Boston College Applicants Thread

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby NZA » Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:55 pm

Gemini Hopeful wrote:Sigh. I never understood the no birth control thing. Let the people run wild!!


It sucks. Conveniently, most Catholics ignore it! :D

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby Gemini » Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:55 pm

NZA wrote:
Gemini Hopeful wrote:Sigh. I never understood the no birth control thing. Let the people run wild!!


It sucks. Conveniently, most Catholics ignore it! :D



Lol, well good. :)

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby BCLS » Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:59 pm

LSATNightmares wrote:I can't speak for BC, but the "it's there if you want it, not there if you don't want it" was certainly true of Georgetown where I did my undergrad. Jesuit colleges don't try to impose religion on you like in grammar/middle/high school, as you're an adult who can make your own decisions. However, some secular students got annoyed that at Georgetown, there are certain restrictions due to its Catholic identiy (no birth control available at the medical center, an official policy against co-habitation at dorms, no toleration for pro-choice student clubs or speakers). I imagine it would be very similar at BC, but the Catholic emphasis will mostly be on social justice.


Its not like that at all here. Its here if you want it. Simple as that.

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby Bumi » Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:25 am

I am sorry if this is mentioned earlier in the thread, but my BC status checker says that my decision was made on 12/2. I still haven't gotten anything in the mail. I want to be patient and not bug the admissions office obviously, but we're coming up on two weeks. Anyone else take this long to get theirs?

I live within a single day's drive of Boston, too. It's not like I'm in Alaska.

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby NZA » Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:27 am

Bumi wrote:I am sorry if this is mentioned earlier in the thread, but my BC status checker says that my decision was made on 12/2. I still haven't gotten anything in the mail. I want to be patient and not bug the admissions office obviously, but we're coming up on two weeks. Anyone else take this long to get theirs?

I live within a single day's drive of Boston, too. It's not like I'm in Alaska.


:? From what I remember in this thread thus far, you would definitely be an exception. Might be worth a call to the admissions office. Wait until Friday to make it a full two weeks, though.

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby Bumi » Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:32 am

Okay interesting. I'll wait a few more days and then if I still haven't heard I'll call them up.

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby Bumi » Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:37 am

Oh.

Just read more of the thread. People who got in got an email.

Oh well.

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby Ldubs » Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:01 pm

any emails today?

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby Birdlaw » Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:21 pm

Under review since freaking 11/22. I don't know what the hold up is, make a decision already!
My GPA is over their 75th, but my LSAT is at their 25th. I guess I could see how it is a hard decision.

But I mean come on, just decide whether or not you value a student who achieved high marks over a four year period or do you want a student who literally answered three more questions on a standardized test than me.

The choice is yours BC!

(I should just retake already)

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby Azure Viper » Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:27 pm

Birdlaw wrote:Under review since freaking 11/22. I don't know what the hold up is, make a decision already!
My GPA is over their 75th, but my LSAT is at their 25th. I guess I could see how it is a hard decision.

But I mean come on, just decide whether or not you value a student who achieved high marks over a four year period or do you want a student who literally answered three more questions on a standardized test than me.

The choice is yours BC!

(I should just retake already)


I'm in the same boat as you. LSAT is at their 25th, but my GPA is over their 75th. I've only been under review since 12/7 though. I'm envisioning a waitlist, just like with Fordham. Hope I'm wrong.

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby Birdlaw » Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:32 pm

Azure Viper wrote:
Birdlaw wrote:Under review since freaking 11/22. I don't know what the hold up is, make a decision already!
My GPA is over their 75th, but my LSAT is at their 25th. I guess I could see how it is a hard decision.

But I mean come on, just decide whether or not you value a student who achieved high marks over a four year period or do you want a student who literally answered three more questions on a standardized test than me.

The choice is yours BC!

(I should just retake already)


I'm in the same boat as you. LSAT is at their 25th, but my GPA is over their 75th. I've only been under review since 12/7 though. I'm envisioning a waitlist, just like with Fordham. Hope I'm wrong.


Yeah, all this talk about holds has kind of gotten me wondering if thats going to be my fate. I'm a little surprised by how low their 75th percentile GPA is though. Of all the schools in BC's range, only Emory has a 75th below 3.7. The next closest school is American at a 3.56 and they are over 20 ranks below BC. I guess the best bet we will have is if they want to raise their GPA medians and percentiles.

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby Bela » Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:15 pm

Birdlaw wrote:Under review since freaking 11/22. I don't know what the hold up is, make a decision already!
My GPA is over their 75th, but my LSAT is at their 25th. I guess I could see how it is a hard decision.

But I mean come on, just decide whether or not you value a student who achieved high marks over a four year period or do you want a student who literally answered three more questions on a standardized test than me.

The choice is yours BC!

(I should just retake already)


I've been UR since 11/15 with credentials over both 75ths. I've come to the conclusion that it's really of no use asking "why haven't they told me yet?!". I think my application is really strong, but there must be some holistic ranking. Or maybe the admits are coming from certain committee members, etc. I just check my status every day and frown.

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby Gemini » Wed Dec 15, 2010 4:27 pm

Been UR since 11/16.

It's really hard to tell with BC. I tried sooo hard last year to get into BC. I wrote them a beautiful LOCI. Nothing.

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby zeke18 » Wed Dec 15, 2010 6:53 pm

UR since 11/18 here

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby queenlizzie13 » Wed Dec 15, 2010 6:55 pm

Hopefully more status checkers change to "decision rendered" tomorrow or Friday. I'm still UR as of 11/16 as well.

The only thing I dislike about it going on Friday is that you have to wait the entire weekend to know whether you got in or not.

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby Gemini » Wed Dec 15, 2010 6:56 pm

queenlizzie13 wrote:Hopefully more status checkers change to "decision rendered" tomorrow or Friday. I'm still UR as of 11/16 as well.

The only thing I dislike about it going on Friday is that you have to wait the entire weekend to know whether you got in or not.


Friday decisions are the worst because you most likely will have to wait over the weekend to see if you get an email or not.

ETA: ok QL, I saw that you wrote essentially the same thing... oops. :oops:
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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby tttlllsss » Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:35 pm

Let's say I have a 3/4 offer from W&M. Would it be best to send it to BC now (before they've begun sending offers) or in late-Jan (once they've begun sending offers)?

Ultimately, I would like to get BC to match or come somewhat close to my W&M offer (BC is probably my top-choice, overall).

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby runnergirl89 » Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:40 pm

tttlllsss wrote:Let's say I have a 3/4 offer from W&M. Would it be best to send it to BC now (before they've begun sending offers) or in late-Jan (once they've begun sending offers)?

Ultimately, I would like to get BC to match or come somewhat close to my W&M offer (BC is probably my top-choice, overall).


I am in the same situation. I was planning to just wait it out to see what happens in january...

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby luckyme » Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:23 pm

UR 11/16 + decision rendered 12/14 + no email = rejection?

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby Gemini » Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:25 pm

luckyme wrote:UR 11/16 + decision rendered 12/14 + no email = rejection?

That or WL but let's just hope that they're really slow with sending out emails.

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby luckyme » Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:40 pm

Gemini Hopeful wrote:
luckyme wrote:UR 11/16 + decision rendered 12/14 + no email = rejection?

That or WL but let's just hope that they're really slow with sending out emails.


is there confirmation of this? it seems that there have been few responses from the last wave of decisions

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby Eugenie Danglars » Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:44 pm

Birdlaw wrote:Under review since freaking 11/22. I don't know what the hold up is, make a decision already!
My GPA is over their 75th, but my LSAT is at their 25th. I guess I could see how it is a hard decision.

But I mean come on, just decide whether or not you value a student who achieved high marks over a four year period or do you want a student who literally answered three more questions on a standardized test than me.

The choice is yours BC!

(I should just retake already)


UR 11/17...still waiting. I'm over 75th on LSAT, but just below 25th on GPA. Guess they're not loving splitters or reverse splitters so far, Birdlaw.

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby luckyme » Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:53 pm

Eugenie Danglars wrote:
Birdlaw wrote:Under review since freaking 11/22. I don't know what the hold up is, make a decision already!
My GPA is over their 75th, but my LSAT is at their 25th. I guess I could see how it is a hard decision.

But I mean come on, just decide whether or not you value a student who achieved high marks over a four year period or do you want a student who literally answered three more questions on a standardized test than me.

The choice is yours BC!

(I should just retake already)


UR 11/17...still waiting. I'm over 75th on LSAT, but just below 25th on GPA. Guess they're not loving splitters or reverse splitters so far, Birdlaw.


LSP is particularly inaccurate for BC...the 75th LSAT is 165 on LSP and 167 on BC's website

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby Ldubs » Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:56 pm

Something's a little different about the decisions rendered yesterday. No e-mail acceptances on here or on lsn... i'm thinking maybe a batch of rejections?

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby luckyme » Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:02 pm

Ldubs wrote:Something's a little different about the decisions rendered yesterday. No e-mail acceptances on here or on lsn... i'm thinking maybe a batch of rejections?


probably




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