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Re: BU! woot.

Postby CardinalRules » Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:31 pm

AlanShore wrote:
managamy wrote:
Notor wrote:
Geist13 wrote:Since I have been complete since 11/20 and have yet to hear, is it pretty much a given that I am WL/reject? 167/3.09.

No idea, but I was complete much earlier than that. Looks like bad news


I have been complete since the second week of November and have heard nothing.

ok yale.

:wink: :mrgreen:

*edited for smiley faces


Point taken, but I was saying that probably other people with the same completion date shouldn't feel very pessimistic. In all modesty, I would imagine that my chances here are fairly good; they don't seem to YP extensively.

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby Geist13 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:33 pm

managamy wrote:
Notor wrote:
Geist13 wrote:Since I have been complete since 11/20 and have yet to hear, is it pretty much a given that I am WL/reject? 167/3.09.

No idea, but I was complete much earlier than that. Looks like bad news


I have been complete since the second week of November and have heard nothing.


Slightly encouraging since LSN suggests that BU has not practiced YP in recent years. Though maybe they're just trying to decide if they can afford to give you two full scholarships.

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby cherryalamode » Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:41 pm

What is YP?

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby AlanShore » Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:42 pm

cherryalamode wrote:What is YP?

yield protection.

managamy, my SO also hasnt heard back yet and he has very high numbers too. (not as high as yours but well over 75th on both)

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby CardinalRules » Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:44 pm

cherryalamode wrote:What is YP?


Yield Protect. It's a system in which law schools wait-list applicants whose numbers are so far above both 75th percentiles that it's hard to imagine that they would attend, considering that they would probably be accepted at several higher-ranked schools. If a school accepts numerous applicants who don't attend, its yield quotient drops and its ranking is endangered. I am in the potential YP category for BU, but they don't seem to practice it on a regular basis; some schools don't.

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby calicocat » Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:58 pm

Managamy did you get into BU too? Should definitely go there imo

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby somethingclever » Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:59 pm

I was accepted in November. Just got a letter in the mail today offering $45,000 of merit aid over three years. Not too shabby.

Apparently the aid is still coming. :D

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby cherryalamode » Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:02 pm

Thanks guys!

I wouldn't think BU does YP simply because its so well reputable in giving $$$. That attracts LOTS of people!!!

But then again, if you don't think they do it, why are they holding on to some, from what I hear, fantastic applicants? Maybe they just simply take long for some?

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby krispykitten » Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:15 am

somethingclever wrote:I was accepted in November. Just got a letter in the mail today offering $45,000 of merit aid over three years. Not too shabby.

Apparently the aid is still coming. :D


Good to know! Congrats :D

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby Cupidity » Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:19 am

cherryalamode wrote:What is YP?


YP is what happened to me at BC today.

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby CardinalRules » Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:28 am

AlanShore wrote:
cherryalamode wrote:What is YP?

yield protection.

managamy, my SO also hasnt heard back yet and he has very high numbers too. (not as high as yours but well over 75th on both)


Good luck to him! I tried to short-circuit the YP vibes by sending a supplemental essay, but it's interesting that they're holding some of the extremely high-qualified applicants.

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby calicocat » Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:41 am

managamy wrote:
AlanShore wrote:
cherryalamode wrote:What is YP?

yield protection.

managamy, my SO also hasnt heard back yet and he has very high numbers too. (not as high as yours but well over 75th on both)


Good luck to him! I tried to short-circuit the YP vibes by sending a supplemental essay, but it's interesting that they're holding some of the extremely high-qualified applicants.


omg

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby CardinalRules » Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:43 am

Oli wrote:
managamy wrote:
AlanShore wrote:
cherryalamode wrote:What is YP?

yield protection.

managamy, my SO also hasnt heard back yet and he has very high numbers too. (not as high as yours but well over 75th on both)


Good luck to him! I tried to short-circuit the YP vibes by sending a supplemental essay, but it's interesting that they're holding some of the extremely high-qualified applicants.


omg


??? Cute avatar, though.

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby englawyer » Tue Jan 26, 2010 9:15 am

managamy wrote:
??? Cute avatar, though.


i think he/she is surprised that you wrote a LOCI (essentially) to a safety of safeties given your stats

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby Havaianas » Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:59 am

Finally got the call just now and I'm In!

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby JusticeHarlan » Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:02 pm

Havaianas wrote:Finally got the call just now and I'm In!

Congrats!

Now I'm gonna be watching my phone anxiously all day. Mind sharing your #s and when you applied/went complete?

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby Havaianas » Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:21 pm

JusticeHarlan wrote:
Havaianas wrote:Finally got the call just now and I'm In!

Congrats!

Now I'm gonna be watching my phone anxiously all day. Mind sharing your #s and when you applied/went complete?


Thanks! Yeah my heart starts racing at every nonfamiliar area code call... Best of Luck!
applied 11/17, complete 12/2
URM 163, 3.6

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby elevatorlove » Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:23 pm

any other admits get an email from a current BU student, wanting to set up a phone call to talk about the school? just got one from a 1L this morning...

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby JusticeHarlan » Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:23 pm

Havaianas wrote:
JusticeHarlan wrote:
Havaianas wrote:Finally got the call just now and I'm In!

Congrats!

Now I'm gonna be watching my phone anxiously all day. Mind sharing your #s and when you applied/went complete?


Thanks! Yeah my heart starts racing at every nonfamiliar area code call... Best of Luck!
applied 11/17, complete 12/2
URM 163, 3.6

Thanks, and congrats again!

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby RhubarbPie » Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:24 pm

Did anyone get merit aid offers in their initial acceptance packet from BU? I don't think I will attend BU, but I'm interested in what kind of merit aid they'll offer me (GPA at median, LSAT 5+ points above median). I got my acceptance call a couple of weeks ago. How long after acceptances have merit offers typically come in?

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby SAE » Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:56 pm

englawyer wrote:
managamy wrote:
??? Cute avatar, though.


i think he/she is surprised that you wrote a LOCI (essentially) to a safety of safeties given your stats

Haha.. After sweeping HYS and getting a full ride at Columbia, I would not be sending LOCI's to BU. :)

Alas, I'm not in that spot..

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby violaboy » Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:57 pm

hykang wrote:Did anyone get merit aid offers in their initial acceptance packet from BU? I don't think I will attend BU, but I'm interested in what kind of merit aid they'll offer me (GPA at median, LSAT 5+ points above median). I got my acceptance call a couple of weeks ago. How long after acceptances have merit offers typically come in?


I'm above both 75ths and got full tuition in the acceptance packet.

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby Havaianas » Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:12 pm

violaboy - how do you have so many LSN hits?

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby lalalalaw » Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:17 pm

hykang wrote:Did anyone get merit aid offers in their initial acceptance packet from BU? I don't think I will attend BU, but I'm interested in what kind of merit aid they'll offer me (GPA at median, LSAT 5+ points above median). I got my acceptance call a couple of weeks ago. How long after acceptances have merit offers typically come in?


similar (but lower) numbers, and I got $15/year in my acceptance packet yesterday.

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby slenslee » Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:19 pm

obviously i know its 15K/year, but imagine if they gave out $15 a year scholarships, that'd be hilarious




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