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

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

Postby circle.the.wagons » Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:57 pm

anyone know how to get a stipend for asd in april? should i just email admissions?

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

Postby jstans » Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:12 pm

circle.the.wagons wrote:anyone know how to get a stipend for asd in april? should i just email admissions?


I think I've seen that they don't do stipends, but it's worth a shot. Let me know if they give you one so I can try it as well!!!

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

Postby circle.the.wagons » Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:35 pm

jstans wrote:
circle.the.wagons wrote:anyone know how to get a stipend for asd in april? should i just email admissions?


I think I've seen that they don't do stipends, but it's worth a shot. Let me know if they give you one so I can try it as well!!!

I think i'm gonna give them a call tomorrow. Will keep everyone updated

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

Postby cwl2017 » Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:13 pm

BU does a travel reimbursement and their ASD i the day before BC. I'm going to both.

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

Postby JGPGH » Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:58 pm

So I'm not an admitted student, but I am going on a guided tour of the law school later this week. Is that something I should do on my own or are parents allowed?

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

Postby mrtux45 » Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:25 am

JGPGH wrote:So I'm not an admitted student, but I am going on a guided tour of the law school later this week. Is that something I should do on my own or are parents allowed?


Opinions on this subject vary. Is the tour private or will you be with other prospective students? Are your parents paying for your education/only able to see the school at the tour this week?

I'd say go it alone because that's the adult thing to do, tbh. That's just my opinion though, maybe I'm too superficial about it

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

Postby Dodocogon » Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:47 am

mrtux45 wrote:
JGPGH wrote:So I'm not an admitted student, but I am going on a guided tour of the law school later this week. Is that something I should do on my own or are parents allowed?


Opinions on this subject vary. Is the tour private or will you be with other prospective students? Are your parents paying for your education/only able to see the school at the tour this week?

I'd say go it alone because that's the adult thing to do, tbh. That's just my opinion though, maybe I'm too superficial about it


I'm of the mind tours with parents are fine, but bringing them to an ASD and other student events is too far. Just make sure that on your tour, you ask the majority of the questions.

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

Postby circle.the.wagons » Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:57 pm

No go on the travel stipend. kind of dumb but whatever

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

Postby celticsfan » Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:12 pm

Sorry if this has been answered already, but is the Agora portal access email separate from the scholarship email? I got access to services but no notice of any $$

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

Postby jstans » Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:01 pm

celticsfan wrote:Sorry if this has been answered already, but is the Agora portal access email separate from the scholarship email? I got access to services but no notice of any $$


Yes, I got the Agora access before scholarship info.

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

Postby tuesdayninja » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:45 am

BC up to 26th in USNews rankings if this is right. Could explain the weird decisions/stubbornness on negotiations.

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

Postby celticsfan » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:53 am

tuesdayninja wrote:BC up to 26th in USNews rankings if this is right. Could explain the weird decisions/stubbornness on negotiations.


And up to 17th on NLJ's Go-To Law Schools for BigLaw

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Postby Dodocogon » Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:04 am

tuesdayninja wrote:BC up to 26th in USNews rankings if this is right. Could explain the weird decisions/stubbornness on negotiations.


I feel like this is where they should have been anyway, so good for them. They definitely do better on the outcomes side of thing than the incoming stats, which are why the quality of the school may have not been reflected in the USNWR.

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Postby TudoBem » Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:05 am

Good news: Boston College Law up in the rankings!

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

Postby tuesdayninja » Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:10 am

Dodocogon wrote:
tuesdayninja wrote:BC up to 26th in USNews rankings if this is right. Could explain the weird decisions/stubbornness on negotiations.


I feel like this is where they should have been anyway, so good for them. They definitely do better on the outcomes side of thing than the incoming stats, which are why the quality of the school may have not been reflected in the USNWR.


I agree, they definitely have been punching above their weight, at least on par with BU.

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

Postby circle.the.wagons » Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:22 am

Yep, got a no-go on my scholly negotiation. Seems like a lot of schools are doing starting to give their highest offer off the bat this year, which honestly makes more sense than lowballing and negotiating, but it would be nice to get an extra 20k.

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Postby mrtux45 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:26 am

circle.the.wagons wrote:Yep, got a no-go on my scholly negotiation. Seems like a lot of schools are doing starting to give their highest offer off the bat this year, which honestly makes more sense than lowballing and negotiating, but it would be nice to get an extra 20k.


Do you mind giving a little more specifics? What other offers did you reach out with/what was their response?

Does this cross BC off your list?

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

Postby Dodocogon » Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:45 am

circle.the.wagons wrote:Yep, got a no-go on my scholly negotiation. Seems like a lot of schools are doing starting to give their highest offer off the bat this year, which honestly makes more sense than lowballing and negotiating, but it would be nice to get an extra 20k.


I'm hopefully upping my BU offer above BC, where I can then send it to BC and basically say I'm going to Boston, but to just which school makes me a better deal. Should be my strongest position... helps that it's the actual case here. We'll see if they change their stance when the pressure is up.

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

Postby circle.the.wagons » Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:03 pm

mrtux45 wrote:
circle.the.wagons wrote:Yep, got a no-go on my scholly negotiation. Seems like a lot of schools are doing starting to give their highest offer off the bat this year, which honestly makes more sense than lowballing and negotiating, but it would be nice to get an extra 20k.


Do you mind giving a little more specifics? What other offers did you reach out with/what was their response?

Does this cross BC off your list?


I'm gonna send you a PM.

I'm about 99% sure I'm gonna be at BC this fall though regardless of my failed attempt haha. (That feels cool as hell to say.)

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

Postby jstans » Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:03 pm

Dodocogon wrote:
tuesdayninja wrote:BC up to 26th in USNews rankings if this is right. Could explain the weird decisions/stubbornness on negotiations.


I feel like this is where they should have been anyway, so good for them. They definitely do better on the outcomes side of thing than the incoming stats, which are why the quality of the school may have not been reflected in the USNWR.


I definitely agree with this. I feel like past rankings had BC lower than they should have been, for sure. I don't put a lot of stock into USNWR rankings but it's definitely a nice talking point when telling my family why it's a sound investment to move across the country, since USNWR does carry weight in the name recognition department. Great job BC, keep winning me over.

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

Postby whodareswins » Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:13 pm

It certainly is nice that BC moved up a few spots. Anybody think they will surpass BU in a few years?

Also, how long were you all complete for before going under review? It's been almost a month over here and I'm still not UR.

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Postby Law2020hopeful » Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:14 pm

Checking in. REALLY hope to be joining those of you that were accepted/plan to attend come Fall. App has been complete for a week but has not gone under review yet. Anyone have any insight about whether or not this is normal? My stats are good for BC but I'm nervous.
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Re: Boston College c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby TudoBem » Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:34 pm

whodareswins wrote:It certainly is nice that BC moved up a few spots. Anybody think they will surpass BU in a few years?

Also, how long were you all complete for before going under review? It's been almost a month over here and I'm still not UR.


2018 rankings : BC#26 BU#23 they are getting closer and closer.

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

Postby Bunbury » Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:51 pm

Law2020hopeful wrote:Checking in. REALLY hope to be joining those of you that were accepted/plan to attend come Fall. App has been complete for a week but has not gone under review yet. Anyone have any insight about whether or not this is normal? My stats are good for BC (above 75th LSAT) but I'm nervous.


You and I are on a similar timeline and possibly even similar stats :) (GPA 25<50, LSAT 75+). My app has been complete with no movement since the Feb LSAT went out. Hopefully we go into review soon with positive results! I'll let you know if I go into review. (I'm checking obsessively.)

I LOVE Boston and have some family there. I'd be thrilled to be at BC. And they're kicking butt on the new rankings - go them!



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