BU 2012-2013 Applicants

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AlanShore
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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby AlanShore » Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:10 pm

when's the appropriate time to try to negotiate scholarships? end of feb/march?

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby Greyhound42 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:14 pm

AlanShore wrote:when's the appropriate time to try to negotiate scholarships? end of feb/march?


I'm not sure what constitutes "appropriate" but FWIW I've already gotten most of my offers (not from BU, as I only got in yesterday) and have had success negotiating a few of them.

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby ks2499 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:21 pm

AlanShore wrote:when's the appropriate time to try to negotiate scholarships? end of feb/march?


I would have tried negotiating already if I weren't still waiting on scholarships from BC and WUSTL to use as leverage. If you have your offers already, go for it! I can't help thinking that earlier is better since they probably have some money left at this point and they haven't been approached by hoards of people looking to up their offers yet.

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby AMilfordMan » Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:48 pm

AlanShore wrote:when's the appropriate time to try to negotiate scholarships? end of feb/march?


I'm waiting on SO MUCH scholarship info still. I just want to start trying for more already!

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby icanbeohyes » Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:28 pm

JesusChrist wrote:Since there're people who submitted later than me and have gotten in, does this mean I should expect a ding soon? Or was Nov applications all just grouped together. I submitted ~Nov 15. I'm seeing late Nov and even Dec applicants get phone calls.



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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby AlanShore » Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:34 pm

hmm i may wait to see if i get into BC first before negotiating scholly. if i get dinged, ill start. if i get in, i guess ill wait for any potential BC $$

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby danitt » Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:48 pm

I went complete 9/13 and there has never been an update or any inclination that my app is even in a pile. I'm thinking waitlist or rejection, which would be hilarious given my cycle thus far.

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby Xs20 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:51 pm

Sorry, haven't been following this thread closely, but does BU offer a travel stipend for people who want to visit?

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby timeandspace11 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:11 pm

Xs20 wrote:Sorry, haven't been following this thread closely, but does BU offer a travel stipend for people who want to visit?


I believe they do.

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby mh33 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:16 pm

For any recent admits who have already received their packet in the mail: What mention was there of scholarships? Obviously, BU has already been giving out money, so I am hoping that they won't be making us wait months before hearing at this stage in the cycle.

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby dproduct » Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:37 pm

timeandspace11 wrote:
Xs20 wrote:Sorry, haven't been following this thread closely, but does BU offer a travel stipend for people who want to visit?


I believe they do.


Yeah, ASW mentioned $200 for travel purposes only. But they said to contact them in advance as there is a limited amount.

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby AlanShore » Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:16 pm

dproduct wrote:
timeandspace11 wrote:
Xs20 wrote:Sorry, haven't been following this thread closely, but does BU offer a travel stipend for people who want to visit?


I believe they do.


Yeah, ASW mentioned $200 for travel purposes only. But they said to contact them in advance as there is a limited amount.

ok so wait is their ASW really only a day? i saw the students reception then another admitted students thing and i'm confused which one is the ASW.

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby LSATNightmares » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:54 am

Xs20 wrote:Is it just me or does the BU Law building kind of look like a housing project?


I think more like a dungeon. But they're doing major construction and renovations that should hopefully be done by the time you graduate.

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby skri65 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:00 am

BU, you are the only school left for me to hear from. Just send out the rejections already so I can move on.

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby AlanShore » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:29 pm

djlmjs22 wrote:
AlanShore wrote:hmm i may wait to see if i get into BC first before negotiating scholly. if i get dinged, ill start. if i get in, i guess ill wait for any potential BC $$



I've only had one update from BC and it was 1/18, so I feel like I won't hear from them anytime soon. How important is BC as leverage? I have a fair amount of money from a (slightly) higher ranked school, could that help?

a slightly higher ranked school is good but anecdotally, i have heard that BU will compete hard with BC and vice versa... harder than other peer schools

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby icanbeohyes » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:39 pm

skri65 wrote:BU, you are the only school left for me to hear from. Just send out the rejections already so I can move on.


+1

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby AlanShore » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:39 pm

djlmjs22 wrote:
AlanShore wrote:
djlmjs22 wrote:
AlanShore wrote:hmm i may wait to see if i get into BC first before negotiating scholly. if i get dinged, ill start. if i get in, i guess ill wait for any potential BC $$



I've only had one update from BC and it was 1/18, so I feel like I won't hear from them anytime soon. How important is BC as leverage? I have a fair amount of money from a (slightly) higher ranked school, could that help?

a slightly higher ranked school is good but anecdotally, i have heard that BU will compete hard with BC and vice versa... harder than other peer schools


Meh. I'm worried BC will take another month or two

i hear you! im waiting on bc..

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby dproduct » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:48 pm

For those accepted, how long did it take to receive admissions packet/scholarship info? I know I'm being annoying but I'm really excited :D

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby ks2499 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:50 pm

dproduct wrote:For those accepted, how long did it take to receive admissions packet/scholarship info? I know I'm being annoying but I'm really excited :D


As you should be! Congrats! Took 4 days to receive mine.

Edit: I'm in NYC, if that helps give you an idea.
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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby dproduct » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:52 pm

ks2499 wrote:
dproduct wrote:For those accepted, how long did it take to receive admissions packet/scholarship info? I know I'm being annoying but I'm really excited :D


As you should be! Congrats! Took 4 days to receive mine.


TYTY

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby AlanShore » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:52 pm

dproduct wrote:For those accepted, how long did it take to receive admissions packet/scholarship info? I know I'm being annoying but I'm really excited :D

hehe congrats! took me only 1 or 2 days max but i live only a several miles away!

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby RetakeFrenzy » Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:18 pm

dproduct wrote:For those accepted, how long did it take to receive admissions packet/scholarship info? I know I'm being annoying but I'm really excited :D


Congrats! :D

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Re: BU 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby sergiokun16 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:20 pm

No movement since going complete 11/30...probably not a very good sign :/




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