Boston College Applicants Thread

Share Your Experiences, Read About Other Experiences. Please keep posts organized by school and expected year of graduation.
Countachlpsx
Posts: 4
Joined: Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:59 pm

Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby Countachlpsx » Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:51 am

D/R 4/6/11. I havent received an email nor does it say anything has been sent out.

I think I know what this means, but wanted to see if anyone had any input.

THanks!

columbia86
Posts: 181
Joined: Tue Jan 04, 2011 11:59 am

Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby columbia86 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:36 pm

Countachlpsx wrote:D/R 4/6/11. I havent received an email nor does it say anything has been sent out.

I think I know what this means, but wanted to see if anyone had any input.

THanks!


When did your application enter into review?

User avatar
jpSartre
Posts: 326
Joined: Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:05 am

Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby jpSartre » Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:42 pm

Got the agora login today, nothing under financial aid.

Are there any forms they need before awarding merit aid? I have my FAFSA in

BlueDiamond
Posts: 953
Joined: Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:56 pm

Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby BlueDiamond » Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:45 pm

jpSartre wrote:Got the agora login today, nothing under financial aid.

Are there any forms they need before awarding merit aid? I have my FAFSA in


I was wondering this also.. I have the FAFSA and NeedAccess in already and thought that was all I needed.. now I looked and there is stuff about some validation form, w-2, and an IRS 1040 tax return... uhhh help!?

User avatar
scruffs mcguff
Posts: 304
Joined: Sat Mar 20, 2010 9:49 pm

Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby scruffs mcguff » Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:58 pm

BlueDiamond wrote:
jpSartre wrote:Got the agora login today, nothing under financial aid.

Are there any forms they need before awarding merit aid? I have my FAFSA in


I was wondering this also.. I have the FAFSA and NeedAccess in already and thought that was all I needed.. now I looked and there is stuff about some validation form, w-2, and an IRS 1040 tax return... uhhh help!?


Nothing other than FAFSA and Need Access for now.

Email from 3-11-11:
Many of you have been asking about the documents that are listed as required on Agora. For most people, the only documents necessary at this time are the following applications: 1) Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and 2) Need Access financial aid form. Receipt of these two forms will allow us to determine your eligibility and make a conditional offer of aid. In order to validate your award, we will need to collect additional information--but this does not happen until after the deposit deadline.

We will e-mail you the Law Validation Form and request that you send it to the address on the form with any requested tax documents, after June 1. Please do not send tax documents to the Law School. All requested financial aid documents must go to our processor. You will be contacted via e-mail when additional documents are needed.

Countachlpsx
Posts: 4
Joined: Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:59 pm

Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby Countachlpsx » Thu Apr 07, 2011 1:11 pm

columbia86 wrote:
Countachlpsx wrote:D/R 4/6/11. I havent received an email nor does it say anything has been sent out.

I think I know what this means, but wanted to see if anyone had any input.

THanks!


When did your application enter into review?


2/16

User avatar
jpSartre
Posts: 326
Joined: Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:05 am

Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby jpSartre » Thu Apr 07, 2011 1:16 pm

scruffs mcguff wrote:
BlueDiamond wrote:
jpSartre wrote:Got the agora login today, nothing under financial aid.

Are there any forms they need before awarding merit aid? I have my FAFSA in


I was wondering this also.. I have the FAFSA and NeedAccess in already and thought that was all I needed.. now I looked and there is stuff about some validation form, w-2, and an IRS 1040 tax return... uhhh help!?


Nothing other than FAFSA and Need Access for now.

Email from 3-11-11:
Many of you have been asking about the documents that are listed as required on Agora. For most people, the only documents necessary at this time are the following applications: 1) Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and 2) Need Access financial aid form. Receipt of these two forms will allow us to determine your eligibility and make a conditional offer of aid. In order to validate your award, we will need to collect additional information--but this does not happen until after the deposit deadline.

We will e-mail you the Law Validation Form and request that you send it to the address on the form with any requested tax documents, after June 1. Please do not send tax documents to the Law School. All requested financial aid documents must go to our processor. You will be contacted via e-mail when additional documents are needed.


wtf i gotta do all that need access shit before theyll tell me my merit aid? what a pain

BlueDiamond
Posts: 953
Joined: Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:56 pm

Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby BlueDiamond » Thu Apr 07, 2011 1:48 pm

scruffs mcguff wrote:
BlueDiamond wrote:
jpSartre wrote:Got the agora login today, nothing under financial aid.

Are there any forms they need before awarding merit aid? I have my FAFSA in


I was wondering this also.. I have the FAFSA and NeedAccess in already and thought that was all I needed.. now I looked and there is stuff about some validation form, w-2, and an IRS 1040 tax return... uhhh help!?


Nothing other than FAFSA and Need Access for now.

Email from 3-11-11:
Many of you have been asking about the documents that are listed as required on Agora. For most people, the only documents necessary at this time are the following applications: 1) Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and 2) Need Access financial aid form. Receipt of these two forms will allow us to determine your eligibility and make a conditional offer of aid. In order to validate your award, we will need to collect additional information--but this does not happen until after the deposit deadline.

We will e-mail you the Law Validation Form and request that you send it to the address on the form with any requested tax documents, after June 1. Please do not send tax documents to the Law School. All requested financial aid documents must go to our processor. You will be contacted via e-mail when additional documents are needed.


huge relief.. thanks.. now its a waiting/begging game i guess

mia468
Posts: 31
Joined: Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:57 pm

Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby mia468 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 1:57 pm

So, for those of us who just got accepted recently and have not filled out any need access forms, there is basically no way to know if we get a merit scholarship before seat deposit date? That seems silly... am i understanding correctly?

User avatar
tttlllsss
Posts: 451
Joined: Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:16 pm

Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby tttlllsss » Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:20 pm

mia468 wrote:So, for those of us who just got accepted recently and have not filled out any need access forms, there is basically no way to know if we get a merit scholarship before seat deposit date? That seems silly... am i understanding correctly?


Merit scholarships are awarded separately from need-based aid.

You don't even need to submit a FAFSA/Need Access in order to get a merit scholly

User avatar
jpSartre
Posts: 326
Joined: Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:05 am

Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby jpSartre » Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:28 pm

tttlllsss wrote:
mia468 wrote:So, for those of us who just got accepted recently and have not filled out any need access forms, there is basically no way to know if we get a merit scholarship before seat deposit date? That seems silly... am i understanding correctly?


Merit scholarships are awarded separately from need-based aid.

You don't even need to submit a FAFSA/Need Access in order to get a merit scholly


tyty. was there time for you between when you got your agora login and when the merit aid showed up?

monnguse757
Posts: 9
Joined: Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:43 pm

Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby monnguse757 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:55 pm

I also got the Agora logon today with no Financial Aid posted. Hopefully that means it's coming soon. (Tomorrow would be nice)

columbia86
Posts: 181
Joined: Tue Jan 04, 2011 11:59 am

Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby columbia86 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 6:39 pm

.
Last edited by columbia86 on Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:16 am, edited 1 time in total.

curly3426
Posts: 283
Joined: Mon May 31, 2010 12:36 pm

Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby curly3426 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 6:55 pm

JusticeHarlan wrote:
curly3426 wrote:anyone know what time first year classes run to usually... such an odd question... 9 to 6 or 9 to 5.. or are there night questions?

This year at least, no required first year classes started before 8:40, nor have I see one run past 4 (or maybe it was 4:05). And, obviously, you're not going 8:40-4 every day (or even any day, necessarily)

Upper level classes are more spread out: I think I saw one at 8, and there are definitely ones at 8:30 in the morning, and a scant few even run at night (I think there's some seminar that's once a week 5:30-7:20 or something, for example).

Quickly looking through the schedule of posted classes for next semester (which may still be tentative), it seems none of the 1L classes start before 9, nor run past 2:35, at least that I saw.



thanks!

mettasutta
Posts: 312
Joined: Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:25 am

Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby mettasutta » Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:10 pm

mia468 wrote:
mettasutta wrote:
mia468 wrote:Hey all, I was just accepted last week and haven't gotten my admit package yet. Can someone tell me when the first seat deposit is due?


It's due April 15. I'm in the the same boat as you.


dang thats quick. Any hope of an extension?


Never mind, I just got my admit package today, and the letter said that April 25 is the deposit date (although the admitted students' website did say April 15).

User avatar
zonto
Posts: 480
Joined: Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:20 pm

Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby zonto » Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:43 pm

I think it's hilarious if BC really wants me to deposit without disclosing any of my financial aid info beforehand.

mettasutta
Posts: 312
Joined: Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:25 am

Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby mettasutta » Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:16 pm

I got my admit packet yesterday, and there was no merit aid. I called admissions and they said that merit-based schollies come separately at a later date, not with the admit packet.

User avatar
nillumin
Posts: 143
Joined: Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:18 am

Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby nillumin » Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:44 pm

I got an email today with a merit scholarship of 18,000 a year. Pretty exciting, I wasn't really considering Boston College because of the cost....but feel that it might be worth it over big scholarships at Wake/Nova....it will still be expensive even 18,000 a year though.

I am probably going to schedule a visit at this point, I've never seen/been to campus.

BlueDiamond
Posts: 953
Joined: Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:56 pm

Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby BlueDiamond » Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:47 pm

nillumin wrote:I got an email today with a merit scholarship of 18,000 a year. Pretty exciting, I wasn't really considering Boston College because of the cost....but feel that it might be worth it over big scholarships at Wake/Nova....it will still be expensive even 18,000 a year though.

I am probably going to schedule a visit at this point, I've never seen/been to campus.


when were you accepted?

User avatar
nillumin
Posts: 143
Joined: Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:18 am

Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby nillumin » Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:03 pm

BlueDiamond wrote:
nillumin wrote:I got an email today with a merit scholarship of 18,000 a year. Pretty exciting, I wasn't really considering Boston College because of the cost....but feel that it might be worth it over big scholarships at Wake/Nova....it will still be expensive even 18,000 a year though.

I am probably going to schedule a visit at this point, I've never seen/been to campus.


when were you accepted?


I think about a week or 2 ago. I applied in late January. I'm at 1.64/4.0

SrLaw
Posts: 588
Joined: Mon Dec 27, 2010 8:10 pm

Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby SrLaw » Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:36 pm

Did anyone get any $$$ with numbers similar to a 167/3.4?? I was hoping to get some $ from BC?

mettasutta
Posts: 312
Joined: Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:25 am

Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby mettasutta » Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:07 pm

SrLaw wrote:Did anyone get any $$$ with numbers similar to a 167/3.4?? I was hoping to get some $ from BC?


From last cycle: 167/3.44
In w/ 28K per year

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/scgoalieface32/jd
Last edited by mettasutta on Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:14 am, edited 1 time in total.

curly3426
Posts: 283
Joined: Mon May 31, 2010 12:36 pm

Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby curly3426 » Sat Apr 09, 2011 12:00 pm

Any alumni out there: I have a job at bc that I had while in undergrad. Is it a bad idea to have a job as a first year. I know bc strongly advises against it but would love a students perspective!

Thanks

sullidop
Posts: 351
Joined: Sat Dec 06, 2008 8:02 pm

Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby sullidop » Sat Apr 09, 2011 12:05 pm

curly3426 wrote:Any alumni out there: I have a job at bc that I had while in undergrad. Is it a bad idea to have a job as a first year. I know bc strongly advises against it but would love a students perspective!

Thanks


Only get a job if you can make your own schedule; even then limit to single digits a week. Between finals and memos there will be certain weeks that you simply won't have time for any outside work.

RPK34
Posts: 522
Joined: Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:31 pm

Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby RPK34 » Sat Apr 09, 2011 2:26 pm

curly3426 wrote:Any alumni out there: I have a job at bc that I had while in undergrad. Is it a bad idea to have a job as a first year. I know bc strongly advises against it but would love a students perspective!

Thanks


I know it's against ABA rules to work during your 1L year. However, William and Mary offers a fellowship to some students where they can get paid to do library work and other law school school "jobs." So I'm not sure how things like Federal Work Study programs factor into this equation. If it's a job at a local corner store or something like that, you definitely can't do it, however.




Return to “Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: applicationquestions, Google Adsense [Bot], Keilz, vivirservirlembrar and 17 guests