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Boston College- Waitlist for Class of 2018

chucklychuckly Posts: 99Registered User Junior Member
Hey guys,
This is my first time posting on CC, so forgive me if I make any stupid mistakes. Since there was no waitlist thread for the class of 2018 (students entering BC in the fall of 2014), I decided to create one. Anyone have any extra information about the waitlist for this year? Post stats, etc or any extra stuff that you may want to post about BC's waitlisting over the past years.
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Replies to: Boston College- Waitlist for Class of 2018

  • dreambig101dreambig101 Posts: 73Registered User Junior Member
    @chuckly- BC will not go to their waitlist until after May 1st. If you are waitlisted it is important to write admissions and let them know that if admitted from the waitlist you will attend BC. Don't give up hope!! In the past, many students are admitted from the list.
  • chucklychuckly Posts: 99Registered User Junior Member
    @dreambig101 Thanks for the extra info and help- I really appreciate it! Do you think I should write a "why bc" letter directly to the undergrad admissions office or should I send an email and a letter to the regional representative? Do you think I should send anything else as supplemental material?
  • dreambig101dreambig101 Posts: 73Registered User Junior Member
    @chuckly- You can definitely send it to both the admissions office and the regional representative. You can also state why you feel BC would be a great fit for you. If you have any quarter grades you can send that as well. It would be great to send any updated info regarding awards you may have received since sending in your application. Don't forget to let them know that if you are admitted you will attend. Good luck!!!'
  • candy0615candy0615 Posts: 68Registered User Junior Member
    i was waitlisted too
  • chucklychuckly Posts: 99Registered User Junior Member
    @candy0615 is BC one of your top choices? did you accept your place on the waitlist?
  • closetohome1closetohome1 Posts: 340Registered User Member
    BC and Georgetown are tied for my top choice, I got waitlisted at BC and yet to hear from georgetown...I applied to Carroll and thought I was competitive but I guess not :(

    Some Quick Stats:
    91.24 UW GPA (high rigor, upward trend), 2200 SAT (1470/1600 760 Math 710 CR)
    SATIIs: 650 Math II, 700 Bio, 710 US history

    Senior Year Grades 1st Semester:
    French 5H - 98
    Physics H - 92
    Calculus AB AP - 87
    AP English Lit. and Comp. - 95
    AP Government - 90

    achievements and leadership:
    ap scholar with distinction
    varsity track/cross country
    Assistant Manager at coffee shop
    peer drug educator
    president of my community service organization

    dont really know where I fell short other than maybe my weak freshmen year
  • hockey871987hockey871987 Posts: 14Registered User New Member
    I'm not really sure what to believe regarding BC's selection. 5 kids applied from my school and 3 were waitlisted. SATs and GPA were fairly different between each. One was a 2130 and 4.0, another 2000 and 3.8, and the other 1940 and 3.7. It seems weird how they're quick to commit 3 kids to the waitlist with different stats but accepted a soccer player with a 1300/2400 in 2013...
  • chucklychuckly Posts: 99Registered User Junior Member
    I applied to the CAS, but BC was probably my top choice for this year. I've already contacted my regional rep but is anyone going to visit again to show interest? Or do we just wait until May 1st?
  • candy0615candy0615 Posts: 68Registered User Junior Member
    @chuckly BC is definitely one of my top choice.
    I would want to wait for the results from other schools before deciding whether or not I should accept my place on waitlist
  • bluebayoubluebayou Posts: 21,546Registered User Senior Member
    Or do we just wait until May 1st?

    Noooooo.

    Search cc for threads written by scottJ who has excellent ideas on how to write a letter of interest; essentially, why you are a good fit for BC, what you bring to the table.

    Send it in to your rep in late April.
  • chucklychuckly Posts: 99Registered User Junior Member
    Anyone visiting BC to express interest? I live on the east coast and got into BU so I suppose i could go and see BC as well... anyone have any ideas besides the letter of interest?
  • jpm50jpm50 Posts: 680Registered User Member
    edited March 28
    Aside from updating the admissions office with new information, if you're on the waitlist, it's time to turn your focus to your "Plan B" school. The chances of getting off the waitlist are low, and the variables involved are nothing you can control.

    There is a great post answering questions on waitlists here. While it was written with Columbia in mind, it applies to nearly all schools.

    http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/columbia-university/1121583-what-waitlist-all-your-questions-answered.html


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  • pgibb6796pgibb6796 Posts: 21Registered User New Member
    I was waitlisted, I already sent my money to Brandeis, but BC is my top. I wrote a letter to Elizabeth Borge, and Doug Floutie is writing me a recommendation, so fingers crossed. My first semester grades were decent.
    AP Chem- 92
    AP Euro- 94
    Ap Environmental- 96
    AP Spanish- 95
    Civics- 98
  • dreambig101dreambig101 Posts: 73Registered User Junior Member
    @pgibb6796- do not give up hope!!! Last year BC admitted quite a few from the waiting list. Every school is different in terms of how many are admitted from the list. You can't look at the stats from other schools and compare them to BC. Good luck!!!!!
  • pgibb6796pgibb6796 Posts: 21Registered User New Member
    @dreambig101 Thank you for the support!
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