Boston College Applicants 2011-2012 Cycle, c/o2015

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

Postby martorem » Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:48 am

pedroia wrote:
martorem wrote:
martorem wrote:
aad05001 wrote:Wait a second, did people write a Why BC essay?

I wrote one for my application (I thought it was pretty good and touched upon an outside interest and how it would be amplified by a BC legal education) but there was no place to put it. The "Optional" part was something about overcoming socioeconomic, or cultural circumstances, which I haven't.

Did people just attach their Optional Essay there? Should I notify the admissions department and send it it asking them to consider it part of my application?


I hope I didn't confuse/scare people! For the Why BC part, I meant like catering your PS to BC. I don't think there was a spot to put it on the application. If you're seriously concerned, a LOCI might help...I suppose I can email and ask...I'll try and see and get back to you guys. Don't panic!


Wow, she's fast:

"Funny you write, I was about to write you at lunch to ask if you heard anything. At the moment, they are asking me to re-read pending applications that were first read in December, sometimes I am the fourth reader!!! If I were you I would write a note to Rita Jones, dean of admission and mention how much you want to come to BC and what it means to you. I noticed sometimes in the files, there are letters sent after the application telling us how much they want to come,it can't hurt!!!"

Do it up!


Martorem, you are fantastic. Thanks so much for this. So helpful!!


Haha, I guess working in the Law Library for 3 years in UG really paid off! :)

Good luck guys!!

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

Postby Happy Endings » Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:50 am

Thank you Martorem for your advice and availability!! :) :)

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

Postby pedroia » Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:25 pm

martorem wrote:
martorem wrote:
aad05001 wrote:Wait a second, did people write a Why BC essay?

I wrote one for my application (I thought it was pretty good and touched upon an outside interest and how it would be amplified by a BC legal education) but there was no place to put it. The "Optional" part was something about overcoming socioeconomic, or cultural circumstances, which I haven't.

Did people just attach their Optional Essay there? Should I notify the admissions department and send it it asking them to consider it part of my application?


I hope I didn't confuse/scare people! For the Why BC part, I meant like catering your PS to BC. I don't think there was a spot to put it on the application. If you're seriously concerned, a LOCI might help...I suppose I can email and ask...I'll try and see and get back to you guys. Don't panic!


Wow, she's fast:

"Funny you write, I was about to write you at lunch to ask if you heard anything. At the moment, they are asking me to re-read pending applications that were first read in December, sometimes I am the fourth reader!!! If I were you I would write a note to Rita Jones, dean of admission and mention how much you want to come to BC and what it means to you. I noticed sometimes in the files, there are letters sent after the application telling us how much they want to come,it can't hurt!!!"

Do it up!


At the same time though, it looks like the reason some of us have been held isn't so much because of YP purposes but because they're just slow. Does anyone know if the people who have already been admitted were September/October applicants? I submitted in mid-November myself. Maybe this is just how long it takes to get through the 6k applications they receive. I just don't want to make myself look desperate by submitting a LOCI before being WLed when the reason for the delay is just that they're slow.

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

Postby Elendil » Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:28 pm

pedroia wrote:
martorem wrote:
martorem wrote:
aad05001 wrote:Wait a second, did people write a Why BC essay?

I wrote one for my application (I thought it was pretty good and touched upon an outside interest and how it would be amplified by a BC legal education) but there was no place to put it. The "Optional" part was something about overcoming socioeconomic, or cultural circumstances, which I haven't.

Did people just attach their Optional Essay there? Should I notify the admissions department and send it it asking them to consider it part of my application?


I hope I didn't confuse/scare people! For the Why BC part, I meant like catering your PS to BC. I don't think there was a spot to put it on the application. If you're seriously concerned, a LOCI might help...I suppose I can email and ask...I'll try and see and get back to you guys. Don't panic!


Wow, she's fast:

"Funny you write, I was about to write you at lunch to ask if you heard anything. At the moment, they are asking me to re-read pending applications that were first read in December, sometimes I am the fourth reader!!! If I were you I would write a note to Rita Jones, dean of admission and mention how much you want to come to BC and what it means to you. I noticed sometimes in the files, there are letters sent after the application telling us how much they want to come,it can't hurt!!!"

Do it up!


At the same time though, it looks like the reason some of us have been held isn't so much because of YP purposes but because they're just slow. Does anyone know if the people who have already been admitted were September/October applicants? I submitted in mid-November myself. Maybe this is just how long it takes to get through the 6k applications they receive. I just don't want to make myself look desperate by submitting a LOCI before being WLed when the reason for the delay is just that they're slow.


I submitted mid November, UR in December, and was admitted about 3 weeks ago.

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

Postby aad05001 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:34 pm

Martorem, you wouldn't suggest submitting my essay as an LOCI, would you? I mean it's tailored to BC, and does express why I want to go/think it's the perfect fit for me, I just don't think they'd want to read another "essay". Just don't want to waste this thing; spent a good amount of time on it...


Also, is it commonplace to submit an LOCI if you haven't even heard back yet??
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Re: Boston College Applicants 2011-2012 Cycle, c/o2015

Postby pedroia » Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:38 pm

Thanks Elendil that's helpful - and belated congratulations! Can anyone who's been following the process closely comment on the times from app submission to final decision?

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

Postby martorem » Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:50 pm

aad05001 wrote:Martorem, you wouldn't suggest submitting my essay as an LOCI, would you? I mean it's tailored to BC, and does express why I want to go/think it's the perfect fit for me, I just don't think they'd want to read another "essay". Just don't want to waste this thing; spent a good amount of time on it...


Also, is it commonplace to submit an LOCI if you haven't even heard back yet??


Disclaimer: while I have a contact, by no means am I the BC Law admissions know-all :)

But, based on what I was told this morning I think 1. Maybe format your essay into a letter? and 2. Since she said that often there is a LOCI already in the file when she reads it, I don't think it would hurt to send one in. I myself will be mailing one by the end of the week.

I guess use your best judgment - if you submitted last year and haven't moved, and especially if you have high numbers for BC, then send it. But if you just went complete recently - relax. Since she's on December apps herself, I think Elendil and pedroia are right - they are SLOW.

Good luck!!

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

Postby Elendil » Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:56 pm

pedroia wrote:Thanks Elendil that's helpful - and belated congratulations! Can anyone who's been following the process closely comment on the times from app submission to final decision?


No problem! It seems like on average they're taking at least 1.5-2 months.

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

Postby ganggreen » Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:14 pm

Since they've already been rolling out scholarships, any idea whether having not heard back will put you at a disadvantage? I just wonder for how much longer they'll be sending out offers...

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

Postby msblaw89 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:24 pm

ganggreen wrote:Since they've already been rolling out scholarships, any idea whether having not heard back will put you at a disadvantage? I just wonder for how much longer they'll be sending out offers...


Who got offers already? And how?

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

Postby mijenks » Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:17 pm

msblaw89 wrote:
ganggreen wrote:Since they've already been rolling out scholarships, any idea whether having not heard back will put you at a disadvantage? I just wonder for how much longer they'll be sending out offers...


Who got offers already? And how?

Only URMs

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

Postby BKCentral » Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:38 pm

Dinged via e-mail. Oh well, guess I should have sent that LOCI after being held. Good luck to the rest of you!

EDIT: 167/3.3x for anyone who cares to know.

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

Postby butchcassidy » Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:41 pm

msblaw89 wrote:
ganggreen wrote:Since they've already been rolling out scholarships, any idea whether having not heard back will put you at a disadvantage? I just wonder for how much longer they'll be sending out offers...


Who got offers already? And how?


I'm anxious to hear about scholly money too. Sitting on 114K from WUSTL but I think I'd rather be in the Boston area...

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

Postby confusedlaw » Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:43 pm

damn 12/23

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

Postby thelong » Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:00 pm

Does anyone else have a mailing date without a descriptor?

I have a "Password E-mail Sent XX/XX/2011" but above that I have an empty field followed by the date 1/31/12.

I haven't gotten anything in particular from BC. Anybody know what that is? My last UR listed is 1/6.

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

Postby Happy Endings » Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:10 pm

In review #4->1/3/12 (Applied 9/2011). The mailing date most likely refers to an email sent on the same date regarding FAFSA/Financial Aid Information. :)

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

Postby mooseman2216 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:14 pm

also out via email. 166/3.6/ and a LOCI after being held.

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

Postby dnyr2b » Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:14 pm

I show the same notification. Mailing 1/31/12

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

Postby thelong » Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:14 pm

Happy Endings wrote:In review #4->1/3/12 (Applied 9/2011). The mailing date most likely refers to an email sent on the same date regarding FAFSA/Financial Aid Information. :)


Thanks. I guess I just didn't pay attention to my status checker after that e-mail/didn't realize they'd bother updating the status checker for it. Oh well. Some movement would be nice BC, though I expect a WL.

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

Postby msblaw89 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:47 pm

BKCentral wrote:Dinged via e-mail. Oh well, guess I should have sent that LOCI after being held. Good luck to the rest of you!

EDIT: 167/3.3x for anyone who cares to know.


Sorry! But hey you got Emory!

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

Postby BKCentral » Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:59 pm

msblaw89 wrote:
BKCentral wrote:Dinged via e-mail. Oh well, guess I should have sent that LOCI after being held. Good luck to the rest of you!

EDIT: 167/3.3x for anyone who cares to know.


Sorry! But hey you got Emory!


Thanks! Thought I might be WL but it is what it is. Was kind of high off 2 acceptances and another scholly I happened to get in one week, so I guess someone had to bring me back down to earth :)

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

Postby littlepanda » Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:05 pm

still UR 12/6... >.>

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

Postby Geneva » Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:09 pm

Application has been complete for weeks and I'm starting to get concerned. At what point is it reasonable to write a LOCI?

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

Postby stillwater » Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:12 pm

Geneva wrote:Application has been complete for weeks and I'm starting to get concerned. At what point is it reasonable to write a LOCI?


After you've been waitlisted.

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

Postby Geneva » Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:32 pm

My application has been at complete for weeks without movement. Brutal honesty--is this a bad sign? I know the admissions comm has tons of applicants at this point in the cycle, but I have also heard that schools often snatch up students they want after a first read...




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