Things I Wish I Knew, Vol. 3: Admitted Students Day is well worth your time

Okay, so I should preface this by saying that I didn’t have the opportunity to attend an Admitted Students Day event and the first day I set foot on the BC Law campus was two days before orientation. I spent the next month entirely overwhelmed by the things I didn’t know, and even more so by the things I didn’t know I didn’t know.

But it didn’t have to be that way.

I had the opportunity to volunteer with the February 20th Admitted Students Day and I’m retroactively kicking my butt for not making time to come to one of these, because I got so many of Pre-1L Charlene’s questions answered in one fell swoop.

The Office of Financial Aid reviews the financial aid process in a small-group session in the afternoon.

The Office of Financial Aid reviews the financial aid process in a small-group session in the afternoon.

I know, I know – traveling for a school you may or may not have committed to is costly and time-consuming. But when it comes down to it, there are some things about the law school experience and BC itself that can’t be communicated over our website or the admissions emails you have been/will be receiving. The sense of community at BC has to be felt, you have to speak to the students to see the genuine happiness at their choice of school, you have to hear the deans and professors and career counselors tell you themselves that they are committed to you and your success.

So what can you expect at an Admitted Students’ Day? Here’s just a snapshot of the many things you’ll do: sit in on a real class and imagine yourself as a student here; a catered lunch with current students and faculty (because, really, what beats free food?); a series of small groups with financial aid, career services, and of course, a Q&A with 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls to talk candidly about every aspect of student life from money to job prospects to the many opportunities to have fun.

Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Rita Simpson addresses the students and faculty at lunch.

Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Rita Simpson addresses the students and faculty at lunch.

Where to go to law school is a massive decision, no matter what stage of your life you are in. And If you’re looking into BC, chances are you’ve applied to other great schools and in the frantic rush of trying to figure out your next (big) step, it can be daunting to try to differentiate between all your options.

That’s why you owe it to yourself to attend the next Admitted Students Day on Saturday, March 21st. And if you can’t make it, I urge you to use this link to schedule a visit with the admissions office. Take it from us, a few of the many volunteers at Admitted Students Day, we promise it will be an eye-opening experience you will be glad to have had.

The fabulous (and humble) student life panel

The fabulous (and humble) student life panel

So I expect to see some of you around very soon!

Charlene

I’m what I like to call a 1.5L (first year, second semester). Check out more of my posts here to learn more about all those questions you feel are too simple to ask about transitioning to law school. I’ll post every Monday about things I wish I knew as an incoming 1L so you’ll actually know them when you get here. My inbox is always open so you can comment on here, or shoot me an email at ochogo@bc.edu. 

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