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mdgold
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Re: BU! woot.

Postby mdgold » Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:25 pm

applied 11/1 and went complete 11/18. 168/3.35 and havent heard anything since the ready for review email. Is this a bad sign? Should a call to check on my status?

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby GobiasIndustries » Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:27 pm

Havaianas wrote: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


I had EXACTLY these stats (including URM) and was flat-out rejected. I hope you have better luck than me!!

(I don't know why I was in here. Bored at work. :P )

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby cae » Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:50 pm

violaboy wrote:
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.


Those of you with high numbers (over 75th %ile) who've gotten in already, did you do anything special in your app to indicate why BU specifically would be a good choice for you? I wonder if BU is currently starting with the higher applicants who they have reason to believe will actually attend?

I didn't do any "why x's" in any of my apps, mainly because it would have looked like a weak afterthought tacked on to the end of my PS.

I live in Boston, as does my SO, and have been working here for several years. I sort of figured that the adcomms could deduce on their own that I might have reasons for wanting to stay in the area rather than go to a "better" ranked school elsewhere.... but now I'm starting to second guess whether they would really note that.

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby SAE » Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:53 pm

Just got a "week in the life" email. Pretty cool.

Now accept me!!! :)
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Re: BU! woot.

Postby slenslee » Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:54 pm

just got that email too...
it's either saying "this will be your life" or "this is what you can't have, bitch"

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby The Pen Is Mightier » Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:54 pm

SAE wrote:Just got a "week in the life" email. Pretty cool.

Not accept me!!! :)


Same email... does that mean we got in?

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SAE
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Re: BU! woot.

Postby SAE » Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:55 pm

Pretty sure it means nothing.

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby violaboy » Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:56 pm

Havaianas wrote:violaboy - how do you have so many LSN hits?


My account is pretty old. I was going to apply last year but then didn't.

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby Cupidity » Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:56 pm

The Pen Is Mightier wrote:
SAE wrote:Just got a "week in the life" email. Pretty cool.

Not accept me!!! :)


Same email... does that mean we got in?


I'm admitted already and didn't get one.

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby hiromoto45 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:58 pm

Cupidity wrote:
The Pen Is Mightier wrote:
SAE wrote:Just got a "week in the life" email. Pretty cool.

Not accept me!!! :)


Same email... does that mean we got in?


I'm admitted already and didn't get one.



I just got that too...do they automatically send that since you have an app in? Or are we in?
I applied first week of January.

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby SAE » Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:00 pm

hiromoto45 wrote:
Cupidity wrote:
The Pen Is Mightier wrote:
SAE wrote:Just got a "week in the life" email. Pretty cool.

Not accept me!!! :)


Same email... does that mean we got in?


I'm admitted already and didn't get one.



I just got that too...do they automatically send that since you have an app in? Or are we in?
I applied first week of January.

Guys, the first sentence says "Thanks for your application to BU Law". Relax. :roll:

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby jks289 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:00 pm

hiromoto45 wrote:
Cupidity wrote:
The Pen Is Mightier wrote:
SAE wrote:Just got a "week in the life" email. Pretty cool.

Not accept me!!! :)


Same email... does that mean we got in?


I'm admitted already and didn't get one.



I just got that too...do they automatically send that since you have an app in? Or are we in?
I applied first week of January.


It probably means nothing. But I got the "week in the life" email about a week before my acceptance in December.

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby Kiersten1985 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:02 pm

Re: Aid Offers

BU apparently likes to wait to send out mixed merit/need-based awards after people have submitted FAFSA's, etc. so to those who didn't receive anything in the acceptance packet (like moi) don't despair just yet.

I called admissions yesterday to see if they send out merit offers after the acceptance packet and the girl seemed to think that was rare, but that they do send out offers after people apply for need based and that can have merit aid in it, too. Weird system if you ask me, but if it gets me money I won't complain.

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby CardinalRules » Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:37 pm

SAE wrote:
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..


I sent the supplemental essay as part of the initial application, before I received any acceptances. It's not really a LOCI. I sent such an essay to most of the schools to which I applied; they're not "why whatevers," just extra essays.

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby CardinalRules » Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:46 pm

jks289 wrote:
It probably means nothing. But I got the "week in the life" email about a week before my acceptance in December.


I got it a very long time ago.

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby cherryalamode » Tue Jan 26, 2010 9:19 pm

I've never received this email! Is this bad? :(

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby rufferoo » Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:12 pm

The Pen Is Mightier wrote:
SAE wrote:Just got a "week in the life" email. Pretty cool.

Not accept me!!! :)


Same email... does that mean we got in?


UHHH..... HOW COME I DIDNT GET THE EMAIL?!
LOL... :(

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby Notor » Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:15 pm

rufferoo wrote:
The Pen Is Mightier wrote:
SAE wrote:Just got a "week in the life" email. Pretty cool.

Not accept me!!! :)


Same email... does that mean we got in?


UHHH..... HOW COME I DIDNT GET THE EMAIL?!
LOL... :(

It's not that exciting to view the incredibly anal color-coded daily schedules of BU students.

You aren't missing much.

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby CardinalRules » Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:28 pm

Notor wrote:
rufferoo wrote:
The Pen Is Mightier wrote:
SAE wrote:Just got a "week in the life" email. Pretty cool.

Not accept me!!! :)


Same email... does that mean we got in?


UHHH..... HOW COME I DIDNT GET THE EMAIL?!
LOL... :(

It's not that exciting to view the incredibly anal color-coded daily schedules of BU students.

You aren't missing much.


+1. If anything, the email was an un-selling job.

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby cherryalamode » Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:08 am

It's great that there is nothing to miss.

BUT...

To me, the point is whether the act of getting or not getting this email signifies anything.

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby CardinalRules » Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:19 am

cherryalamode wrote:It's great that there is nothing to miss.

BUT...

To me, the point is whether the act of getting or not getting this email signifies anything.


I strongly doubt it.

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby jks289 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:43 pm

managamy wrote:
cherryalamode wrote:It's great that there is nothing to miss.

BUT...

To me, the point is whether the act of getting or not getting this email signifies anything.


I strongly doubt it.


It doesn't mean anything except BU has a random system of mass emailing applicants. Sorry to have added fuel to the fire.

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby jks289 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:08 pm

Can anyone PM me the login and password for the admitted students site. I am at work, and thought I remembered it, but am having trouble. Thanks!

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Re: BU! woot.

Postby lovethelaw88 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:15 pm

BU emailed me yesterday and asked to submit an official transcript with last semester's grades. I'm so nervous. My upward trend was broken last semester, but I still brought up my cumulative GPA.

On the one hand, if they were totally into numbers, they would have already rejected me. It's something else they like (if I had to guess I'd say my PS, GPA addendum was a big help.)

On the other hand, if it really IS something else they like, and they're willing to overlook the numbers, why do my grades last semester matter?

Thoughts? Please...I'm dying here.
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Re: BU! woot.

Postby moonmaster3 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:17 pm

lovethelaw88 wrote:BU emailed me yesterday and asked to submit an official transcript with last semester's grades. I hand delivered that today (I go to BU and they said it was ok.) I'm so nervous. My upward trend was broken last semester, but I still brought up my cumulative GPA.

On the one hand, if they were totally into numbers, they would have already rejected me. It's something else they like (if I had to guess I'd say my PS, GPA addendum was a big help.)

On the other hand, if it really IS something else they like, and they're willing to overlook the numbers, why do my grades last semester matter?

Thoughts? Please...I'm dying here.


I'm a 164/3.75 and had to send in my transcript as well. I have no extraordinary softs and I feel that if they wanted to WL or reject me...they could have already done it. There is NO reason to ask someone for their transcript and then WL or reject them(assuming GPA stays the same or goes up just a little bit like mine did).

I'm trying to be optimistic and assume that they only wanted to make sure my grades stayed the same and will admit me.




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