Boston College Applicants Thread

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby RPK34 » Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:22 pm

Got 66k from BC, which is really making my decision tough.

Btw, does anyone know if the BC Alumni Scholarship is renewable for all three years? I assume so, but haven't seen any info on it.
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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby ukgrad » Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:41 pm

Hey guys- after ASD, I'll be withdrawling. The campus is beautiful- no denying that. I was accept with 3.8/166 and a 20K scholarship. The generous offer got me interested but the great campus and scholly was about the only good thing for me. Oh and I will agree that the university's honesty regarding employment was much appreciated. That being said, I agree with a previous poster about the insanity of not being able to get ahold of anyone in admissions and getting no responses from emails. The ASD (in my opinion) was poorly run and didn't really answer my questions. I was also extremely offended by I was treated by both professors and students after they found out I wasn't from a big name school or the northeast. I was really disappointed because the school itself was really nice... I just really didn't fit in. One professor even attacked
My choice of undergrad research. Oh well... Not for me but for those of you interested- know that it is really an impressive place... lots of student clinical opportunities, journals, study abroads, etc. Diverse faculty, too! Best of luck!

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby bochacks » Sat Mar 26, 2011 7:51 pm

hey guys, so i was accepted 3/14 and my financial aid award just got put on Agora today. If there isn't any merit scholarship listed right now, should I not expect to be getting any? I did send them a scholly negotiation email about my other offers last week, but I haven't heard back from them yet...

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby tttlllsss » Sun Mar 27, 2011 4:19 am

ukgrad wrote:Hey guys- after ASD, I'll be withdrawling. The campus is beautiful- no denying that. I was accept with 3.8/166 and a 20K scholarship. The generous offer got me interested but the great campus and scholly was about the only good thing for me. Oh and I will agree that the university's honesty regarding employment was much appreciated. That being said, I agree with a previous poster about the insanity of not being able to get ahold of anyone in admissions and getting no responses from emails. The ASD (in my opinion) was poorly run and didn't really answer my questions. I was also extremely offended by I was treated by both professors and students after they found out I wasn't from a big name school or the northeast. I was really disappointed because the school itself was really nice... I just really didn't fit in. One professor even attacked
My choice of undergrad research. Oh well... Not for me but for those of you interested- know that it is really an impressive place... lots of student clinical opportunities, journals, study abroads, etc. Diverse faculty, too! Best of luck!


Hmm ... I'm sorry your experience was so unsavory.

Many posters have said before that you shouldn't judge a law school by its admissions dept, and maybe that holds true for this case. I've heard that BC has a very warm environment

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby LSATNightmares » Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:09 pm

Are there still many people who haven't gotten their financial aid award yet on Agora? I applied a couple of days before the deadline (I know it's late, but it was hard to get the info from my fiance and parents).

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby LSATNightmares » Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:10 pm

ukgrad wrote:Hey guys- after ASD, I'll be withdrawling. The campus is beautiful- no denying that. I was accept with 3.8/166 and a 20K scholarship. The generous offer got me interested but the great campus and scholly was about the only good thing for me. Oh and I will agree that the university's honesty regarding employment was much appreciated. That being said, I agree with a previous poster about the insanity of not being able to get ahold of anyone in admissions and getting no responses from emails. The ASD (in my opinion) was poorly run and didn't really answer my questions. I was also extremely offended by I was treated by both professors and students after they found out I wasn't from a big name school or the northeast. I was really disappointed because the school itself was really nice... I just really didn't fit in. One professor even attacked
My choice of undergrad research. Oh well... Not for me but for those of you interested- know that it is really an impressive place... lots of student clinical opportunities, journals, study abroads, etc. Diverse faculty, too! Best of luck!


Sorry to hear that! I didn't go to the ASW weekend, but that's a shame to hear. Btw, what exactly did the professors say about the job situation when you say they were being honest?

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby IsleMet » Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:40 am

LSATNightmares wrote:
ukgrad wrote:Hey guys- after ASD, I'll be withdrawling. The campus is beautiful- no denying that. I was accept with 3.8/166 and a 20K scholarship. The generous offer got me interested but the great campus and scholly was about the only good thing for me. Oh and I will agree that the university's honesty regarding employment was much appreciated. That being said, I agree with a previous poster about the insanity of not being able to get ahold of anyone in admissions and getting no responses from emails. The ASD (in my opinion) was poorly run and didn't really answer my questions. I was also extremely offended by I was treated by both professors and students after they found out I wasn't from a big name school or the northeast. I was really disappointed because the school itself was really nice... I just really didn't fit in. One professor even attacked
My choice of undergrad research. Oh well... Not for me but for those of you interested- know that it is really an impressive place... lots of student clinical opportunities, journals, study abroads, etc. Diverse faculty, too! Best of luck!


Sorry to hear that! I didn't go to the ASW weekend, but that's a shame to hear. Btw, what exactly did the professors say about the job situation when you say they were being honest?


I actually found the Open House to be pretty well run, but maybe I'm easily entertained. I spoke with 2-3 professors and they were very warm and friendly--engaged me in my interests, wanted to learn more about me. I even went in to speak with Ms. Rita Jones about finances and she sat down with me for 15 minutes to explain my aid package (granted, I went into her office and knocked on her door). She actually recognized my name tag and congratulated me on being awarded a scholly.

In terms of honesty regarding employment, I found their perspective to be refreshing. The main point seemed to be "nothing is guaranteed any more at any law school and you shouldn't go to law school to make 160k out of undergrad." The message being, if you don't sincerely want to practice law, going to law school might not be for you. I think they said that 79% of the class was employed at graduation for the class of 2010, which was a significant drop from the 95%+ that they have had traditionally (please correct me if I'm getting this number wrong). Obviously, that's discouraging, but I'd imagine the drop off is taking place at most schools outside of HYS.

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby Countachlpsx » Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:37 am

I am Application in review 2/14...still have not had any communication, Im not sure if thats a good thing...

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby mcgillgrad10 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:02 pm

i'm in reivew since 1/21, this is a long haull

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby curly3426 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:16 pm

for those who got scholarship, how did you hear about it - phone, email, agora

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby ldboston » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:19 pm

I did not get a merit scholarship, but did email back and forth with admissions via the email address specifically for admitted students they sent out.

All my responses were same day--I'm sorry to hear some people are having really bad experiences with admissions. They've been very responsive and thoughtful with me. Even though they ultimately said they could not offer me more than my need based scholly, the email was really nice and not a two liner or anything. Just sharing a positive experience with admissions as well.

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby scruffs mcguff » Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:18 pm

Apparently have a 22k scholarship. Got no email, just appeared on Agora. I even asked someone in admissions if I would get an email first and they said yes. Sorry if this results in people checking Agora as much as they did status checkers.

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby hist_nole » Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:39 pm

scruffs mcguff wrote:Apparently have a 22k scholarship. Got no email, just appeared on Agora. I even asked someone in admissions if I would get an email first and they said yes. Sorry if this results in people checking Agora as much as they did status checkers.


When were you accepted? Did it appear in the Financial Aid tab on Agora (the one that requires the second log-in using the Eagle ID)?

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby tttlllsss » Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:03 pm

curly3426 wrote:for those who got scholarship, how did you hear about it - phone, email, agora


Some have gotten e-mails first, others found it first on Agora. As far as I know, BC doesn't call.

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby cassidylane » Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:32 pm

Hey guys,

I was admitted last week, got my admissions packet today. I'm very interested in seeing if I got a scholarship- what is Agora and how can I log into it? Has the info about it not gotten to me yet? So sorry for rehashing things you have all been over but my forum search has not been helpful.

Thanks and good luck to all!

edit: After mroe fishing around, it looks like an email with Agora log in info comes after admission.

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby scruffs mcguff » Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:58 pm

hist_nole wrote:
scruffs mcguff wrote:Apparently have a 22k scholarship. Got no email, just appeared on Agora. I even asked someone in admissions if I would get an email first and they said yes. Sorry if this results in people checking Agora as much as they did status checkers.


When were you accepted? Did it appear in the Financial Aid tab on Agora (the one that requires the second log-in using the Eagle ID)?


Accepted early December. Got no email. Appeared on Agora who knows when.

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby Lawst » Mon Mar 28, 2011 6:12 pm

Got my ding from BC and BU via snail mail today. Shrug.
I went complete in early Feb. Stats are on my profile.

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby mettasutta » Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:59 am

Countachlpsx wrote:I am Application in review 2/14...still have not had any communication, Im not sure if thats a good thing...


I've been in review since 2/2, and no communication either. Since ASW has passed, I'm assuming a WL/Ding.

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby BEH321 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:16 am

anyone else DR 3/28????

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby MadisonEdwards89 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:56 am

BEH321 I went DR yesterday too...no email yet...

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby BEH321 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:59 am

Same :( I'm trying not to be too concerned yet though because it doesn't seem that anyone has gotten an email yet??

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby mia468 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:00 am

When did all of you DR's go complete??

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby BEH321 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:01 am

I was complete in early January and UR for 10 weeks

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby sargell83 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:05 am

still waiting as well.at 2/11.

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby nillumin » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:41 am

I got in via email yesterday.




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