BU 2012-2013 Applicants

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby abc987 » Tue May 21, 2013 11:24 pm

I received a call earlier today with a decision and scholarship amount (applied late in the cycle - sent 3/14 and complete on 3/21).

Though I grew up in Massachusetts and there is an attraction based on family in the area, finances are an important part of my decision and the offer was not meaningfully competitive with others I've received (which is a nice position to be in). Withdrawn. Hopefully the seat and money go to a TSLer whose first choice is BU.

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby abc987 » Tue May 21, 2013 11:43 pm

JesusChrist wrote:Just got a voicemail from BU saying to call them regarding my WL decision. Does this mean I got in? If so, what are the chances I get a scholarship off of the WL?


I can't see them calling someone on the waitlist, leaving a voicemail saying they made a decision, then having that decision be a ding. With a voicemail saying they'd made a decision, I'd take that as great news.

Assuming you're using the same screen name on LSN as you are here, I think it is possible for you to be offered merit money off the wait list if they are looking to secure their LSAT numbers. I'd be honest with them about what other options you have available, where they fit into your comparison of those options, and -- if it would take a specific threshold on their part to persuade you -- what you had in mind that it would take.

I'm not sure if you're interested in public service, but if you are planning on going that route and the money is a major factor in your decision, I'd also recommend looking at their LRAP (which is quiet solid).

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby rufus&miles » Wed May 22, 2013 1:40 pm

Got a feeler type phone call about the WL today. Seems they are looking to boost their LSAT because my GPA certainly isn't helping any school, however I also go the feeling they aren't looking to buy anyone. When I mentioned my scholarship to BC, they followed up with if the money isn't the same would I still prefer to go to BU...

Good luck everyone!

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby asheemashee » Wed May 22, 2013 1:50 pm

rufus&miles wrote:Got a feeler type phone call about the WL today. Seems they are looking to boost their LSAT because my GPA certainly isn't helping any school, however I also go the feeling they aren't looking to buy anyone. When I mentioned my scholarship to BC, they followed up with if the money isn't the same would I still prefer to go to BU...

Good luck everyone!


So you got a call but no decision?

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby rufus&miles » Wed May 22, 2013 2:16 pm

asheemashee wrote:
rufus&miles wrote:Got a feeler type phone call about the WL today. Seems they are looking to boost their LSAT because my GPA certainly isn't helping any school, however I also go the feeling they aren't looking to buy anyone. When I mentioned my scholarship to BC, they followed up with if the money isn't the same would I still prefer to go to BU...

Good luck everyone!


So you got a call but no decision?


Nope no decision, just a non-committal I will speak with the admissions committee

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby dproduct » Wed May 22, 2013 8:15 pm

Yeah, they did not seem interested in competing with BC FWIW.

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby KarenJBY » Thu May 23, 2013 11:53 pm

Hi all, I decide to attend BU. Since I am from Hong Kong, I don't actually know much about Boston. Do you guys have any advice for housing? I want to live as near as possible to law school. Thank you!

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby LSATNightmares » Tue May 28, 2013 12:27 am

KarenJBY wrote:Hi all, I decide to attend BU. Since I am from Hong Kong, I don't actually know much about Boston. Do you guys have any advice for housing? I want to live as near as possible to law school. Thank you!


There are a number of places within walking distance or a short public transportation ride of the law school, including graduate housing. But I don't know much about it, since I live farther away.

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby rambleon65 » Wed May 29, 2013 12:42 am

dproduct wrote:Yeah, they did not seem interested in competing with BC FWIW.


I'd try again--at first they made a minimal attempt to match BC, but I resent a reconsideration letter within a week or so and they matched it.

Good luck!

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby asheemashee » Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:33 pm

In via phone :lol:

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby cinephile » Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:19 pm

LSATNightmares wrote:
KarenJBY wrote:Hi all, I decide to attend BU. Since I am from Hong Kong, I don't actually know much about Boston. Do you guys have any advice for housing? I want to live as near as possible to law school. Thank you!


There are a number of places within walking distance or a short public transportation ride of the law school, including graduate housing. But I don't know much about it, since I live farther away.


I wouldn't call the public transit short by any means. I live either a 40-45 minute walk from school or a 30 minute T ride. There is no reason that public transit should take almost as long as walking, and yet it does because the B line is awful. True story: last year I lived a half hour walk from school and it was also a half hour ride on the T. You can't win with the MBTA.

That being said, there is some graduate housing right near Kenmore Square (near the school and actually in a nice area near regular non-student people). But you have to visit in person (if not you, you need to send a friend to see the apartment), they won't lease it to you sight unseen. You can find a regular non-school apartment near Kenmore too, but it'll be pricey.

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby RedGiant » Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:41 am

cinephile wrote:
LSATNightmares wrote:
KarenJBY wrote:Hi all, I decide to attend BU. Since I am from Hong Kong, I don't actually know much about Boston. Do you guys have any advice for housing? I want to live as near as possible to law school. Thank you!


There are a number of places within walking distance or a short public transportation ride of the law school, including graduate housing. But I don't know much about it, since I live farther away.


I wouldn't call the public transit short by any means. I live either a 40-45 minute walk from school or a 30 minute T ride. There is no reason that public transit should take almost as long as walking, and yet it does because the B line is awful. True story: last year I lived a half hour walk from school and it was also a half hour ride on the T. You can't win with the MBTA.

That being said, there is some graduate housing right near Kenmore Square (near the school and actually in a nice area near regular non-student people). But you have to visit in person (if not you, you need to send a friend to see the apartment), they won't lease it to you sight unseen. You can find a regular non-school apartment near Kenmore too, but it'll be pricey.


Cinephile--Question. The BU-owned housing says NO SUBLETTING. Is this enforceable? I mean, do you know people who summered elsewhere and didn't have to eat three months of summer rent? Would appreciate any insight. Thanks!

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby cinephile » Tue Jun 04, 2013 4:39 pm

RedGiant wrote:
cinephile wrote:
LSATNightmares wrote:
KarenJBY wrote:Hi all, I decide to attend BU. Since I am from Hong Kong, I don't actually know much about Boston. Do you guys have any advice for housing? I want to live as near as possible to law school. Thank you!


There are a number of places within walking distance or a short public transportation ride of the law school, including graduate housing. But I don't know much about it, since I live farther away.


I wouldn't call the public transit short by any means. I live either a 40-45 minute walk from school or a 30 minute T ride. There is no reason that public transit should take almost as long as walking, and yet it does because the B line is awful. True story: last year I lived a half hour walk from school and it was also a half hour ride on the T. You can't win with the MBTA.

That being said, there is some graduate housing right near Kenmore Square (near the school and actually in a nice area near regular non-student people). But you have to visit in person (if not you, you need to send a friend to see the apartment), they won't lease it to you sight unseen. You can find a regular non-school apartment near Kenmore too, but it'll be pricey.


Cinephile--Question. The BU-owned housing says NO SUBLETTING. Is this enforceable? I mean, do you know people who summered elsewhere and didn't have to eat three months of summer rent? Would appreciate any insight. Thanks!


I don't live in BU housing, but of the people I know who have, none of them even tried to sublet. You don't want to mess up your housing situation. 3 months paying double rent is tough, but I personally wouldn't risk it (I'm super risk averse, though).

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby JuniperCreekEsq » Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:14 pm

smmaddox14 wrote:I'm on the BU waitlist as well... Have not heard any updates. If anyone has any information it would be appreciated, I'm on the edge of my seat over here!



Checking in. +1

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby km0828 » Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:24 pm

Did all my fellow WL'ers get the update email?

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby JuniperCreekEsq » Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:57 pm

km0828 wrote:Did all my fellow WL'ers get the update email?


Yep. Thinking of how to proceed...

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby Torque » Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:21 pm

Anyone hear of any movement (besides the email update), either acceptances or being let off the waitlist?

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby JuniperCreekEsq » Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:20 pm

Torque wrote:Anyone hear of any movement (besides the email update), either acceptances or being let off the waitlist?


Negative. This thread has relatively little action. Wondering if I should make a BU WL thread...

Any movement, anyone? Beuller?

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby edwardt1988 » Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:44 pm

Hey guys,

I paid both deposits to BU, but I'll be withdrawing from BU tonight after receiving my LSAT score for June. GL all! 25K/yr and a spot. Hope one of you gets it

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby JuniperCreekEsq » Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:57 am

Has anyone received any updates? Any releases or admits?

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby Torque » Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:50 pm

Bump. Anyone admitted/released off the waitlist lately?

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby JuniperCreekEsq » Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:32 pm

Torque wrote:Bump. Anyone admitted/released off the waitlist lately?

Silence :(

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby edwardt1988 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 1:22 pm

FWIW, I got a call on Tuesday about going with a full scholarship. This is after I originally planned to go, but then later withdrew. So they might still have open slots




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