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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Post by anteater1 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:30 pm

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Maybe BC has religious considerations that effect it's admissions process. It is Jesuit after all. Just like some schools prefer GPA (Minnesota), and some really like LSAT (GW), other schools like hints of religious affiliation and commitment. It is just a wild guess but a lack of such features might explain these WL, and could also explain surprising acceptances. Did any of you WL applicants come accross as particularly unreligious?
Not all all. The Jesuits value scholarship, service and loyalty. If your essay covered some or all of those points, you are a good fit. OTOH, if you have zero community service, BC (and other Catholic schools) will be reluctant to jump at your numbers.
well I have pretty good numbers for BC and have been teaching/volunteering for public schools for 4-5 years... not sure what that says about my app.

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Post by skri65 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:35 pm

With all of this religious and religious value stuff being spouted, I want to give my experience. I was not above either median, I am non-Christian, I have no more than a few months of community service to my name, my personal statement did not revolve around helping others, and I was accepted after being initially held. Take this however you want.

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Post by ClaireyMary » Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:00 pm

In via email! Applied 11/29, ur 12/14 and 2/4.

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Post by gmp » Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:01 pm

The-Specs wrote:
gmp wrote:Just got an acceptance email! Submitted in mid-November
Were you held in December?
Nope, not held. I had under review updates on 12/14 and 2/4

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Post by danitt » Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:19 pm

Waitlisted. Since that removes any chance of scoring $$ I'll probably withdraw.

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Post by TheThriller » Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:20 pm

danitt wrote:Waitlisted. Since that removes any chance of scoring $$ I'll probably withdraw.
Not true, there are a number of WL, Accepted on LSN that show money

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Post by danitt » Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:23 pm

TheThriller wrote:
danitt wrote:Waitlisted. Since that removes any chance of scoring $$ I'll probably withdraw.
Not true, there are a number of WL, Accepted on LSN that show money
I'll take a look and see if makes sense to ride it out. Things are getting so serious now.

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Post by AlanShore » Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:32 pm

I think this year with the decline in apps schools will offer $$ off waitlists. Hang in there danitt! Although you already got into a bunch of great schools! Any other held applicants hear back?

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Post by willio » Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:40 pm

In via email, stats in profile.

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Post by AlanShore » Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:42 pm

willio wrote:In via email, stats in profile.
Congrats!

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Post by Big Dog » Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:43 pm

well I have pretty good numbers for BC and have been teaching/volunteering for public schools for 4-5 years... not sure what that says about my app.
geographic YP?

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Post by anteater1 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:44 pm

Big Dog wrote:
well I have pretty good numbers for BC and have been teaching/volunteering for public schools for 4-5 years... not sure what that says about my app.
geographic YP?
I was unaware this existed until a few pages back...

If this is the case hopefully they show me some scholly love off the WL

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Post by dproduct » Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:49 pm

No travel stipend, wah wah :(

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Post by willio » Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:50 pm

AlanShore wrote:
willio wrote:In via email, stats in profile.
Congrats!
Thank you! Good luck to you, I see you're still waiting to hear from them. It took almost exactly three months for me to get a decision.

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Post by BlueLotus » Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:11 pm

Be sure to catch a BC Law 2L on Jeopardy tonite! :D

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Post by JesusChrist » Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:19 pm

Big Dog wrote:
Maybe BC has religious considerations that effect it's admissions process. It is Jesuit after all. Just like some schools prefer GPA (Minnesota), and some really like LSAT (GW), other schools like hints of religious affiliation and commitment. It is just a wild guess but a lack of such features might explain these WL, and could also explain surprising acceptances. Did any of you WL applicants come accross as particularly unreligious?
Not all all. The Jesuits value scholarship, service and loyalty. If your essay covered some or all of those points, you are a good fit. OTOH, if you have zero community service, BC (and other Catholic schools) will be reluctant to jump at your numbers.
This makes me mad. I wrote about being a Big Brother, doing Environmentors and competitive Crossfit training (I "service" my muscles).

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Post by ClaireyMary » Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:42 pm

JesusChrist wrote:
Big Dog wrote:
Maybe BC has religious considerations that effect it's admissions process. It is Jesuit after all. Just like some schools prefer GPA (Minnesota), and some really like LSAT (GW), other schools like hints of religious affiliation and commitment. It is just a wild guess but a lack of such features might explain these WL, and could also explain surprising acceptances. Did any of you WL applicants come accross as particularly unreligious?
Not all all. The Jesuits value scholarship, service and loyalty. If your essay covered some or all of those points, you are a good fit. OTOH, if you have zero community service, BC (and other Catholic schools) will be reluctant to jump at your numbers.
This makes me mad. I wrote about being a Big Brother, doing Environmentors and competitive Crossfit training (I "service" my muscles).
First rule of crossfit: always talk about doing crossfit

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Post by JesusChrist » Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:55 pm

ClaireyMary wrote:
JesusChrist wrote:
Big Dog wrote:
Maybe BC has religious considerations that effect it's admissions process. It is Jesuit after all. Just like some schools prefer GPA (Minnesota), and some really like LSAT (GW), other schools like hints of religious affiliation and commitment. It is just a wild guess but a lack of such features might explain these WL, and could also explain surprising acceptances. Did any of you WL applicants come accross as particularly unreligious?
Not all all. The Jesuits value scholarship, service and loyalty. If your essay covered some or all of those points, you are a good fit. OTOH, if you have zero community service, BC (and other Catholic schools) will be reluctant to jump at your numbers.
This makes me mad. I wrote about being a Big Brother, doing Environmentors and competitive Crossfit training (I "service" my muscles).
First rule of crossfit: always talk about doing crossfit

It's tongue in cheek. I don't actually do any crossfit lol

EDIT: It's tongue in cheek because people like to brag in their apps about stuff like that.

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Post by The-Specs » Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:05 pm

I'm surprised that there was a wave a WL yesterday but nothing today. I know that there were some acceptances here and there but not like yesterday with the held crowd.

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Post by b123 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:11 pm

ClaireyMary wrote:First rule of crossfit: always talk about doing crossfit

do you bros lift?

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Post by ClaireyMary » Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:21 pm

Poop. I always pictured JC doing crossfit :oops:

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Post by Circlewave » Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:38 pm

seems like if you're to the right of the line, you stand a fighting chance...
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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Post by Greyhound42 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:46 pm

Circlewave wrote:seems like if you're to the right of the line, you stand a fighting chance...
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I'm one of those few, poor yellow dots on the right :(

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Post by Circlewave » Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:49 pm

sorry to hear that, man...that's rough. BC seems to have a certain unpredictability...the 170/3.5 rejection is pretty nuts.

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Re: BC 2012-2013 Applicants

Post by anteater1 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:52 pm

Lol @ me being 1 of 2 yellows at 167

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