Boston College Applicants Thread

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queenlizzie13
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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby queenlizzie13 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 2:11 am

BC is being very odd this cycle. Very unpredictable. Some people with great #'s are getting dinged that you would think would be admits. Someone on LSN has a 169 and 3.75 and got dinged.

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby Peg » Sat Jan 22, 2011 7:53 am

queenlizzie13 wrote:BC is being very odd this cycle. Very unpredictable. Some people with great #'s are getting dinged that you would think would be admits. Someone on LSN has a 169 and 3.75 and got dinged.


That's really odd, because I keep remembering that ecstatic guy who had 3.4/161 and got in. Maybe they really do look beyond the numbers...which gives me hope.

I checked my status checker and I just went under review 1/21. I hope I'm not going to be UR for the next three months now.

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby xqhp82 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 1:34 pm

DR on 1/21 and nothing under mailings..... :shock:

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby LSATNightmares » Sat Jan 22, 2011 2:03 pm

As for the mailing question, I got in without anything under mailings. I wouldn't look too much into it.

In reference to the question about merit scholarships: there's no consensus... at first they said January, but elsewhere they said March.

And yes, as someone observed, BC is not afraid to reject people with good stats and let people in with lower stats. I'm not sure why... I really do think they have a more holistic process. I got in with a 162, and I've been waitlisted from lower-ranked schools who are very strict with numbers.

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby rockyIV » Sat Jan 22, 2011 2:36 pm

Personal statements, letters of recs and a diverse background weighs just as heavily as your LSAT and GPA at BC; everyone needs to remember just because you score a 170 on the LSAT doesn't mean your an auto-admit, that shows nothing about how you write and present yourself.

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby maglialoro » Sat Jan 22, 2011 2:59 pm

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby iknownothing » Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:48 pm

Just got home to find a letter from BC letting me know that they are going to have my application in an unloving embrace until the end of February.

Will be withdrawing, good luck to the rest of you folks!

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby atkpl » Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:08 am

For those of you who got DR 1/18,

are we supposed to get the e-mail on Monday if accepted?

Also, if not accepted, do we still get the e-mail?

I am asking this I won't be able to get my snail mail for like another month since I live far far away from America.

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby Peg » Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:23 am

atkpl wrote:I am asking this I won't be able to get my snail mail for like another month since I live far far away from America.


Email them and tell them that your current address is abroad. I did this when I realized I wouldn't be near my permanent address during the application process.

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby atkpl » Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:59 am

Peg wrote:
atkpl wrote:I am asking this I won't be able to get my snail mail for like another month since I live far far away from America.


Email them and tell them that your current address is abroad. I did this when I realized I wouldn't be near my permanent address during the application process.


Thanks for the reply

Did you just ask them to tell you the decision?

Do they do that?? If they do, I would do it right away..

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby maglialoro » Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:07 pm

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby BackToTheOldHouse » Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:08 pm

Decision Rendered today (1/24) :shock: .

So I should either receive an email soon or an envelope at some point?

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby socraticmethodman » Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:09 pm

when did you guys go under review?

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby BackToTheOldHouse » Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:10 pm

socraticmethodman wrote:when did you guys go under review?


UR since 12/3

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby eaglemuncher » Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:11 pm

12/10

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby BackToTheOldHouse » Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:53 pm

Just received admitted email. :D

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby krad » Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:54 pm

Congrats peeps :) I'm a little jealous!

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby BackToTheOldHouse » Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:56 pm

krad wrote:Congrats peeps :) I'm a little jealous!


Thanks, krad. With your acceptances so far, you have nothing to be jealous of 8) .

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby IsleMet » Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:27 pm

In !!! Hooray!

166, 3.6, 2 years Teach for America, Masters

UR as of 11/30
DR 1/24

Letter Sent under Mailings

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby atkpl » Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:31 pm

Anyone with DR 1/18 got an acceptance e-mail today???

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby philswfc2008 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:56 am

I applied on January 9 (improved enough on the Dec. LSAT to make BC a possibility, albeit definitely a bit of a reach). Stats are 3.33/167, non-URM. Today the status checker went to "Application being reviewed"....is this is the same thing as going "complete"? And how long would the wait be now? (I assume I'll here back sometime in late Feb. to March)

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby emhellmer » Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:38 am

"Application being reviewed" 1/24/2010. Finally! It had said "Application Received" since 12/09. I've been considering e-mailing them to make sure I had everything in. Here's hoping a decision won't take another 6 weeks!

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby xqhp82 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:13 pm

My status changed to DR on 1/21 but still haven't heard anything yet. Normal?




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