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

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

Postby JGPGH » Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:15 pm

Any movement today?

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

Postby mrtux45 » Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:13 pm

Was I supposed to be sent login information to get onto the Agora portal? I can't find it in previous emails from BC

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

Postby ashrice13 » Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:44 pm

mrtux45 wrote:Was I supposed to be sent login information to get onto the Agora portal? I can't find it in previous emails from BC

Yes. I never received my Agora Portal info either. I emailed bclawfinaid@bc.edu and they resent me the info within a few hours!

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

Postby mrtux45 » Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:17 pm

ashrice13 wrote:
mrtux45 wrote:Was I supposed to be sent login information to get onto the Agora portal? I can't find it in previous emails from BC

Yes. I never received my Agora Portal info either. I emailed bclawfinaid@bc.edu and they resent me the info within a few hours!


Thanks!

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

Postby jstans » Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:21 pm

Anyone know if the COL estimates are based on a particular neighborhood? I'm going up to Boston in a few weeks for ASD and plan on looking around at some apartments in Allston, Brookline, and a couple of the other suggested neighborhoods. Any idea as to whether any of those would come in below the $20,000ish COL estimate?

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

Postby celticsfan » Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:23 pm

"A decision has been rendered on your file. You should be receiving an email shortly"

Oh boy...

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

Postby cml731 » Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:55 pm

celticsfan wrote:"A decision has been rendered on your file. You should be receiving an email shortly"

Oh boy...



literally same, I'm so nervous

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

Postby celticsfan » Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:44 pm

cml731 wrote:
celticsfan wrote:"A decision has been rendered on your file. You should be receiving an email shortly"

Oh boy...



literally same, I'm so nervous


Good luck! Why do they do this to us? Lol

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

Postby circle.the.wagons » Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:46 pm

Good luck everyone! will probably come at 3am lol.

I'm also curious about COL for allston/brighton. Is 20k accurate, and does it include summer months? I can't see myself not living in those neighborhoods if I went to BC. Can you get by without a car in those neighborhoods?

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

Postby ewalkiee » Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:23 pm

I'm in the same boat.

But seriously, I just looked back at all my emails from BC regarding my application, and every one was sent at 4:46 am EST. Is this the case for you guys as well?

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

Postby cml731 » Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:27 pm

ewalkiee wrote:I'm in the same boat.

But seriously, I just looked back at all my emails from BC regarding my application, and every one was sent at 4:46 am EST. Is this the case for you guys as well?



Yes, the exact same time.

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

Postby inevitable510 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:00 am

circle.the.wagons wrote:Good luck everyone! will probably come at 3am lol.

I'm also curious about COL for allston/brighton. Is 20k accurate, and does it include summer months? I can't see myself not living in those neighborhoods if I went to BC. Can you get by without a car in those neighborhoods?


Most BC law students live in an area called Cleveland Circle and apparently a shuttle takes you to/from the law school campus from there. And it's near the T line that goes into downtown. With roommates, roughly $1000/per mo.

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

Postby celticsfan » Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:16 am

In via e-mail this morning!

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

Postby circle.the.wagons » Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:21 am

inevitable510 wrote:
circle.the.wagons wrote:Good luck everyone! will probably come at 3am lol.

I'm also curious about COL for allston/brighton. Is 20k accurate, and does it include summer months? I can't see myself not living in those neighborhoods if I went to BC. Can you get by without a car in those neighborhoods?


Most BC law students live in an area called Cleveland Circle and apparently a shuttle takes you to/from the law school campus from there. And it's near the T line that goes into downtown. With roommates, roughly $1000/per mo.

The google says cleaveland circle is actually in brighton. Good to know, thanks.

I just found somewhere online that BCs cost of living only applies for the school year (9 months) so multiply it by 1.33 to get more accurate.

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

Postby ashrice13 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:51 am

celticsfan wrote:In via e-mail this morning!

Congrats!

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

Postby celticsfan » Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:15 pm

ashrice13 wrote:
celticsfan wrote:In via e-mail this morning!

Congrats!


Thank you! What's the typical turn around time to get scholly info?

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

Postby circle.the.wagons » Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:29 pm

celticsfan wrote:
ashrice13 wrote:
celticsfan wrote:In via e-mail this morning!

Congrats!


Thank you! What's the typical turn around time to get scholly info?

got mine in under a week and i got in on last weeks wave. congrats!

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

Postby cwl2017 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:47 am

jstans wrote:I feel like BC bases their offers mainly off LSAT, for the most part. I just checked LSN and my offer is well within the norm for my LSAT score, but my GPA is over 75th and that doesn't seem to make much of a difference. Wish it had more influence though.


When I looked at LSN, I noticed that my 163/3.75 that I had bigger scholarships than people with 165+ but lower than 3.5. I was thinking that GPA seemed a hair more important for scholarship (78k for me; 26k a year). I said that if my debt was less than 130k I would for sure be going but I feel right now I am closer to 150k. I am torn. Being at 75th for LSAT and above 75th for GPA makes me somewhat confident that I could snag biglaw but I really don't know. It is a tough call.

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

Postby ashrice13 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:12 am

cwl2017 wrote:
jstans wrote:I feel like BC bases their offers mainly off LSAT, for the most part. I just checked LSN and my offer is well within the norm for my LSAT score, but my GPA is over 75th and that doesn't seem to make much of a difference. Wish it had more influence though.


When I looked at LSN, I noticed that my 163/3.75 that I had bigger scholarships than people with 165+ but lower than 3.5. I was thinking that GPA seemed a hair more important for scholarship (78k for me; 26k a year). I said that if my debt was less than 130k I would for sure be going but I feel right now I am closer to 150k. I am torn. Being at 75th for LSAT and above 75th for GPA makes me somewhat confident that I could snag biglaw but I really don't know. It is a tough call.

Your GPA/LSAT don't have anything to do with your ability to get BL. Definitely don't go by that.

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

Postby JGPGH » Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:43 am

ashrice13 wrote:
cwl2017 wrote:
jstans wrote:I feel like BC bases their offers mainly off LSAT, for the most part. I just checked LSN and my offer is well within the norm for my LSAT score, but my GPA is over 75th and that doesn't seem to make much of a difference. Wish it had more influence though.


When I looked at LSN, I noticed that my 163/3.75 that I had bigger scholarships than people with 165+ but lower than 3.5. I was thinking that GPA seemed a hair more important for scholarship (78k for me; 26k a year). I said that if my debt was less than 130k I would for sure be going but I feel right now I am closer to 150k. I am torn. Being at 75th for LSAT and above 75th for GPA makes me somewhat confident that I could snag biglaw but I really don't know. It is a tough call.

Your GPA/LSAT don't have anything to do with your ability to get BL. Definitely don't go by that.


+1

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

Postby tuesdayninja » Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:10 am

JGPGH wrote:
ashrice13 wrote:
cwl2017 wrote:
jstans wrote:I feel like BC bases their offers mainly off LSAT, for the most part. I just checked LSN and my offer is well within the norm for my LSAT score, but my GPA is over 75th and that doesn't seem to make much of a difference. Wish it had more influence though.


When I looked at LSN, I noticed that my 163/3.75 that I had bigger scholarships than people with 165+ but lower than 3.5. I was thinking that GPA seemed a hair more important for scholarship (78k for me; 26k a year). I said that if my debt was less than 130k I would for sure be going but I feel right now I am closer to 150k. I am torn. Being at 75th for LSAT and above 75th for GPA makes me somewhat confident that I could snag biglaw but I really don't know. It is a tough call.

Your GPA/LSAT don't have anything to do with your ability to get BL. Definitely don't go by that.


+1


+1 there's only a slight correlation between 1L grades and LSAT/GPA

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

Postby jstans » Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:02 pm

cwl2017 wrote:
jstans wrote:I feel like BC bases their offers mainly off LSAT, for the most part. I just checked LSN and my offer is well within the norm for my LSAT score, but my GPA is over 75th and that doesn't seem to make much of a difference. Wish it had more influence though.


When I looked at LSN, I noticed that my 163/3.75 that I had bigger scholarships than people with 165+ but lower than 3.5. I was thinking that GPA seemed a hair more important for scholarship (78k for me; 26k a year). I said that if my debt was less than 130k I would for sure be going but I feel right now I am closer to 150k. I am torn. Being at 75th for LSAT and above 75th for GPA makes me somewhat confident that I could snag biglaw but I really don't know. It is a tough call.


I set a similar debt limit and I am right outside of the limit I set for myself. Makes my decision very tough since BC has become my number one choice but I don't want to go into too much debt. I also have a feeling our current administration will not be the most open to higher ed loan forgiveness programs.

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

Postby cwl2017 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:56 pm

ashrice13 wrote:
cwl2017 wrote:
jstans wrote:I feel like BC bases their offers mainly off LSAT, for the most part. I just checked LSN and my offer is well within the norm for my LSAT score, but my GPA is over 75th and that doesn't seem to make much of a difference. Wish it had more influence though.


When I looked at LSN, I noticed that my 163/3.75 that I had bigger scholarships than people with 165+ but lower than 3.5. I was thinking that GPA seemed a hair more important for scholarship (78k for me; 26k a year). I said that if my debt was less than 130k I would for sure be going but I feel right now I am closer to 150k. I am torn. Being at 75th for LSAT and above 75th for GPA makes me somewhat confident that I could snag biglaw but I really don't know. It is a tough call.

Your GPA/LSAT don't have anything to do with your ability to get BL. Definitely don't go by that.


Oh believe me, I know. Which is why I am not going by that. If I was, then I would have said "I am in the top quarter of applicants and 40% get biglaw, sign me up for BC" but that isn't the case, so here I am, mulling a difficult decision.

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

Postby jstans » Sat Mar 04, 2017 4:45 pm

Anyone go to the February ASD that could provide a brief overview of the schedule? Just booked my travel and lodging, but I'm trying to get a feel for time on apartment shopping. If I do end up at BC, this will likely be my only chance to go to Boston before August so I therefore want to look around at some units/locations rather than make a blind choice based on Zillow.

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

Postby Dodocogon » Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:42 am

jstans wrote:Anyone go to the February ASD that could provide a brief overview of the schedule? Just booked my travel and lodging, but I'm trying to get a feel for time on apartment shopping. If I do end up at BC, this will likely be my only chance to go to Boston before August so I therefore want to look around at some units/locations rather than make a blind choice based on Zillow.


9-3 or so; you'd have time in the evening if you set some up.



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