Boston University C/O 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

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Piggy11
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Boston University C/O 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby Piggy11 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:35 pm

Hello all,

I'm surprised nobody has yet opened a BU thread - last year's thread started in August!

Many thanks to Ashrice, I pretty much pilfered last year's thread.

Applications opened September 1!
Regular decision apps need to be submitted by April 1. See below for early/binding decision dates

Stats for Regular Decision (class of 2020)

LSAT: 161, 165 (+1), 166 (+1)
GPA: 3.50 (-0.02), 3.73(+0.05), 3.81(+0.04)
Class size: 236 (-21)

Full Admissions Profile

Application Instructions
Application FAQ
Financial Aid Info

BU now offers 2 different Binding Decision Options

Distinguished Scholar Program (from the BU site):
Applicants who are granted admission through this program will be named Distinguished Scholars and will be granted a three-year, full tuition scholarship. The admission process through the Distinguished Scholar Binding Early Decision Program is highly competitive.

In order to be considered for the Distinguished Scholar Binding Early Decision Program you must have a reportable Law School Admission Test (LSAT) score. The September/October 2017 administration is the last acceptable test date for candidates seeking admission through this program for the 20178 entering class.

Deadlines:
•Application Due by: November 14, 2017
•Application Complete by : November 17, 2017
•Notification by: December 21, 2017
•$1,000 Non-refundable Deposit Due: January 5, 2018

"BU-Bound" Binding Decision Program (From the BU Website):
Applicants admitted through the BU-Bound Binding Decision Program will not be considered for merit scholarships. Applicants for whom financial aid is necessary for enrolling should not apply through the BU-Bound Binding Decision Program but rather through the regular decision program. BU-Bound applicants may qualify for need based scholarship but those decisions will not be made until after the deposit deadline for the BU Bound program.

In order to be considered for the “BU-Bound” Binding Decision Program you must have a reportable Law School Admission Test (LSAT) score. The December 2017 administration is the last acceptable test date for candidates seeking admission through this program for the 2018 entering class.

Deadlines:
•Application Due by: January 9, 2018
•Application Complete by: January 12, 2018
•Notification by: January 31, 2018
•$1,000 Non-refundable Deposit Due: February 15, 2018
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Re: Boston University C/O 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby andysimbi » Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:19 pm

Checking in!

BU is a top pick for me, I think. I visited unofficially last year and really loved it.

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Re: Boston University C/O 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby somewhereclassof2021 » Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:57 am

Checking in! I will be visiting Boston for the first time this year, but I know many people who have lived there and they all rave about it.

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Re: Boston University C/O 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby BronxToBoston » Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:11 pm

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Piggy11
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Re: Boston University C/O 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby Piggy11 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:34 pm

Anyone other than Bronx get a fee waiver from BU? Any after the Sept scores came out?
I'm a little sad I didn't get one - BU fits very nicely with my goals and is my top realistic choice - maybe they just know that I will apply anyway, but man, those $85 fees add up...

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Re: Boston University C/O 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby carmtastic » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:38 pm

Also got a fee waiver after sept scores came out.

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Re: Boston University C/O 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby azpsych20 » Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:29 am

carmtastic wrote:Also got a fee waiver after sept scores came out.


+1

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Mikey
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Re: Boston University C/O 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby Mikey » Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:10 pm

Got an unsolicited fee waiver

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Re: Boston University C/O 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby ashrice13 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:54 pm

Mikey wrote:Got an unsolicited fee waiver

Be still my heart.

Edit:
Also, everyone feel free to quote me/pm me if you have any BU questions.
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Postby Jack_Kelly » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:23 pm

Checking in

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Mikey
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Re: Boston University C/O 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby Mikey » Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:48 am

ashrice13 wrote:
Mikey wrote:Got an unsolicited fee waiver

Be still my heart.

Edit:
Also, everyone feel free to quote me/pm me if you have any BU questions.

<3

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Re: Boston University C/O 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby soca_dancer » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:42 am

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Piggy11
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Re: Boston University C/O 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby Piggy11 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:56 am

Mikey wrote:Got an unsolicited fee waiver

I guess it's just me without one, then. Sigh...
Just adding to my uneasy feeling about not having a reportable GPA and how it's going to play into admission decisions for different schools.

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Re: Boston University C/O 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby audrinainlaw » Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:54 pm

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Re: Boston University C/O 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby jellyjar » Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:57 pm

Checking in! Submitted today!

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Re: Boston University C/O 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby sabraph » Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:08 pm

Checking in! Super excited about applying here.

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Re: Boston University C/O 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby magic » Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:57 am

Checking in.

Piggy11 wrote:
Mikey wrote:Got an unsolicited fee waiver

I guess it's just me without one, then. Sigh...
Just adding to my uneasy feeling about not having a reportable GPA and how it's going to play into admission decisions for different schools.

That makes two of us. :( [removed]
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Re: Boston University C/O 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby hamshotfirst » Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:45 am

Checking in! I'm applying both here and BC, but I'm also taking the LSAT again in Dec, so I decided to tell BU to hold and BC to review. Good luck to everyone, Boston's a great city!

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Re: Boston University C/O 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby sabraph » Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:09 pm

Submitted today!

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Re: Boston University C/O 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby peege » Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:22 am

Does anyone have any idea what they look for with the Early Decision Distinguished Scholars app? I thought my stats were a little low for it but I don't want to not apply for it if I maybe have a chance.

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Re: Boston University C/O 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby wolfonlawstreet » Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:24 am

Checking in! Also, did you all rework your resume to list literally every job, even though the app already does? I have been working for the past 10 years and listing every job on my resume will make it look much less attractive/extremely long...thoughts?

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Re: Boston University C/O 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby audrinainlaw » Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:51 pm

wolfonlawstreet wrote:Checking in! Also, did you all rework your resume to list literally every job, even though the app already does? I have been working for the past 10 years and listing every job on my resume will make it look much less attractive/extremely long...thoughts?


Assuming the past 10 years are all post high school (don't include HS WE), I would just include the past 5 years or most relevant work experience. The WE section & resume should be pretty redundant, that app section is just to make it in a more readable format. Good luck to you!

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Re: Boston University C/O 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby wolfonlawstreet » Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:10 pm

audrinainlaw wrote:
wolfonlawstreet wrote:Checking in! Also, did you all rework your resume to list literally every job, even though the app already does? I have been working for the past 10 years and listing every job on my resume will make it look much less attractive/extremely long...thoughts?


Assuming the past 10 years are all post high school (don't include HS WE), I would just include the past 5 years or most relevant work experience. The WE section & resume should be pretty redundant, that app section is just to make it in a more readable format. Good luck to you!



Awesome, thank you for the advice! Good luck to you as well!

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Re: Boston University C/O 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby CT6 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:37 pm

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Re: Boston University C/O 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby barcafan202 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:14 am

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