Boston College C/O 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

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Re: Boston College C/O 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby The Dark Kite » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:18 am

If there's no info re: scholly in the acceptance email, do we just assume we didn't get one... or do they dish those out later?

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Re: Boston College C/O 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby The Dark Kite » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:33 am

The Dark Kite wrote:If there's no info re: scholly in the acceptance email, do we just assume we didn't get one... or do they dish those out later?

Sike, JK. I just got an email saying that they start doling them out end of January. Alright, let's see how this goes.

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Re: Boston College C/O 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby hos9903 » Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:08 pm

The Dark Kite wrote:
The Dark Kite wrote:If there's no info re: scholly in the acceptance email, do we just assume we didn't get one... or do they dish those out later?

Sike, JK. I just got an email saying that they start doling them out end of January. Alright, let's see how this goes.


Was this email in response to something you sent them?

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Re: Boston College C/O 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby mx23250 » Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:25 pm

hos9903 wrote:
The Dark Kite wrote:
The Dark Kite wrote:If there's no info re: scholly in the acceptance email, do we just assume we didn't get one... or do they dish those out later?

Sike, JK. I just got an email saying that they start doling them out end of January. Alright, let's see how this goes.


Was this email in response to something you sent them?


I got the same email this morning (was admitted via email yesterday). It was just a typical email with financial aid/scholarship information I assume they send to all recent admits.

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Re: Boston College C/O 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby The Dark Kite » Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:18 pm

mx23250 wrote:
hos9903 wrote:
The Dark Kite wrote:
The Dark Kite wrote:If there's no info re: scholly in the acceptance email, do we just assume we didn't get one... or do they dish those out later?

Sike, JK. I just got an email saying that they start doling them out end of January. Alright, let's see how this goes.


Was this email in response to something you sent them?


I got the same email this morning (was admitted via email yesterday). It was just a typical email with financial aid/scholarship information I assume they send to all recent admits.

+1

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Re: Boston College C/O 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby rutgers17 » Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:00 pm

anyone have any insight about app complete vs under review? it appears not everyone who got in went under review. am i understanding that correctly? my date was just changed to today, but im just complete, not UR. Hoping I may get a response soon.

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Re: Boston College C/O 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby TheHarveySpecter » Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:05 pm

also just got date change today. still complete.

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Re: Boston College C/O 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby cannibal ox » Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:15 pm

Submitted 1/15

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Re: Boston College C/O 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby lawskewl13 » Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:16 pm

rutgers17 wrote:anyone have any insight about app complete vs under review? it appears not everyone who got in went under review. am i understanding that correctly? my date was just changed to today, but im just complete, not UR. Hoping I may get a response soon.


It seems inconsistent. Someone earlier ITT brought up that they were UR for less than 24 hours, so some people might think that they go straight from complete to decision made because they don't check their status during the possibly extremely short time period during which they were UR. But it's also possible that some people go straight from complete to decision made. I had one complete date change before I went UR a few days ago.

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Re: Boston College C/O 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby 04102014 » Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:22 pm

lawskewl13 wrote:
rutgers17 wrote:anyone have any insight about app complete vs under review? it appears not everyone who got in went under review. am i understanding that correctly? my date was just changed to today, but im just complete, not UR. Hoping I may get a response soon.


It seems inconsistent. Someone earlier ITT brought up that they were UR for less than 24 hours, so some people might think that they go straight from complete to decision made because they don't check their status during the possibly extremely short time period during which they were UR. But it's also possible that some people go straight from complete to decision made. I had one complete date change before I went UR a few days ago.


I went from complete to decision rendered, and I'm an obsessive status checker.

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Re: Boston College C/O 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby haleigh123 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:29 am

Accepted about a month ago. Definitely going to go there--anyone have any advice on where to live??

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Re: Boston College C/O 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby TheHarveySpecter » Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:36 am

Newton area closest to law school best if you dont have a car and dont want to rely on BC shuttle (runs back and forth from main campus). Try newton centre. Otherwise Brighton has affordable places to rent for students. Allston too. Brookline is also close but can get expensive.

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Re: Boston College C/O 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby mx23250 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:40 am

So I have absolutely no ties to the Boston area (I'm from the midwest). Would I be at a major disadvantage when interviewing for placement in Boston firms, either for SA or associate positions, if I went to BC? In other words, would they consider me a "flight risk" despite indicating my interest in building a patent law career in Boston?

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Re: Boston College C/O 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby Attax » Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:43 am

mx23250 wrote:So I have absolutely no ties to the Boston area (I'm from the midwest). Would I be at a major disadvantage when interviewing for placement in Boston firms, either for SA or associate positions, if I went to BC? In other words, would they consider me a "flight risk" despite indicating my interest in building a patent law career in Boston?


Not from the area either, but I've heard that Boston is built a lot on who you know. I'm sure someone can chime in and verify this or not.

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Re: Boston College C/O 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby JustHawkin » Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:46 am

Attax wrote:
mx23250 wrote:So I have absolutely no ties to the Boston area (I'm from the midwest). Would I be at a major disadvantage when interviewing for placement in Boston firms, either for SA or associate positions, if I went to BC? In other words, would they consider me a "flight risk" despite indicating my interest in building a patent law career in Boston?


Not from the area either, but I've heard that Boston is built a lot on who you know. I'm sure someone can chime in and verify this or not.

FWIW, I can only speak outside of the legal market:
This is 100% true, I believe. Went to school in the area, out-of-stater, impossible to find a job out of UG.

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Re: Boston College C/O 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby SparkyZZZ » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:22 pm

I wonder whether apps are down significantly again this year.

Not sure if this is an indicator, but the 2016 BC applicants thread had around 27 pages by this time last year, this year - 6!

I know that I am trying to draw a conclusion from a very small sample, but it still does make me wonder...

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Re: Boston College C/O 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby Charlie190 » Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:45 pm

Attax wrote:
mx23250 wrote:So I have absolutely no ties to the Boston area (I'm from the midwest). Would I be at a major disadvantage when interviewing for placement in Boston firms, either for SA or associate positions, if I went to BC? In other words, would they consider me a "flight risk" despite indicating my interest in building a patent law career in Boston?


Not from the area either, but I've heard that Boston is built a lot on who you know. I'm sure someone can chime in and verify this or not.


Absolutely. But, it's fairly easy to build those relationships once you are in Boston if you put some effort into it. I came to Boston with no ties, networked during UG and had no trouble finding employment.

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Re: Boston College C/O 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby wealtheow » Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:50 am

Checking in, submitted today.

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Re: Boston College C/O 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby lawskewl13 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:59 am

Decision rendered..... :shock: :shock:

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Re: Boston College C/O 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby JustHawkin » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:17 am

lawskewl13 wrote:Decision rendered..... :shock: :shock:

+1
Now the ensuing three day wait by the mail box...

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Re: Boston College C/O 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby 04102014 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:19 am

JustHawkin wrote:
lawskewl13 wrote:Decision rendered..... :shock: :shock:

+1
Now the ensuing three day wait by the mail box...


If accepted, you should get an email by the end of the day.

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Re: Boston College C/O 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby JustHawkin » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:23 am

ohpobrecito wrote:
JustHawkin wrote:
lawskewl13 wrote:Decision rendered..... :shock: :shock:

+1
Now the ensuing three day wait by the mail box...


If accepted, you should get an email by the end of the day.

Oh, sweet! Good to know!

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Re: Boston College C/O 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby gerrydawg » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:44 am

Decision rendered for me too. Didn't have movement since late Nov, then UR a week ago, now DR today. Weird! LSAT 25th, GPA 75th. We'll see!

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Re: Boston College C/O 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby AndiDail » Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:19 pm

Decision rendered today... (Complete 12/18; UR 1/14)

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Re: Boston College C/O 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby mx23250 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:32 pm

AndiDail wrote:Decision rendered today... (Complete 12/18; UR 1/14)


FWIW, last tuesday my status showed "decision rendered" and at 2:55pm CST I got the acceptance email. Good luck!




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