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

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

Postby hos9903 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:25 pm

ohpobrecito wrote:
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.


When you say almost immediately, do you mean the same day? I am just curious because I got an update today, and wondering if that means a round of RD decisions may be on their way soon.

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

Postby stillwaiting24 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:32 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.



Do you think they're sending out all the ED decisions today? Do they usually release them all at once, or do ED people hear back on different days?

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

Postby 04102014 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:44 pm

hos9903 wrote:
ohpobrecito wrote:
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.


When you say almost immediately, do you mean the same day? I am just curious because I got an update today, and wondering if that means a round of RD decisions may be on their way soon.


Last year it was anywhere from the next day to a few weeks later. I imagine it could take a bit since we're so early in the cycle.

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

Postby pompoms » Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:50 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.


Did you hear via email or phone call? Good luck getting in RD! Fingers crossed for you.

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

Postby Torque » Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:56 pm

Thanks for the feedback. If I end up getting in via RD anytime soon I'll post here.

pompoms wrote:
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.


Did you hear via email or phone call? Good luck getting in RD! Fingers crossed for you.


Thanks; it was via email.

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

Postby futurelawstudent14 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:59 pm

Deferred to RD via email

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

Postby swords.for.48K » Mon Dec 09, 2013 2:12 pm

In via phone call, applied RD. At/above both medians.

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

Postby redsoxfan1989 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 2:22 pm

swords.for.48K wrote:In via phone call, applied RD. At/above both medians.


Same, above 75ths.

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

Postby hos9903 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 2:37 pm

also in via phone call. Very excited/surprised considering I'm a 25th GPA/75th LSAT splitter. Didn't expect to hear anything this early.

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

Postby Rangers5 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 2:42 pm

For you folks getting phone calls, when was your last status update?

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

Postby kmiller » Mon Dec 09, 2013 2:45 pm

hos9903 wrote:also in via phone call. Very excited/surprised considering I'm a 25th GPA/75th LSAT splitter. Didn't expect to hear anything this early.


Also just got the phone call and also a splitter. Very excited!

For those wondering, I had I think 3 complete dates after the original complete and then a final complete date today.

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

Postby nicholasavallone » Mon Dec 09, 2013 2:47 pm

Congrats to everybody! In via phone call as well, above both medians.

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

Postby Babum » Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:00 pm

Bajam wrote:
maplecai wrote:
Bajam wrote: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..


Awesome, I'm sure you are fine. but months?? Wow that is a long wait.

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

Postby BostonFuse51 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:10 pm

In RD via phone call. Went complete October 16. At/very slightly above medians.

Did anyone else's phone conversation seem oddly terse? They did not seem very interested in answering questions or anything other than saying Congratulations. I did ask about merit and need-based scholarships and got told that some information would be in the admissions letter.

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

Postby 04102014 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:13 pm

BostonFuse51 wrote:In RD via phone call. Went complete October 16. At/very slightly above medians.

Did anyone else's phone conversation seem oddly terse? They did not seem very interested in answering questions or anything other than saying Congratulations. I did ask about merit and need-based scholarships and got told that some information would be in the admissions letter.


I bet you spoke with Laura Gitelson.

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

Postby BostonFuse51 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:18 pm

ohpobrecito wrote:
BostonFuse51 wrote:In RD via phone call. Went complete October 16. At/very slightly above medians.

Did anyone else's phone conversation seem oddly terse? They did not seem very interested in answering questions or anything other than saying Congratulations. I did ask about merit and need-based scholarships and got told that some information would be in the admissions letter.


I bet you spoke with Laura Gitelson.


Just checked and yep, it was her number. Is she notorious for being all-business, or something?

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

Postby 04102014 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:22 pm

BostonFuse51 wrote:
ohpobrecito wrote:
BostonFuse51 wrote:In RD via phone call. Went complete October 16. At/very slightly above medians.

Did anyone else's phone conversation seem oddly terse? They did not seem very interested in answering questions or anything other than saying Congratulations. I did ask about merit and need-based scholarships and got told that some information would be in the admissions letter.


I bet you spoke with Laura Gitelson.


Just checked and yep, it was her number. Is she notorious for being all-business, or something?


People have had very bad experiences with her at ASW, according to past threads. And she wasn't very friendly during my interactions last year.

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

Postby theoutpostmhs » Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:24 pm

Also in via phone call. 3.73/170. Confused because last week I received an email saying my application was being put on hold until they received my fall grades.

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

Postby crimson34 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:47 pm

Also in via phone call. Complete early October. Hoping we will hear scholarship info pretty quickly

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

Postby orourkmk » Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:49 pm

Deferred to RD via email, congrats to all who got accepted today! My application status is currently On Hold, is that the same for everyone else who was deferred?

Also, does anyone know the percentage of people who applied ED who got deferred vs. those who got denied?

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

Postby taylora » Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:52 pm

orourkmk wrote:Deferred to RD via email, congrats to all who got accepted today! My application status is currently On Hold, is that the same for everyone else who was deferred?

Also, does anyone know the percentage of people who applied ED who got deferred vs. those who got denied?


Same boat, mine says "On Hold" as well - wonder when we will hear! Not sure deferred vs. denied, would be interesting to see

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

Postby stillwaiting24 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:48 pm

Has anyone else who applied ED not heard back yet?

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

Postby pompoms » Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:51 pm

stillwaiting24 wrote:Has anyone else who applied ED not heard back yet?


Me!

Edited: When did you apply?

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

Postby stillwaiting24 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:53 pm

pompoms wrote:
stillwaiting24 wrote:Has anyone else who applied ED not heard back yet?


Me!


Hmm, well I just hope that means that they're saving the calls for tomorrow!
And I sent in my application on November 2nd or 3rd, I think. Went complete on the 4th

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

Postby pompoms » Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:20 pm

stillwaiting24 wrote:
pompoms wrote:
stillwaiting24 wrote:Has anyone else who applied ED not heard back yet?


Me!


Hmm, well I just hope that means that they're saving the calls for tomorrow!
And I sent in my application on November 2nd or 3rd, I think. Went complete on the 4th


Date twins. Yes, calls tomorrow would be amazing! Fingers crossed for both of us.




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