm

Waitlisted and withdrawn.

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby nedzilla » Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:04 pm

question7 wrote:when did you get waitlisted? email notification? did status change from completed before you were notified?


emailed.

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby PRgradBYU » Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:55 pm

Well it was worth the long wait... received a $40k/yr. scholarship via email today! :D Makes my decision that much harder.

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby RetakeFrenzy » Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:25 pm

PRgradBYU wrote:Well it was worth the long wait... received a $40k/yr. scholarship via email today! :D Makes my decision that much harder.


WOW :shock: Congrats! That pretty much sealed the deal, huh? :mrgreen:

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby PRgradBYU » Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:37 pm

RetakeFrenzy wrote:
PRgradBYU wrote:Well it was worth the long wait... received a $40k/yr. scholarship via email today! :D Makes my decision that much harder.


WOW :shock: Congrats! That pretty much sealed the deal, huh? :mrgreen:


Thank you! I've got a feeling that's the best offer I'm gonna receive this cycle. BU just moved to the top of my list for the time being, that's for sure.

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby RetakeFrenzy » Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:41 pm

PRgradBYU wrote:
RetakeFrenzy wrote:
PRgradBYU wrote:Well it was worth the long wait... received a $40k/yr. scholarship via email today! :D Makes my decision that much harder.


WOW :shock: Congrats! That pretty much sealed the deal, huh? :mrgreen:


Thank you! I've got a feeling that's the best offer I'm gonna receive this cycle. BU just moved to the top of my list for the time being, that's for sure.


Oh I just checked your LSN profile. You got so many great options :!:

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby thatgumyoulike » Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:20 pm

I've been at "Application Complete" since mid February, but the date changed to 4/4 today (same status, though) and my Country of Citizenship says "USA" now. Pretty sure it didn't before, and I know at some other schools (e.g. Georgetown) this is a sign that you have been admitted. Thoughts?

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby abc987 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:58 pm

thatgumyoulike wrote:I've been at "Application Complete" since mid February, but the date changed to 4/4 today (same status, though) and my Country of Citizenship says "USA" now. Pretty sure it didn't before, and I know at some other schools (e.g. Georgetown) this is a sign that you have been admitted. Thoughts?


I'm following the Georgetown discussion as well, also had a date change to 4/4 with citizenship noted in the status checker, and was wondering the same thing: is having citizenship added to the status checker a precursor to acceptance for BU? Can anyone on the wait list let us know if your citizenship is showing in status check?

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby Hnin26 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:03 am

Checking in. Late applicant, became complete 4/3. I imagine I won't be getting a reply any time soon.....*fingers crossed*

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby boblawlob » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:26 am

abc987 wrote:
thatgumyoulike wrote:I've been at "Application Complete" since mid February, but the date changed to 4/4 today (same status, though) and my Country of Citizenship says "USA" now. Pretty sure it didn't before, and I know at some other schools (e.g. Georgetown) this is a sign that you have been admitted. Thoughts?


I'm following the Georgetown discussion as well, also had a date change to 4/4 with citizenship noted in the status checker, and was wondering the same thing: is having citizenship added to the status checker a precursor to acceptance for BU? Can anyone on the wait list let us know if your citizenship is showing in status check?

Yes, my citizenship shows. And I am WL.

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby abc987 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:24 pm

boblawlob wrote:
abc987 wrote:
thatgumyoulike wrote:I've been at "Application Complete" since mid February, but the date changed to 4/4 today (same status, though) and my Country of Citizenship says "USA" now. Pretty sure it didn't before, and I know at some other schools (e.g. Georgetown) this is a sign that you have been admitted. Thoughts?


I'm following the Georgetown discussion as well, also had a date change to 4/4 with citizenship noted in the status checker, and was wondering the same thing: is having citizenship added to the status checker a precursor to acceptance for BU? Can anyone on the wait list let us know if your citizenship is showing in status check?

Yes, my citizenship shows. And I am WL.


Thanks for the information. At least we know not to read too much into the tea leaves now. :-)

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby doll9322 » Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:23 pm

Got accepted with a 155 and 3.75 :/ negotiating more scholarships.

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby meggomyeggo » Sat Apr 06, 2013 5:58 pm

doll9322 wrote:Got accepted with a 155 and 3.75 :/ negotiating more scholarships.


Congrats to you, really.

But JEEZ BU I'm kinda insulted. You're admitting 155s and waitlist me with 169? I dont get it.

But Congrats to you!

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby Homelandsagreatshow » Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:02 pm

doll9322 wrote:Got accepted with a 155 and 3.75 :/ negotiating more scholarships.


a 155? really? wow. congrats!...but wow.

(already in btw)

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby question7 » Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:21 pm

doll... you must have rocked your application - good for you and good for Bu to look beyond numbers!!!!
I still wait a decision from BU with a 167...honestly, it's nice to see they looked at the complete application but I would like a decision!!!!!

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby Greyhound42 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:24 pm

Just withdrew my application, good luck to everyone else!




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