THE Boston College class of 2012

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Re: THE Boston College class of 2012

Postby dark » Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:40 pm

I'm in, with nothing but stafford loans to help defray the massive cost. I just found out I'm in at BU as well. Before finding out about BU I was pretty sure I'd do BC... but now ... its agonizing decision time! :D

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Re: THE Boston College class of 2012

Postby calizner » Tue Mar 24, 2009 4:58 pm

kiwislug wrote:BC was my first choice when I was an "applying to ls noob" and didn't know about the rankings. I still really want to go and probably will but there is still that little voice in the back of my head telling me I'd be stupid to pass up X school if I got in. :?


Me too. I keep thinking I'd be crazy to go to BC over UCLA and scholarship $$ at GWU... but I still really want to go. :?

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Re: THE Boston College class of 2012

Postby mickeymousewatch » Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:13 pm

im leaning towards BC. i got into ND. still waiting on some more but definately leaning towards BC at this point.

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Re: THE Boston College class of 2012

Postby galahad85 » Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:54 pm

mickeymousewatch wrote:im leaning towards BC. i got into ND. still waiting on some more but definately leaning towards BC at this point.


What makes you prefer BC over ND?

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Re: THE Boston College class of 2012

Postby mickeymousewatch » Wed Mar 25, 2009 2:18 am

Nd's n bc's employment prospects seem comparable in terms of big law. But I'm from nj/ny so the fact that nd is in indiana isnt too appealing to me personally even tho its a great school. I have yet to visit either tho (I got accepted to both of them on the same day yesterday). Nd gave me 14k... Hoping bc will give me some money too. In my mind at this pt I feel like their reputations n quality r similar. So I'm taking geography more heavily into account. Someone plz correct me if my line of thinking is way off. Also sorry for the grammar. Typing from a bb n not revising

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Re: THE Boston College class of 2012

Postby theskippa10 » Sat Mar 28, 2009 9:19 pm

what'd you guys think of the ASD?

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Re: THE Boston College class of 2012

Postby tjb » Sun Mar 29, 2009 1:57 pm

theskippa10 wrote:what'd you guys think of the ASD?


I had an amazing time! I sat next to Dean Garvey during the luncheon & he kept telling me that he went to nerd camp at my alma mater. The students were really helpful with my questions & it was a well-organized ASD. I think I'm going to submit my deposit tomorrow. It just felt like the right school for me.

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Re: THE Boston College class of 2012

Postby atmorris0 » Sun Mar 29, 2009 2:08 pm

Anybody deciding between Boston College and Washington and Lee, both with money but less money at BC?

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Re: THE Boston College class of 2012

Postby theskippa10 » Sun Mar 29, 2009 2:59 pm

tjb wrote:
theskippa10 wrote:what'd you guys think of the ASD?


I had an amazing time! I sat next to Dean Garvey during the luncheon & he kept telling me that he went to nerd camp at my alma mater. The students were really helpful with my questions & it was a well-organized ASD. I think I'm going to submit my deposit tomorrow. It just felt like the right school for me.



Nice I am too. I'm from around Boston, so if you need help finding your way around or where to look for housing or anything, let me know

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Re: THE Boston College class of 2012

Postby tjb » Sun Mar 29, 2009 4:12 pm

theskippa10 wrote:
tjb wrote:
theskippa10 wrote:what'd you guys think of the ASD?


I had an amazing time! I sat next to Dean Garvey during the luncheon & he kept telling me that he went to nerd camp at my alma mater. The students were really helpful with my questions & it was a well-organized ASD. I think I'm going to submit my deposit tomorrow. It just felt like the right school for me.



Nice I am too. I'm from around Boston, so if you need help finding your way around or where to look for housing or anything, let me know


I heard to look for housing around the Brighton area because I can easily take the shuttle bus to class everyday (I don't have a car). Do you think that's the best bet? (thanks for your help!). I'm going to start looking on BC's off-campus housing page, but any other websites that you might recommend?

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Re: THE Boston College class of 2012

Postby theskippa10 » Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:23 pm

there's a ton of boston reality websites, just google a few. Stay in brighton/allston and get as closr to the B line of the Green line as you can. If you can't get too close to the b, just make sure it's somewhere near the green, where is a pretty big line

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Re: THE Boston College class of 2012

Postby rlf » Mon Mar 30, 2009 1:13 am

theskippa10 wrote:there's a ton of boston reality websites, just google a few. Stay in brighton/allston and get as closr to the B line of the Green line as you can. If you can't get too close to the b, just make sure it's somewhere near the green, where is a pretty big line


That's where I'm hoping to live- when do you think I should start looking? At the ASD, a few people mentioned that a lot of students go to the grad off-campus housing fair in June, meet roommate(s) there, and then find an apartment...but that does sound kind of late to me. Anyone planning on going to that? I'm from California so it's not exactly easy to do a lot of apartment-hunting on my own (and I'd also MUCH rather get a bigger apartment with roommates than get a studio or 1br by myself).

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Re: THE Boston College class of 2012

Postby galahad85 » Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:33 am

Am I the only person who's considering grad housing? Seems like it would make things much simpler for me, since I can't do apartment-hunting in person. I wonder if the housing is any good though...

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Re: THE Boston College class of 2012

Postby galahad85 » Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:34 am

atmorris0 wrote:Anybody deciding between Boston College and Washington and Lee, both with money but less money at BC?


No, but I'm deciding between Boston College and William & Mary (with W&M as the cheaper option)... It's a tough call. :?

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Re: THE Boston College class of 2012

Postby theskippa10 » Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:06 am

It's hard to get an 8/1 move in date in Boston. The majority are 9/1s, and June/July 1/15s. So if you do the housing fair, i'd be prepared to move in within in two weeks of that date.

Personally, I'm gonna start looking in may

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Re: THE Boston College class of 2012

Postby SpAcEmAn SpLiFF » Mon Mar 30, 2009 1:04 pm

atmorris0 wrote:Anybody deciding between Boston College and Washington and Lee, both with money but less money at BC?

yea that is exactly me. i got 10k from bc and 20k from w&l. i think im gonna try to negotiate :?

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Re: THE Boston College class of 2012

Postby rlf » Mon Mar 30, 2009 1:31 pm

galahad85 wrote:Am I the only person who's considering grad housing? Seems like it would make things much simpler for me, since I can't do apartment-hunting in person. I wonder if the housing is any good though...


I've heard the grad housing is too expensive for what you're getting, that you could find a much better apartment for cheaper if you did it on your own.

I realize it might be a bit early, since it seems that a lot of people on here are still undecided, but anyone looking for a roommate? I'm looking to live with someone- or more than one person- (preferably female) who is relatively clean, laid back, and knows when to take a break from work to have a little fun. PM me if you're interested!

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Re: THE Boston College class of 2012

Postby SpAcEmAn SpLiFF » Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:35 pm

where is this law validation form they need for financial aid? how come they have no info on grad plus loans?

and is this the address we send to?
Boston College
Financial Aid
Processing Center
P.O. Box 489
Randolph, MA 02368
800/294-0294

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Re: THE Boston College class of 2012

Postby HesperusPhosphorus » Sat Apr 04, 2009 3:26 pm

SpAcEmAn SpLiFF wrote:where is this law validation form they need for financial aid? how come they have no info on grad plus loans?

and is this the address we send to?
Boston College
Financial Aid
Processing Center
P.O. Box 489
Randolph, MA 02368
800/294-0294


http://www.bc.edu/offices/stserv/forms.html#fin for the law validation form. That's the correct address.

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Re: THE Boston College class of 2012

Postby yup » Sun Apr 05, 2009 3:57 pm

Hey everyone--just chiming in as another "almost definitely BC" person. Barring an unforeseen change of heart, I'll be sending a deposit in shortly.

Grew up in the Boston area, liked what I saw on the admitted student day, and excited to get back up there.

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Re: THE Boston College class of 2012

Postby etudiantededroit » Mon Apr 06, 2009 2:18 am

yup wrote:Hey everyone--just chiming in as another "almost definitely BC" person. Barring an unforeseen change of heart, I'll be sending a deposit in shortly.

Grew up in the Boston area, liked what I saw on the admitted student day, and excited to get back up there.


Same here!
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Re: THE Boston College class of 2012

Postby ilovelamp » Wed Apr 08, 2009 9:59 am

SpAcEmAn SpLiFF wrote:how come they have no info on grad plus loans?

+1

Anybody know?

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Re: THE Boston College class of 2012

Postby galahad85 » Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:54 am

ilovelamp wrote:
SpAcEmAn SpLiFF wrote:how come they have no info on grad plus loans?

+1

Anybody know?


Probably because those aren't considered "awards."

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Re: THE Boston College class of 2012

Postby ilovelamp » Wed Apr 08, 2009 2:57 pm

galahad85 wrote:
ilovelamp wrote:
SpAcEmAn SpLiFF wrote:how come they have no info on grad plus loans?

+1

Anybody know?


Probably because those aren't considered "awards."

Good call. And as it turns out, you're right!

I went ahead and called BC about it to see what was up, and they said they don't list Grad PLUS info on Agora. They will be emailing out instructions on how to apply for those loans later.

Also... for anyone who was wondering, they're still not done giving out merit awards yet.

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Re: THE Boston College class of 2012

Postby SpAcEmAn SpLiFF » Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:42 am

just renegotiated and weaseled an extra $5k a year. bc's looking like a sure thing at this point...




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