You’re welcome and thank you! Are involved with any groups on campus? I plan on joining a few :) I can’t wait for the first football game against Northwestern! :D Oh, and I bet!
I want to study abroad in Spain also! That is so awesome, I hope you have an amazing time! I did Orientation #3 which was June 26th-28th but I was on campus up until now for OTE. I think I am just as in love with BC as you, and the school year hasn’t even started!! haha My OL was Erika Graves, she was great!
Awww…really, why? Thank you! I just left BC and I am back home. I’m going back on the 30th of August for good now!
Hey! This is what tumblr is for! :) Yes, I am an incoming freshman but I have been on campus since late June for a summer program. I can’t really give you a great and experienced opinion, because I have really only experienced BC during the summer but I absolutely LOVE it so far! BC is hands down the best decision I have ever made! There are so many different resources, clubs and organizations on campus! It is so overwhelming! I can’t wait to start joining the ones I feel passionate about! Let me give you one piece of advice about the financial part. Don’t let money get in the way of your dream, apply for as many scholarships as you can and if you have to take out loans then do it. So what you may be in debt after college, but you were able to go to your dream school and had an amazing time there! You will pay it off little by little after. Just my opinion :) Just stay on track your senior year and stay organized during the college application process! If you need anything, don’t hesitate to send me a message on here. I hope you get into BC!!! Best of luck!
Kassandra, BC ‘15
Great! You are definitely on the right track with those scores! Just keep up the great work and I hope you like BC! I have been here since late June for a program and I will be leaving on August 13th. Best part about our campus, THE STAIRS! hahaha they suck at first, but you get used to them. You are very welcome! Enjoy your final year of high school!
Hi ken! I know how you feel right now. I was exactly like you, I compared everything to ND and nothing was quite like it to me. I know deep in your heart ND is all you want but you need to be looking into other schools as well. I am guessing you have been the typical amazing high school student that schools like ND and BC attract. If you were, then you are on the right track. If not, then look into schools that fit the criteria you have achieved in high school. You are about to begin a very stressful journey (just being honest!) and you need to begin by being organized. Apply to schools you know you will get into, the ones that seem probable and the ones that you want to strive for. Go on their websites and read their admissions pages! They have everything on there! Don’t let any school that you like intimidate you, just apply! Also, try visiting other schools if you can. I wish I could have visited BC earlier, I wouldn’t have been so set on Notre Dame! I’d say, you should apply to BC, Georgetown, Villanova and Marquette. These schools have similarities to ND and each other. As you see, I am very much in love with my school! I didn’t let Notre Dame put me down. Also, write a great personal statement and on the ND supplement, try and put your heart into the answers to the questions. Study for the SAT/ACT!!! ND is all about those damn tests now. They are the only reason I didn’t get into ND, they really do only want those 1900+ students. Having a sister was very involved in the football program,that graduated from there and me having everything was not enough. They looked down upon my test scores. I still got into top schools like UCLA and Villanova and wait listed at Georgetown! I hope you now know what to work on! I wish you the best of luck in the college application process! If you ever need guidance, just send me a message! I am a pro at that process!
With all my love for ND and BC,
Hello!!! I totally understand and empathize with you, I was obsessed with ND as well. I got my ND rejection and BC acceptance the same day and I know the reason my ND rejection didn’t hurt as much was because of my BC acceptance. BC became my rock and I wish I would have visited it earlier in my high school career. It is such an amazing place!
I remember going through the BC admissions site and feeling really intimidated and I was really close to not applying but after careful consideration I decided to. I never saw it as a backup, it was up there with ND. My tips to you are to begin looking at other schools that interest you. Don’t set your heart on BC, like I did on ND. It may just tear it up at the end. Visit other schools that are like BC…ND, Georgetown, Villanova and Marquette are very similar to BC.
How to get in: Make sure you get above a 4.0 cumulative gpa, 1800s+ on the SATs or 28+ on ACT, write a GREAT personal statement (write about a certain struggle you overcame and how that shaped you into the person you are now, great topic!) Make sure you are very involved at school and in your community! Leadership roles are great, just don’t overdo it. Sports also help. If you don’t get in, it is not the end of the world. Just make sure to keep an open mind during the whole college app process and during the month of March when you are getting your letters. Move on if you don’t get in and do not dwell on it. Life moves on and so will you. I was able to move on and I am doing perfectly fine. I still am an ND fan, but BC is my home and I love it. Don’t begin hating BC if it doesn’t happen, also realize that you can always transfer in! Good luck in your senior year! If you need any more help, just write to me on here! Thank you! :)
Kassandra, BC ‘15