BC 2012-2013 Applicants

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ClaireyMary
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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby ClaireyMary » Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:20 pm

To those of you who had success negotiating, would you mind posting who you emailed?

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby Tremendous » Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:22 pm

ls23 wrote:
skri65 wrote:New Employment stats for BC Came out. 66/260 students got 100+ firm jobs (pretty much same percentage as last year), 6 got federal clerkships. Bit lower numbers than BU and fordham as a point of comparison. Higher than notre dame, wustl.

On the brighter side, there were only 12 students with school funded jobs.


Where at these stats from?


From here - http://www.bc.edu/content/bc/schools/la ... _full.html

Under 2012.

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby AlanShore » Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:25 pm

Tremendous wrote:
ls23 wrote:
skri65 wrote:New Employment stats for BC Came out. 66/260 students got 100+ firm jobs (pretty much same percentage as last year), 6 got federal clerkships. Bit lower numbers than BU and fordham as a point of comparison. Higher than notre dame, wustl.

On the brighter side, there were only 12 students with school funded jobs.


Where at these stats from?


From here - http://www.bc.edu/content/bc/schools/la ... _full.html

Under 2012.

I posted in the BC Students thread but-- anyone have any idea why there was a significant decline in clerkship #s..? The big law seems about the same but the clerkship % declined and BU pulled ahead this year

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby Tremendous » Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:28 pm

AlanShore wrote:I posted in the BC Students thread but-- anyone have any idea why there was a significant decline in clerkship #s..? The big law seems about the same but the clerkship % declined and BU pulled ahead this year


No idea, but probably a question their CSO/Admissions office would be happy to answer for you.

Although BU appeared to have better numbers this year, I still don't think it's anything other than a 1-year discrepancy. Over the last several years, BC has posted marginally better numbers in these areas.

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby maxmartin » Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:29 pm

AlanShore wrote:
Tremendous wrote:
ls23 wrote:
skri65 wrote:New Employment stats for BC Came out. 66/260 students got 100+ firm jobs (pretty much same percentage as last year), 6 got federal clerkships. Bit lower numbers than BU and fordham as a point of comparison. Higher than notre dame, wustl.

On the brighter side, there were only 12 students with school funded jobs.


Where at these stats from?


From here - http://www.bc.edu/content/bc/schools/la ... _full.html

Under 2012.

I posted in the BC Students thread but-- anyone have any idea why there was a significant decline in clerkship #s..? The big law seems about the same but the clerkship % declined and BU pulled ahead this year


self selection? more people are gunning for big law this year? just my speculation

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby AlanShore » Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:29 pm

Tremendous wrote:
AlanShore wrote:I posted in the BC Students thread but-- anyone have any idea why there was a significant decline in clerkship #s..? The big law seems about the same but the clerkship % declined and BU pulled ahead this year


No idea, but probably a question their CSO/Admissions office would be happy to answer for you.

Although BU appeared to have better numbers this year, I still don't think it's anything other than a 1-year discrepancy. Over the last several years, BC has posted marginally better numbers in these areas.

let's hope! i was a little disappointed by BC's #s. they werent bad by any means but i was hoping they would be a little better esp given BU's jump. o well!

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby lsatownsme » Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:32 pm

Rejected via email just now. Granted my numbers are low but I was expecting at least a wait-list given my fairly successful cycle thus far. Will most likely be attending BU, although I would have loved the opportunity of choosing between the two schools.

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby rooneydbc » Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:12 pm

ClaireyMary wrote:To those of you who had success negotiating, would you mind posting who you emailed?


I got them to go from $18k to $20k, not much, but still something.

I sent them this letter:

Dear Dean Jones Simpson and the Admissions and Financial Aid Committee,

It was a pleasure meeting you at Admitted Students Day this past weekend. From the moment that I
walked through the doors of Stuart House I knew that Boston College Law was a school that I could
see myself attending. The students and faculty could not have been kinder and learning about the
programs and opportunities offered to Boston College students only served to increase my already
strong interest in the school.

When I received my acceptance letter from BC I could not have been more excited. As a Roman
Catholic who has had first-hand experience with the strengths of a Jesuit education, I know that I will
receive an education that not only trains me to be a strong attorney, but also allows me to grow as a
person who serves others. I would also like to thank the admissions committee for the generous merit
scholarship that I was awarded. I received the email from Dean Jones Simpson when I was in the car
driving up to Boston for Admitted Students Day and it was a wonderful way to start an extraordinary
weekend.

I will be submitting the application for need-based aid this week, but I do not anticipate being
eligible for need-based grants, thus the availability of merit-based aid will play an important role in
my decision. I will be self-financing my law school education, most likely through loans, and with
the uncertainty of the legal job market and the high cost of law school and living in Boston, I am
trying to make sure that I make a sound investment in my future and that I do not become
overburdened with debt. Thus far I have been offered scholarships from Notre Dame Law School for
$15,000 per year, University of Minnesota Law School for $28,000 per year, Emory University Law
School for $20,000 per year, and Washington and Lee Law School for $35,000 per year.

While Boston College remains my top choice, the potential debt that I will accumulate as well as the
lack of financial assistance from my family and the difficult legal job market requires that I seriously
consider these offers. That being said, I would like to request to be considered for additional merit-
based aid.

Thank you very much for taking the time to review my request. I look forward to hearing from you
soon and if you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact me.

Sincerely,

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby ls23 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:34 pm

ClaireyMary wrote:To those of you who had success negotiating, would you mind posting who you emailed?


I emailed Rita Jones Simpson. I got a 2K increase as well. Kind of disappointing, I was expecting a higher increase given my other scholarships from significantly higher ranked schools. But better than getting nothing i guess...anyone know if BC does post-deposit re-negotiations based on money they left over given who deposited and who didn't?

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby ls23 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:36 pm

AlanShore wrote:
Tremendous wrote:
AlanShore wrote:I posted in the BC Students thread but-- anyone have any idea why there was a significant decline in clerkship #s..? The big law seems about the same but the clerkship % declined and BU pulled ahead this year


No idea, but probably a question their CSO/Admissions office would be happy to answer for you.

Although BU appeared to have better numbers this year, I still don't think it's anything other than a 1-year discrepancy. Over the last several years, BC has posted marginally better numbers in these areas.

let's hope! i was a little disappointed by BC's #s. they werent bad by any means but i was hoping they would be a little better esp given BU's jump. o well!


Seconded, the downward trends across a couple things for BC are a little worrying...

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby whatsup2b » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:10 am

BC is not worth sticker correct?

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby mh33 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:13 am

BC's newest employment info is definitely hard to make sense of given BUs jump. They are still virtuay equal in nlj250 numbers and a out 3% lower in terms of hiring from firms 100+ and fed clerkships. Still, it's hard to see BU's rise and BC's stagnancy as a definite trend.

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby ClaireyMary » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:18 am

Thanks to all who answered my query! For those in the same boat, I got a revised offer- BC matched BU. It took a little over a week to get a response.

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby Big Dog » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:37 am

just a comment on the above letter -- it's too long, IMO. (It's extremely well written, btw, but just too long.)

Also, there is no excuse for not having submitted FAFSA and Need Access on the day that you were admitted, so if I was the recipient of your e-mail, this statement would raise a flag (as in, you haven't yet taken the time to apply for need-based aid, but you are asking for more free money???)

Also, it's a waste of ink to tell them that ND offered you less. The correct play is to go after ND first, with BC's offer, get ND to raise the ante, hopefully, exceeded BC, and then go after BC.

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby BitterSplitter » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:14 pm

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby Inconceivable! » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:21 pm

Do we think the Admissions Office is open today? I know the school has Easter Recess,

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby Cosmiclove » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:50 pm

Is it taking anyone else a very long time for BC to receive/update your required financial documents? I submitted my NeedAccess over three weeks ago and the Portal is still saying they don't have it. I think it is strange because they received my FAFSA very quickly and updated the Portal accordingly.

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby rufus&miles » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:27 pm

Cosmiclove wrote:Is it taking anyone else a very long time for BC to receive/update your required financial documents? I submitted my NeedAccess over three weeks ago and the Portal is still saying they don't have it. I think it is strange because they received my FAFSA very quickly and updated the Portal accordingly.


You can login to a portal?

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby skri65 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:35 pm

rufus&miles wrote:
Cosmiclove wrote:Is it taking anyone else a very long time for BC to receive/update your required financial documents? I submitted my NeedAccess over three weeks ago and the Portal is still saying they don't have it. I think it is strange because they received my FAFSA very quickly and updated the Portal accordingly.


You can login to a portal?


+1?

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby dirtrida2 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:47 pm

skri65 wrote:
rufus&miles wrote:
Cosmiclove wrote:Is it taking anyone else a very long time for BC to receive/update your required financial documents? I submitted my NeedAccess over three weeks ago and the Portal is still saying they don't have it. I think it is strange because they received my FAFSA very quickly and updated the Portal accordingly.


You can login to a portal?


+1?


https://portal.bc.edu/portal/page/portal/MyServices/Login

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby boblawlob » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:53 pm

Why have I not heard back from BC?

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby dirtrida2 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:56 pm

boblawlob wrote:Why have I not heard back from BC?


I ask myself that everyday. Only school I am still waiting on, I need CLOSURE!

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby skri65 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:16 pm

dirtrida2 wrote:
skri65 wrote:
rufus&miles wrote:
Cosmiclove wrote:Is it taking anyone else a very long time for BC to receive/update your required financial documents? I submitted my NeedAccess over three weeks ago and the Portal is still saying they don't have it. I think it is strange because they received my FAFSA very quickly and updated the Portal accordingly.


You can login to a portal?


+1?


https://portal.bc.edu/portal/page/portal/MyServices/Login

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With which credentials? Your status checker credentials?

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby dirtrida2 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:24 pm

With which credentials? Your status checker credentials?



No, this seems to me like an admitted students portal.

The status checker login information won't work here.
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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby skri65 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:39 pm

Ok, well back to the original question, people already got agora credentials?




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