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

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

Postby Otunga » Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:01 am

Local, stats over the 75ths...wrote an email asking for scholarship info the other day and they said that info is still coming out.

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

Postby kobe1020 » Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:25 am

has anyone sent in an negotiation email yet?
i sent one last week and yet no response at all.

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

Postby Marquis » Wed Apr 09, 2014 3:46 pm

kobe1020 wrote:has anyone sent in an negotiation email yet?
i sent one last week and yet no response at all.


I sent one on Monday after having attending the April 3rd ASD. No response yet. Unsure what to do with the April 15th deposit deadline coming up soon. I've heard that once you've made an initial deposit at a school you lose leverage and they become less interested in negotiating with you. Is this credited?

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

Postby NoDayButToday » Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:24 am

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

Postby jacksprat13 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:07 am

Got financial aid email this morning that info was posted in my Portal...only got unsubsidized direct loan for $20,500...got way more need-based loans/grants from every single other school I was accepted to...anyone else get a surprisingly weak package?

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

Postby JustHawkin » Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:08 am

Public Interest Scholarship emails are going out.

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

Postby Marquis » Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:12 pm

jacksprat13 wrote:Got financial aid email this morning that info was posted in my Portal...only got unsubsidized direct loan for $20,500...got way more need-based loans/grants from every single other school I was accepted to...anyone else get a surprisingly weak package?


Yeah, I noticed the same thing. Very skimpy. Zero Grad Plus money. Based on a conversation I had with an admissions rep at the ASD though, he made it sound like you had to request/apply for the Grad Plus loan seperately. So, who knows. I'll fire off an email and see what's what.

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

Postby frank617 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:27 pm

Yea, I think everyone is eligible for GradPLUS. Every school, including BC, gave the max allowance in Unsubsidized loans ($20,500). Some schools explicitly mention Grad PLUS, and some didn't, but I think that's an option for everyone.

One school, for example, said "GradPLUS - or private loan" which makes it sound like that isn't something we need to be "granted" by the school

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

Postby wealtheow » Thu Apr 10, 2014 3:46 pm

:shock: just got my award. this complicates things.

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

Postby ttam30 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:07 pm

wealtheow wrote::shock: just got my award. this complicates things.


I just got in today. How did you get the award, email? How long after admission?

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

Postby wealtheow » Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:15 pm

ttam30 wrote:
wealtheow wrote::shock: just got my award. this complicates things.


I just got in today. How did you get the award, email? How long after admission?


congrats! i got it via e-mail (which is goot, because i somehow locked myself out of the portal). i got in three weeks ago.

this is kind of a pain because i have less than a week to decide now. :/ i wish they'd extend out a bit for people who got in "later."

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

Postby ttam30 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:21 pm

wealtheow wrote:
ttam30 wrote:
wealtheow wrote::shock: just got my award. this complicates things.


I just got in today. How did you get the award, email? How long after admission?


congrats! i got it via e-mail (which is goot, because i somehow locked myself out of the portal). i got in three weeks ago.

this is kind of a pain because i have less than a week to decide now. :/ i wish they'd extend out a bit for people who got in "later."



Thanks, wish my choice was as complicated as yours :wink:

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

Postby wealtheow » Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:22 pm

ttam30 wrote:
wealtheow wrote:
ttam30 wrote:
wealtheow wrote::shock: just got my award. this complicates things.


I just got in today. How did you get the award, email? How long after admission?


congrats! i got it via e-mail (which is goot, because i somehow locked myself out of the portal). i got in three weeks ago.

this is kind of a pain because i have less than a week to decide now. :/ i wish they'd extend out a bit for people who got in "later."



Thanks, wish my choice was as complicated as yours :wink:


haha, sorry to sound prissy. hope yours turns out similarly complicated!

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

Postby JustHawkin » Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:41 pm

wealtheow wrote::shock: just got my award. this complicates things.

Not possible.

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

Postby psyduckiscool » Sun Apr 13, 2014 11:17 am

Anyone know if BC is cool with multiple deposits? As in like BC and one other school?

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

Postby kellyb4 » Sun Apr 13, 2014 3:58 pm

psyduckiscool wrote:Anyone know if BC is cool with multiple deposits? As in like BC and one other school?


I'm doing the same thing and when I called admissions it seems like its fine but you will lose the deposit. But, I'm pretty sure in mid-May LSAC sends a list of all students who have sent multiple deposits so the schools you've deposited at will find out by then.

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

Postby psyduckiscool » Sun Apr 13, 2014 4:28 pm

kellyb4 wrote:
psyduckiscool wrote:Anyone know if BC is cool with multiple deposits? As in like BC and one other school?


I'm doing the same thing and when I called admissions it seems like its fine but you will lose the deposit. But, I'm pretty sure in mid-May LSAC sends a list of all students who have sent multiple deposits so the schools you've deposited at will find out by then.


Yeah they definitely get that list from LSAC, that's why I wanted to know whether BC was cool about it. I know that schools generally don't like admits placing multiple deposits, but if the school's okay with it, they won't freak out when they see your name on that list.

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

Postby NoDayButToday » Sun Apr 13, 2014 4:57 pm

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

Postby mydasmarie » Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:07 am

withdrew my seat, best of luck to you all

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

Postby mrs.miawallace » Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:44 am

why does BC's ranking keep dropping in usnews..i freaked out when i saw the no.36 thats quiet a huge difference from BU now. i dont understand this. i thought BC still has better job prospect..

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

Postby JustHawkin » Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:38 am

mrs.miawallace wrote:why does BC's ranking keep dropping in usnews..i freaked out when i saw the no.36 thats quiet a huge difference from BU now. i dont understand this. i thought BC still has better job prospect..

Rankings are somewhat irrelevant. Just make sure you understand the job prospects for each school.

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

Postby 180kickflip » Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:18 am

JustHawkin wrote:
mrs.miawallace wrote:why does BC's ranking keep dropping in usnews..i freaked out when i saw the no.36 thats quiet a huge difference from BU now. i dont understand this. i thought BC still has better job prospect..

Rankings are somewhat irrelevant. Just make sure you understand the job prospects for each school.


Rankings may be a lot of BS, but if BC kept dropping the next 2 or 3 years, it could be out of the top 50 by the time current 0Ls graduate (not saying this is at all likely). That could result in fewer firms going to OCI due to some perceived drop in prestige. At that point, it could have a real impact on job prospects. This makes it seem somewhat relevant to me.

Im considering BC/BU now, and I can't really understand how they got so separated this year either. General TLS consensus seems to be that BC has better employment, but the rankings don't seem to be in line with that. Anyone else have any ideas?

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

Postby JustHawkin » Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:24 am

180kickflip wrote:Rankings may be a lot of BS, but if BC kept dropping the next 2 or 3 years, it could be out of the top 50 by the time current 0Ls graduate (not saying this is at all likely). That could result in fewer firms going to OCI due to some perceived drop in prestige. At that point, it could have a real impact on job prospects. This makes it seem somewhat relevant to me.

Im considering BC/BU now, and I can't really understand how they got so separated this year either. General TLS consensus seems to be that BC has better employment, but the rankings don't seem to be in line with that. Anyone else have any ideas?

Make of it what you will:

http://www.lstscorereports.com/compare/bc/bu/

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

Postby CNUCaptain » Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:52 am

Do we have any idea what the academic calendar will look like? I can see last and this years, but not the 2014-2015 one. I can find the university one, but not the law school specific one. I'm trying to figure out when orientation and things will be to figure out when I need to begin a lease and move in! Can it be assumed that the dates will align with the university one or with the law school ones for past years?

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

Postby NoDayButToday » Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:57 am

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