Boston College Law School - 2013

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Re: Boston College Law School - 2013

Postby daniel5215 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:08 am

sullidop wrote:
daniel5215 wrote:LSAT 169
UGPA 3.2
Chinese int'l app
Any chance in at BC?


With a 169, I'd definitely say that you have a shot. I'm not sure how much BC weights intl status, but it can't hurt--they're always going on about diversity and stuff like that.


Yesterday I learned that LSAC will not process transcripts from foreign countries the same way as they do to American ones, which means BC will only see my average score (around 86.5-87, which is pretty good among Chinese applicants). I have my school sent a certificate stating that I have a 3.7 out of 4.0 UGPA based on my school's grading system. Dunno how much that works.

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Re: Boston College Law School - 2013

Postby sullidop » Thu Oct 22, 2009 3:32 pm

daniel5215 wrote:
sullidop wrote:
daniel5215 wrote:LSAT 169
UGPA 3.2
Chinese int'l app
Any chance in at BC?


With a 169, I'd definitely say that you have a shot. I'm not sure how much BC weights intl status, but it can't hurt--they're always going on about diversity and stuff like that.


Yesterday I learned that LSAC will not process transcripts from foreign countries the same way as they do to American ones, which means BC will only see my average score (around 86.5-87, which is pretty good among Chinese applicants). I have my school sent a certificate stating that I have a 3.7 out of 4.0 UGPA based on my school's grading system. Dunno how much that works.


That's cool, I'd expect some sort of scholarship.

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Re: Boston College Law School - 2013

Postby daniel5215 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:25 pm

sullidop wrote:
daniel5215 wrote:
sullidop wrote:
daniel5215 wrote:LSAT 169
UGPA 3.2
Chinese int'l app
Any chance in at BC?


With a 169, I'd definitely say that you have a shot. I'm not sure how much BC weights intl status, but it can't hurt--they're always going on about diversity and stuff like that.


Yesterday I learned that LSAC will not process transcripts from foreign countries the same way as they do to American ones, which means BC will only see my average score (around 86.5-87, which is pretty good among Chinese applicants). I have my school sent a certificate stating that I have a 3.7 out of 4.0 UGPA based on my school's grading system. Dunno how much that works.


That's cool, I'd expect some sort of scholarship.


yea, definitely. I need money!!!

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Re: Boston College Law School - 2013

Postby elevatorlove » Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:20 am

hmmm i would take BC or BU. applied to both yesterday!

i have a 167 & 3.6 GPA. decent chance, right?

are most of you from the northeast or looking to relocate? i'm on the west coast right now but have never wanted to stay here...

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Re: Boston College Law School - 2013

Postby TheJudge » Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:48 am

Blindmelon wrote:
imisscollege wrote:
Blindmelon wrote:BC is an LSAT game, BU is mostly a GPA game. A lot of people get into one and not the other depending on how they split.


based on my convos last year with them (the bu one in person), I want to disagree to some degree.


How so? I'm at BU right now and know lots of people that didn't get into BC. I also have a lot of friends who got into BC, but not BU. Its really weird being that they are peer school in almost every aspect.



Considering that both schools are very similar in a lot of respects, maybe there is some communication between the two schools to keep the yield low?!? I mean, for me, if I don't get into any t14, then it will definitely come down to a selection between BU and BC for me and I honestly don't care that much which one it is.

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Re: Boston College Law School - 2013

Postby mikcou » Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:44 am

Does anyone know for sure what the LSAT policy is? I was assuming it was the highest score but was wondering if anyone else knew for sure.

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Re: Boston College Law School - 2013

Postby hypermeganet » Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:03 pm

I kind of want to apply as I really like their environmental law program, but their app fee + their penchant for rejecting 164/3.8x+ has me turned off. And every email I send comes back with a canned response, even when it involves non-admissions people!

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Re: Boston College Law School - 2013

Postby vsg211 » Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:16 pm

does anyone know if applying EA boosts your chances at all? or is it basically just them notifying you early?

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Re: Boston College Law School - 2013

Postby Blindmelon » Tue Oct 27, 2009 2:09 pm

hypermeganet wrote:I kind of want to apply as I really like their environmental law program, but their app fee + their penchant for rejecting 164/3.8x+ has me turned off. And every email I send comes back with a canned response, even when it involves non-admissions people!


164/3.8 here and I got in during the first round of admissions. Make sure you have a good GPA. They also love people who went to good UGs in the NE. You'll get into BU with that if it matters to you. BU is much less LSAT heavy than BC.

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Re: Boston College Law School - 2013

Postby sullidop » Tue Oct 27, 2009 6:59 pm

mikcou wrote:Does anyone know for sure what the LSAT policy is? I was assuming it was the highest score but was wondering if anyone else knew for sure.


BC considers, but does not average, all of the LSAT scores. Basically, if its between a 3.x/166 and 3.x/159&166...they'll take the first.

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Re: Boston College Law School - 2013

Postby MissLucky » Thu Oct 29, 2009 2:02 pm

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Re: Boston College Law School - 2013

Postby imisscollege » Thu Oct 29, 2009 2:36 pm

MissLucky wrote:Chances at BC with a 3.62 and 161/164 EA?


i'd guess on the lower side but not impossible

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Re: Boston College Law School - 2013

Postby MissLucky » Thu Oct 29, 2009 2:48 pm

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Re: Boston College Law School - 2013

Postby imisscollege » Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:15 pm

their medians increased

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Re: Boston College Law School - 2013

Postby hypermeganet » Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:18 pm

They have a 166 median LSAT.

They are going to fight tooth and nail to keep that.

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Re: Boston College Law School - 2013

Postby MissLucky » Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:23 pm

hypermeganet wrote:They have a 166 median LSAT.

They are going to fight tooth and nail to keep that.


Where did you get that information from? This is what the most recent ABA data says...

http://officialguide.lsac.org/SearchRes ... BA3083.pdf

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Re: Boston College Law School - 2013

Postby imisscollege » Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:28 pm

MissLucky wrote:
hypermeganet wrote:They have a 166 median LSAT.

They are going to fight tooth and nail to keep that.


Where did you get that information from? This is what the most recent ABA data says...

http://officialguide.lsac.org/SearchRes ... BA3083.pdf


I base this both on the fact that multiple posters on this forum have said it and the fact that i got rejected with a 165 and a 3.63, applying EA from a top LA undergrad in MA and no screaming reason that I should have been. While theres a good chance they might not love something in my ap, it wouldn't have made much sense to reject me if they were gonna keep the 164 avg

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Re: Boston College Law School - 2013

Postby MissLucky » Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:32 pm

well the fact that anonymous posters are saying the median is higher and that your higher #s were rejected doesn't mean the official ABA published median of 164 and 3.64 is wrong. sadly #s higher than the medians do get rejected and ima value slightly more heavily the word of the ABA over anonymous TLS posters when it comes to stats

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Re: Boston College Law School - 2013

Postby imisscollege » Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:35 pm

if enough anon posters are all saying the exact same thing and my personal experience and LSN for last year reflects it, it makes it true. check lsn. you have a low chance of having gotten in this past year with your numbers and this cycles just gonna be harder. apply now EA. if you get lucky you'll be held, retake for a 3rd time in december.

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Re: Boston College Law School - 2013

Postby MissLucky » Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:38 pm

imisscollege wrote:if enough anon posters are all saying the exact same thing and my personal experience and LSN for last year reflects it, it makes it true. check lsn. you have a low chance of having gotten in this past year with your numbers and this cycles just gonna be harder. apply now EA. if you get lucky you'll be held, retake for a 3rd time in december.


i really don't think lsn is a great way of judging these things at all - it's self selective and showcases an incredibly limited # of applicants. anyways, yea, i'm definitely going to retake in december (though I really don't have any study materials or much time/drive to study...just gonna have a clear head and execute well).

if you don't mind me asking, where did you end up getting in with your #s?

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Re: Boston College Law School - 2013

Postby imisscollege » Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:48 pm

i ended up waitlisted at bu and ut and held early at bc before being rejected. got into fordham and some t2's. numbers were 3.6, 164/165. took it a 3rd time did way way better on my lsat and using my complete undergrad gpa which is a point higher so now i'm doing bc gw fordham and coating #'s 20-6 (minus like wash u and vandy) and EDing to nyu. so we'll see how that goes.

moral of the story--no real reason NOT to take the lsat 3 times

waiting a year and working and then reapplying is always a good decision. nowhere to go but up.

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Re: Boston College Law School - 2013

Postby MissLucky » Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:50 pm

imisscollege wrote:i ended up waitlisted at bu and ut and held early at bc before being rejected. got into fordham and some t2's. numbers were 3.6, 164/165. took it a 3rd time did way way better on my lsat and using my complete undergrad gpa which is a point higher so now i'm doing bc gw fordham and coating #'s 20-6 (minus like wash u and vandy) and EDing to nyu. so we'll see how that goes.

moral of the story--no real reason NOT to take the lsat 3 times

waiting a year and working and then reapplying is always a good decision. nowhere to go but up.


that's great! how did you study for the lsat a 3rd time??

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Re: Boston College Law School - 2013

Postby imisscollege » Thu Oct 29, 2009 4:20 pm

it wasn't about the amount of study or the amount of hours. it got to the point where i internalized all the arguments. like literally i would not get any argument wrong ever and i would write out the answer before even looking at them and i'd end up with extra time. i switched from a "find and match" method (which would theoretically work if you had time) on the rc to a viewpoint tracking method (see powerscore although i think the rest of their stuff is useless). and then on the puzzles i used some website called atlastlsat.com or something like that. has to do with the words last and lsat which includes games that are ridic hard and are made up by non-lsat people. if you can do those flawlessly, you can do any game flawlessly.

i dunno i just felt good on that day, a few saturdays ago. third times the charm or something like that.

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Re: Boston College Law School - 2013

Postby GoGators2822 » Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:24 pm

I applied EA to BC, complete 10/29. My status was "decision pending" as of 11/3, and then changed again today saying "decision pending" as of 12/7. Can anyone help me figure out what this means?

164/3.68
URM: Native American Female
Also have a graduate degree

Help. They are my #1 choice school...really would like to hear any kind of advice about this?

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Re: Boston College Law School - 2013

Postby SpAcEmAn SpLiFF » Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:02 pm

Blindmelon wrote:BC is an LSAT game, BU is mostly a GPA game. A lot of people get into one and not the other depending on how they split.

happened to me




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