Anonymous asked: How much does it cost to do alternative spring break?
Depends on the trip, driving/flying/public transportation/Boston. Flying was $900 this year, driving $415, public transportation $350, Boston $200. There is also an Alternative Winter Break, flying trip $900.
There are a few scholarships offered, the info below is copied from buasb.com
Am I eligible for an ASB scholarship?
ASB scholarships are need-based only. Typically scholarships go only to students who are Pell Grant eligible. There are a limited number of scholarships available. Scholarships are not offered for flying trips.
How do I apply for a scholarship?
Use the following promotional codes when checking out to apply for scholarships: “415Dollartrip” for all driving trips; “350Dollartrip” for either public transportation trip; and “200Dollartrip” for the Boston. These codes will immediately require you to pay a deposit depending on the amount of the trip: Boston $50; public transportation and driving $200. After you have entered the code, you will be asked to submit a short essay (max 250 words) to answer the following:
Please provide a short narative describing why you should be considered for an ASB Scholarship.
When will I be notified of my scholarship status?
Scholarship decisions will be given out on a rolling basis beginning on December 13th.
Anonymous asked: If we overload on courses and take 5 courses can we still do a pdp?
Not for free by using credits. To overload you need to get the 2 extras plus your allocated 18 credits per semester for a total of 20, you will therefore not be able to take a PDP for credit. They do have non-credit courses you can take for a fee.
Anonymous asked: Do you know how test grades are scaled in PY211? Like do they figure out how many points need to be added to the average to get it to a 75, then add that to everyone's score for a curve, or wait till the end of the semester?
They usually curve at the end of the semester, but you can figure it out by looking at the averages and kind of estimating.
timetogoblackandgold asked: The maps were being updated because the admissions center moved. That's why they were/are gone
Anonymous asked: Seriously important question: all the maps on campus (com lawn, smg, gsu, CFA) disappeared yesterday/ today. A few were gone once before during the winter. What's up with that? Do people steal them?
I think they’re impossible (or at least extremely hard) to steal. First thing that comes to mind is that they want to update them or clean them. To be honest, I haven’t notice at all. I’m sure they’ll be back.
Anonymous asked: i have to write an essay for an exam using a "bluebook". are these provided by the professor?
If they haven’t told you/reminded you to get one, I think they’re provided.
Anonymous asked: If we have a group of 3 people, can we request to live in a 4 person suite in Myles and just have someone randomly placed in as our 4th roommate during housing selection?
Yes. You can pull in as many/as few people as you like as long as you can all fit and you are all at the housing meeting. Any empty spots will be filled by housing.
Anonymous asked: what types of things did you do during orientation?
You do an activity called Common Ground if you arrives on Wednesday. You basically go explore the city in a group and potentially make friends.
You go to a ton of presentations the Thursday. Thursday night they plan a bunch of different social activities.
Friday you actually register for your classes.
Orientation for transfers and international students is slightly different but I don’t know specifically what they do.
Anonymous asked: How hard is it to get accepted to do study abroad? I'm worried that my letters of recommendation won't be that great or detailed considering the fact that I wasn't super close to any of my professors last semester. I'm a freshman btw.
Some programs are much more competitive than others. If you’re worried, stop by at the BU Abroad office and ask which programs typically get less applicants.
You don’t have to be super close to a professor for them to give you a decent recommendation. Don’t choose professors who teach huge lectures because they probably won’t know who you are. Choose a professor who’s class you regularly speak and participate in.
Anonymous asked: any must-see/breathtaking scenery around Boston?
This list has everything I would recommend and more