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

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

Postby celticsfan » Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:07 pm

Impatiently waiting for the next scholly wave

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

Postby Attewode » Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:34 am

Since we've been talking about rankings - does anyone have any guesses for where BC will be at in the ATL rankings when they're released? In the 2016 rankings they were placed #16 just below NYU (#15) and one higher than BU (#17). From the year before they had no movement.

I know there's debate on the methods used by all ranking systems, ATL certainly included, but either way it's good to see a favorable shift in the USNWR and for them to be #16 on ATL's rankings! Hopefully there's favorable movement on the ATL side of things.

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

Postby cwl2017 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:49 am

Attewode wrote:Since we've been talking about rankings - does anyone have any guesses for where BC will be at in the ATL rankings when they're released? In the 2016 rankings they were placed #16 just below NYU (#15) and one higher than BU (#17). From the year before they had no movement.

I know there's debate on the methods used by all ranking systems, ATL certainly included, but either way it's good to see a favorable shift in the USNWR and for them to be #16 on ATL's rankings! Hopefully there's favorable movement on the ATL side of things.


I doubt it. ATL really has them at what they should be ranked. BC doesn't have the ability to keep climbing, not at the moment. Most of the T-14 are rightfully above BC, plus a couple of the super regionals (UT, UCLA). BC is an excellent law school! I think USNWR needs to reflect that more accurately, but I think BC is at the max it will be able to achieve on ATL.

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

Postby Legallylawyer2020 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:57 am

So I'm starting to be a little panicked about the BC timeline. I've been complete awhile but still not under review. Once people have gone under review, how quickly have you gotten a decision?

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

Postby JGPGH » Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:59 am

Legallylawyer2020 wrote:So I'm starting to be a little panicked about the BC timeline. I've been complete awhile but still not under review. Once people have gone under review, how quickly have you gotten a decision?


Spoke with the assistant dean on Monday, he said to expect around 15-20 days under review until you receive a decision.

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

Postby lawyerly46 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:09 pm

I was waitlisted with strong softs, a 162 and a 3.8. I moved to Boston last year and work in big law in the city as a legal assistant. I'm really bitter about this tbh. Is anyone else in my position? Been depressed since the decision was made. I expected to get in with money. Is it even possible to be accepted and still get money at this point?

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

Postby Legallylawyer2020 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:22 pm

JGPGH wrote:
Legallylawyer2020 wrote:So I'm starting to be a little panicked about the BC timeline. I've been complete awhile but still not under review. Once people have gone under review, how quickly have you gotten a decision?


Spoke with the assistant dean on Monday, he said to expect around 15-20 days under review until you receive a decision.


Any thoughts on how long it will take to go under review? I've been complete awhile now...I'm concerned about making deposit deadlines at other schools.

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

Postby celticsfan » Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:26 pm

Legallylawyer2020 wrote:
JGPGH wrote:
Legallylawyer2020 wrote:So I'm starting to be a little panicked about the BC timeline. I've been complete awhile but still not under review. Once people have gone under review, how quickly have you gotten a decision?


Spoke with the assistant dean on Monday, he said to expect around 15-20 days under review until you receive a decision.


Any thoughts on how long it will take to go under review? I've been complete awhile now...I'm concerned about making deposit deadlines at other schools.


It took a little over a month for me

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

Postby em15 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:29 pm

celticsfan wrote:
Legallylawyer2020 wrote:
JGPGH wrote:
Legallylawyer2020 wrote:So I'm starting to be a little panicked about the BC timeline. I've been complete awhile but still not under review. Once people have gone under review, how quickly have you gotten a decision?


Spoke with the assistant dean on Monday, he said to expect around 15-20 days under review until you receive a decision.


Any thoughts on how long it will take to go under review? I've been complete awhile now...I'm concerned about making deposit deadlines at other schools.


It took a little over a month for me


Same here, but I think it was because they were just starting to give out scholarships around that time

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

Postby celticsfan » Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:54 pm

lawyerly46 wrote:I was waitlisted with strong softs, a 162 and a 3.8. I moved to Boston last year and work in big law in the city as a legal assistant. I'm really bitter about this tbh. Is anyone else in my position? Been depressed since the decision was made. I expected to get in with money. Is it even possible to be accepted and still get money at this point?


I'm sorry to hear about the waitlist, surprised you didn't get in with those stats. It seems BC is caring a lot more about LSAT than GPA this cycle. Definitely write a LOCI, I wouldn't say that it's impossible that you can still get in off the waitlist.

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

Postby texas95 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:54 pm

Failed scholarship negotiation request. Brought higher offers from a few schools, including Notre Dame and GW.

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

Postby Augy1 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:00 pm

texas95 wrote:Failed scholarship negotiation request. Brought higher offers from a few schools, including Notre Dame and GW.


What was their response?

Does anyone think they might negotiate later in the cycle?

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

Postby vharboured » Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:04 pm

Apologies if this is a dumb question, but would the scholarship offer (if any) come in the initial physical admission letter from BC? I was accepted last week and received a small admissions packet today, but there was no mention of a scholarship.

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

Postby tuesdayninja » Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:05 pm

vharboured wrote:Apologies if this is a dumb question, but would the scholarship offer (if any) come in the initial physical admission letter from BC? I was accepted last week and received a small admissions packet today, but there was no mention of a scholarship.


Read through the thread, it comes via email.

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

Postby texas95 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:48 pm

Augy1 wrote:
texas95 wrote:Failed scholarship negotiation request. Brought higher offers from a few schools, including Notre Dame and GW.


What was their response?

Does anyone think they might negotiate later in the cycle?

They said their initial offer is their best offer and encouraged me to look at their employment statistics. Will probably be withdrawing my application shortly, I can't justify BC at the price I've been given.

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

Postby celticsfan » Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:24 pm

$20k per year scholly, pretty much what I expected. Sucks that they aren't negotiating, I have a lot of thinking to do.

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

Postby inevitable510 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:40 pm

celticsfan wrote:$20k per year scholly, pretty much what I expected. Sucks that they aren't negotiating, I have a lot of thinking to do.


When did you get your offer?

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

Postby celticsfan » Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:41 pm

inevitable510 wrote:
celticsfan wrote:$20k per year scholly, pretty much what I expected. Sucks that they aren't negotiating, I have a lot of thinking to do.


When did you get your offer?


About an hour ago

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

Postby JGPGH » Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:00 am

celticsfan wrote:
inevitable510 wrote:
celticsfan wrote:$20k per year scholly, pretty much what I expected. Sucks that they aren't negotiating, I have a lot of thinking to do.


When did you get your offer?


About an hour ago


Mind sharing stats?

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

Postby celticsfan » Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:52 am

JGPGH wrote:
celticsfan wrote:
inevitable510 wrote:
celticsfan wrote:$20k per year scholly, pretty much what I expected. Sucks that they aren't negotiating, I have a lot of thinking to do.


When did you get your offer?


About an hour ago


Mind sharing stats?


PM'd

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

Postby Law2020hopeful » Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:59 am

Bunbury wrote:
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!


I'll let you know when I go into review as well! My stats are LSAT 75+ and GPA 25+ (I'm 8 years out of undergrad though with so hoping the GPA doesn't sink me!).

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

Postby whodareswins » Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:15 pm

celticsfan wrote:
JGPGH wrote:
celticsfan wrote:
inevitable510 wrote:
celticsfan wrote:$20k per year scholly, pretty much what I expected. Sucks that they aren't negotiating, I have a lot of thinking to do.


When did you get your offer?


About an hour ago


Mind sharing stats?


PM'd


Could I also get your stats? Thanks much!

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

Postby gizmo1024 » Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:37 pm

Accepted via email!

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

Postby crookedsmile » Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:01 pm

gizmo1024 wrote:Accepted via email!


Congrats! Hopefully it came with a fat scholarship!

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

Postby Charlie802 » Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:06 pm

Has anyone on the waitlist visited yet? Going in a few weeks and wondering what to expect? Positive, negative, just meh?



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