yes you can, but it is not particularly easy. You would have to apply for a transfer to CSOM, and I don't believe that you can apply now. If you attend BC, just make sure that you sign up for the same types of courses that CSOM Frosh take. That way you'll fulfill any prereqs needed to graduate on time.
I just came back from orientation and they talked about how they ususally aim for a freshman class of about 480 students in the business school, however this year 620 accepted offers for the business school. Business school proffesors joked saying "if you have any friends that want to transfer into CSOM tell them sorry its not happening lol." I even talked to another honors proffesor who said they aim to have about the top 5% of CSOM in honors or about 30 students, but this year 50 students accepted to be in the honors program, turning down higher ranked schools.
Q: Is it easier to be admitted to one major over another?
A: Students must apply to one of the four academic divisions at Boston College (The College of Arts and Sciences, the Carroll School of Management, the Connell School of Nursing and the Lynch School of Education) and selectivity is very similar across the divisions, with the exception of the Carroll School of Management. In recent years, few seats have been available in the Carroll School of Management, thus allowing us to enroll only a handful (5–10) of new Sophomores and Juniors. Please be advised that applying to a different undergraduate division with the intent of transferring into the Carroll School of Management once enrolled at Boston College is not advised.
Yes, they said that those "5-10" students wouldn't be happening. Basically, I'm sorry but they said that they're not going to be taking anyone. The reason they accept transfers in the first place is because few people transfer into another school in the university, or completely leave BC as a whole, but more than 100 students aren't going to be leaving CSOM.
For the honors students, it's tradition to accept a couple high achievers every year. So even though 50 people accepted to be in the honors program, 1 or 2 will be accepted into it.
Dear prepurm1216 and askjeeves : We have made some phone calls to associates at Boston College and have confirmed exactly what has been stated. The CSOM Class of 2016 is absolutely oversubscribed by >20% which basically means that there will not be any transfers into CSOM for this class's four years at Boston College.
I'm in CSOM, and it stinks for people that want to transfer in, I think this is going to do good for the university. If a significantly higher yield accepted this year, it means that most likely that yield will be met or surpassed next year, resulting in a lower acceptance rate for CSOM. This year the acceptance rate into CSOM was about 24-25% and if there was a dramatic 20% in yield, I would assume that there would be a 20% drop in the acceptance rate for next year resulting in about a 19-20% acceptance rate for CSOM next year. I'm not a math major so feel free to challenge me.. lol #finance Also, the class of 2015 underenrolled and there were open spots, so 2016's class was bigger to try to even out the number. Do you think that they will do this for CSOM next year. If they wanted a class of 480 and 620 kids accepted, do you think that they will try to have a class of less than 480 for next year's CSOM?
folks, don't get too excited about the numbers, which fluctuate every year.
CSOM's population has ranged from 1870 in 2004, to 2139 in 2010. Last year, it dropped to 1971, a declined of 168 students from the prior year. (On an FTE basis, it was 1845, down ~200 from 2003.) Thus, it would make sense for CSOM to go for a higher number in 2012.
In contrast, A&S has been growing steadily but slowly over the past 10 years, adding 250 students. Education has lost 100 students during that same time period, while Nursing has added 200.
Net-net, the total undergrad pop has increased 200 in the last decade, but nearly all of that increase was between 2002-2004 (additional dorm coming online perhaps?).