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Do I still have a chance to get in if I have been placed on the alternate list? or is being placed on the alternate list as same as being rejected? hope you guys can give me some feedback! thanks
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It depends on where you are on the list. When did you interview there and when did they notify you that you were on the list?
QUOTE=britesmile83]Do I still have a chance to get in if I have been placed on the alternate list? or is being placed on the alternate list as same as being rejected? hope you guys can give me some feedback! thanks
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britesmile83 said:
Do I still have a chance to get in if I have been placed on the alternate list? or is being placed on the alternate list as same as being rejected? hope you guys can give me some feedback! thanks
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GPA 3.49 Science 3.39
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oh my god, i had an interview there 3 weeks ago. would that also mean i'm put on the alternate list? what does alternate list mean for bu?
 
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I spoke to the admissions office this afternoon and I explicitly asked how many seats are still available, she said something like around half or so. Someone posted about 60% filled a few days ago so BU is def. not filled up.
 

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I spoke to the admissions office this afternoon and I explicitly asked how many seats are still available, she said something like around half or so. Someone posted about 60% filled a few days ago so BU is def. not filled up.


i know, i called and they said the same thing too. but then why is the op on alternate? :scared: :scared:
 

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dunno maybe stats, EC's or a whole host of other variables. They could be like 'hey, this person is good and we don't want to loose xyz to another school but, lets see who else we have before we send out a big envelope'.

D'school ADCOMS, in my experience as a reapplicant, are so mysterious at times it really makes me wonder if this whole waiting game/emotional high-low-high thing is a secret test to see if we can handle stresses of what will come in the next 4 yrs.
 

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Who did you interview with? Do you feel like you performed well at the interview? What was ur GPA like?
 

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Who did you interview with? Do you feel like you performed well at the interview? What was ur GPA like?

me? i interviewed w/ dr. stoute, and he seemed very nice...we talked for about an hour and it was more like a laid back conversation... i don't think it was bad at all.... :rolleyes:
 

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BU told me the other day some letters were sent out to applicants, maybe all these letters were for alternate positions. I am expecting something in the mail so we'll see. But since BU hasnt updated the AADSAS portal to "offer made" for me I am skeptical. However they also said they just haven't updated it yet. So I wonder if some letters sent out are acceptances or all alternates, because it is either one since BU does not send out rejections yet (I am 99% sure).
 

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treasure_island said:
received a letter today...i'm also on alternate list at bu...and i thought my interview went so well :( :( :( +pity+

Sorry to hear about that treasure island, when was your interview?
 

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Sorry to hear about that treasure island, when was your interview?

3 weeks ago..they said that after the inview they would get back to me in 4-6 weeks, and i received the alternate letter 3 weeks later...maybe i'll get another update in another 3 weeks?? who knows.... :sleep: :thumbdown:
 

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Relax people,

BU is notorious for waitlists. Just like someone said earlier, they would like to interview people before they commit to admitting them - it makes sense, wouldn't you do the same if you was in the admissiom committee? :rolleyes:
 

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Relax people,

BU is notorious for waitlists. Just like someone said earlier, they would like to interview people before they commit to admitting them - it makes sense, wouldn't you do the same if you was in the admissiom committee? :rolleyes:

waitlists are common to them? how do u know? where did u get that info? how many ppl do they put into their waitlist?
 

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Do you guys know anyone who get accepted eventually from the alternate list? My interview went really went. I was really confident with my performance and I thought I would be accepted. I was disappointed when I got that letter last week. Hope things will turn out well for all of those who are on the alternate list!!!
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waitlists are common to them? how do u know? where did u get that info?

How do I know this info?... just call them. :)

how many ppl do they put into their waitlist?

This I don't know. As of today, the class has 30 or so spots available. I think you will get in, as the school is about to wrap the last interviews for the cycle and will go over people on the waitlist - and most likely you will if they are your #1 school (assuming you meet all the criterias; stats and good interview).

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Hey guys,

I just had my interview today at BU, my interview was pretty tough, she said that the avg gpa/dat this year is gpa- 3.4 and DAT-21. She also said their were 4500 applicants and a bad year to apply. I am a little dissapointed with my interview, oh well, we'll have to wait and see

Rupesh


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How do I know this info?... just call them. :)



This I don't know. As of today, the class has 30 or so spots available. I think you will get in, as the school is about to wrap the last interviews for the cycle and will go over people on the waitlist - and most likely you will if they are your #1 school (assuming you meet all the criterias; stats and good interview).

good luck
 

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Cold Front said:
How do I know this info?... just call them. :)



This I don't know. As of today, the class has 30 or so spots available. I think you will get in, as the school is about to wrap the last interviews for the cycle and will go over people on the waitlist - and most likely you will if they are your #1 school (assuming you meet all the criterias; stats and good interview).

good luck


if 30 spots are available, does that mean they need to accept a little more than 30, since not everyone will end up going to BU, since they have multiple acceptances? or does 30 include that additional number of applicants?
 

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if 30 spots are available, does that mean they need to accept a little more than 30, since not everyone will end up going to BU, since they have multiple acceptances? or does 30 include that additional number of applicants?
I am not sure how the committee works things out in the selection process.

My guess is, those 30 available seats are technically not available, and are awaiting for security deposits for applicants who have been offered to attend BU. In otherwords, a lot of people (including some of my friends) did not pay their $3000 deposits, so BU will not secure them a spot until they receive the funds from the applicants.

You are right, not everyone will pay the $3000 deposit, either they got into another school or want to wait longer until the deposit deadline is reached. Some schools prefer to say our class is full even though accepted students did not pay their deposits, for BU it's about who secured a seat and who did not.

I hope that makes sense. :)
 

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When I interviewed at BU, I remember that was told explicitly on my invitation that I was interviewing for the wait list. I had my interview with Dr. Stoute as well and he was an incredible person. The week after I was accepted to BU. If it wasn't for the fact that my family are all here in Cali, I would've definitely gone to BU. I loved boston.

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me? i interviewed w/ dr. stoute, and he seemed very nice...we talked for about an hour and it was more like a laid back conversation... i don't think it was bad at all.... :rolleyes:
 
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