Boston College c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

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Re: Boston College c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby mrtux45 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:11 pm

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lawof11 wrote:Yeah it said the info would be emailed on the financial aid document attached with "congrats" emails. So it could be any time, I suppose.

IIRC the first wave of financial aid info came out around 2/8.


Was that in last years thread? I remember seeing dates after their February ASD, which is late February

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Re: Boston College c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ashrice13 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:17 pm

mrtux45 wrote:
ashrice13 wrote:
lawof11 wrote:Yeah it said the info would be emailed on the financial aid document attached with "congrats" emails. So it could be any time, I suppose.

IIRC the first wave of financial aid info came out around 2/8.


Was that in last years thread? I remember seeing dates after their February ASD, which is late February

Yeah...I thought so.

Just found it: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=254076&hilit=Boston+College&start=250

It looks like not only did it start on 2/8 but someone says they received an email a week earlier telling them it would start on the 8th. That email would be amazing.

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Re: Boston College c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby tuesdayninja » Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:24 pm

ashrice13 wrote:
mrtux45 wrote:
ashrice13 wrote:
lawof11 wrote:Yeah it said the info would be emailed on the financial aid document attached with "congrats" emails. So it could be any time, I suppose.

IIRC the first wave of financial aid info came out around 2/8.


Was that in last years thread? I remember seeing dates after their February ASD, which is late February

Yeah...I thought so.

Just found it: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=254076&hilit=Boston+College&start=250

It looks like not only did it start on 2/8 but someone says they received an email a week earlier telling them it would start on the 8th. That email would be amazing.


Let's hope we get something similar. BC is my top choice if the money's right.

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Re: Boston College c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby mrtux45 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:37 pm

tuesdayninja wrote:
ashrice13 wrote:
mrtux45 wrote:
ashrice13 wrote:
lawof11 wrote:Yeah it said the info would be emailed on the financial aid document attached with "congrats" emails. So it could be any time, I suppose.

IIRC the first wave of financial aid info came out around 2/8.


Was that in last years thread? I remember seeing dates after their February ASD, which is late February

Yeah...I thought so.

Just found it: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=254076&hilit=Boston+College&start=250

It looks like not only did it start on 2/8 but someone says they received an email a week earlier telling them it would start on the 8th. That email would be amazing.


Let's hope we get something similar. BC is my top choice if the money's right.


Same. And if they were transparent throughout the process I'd be that much more eager to lock in

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Re: Boston College c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby lawof11 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:52 pm

Anyone know a good link/site for checking out apartments in the area? CL maybe? I specifically want to check out Cleveland Circle and Jamaica Plains, as has been recommended on this thread. I know a lot will likely be tied up/not posted until summer time, but I am just trying to get a general feel for housing and CoL things.

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Re: Boston College c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby mrtux45 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:06 pm

lawof11 wrote:Anyone know a good link/site for checking out apartments in the area? CL maybe? I specifically want to check out Cleveland Circle and Jamaica Plains, as has been recommended on this thread. I know a lot will likely be tied up/not posted until summer time, but I am just trying to get a general feel for housing and CoL things.



I'm sure zillow would be good for looking at rentals. As you mentioned, the picture of the market won't be clear until springtime as landlords have to figure out which apartments are going to be available.

While you may be used to a lower COL, in my experience, getting something for 1k per month (with roommates) is a solid bargain in Boston

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Re: Boston College c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby theboringest » Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:07 pm

lawof11 wrote:Anyone know a good link/site for checking out apartments in the area? CL maybe? I specifically want to check out Cleveland Circle and Jamaica Plains, as has been recommended on this thread. I know a lot will likely be tied up/not posted until summer time, but I am just trying to get a general feel for housing and CoL things.

CL is your best bet. If you're not local then I'd definitely plan to spend a weekend here checking places out, because Boston apartments have lots of (sometimes nasty) surprises. Brokers are trash, don't trust them. You'll probably have to use one, but don't trust them.

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Re: Boston College c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

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Re: Boston College c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby lawof11 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:20 pm

On your acceptance letter?

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Re: Boston College c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby whatever17 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:33 pm

I submitted Tuesday night (1/31) and was already under review as of last night (2/1). Good sign? Anyone else go under review quickly? Did that lead to a quick turnaround for ultimate decision? Fingers crossed.

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Postby MAqee9898 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:45 pm

inevitable510 wrote:Nice handwritten note in the mail today. Is this normal? Trying to gauge if that indicates $$ haha.


If it is on your acceptance letter, it is completely normal. They hand write letters on the acceptance letter to all admitted students.

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Re: Boston College c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby RParadela » Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:02 pm

whatever17 wrote:I submitted Tuesday night (1/31) and was already under review as of last night (2/1). Good sign? Anyone else go under review quickly? Did that lead to a quick turnaround for ultimate decision? Fingers crossed.


I went UR about a week after going complete. I wouldn't read into it much at all tbh

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Re: Boston College c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby tuesdayninja » Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:16 pm

whatever17 wrote:I submitted Tuesday night (1/31) and was already under review as of last night (2/1). Good sign? Anyone else go under review quickly? Did that lead to a quick turnaround for ultimate decision? Fingers crossed.


Going complete doesn't mean much besides they have your materials. Once you go under review is more important, and even then it can take 2-3 weeks for a decision. Good luck!

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Re: Boston College c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby whatever17 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:09 pm

tuesdayninja wrote:
whatever17 wrote:I submitted Tuesday night (1/31) and was already under review as of last night (2/1). Good sign? Anyone else go under review quickly? Did that lead to a quick turnaround for ultimate decision? Fingers crossed.


Going complete doesn't mean much besides they have your materials. Once you go under review is more important, and even then it can take 2-3 weeks for a decision. Good luck!


yup, I skipped "complete" altogether and went straight to "under review" in less than 24 hours. 2 weeks would be amazing!

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Re: Boston College c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby sethnoorzad » Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:17 am

When I log into the status checker, it's just blank. Been like that since I submitted three weeks ago... is there something wrong?..

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Postby RC_Cola » Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:44 pm

waitlisted!!!!

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Re: Boston College c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Stylnator » Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:40 pm

MAqee9898 wrote:
inevitable510 wrote:Nice handwritten note in the mail today. Is this normal? Trying to gauge if that indicates $$ haha.


If it is on your acceptance letter, it is completely normal. They hand write letters on the acceptance letter to all admitted students.


I was accepted over a week ago and still no letter in the mail? I know the acceptance letter doesn't have scholarship info on it but it would be nice to have. Is it weird that it still hasn't come?

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Re: Boston College c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby tuesdayninja » Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:03 pm

Got the mailed acceptance letter with a handwritten note. Was there supposed to be anything else in the big envelope? Mine was open, it just had a smaller envelope with the acceptance letter and a little pamphlet.

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Re: Boston College c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby chandhi » Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:07 pm

Stylnator wrote:
MAqee9898 wrote:
inevitable510 wrote:Nice handwritten note in the mail today. Is this normal? Trying to gauge if that indicates $$ haha.


If it is on your acceptance letter, it is completely normal. They hand write letters on the acceptance letter to all admitted students.


I was accepted over a week ago and still no letter in the mail? I know the acceptance letter doesn't have scholarship info on it but it would be nice to have. Is it weird that it still hasn't come?

LOL my letter was dated Dec 19, envelope postmarked Dec 21, and I got it last week. You should get yours sometime before March haha

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Re: Boston College c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby whodareswins » Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:51 am

I'm throwing a late app out to BC after getting a disappointing scholarship offer from BU. Above both 75ths. Have people been successful in soliciting fee waivers? Thanks all, and good luck in your cycles.

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Re: Boston College c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby dclaw93 » Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:41 am

whodareswins wrote:I'm throwing a late app out to BC after getting a disappointing scholarship offer from BU. Above both 75ths. Have people been successful in soliciting fee waivers? Thanks all, and good luck in your cycles.


I solicited a fee waiver back in November.

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Re: Boston College c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby BostonOrBust » Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:43 pm

theboringest wrote:
lawof11 wrote:Anyone know a good link/site for checking out apartments in the area? CL maybe? I specifically want to check out Cleveland Circle and Jamaica Plains, as has been recommended on this thread. I know a lot will likely be tied up/not posted until summer time, but I am just trying to get a general feel for housing and CoL things.

CL is your best bet. If you're not local then I'd definitely plan to spend a weekend here checking places out, because Boston apartments have lots of (sometimes nasty) surprises. Brokers are trash, don't trust them. You'll probably have to use one, but don't trust them.



Absolutely second this. You really have to visit to know what you're getting. Also second the person who said to expect to pay about $1000 with roommates. That about exactly what I paid when I lived in Cleveland Circle, with some utilities included.

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Re: Boston College c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Attewode » Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:35 am

Hi all!

Has anyone logged into the Agora Portal after being accepted and looked under "Financial Aid Award Notification"? I know they won't be coming out with decisions for a few weeks on scholarship info. However, from a link on that page, you can see if your account is missing anything.

Under mine - it says it doesn't have a copy of my FAFSA even though I've already completed it. This is probably me just being paranoid but I want to make sure that I'm not the only one. I imagine they just haven't pulled the information from FAFSA yet - which would imply they haven't started scholarship stuff yet... which seems unlikely.

I suppose my ultimate question is - what does everyone else's look like? What does it say under your "Recieved Documents"?

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Re: Boston College c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

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Re: Boston College c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ashrice13 » Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:36 pm

So...I don't think I was ever sent a link to the agora portal or anything.



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