BU 2012-2013 Applicants

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby gmp » Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:57 pm

AlanShore wrote:
gmp wrote:I got my acceptance packet in the mail today with scholarship info!

nice. what did you get, if you dont mind?

15K/year. I'm just above one median and below the other. I wasn't really expecting anything from them so it was exciting and might mean there will be some good scholarship offers for others too.

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby timeandspace11 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:00 am

Just looked at my scholarship packet today...$60k. Certainly not bad but I would really like to get it closer to $75k to become a prime option. U Minn gave me $72k but tuition is more expensive so overall costs seemed to be close to equal. I am going to ask BU to match Minnesota.

In other news I was up in Boston for a few days, and my aunt and cousin drove me past the law school building and then around the Allston area. It seemed really cool and lively.

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby ClaireyMary » Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:50 am

Does anyone know if BU negotiates much? If so, any advice as to when is the best time to negotiate? Hope everyone is having/had a nice break!

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby timeandspace11 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:33 am

ClaireyMary wrote:Does anyone know if BU negotiates much? If so, any advice as to when is the best time to negotiate? Hope everyone is having/had a nice break!


http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 22&t=79373

This thread helped me a lot with understanding negotiating for merit aid. Im not sure when exactly is the best time, but I imagine you would want to wait before you have competitive offers from other schools of similar rankings. With fewer appliants this year you may have more leverage tha in previous years.

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby ClaireyMary » Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:49 am

timeandspace11 wrote:
ClaireyMary wrote:Does anyone know if BU negotiates much? If so, any advice as to when is the best time to negotiate? Hope everyone is having/had a nice break!


http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 22&t=79373

This thread helped me a lot with understanding negotiating for merit aid. Im not sure when exactly is the best time, but I imagine you would want to wait before you have competitive offers from other schools of similar rankings. With fewer appliants this year you may have more leverage tha in previous years.



Thank you!

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby scretcher » Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:28 pm

Wow BU! 75k over three years! This was a nice surprise because I'm below their gpa median, at their lsat median, and non-urm. Woo hoo!

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby edwardt1988 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:39 pm

scretcher wrote:Wow BU! 75k over three years! This was a nice surprise because I'm below their gpa median, at their lsat median, and non-urm. Woo hoo!


Nice! Do you think you have any strong softs that helped? I'm wondering because I have 166/ 3.6+ which seem to be close to your numbers, but they only offered me 60K. I want to see if I can negotiate with them

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby ams929 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:42 pm

edwardt1988 wrote:
scretcher wrote:Wow BU! 75k over three years! This was a nice surprise because I'm below their gpa median, at their lsat median, and non-urm. Woo hoo!


Nice! Do you think you have any strong softs that helped? I'm wondering because I have 166/ 3.6+ which seem to be close to your numbers, but they only offered me 60K. I want to see if I can negotiate with them


166, 3.7, stuck at complete since 11/9....and now officially nervous! when did you go complete?

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby Manhattanman » Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:43 pm

How are you guys getting your decisions?

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby edwardt1988 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:45 pm

ams929 wrote:
edwardt1988 wrote:
scretcher wrote:Wow BU! 75k over three years! This was a nice surprise because I'm below their gpa median, at their lsat median, and non-urm. Woo hoo!


Nice! Do you think you have any strong softs that helped? I'm wondering because I have 166/ 3.6+ which seem to be close to your numbers, but they only offered me 60K. I want to see if I can negotiate with them


166, 3.7, stuck at complete since 11/9....and now officially nervous! when did you go complete?


I think all of us admitted RD so far were deferred from ED. So I don't think you should worry too much. I went complete 11/12

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby edwardt1988 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:46 pm

Manhattanman wrote:How are you guys getting your decisions?


Calls.

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby ams929 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:56 pm

edwardt1988 wrote:
ams929 wrote:
edwardt1988 wrote:
scretcher wrote:Wow BU! 75k over three years! This was a nice surprise because I'm below their gpa median, at their lsat median, and non-urm. Woo hoo!


Nice! Do you think you have any strong softs that helped? I'm wondering because I have 166/ 3.6+ which seem to be close to your numbers, but they only offered me 60K. I want to see if I can negotiate with them


166, 3.7, stuck at complete since 11/9....and now officially nervous! when did you go complete?


I think all of us admitted RD so far were deferred from ED. So I don't think you should worry too much. I went complete 11/12


thanks for mentioning that! makes sense!

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby scretcher » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:06 pm

ams929 wrote:
edwardt1988 wrote:
ams929 wrote:
edwardt1988 wrote:
Nice! Do you think you have any strong softs that helped? I'm wondering because I have 166/ 3.6+ which seem to be close to your numbers, but they only offered me 60K. I want to see if I can negotiate with them


166, 3.7, stuck at complete since 11/9....and now officially nervous! when did you go complete?


I think all of us admitted RD so far were deferred from ED. So I don't think you should worry too much. I went complete 11/12


thanks for mentioning that! makes sense!



:arrow: ams929: i was ed to rd also, so don't fret!


:arrow: edwardt1988: the soft factor that i believe helped me most was the improvement i showed over time. during my first two years of undergrad i had a 3.1, but during my last five quarters i held a gpa between 3.93 and 4.1. also during those five quarters i was working 18 hours a week, assisting a grad student with his research, serving as president to club sports team, and had a 3 month internship. i also like to think my personal statement helped a bit (pm me if you want to read it).

as for negotiating more money, i haven't looked into how much boston tends to negotiate, but 5k a year is not a ton of money to a law school. given that, I'd like to think BU wouldn't mind throwing you a bit more cash. good luck :D

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby Granfalloon12 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:53 pm

Went complete again today. Lost track of what time that is (2nd or 3rd I believe)... hope it bodes well but my hopes aren't very high for either BU or BC :( Got into all my other "reach" schools though so ya never know...
Anyone else get an update today?

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby AlanShore » Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:54 pm

updated to today as well! hope it's a good sign!

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby ks2499 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:57 pm

AlanShore wrote:updated to today as well! hope it's a good sign!


Mine updated as well. Maybe we'll hear something this week?

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby Granfalloon12 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:57 pm

AlanShore wrote:updated to today as well! hope it's a good sign!


It looks like last year there were acceptances this week (apparently most schools won't begin admissions decisions until next week?), so that's a good omen.

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby AlanShore » Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:20 pm

ks2499 wrote:
AlanShore wrote:updated to today as well! hope it's a good sign!


Mine updated as well. Maybe we'll hear something this week?

What were your previous updates and #s if you dont mind (or pm me)? After applying and going complete, I had 12/3, 12/7, then today.

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby ks2499 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:26 pm

AlanShore wrote:
ks2499 wrote:
AlanShore wrote:updated to today as well! hope it's a good sign!


Mine updated as well. Maybe we'll hear something this week?

What were your previous updates and #s if you dont mind (or pm me)? After applying and going complete, I had 12/3, 12/7, then today.


This is actually my 4th update. Went complete 11/8, updated 12/3, 12/11, 12/20, 1/2.
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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby AlanShore » Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:27 pm

ks2499 wrote:
AlanShore wrote:
ks2499 wrote:
AlanShore wrote:updated to today as well! hope it's a good sign!


Mine updated as well. Maybe we'll hear something this week?

What were your previous updates and #s if you dont mind (or pm me)? After applying and going complete, I had 12/3, 12/7, then today.


This is actually my 4th update. Went complete 11/8, updated 12/3, 12/11, 12/20, 1/2.

167/3.5

wow! so many. we are pretty much # twins.. keeping my fingers crossed for us!

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby NavyOfficer23 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:41 pm

Granfalloon12 wrote:Went complete again today. Lost track of what time that is (2nd or 3rd I believe)... hope it bodes well but my hopes aren't very high for either BU or BC :( Got into all my other "reach" schools though so ya never know...
Anyone else get an update today?


Updated as complete today too. 2nd or 3rd time I think.

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby AlanShore » Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:45 pm

im so nervous. do these dates even mean anything? the more updates the better?

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby ks2499 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:47 pm

AlanShore wrote:im so nervous. do these dates even mean anything? the more updates the better?


Haha, I hope that's the case! Good luck, #s twin - here's hoping for good news in the near future.

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby JesusChrist » Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:23 pm

I hope this doesn't burst anyone's bubble but I also got updated today and I have a 166/3.3 :(

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby AlanShore » Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:24 pm

JesusChrist wrote:I hope this doesn't burst anyone's bubble but I also got updated today and I have a 166/3.3 :(

good luck! when were your other updates?




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