BC 2012-2013 Applicants

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PerezNY
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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby PerezNY » Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:21 pm

DaRascal wrote:
Tremendous wrote:DaRascal, how is it that you are on four T-14 waitlists yet you didn't get any scholarship money from BC? Other than Seton Hall, do you have any offers you can use to negotiate with them?


Bad luck lol. My numbers are modest 3.54/161 (URM) so that could be why but I thought I'd get at least a little something from BC. Nope that's the only offer I can use to negotiate with them. Don't think it'll be a successful negotiation. 8)



Have you heard anything? I'm also a URM on a WL at Duke, Cornell, Vanderbilt, and Fordham... (3.38/158) and got a 15k merit scholly from BC today (unsolicited). I have good softs, but F that noise, please negotiate if you haven't already... The worst that can happen is that you'll get a "NO".

Good luck, and sorry if I overlooked any update on this message.. I was skimming the thread and felt the need to reply to this.

delizabeth10
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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby delizabeth10 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:23 pm

RAWR wrote:I just sent an email saying I have to make a commitment by Tuesday (my top two schools that I've been accepted to are requiring it due to some scholly negotiating). My "in review" date is also 3/25. From reading some of this, that means they're making those decisions tomorrow?

Would it benefit me to call instead of just emailing? I like to have things in writing, but maybe I could get some better feedback if I called. I don't want to make a pest of myself, though.


The woman I spoke with was really understanding and friendly-- she asked my name and looked up my account. She said that I should definitely hear "in the next 2 days" and that I was in the final review stage. She made it seem like the decision had actually already been made, but just was not yet released. My status updated from 3/25 to 4/11, but it may just have auto-updated because she accessed my account. I'm not sure how that works. I don't think it would hurt to call.

PerezNY
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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby PerezNY » Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:23 pm

RAWR, There was a pretty big gap. I was accepted on January 3rd.

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RAWR
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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby RAWR » Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:31 pm

PerezNY wrote:RAWR, There was a pretty big gap. I was accepted on January 3rd.


Dammit. If they accept but can't give me scholly info by Tuesday, I have to commit elsewhere. I won't/can't pay sticker.

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby maxmartin » Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:33 pm

I received the FIN AID KEY, but when I logged into Agora, it is just blank. How can I use this key?

PerezNY
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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby PerezNY » Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:39 pm

RAWR wrote:
PerezNY wrote:RAWR, There was a pretty big gap. I was accepted on January 3rd.


Dammit. If they accept but can't give me scholly info by Tuesday, I have to commit elsewhere. I won't/can't pay sticker.



You have to make a binding commitment ? Seems odd unless it's a binding scholly or some sort of early decision...

If you're referring to a seat deposit, those usually aren't binding. I'm hoping that's what it is, so you can just take the L and lose the deposit if another offer is more enticing.

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby RAWR » Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:51 pm

PerezNY wrote:
RAWR wrote:
PerezNY wrote:RAWR, There was a pretty big gap. I was accepted on January 3rd.


Dammit. If they accept but can't give me scholly info by Tuesday, I have to commit elsewhere. I won't/can't pay sticker.



You have to make a binding commitment ? Seems odd unless it's a binding scholly or some sort of early decision...

If you're referring to a seat deposit, those usually aren't binding. I'm hoping that's what it is, so you can just take the L and lose the deposit if another offer is more enticing.


It's scholarship-related, yes. At one of the schools, they don't even DO seat deposits, so it's a firm yes or lose my spot entirely. For the other, I'll lose part of my scholarship if I don't send in a commitment in writing by opening of business on Tuesday. They're both terrific offers and if I didn't have BC hanging over my head, I'd be thrilled with either of them. I hate the not knowing, though.

I did just get off the phone with (two different women in) admissions. They said I'd have a decision in "the next two days," so hopefully that means by close of business Friday and not Monday. Having to make a law school decision in twelve hours is really not my idea of a good time.

The lady in admissions did say that she's been getting a lot of these calls this week, and has been passing notes along to the committee about our deadlines.... so there's that.

maxmartin
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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby maxmartin » Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:44 pm

what is the usual size of need based grant from BC? Is it completely separated from merit based aid?

delizabeth10
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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby delizabeth10 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:27 pm

Accepted via email.
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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby drive4showLSAT4dough » Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:32 pm

I'm sure the answer is somewhere in the last 87 pages, but:

If I got the financial aid portal email, but no merit scholly, does that mean BC's merit aid offer was $0? Or, is it that they havent made a merit aid decision yet?

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RAWR
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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby RAWR » Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:35 pm

delizabeth10 wrote:Well, just got a "decision rendered" when I logged in-- I guess calling today may have helped expedite the process


What was your officially "under review" date? Did they send you merit scholly info?

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby dproduct » Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:38 pm

Sending my deposit today!

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby ls23 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:10 pm

For any of you who've lost the original form assuming you could send money online, here is a copy of it.

http://www.bc.edu/content/dam/files/sch ... m_2013.pdf

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teachmehowtoraji
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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby teachmehowtoraji » Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:21 pm

Sent in my deposit today, looking forward to seeing some of you in the fall!

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AlanShore
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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby AlanShore » Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:23 pm

teachmehowtoraji wrote:Sent in my deposit today, looking forward to seeing some of you in the fall!

same!

Gisney
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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby Gisney » Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:45 pm

Withdrew with $$

Good Luck Waitlisters!

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RAWR
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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby RAWR » Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:40 am

Cue everyone BREAKING the status checker...

laura0862
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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby laura0862 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:50 am

AlanShore wrote:
teachmehowtoraji wrote:Sent in my deposit today, looking forward to seeing some of you in the fall!

same!


Mailed my deposit this morning!

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby nolongermissing » Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:05 am

I'm still waiting for a decision from BC. I do not need to take out loans, and therefore not filling out the FAFSA. Will BC think I am not taking the school seriously if I do not submit a FAFSA?

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby dirtrida2 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:09 am

nolongermissing wrote:I'm still waiting for a decision from BC. I do not need to take out loans, and therefore not filling out the FAFSA. Will BC think I am not taking the school seriously if I do not submit a FAFSA?


Admissions and financial aid are two different departments, I doubt the committee would be perusing through your FAFSA information while reviewing your application.

I could be completely wrong, but that would be my assumption.

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AlanShore
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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby AlanShore » Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:11 am

nolongermissing wrote:I'm still waiting for a decision from BC. I do not need to take out loans, and therefore not filling out the FAFSA. Will BC think I am not taking the school seriously if I do not submit a FAFSA?

I am in the same boat and was admitted. I dont think they care. They know some people will have savings or their parents money and wont need loans.

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby ks2499 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:12 am

Just withdrew, but I think BC is a wonderful school. Good luck everyone, hope someone here gets my spot!

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RetakeFrenzy
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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby RetakeFrenzy » Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:13 am

ks2499 wrote:Just withdrew, but I think BC is a wonderful school. Good luck everyone, hope someone here gets my spot!


+1... passing up BC was sooooo hard to do... Good luck everyone :)

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby lp871 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:49 am

dirtrida2 wrote:
nolongermissing wrote:I'm still waiting for a decision from BC. I do not need to take out loans, and therefore not filling out the FAFSA. Will BC think I am not taking the school seriously if I do not submit a FAFSA?


Admissions and financial aid are two different departments, I doubt the committee would be perusing through your FAFSA information while reviewing your application.

I could be completely wrong, but that would be my assumption.



It's unrelated. I don't think any school cares whether you need loans or not, because they get paid either way. I did not file FAFSA either since I don't need loans for at least the first year. My decision took a really long time too, applied the first week of January, admitted April 8th, scholarship April 11th.

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby BlueLotus » Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:23 pm

Congrats on the scholly, anteater! :D




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