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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby GobiasIndustries » Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:19 pm

googado wrote:
NewtonCampusKid wrote:Anyone make it to admitted students day?


Wondering the same.. How was it? I couldn't attend cuz I am too far away. Did they win u over?


I thought it was pretty standard, nothing out of the ordinary, but it was good. BC is far and above my first choice of the schools to which I've been accepted, so I wasn't analyzing everything too much. The "campus" (though it's mostly one big building) is nice, and the facilities seem pretty up-to-date, especially the library. Definitely got the "everyone loves it here" vibe as well, from both faculty/students involved in the presentations and random wandering students.

So it didn't win me over since I'm pretty much going there already, but it did reinforce that it's going to be a great place to spend 3 years.

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby Gymnast0206 » Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:53 pm

Anyone know how holistic BC is?

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby StrawberryRed89 » Sat Mar 27, 2010 3:52 pm

My financial aid info was finally posted online--15k/year grant, same amount as from BU.

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby hugtrees » Sun Mar 28, 2010 3:32 pm

NewtonCampusKid wrote:Anyone make it to admitted students day?

i did! i was pretty impressed actually. i really liked the people i met - the admitted students all seemed cool (and excited! which was nice), the current students i talked to were pretty enthusiastic and seemed to really love it there, and all the professors i talked to seemed great.

they really emphasized how available the professors are for help/questions/chats/etc. and how friendly the atmosphere is. bc seems like a really enjoyable place to study law for three years.

the campus is lovely, albeit in the middle of freaking nowhere. the law buildings are quite nice - some newer construction that's beautiful attached an older building that's more like old-school new england college-y. the library is gorgeous.

if anyone has specific questions about the asd, i'm happy to answer them. i've also lived in the boston area (cambridge ftw) for a few years and would be happy to talk about the area/housing/transportation stuff.

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby newyorker88 » Sun Mar 28, 2010 6:10 pm

NewtonCampusKid wrote:Anyone make it to admitted students day?


I did. It was a lot of fun and the professors were absolutely awesome.

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby dakatz » Sun Mar 28, 2010 6:13 pm

I'm looking to make my final law school decision within about a week or a week in a half. Why BC has not sent out merit info to most applicants at this late stage is beyond comprehension to me. They have a great idea of their overall body of admits, so merit aid should be easy to distribute at this point. I would hate to decide before that info actually gets out, but BC is really hurting themselves by waiting this long.

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby forty-two » Sun Mar 28, 2010 7:07 pm

dakatz wrote:I'm looking to make my final law school decision within about a week or a week in a half. Why BC has not sent out merit info to most applicants at this late stage is beyond comprehension to me. They have a great idea of their overall body of admits, so merit aid should be easy to distribute at this point. I would hate to decide before that info actually gets out, but BC is really hurting themselves by waiting this long.


Have you checked your agora account lately? I was very surprised (and happy) when I realized that they just post mixed merit/need based grants there.

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby lateforthesky16 » Sun Mar 28, 2010 7:38 pm

dakatz wrote:I'm looking to make my final law school decision within about a week or a week in a half. Why BC has not sent out merit info to most applicants at this late stage is beyond comprehension to me. They have a great idea of their overall body of admits, so merit aid should be easy to distribute at this point. I would hate to decide before that info actually gets out, but BC is really hurting themselves by waiting this long.



honestly, i think BC just doesn't give out much merit aid. At this point I'm assuming I just won't get any, so I've moved on. I wrote and explained my financial situation, and was told that I probably won't qualify for merit aid (numbers 168/3.5 if that helps). They revised my financial aid to give me a better loan package (and a very small grant), but it's unfortunately not enough for me to move to the East Coast (I'd like to work in California). It's too bad because I would love to attend BC. hope you hear about some merit aid soon!

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby jamielynn1981 » Sun Mar 28, 2010 7:42 pm

Did anyone else run into the problem of their award package not covering the costs of attendance? Not exactly sure what I'm supposed to do with that...

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby dakatz » Sun Mar 28, 2010 7:50 pm

lateforthesky16 wrote:
dakatz wrote:I'm looking to make my final law school decision within about a week or a week in a half. Why BC has not sent out merit info to most applicants at this late stage is beyond comprehension to me. They have a great idea of their overall body of admits, so merit aid should be easy to distribute at this point. I would hate to decide before that info actually gets out, but BC is really hurting themselves by waiting this long.



honestly, i think BC just doesn't give out much merit aid. At this point I'm assuming I just won't get any, so I've moved on. I wrote and explained my financial situation, and was told that I probably won't qualify for merit aid (numbers 168/3.5 if that helps). They revised my financial aid to give me a better loan package (and a very small grant), but it's unfortunately not enough for me to move to the East Coast (I'd like to work in California). It's too bad because I would love to attend BC. hope you hear about some merit aid soon!


I guess it never even crossed my mind that perhaps I"m not going to receive any merit aid. I just sorta figured that, since BU gave me 75K, GW over 100K, and WashU near 100K, that BC would do around the same. Yet every time I call, they just say, merit aid is still going out. So I have no way of knowing if I will actually be receiving any. I even sent BC an email telling them about these awards, so that perhaps they would offer something comparable.

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby RhubarbPie » Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:50 pm

Everyone keeps mentioning the Agora account to check financial aid. Where or how do you log into that? I didn't receive any information re: logging into an Agora account. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby hugtrees » Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:23 am

hykang wrote:Everyone keeps mentioning the Agora account to check financial aid. Where or how do you log into that? I didn't receive any information re: logging into an Agora account. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

there was a sheet of paper in the acceptance package that had instructions for how to log in. i don't have it with me, but i remember that it was written in typewriter-like font. i think people on here may have also had success just calling admissions and asking for the login instructions?

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby GobiasIndustries » Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:53 am

jamielynn1981 wrote:Did anyone else run into the problem of their award package not covering the costs of attendance? Not exactly sure what I'm supposed to do with that...


Mine is the same. I think you have to fill the gap with PLUS loans, private loans, etc. That's my assumption, anyway. I'm probably thinking that it's best to make an appointment with their financial aid office in the next couple months and just have them walk through how I'm supposed to pay for all this.

hykang wrote:Everyone keeps mentioning the Agora account to check financial aid. Where or how do you log into that? I didn't receive any information re: logging into an Agora account. Any help would be greatly appreciated!


They sent a letter with a login ID/password/financial aid key to my permanent address (same as the acceptance letter) so check there if you think that could be the problem.

Has anyone here gotten a merit aid email AFTER receiving their package online? I was really hoping that I would get some, but I haven't gotten an email yet. Part of my package is a small grant, but they don't specify whether it was need-based or merit-based.

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby hugtrees » Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:10 am

GobiasIndustries wrote:
jamielynn1981 wrote:Did anyone else run into the problem of their award package not covering the costs of attendance? Not exactly sure what I'm supposed to do with that...

Mine is the same. I think you have to fill the gap with PLUS loans, private loans, etc. That's my assumption, anyway. I'm probably thinking that it's best to make an appointment with their financial aid office in the next couple months and just have them walk through how I'm supposed to pay for all this.
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Has anyone here gotten a merit aid email AFTER receiving their package online? I was really hoping that I would get some, but I haven't gotten an email yet. Part of my package is a small grant, but they don't specify whether it was need-based or merit-based.

none of the financial aid packages i have received (from 3 different schools) have covered the entire cost of attendance. i'm pretty sure that's where the fafsa estimated contribution comes in - the school provides financial aid up to the amount of total cost of attendance minus the fafsa estimated contribution (or something like that), and you're on your own for the difference. you should be able to borrow a PLUS loan for the rest without any problem.

gobias - i also have a grant in my financial aid ("law school grant") that it said was a combination of need- and merit-based (if you click on the names of the different types of funding from that agora page, it should bring you to a description of what each type of aid is). i am under the impression that this is separate from the merit aid that comes out of the admissions office. i'm still hoping for some of that as well!

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby GobiasIndustries » Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:20 am

hugtrees wrote:gobias - i also have a grant in my financial aid ("law school grant") that it said was a combination of need- and merit-based (if you click on the names of the different types of funding from that agora page, it should bring you to a description of what each type of aid is). i am under the impression that this is separate from the merit aid that comes out of the admissions office. i'm still hoping for some of that as well!


I noticed that, too, and so was wondering if the merit aid that goes out via email is separate. It seems reasonable to think so. I haven't heard from anyone here that either a) got their package and then received more merit aid via email or b) received merit aid and then got their package, where the merit aid was included.

I think merit aid has been pretty slow so far, though.

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby terpette » Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:23 am

GobiasIndustries wrote:
hugtrees wrote:gobias - i also have a grant in my financial aid ("law school grant") that it said was a combination of need- and merit-based (if you click on the names of the different types of funding from that agora page, it should bring you to a description of what each type of aid is). i am under the impression that this is separate from the merit aid that comes out of the admissions office. i'm still hoping for some of that as well!


I noticed that, too, and so was wondering if the merit aid that goes out via email is separate. It seems reasonable to think so. I haven't heard from anyone here that either a) got their package and then received more merit aid via email or b) received merit aid and then got their package, where the merit aid was included.

I think merit aid has been pretty slow so far, though.


Still waiting on mine too...really hoping to hear soon, as BC has become one of my top choices after ASD!

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby hellomoto » Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:16 pm

Is there anybody here considering BC at sticker? If so, how are you leaning?

I found out recently that I would not be getting any merit aid...I really like the school a lot, but without any help, it makes the choice much more difficult.

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby lateforthesky16 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:21 pm

hellomoto wrote:Is there anybody here considering BC at sticker? If so, how are you leaning?

I found out recently that I would not be getting any merit aid...I really like the school a lot, but without any help, it makes the choice much more difficult.




Nice scholarship to Hastings you have there. Still considering it?

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby IAFG » Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:21 pm

i dont remember ever seeing a deadline other than seat deposit. is there an aid acceptance deadline?

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby dakatz » Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:30 pm

The most frustrating part about this stupidity is BC's refusal to give us any concrete info. Hell, because there is no set date or deadline for financial aid info, I don't even know if I'm going to be getting anything at all. I would like to make my final school choice in the next week or so, but I can't until I receive BC's merit aid info. I want to just call up and ask for a simple yes or no as to whether or not I am actually going to get anything. But I bet they will tell me that my yes or no will be given to me via email as part of an ongoing process, if a yes or no is to be received at all...

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby hellomoto » Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:34 pm

lateforthesky16 wrote:
hellomoto wrote:Is there anybody here considering BC at sticker? If so, how are you leaning?

I found out recently that I would not be getting any merit aid...I really like the school a lot, but without any help, it makes the choice much more difficult.




Nice scholarship to Hastings you have there. Still considering it?


I'm actually withdrawing today.

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby texaspecial88 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:38 pm

hellomoto wrote:Is there anybody here considering BC at sticker? If so, how are you leaning?

I found out recently that I would not be getting any merit aid...I really like the school a lot, but without any help, it makes the choice much more difficult.


I am considering BC at sticker. Although I have not heard definitely that I am not getting merit aid, I don't think I will be. Regardless I am (99% sure) probably going to BC next year-- my other top choice is Tulane with 20k a year but I like BC's program a lot more.

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby mikcou » Mon Mar 29, 2010 1:08 pm

hellomoto wrote:Is there anybody here considering BC at sticker? If so, how are you leaning?

I found out recently that I would not be getting any merit aid...I really like the school a lot, but without any help, it makes the choice much more difficult.


How did you find out that you wouldnt be getting merit aid?

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby GermX » Mon Mar 29, 2010 1:14 pm

I got waitlisted at this one but fuck them, I am not putting myself on that waitlist, i have far better schools to attend than this shithole.

(Sorry, just pissed).

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby even2flow » Mon Mar 29, 2010 1:36 pm

I got wl'd the other day too. I'm gonna ride it out, tho.

I know it's been asked, but I'm gonna ask again - what's the movement typically like? Just glancin at the LSN from last year, doesn't look too promising, but it's worth it for me.




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