BC Law 2010

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby dakatz » Mon Mar 29, 2010 1:38 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'm also very curious to find out how you know for sure you aren't getting merit aid. Did you call up and ask, or something?

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby tram988 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 1:45 pm

I'm going to send my deposit today I think. ASD solidified BC as my #1. Call me crazy but I think I'd take BC even if I get off some of the T14 waitlists im on.

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby prelaw10 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:21 pm

If our app went complete in late Feb, does this mean we may not hear until May? The website says we'll hear back 8-12 weeks after our app is complete. I didn't think this would actually be the case, but I'm beginning to worry that it's true.

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby Katerina » Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:49 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.


Yup- I'll be paying sticker at BC over sticker at Georgetown. Before there is a collective "You're giving up a T14? Are you brain damaged?!" I'm from Boston, want to practice in Boston, have BigLaw connections in Boston, and COL is cheaper here for me. Plus BC just fits my personality better (more laid back, friendly, etc.) I think it will be a great place for me to spend the next 3 years :mrgreen:

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby tram988 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:57 pm

Katerina 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.


Yup- I'll be paying sticker at BC over sticker at Georgetown. Before there is a collective "You're giving up a T14? Are you brain damaged?!" I'm from Boston, want to practice in Boston, have BigLaw connections in Boston, and COL is cheaper here for me. Plus BC just fits my personality better (more laid back, friendly, etc.) I think it will be a great place for me to spend the next 3 years :mrgreen:

Wow awesome! Can't wait to see you this fall :)

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby even2flow » Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:59 pm

tram988 wrote:
Katerina 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.


Yup- I'll be paying sticker at BC over sticker at Georgetown. Before there is a collective "You're giving up a T14? Are you brain damaged?!" I'm from Boston, want to practice in Boston, have BigLaw connections in Boston, and COL is cheaper here for me. Plus BC just fits my personality better (more laid back, friendly, etc.) I think it will be a great place for me to spend the next 3 years :mrgreen:

Wow awesome! Can't wait to see you this fall :)


So jealous.

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby Katerina » Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:12 pm

tram988 wrote:Wow awesome! Can't wait to see you this fall :)


Ditto!

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby hugtrees » Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:23 pm

Katerina 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.


Yup- I'll be paying sticker at BC over sticker at Georgetown. Before there is a collective "You're giving up a T14? Are you brain damaged?!" I'm from Boston, want to practice in Boston, have BigLaw connections in Boston, and COL is cheaper here for me. Plus BC just fits my personality better (more laid back, friendly, etc.) I think it will be a great place for me to spend the next 3 years :mrgreen:

katerina - this is almost the same decision i am trying to make. decent financial aid at bc but no merit aid vs. sticker at gulc. i pretty much waver back and forth a few times a day between staying in cambridge where i'm very happy and going to a school i know i'll enjoy, and going for the t14 "glory". i'm glad you've made a decision you're happy with...i think mine is going to come down to the wire!

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby RPK34 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:33 pm

For those who have gotten aid, do you think it has been based off your stats (gpa/lsat) or your softs (leadership, work, etc). I'm going to be applying next fall with about a 3.75/173, and would love to go to BC if I can get a decent amount of money (love Boston, want to work there, have all my friends and family there, etc), but my softs aren't great, which I'm afraid will hurt me when they give out aid. Any thoughts?

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby GobiasIndustries » Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:51 pm

I've all but decided on BC at this point. I have a heavily discounted 3 years at UConn on the table as well, but I'd be making a ton of sacrifices to go there over BC just to save short-term money, and I don't think it's a smart idea. I also have a waitlist from Chicago and a lack of response from NYU, but those are so inexplicably out of my league.

So I'm just being selfish at this point and wanting some more aid, but I definitely see myself having an awesome 3 years at BC.

@RKP: I did a 75/25 GPA/LSAT split for BC, with good softs, URM, and definite financial need. So far, I have a small grant and a ton of loans.

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby mazzini » Mon Mar 29, 2010 4:39 pm

Wait Listed today and have no interest in accepting a wait list offer. Good Luck All.

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby imisscollege » Mon Mar 29, 2010 4:40 pm

does anybody know anything about the opportunities briefly alluded to on BC's website about studying in Australia?

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby semigoodnes » Mon Mar 29, 2010 4:41 pm

anyone else get a decision pending on their status check?

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby kaydish21 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:17 pm

Hey all. First time posting in this thread. Just believe I found out I've been admitted to BC Law and spent the day there today touring and observing a class. That places facilities are fantastic and I had a great convo with the prof of the class after. This sure complicates things for me. I want to be in NY/NJ down the road with SO preference for the area but I have free housing in the Boston area. Haven't heard anything about $ yet but the choice will be tough for BC vs the NY schools. Good luck to all those waiting AND deciding.

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby jamielynn1981 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:49 pm

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!



I hadn't received mine either so I called the financial aid office and they sent it to me in an email. It only took a few minutes--you could try that :o)

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby nowinGA » Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:05 pm

semigoodnes wrote:anyone else get a decision pending on their status check?


My pending decision date (1/21) is earlier than my complete date (2/11)...

So there ya go!

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby DeSilentio2728 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:09 pm

nowinGA wrote:
semigoodnes wrote:anyone else get a decision pending on their status check?


My pending decision date (1/21) is earlier than my complete date (2/11)...

So there ya go!


fancy

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby Bikeflip » Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:28 pm

Waitlisted :? 168 (retake) 3.87 complete in mid-late Jan.

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby forty-two » Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:39 pm

Does anyone know how easy it is to renew the mixed merit/need based grants? I got a really generous offer (yay!), but I'm afraid I'll only get a really small grant (or nothing) next year because I'd need to reapply. Thanks!

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby prelaw10 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:50 pm

Bikeflip wrote:Waitlisted 168 (retake) 3.87 complete in mid-late Jan.


Yield protection?!

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby dc_lady225 » Tue Mar 30, 2010 12:18 am

hi all! i've been lurking around the forum for a while, but this is my first post. it looks like i'll probably be attending BC in the fall! hearing that others are also in the "probably paying sticker" group makes me feel better. i'm sort of nervous about the prospect, but i guess i'm not alone...

ah excited! :D

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby Mosca » Tue Mar 30, 2010 12:35 am

forty-two wrote:Does anyone know how easy it is to renew the mixed merit/need based grants? I got a really generous offer (yay!), but I'm afraid I'll only get a really small grant (or nothing) next year because I'd need to reapply. Thanks!


Agora Portal: Law School Grant wrote:These awards are based on merit and need and are renewed annually if the student maintains need and has filed an on-time financial aid application.

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby Matypete » Tue Mar 30, 2010 1:39 am

AHHHHH! CAN'T WAIT UNTIL THE FALL! Admitted students day was awesome! So excited to be going to BC! :) :) :)

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby Xiaolong » Tue Mar 30, 2010 2:23 am

RPK34 wrote:For those who have gotten aid, do you think it has been based off your stats (gpa/lsat) or your softs (leadership, work, etc). I'm going to be applying next fall with about a 3.75/173, and would love to go to BC if I can get a decent amount of money (love Boston, want to work there, have all my friends and family there, etc), but my softs aren't great, which I'm afraid will hurt me when they give out aid. Any thoughts?


There is no way you are not going to get into BC with those. You might even stand a chance at this other place across the river.

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Re: BC Law 2010

Postby tkicker182 » Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:18 am

Just got an acceptance package in the mail from BC! Pretty surprised. I went complete on 1/28.




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