Boston College Applicants Thread

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby krad » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:11 pm

Gemini Hopeful wrote:
krad wrote:
LSATNightmares wrote:I know I'm late in the game, but I'm in! My work has blocked gmail access, so I had to have my sister log into my email account all day and let me know if I got the email. I ended up getting a text message in the middle of a teleconference call with a client, and I nearly started crying and screaming from joy in the middle of the meeting but had to compose myself.

I have 162 and 3.85 with four years solid work experience. Applied 10/30.

Aggiegrad, I'm really sorry to hear about your status! You're probably overqualified, as I know your stats were better than mine. But don't give up! I ended up getting off the waitlist at my undergrad institution, and they only took 1% off the waitlist. You can beat the odds! You just need to show them how much you're interested in the program.

Congrats to many of you on the board! I may just being seeing you as a classmate!


What a pain, but congrats!!


Congrats LSATN and krad, is that you in the avatar?


Yup...

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby Bela » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:17 pm

mm202 wrote:
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sandwichday wrote:This waiting is making me nuts! UR since 11/14 and nothing! Oh when oh when will I hear from you, BC?


+1 but 11/16. The wait is mental torture.


Also 11/16 - constantly checking status checkers/TLS instead of preparing for finals... :roll:


Right in the middle at 11/15. Judging by LSN they haven't gotten to our dates yet...not that it makes me stop checking my status compulsively.

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby nsideirish » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:33 pm

krad wrote:
Gemini Hopeful wrote:
krad wrote:
LSATNightmares wrote:I know I'm late in the game, but I'm in! My work has blocked gmail access, so I had to have my sister log into my email account all day and let me know if I got the email. I ended up getting a text message in the middle of a teleconference call with a client, and I nearly started crying and screaming from joy in the middle of the meeting but had to compose myself.

I have 162 and 3.85 with four years solid work experience. Applied 10/30.

Aggiegrad, I'm really sorry to hear about your status! You're probably overqualified, as I know your stats were better than mine. But don't give up! I ended up getting off the waitlist at my undergrad institution, and they only took 1% off the waitlist. You can beat the odds! You just need to show them how much you're interested in the program.

Congrats to many of you on the board! I may just being seeing you as a classmate!


What a pain, but congrats!!


Congrats LSATN and krad, is that you in the avatar?


Yup...



Hi. :wink:

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby aidez-moi » Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:06 pm

Complete on 11/16 and Decision Rendered today.

Unfortunately, I already left home for the holiday break. Is there any hope that they might let me know the decision over the phone? I think I read something on here about an email the day after the decision - if I do not receive an email, is it safe to say WL/reject?

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby BlakcMajikc » Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:12 pm

aidez-moi, we completed the same day... I immediately checked my status as soon as I saw your post. Nothing yet on my account. I have developed more and more patience throughout this application process...

LSAT 161
GPA 3.38
Have my MBA
URM

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby queenlizzie13 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:17 pm

BlakcMajikc wrote:aidez-moi, we completed the same day... I immediately checked my status as soon as I saw your post. Nothing yet on my account. I have developed more and more patience throughout this application process...

LSAT 161
GPA 3.38
Have my MBA
URM


My status date is 11/16/2010 as well. Nothing yet on my account either. It still says that I am UR.

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby lunaissleeping » Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:17 pm

queenlizzie13 wrote:
BlakcMajikc wrote:aidez-moi, we completed the same day... I immediately checked my status as soon as I saw your post. Nothing yet on my account. I have developed more and more patience throughout this application process...

LSAT 161
GPA 3.38
Have my MBA
URM


My status date is 11/16/2010 as well. Nothing yet on my account either. It still says that I am UR.


+1

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby aidez-moi » Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:21 pm

Hmm. Well if mine was rendered today I'd be surprised if others didn't receive something this week. (And good luck by the way!)

There's some kind of video email if accepted right? And nothing for WL/reject?

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:22 pm

aidez-moi wrote:Hmm. Well if mine was rendered today I'd be surprised if others didn't receive something this week.

There's some kind of video email if accepted right? And nothing for WL/reject?


Right. video within 24 hours. If you're held, waitlisted, or rejected you get a nice linen paper letter in the mail within 2-3 days (I got my hold on Monday).

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby Bela » Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:27 pm

aidez-moi wrote:Hmm. Well if mine was rendered today I'd be surprised if others didn't receive something this week. (And good luck by the way!)

There's some kind of video email if accepted right? And nothing for WL/reject?


I hope so! I completed on 11/15 and am above the 75% for GPA and LSAT, but I legitimately want to go to BC. (I have a great job in the Boston area, and I live here)

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby krad » Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:44 pm

nsideirish wrote: Hi. :wink:


Haha, hi!

Good luck to those going Decision Rendered!!

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby sandwichday » Tue Dec 14, 2010 6:15 pm

Anyone else see their status change today (desperate for any good news)???

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby stlisforlovers » Tue Dec 14, 2010 6:17 pm

I'm still UR 11/29

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby Ldubs » Tue Dec 14, 2010 6:24 pm

I am decision rendered as well. Did we ever come to a conclusion as to whether or not anything under mailings indicated something?

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby JakeL » Tue Dec 14, 2010 6:31 pm

Ldubs wrote:I am decision rendered as well. Did we ever come to a conclusion as to whether or not anything under mailings indicated something?


I believe the consensus is that nothing under mailings is not good.

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 6:38 pm

Looks like nothing under mailings and no e-mail meant a hold, because a hold isn't technically a decision (accept, reject, waitlist are decisions). A hold is not a waitlist, rejection or hold, therefore it is not a decision. That's all I can think of.

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby aidez-moi » Tue Dec 14, 2010 6:46 pm

Aggiegrad2011 wrote:Looks like nothing under mailings and no e-mail meant a hold, because a hold isn't technically a decision (accept, reject, waitlist are decisions). A hold is not a waitlist, rejection or hold, therefore it is not a decision. That's all I can think of.


I thought a hold was the same as a wait list? Are they different?

And Ldubs, I don't know if BC was a reach for you or not, but it was for me. Although an acceptance would be nice, I didn't expect it at this stage. (And mailings is blank for me.)

For what it's worth.

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 6:57 pm

I thought a hold was the same as a wait list? Are they different?


Yes, very different! As it was explained tome: A "hold" is akin to when you're taking an exam and you come across a really difficult problem, so you skip that problem and work through others until you're ready to go back to the harder problem. So essentially, a hold can result in: Waitlist or admission. They don't reject from "hold". They will reject from Waitlist...But it's a different pool of applicants for "hold", and you are given a deadline of February 28th, which is another way it's much different from waitlist.

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby Gemini » Tue Dec 14, 2010 7:13 pm

Still UR 11/16. I survive another day.

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 7:50 pm

Gemini Hopeful wrote:Still UR 11/16. I survive another day.


If you get in we need to compare notes! I am going to get to the bottom of how the heck they make the decisions they do, even if it kills me!! I wonder if it'd be something as small as that 1 point difference on our LSAT scores. Probably would, seems like the kind of thing that'd happen. LOL :D

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby NZA » Tue Dec 14, 2010 7:52 pm

Gemini Hopeful wrote:Still UR 11/16. I survive another day.


11/30, and me, too.

Being on the later end of applicants on TLS makes me even more paranoid than I normally would be. Everyone is getting in, and I'm like, "Wtf, do I just suck?" :P

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby Gemini » Tue Dec 14, 2010 7:53 pm

Aggiegrad2011 wrote:
Gemini Hopeful wrote:Still UR 11/16. I survive another day.


If you get in we need to compare notes! I am going to get to the bottom of how the heck they make the decisions they do, even if it kills me!! I wonder if it'd be something as small as that 1 point difference on our LSAT scores. Probably would, seems like the kind of thing that'd happen. LOL :D


If you're going off my LSN, it's a bit fudged. I'm 2 points above your score. I don't know if I'll get in. BC is extremely holistic. People with a 160 and high GPA have been accepted.

Acceptance or no acceptance for me, I would always recommend to apply as soon as possible.

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 7:54 pm

NZA wrote:
Gemini Hopeful wrote:Still UR 11/16. I survive another day.


11/30, and me, too.

Being on the later end of applicants on TLS makes me even more paranoid than I normally would be. Everyone is getting in, and I'm like, "Wtf, do I just suck?" :P


It's better to THINK you suck, than to get a letter saying you suck. :P

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby NZA » Tue Dec 14, 2010 7:54 pm

Aggiegrad2011 wrote:
NZA wrote:
Gemini Hopeful wrote:Still UR 11/16. I survive another day.


11/30, and me, too.

Being on the later end of applicants on TLS makes me even more paranoid than I normally would be. Everyone is getting in, and I'm like, "Wtf, do I just suck?" :P


It's better to THINK you suck, than to get a letter saying you suck. :P


LOL, you don't suck, homie. You rock too hard.

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 7:57 pm

Gemini Hopeful wrote:
Aggiegrad2011 wrote:
Gemini Hopeful wrote:Still UR 11/16. I survive another day.


If you get in we need to compare notes! I am going to get to the bottom of how the heck they make the decisions they do, even if it kills me!! I wonder if it'd be something as small as that 1 point difference on our LSAT scores. Probably would, seems like the kind of thing that'd happen. LOL :D


If you're going off my LSN, it's a bit fudged. I'm 2 points above your score. I don't know if I'll get in. BC is extremely holistic. People with a 160 and high GPA have been accepted.

Acceptance or no acceptance for me, I would always recommend to apply as soon as possible.


I applied as soon as I could (October LSAT score), in fact my apps were already sitting and waiting to be sent once I had a reportable score.

If it's so holistic, I wonder what they've got against me... Military, 100+ hours of community service, civil air patrol, national publication in a scholarly work, water polo team, I mean holy jesus how much more do I need to have done BESIDES my LSAT score being higher? I honestly can't look at my last 4 years and think of ANYTHING I could really add. I am not just a library jockey. I play sports, I chair committees and plan fundraisers, I mentor high school kids in english for god's sake.

I don't think they're as holistic as they say they are, because there's no way they could turn me down if that's the case. My pre-law advisor said my file is like the poster-girl of what an ideal law applicant is, with work experience, life experience, community involvement and a sterling transcript. *Holistically* there's no flaw in my application. The only damn flaw is the stupid LSAT score. :(




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