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

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

Postby theMasterofBiotech » Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:19 pm

kss28 wrote: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?



I would definitely try to negotiate if you're getting better scholarships from higher ranked schools. Just state in your request the BU is your top choice but you are finding it difficult to justify the financial commitment. and attach the higher offer scholarship from the comparable school. I'm not sure how negotiating works post deposit, though I know schools do apparently negotiate. Just tell them you are going to multi-deposit

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

Postby skatekate » Sun Apr 13, 2014 3:32 pm

I already deposited and I was thinking about emailing for more scholarship money after 4/15. I have offers from other schools on hand and was going to talk about costs of living in Boston vs. my home state. But I just got into BC. I doubt they're going to give me a better scholarship though so I don't know if I'll double deposit there. Still...

In my negotiation email for more scholarship, should I mention that I got into BC? I thought maybe BU would get nervous that I might go there and increase the money to lure me back (even though I'm supposedly already committed by depositing ugh) OR this could backfire, BU would not care if I go to BC.

I'm really confused right now so any help would be greatly appreciated!

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

Postby krnpridejk » Sun Apr 13, 2014 4:17 pm

I'm kinda confused about BU...My stats seem decent enough or at least more than high enough for BU, (169 LSAT and 3.5 GPA), but still haven't heard from them at all since going "complete" on 1/21... I submitted on like the end of Dec, which I understand was pretty late, but I got back from (almost) every other schools, save NYU...
Anyone know if BU is notorious for usually being slow in turning out decisions?? Or perhaps they just forgot about me? Lol

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

Postby bombaysippin » Sun Apr 13, 2014 5:16 pm

I don't think their decisions are notoriously slow, but with deposits coming up they may have already given a bunch of acceptances with the stats they wanted/needed. Since your gpa is below their median, even with a lsat above their 75th, you can't truly predict how good of a position you're in. So I think you'll just have to keep on waiting. Gluck!

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

Postby dobie1 » Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:27 pm

Admission packet came today but no $$...got decent money from a slightly higher ranked school, but they're completely different regions, so I doubt negotiating is an option.

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

Postby guyfox » Mon Apr 14, 2014 5:11 pm

Does anyone know how to login to the admitted students portal or where they sent that information? I can't find it for some reason.

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

Postby k101010 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:54 pm

Just got dinged via email

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

Postby dcapu003 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:50 pm

It was a really tough decision, but I decided to withdraw and accept somewhere else. $60k back in the pot. Good luck everyone!!!

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

Postby krnpridejk » Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:00 pm

Bajam wrote:I don't think their decisions are notoriously slow, but with deposits coming up they may have already given a bunch of acceptances with the stats they wanted/needed. Since your gpa is below their median, even with a lsat above their 75th, you can't truly predict how good of a position you're in. So I think you'll just have to keep on waiting. Gluck!


Hmm kk thanks. I actually already got into Cornell, but wanted to see if i fet into BU and how much they will give me, to use it as a leverage before attempting at negotiation with Cornell.. but I gave up and just sent in my negotiation letter using other school I had on the table..

I gotta say though, I am very disappointed with But in their utter lack of communication on their part... all other schools except for nyu (another notoriously slow school), including ones I have applied even 2weeks later than But have all rendered decisions, whether it be WL, Ding, or acceptance...

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

Postby bowwow » Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:17 am

Just withdrew. some $$$ back!

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

Postby pompoms » Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:38 am

Just withdrew and put 6 figures back in the pot - hope it goes to all of you!

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

Postby Bobzilla » Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:54 am

Just got WL'd yesterday. Is it possibly a good sign to get WL'd so late? Still haven't heard back from BC yet.

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

Postby nodey » Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:07 pm

In via phone call yesterday, 3 hours after first calling them to see when I might get a decision.

166, 3.5, applied middle of january.

$15,000/yr in merit and alumni scholarships came in the email today. Good luck to everyone still waiting.

Any BU specific tips for negotiating scholarships?

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

Postby NoDayButToday » Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:35 pm

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

Postby k101010 » Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:51 pm

dinggg. Rejected.

Good luck to all of you still waiting! Congrats to all who are attending.

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

Postby krnpridejk » Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:59 pm

k101010 wrote:dinggg. Rejected.

Good luck to all of you still waiting! Congrats to all who are attending.


Sorry to hear that..Good luck to you on rest of ur cycle, if ur still waiting from other schools or for scholarship offers! ^^

I'm 169/3.5 and still waiting since UR 1/21...Submitted in end of Dec, so idk why it's taking so long...I would be pissed if I was to be dinged after 4 months of waiting....

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

Postby UCLAHopeful2014 » Fri Apr 18, 2014 2:05 pm

Good luck to everyone still waiting!

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

Postby esrom55 » Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:27 pm

Hey all....

I started a BU Class of 2017 thread -- since it was so crazy busy in here =)

viewtopic.php?f=38&t=228514&start=0&st=0&sk=t&sd=a

So maybe I'll see someone else over there...

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

Postby sallysitwell » Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:23 am

Any waitlist activity??

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

Postby mx23250 » Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:41 am

Withdrawing. At or below both 25%, so no scholly $$ to go back in, but hopefully it frees up a spot for one of you!

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

Postby afern0607 » Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:24 am

sallysitwell wrote:Any waitlist activity??


Waitlisted on 4/15, was told that within the next few weeks correspondence would be sent out to those on the WL just to be in touch. Haven't heard anything yet though.

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

Postby theMasterofBiotech » Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:27 am

afern0607 wrote:
sallysitwell wrote:Any waitlist activity??


Waitlisted on 4/15, was told that within the next few weeks correspondence would be sent out to those on the WL just to be in touch. Haven't heard anything yet though.


nothing since waitlist confirmation 4/8
anyone know what the first movement was in last years cycle?

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

Postby John Everyman » Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:59 am

Hey guys, just got an unsolicited scholarship increase and extension to may 1st for deposit deadlines. I bet they did that for a lot of people to try to get some last minute offers on the table. I would imagine for you waitlisters, they'll probably start giving you more information about a week after the final, may 1st, deadline passes and they know who is actually withdrawing.

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

Postby mathwhiz87 » Fri Apr 25, 2014 12:02 pm

WD last week. 60k back in the pot for everyone. Good luck -- it's a great school when I visited, just couldn't justify the move across the country, COL, etc, for me.

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

Postby theMasterofBiotech » Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:51 am

JUST GOT IN OFF OF THE WAITLIST

by phone call and immediate email afterwards!!

They said they will be sending scholarship information within 1-2 days and gave me until May 7 to deposit




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