Just wondering if anyone is having an issue with the DOB portion of this form? My son has entered the date many times, I have tried it many times and it keeps saying 'invalid DOB, date must be prior to 12/31/-14" - not sure what that means!
I don't believe there was a response card in his admission packet, so he will have to send an email if the on-line form doesn't work - correct??
Hi - My daughter had multiple issues with the form. We ended up printing out what we could fill in and mailing it snail mail with a note that it would not let her submit the form. An email would obviously work as well. Just wanted to let you know that others have experienced problems as well.
75% of those admitted to BC end up going somewhere else, so I don't think one student letting them know a few days before May 1 is going to affect the wait list. Will still be way too much dust to settle.
dhwite: snail mail takes 2 days to Boston from pretty much anywhere. If he mails a letter today, they'll have it Monday, still ahead of May 1. Unfortunately, BC's systems are antiquated, so snail mail may be easier for you. Or fax to admissions: (617) 552-0798. You would assist them if you include the Eagle ID number that was assigned during the application process.
And yes, notakid, one single decision will not affect yield. But the more students that notify early, the better off for all. It is the right thing to do -- and since BC is a Jesuit College... (BC may find the opposite this year -- slight over-enrollment so they close the WL earlier. Even a negative notification lets others get on with their lives.)
Unless 100% of all admitted student respond (one way or the other) well before the May 1, colleges can't mathematically look to filling spots until after the deadline. Yes, I agree it is the right thing to do to inform the school ASAP, but as a parent of a child that is still trying to make up her mind, I know how difficult it is to inform a school until almost the last day.
^^that is incorrect. In previous years, colleges have made offers to students on the WL prior to May 1. Dunno if BC ever has, but it does happen and is frequently reported on cc. Even highly selective colleges are vulnerable -- one year Emory beat the May 1 deadline by going to its WL.
It's all simple math. If their historical yield for the first three weeks of April is xx, but for whatever reason, they find the number a lot lower, they can start prioritizing the WL early (to perhaps get a student to rethink where to send that deposit check on May 1). Conversely, if the yield is a lot higher than normal...
For us neither the State nor the Country menu worked (just gave checkmark), so don't know if it would have taken the date of birth or not. At this point, so close to May 1, we're going to just let the deadline do the work. Wonder if they have noticed there's a problem?