BU 2012-2013 Applicants

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby AlanShore » Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:45 pm

dproduct wrote:
AlanShore wrote:IN JUST NOW! so happy!


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LOL. love liz lemon!

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby skri65 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:05 pm

Just got an update to my application. Not expecting an acceptance but progress is progress.

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby pedestrian » Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:07 pm

skri65 wrote:Just got an update to my application. Not expecting an acceptance but progress is progress.


Updated as well. First movement since early December.

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby ashockofpink » Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:14 pm

Sorry if this was mentioned earlier back but was scholarship information included with everyone's acceptance package?

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby muskies970 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:20 pm

AlanShore wrote:IN JUST NOW! so happy!


Congratulations!!!! I'm so happy for you!

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby ks2499 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:21 pm

ashockofpink wrote:Sorry if this was mentioned earlier back but was scholarship information included with everyone's acceptance package?


That's my understanding, and also the reason I'm so antsy to get home today!

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby ashockofpink » Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:23 pm

ks2499 wrote:
ashockofpink wrote:Sorry if this was mentioned earlier back but was scholarship information included with everyone's acceptance package?


That's my understanding, and also the reason I'm so antsy to get home today!


Bah! Checking on LSN it shows people with lower numbers than me (or around me) getting about 25k/year, but mine includes no information... I'm not sure if it would be too forward to call the office and ask. There was a nice handwritten message at the bottom of the letter that made me happy but I honestly wouldn't go to BU without any kind of scholly since I already have some pretty sweet deals from some other schools. Guess I'll wait & see. Hope you get some good news!!!

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby JesusChrist » Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:24 pm

Oh crap! Just got the 1/7 update. My previous one was 1/2. I hope this bodes well for me. BU is one of my top choice schools.

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby ashockofpink » Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:25 pm

JesusChrist wrote:Oh crap! Just got the 1/7 update. My previous one was 1/2. I hope this bodes well for me. BU is one of my top choice schools.


Good luck :D

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby AlanShore » Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:31 pm

JesusChrist wrote:Oh crap! Just got the 1/7 update. My previous one was 1/2. I hope this bodes well for me. BU is one of my top choice schools.

Woo! You're up next!

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby JesusChrist » Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:33 pm

ashockofpink wrote:
JesusChrist wrote:Oh crap! Just got the 1/7 update. My previous one was 1/2. I hope this bodes well for me. BU is one of my top choice schools.


Good luck :D


Thanks. Although now that it is now past 5pm in Boston I probably shouldn't be expecting a phone call.

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby timeandspace11 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:15 pm

ashockofpink wrote:
ks2499 wrote:
ashockofpink wrote:Sorry if this was mentioned earlier back but was scholarship information included with everyone's acceptance package?


That's my understanding, and also the reason I'm so antsy to get home today!


Bah! Checking on LSN it shows people with lower numbers than me (or around me) getting about 25k/year, but mine includes no information... I'm not sure if it would be too forward to call the office and ask. There was a nice handwritten message at the bottom of the letter that made me happy but I honestly wouldn't go to BU without any kind of scholly since I already have some pretty sweet deals from some other schools. Guess I'll wait & see. Hope you get some good news!!!


I heard BU doesnt always give scholly info with acceptance packet but may do so later in the cycle. I would certainly not hesitate to write an email. Show them your other offers, and state how it is a serious contender for you but financial aid will play a huge role in where you attend.

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby Ramius » Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:16 pm

AlanShore wrote:
matthewsean85 wrote:Just got the call too. Guess the new year doesn't only bring bad news :)

congrats! when was your last update?


Updated 1/2 and then again today 1/7. They said it'll be a couple days until I get the acceptance package.

Congrats to all the new admits!

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby stillwater » Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:29 pm

timeandspace11 wrote:
ashockofpink wrote:
ks2499 wrote:
ashockofpink wrote:Sorry if this was mentioned earlier back but was scholarship information included with everyone's acceptance package?


That's my understanding, and also the reason I'm so antsy to get home today!


Bah! Checking on LSN it shows people with lower numbers than me (or around me) getting about 25k/year, but mine includes no information... I'm not sure if it would be too forward to call the office and ask. There was a nice handwritten message at the bottom of the letter that made me happy but I honestly wouldn't go to BU without any kind of scholly since I already have some pretty sweet deals from some other schools. Guess I'll wait & see. Hope you get some good news!!!


I heard BU doesnt always give scholly info with acceptance packet but may do so later in the cycle. I would certainly not hesitate to write an email. Show them your other offers, and state how it is a serious contender for you but financial aid will play a huge role in where you attend.


Just from prior experience. In-market offers from peer schools are going to have the most leverage. If you got into BC and have scholarship offers from them, use that as the starting point. You'll have more leverage there. Lacking that, use any peer school but it may be less effective.

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby AlanShore » Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:36 pm

djlmjs22 wrote:Did people accepted today have more than 3 updates generally?

Yes most had 4 but some had 3

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby AlanShore » Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:37 pm

muskies970 wrote:
AlanShore wrote:IN JUST NOW! so happy!


Congratulations!!!! I'm so happy for you!

Thanks, muskie. :)

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby venus » Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:37 pm

Congrats new admits! :)

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby Easy-E » Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:55 pm

Still haven't heard a thing from BU. Last update was 1/2.

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby emly » Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:04 pm

AlanShore wrote:IN JUST NOW! so happy!


congrats!!

Are there any ED deferrals who are still waiting?

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby ks2499 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:05 pm

ashockofpink wrote:
ks2499 wrote:
ashockofpink wrote:Sorry if this was mentioned earlier back but was scholarship information included with everyone's acceptance package?


That's my understanding, and also the reason I'm so antsy to get home today!


Bah! Checking on LSN it shows people with lower numbers than me (or around me) getting about 25k/year, but mine includes no information... I'm not sure if it would be too forward to call the office and ask. There was a nice handwritten message at the bottom of the letter that made me happy but I honestly wouldn't go to BU without any kind of scholly since I already have some pretty sweet deals from some other schools. Guess I'll wait & see. Hope you get some good news!!!


I did get my offer with my packet. $45K over three years. BU was a top choice but I could never attend on so little. I'm pretty upset. (Edit: don't mean to sound like a jerk - I'm grateful for what I got, but I've dealt with a lot of student debt before and would like to avoid that this time around).

I can't imagine why you didn't get anything though. You're #s are better than mine - I can only assume they think you'll go elsewhere?

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby AlanShore » Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:13 pm

Skri-- maybe you can negotiate for more? do you have any better offers that you can leverage?

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby JohnMarshall17 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:16 pm

timeandspace11 wrote:
ashockofpink wrote:
ks2499 wrote:
ashockofpink wrote:Sorry if this was mentioned earlier back but was scholarship information included with everyone's acceptance package?


That's my understanding, and also the reason I'm so antsy to get home today!


Bah! Checking on LSN it shows people with lower numbers than me (or around me) getting about 25k/year, but mine includes no information... I'm not sure if it would be too forward to call the office and ask. There was a nice handwritten message at the bottom of the letter that made me happy but I honestly wouldn't go to BU without any kind of scholly since I already have some pretty sweet deals from some other schools. Guess I'll wait & see. Hope you get some good news!!!


I heard BU doesnt always give scholly info with acceptance packet but may do so later in the cycle. I would certainly not hesitate to write an email. Show them your other offers, and state how it is a serious contender for you but financial aid will play a huge role in where you attend.


I got the packet today with 75k, which I think is the maximum amount they give to RD applicants. So I guess they don't always low ball. Also, congratulations AlanShore!!!! I know how badly you wanted to get in, so I'm super happy for you. Best of luck to everyone else!

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby swordking90 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:37 pm

JohnMarshall17 wrote:
I got the packet today with 75k, which I think is the maximum amount they give to RD applicants. So I guess they don't always low ball. Also, congratulations AlanShore!!!! I know how badly you wanted to get in, so I'm super happy for you. Best of luck to everyone else!


JohnMarshal17 is the $75,000 a hard cap as a rule? I got the same offer from BU. Judging from Law School Numbers, Venus got a $90,000 merit scholarship; I'm wondering when we can start negotiating with the ad com for more money...

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby ks2499 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:43 pm

AlanShore wrote:Skri-- maybe you can negotiate for more? do you have any better offers that you can leverage?


I intend to try, but isn't BU not super open to negotiation? Hopefully this down cycle will make them a bit more open to the idea...




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