Boston College Applicants Thread

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby monnguse757 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:59 pm

Anyone have any advice on what an e-mail asking to up a scholarship should contain, BC is absolutely my first choice, but I have offers of 20k/year from USC and 25k per year from William and Mary. Any advice is greatly appreciated

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby harrijust86 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:23 pm

DR today... no email WL/Rejection on the way. Add that to the Fordham waitlist I got today and the BU waitlist from two days ago and I dont think i will be going to law school in the fall. Bad Day

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby tttlllsss » Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:36 pm

harrijust86 wrote:DR today... no email WL/Rejection on the way. Add that to the Fordham waitlist I got today and the BU waitlist from two days ago and I dont think i will be going to law school in the fall. Bad Day


You aren't willing to do WUSTL w/ $$?

If you apply early next cycle, you might net T14

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby BlueDiamond » Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:03 pm

DR 4/1 .. no e-mail.. I know BC's games all too well though.. clearly I was accepted and their April Fools joke is to make me wait it out.. the e-mail is coming any time now.. right? BC.. please?

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby mia468 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:05 pm

BlueDiamond wrote:DR 4/1 .. no e-mail.. I know BC's games all too well though.. clearly I was accepted and their April Fools joke is to make me wait it out.. the e-mail is coming any time now.. right? BC.. please?


me too! Hopefully its good news! BU Waitlisted me yesterday, and i <3 boston

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby BlueDiamond » Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:06 pm

mia468 wrote:
BlueDiamond wrote:DR 4/1 .. no e-mail.. I know BC's games all too well though.. clearly I was accepted and their April Fools joke is to make me wait it out.. the e-mail is coming any time now.. right? BC.. please?


me too! Hopefully its good news! BU Waitlisted me yesterday, and i <3 boston


i was waitlisted at BU yesterday also.. we must have applied around the same time.. good luck with BC and the BU waitlist

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby mia468 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:07 pm

BlueDiamond wrote:
mia468 wrote:
BlueDiamond wrote:DR 4/1 .. no e-mail.. I know BC's games all too well though.. clearly I was accepted and their April Fools joke is to make me wait it out.. the e-mail is coming any time now.. right? BC.. please?


me too! Hopefully its good news! BU Waitlisted me yesterday, and i <3 boston


i was waitlisted at BU yesterday also.. we must have applied around the same time.. good luck with BC and the BU waitlist


Thanks you too! Hopefully the fact that my dad is a professor at BC law means good new for both of us...

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby BlueDiamond » Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:10 pm

mia468 wrote:
Thanks you too! Hopefully the fact that my dad is a professor at BC law means good new for both of us...


i take back my friendliness in previous posts and now officially hate you (read as: congrats on the acceptance wish I was in your shoes)

edit: and post here when you get accepted so i can open my email while praying

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby curly3426 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:53 pm

BC just emailed me scholarship.... there is hope people

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby Non-Chalant1 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:26 pm

I withdrew recently guys and I had a pretty sizable scholarship. I hope you all get a better package based on that. Best of luck to those still waiting. :D

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby mettasutta » Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:58 pm

IN today! :D So unexpected; I was totally anticipating a WL in light of the fact that I've been UR for ~2 months. #'s are 3.82/164.

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby williorwonti » Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:24 pm

So, I got decision rendered today, but above it still says "in review"...anyone know what this means? Did anyone that had a decision rendered on 4/1 have the actual status checker say "4/3" - mine does...what does this mean? Also, did anyone that got a decision rendered today get the acceptance email as well?

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby mettasutta » Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:33 pm

Has anyone tried negotiating merit aid with BC? I have not received my acceptance packet yet, but based on LSN, people with #s similar to mine have gotten nada, and I'm hesitant to pay sticker at BC when I have sizable schollies from peer schools (W&M and Notre Dame, to be specific). Hopefully I could use those as leverage.

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby apple1234 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 10:32 pm

Withdrew today... hopefully my spot goes to someone on the WL (I feel your pain)!!! Good luck everyone.

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby Sandstorm » Fri Apr 01, 2011 10:46 pm

Just checked my agora yesterday and it give me only a very very small loan. The majority of the CoA is not covered by any loans. All the other schools I've been accepted to have given me loans to cover the CoA in some form. (As well as merit and need aid) Agora for me says below the one loan, "Your application was read for federal aid only. If you would like to be considered for BC Law need-based scholarships please complete the online Need Access application with all parent data".

I did fill out the Need Access application on March 13th, two days before the March 15th deadline, so this shouldn't have been a problem. I really like BC, but I'm only slightly above the 75th LSAT/GPA, so I understand them not giving me any merit aid. But is BC telling me I need to find my own loans and finance law school on my own?

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby RPK34 » Sat Apr 02, 2011 7:12 am

Sandstorm wrote:Just checked my agora yesterday and it give me only a very very small loan. The majority of the CoA is not covered by any loans. All the other schools I've been accepted to have given me loans to cover the CoA in some form. (As well as merit and need aid) Agora for me says below the one loan, "Your application was read for federal aid only. If you would like to be considered for BC Law need-based scholarships please complete the online Need Access application with all parent data".

I did fill out the Need Access application on March 13th, two days before the March 15th deadline, so this shouldn't have been a problem. I really like BC, but I'm only slightly above the 75th LSAT/GPA, so I understand them not giving me any merit aid. But is BC telling me I need to find my own loans and finance law school on my own?


No, you do not have to get your own loans. The federal government guarantees loans that cover the full COA for any grad school. For some reason, BC does not include GradPlus loans on Agora, but I'm sure you can get them. It's weird that they are not listed on Agora, but yes, you can get them. I'd call the school to ask about it, but don't worry about having to find your own loans.

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby ylnechev » Sat Apr 02, 2011 6:46 pm

Does anyone know what percent of BC Law students get merit scholarships? Or how many of you are receiving scholarships? Does anyone know what the average scholarship amount is? Is 12K/year ok? Is BC worth it at that cost?

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby tttlllsss » Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:02 pm

ylnechev wrote:Does anyone know what percent of BC Law students get merit scholarships? Or how many of you are receiving scholarships? Does anyone know what the average scholarship amount is? Is 12K/year ok? Is BC worth it at that cost?


Using LSN for data:
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415 total applicants
110 acceptances
26.5% acceptance rate

28 receiving scholarships
25.4% receive scholarships

18 scholarships AT or ABOVE $75,000
64.3% of scholarships are AT or ABOVE $75,000

Total amount given to LSN applicants: $2,046,000
Average amount: about $73,000

Summary:
Few students receive merit scholarships. Those who receive merit scholarships usually get large amounts. Also, the LSN acceptance rate is higher than BC's overall acceptance rate. Therefore, this data represents a more qualified pool of applicants than normal.

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby BlueDiamond » Sun Apr 03, 2011 3:18 pm

tttlllsss wrote:
ylnechev wrote:Does anyone know what percent of BC Law students get merit scholarships? Or how many of you are receiving scholarships? Does anyone know what the average scholarship amount is? Is 12K/year ok? Is BC worth it at that cost?


Using LSN for data:
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415 total applicants
110 acceptances
26.5% acceptance rate

28 receiving scholarships
25.4% receive scholarships

18 scholarships AT or ABOVE $75,000
64.3% of scholarships are AT or ABOVE $75,000

Total amount given to LSN applicants: $2,046,000
Average amount: about $73,000

Summary:
Few students receive merit scholarships. Those who receive merit scholarships usually get large amounts. Also, the LSN acceptance rate is higher than BC's overall acceptance rate. Therefore, this data represents a more qualified pool of applicants than normal.


you should also consider that not every LSN member posts the scholarships they get

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby tttlllsss » Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:26 pm

BlueDiamond wrote:
you should also consider that not every LSN member posts the scholarships they get


Yes, I considered that, but look at Emory's LSN page. Nearly every applicant has some money posted. This led me to believe that, generally, LSN members will post their scholarship amounts

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby skippy1 » Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:02 pm

RPK34 wrote:
Sandstorm wrote:Just checked my agora yesterday and it give me only a very very small loan. The majority of the CoA is not covered by any loans. All the other schools I've been accepted to have given me loans to cover the CoA in some form. (As well as merit and need aid) Agora for me says below the one loan, "Your application was read for federal aid only. If you would like to be considered for BC Law need-based scholarships please complete the online Need Access application with all parent data".

I did fill out the Need Access application on March 13th, two days before the March 15th deadline, so this shouldn't have been a problem. I really like BC, but I'm only slightly above the 75th LSAT/GPA, so I understand them not giving me any merit aid. But is BC telling me I need to find my own loans and finance law school on my own?


No, you do not have to get your own loans. The federal government guarantees loans that cover the full COA for any grad school. For some reason, BC does not include GradPlus loans on Agora, but I'm sure you can get them. It's weird that they are not listed on Agora, but yes, you can get them. I'd call the school to ask about it, but don't worry about having to find your own loans.



Spoke with financial aid and BC participates in GradPlus loans. I think the max is $100K over the course of graduate school.

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby RPK34 » Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:11 pm

skippy1 wrote:
RPK34 wrote:
Sandstorm wrote:Just checked my agora yesterday and it give me only a very very small loan. The majority of the CoA is not covered by any loans. All the other schools I've been accepted to have given me loans to cover the CoA in some form. (As well as merit and need aid) Agora for me says below the one loan, "Your application was read for federal aid only. If you would like to be considered for BC Law need-based scholarships please complete the online Need Access application with all parent data".

I did fill out the Need Access application on March 13th, two days before the March 15th deadline, so this shouldn't have been a problem. I really like BC, but I'm only slightly above the 75th LSAT/GPA, so I understand them not giving me any merit aid. But is BC telling me I need to find my own loans and finance law school on my own?


No, you do not have to get your own loans. The federal government guarantees loans that cover the full COA for any grad school. For some reason, BC does not include GradPlus loans on Agora, but I'm sure you can get them. It's weird that they are not listed on Agora, but yes, you can get them. I'd call the school to ask about it, but don't worry about having to find your own loans.



Spoke with financial aid and BC participates in GradPlus loans. I think the max is $100K over the course of graduate school.


It's probably not exactly 100k. BC submits a total cost of attendance to the government, which I believe is around 60k. Every student is guaranteed $20,500 in stafford loans. Some students get scholaraships. So the way they calculate gradplus loans is equal to: Total Cost of Attendence (60k)-Stafford Loans (20.5k)-Any scholarships. So if you don't get any scholarships, you can get about 40k a year in grad plus loans, or 120k over three yeras.

Hope that helps.

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby knotoftoads » Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:43 am

yea grad plus loans will cover the rest of the cost after stafford loans and any scholarships, so no need to worry.

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby binghamtonalum » Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:34 am

for those of us who've been in review for a while now (since 2/9 for me), should we be taking it as a good sign that we haven't been rejected yet? Am I just trying to soothe myself by thinking that we're fringe admits and they're waiting to see how many send in the deposits first?

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby alumniguy » Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:23 am

monnguse757 wrote:Anyone have any advice on what an e-mail asking to up a scholarship should contain, BC is absolutely my first choice, but I have offers of 20k/year from USC and 25k per year from William and Mary. Any advice is greatly appreciated


Yes, convey exactly what you just wrote. BC is your first choice, but you are very concerned about taking on increased debt compared to the scholarships you've received from peer schools. I wrote a letter to BC asking for money and got a small amount, so it definitely works (although obviously not all of the time).

I would probably include a specific reference to USC/William & Mary and the scholarships offered (figure out total costs of attendance and include that figure as well) and include the difference in the cost of attending schools at the current scholarship offers. Something along the lines of I've narrowed my choices down to these three schools and include total costs of attendance.

I would try to include some line that says you are really committed to BC (and the Boston market) if they can make the cost of attendance competitive with the other schools you've received scholarships for it would make your decision to attend BC much easier.




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