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*BOSTON UNIVERSITY RD CLASS OF 2020 THREAD*

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Replies to: *BOSTON UNIVERSITY RD CLASS OF 2020 THREAD*

  • classof2020aclassof2020a Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
    Is financial aid something you apply every year, or what you get in your freshman year is what you get for rest of the 4 years?
  • classof2020aclassof2020a Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
    @jjohnross I don't know if that is possible, but I accidentally(?) did that. I applied as Early Decision originally, but emailed them later saying if I can defer my application to Regular decision, because of financial issues. I told them Boston is still my first choice, and they were like okay. I don't know if that helped with my acceptance through. However, I still won't be able to attend BU even through it is my #1 choice and is my dream school, because of financial reasons.... They gave me no financial aid or scholarships (international) whatsoever.. So good luck with the decisions guys.
  • NYUDreamer1NYUDreamer1 Registered User Posts: 83 Junior Member
    Accepted to CAS with presidential scholarship (international)!! Congrats everyone!!
  • xinjiexinjie Registered User Posts: 23 Junior Member
    Accepted to Questrom for Finance (I was too lazy to write the scholarship and honors essays)

    GPA: 3.72 UW 4.3~? W
    SAT: 1910 obviously didnt use this hahaha
    ACT: 33

    um let's see... I dont remember if i put this down but basically asian female in very affluent beach city near la
    Senior Courseload: AP English Literature, AP Physics C, AP Government/Economics, AP Calc AB, Took French 4 first semester and then changed it to TA
    AP European History 4
    APUSH 4
    AP Biology 4
    AP Psychology 5
    AP English Language 5

    SAT II Chinese w/ Listening 780
    Literature 710
    Math II 670
    French w/o listening: haha lets not talk about it but tbh i took it just for fun lets just say under 500
    School: super competitive public like for example probably 30 people are going to ivies plus stanford and the rest
    considering our class is like 650 and everyones expected to go to college at least
    Common app essay: talked about my background and how I made a lot of sacrifices to get a good education for myself like living alone for a year in eighth grade and moving away from my parents in high school
    supplemental essay: i started off talking about how bu was one of the first universities to admit women and that as important to me because it shows that they are supportive of female leadership or something like that...

    Extracurriculars:
    -Martials Arts for 4 years: won a lot of regional tournaments, theres no nationals
    -Varsity track for two years: my school awards captainship(?) based on how many years you have been there so i didnt get it
    -volunteered at a local pet shelter 200+ hours
    -volunteered with a community organization whose main goal is to help the residents achieve healthier and happier lives 200+ hours
    -founded a club based on that organization that spreads awareness about living healthier and happier as a teenager -and to recruit volunteers for the organization(president) 20+ hours
    -secretary to a school club that tutors improverished elementary schools nearby in math 60+ hours
    -VP to a school club that make food for the homeless shelters
    -Editor and co-founder of a student-run science magazine (ran our first publication yay) 40+ hours
    -I worked for my step-dad's dental clinic during breaks
    -interned for a criminal law firm the summer before senior year
    -took japanese in middle school and then graduated from a japanese language school when I moved and got academic honors when I graduated + took japanese classes at the local community college + visited japan during the summer with friends + took in japanese exchange students for two years and i am still in contact with them
    -native chinese speaker thus proved through the SAT II
    -all the regular academic honors stuff, NHS, Principal's honor roll, CSF(california residents)
    probably more little stuff but tbh i dont really remember now haha

    Recs:
    my outside recommendation should be really good like 9/10 cause shes the volunteer coordinator for my organization, known me for over 3 years and worked with me on a lot of projects
    teacher recs
    -ap lit teacher 7/10 idk if he really likes me im tardy to his class a lot but I contribute a lot and leads in the class
    -ap bio love him and we have conversations about stuff all the time 8/10
    -guidance counselor haha idk she thinks well of me but i kind of dont like her so idk if she knows that

    Yep hopefully BU hopefuls should get some insight out of this. Tbh I applied without really considering it as a college i would get into so I was pleasantly surprised and it is now (very typical ik haha) a backup for NYU Stern

    oh yeah so as I said affluent area and so i got 5k/year which is nothing

    Congrats to everyone else who got in!!!
  • cierramistcierramist Registered User Posts: 46 Junior Member
    Accepted to CAS and Kilachand! I'm not going though, it's too expensive and I ended up getting accepted to Wellesley which is my number 1 :) I hope someone on the waitlist takes my spot, good luck! It's a great school!
  • GrapePockyGrapePocky Registered User Posts: 70 Junior Member
    edited March 2016
    I got accepted to the honors college

    Most likely won't be going to BU :( I'm thinking about BC (honors college) vs. Columbia

    When do we know if we qualify for Presidential scholarships??
  • thsoupthsoup Registered User Posts: 27 New Member
    Congrats to everyone who got accepted! I was just wondering, do we get our acceptance letters via mail as well?
  • jswftg2jswftg2 Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    @thsoup yes I was accepted CAS and got my acceptance letter yesterday
  • thsoupthsoup Registered User Posts: 27 New Member
    edited March 2016
    @jswftg2 thanks. does this apply for international applicants? like it comes to us in print?
  • jswftg2jswftg2 Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    @thsoup umm Idk, i'm a domestic applicant
  • AnxietyAttack77AnxietyAttack77 Registered User Posts: 106 Junior Member
    My D got an acceptance folder in the mail yesterday.
  • filmmom1filmmom1 Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
    My S did not get accepted. ACT score of 32, GPA of 3.6 :(
  • RameenRameen Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
    Did any international applicant get their letter in the mail yet?
  • smokinactsmokinact Registered User Posts: 415 Member
    DD accepted to the College of Engineering with a 2220 SAT and 96 high school average but with no merit scholarship. Pass.
  • LouiseNLouiseN Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    @Rameen
    I got my letter via mail on the 24th and I'm international (living in the UK). On the front it actually said it was posted on the 15th if that helps
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