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

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Have you received your need based scholarship?

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I didn't apply for one
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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

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

Postby brinicolec » Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:14 pm

Does the checker just stay "complete" or does it indicate when we go UR?

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

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

Postby ashrice13 » Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:35 pm

mm2368 wrote:when did the calls start yesterday? anyone think there could be another wave today?

I think they started around this time so if there is gonna be a wave it will probably be in the next couple of hours.

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

Postby Thomas Hagan, ESQ. » Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:38 pm

ashrice13 wrote:
mm2368 wrote:when did the calls start yesterday? anyone think there could be another wave today?

I think they started around this time so if there is gonna be a wave it will probably be in the next couple of hours.


Mine came between 2-3pm EST.

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

Postby amberb94 » Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:21 pm

Okay just to update, I emailed them just to ask about my app being put on hold and apparently they just want to make sure I'm back on track after taking a semester off for my medical problems. I feel slightly better now.
But I'm also a million times more stressed out about my finals. :shock:

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

Postby vcap180 » Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:31 pm

amberb94 wrote:Okay just to update, I emailed them just to ask about my app being put on hold and apparently they just want to make sure I'm back on track after taking a semester off for my medical problems. I feel slightly better now.
But I'm also a million times more stressed out about my finals. :shock:

Even though you still have a relatively strong gpa and an LSAT way above their 75th? Geez - if they are scrutinizing undergrad records like that I may be in trouble lol
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Re: Boston University C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby amberb94 » Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:39 pm

vcap180 wrote:
amberb94 wrote:Okay just to update, I emailed them just to ask about my app being put on hold and apparently they just want to make sure I'm back on track after taking a semester off for my medical problems. I feel slightly better now.
But I'm also a million times more stressed out about my finals. :shock:

Even though you still have a relatively strong gpa and an LSAT way above their 75th? Geez - if their scrutinizing undergrad records like that I may be in trouble lol


Yeah, I had an entire semester of Ws so I guess they want to see more evidence that I can make good grades. But frankly, pulling off a 3.0 last semester with a brain lesion that I constantly had to miss class to get MRIs of proves hard work to me. I just hope they realize how much I've gone through to maintain a decent GPA. :|

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

Postby SeanORaff33 » Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:45 am

Waiting eagerly! When should I expect to hear back? I sent it on 11/27.

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

Postby cyclawps » Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:54 am

SeanORaff33 wrote:Waiting eagerly! When should I expect to hear back? I sent it on 11/27.


It's a good question. I went complete 10/14 with LSAT and GPA > 75ths, but I haven't heard anything back. I haven't discerned a pattern in those already admitted (e.g. in-state vs out-of-state) except that they have numbers sufficient for admission. I think we have a bit of randomness at play, as always, with the admissions process. I'll be waiting with you!

As a side note, I see you've got interest in PI work. If you're willing, PM me your thoughts on BC vs BU for PI work. I'm in a similar boat with that interest and having applied to both schools.

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

Postby goodlucksister » Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:43 pm

If I asked them about how one would amend their application to BU Bound, but then decided I didn't want to because I want to see if I can get scholarship money, have I already screwed myself by sending that email? Or should I write back and say never mind...

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

Postby Thomas Hagan, ESQ. » Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:52 pm

rizzlebizness wrote:
Mr. Bubbles wrote:Got call, admitted! I am so excited.
Anybody know when we hear about scholarship info?

165, 3.5


Received my acceptance packet in the mail the other day. One of the letters mentioned scholly info coming out ~late January.


Awesome, thanks for the info!
How long between acceptance and when you got your packet??

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

Postby BACsop » Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:55 pm

Accepted ED (Distinguished Scholar) via phone call today. Missed the call while @ work, so I got the news via a voicemail!

Voicemail outlined that the admissions packet is on the way in the mail.

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

Postby rizzlebizness » Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:14 am

Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:
rizzlebizness wrote:
Mr. Bubbles wrote:Got call, admitted! I am so excited.
Anybody know when we hear about scholarship info?

165, 3.5


Received my acceptance packet in the mail the other day. One of the letters mentioned scholly info coming out ~late January.


Awesome, thanks for the info!
How long between acceptance and when you got your packet??


I was out of town last weekend and the packet was there when I got home Sunday. I got accepted on a Monday and left town Thursday so it arrived either Friday or Saturday if that helps...

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

Postby ashrice13 » Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:32 am

BACsop wrote:Accepted ED (Distinguished Scholar) via phone call today. Missed the call while @ work, so I got the news via a voicemail!

Voicemail outlined that the admissions packet is on the way in the mail.

Seriously?? Congrats!!!! That's awesome.

If you don't mind, could you share your Stats?

Also, There goes my hope haha

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

Postby ashrice13 » Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:35 am

ED responses coming through is scary and exciting. I wonder if the fact that they are sending out RD roll overs means that their done with acceptances??? I guess we'll find out....

Sorry about your roll over Houzy! Good luck with RD.

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

Postby Thomas Hagan, ESQ. » Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:38 am

rizzlebizness wrote:
Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:
rizzlebizness wrote:
Mr. Bubbles wrote:Got call, admitted! I am so excited.
Anybody know when we hear about scholarship info?

165, 3.5


Received my acceptance packet in the mail the other day. One of the letters mentioned scholly info coming out ~late January.


Awesome, thanks for the info!
How long between acceptance and when you got your packet??


I was out of town last weekend and the packet was there when I got home Sunday. I got accepted on a Monday and left town Thursday so it arrived either Friday or Saturday if that helps...


Awesome, thanks! Looks like I'll be getting mine this Friday or Sat :D

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

Postby ashrice13 » Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:41 am

Rolled over to RD

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

Postby ashrice13 » Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:49 am

Thank you. I honestly kind of figured when I saw you were rolled over also.

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

Postby ashrice13 » Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:57 am

For anyone interested, my status checker is updated at the top with:

"Thank you for applying to the Boston University Distinguished Scholar Binding Early Decision Program. We appreciate your enthusiasm for BU Law and the fact that you completed your application early. Although we are unable to offer you admission at this time, we are impressed with your qualifications and would like to hold your application for review during the regular admissions cycle. Please feel free to send any updates to your application to bulawadm@bu.edu. If you have updated transcripts they should be sent to CAS so that we will receive an updated CAS Law School Report."

My status now says: File on hold
and my status date changed to today

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

Postby vcap180 » Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:07 pm

Houzy wrote:
ashrice13 wrote:For anyone interested, my status checker is updated at the top with:

"Thank you for applying to the Boston University Distinguished Scholar Binding Early Decision Program. We appreciate your enthusiasm for BU Law and the fact that you completed your application early. Although we are unable to offer you admission at this time, we are impressed with your qualifications and would like to hold your application for review during the regular admissions cycle. Please feel free to send any updates to your application to bulawadm@bu.edu. If you have updated transcripts they should be sent to CAS so that we will receive an updated CAS Law School Report."

My status now says: File on hold
and my status date changed to today


That's how mine reads also.

So what now for you ashrice13? I know money is a huge factor for most people (myself included). Is BU still your first choice?



Sorry guys (or gals?). You both are going to have excellent options, so try not to let it get to you.



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