Boston University c/o 2017 (2013-14 admissions cycle)

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Re: Boston University c/o 2017 (2013-14 admissions cycle)

Postby TheHarveySpecter » Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:15 pm

checking in. applied 12/1.

3.19 and 159. definitely a large reach but i think i'm strong in all other areas.

w/o significant financial aid the debt might not be worth it given potential offers from less competitive schools. looking to stay in boston and benefit from professional network.

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Re: Boston University c/o 2017 (2013-14 admissions cycle)

Postby kmiller » Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:45 pm

Just had my second date change! Complete late Sept. Date change on 11/14 and then again today.

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Re: Boston University c/o 2017 (2013-14 admissions cycle)

Postby ltrego » Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:28 pm

Applied 12.2.

165/3.57

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Re: Boston University c/o 2017 (2013-14 admissions cycle)

Postby orangec90 » Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:20 am

kmiller wrote:Just had my second date change! Complete late Sept. Date change on 11/14 and then again today.


Had my second date change yesterday too! Applied in early October with first date change mid-November. Median LSAT & GPA.

Do we know when decisions were released last year?

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Re: Boston University c/o 2017 (2013-14 admissions cycle)

Postby stillwaiting24 » Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:29 pm

orangec90 wrote:
kmiller wrote:Just had my second date change! Complete late Sept. Date change on 11/14 and then again today.


Had my second date change yesterday too! Applied in early October with first date change mid-November. Median LSAT & GPA.

Do we know when decisions were released last year?



I think that ED decisions started coming out around the 18th or so, but regular decisions didn't come out until January at the earliest (feel free to correct me if I'm wrong)

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Re: Boston University c/o 2017 (2013-14 admissions cycle)

Postby maplecai » Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:40 am

Got an interview invitation :shock: . Anyone with me?

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Re: Boston University c/o 2017 (2013-14 admissions cycle)

Postby bombaysippin » Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:59 am

Weird, didn't even know BU did interviews. If you don't mind would you share your numbers either here or PM?

Without knowing them, I would think it could be a couple things.
1) YP
2) Borderline numbers or less so you're really special and they want to take a chance on you (getting to know you more if you're worth it for BU)
3) Clarification on something on your app maybe c&f issues if you have any.

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Re: Boston University c/o 2017 (2013-14 admissions cycle)

Postby pompoms » Fri Dec 06, 2013 3:24 pm

Third complete today!

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Re: Boston University c/o 2017 (2013-14 admissions cycle)

Postby 0913djp » Fri Dec 06, 2013 3:54 pm

Complete a third time as well.

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Re: Boston University c/o 2017 (2013-14 admissions cycle)

Postby Babum » Fri Dec 06, 2013 4:41 pm

maplecai wrote:Got an interview invitation :shock: . Anyone with me?


I also got one, who knows what it means.

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Re: Boston University c/o 2017 (2013-14 admissions cycle)

Postby theoutpostmhs » Fri Dec 06, 2013 5:06 pm

Got a request to submit my fall grades. I have a 3.73/170. Pretty confused what this means

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Re: Boston University c/o 2017 (2013-14 admissions cycle)

Postby altoid99 » Fri Dec 06, 2013 5:08 pm

Does anyone know when BU usually releases its first decisions?

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Re: Boston University c/o 2017 (2013-14 admissions cycle)

Postby 04102014 » Fri Dec 06, 2013 5:09 pm

theoutpostmhs wrote:Got a request to submit my fall grades. I have a 3.73/170. Pretty confused what this means


Lol at BU overestimating their place in the law-school world.

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Re: Boston University c/o 2017 (2013-14 admissions cycle)

Postby McAvoy » Fri Dec 06, 2013 5:25 pm

ohpobrecito wrote:
theoutpostmhs wrote:Got a request to submit my fall grades. I have a 3.73/170. Pretty confused what this means


Lol at BU overestimating their place in the law-school world.


:lol: Yeah.. and apparently interviewing people, too? Who has time for that?

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Re: Boston University c/o 2017 (2013-14 admissions cycle)

Postby Babum » Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:54 pm

Will_McAvoy wrote:
ohpobrecito wrote:
theoutpostmhs wrote:Got a request to submit my fall grades. I have a 3.73/170. Pretty confused what this means


Lol at BU overestimating their place in the law-school world.


:lol: Yeah.. and apparently interviewing people, too? Who has time for that?


hehe, I actually prefer being interviewed. Might this be some sort of YP?

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Re: Boston University c/o 2017 (2013-14 admissions cycle)

Postby maplecai » Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:49 pm

Bajam wrote:Weird, didn't even know BU did interviews. If you don't mind would you share your numbers either here or PM?

Without knowing them, I would think it could be a couple things.
1) YP
2) Borderline numbers or less so you're really special and they want to take a chance on you (getting to know you more if you're worth it for BU)
3) Clarification on something on your app maybe c&f issues if you have any.



I have their median LSAT and GPA. But I'm an international applicant. Guess they interview to check if I can speak proper English?

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Re: Boston University c/o 2017 (2013-14 admissions cycle)

Postby Babum » Sat Dec 07, 2013 7:08 am

maplecai wrote:
Bajam wrote:Weird, didn't even know BU did interviews. If you don't mind would you share your numbers either here or PM?

Without knowing them, I would think it could be a couple things.
1) YP
2) Borderline numbers or less so you're really special and they want to take a chance on you (getting to know you more if you're worth it for BU)
3) Clarification on something on your app maybe c&f issues if you have any.



I have their median LSAT and GPA. But I'm an international applicant. Guess they interview to check if I can speak proper English?


That sounds reassuring. Ill tell you this, if anyone can ever get a good grade on the LSAT without being able to speak english, I think they should just give him the JD degree along with his score.

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Re: Boston University c/o 2017 (2013-14 admissions cycle)

Postby bombaysippin » Sat Dec 07, 2013 10:02 pm

maplecai wrote:
Bajam wrote:Weird, didn't even know BU did interviews. If you don't mind would you share your numbers either here or PM?

Without knowing them, I would think it could be a couple things.
1) YP
2) Borderline numbers or less so you're really special and they want to take a chance on you (getting to know you more if you're worth it for BU)
3) Clarification on something on your app maybe c&f issues if you have any.



I have their median LSAT and GPA. But I'm an international applicant. Guess they interview to check if I can speak proper English?


That would be my best guest too. If you're international too then does your GPA count towards rankings? If not, then maybe that's also a reason why they're interviewing you (try and maybe get a sense of your academics).

FWIW I also could be completely wrong, just my random thoughts/opinions lol.

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Re: Boston University c/o 2017 (2013-14 admissions cycle)

Postby ThePiedPiper » Sun Dec 08, 2013 1:51 am

Checking in. Good luck to everyone :D

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Re: Boston University c/o 2017 (2013-14 admissions cycle)

Postby Babum » Sun Dec 08, 2013 8:34 am

Bajam wrote:
maplecai wrote:
Bajam wrote:Weird, didn't even know BU did interviews. If you don't mind would you share your numbers either here or PM?

Without knowing them, I would think it could be a couple things.
1) YP
2) Borderline numbers or less so you're really special and they want to take a chance on you (getting to know you more if you're worth it for BU)
3) Clarification on something on your app maybe c&f issues if you have any.



I have their median LSAT and GPA. But I'm an international applicant. Guess they interview to check if I can speak proper English?


That would be my best guest too. If you're international too then does your GPA count towards rankings? If not, then maybe that's also a reason why they're interviewing you (try and maybe get a sense of your academics).

FWIW I also could be completely wrong, just my random thoughts/opinions lol.


GPA does not get counted for the ranking (At least that's what I remember reading around). If I were to guess I'd say it is to understand why does a foreigner want to study law in Boston rather than in his own country.

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Re: Boston University c/o 2017 (2013-14 admissions cycle)

Postby bcoco9292 » Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:17 pm

checking in!

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Re: Boston University c/o 2017 (2013-14 admissions cycle)

Postby hos9903 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:06 pm

update today, 12/9

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Re: Boston University c/o 2017 (2013-14 admissions cycle)

Postby maplecai » Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:41 pm

Babum wrote:
Bajam wrote:
maplecai wrote:
Bajam wrote:Weird, didn't even know BU did interviews. If you don't mind would you share your numbers either here or PM?

Without knowing them, I would think it could be a couple things.
1) YP
2) Borderline numbers or less so you're really special and they want to take a chance on you (getting to know you more if you're worth it for BU)
3) Clarification on something on your app maybe c&f issues if you have any.



I have their median LSAT and GPA. But I'm an international applicant. Guess they interview to check if I can speak proper English?


That would be my best guest too. If you're international too then does your GPA count towards rankings? If not, then maybe that's also a reason why they're interviewing you (try and maybe get a sense of your academics).

FWIW I also could be completely wrong, just my random thoughts/opinions lol.


GPA does not get counted for the ranking (At least that's what I remember reading around). If I were to guess I'd say it is to understand why does a foreigner want to study law in Boston rather than in his own country.


You nailed it. I just finished my interview, it is nothing about YP, they don't even ask me why BU. I feel I may blow it since they didn't conclude with sweet words. They just told me to be patient, and the decision may take months due to large amount of applicants..

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Re: Boston University c/o 2017 (2013-14 admissions cycle)

Postby Torque » Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:15 pm

Today I got my ED decision; I didn't get an acceptance but was passed on to the regular decision pool. I applied last year too (via RD) and was waitlisted for 6months. I'm wondering if my getting passed onto the RD pool is good, bad or somewhere in the middle. BU is my first choice too.

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Re: Boston University c/o 2017 (2013-14 admissions cycle)

Postby 04102014 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:19 pm

Torque wrote:Today I got my ED decision; I didn't get an acceptance but was passed on to the regular decision pool. I applied last year too (via RD) and was waitlisted for 6months. I'm wondering if my getting passed onto the RD pool is good, bad or somewhere in the middle. BU is my first choice too.


Last year a good number of people were moved to the RD pool and almost immediately accepted, often with good $$$. It just seems like their way of picking and choosing who gets the full-tuition scholly.




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