BC/BU ASW

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benetnash
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BC/BU ASW

Postby benetnash » Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:47 pm

I believe the ASW for both Boston College and Boston University are March 26th. Is anyone accepted to both schools planning on attending one event over the other? I'm flying in from WA State for the weekend and am not sure how to divide my time.

Also, what's the plan for lodging? Any ideas?

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Re: BC/BU ASW

Postby itsfine » Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:56 pm

i hope i get to choose to go to one over the other

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Re: BC/BU ASW

Postby forty-two » Sun Feb 28, 2010 2:58 am

benetnash wrote:I believe the ASW for both Boston College and Boston University are March 26th. Is anyone accepted to both schools planning on attending one event over the other? I'm flying in from WA State for the weekend and am not sure how to divide my time.

Also, what's the plan for lodging? Any ideas?


Right now I'm leaning towards BU, but I like really BC too, so I'm waiting on scholarship money before I make a final decision.

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Re: BC/BU ASW

Postby beamsmehome » Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:46 pm

benetnash wrote:I believe the ASW for both Boston College and Boston University are March 26th. Is anyone accepted to both schools planning on attending one event over the other? I'm flying in from WA State for the weekend and am not sure how to divide my time.

Also, what's the plan for lodging? Any ideas?


I'm doing the same thing. I plan on dividing my time; I would like to visit both. I'm not sure how to do that yet, though. I got a call from a BU student over the weekend and asked her about this. She said she would inquire and someone would get back to me, so if I get any new info I will post it.

As for lodgings, I am lucky because I can stay with someone I know who lives in Boston. Otherwise, I think some schools have discounts at hotels or maybe the option of rooming with a student for the weekend.

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Re: BC/BU ASW

Postby tram988 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:49 pm

I think I'm just going to the BC one. I'll be driving up for the day from CT (about a two hours drive.)

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Re: BC/BU ASW

Postby dakatz » Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:50 pm

Seeing as BC is waiting to send out scholarship info, I'm tentatively going to the BU one, since they have already made me a really nice offer. If BC throws something good my way in the next 2 weeks, I may reconsider.

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Re: BC/BU ASW

Postby Blindmelon » Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:55 pm

tram988 wrote:I think I'm just going to the BC one. I'll be driving up for the day from CT (about a two hours drive.)


You weren't accepted to BU - so of course you're only going to the BC one.

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Re: BC/BU ASW

Postby tram988 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:56 pm

Blindmelon wrote:
tram988 wrote:I think I'm just going to the BC one. I'll be driving up for the day from CT (about a two hours drive.)


You weren't accepted to BU - so of course you're only going to the BC one.

I was waitlisted. I didn't know this precluded me from attending the BU one? Why the animosity?

I thought waitlisted applicants could attend ASW? If not, I'll live!

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Re: BC/BU ASW

Postby Blindmelon » Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:01 pm

tram988 wrote:
Blindmelon wrote:
tram988 wrote:I think I'm just going to the BC one. I'll be driving up for the day from CT (about a two hours drive.)


You weren't accepted to BU - so of course you're only going to the BC one.

I was waitlisted. I didn't know this precluded me from attending the BU one? Why the animosity?

I thought waitlisted applicants could attend ASW? If not, I'll live!


Haha... no animosity. But yea, Accepted Student Weekends are for Accepted Students - didn't realize people didn't know that.

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Re: BC/BU ASW

Postby tram988 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:02 pm

Ohh I thought I read awhile back that waitlisted applicants could go as well. I guess this makes my decision easier :P

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Re: BC/BU ASW

Postby therealfp » Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:24 pm

benetnash wrote:I believe the ASW for both Boston College and Boston University are March 26th. Is anyone accepted to both schools planning on attending one event over the other? I'm flying in from WA State for the weekend and am not sure how to divide my time.

Also, what's the plan for lodging? Any ideas?


I'm going to the BU preview, but I'll be staying with my friend who goes to BC, so it's sort of like I'll be attending both... :?

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Re: BC/BU ASW

Postby cboo » Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:06 pm

I'm finding this really frustrating. Why can't they have them back-to-back instead of on the same day?

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Re: BC/BU ASW

Postby therealfp » Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:33 pm

cboo wrote:I'm finding this really frustrating. Why can't they have them back-to-back instead of on the same day?


they can, but they won't, because nobody likes a Thursday preview day.

IMO, denying prospective students the opportunity to visit the other school is just a tactic aimed at securing more admits. So many people have to choose between BC and BU, and those people, myself included, are more likely to choose the school they've previewed (in the absence of other factors). A bit of a psychological game.

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Re: BC/BU ASW

Postby getmetolawschool » Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:35 pm

I'm pretty sure there's also a preview day on 4/9 for BU (at least I hope there is, bc that's what I registered for!) ... so it's definitely possible to do both!

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Re: BC/BU ASW

Postby pollaclc » Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:38 pm

very curious about a way to go to both

getmetolawschool
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Re: BC/BU ASW

Postby getmetolawschool » Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:43 pm

well .. i suppose it's still not possible to do both if you're coming from super far away / paying for flights. neverminddd! :p

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Re: BC/BU ASW

Postby therealfp » Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:22 pm

getmetolawschool wrote:well .. i suppose it's still not possible to do both if you're coming from super far away / paying for flights. neverminddd! :p


that's the issue for me at least

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Re: BC/BU ASW

Postby goblue2010 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:30 pm

i'm in the same boat and can't fly out to boston twice. i'm going to the school that offered me a scholarship (don't want to post too much details on these boards) on the actual day of the open house, and have scheduled a separate tour and visit the day before with the school that did not offer me a scholarship. it was a little awkward to call and ask, but the person was very nice and offered to get me a tour, allow me to sit in on a class, and meet with someone in the admissions office. they didn't say anything about the other school or why i can't go on the actual date, they were very accomodating.

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Re: BC/BU ASW

Postby benetnash » Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:00 pm

goblue2010 wrote:i'm in the same boat and can't fly out to boston twice. i'm going to the school that offered me a scholarship (don't want to post too much details on these boards) on the actual day of the open house, and have scheduled a separate tour and visit the day before with the school that did not offer me a scholarship. it was a little awkward to call and ask, but the person was very nice and offered to get me a tour, allow me to sit in on a class, and meet with someone in the admissions office. they didn't say anything about the other school or why i can't go on the actual date, they were very accomodating.


I've pretty much decided on attending BU's Preview Day, so hopefully I can work out something similar with the administration at BC. I'm still very interested in both schools, so I agree its incredibly frustrating that I've got to give one of them less attention.

Any thoughts on transportation? I'm flying into Providence, RI (cheaper airfare), so I'm toying with the idea of renting a car to make the drive to Boston, but I'd rather just take a shuttle if having a car for the weekend would be total hell/completely unnecessary.

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Re: BC/BU ASW

Postby Small Law » Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:58 pm

I was accepted to BU but waitlisted at BC. Luckily there is a second open house that you can attend if you get off the waitlist at either school. Call the schools and see when these are held. You get the same info you would have gotten without the glitz.

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Re: BC/BU ASW

Postby Blindmelon » Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:34 pm

Small Law wrote:I was accepted to BU but waitlisted at BC. Luckily there is a second open house that you can attend if you get off the waitlist at either school. Call the schools and see when these are held. You get the same info you would have gotten without the glitz.


Dude. You are the worst poster on TLS. Make up your mind... are you A). working at a firm in the midwest like you said in a previous thread B). a law school applicant (this is the first time I've seen you post as one) or C). a disgruntled law student.

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Re: BC/BU ASW

Postby goblue2010 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:49 pm

benetnash wrote:
goblue2010 wrote:i'm in the same boat and can't fly out to boston twice. i'm going to the school that offered me a scholarship (don't want to post too much details on these boards) on the actual day of the open house, and have scheduled a separate tour and visit the day before with the school that did not offer me a scholarship. it was a little awkward to call and ask, but the person was very nice and offered to get me a tour, allow me to sit in on a class, and meet with someone in the admissions office. they didn't say anything about the other school or why i can't go on the actual date, they were very accomodating.


I've pretty much decided on attending BU's Preview Day, so hopefully I can work out something similar with the administration at BC. I'm still very interested in both schools, so I agree its incredibly frustrating that I've got to give one of them less attention.

Any thoughts on transportation? I'm flying into Providence, RI (cheaper airfare), so I'm toying with the idea of renting a car to make the drive to Boston, but I'd rather just take a shuttle if having a car for the weekend would be total hell/completely unnecessary.



I believe both schools are accessible by a T-stop (although I think the T to BC takes you to their main campus and then you take a bus to the LS? I would assume it's pretty tough to find parking near either school??

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Re: BC/BU ASW

Postby kams » Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:09 pm

Blindmelon wrote:
Small Law wrote:I was accepted to BU but waitlisted at BC. Luckily there is a second open house that you can attend if you get off the waitlist at either school. Call the schools and see when these are held. You get the same info you would have gotten without the glitz.


Dude. You are the worst poster on TLS. Make up your mind... are you A). working at a firm in the midwest like you said in a previous thread B). a law school applicant (this is the first time I've seen you post as one) or C). a disgruntled law student.



No kidding. I've seen this guy be everything from a recruiter for east coast law firms, to a prospective law student. But the common denominator is that he always posts on BC threads talking about how awesome it is, or on BU threads talking about about how much it sucks and doesnt' deserve to be in the T35. I'm assuming he's a currect BC student who feels a little insecure.

I've also seen him on Law School Discussion starting a thread about how he "just graduated from BU" and hated it and no one ever uses the library, etc. Uh...everyone uses the library. If you're gonna lie, try and cover up your tracks a little better

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Re: BC/BU ASW

Postby goblue2010 » Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:56 pm

BC's emails about the asd don't specify a dress code. Would it be safe to assume casual if nothing is specified?

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Re: BC/BU ASW

Postby dakatz » Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:59 pm

goblue2010 wrote:BC's emails about the asd don't specify a dress code. Would it be safe to assume casual if nothing is specified?


Definitely casual. During an interview or something, you are trying to impress them and get them to pick you. Think of an open house as the complete opposite. They are the ones who want to impress you and get you to pick them. So totally casual.




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