Boston College Applicants 2011-2012 Cycle, c/o2015

Share Your Experiences, Read About Other Experiences. Please keep posts organized by school and expected year of graduation.
User avatar
Killingly
Posts: 1179
Joined: Sat Jun 04, 2011 11:17 am

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

Postby Killingly » Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:21 pm

InGoodFaith wrote:Anyone know if BC does solicited waivers? I'm considering throwing an app their way to bump scholly offers with BU, but don't want to spend $70+ to do it.


I solicited one.

User avatar
ColumbiaChamp
Posts: 185
Joined: Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:01 pm

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

Postby ColumbiaChamp » Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:46 pm

Killingly wrote:
InGoodFaith wrote:Anyone know if BC does solicited waivers? I'm considering throwing an app their way to bump scholly offers with BU, but don't want to spend $70+ to do it.


I solicited one.

+2. it took them like 3 weeks to respond to mine but they did give me one.

User avatar
BigBlueLaw
Posts: 725
Joined: Tue Dec 14, 2010 2:46 pm

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

Postby BigBlueLaw » Mon Nov 21, 2011 4:05 pm

ColumbiaChamp wrote:
Killingly wrote:
InGoodFaith wrote:Anyone know if BC does solicited waivers? I'm considering throwing an app their way to bump scholly offers with BU, but don't want to spend $70+ to do it.


I solicited one.

+2. it took them like 3 weeks to respond to mine but they did give me one.

I got one same day. Doesn't hurt to try.

User avatar
20130312
Posts: 3842
Joined: Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:53 pm

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

Postby 20130312 » Mon Nov 21, 2011 4:06 pm

Thank you all for the advice! :D

tuco
Posts: 70
Joined: Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:07 pm

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

Postby tuco » Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:44 pm

For those who are interested, I toured BC recently.

Don't have anything major to say, just that I was all around unimpressed. The tour guide was nice, the campus was ok (not the same as under grad), the facilities were ok...., etc. Nothing stood out, including the answers to my questions about job placement. I was pretty disappointed and had higher hopes for this school. Nothing was that bad but nothing at all stood out in a postive way to me. I will not likely attend even if I get in, which is not a given, because after the visit there is no way I would pay close to full boat for BC (I do not expect a decent scholarship from them because of my low gpa).

disclaimer, this was my first visit to any law school, perhaps I have the bar too high....

User avatar
bostonlawchick
Posts: 439
Joined: Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:09 am

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

Postby bostonlawchick » Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:53 pm

tuco wrote:For those who are interested, I toured BC recently.

Don't have anything major to say, just that I was all around unimpressed. The tour guide was nice, the campus was ok (not the same as under grad), the facilities were ok...., etc. Nothing stood out, including the answers to my questions about job placement. I was pretty disappointed and had higher hopes for this school. Nothing was that bad but nothing at all stood out in a postive way to me. I will not likely attend even if I get in, which is not a given, because after the visit there is no way I would pay close to full boat for BC (I do not expect a decent scholarship from them because of my low gpa).

disclaimer, this was my first visit to any law school, perhaps I have the bar too high....


I had a low gpa too, and I expected nothing and got 22k/yr in mixed merit and need aid. You never know.

mooseman2216
Posts: 92
Joined: Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:21 am

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

Postby mooseman2216 » Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:08 pm

I solicited a fee waiver. It took them a while to respond however and I had already submitted my app. They refunded me, however!

sumner
Posts: 107
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:50 pm

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

Postby sumner » Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:25 pm

tuco wrote:For those who are interested, I toured BC recently.

Don't have anything major to say, just that I was all around unimpressed. The tour guide was nice, the campus was ok (not the same as under grad), the facilities were ok...., etc. Nothing stood out, including the answers to my questions about job placement. I was pretty disappointed and had higher hopes for this school. Nothing was that bad but nothing at all stood out in a postive way to me. I will not likely attend even if I get in, which is not a given, because after the visit there is no way I would pay close to full boat for BC (I do not expect a decent scholarship from them because of my low gpa).

disclaimer, this was my first visit to any law school, perhaps I have the bar too high....


i would be interested to hear your take on BU vs. BC are you panning on touring BU?

User avatar
thelong
Posts: 992
Joined: Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:55 am

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

Postby thelong » Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:29 pm

InGoodFaith wrote:Anyone know if BC does solicited waivers? I'm considering throwing an app their way to bump scholly offers with BU, but don't want to spend $70+ to do it.

I got a solicited need-based waiver. I don't know beyond that.

User avatar
minnbills
Posts: 3153
Joined: Thu Sep 02, 2010 2:04 pm

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

Postby minnbills » Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:31 pm

bostonlawchick wrote:I had a low gpa too, and I expected nothing and got 22k/yr in mixed merit and need aid. You never know.


That's good to know. How are you liking it so far?

tuco
Posts: 70
Joined: Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:07 pm

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

Postby tuco » Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:16 pm

bostonlawchick wrote:
tuco wrote:For those who are interested, I toured BC recently.

Don't have anything major to say, just that I was all around unimpressed. The tour guide was nice, the campus was ok (not the same as under grad), the facilities were ok...., etc. Nothing stood out, including the answers to my questions about job placement. I was pretty disappointed and had higher hopes for this school. Nothing was that bad but nothing at all stood out in a postive way to me. I will not likely attend even if I get in, which is not a given, because after the visit there is no way I would pay close to full boat for BC (I do not expect a decent scholarship from them because of my low gpa).

disclaimer, this was my first visit to any law school, perhaps I have the bar too high....


I had a low gpa too, and I expected nothing and got 22k/yr in mixed merit and need aid. You never know.


Thanks for the optimism :)

tuco
Posts: 70
Joined: Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:07 pm

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

Postby tuco » Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:18 pm

Didn't get the chance to visit BU. Been kicking myself for applying so late to BU after successfully finishing all other applications forever ago. One thing for BU though is that it is in Boston. That is important to me. One of the things I definitely didn't like about BC was the suburub location. I visited in the middle of the day and there was a lot of traffic and seemed like a pain in the ass/expensive to live and get around in that area.

sumner wrote:
tuco wrote:For those who are interested, I toured BC recently.

Don't have anything major to say, just that I was all around unimpressed. The tour guide was nice, the campus was ok (not the same as under grad), the facilities were ok...., etc. Nothing stood out, including the answers to my questions about job placement. I was pretty disappointed and had higher hopes for this school. Nothing was that bad but nothing at all stood out in a postive way to me. I will not likely attend even if I get in, which is not a given, because after the visit there is no way I would pay close to full boat for BC (I do not expect a decent scholarship from them because of my low gpa).

disclaimer, this was my first visit to any law school, perhaps I have the bar too high....


i would be interested to hear your take on BU vs. BC are you panning on touring BU?

User avatar
puremorning
Posts: 426
Joined: Sat May 07, 2011 5:03 pm

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

Postby puremorning » Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:55 am

After much debating I submitted an app today. Kind of a long shot, only URMs have gotten in in the past with my numbers. I have lots of ties to BC so that should help, so we'll see!

User avatar
bostonlawchick
Posts: 439
Joined: Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:09 am

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

Postby bostonlawchick » Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:24 am

minnbills wrote:
bostonlawchick wrote:I had a low gpa too, and I expected nothing and got 22k/yr in mixed merit and need aid. You never know.


That's good to know. How are you liking it so far?


I like it a lot, actually. The community feeling is great- there's really no cutthroat competition, at least in my section. Everyone is really chill and you do get a feeling of "we're all in this together". I've heard the other sections are a little more intense than ours, but I'm not sure how true it is.

I know the facilities aren't amazing, this isn't Michigan haha... but they're adequate, and at least it's a newer building. I like the nooks and crannies you can find to study in. The only real issues I've had- the cafeteria is ass expensive, the coffee there sucks, and the building is always either freezing or boiling lava hot depending on where you are.

I am a 1L so I've just started interacting with the career services office, but the ladies in there seem really great. I think we've had at least ten presentations this month alone on jobs, resumes, etc. They seem optimistic. Most 2Ls and 3Ls I've talked to (which granted hasn't been many) have jobs. I really don't think coming here would be a bad decision if you know you want to work in Boston/New England. There is a big alumni base and the name definitely holds weight.

User avatar
bostonlawchick
Posts: 439
Joined: Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:09 am

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

Postby bostonlawchick » Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:29 am

tuco wrote:Didn't get the chance to visit BU. Been kicking myself for applying so late to BU after successfully finishing all other applications forever ago. One thing for BU though is that it is in Boston. That is important to me. One of the things I definitely didn't like about BC was the suburub location. I visited in the middle of the day and there was a lot of traffic and seemed like a pain in the ass/expensive to live and get around in that area.



Most people don't live in Newton, unless they're renting a house with a bunch of other people. I commute, and traffic can be a bitch, but if you time it right it's not too bad. Most people live in the city and take the bus in from the main campus though. Cleveland Circle and Coolidge Corner are both popular places to live, and there's always much more going on there than in Newton.

ohcanada
Posts: 56
Joined: Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:09 pm

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

Postby ohcanada » Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:42 pm

Anyone else been "under review" for about a month.

User avatar
Killingly
Posts: 1179
Joined: Sat Jun 04, 2011 11:17 am

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

Postby Killingly » Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:44 pm

ohcanada wrote:Anyone else been "under review" for about a month.


Nope, but I've been complete for about a month :|

User avatar
20130312
Posts: 3842
Joined: Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:53 pm

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

Postby 20130312 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:45 pm

Killingly wrote:
ohcanada wrote:Anyone else been "under review" for about a month.


Nope, but I've been complete for about a month :|


I've been complete for about six hours :mrgreen:

D1989
Posts: 21
Joined: Sun Apr 10, 2011 2:42 pm

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

Postby D1989 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:45 pm

ohcanada wrote:Anyone else been "under review" for about a month.


I'm still at complete. When did you submit?

User avatar
fltanglab
Posts: 555
Joined: Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:44 pm

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

Postby fltanglab » Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:22 pm

ohcanada wrote:Anyone else been "under review" for about a month.


Month and a half.

Mizz
Posts: 72
Joined: Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:51 am

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

Postby Mizz » Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:24 pm

fltanglab wrote:
ohcanada wrote:Anyone else been "under review" for about a month.


Month and a half.


Same

paulitico
Posts: 22
Joined: Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:21 am

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

Postby paulitico » Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:14 pm

ohcanada wrote:Anyone else been "under review" for about a month.


I have been under review since 11/7.

User avatar
thelawschoolproject
Posts: 1364
Joined: Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:58 am

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

Postby thelawschoolproject » Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:16 pm

Geez. I haven't even gone UR. I've been complete for a month with no movement.

Ec84
Posts: 31
Joined: Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:35 am

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

Postby Ec84 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:28 pm

Quick question for those of you who received fee waivers... what information did you send in to get one? I was pretty much told, "just email us your tax returns". I was wondering what exactly those of you who were successful in acquiring waivers sent in.

User avatar
Take Two
Posts: 552
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:30 am

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

Postby Take Two » Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:41 pm

no movement here since complete on 11/3




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

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: carlos_danger, Google Adsense [Bot], Yahoo [Bot] and 16 guests