Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Despite the snow, campus is really starting to "Bloom"

This is a busy time of year, as I am reading applications and making admissions decisions on the applicants hoping to join BU’s Class of 2018. For the seniors who have already been accepted to BU or who are awaiting a decision, the best advice I can give you is this: VISIT our campus if you have not already done so. 

I think the college visit is one of the most important factors in helping a student decide where to attend. Visiting the campus can bring to life everything viewed online or in university literature. Further, it gives prospective students the opportunity get a true sense of the campus community – and if it is a good fit for them! Prospective students can visit Monday through Friday as well as a few Saturday visits this semester. We are also having a special day for accepted seniors – Admitted Students Day.

My next piece of advice for accepted students is to file your FAFSA! If you are planning to receive financial aid, you must complete a FAFSA. If you and your parents are going through the college process for the first time, consult your guidance counselor or attend a college fair/financial aid workshop for assistance. If you have applied more than four weeks ago and have yet to receive a decision from BU, please check your student status by logging into your Husky Account to make sure we haven’t requested additional information from you (i.e. first marking period or midyear grades, senior SAT/ACT scores, etc.).

The last piece of advice I can give you, whether you have been accepted or not, is this: start saving your money! College is expensive, especially textbooks. If your parents and family have given you money for birthdays, holidays or if you are working a part-time job, you should definitely set some money aside so you can pay for the things you will need in college. I hope you find this information helpful…until next time!

— Cerick Austin, Assistant Director of Admissions #FutureHusky

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