BC 2012-2013 Applicants

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kaf5250
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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby kaf5250 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:08 pm

Checking in! Applied tonight with a 168/3.68 hoping to have a pretty good chance but hate the thought of waiting until December to find out !

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby dirtrida2 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:12 pm

BC is my top choice.
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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby skri65 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:28 pm

Gisney wrote:
skri65 wrote:Anyone else go through the BC Waiting Thread from last year? Everyone on here always says this is a number game, but I was absolutely shocked by the number of people in that thread above both medians that were waitlisted. Anyone have any guesses as to why these waitlists/rejections occurred? BC seems incredibly unpredictable. My stats are exactly median, but looking at that thread, I'd be surprised if I got in.



Have not really looked into BC particularly but usually when a school waitlists people above both medians it is a case of Yield Protecting.


No, I'm talking about people that were above both medians but not hugely to the point of YP. The people let off the waitlist weren't that surprising statwise, but when you look at the people let in and the people reject in December, January and February, it looks like there were lots of surprises.

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby Gisney » Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:30 pm

dirtrida2 wrote:BC is my top choice. My UG gpa is 3.66, my current LSAT score is 158 from this October.

If i can push my Dec LSAT too a 164 ish, where I have been PT'ing, do I have a strong chance at gaining admission or should I look elsewhere =/.



Everyone close to your LSAT and GPA was either waitlisted (including a URM) or denied, more being denied then waitlisted.

http://bc.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats/1112/?whichCycle=1213

With your hopeful LSAT it is still looking like mostly waitlists but since high LSAT scores are rarer this year you might have a better shot.

I would defiantly apply to several other places because this may be a reach school. You would have a lot better shot if you could push the LSAT to the upper 160s. BC and BU both put a lot of weight on LSAT or so it seems.

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby Gisney » Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:42 pm

skri65 wrote:
Gisney wrote:
skri65 wrote:Anyone else go through the BC Waiting Thread from last year? Everyone on here always says this is a number game, but I was absolutely shocked by the number of people in that thread above both medians that were waitlisted. Anyone have any guesses as to why these waitlists/rejections occurred? BC seems incredibly unpredictable. My stats are exactly median, but looking at that thread, I'd be surprised if I got in.



Have not really looked into BC particularly but usually when a school waitlists people above both medians it is a case of Yield Protecting.


No, I'm talking about people that were above both medians but not hugely to the point of YP. The people let off the waitlist weren't that surprising statwise, but when you look at the people let in and the people reject in December, January and February, it looks like there were lots of surprises.


Do you have a link to the thread you are looking at? I searched but lsat waiting threads keep pulling up

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby Gisney » Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:16 pm

skri65 wrote:http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=165071



Oh :oops: I was searching for a separate waiting thread.

Anyway like you said the people off the waitlist are not surprising.

It is hard to see why some of them specifically were waitlisted but I looked at the waitlist on LSN last year around their numbers and it was usually because of applying late in the cycle with average numbers.

If you have already applied and you are at their medians, I think you have a good shot. You are not a lock but if you are waitlisted, I think you have a good shot of getting off the list.

I don't think you have cause for worrying over much!

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby Impending1L » Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:56 am

With the drop in medians, how do you think I'm looking with a 164/3.48?

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby AlanShore » Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:09 am

Impending1L wrote:With the drop in medians, how do you think I'm looking with a 164/3.48?

I think you have a good shot this year. GPA is a little low.. maybe WL but i think u can end up getting in

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby danitt » Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:18 pm

According to status checker I'm under review. Idk what made me check it but it was nice to see movement.

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby anteater1 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:45 pm

emarxnj wrote:Checking in, sending app in today. 3.1 169, looks like I'm above median LSAT but as usual, below GPA. Guess we'll see how it goes.

Might be worth mentioning, when I requested a fee waiver I also received "someone will contact you shortly" e-mail, and I received the waiver about a week later.


How long before you received the "someone will contact you shortly" email?

I solicited a MB Fee-Waiver last friday and I haven't heard anything.... BU responded in 24 hours.

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby maxmartin » Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:47 pm

anteater1 wrote:
emarxnj wrote:Checking in, sending app in today. 3.1 169, looks like I'm above median LSAT but as usual, below GPA. Guess we'll see how it goes.

Might be worth mentioning, when I requested a fee waiver I also received "someone will contact you shortly" e-mail, and I received the waiver about a week later.


How long before you received the "someone will contact you shortly" email?

I solicited a MB Fee-Waiver last friday and I haven't heard anything.... BU responded in 24 hours.


I waited three days with no response. I just sent another following up email today.

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby anteater1 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:09 pm

Finally got this email today, how long until I hear back about the fee-waiver?


"Thank you for your email. You should receive an email reply from our office very soon regarding your fee waiver request.


Admissions Office
Boston College Law School
885 Centre Street
Newton, MA 02459
(617) 552-4351
bclawadm@bc.edu"

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby dproduct » Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:42 pm

anteater1 wrote:Finally got this email today, how long until I hear back about the fee-waiver?


"Thank you for your email. You should receive an email reply from our office very soon regarding your fee waiver request.


Admissions Office
Boston College Law School
885 Centre Street
Newton, MA 02459
(617) 552-4351
bclawadm@bc.edu"


Submitted Friday as well. Interested to hear how fast others got a response.

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby The-Specs » Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:49 pm

anteater1 wrote:Finally got this email today, how long until I hear back about the fee-waiver?


"Thank you for your email. You should receive an email reply from our office very soon regarding your fee waiver request.


Admissions Office
Boston College Law School
885 Centre Street
Newton, MA 02459
(617) 552-4351
bclawadm@bc.edu"


Ant, it took them about three days to respond to my fee waiver request (after i got the "you will hear from someone soon." I got the fee waiver though. I don't know why they take so long.

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby kaf5250 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:59 pm

How long did it normally take peoples status checkers to go from received to complete? I keep checking it but still no change !

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby Gisney » Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:03 pm

kaf5250 wrote:How long did it normally take peoples status checkers to go from received to complete? I keep checking it but still no change !


I applied on the first and was complete when I first got my status checker on the 2nd.

Do you have everything turned in?

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby kaf5250 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:13 pm

yeah I'm not sure what the hold up is but maybe they're just getting a lot of apps at once now that october scores are out?

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby kaf5250 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:16 pm

just checked and its complete now !

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby skri65 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:12 pm

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby meyersa15 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:47 am

161, 3.35... any shot if the drop in applicants/medians trend continues this cycle?

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby AlanShore » Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:48 am

meyersa15 wrote:161, 3.35... any shot if the drop in applicants/medians trend continues this cycle?

Sorry Meyer, i think your numbers are too low... but you never know.

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby WanderingPondering » Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:13 pm

AlanShore wrote:
meyersa15 wrote:161, 3.35... any shot if the drop in applicants/medians trend continues this cycle?

Sorry Meyer, i think your numbers are too low... but you never know.


What about 166, 3.1? Is my gpa just too low for them to look out? One of my top choices, but not holding my breath

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby skri65 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:29 pm

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Postby slawww » Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:39 pm

skri65 wrote:
WanderingPondering wrote:
AlanShore wrote:
meyersa15 wrote:161, 3.35... any shot if the drop in applicants/medians trend continues this cycle?

Sorry Meyer, i think your numbers are too low... but you never know.


What about 166, 3.1? Is my gpa just too low for them to look out? One of my top choices, but not holding my breath


I think you have a solid shot...LSAT trumps GPA, especially this cycle. Schools will be desperate for higher LSAT scores. My stats are 164/3.61, and my feeling is that I would much rather be an LSAT splitter along the lines of 166/3.3 than what I currently have simply because high GPA's are in high supply.


I don't know too much about BC, but maybe? I just got a fee waiver with a 162. I'm a URM though so that may be why. I guess I'll be joining you all in this thread, just submitted.




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