Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

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Have you received your need based scholarship?

Yes!
13
45%
No :(
9
31%
I didn't apply for one
7
24%
 
Total votes: 29

MadamSecretary
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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby MadamSecretary » Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:12 am

midnight_in_georgia wrote:Anyone else get the waitlist email update?


Yep - probably not getting off the waitlist is what I got from that

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby fazzvm56 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:44 am

midnight_in_georgia wrote:Anyone else get the waitlist email update?


Yes. To those who got the waitlist email - if you want to stay on the waitlist and sent a LOCI a few months back, are you replying at all?

Makes it seem like they only want you to reply if you don't want to stay on the waitlist.

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Dodocogon » Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:56 am

Did this email give any indication to deposit numbers/class size?

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby reule » Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:58 am

fazzvm56 wrote:
midnight_in_georgia wrote:Anyone else get the waitlist email update?


Yes. To those who got the waitlist email - if you want to stay on the waitlist and sent a LOCI a few months back, are you replying at all?

Makes it seem like they only want you to reply if you don't want to stay on the waitlist.


I don't plan on replying to the email (I agree, the vibe does seem to express they only want to hear from those rescinding).

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby meepmeepx » Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:58 am

fazzvm56 wrote:
midnight_in_georgia wrote:Anyone else get the waitlist email update?


Yes. To those who got the waitlist email - if you want to stay on the waitlist and sent a LOCI a few months back, are you replying at all?

Makes it seem like they only want you to reply if you don't want to stay on the waitlist.


Wondering the same thing - I sent my LOCI the last day in February and went for a visit at the beginning of this month, but am questioning if I give another update...

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby fazzvm56 » Thu May 11, 2017 2:12 pm

Anyone have any idea when we're supposed to hear back from the waitlist? LSN looks like nobody that was waitlisted has heard yet.

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby littlekidlover » Thu May 18, 2017 9:39 pm

Paid first deposit but just withdrew my app to BU Law with a moderate scholarship. Good luck to those on the waitlist!

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ashrice13 » Thu May 18, 2017 9:43 pm

littlekidlover wrote:Paid first deposit but just withdrew my app to BU Law with a moderate scholarship. Good luck to those on the waitlist!

Where are you going instead?
Good luck to you too!!

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby littlekidlover » Thu May 18, 2017 9:55 pm

WUSTL *smacked upside the head by adcom* I mean WashU!

BU I think would have been great for my professional goals. They weren't able to play ball in scholarship negotiations, though, so the gap in COA ended up being enormous.

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ashrice13 » Thu May 18, 2017 10:21 pm

littlekidlover wrote:WUSTL *smacked upside the head by adcom* I mean WashU!

BU I think would have been great for my professional goals. They weren't able to play ball in scholarship negotiations, though, so the gap in COA ended up being enormous.

Yeah, that is totally fair...could ol' Boston and it's ridiculous prices haha.

Enjoy St. Louis!!

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby em15 » Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:09 pm

fazzvm56 wrote:Anyone have any idea when we're supposed to hear back from the waitlist? LSN looks like nobody that was waitlisted has heard yet.

Just heard back this morning

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby JuJuXTX » Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:58 pm

em15 wrote:
fazzvm56 wrote:Anyone have any idea when we're supposed to hear back from the waitlist? LSN looks like nobody that was waitlisted has heard yet.

Just heard back this morning


like an be patient or an actual decision? dont leave us hanging mate

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby em15 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:49 pm

JuJuXTX wrote:
em15 wrote:
fazzvm56 wrote:Anyone have any idea when we're supposed to hear back from the waitlist? LSN looks like nobody that was waitlisted has heard yet.

Just heard back this morning


like an be patient or an actual decision? dont leave us hanging mate

Rejection

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby JuJuXTX » Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:02 pm

em15 wrote:
JuJuXTX wrote:
em15 wrote:
fazzvm56 wrote:Anyone have any idea when we're supposed to hear back from the waitlist? LSN looks like nobody that was waitlisted has heard yet.

Just heard back this morning


like an be patient or an actual decision? dont leave us hanging mate

Rejection


aww im so sorry... im sure ur destined to go to some place better ;P

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby em15 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:09 pm

JuJuXTX wrote:
em15 wrote:
JuJuXTX wrote:
em15 wrote:
fazzvm56 wrote:Anyone have any idea when we're supposed to hear back from the waitlist? LSN looks like nobody that was waitlisted has heard yet.

Just heard back this morning


like an be patient or an actual decision? dont leave us hanging mate

Rejection


aww im so sorry... im sure ur destined to go to some place better ;P


BC! So I'm not really bummed

yl9825
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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby yl9825 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:51 pm

Hoping I can get some advice here from other people who've committed to BU but are waitlisted elsewhere -
In house hunting in Boston, I learned you'll most likely be on the hook for the rent even if you break the lease and pay the related penalty; ie - if you get off another school's waitlist and break the lease, you'll still have to pay rent until the unit is rented. This seems like an exorbitant fee, on top of all the deposits you have to pay Boston landlords.

I know waitlists are a long shot and I'm prepared for all the $$$ I'll lose in the process (flights, school deposit, etc), but this housing thing seems like a significant issue; if I break a lease in late Aug, who knows when the unit will get rented again?! At this point, I'm assuming my options are:
1. sign a Boston lease and just be prepared to pay up $$$$ in case I get off the waitlist
2. wait to hear back re waitlist (luckily, the first day of class for waitlisted school is before BU orientation) and if I don't get off the waitlist, move into whatever is available

The second option is unappealing bc it's very much possible that there will be nothing available but the first is unappealing bc I can't be certain of the costs involved..

Does anyone know of other options for me or have any suggestions? Anyone else in the same boat?

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby jessmeesh » Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:59 pm

yl9825 wrote:Does anyone know of other options for me or have any suggestions? Anyone else in the same boat?



I'm sorta in the same boat. I did just sign a lease though because I just needed to get on with it and the WL chances seemed to be very slim for me. Not sure what I'll do if I do get in off a WL at this point.

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby gopats92 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:52 pm

yl9825 wrote:Does anyone know of other options for me or have any suggestions? Anyone else in the same boat?


Honestly the Boston housing market is tough- decent apartments fill up fast and months ahead of time. For reference my landlord always asks me in February if I plan on resigning my September lease, because if not he wants to start showing it to potential renters that far in advance. What I did was sign the lease, but spoke to my landlord about his sublet policy (which wasn't specified in the lease). We ended up having him add an addendum to the lease allowing us to sublet if needed.

I would recommend signing a lease now if you find something that fits your needs (like I said in Boston the good places tend to go fast), but definitely check with the landlord and/or possible roommates about their sublet policy. Usually you will be on the hook for rent until it's subletted should you need to move, but Boston's rental market is in such high demand I have no doubt you would find somebody relatively quickly.

Good luck and let me know if you have any questions. I live close to BU so I know about the area. Boston is a great city, but in my opinion housing costs and the competition is the worst thing about the city. Maybe I'll see you at BU!

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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby yl9825 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:36 pm

thanks jessmeesh, good to know others are also riding out waitlists, and thanks for the advice gopats, I'll start apt hunting more seriously...




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