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Boston University EARLY DECISION Class of 2021 Thread

woahitsnicolewoahitsnicole 79 replies13 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
Objective:

SAT I (breakdown):
ACT (breakdown)
SAT II:
Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0):
Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable):
AP (place score in parenthesis):
IB (place score in parenthesis):
Senior Year Course Load:

Subjective:

Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):

Job/Work Experience:

Volunteer/Community service:


Essays:

Recommendation Letters:

Applied for Financial Aid?:
Intended Major:
State (if domestic applicant):
Country (if international applicant):
School Type:
Ethnicity:
Gender:
Income Bracket:
Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):

Reflection

Strengths:
Weaknesses:

Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected:
-Accepted to:
-Waitlisted:
-Rejected:
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  • somjelly1somjelly1 10 replies5 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Objective:

    SAT I (breakdown): OLD: Crit. Reading:700, Math:620, Writing:650. NEW: Reading+Writing:680, Math:630, Essay:7
    ACT (breakdown): COMPOSITE: 33; ENGLISH:35, MATH:28, READING:33, SCIENCE:34, WRITING:21
    SAT II: N/A
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): ~3.55-3.6
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): Top 50%, but an extremely competitive school
    AP (place score in parenthesis): APUSH (4), ENG III (3), PHYS I (didnt take the test), ENG IV, SPAN AP, ECON, GOV, CHEM II, CALC AB
    IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    Senior Year Course Load: English IV AP, Spanish V AP, Study hall, Principles of Engineering (Engineering math course), Gov. AP, Calc AB AP, Chem II AP, Econ AP

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
    Dont feel like listing, but quite a lengthy list, including a club that I started and an internship at MD Anderson

    Job/Work Experience: Accounting at a local construction firm, Barnes and Noble Bookseller

    Volunteer/Community service:
    over 150+ hours junior year, about 60 hours combined freshman and sophmore years, recieved Presidential Service Award.

    Essays: Everyone who has read them, particularly the one to the honors college, has told me that they are very strong and well-written.

    Recommendation Letters: Influential for sure. Got some strong ones from teachers, and additional ones from other recommenders.

    Applied for Financial Aid?: NO
    Intended Major: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING W/ AEROSPACE CONCENTRATION
    State (if domestic applicant): TEXAS
    Country (if international applicant): USA
    School Type:Public
    Ethnicity:Hispanic & Native American
    Gender:Male
    Income Bracket:Not sure, but we are an upper-middle class family
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): YES (Hispanic and Native American), second-generation college student, my father also went to law school at BU

    Reflection

    Strengths:Essays, recommendations, extracurriculars
    Weaknesses:grades (freshman year), also ACT math is a bit weak but I feel that my SAT math made up for it

    Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected:
    -Accepted to: nothing yet
    -Waitlisted: nothing yet
    -Rejected: nothing yet
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  • es8712es8712 18 replies3 threadsRegistered User New Member
    edited October 2016
    Objective:

    SAT I (breakdown): NA
    ACT (breakdown): Highest Comp: 30 highest English: 33 Reading: 33 Science: 33 Math: 28 writing: 27
    SAT II: NA
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.8
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): NA but top 20 national high school and prob. in top 50%
    AP (place score in parenthesis): will have taken 11 by end of year, passed all tests
    IB (place score in parenthesis): NA
    Senior Year Course Load: AP Gov, AP Macro, AP Lit, AP Physics, Student gov., digital imaging, internship, Anatomy and physiology

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): TEDx Organizer, ASB President, Junior President, Sophomore President, Destination Imagination (3x Global Finalist), ASB 4 years, 3 year internship at emergency vet hospital, Varsity field hockey (captain)

    Job/Work Experience: Camp Counselor

    Volunteer/Community service: Amigos de las Americas (volunteer and senior leader staff) (500+ hours), fostering puppies (50+ hours)


    Essays: Strong common app and supp, very strong special circumstance essay

    Recommendation Letters: Strong from teachers, other from Principal

    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    Intended Major: Bio specializing in Behavioral Bio (Pre-Vet track)
    State (if domestic applicant): CA
    Country (if international applicant): na
    School Type: Large, Public
    Ethnicity: white
    Gender: F
    Income Bracket: lower Middle class
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): mom w cancer

    Reflection

    Strengths: extracurriculars, recommendations, essay, experience w intended major
    Weaknesses: 10-11 grades, act math

    Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected: univ. of oregon, haven't heard from others
    -Accepted to:
    -Waitlisted:
    -Rejected:
    edited October 2016
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  • TheCollegeKid62TheCollegeKid62 4 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    Objective:

    SAT I (breakdown): N/A
    ACT (breakdown) Composite:30 Highest: Math: 35 English:32 Reading:28 Science:28
    SAT II:
    Weighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.7
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 50th percentile
    AP (place score in parenthesis): AP World, APUSH, AP Environmental Science, AP Calc AB, AP Micro Economics
    IB (place score in parenthesis):
    Senior Year Course Load: AP Micro, AP Calc AB, APES, Symphonic Band,

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Many don't feel like listing them all

    Job/Work Experience:

    Volunteer/Community service: Same as above


    Essays: Well written, strong supplement

    Recommendation Letters: mediocre
    Applied for Financial Aid?:yes
    Intended Major: elementary education
    State (if domestic applicant):
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type:
    Ethnicity:Asian (Korean)
    Gender:M
    Income Bracket:
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):

    Reflection

    Strengths:
    Weaknesses:
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  • hycreyhycrey 63 replies1 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Good luck everybody!

    Objective:

    SAT I (breakdown): 2140 – 690 CR 770 Math 680 Writing, will take again in November
    ACT (breakdown): N/A
    SAT II: Math II 760 Biology E 760 Literature 670
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.73
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): N/A
    AP (place score in parenthesis): AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Psychology, AP Statistics, AP Environmental Science, AP Music Theory, AP English Literature and Composition
    IB (place score in parenthesis):
    Senior Year Course Load: AP Statistics, AP English Literature and Composition, American Government/Economics, AP Environmental Science, AP Psychology, AP Music Theory

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
    – CYCS Pipa 2nd Chair
    – Certificate of Merit Piano Level 9
    – Speech: Dramatic Interpretation
    – Mock Trial: Pretrial
    – Green Club
    – GSA

    Job/Work Experience:
    – Teacher's Assistant

    Volunteer/Community service:
    – Teen Challenge

    Essays: mediocre

    Recommendation Letters: don't know

    Applied for Financial Aid?: Submitted FAFSA
    Intended Major: Marine Biology
    State (if domestic applicant): California
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type: Public
    Ethnicity: Asian (Chinese)
    Gender: Female
    Income Bracket:
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):

    Reflection

    Strengths:
    Weaknesses:

    Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected:
    -Accepted to:
    -Waitlisted:
    -Rejected:
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  • plshelpme11plshelpme11 182 replies5 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    SAT I (breakdown): 1970 total. 720 reading, 560 math, 690 writing
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.53
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): n/a
    AP (place score in parenthesis): Environmental science (4)
    IB (place score in parenthesis):
    Senior Year Course Load: ap english, ap photo, stat, gov econ, journalism 4, photography ta

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): journalism for 4 years (4 editor positions,) literary magazine (photography manager,) yearbook (1 editor position)

    Job/Work Experience: babysitter for 5 years

    Volunteer/Community service: volunteer for ESL Helpers senior year, tutor at Boys & Girls Clubs senior year


    Essays: supplemental wasn't super strong, but I think Common App essay was

    Recommendation Letters: 2 from teachers, 1 from counselor, 1 from peer who I've done journalism with (probably the best one, but would they trust a peer letter?)

    Applied for Financial Aid?: yes but probably wont get any
    Intended Major: Journalism
    State (if domestic applicant): CA
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type: public, high ranking
    Ethnicity: white
    Gender: female

    Reflection

    Strengths: essay, experience in field of my major
    Weaknesses: scores, lack of ap classes

    Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected:
    -Accepted to: u of o
    -Waitlisted:
    -Rejected:
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  • plshelpme11plshelpme11 182 replies5 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Is anyone else applying ed as a journalism major? I'd love to chat with you! :)
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  • gmunay05gmunay05 1 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    Applied ed as a journalism major too. let me know if you want to chat
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  • sg1199sg1199 13 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    SAT I (breakdown): Didn't Take
    ACT (breakdown): 32 Overall. English (33), Math (30), Reading (29), Science (34).
    SAT II: Didn't Take
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): About a 3.7. (My school does GPAs out of 100, and mine's a 90)
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): School doesn't rank.
    AP (place score in parenthesis): AP US History (3), AP Government (senior year class), AP Psychology (senior year class)
    IB (place score in parenthesis): none.
    Senior Year Course Load:
    -College Writing/Contemporary Literature
    -Architecture II
    -College Spanish
    -College Calculus
    -AP Psychology
    -Drawing and Painting II
    -AP Government

    Subjective:

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
    -Boy Scouts (Senior Patrol Leader)
    -National Art Honor Society
    -Art Club
    -Architecture Club
    -Science Olympiads
    -Russian Independent Study

    Job/Work Experience:
    -Worked in the bag room of a golf course over the summer

    Volunteer/Community service:
    -Boy Scouts of America
    -Many volunteer hours in NAHS

    Essays: Strong. Wrote about the square knot and how it has helped me throughout my life.

    Recommendation Letters: Strong. Got one from my Math teacher that said I was most likely to excell in Mathematics. Got another from my Chem teacher who frequently told me I was the best in class. I also got one from my Scoutmaster.

    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    Intended Major: Engineering
    State (if domestic applicant): NY
    Country (if international applicant): USA
    School Type:
    Ethnicity: White
    Gender: Male
    Income Bracket: Middle Class
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): n/a

    Reflection

    Strengths: Essay, EC's, Recommendation Letters, Volunteer work.
    Weaknesses: GPA, Senior Year first quarter grades (I was sick a ton during the first quarter).

    Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected:
    -Accepted to: Wentworth Institute of Technology
    -Waitlisted: None
    -Rejected: None
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  • meganf373meganf373 1 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    I applied ed to journalism too! good luck to you all!
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  • plshelpme11plshelpme11 182 replies5 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @meganf373 good luck!!
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  • grafsmgmsgrafsmgms 13 replies3 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Going through posts from earlier years, I've seen that BU ED I decisions are usually announced the friday before Dec. 15....which would be this friday!!! Would they continue with their pattern b/c Dec. 9 seems too early compared to Dec.15....thoughts?
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  • es8712es8712 18 replies3 threadsRegistered User New Member
    @grafsmgms thats what ive been hoping!!!! im so nervous so I really hope so but I could also see them waiting until like tuesday since it seems pretty early
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  • plshelpme11plshelpme11 182 replies5 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    maybe one of us should call them and ask if they know yet
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  • woahitsnicolewoahitsnicole 79 replies13 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    oh my god that's terrible because i'm going to be on a plane to Florida and my parents won't be with me
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  • woahitsnicolewoahitsnicole 79 replies13 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    someone pls call and ask for me!! this is very bad for me cause I know I won't be able to wait until Monday to find out if I get an email on Friday....but at the same time it could literally ruin my entire week and I won't be home
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  • plshelpme11plshelpme11 182 replies5 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    i really hope it's friday. tbh for me, being away from my parents would probably help in reducing my stress haha
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  • woahitsnicolewoahitsnicole 79 replies13 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    if I get accepted, I celebrate with my family (parents excluded) for the weekend. if I get rejected, i'll be miserable the entire time
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  • plshelpme11plshelpme11 182 replies5 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    i'm stressed bc it's really so iffy whether or not i could get in. i know it's unlikely that i will but i can't help but hope
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  • woahitsnicolewoahitsnicole 79 replies13 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    you never know. it's a target school for me, but honestly anything could happen. you'll end up happy no matter what the results :)
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  • student697832student697832 35 replies5 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Someone definitely call tomorrow haha. SO NERVOUS!
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