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

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

Postby lawprincess » Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:40 pm

Waitlisted and thrilled since I'm below both 25ths. Definitely waiting this one out.

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

Postby elle.woods8 » Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:44 pm

Would ya'll mind posting your complete/review dates?

Thanks!

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

Postby lawprincess » Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:55 pm

elle.woods8 wrote:Would ya'll mind posting your complete/review dates?

Thanks!


I applied 3/12, went complete 3/12 (never went "under review" but had a status change 4/3) and got the waitlist e-mail today.

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

Postby skatekate » Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:57 pm

Do merit scholarships come in the admit package? Or in a separate letter from the Office of Financial Aid?

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

Postby guyfox » Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:03 pm

skatekate wrote:Do merit scholarships come in the admit package? Or in a separate letter from the Office of Financial Aid?


I didn't get anything in my admit packet when I received it a couple weeks ago. I'm still waiting/hoping to hear about scholarships soon. My understanding is that they come separately in the mail.

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

Postby corifornication » Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:05 pm

Applied 3/17, in 4/1 and the welcome/financial aid packet came in Saturday. Anyone know anything about negotiating scholarships or is it too soon to tell?

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

Postby kobe1020 » Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:38 am

sent negotiation email to BU last week. Replied that they will take a look at my existing $$$ and reconsider. fingers crossed.

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

Postby k101010 » Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:25 am

Still in "complete" but status date changed to 4/7 late last night..... :shock:

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

Postby RC0925 » Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:08 am

I called yesterday and they said they were still handing out $$

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

Postby guyfox » Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:17 am

RC0925 wrote:I called yesterday and they said they were still handing out $$


Can anyone tell me if the scholarship info comes in a small or large envelope? (My school has 2 separate places to pick up mail depending on it's size lol)

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

Postby NoDayButToday » Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:28 am

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

Postby pitter23 » Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:00 pm

My merit scholarship came with my admit package. My need based aid came in a small letter a couple weeks after applying for it. I have already negotiated one increase and am trying to get a little more before I commit because I do have competitive offers, but BU is by far my first choice! :lol:

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

Postby dobie1 » Wed Apr 09, 2014 2:10 pm

In via phone call (voice mail) yesterday! Was told I'd receive an admissions packet soon...hoping there's $$$ included.

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

Postby guyfox » Wed Apr 09, 2014 3:55 pm

Ok so I didn't get any scholarship info in my admit packet, but received an email from financial aid a couple days ago about the (need-based) alumni scholarship. Should I assume then that they aren't offering me any merit based scholarship? And can you negotiate with need-based scholarships? I was about to send a negotiation email but realized the original offer was from financial aid...so now I'm confused.

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

Postby Satre001 » Wed Apr 09, 2014 4:59 pm

guyfox wrote:Ok so I didn't get any scholarship info in my admit packet, but received an email from financial aid a couple days ago about the (need-based) alumni scholarship. Should I assume then that they aren't offering me any merit based scholarship? And can you negotiate with need-based scholarships? I was about to send a negotiation email but realized the original offer was from financial aid...so now I'm confused.


I got my scholly info in my admit package. A couple of weeks back, I negotiated my financial aid package with them (a small increase, truthfully). To answer your question, they increased my Need Based, not my merit base. They did this either because my score was not high enough to warrant a merit based increase, they felt (rightly) that I would go to BU either way, or because they;re stingy. Hope this helps.

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

Postby dcapu003 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:18 am

guyfox wrote:Ok so I didn't get any scholarship info in my admit packet, but received an email from financial aid a couple days ago about the (need-based) alumni scholarship. Should I assume then that they aren't offering me any merit based scholarship? And can you negotiate with need-based scholarships? I was about to send a negotiation email but realized the original offer was from financial aid...so now I'm confused.

I didn't get any scholarship info in my admit packet either, but I emailed them with offers from other schools, and they gave me $20,000/year, so you should try to negotiate merit based scholarships before anything else!

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

Postby kobe1020 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:21 am

dcapu003 wrote:
guyfox wrote:Ok so I didn't get any scholarship info in my admit packet, but received an email from financial aid a couple days ago about the (need-based) alumni scholarship. Should I assume then that they aren't offering me any merit based scholarship? And can you negotiate with need-based scholarships? I was about to send a negotiation email but realized the original offer was from financial aid...so now I'm confused.

I didn't get any scholarship info in my admit packet either, but I emailed them with offers from other schools, and they gave me $20,000/year, so you should try to negotiate merit based scholarships before anything else!


I had 24k in the first place and the negotiate result came out yesterday, bumped to 26k a year....well I guess this is better than nothing..

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

Postby RC0925 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:39 am

where is my $$ BU! They keep sending me all kinds of other info like student organizations etc in big white envelopes =( Got me excited everytime then bla

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

Postby guyfox » Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:49 am

RC0925 wrote:where is my $$ BU! They keep sending me all kinds of other info like student organizations etc in big white envelopes =( Got me excited everytime then bla


I know! pamphlets about books their faculty has written, student org brochures, letters from students...I ran to pick up each one lol

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

Postby RC0925 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:40 pm

OMG
it really works!
originally they gave me nothing
I emailed to negotiate yesterday now they are offering $30000/yr

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

Postby RC0925 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:46 pm

guyfox wrote:
RC0925 wrote:where is my $$ BU! They keep sending me all kinds of other info like student organizations etc in big white envelopes =( Got me excited everytime then bla


I know! pamphlets about books their faculty has written, student org brochures, letters from students...I ran to pick up each one lol


email them!

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

Postby kss28 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:55 pm

I've been accepted to BU with a 35,000/year scholarship, I know I'm going to attend no matter what, but I was wondering if it's worth it to try and negotiate for a full ride? I have full-tuition at other schools, many higher ranked, although none in the Boston area.

Also, excuse me if this is an obvious question, but do people still negotiate scholarships after they've put their initial seat deposit in? Or would I have to do all of this before the 4/15 deadline?

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

Postby elle.woods8 » Fri Apr 11, 2014 12:07 pm

Finally some movement on my file. 2/27 --> 4/10.

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

Postby bc87 » Fri Apr 11, 2014 6:21 pm

Hopefully hearing one way or the other soon, second complete of the week to 4/11.

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