Welcome to College Confidential!

The leading college-bound community on the web

Sign Up For Free

Join for FREE, and start talking with other members, weighing in on community discussions, and more.

Also, by registering and logging in you'll see fewer ads and pesky welcome messages (like this one!)

As a CC member, you can:

  • Reply to threads, and start your own.
  • Post reviews of your campus visits.
  • Find hundreds of pages of informative articles.
  • Search from over 3 million scholarships.

Official Boston University Fall 2013 Transfer Thread


Replies to: Official Boston University Fall 2013 Transfer Thread

  • that1guyythat1guyy Registered User Posts: 401 Member
    Any admits in this thread? This place is a ghost town compared to the USC thread.

    Can anyone convince me why I should go to BU? I love BU but there are some things I don't like and since I got admitted to USC, I'm really wondering if I'm crazy to decline that school.
  • transferccgaltransferccgal Registered User Posts: 20 New Member
    That1guyy is it the business program?
  • AfroGeniusAfroGenius Registered User Posts: 36 Junior Member
    That1guyy... here's one admit. . . but i guess i'm the only one in this thread that's been admitted to the school of engineering. I'm also looking for some one to convince me why i should go to BU. i applied for financial aid appeal, hope that would work out.

    But truth is i've been wait-listed to Vanderbilt university and if i get accepted there i am declining BU. Because i can simply save 11K by just commuting from home (17 min away) plus Vandy is a great school.
  • that1guyythat1guyy Registered User Posts: 401 Member

    No, communication for both schools.


    I feel ya. I wouldn't have to pay for flights to boston from california if I went to USC, though I'd still stay on campus housing.

    It's just that, there isn't a single person in this thread who is 100% going to BU and is geniuinely excited about it. While on the USC thread, it is a vibrant and lively community of people celebrating their future school. When I compare the two, I really want to be in the USC group. Not to mention the higher prestige of USC and connections in LA. USC alumni are great! And then there's the awesome campus, sports, and people too. People don't seem to care about going to BU.

    BU has a better program for me though. Way better courses and practicum in advertising + hands on opportunities on campus + solid internship options. while USC is just comm theory, which might be boring and kind of useless. And BU gave me 57k in aid, which is almost a full ride. Not sure if I want to take out a lot of loans for USC. Anyways, I'll wait for USC financial aid to come and if its not that less than BU, I'll go to USC.

    Sorry for the rant.
  • sherry920614sherry920614 Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
    At least , I am 100% sure I will go to BU. I love it's LA program and i can't wait to set my foot on the Boston city. For me, going to BU is not only an access to better education , it also open the gate of a completely new life . I also want to know more active people who can talk to me so that I won't feel afraid of going to another country whose culture is different from where I come from. I believe that this thread is not so vibrant not because those who choose BU don't love their future school, maybe they just don't know about this thread. Anyway , I am confident about BU and feel really excited to have the chance to study and live there.
  • sherry920614sherry920614 Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
    @that1guyy Wherever you go, best wishes for you. :)
  • AfroGeniusAfroGenius Registered User Posts: 36 Junior Member
    Sherry920614 I soo agree. I want to go to BU because its in a big city and second since I am not originally from the States I want to have a college experience in a diverse environment.

    That1guyy the only reason I'm waiting for Vanderbilt decision is because BU didn't give me enough aid (only 34k). Taking out the rest in loans will b crazy cuz by the time I graduate I'll have a house mortgage without a house.
  • dpayan7dpayan7 Registered User Posts: 103 Junior Member
    BU is taking so long to inform me of my admission decision. I honestly am sick of waiting, so much so that I don't even want to go if I get in anymore. I'm over it
  • that1guyythat1guyy Registered User Posts: 401 Member
    Then tell them to cancel your application.
  • Aimeewnts2trnsfrAimeewnts2trnsfr Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
    I agree with that1guyy. If you reallly are over it, then canceling your application would be the most thoughtful to those who are still waiting. If you still want to go, then just give it another week! They probably won't take more than that give out the rest of the decisions.
  • Aimeewnts2trnsfrAimeewnts2trnsfr Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
    Anyone else hear back?? I think next week is the last week!
  • Dargor13Dargor13 Registered User Posts: 91 Junior Member
    I called them last week and they said decision will be released before July...
    "by the end of june" the lady said . :banghead:
  • AmberlynAmberlyn Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    Hi everyone. I applied late to transfer from Suffolk university. By the time everything was in to the admissions office, it took 12 days for me to hear back about a decision. I have been accepted into their neuroscience program!

    For those of you who didn't yet hear back... Did you also apply late? I ha everything in by May 21st. They said I could still apply because the commonapp was still open. I am surprised they got back to me in twelve days!
  • chickenfriedchickenfried Registered User Posts: 172 Junior Member
    i am just wondering what dorm are all y'all living in? i am planning on transffering in jan
  • AmberlynAmberlyn Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    All of my classes transferred except my freshman seminar. Woohoo and I have AP credits that will also transfer so I still get to be a sophomore!
This discussion has been closed.