Boston College Applicants 2011-2012 Cycle, c/o2015

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NJDevilsfan
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Re: Boston College Applicants 2011-2012 Cycle, c/o2015

Postby NJDevilsfan » Wed May 09, 2012 6:50 pm

In by phone call off wait list!

classof2015
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Re: Boston College Applicants 2011-2012 Cycle, c/o2015

Postby classof2015 » Wed May 09, 2012 11:40 pm

Congratulations!! Did they give you a 24-hour decision window? How much is the deposit?

Still waiting over here...

aad05001
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Re: Boston College Applicants 2011-2012 Cycle, c/o2015

Postby aad05001 » Thu May 10, 2012 6:12 am

Those of you on the WL, have you written a LOCI? I had heard nothing for over a month, wrote a LOCI and got a phone call less than 48 hours later. PM me if you need specifics. Mizz (username) gave me some good advice that really worked I think.

greek18
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Re: Boston College Applicants 2011-2012 Cycle, c/o2015

Postby greek18 » Thu May 10, 2012 12:08 pm

No 24 hour deposit window. Deposit to be put down by June 1st ($1000). As has been said on here a couple time, LOCI all the way. I wrote a LOCI (last week) and toured (Monday) and received the call yesterday. For me, the call was pretty much an acceptance. They just asked if I was still interested and if I wanted to go and I said yes. One thing that I actually read online here which I did was to mail the letter so that someone has to physically open it up and put it in your file. I did that, I don't know if it actually helped or not.. Anyways, I hope that you all get off the WL! If you need any advice or want to know anything, hit me up. Also my stats are 3.7/163 if anyone was wondering.

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Re: Boston College Applicants 2011-2012 Cycle, c/o2015

Postby greek18 » Thu May 10, 2012 2:06 pm

My buddy is also on the WL and he doesn't have an account here (he is a major lurker) anyways, he wanted me to ask if you all accepted off the WL mailed your LOCIs or emailed them? I personally mailed mine in.

Mizz
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Re: Boston College Applicants 2011-2012 Cycle, c/o2015

Postby Mizz » Thu May 10, 2012 2:21 pm

greek18 wrote:My buddy is also on the WL and he doesn't have an account here (he is a major lurker) anyways, he wanted me to ask if you all accepted off the WL mailed your LOCIs or emailed them? I personally mailed mine in.



I just E-mailed. I don't think it makes a huge difference either way.

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Re: Boston College Applicants 2011-2012 Cycle, c/o2015

Postby aad05001 » Thu May 10, 2012 2:52 pm

Email.

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Re: Boston College Applicants 2011-2012 Cycle, c/o2015

Postby alumniguy » Thu May 10, 2012 3:01 pm

mwels7070 wrote:
Do you want to work in NY? If you do, then Fordham is probably the better choice, but you would need to distinguish yourself at Fordham.

The reason I picked BC over a few other schools is because of how well they place in Big Law in Boston. I know a few recent graduates and they said that networking and landing interviews has been relatively painless for them.

Nationwide, I am not positive, but in my own opinion, I feel BC is a stronger national name. I wouldnt factor in the scholly at all because in the grand scheme of things, what is 5K when you are about to go in 150K of debt regardless?

Hope this helps


As an alum that went through both OCI (for Boston firms) and the NYC Off-Campus Interview Program jointly held with BU (for NYC firms), I can say that I pretty much disagree entirely with the conventional wisdom that Fordham is better than BC for NYC biglaw. The reason is that at Fordham there is a straight pecking order, i.e., almost the entire student body likely wants to stay in NYC and therefore, GPA and Class Rank are gold. For BC, a distinct subset of the student body doesn't even opt into the NYC job fair. My 2L year (admittedly during the boom) lots of Law Review and top 25% didn't even attend the NYC job fair because they either didn't want NYC or thought that they would be fine with OCI. It was actually easier to get NYC than Boston.

Students may be casting a wider net in the current economy, but the NYC job fair is set up to allow many more students to get some interviews with large firms than through OCI simply because there is cap on the number of interviews that you can attend in one day. For example, a top student attending the NYC job fair can still only interview with a maximum of I believe 8 interviews in one day. There are dozens and dozens of law firms that attend the job fair and they have lots of slots to fill. Whereas for OCI that same student would very likely be able to get an interview with practically every employer coming to campus (where it is a mix of firm pre-selected slots and lottery slots). Simply put, the NYC job fair allows lower "caliber" students to get their foot in the door with NYC firms.

Plus, firms like diversity in their summer classes.

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Re: Boston College Applicants 2011-2012 Cycle, c/o2015

Postby stillwater » Mon May 14, 2012 4:22 pm

Anyone have any experience negotiating scholarships with BC? I sent a peer offer via email but so far have been they have been unresponsive. Is this normal for them?

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Re: Boston College Applicants 2011-2012 Cycle, c/o2015

Postby pedroia » Tue May 15, 2012 11:23 am

stillwater wrote:Anyone have any experience negotiating scholarships with BC? I sent a peer offer via email but so far have been they have been unresponsive. Is this normal for them?


I think it is normal, or at least is not abnormal. I received a response pretty quickly, but I know others had to wait longer. And at other schools I waited as long as 6 weeks to get a response (a long time to wait just to hear them say they have no money for you!).

Also, alumniguy thanks for the insight on NYC. That makes a ton of sense - especially to someone who has no interest in the NY market and wants to stay in Boston....

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Re: Boston College Applicants 2011-2012 Cycle, c/o2015

Postby ru2486 » Tue May 15, 2012 3:11 pm

just got in via phone-call, plus a nice welcome email shortly thereafter. can anybody tell me when they give you scholarship information?

Mizz
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Re: Boston College Applicants 2011-2012 Cycle, c/o2015

Postby Mizz » Fri May 18, 2012 9:17 am

Withdrew (had $$). Good luck to those on the WL still.

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Re: Boston College Applicants 2011-2012 Cycle, c/o2015

Postby stillwater » Fri May 18, 2012 9:20 am

Mizz wrote:Withdrew (had $$). Good luck to those on the WL still.


+1

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Re: Boston College Applicants 2011-2012 Cycle, c/o2015

Postby greek18 » Fri May 18, 2012 11:18 am

Yeah, I'm waiting on scholarship $$ to make a decision. Haven't heard anything about money from them. Sent them a peer offer (BU) and as of now they have been unresponsive.

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Re: Boston College Applicants 2011-2012 Cycle, c/o2015

Postby mgar88 » Wed May 23, 2012 9:03 am

greek18 wrote:Yeah, I'm waiting on scholarship $$ to make a decision. Haven't heard anything about money from them. Sent them a peer offer (BU) and as of now they have been unresponsive.


Did you send to Admissions or FinAid?

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Re: Boston College Applicants 2011-2012 Cycle, c/o2015

Postby greek18 » Wed May 23, 2012 12:28 pm

Sent to admissions. they actually replied a few days after I had posted that post.

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Re: Boston College Applicants 2011-2012 Cycle, c/o2015

Postby Rdubs » Tue May 29, 2012 5:11 pm

In off the waitlist today. Cool beans

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Re: Boston College Applicants 2011-2012 Cycle, c/o2015

Postby confusedlaw » Tue May 29, 2012 8:54 pm

on the waitlist, got a phone call at my house? so i didn't get the message until they were closer 167 3.7

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Re: Boston College Applicants 2011-2012 Cycle, c/o2015

Postby confusedlaw » Wed May 30, 2012 9:14 am

In

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Re: Boston College Applicants 2011-2012 Cycle, c/o2015

Postby aad05001 » Wed May 30, 2012 8:14 pm

Oddly enough I sent in my deposit yesterday, and got a $10,000/year scholarship today...I was in off the WL too, so I guess there's hope for scholarship $$ for those who get off...Goooood luck

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Re: Boston College Applicants 2011-2012 Cycle, c/o2015

Postby confusedlaw » Thu May 31, 2012 10:20 am

Any schooly off wl

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Re: Boston College Applicants 2011-2012 Cycle, c/o2015

Postby GoUBears » Thu May 31, 2012 10:34 am

confusedlaw wrote:Any schooly off wl


I got in a couple weeks ago and was told there is no additional scholarship $$ available. But per aad05001 above, maybe other people are withdrawing and will free up some $$.

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Re: Boston College Applicants 2011-2012 Cycle, c/o2015

Postby landla » Thu May 31, 2012 1:07 pm

mgar88 wrote:
greek18 wrote:Yeah, I'm waiting on scholarship $$ to make a decision. Haven't heard anything about money from them. Sent them a peer offer (BU) and as of now they have been unresponsive.


Did you send to Admissions or FinAid?


I typically sent it to one and copied the other. Once one person replied, I just contacted them directly.

In other news, I recently withdrew. Good luck to all attending in the fall!

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Re: Boston College Applicants 2011-2012 Cycle, c/o2015

Postby ocajavati » Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:42 pm

Got an email asking if I am still interested in going to BC.

Replied. They thanked me in a follow-up. No formal admission offer.

I went ahead and just sent them my $20k from BU and $38k from WUSTL. So far, no reply. Probably thinking about rescinding my admission just about now. :| But yeah. As much as I would love to attend BC, I can't justify paying more than I would at BU.

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Re: Boston College Applicants 2011-2012 Cycle, c/o2015

Postby ru2486 » Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:51 pm

Just withdrew with substantial scholly. Good luck to those still on the waitlist and I hope a deserving TLS-er gets the money!




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