Anonymous asked:

Is it true that grade inflation is a problem at BC? What's the average undergrad gpa?

Huh? I had no idea that was a thing at BC. I think all of my grades were pretty reflective of my work.

Anyone else?

EDIT: It does exist, which is why BC is trying to counter it pretty hard. In my Asian American literature class, my professor opened up a discussion about this one day. Apparently they’ve been noticing grade inflation at colleges across the board on the east coast (or maybe it was everywhere) so BC decided to try their best to counter it, because students are entering into graduate school with inflated grades and that’s unfair for everyone. How they’re doing it I have no idea, and I wish I remembered the rest of the conversation so I could let you know. As far as average GPA, I don’t know for sure, but I would guess around 3 or higher. Like all colleges, there are classes that are easy A’s and some that are designed so it’s extremely hard to get a A but everyone is graded on a curve, so a B- could turn into an A- in the end based on the class. 

- ec

Anonymous asked:

Are the dorms co-ed? Or like are genders separated by floors?

For freshmen they separate it by subsections of buildings (honors housing) or floors - there are exceptions, such as Kostka which is all girls and 3rd floor of Fitz/Gonzaga was split half and half (Fitz and Gonzaga are connected buildings, so Fitz 3 was girls, Gonzaga 3 was guys), and there may be others that I don’t know of. I think CLXF had guy and girl sections too because it’s 4 buildings strung together, so you get the longest hallway EVER for each floor. Once you’re an upperclassman dorms are co-ed.

-ec 

Anonymous asked:

I've never had a job before so I'm nervous about work-study. I feel like I lack the experience and skills needed that I won't get a job I enjoy. Advice? Especially on resume?

BC is especially friendly to freshman on work study! You already have an advantage since you’re a freshman, and most places on campus that are hiring want people who will be staying with them for a long time (such as those coveted library jobs!) For your resume, I think it’s ok if you slightly modify the resume you sent in for college apps, making sure the focus is on your main activities/volunteer work. They definitely do not expect you to have work experience, so don’t worry! Sometimes specific skills are required for office jobs, such as experience with excel or word, but even those are merely encouraged. 

I started working at the end of my first month in freshman year, and I’ve had a great experience so far. If you want more details please feel free to ask, and I can message you privately.

-ec

Anonymous asked:

How should one decide whether to apply EA or RD?

Hmm..since EA is not binding, I would say go for it if BC is one of your top choices and if you have all the paperwork/tests ready to submit by the deadline. It would definitely give you a leg up in the application process and show your interest in the school before other students. But if you’re swamped with choices/considering a lot of schools, go for RD. (see website info here). 

-ec

Anonymous asked:

What kind of backpack do I need? Or do girls don't usually use backpacks? I already have a North Face Jester, so I was wondering if I should invest in a bigger one. Since I'm pre-med, do I need a lot of space for a lot of books?

It’s entirely up to you, but people do carry around backpacks. I’ve seen all kinds of backpacks - North Face, one shoulder bags, “hipster” backpacks. For me personally I just brought my old LL Bean backpack from like..middle school hahaha. I think you’ll be fine! You might be carrying around some textbooks but I guarantee that you’ll try to limit that. I started out chemistry premed, and it was only on lab days that my backpack would get kind of big, because I was adding my lab notebook and binder on top of my main binder and other folders. It’s a pain in the butt to lug textbooks around so you learn to get creative. 

-ec

Anonymous asked:

Is BC that homogeneous? Are students towards understanding differences and diversity? How hard/easy is it to see minorities (race/citizenship/religion etc.)?

Well BC isn’t known for being that diverse. 

I feel like I’m not the best person to answer this. Followers?

EDIT: BC is pretty homogenous, but personally I haven’t felt singled out. It’s surprisingly easy to build community, especially with the growing presence of the AHANA (African, Hispanic, Asian, Native American) community (read more about it here and here - both links are from BC website). BC places strong emphasis on personal growth, and that includes encouraging students to be accepting and understanding of the people around them. If you have any specific questions about this please don’t hesitate to ask! - ec

Reply to anon: transferring

(taken from replies on original question)

tifflawi transferred as well, tell anon that they can try transferring in one year as well! i was a sophomore transfer

sun-for-rainy-daysI was a transfer! Keep doing tons of volunteer work and check out the core - get those credits out of the way. Message me if you want to know anything else! :)

Hope this helps, and if anyone else has a personal story/advice to submit about the transfer process, please feel free to!

Anonymous asked:

I was rejected from Boston College this year but my heart is still set on this school! I LOVE everything about it and I'm not ready to give up. I plan on applying as a transfer in 2 years. Do you have any suggestions about the transfer process or maybe any stories about people who have transferred? Your advice would be great!

I’m sorry to hear that but I’m glad you’re not giving up! I personally cannot give you any tips about the process, but I can ask around for you. 

Can anyone who is/knows of a transfer student or knows of the transferring process help out? 

-ec

Anonymous asked:

is the gold pass worth it?

I personally don’t know because I don’t go to majority of the football games, but if you’re someone who really enjoys going I would say it is. It’s pretty fun to go with a group of people, and you get caught up in school spirit. 

-ec

Anonymous asked:

Any suggestions/ advice regarding picking freshman classes?

You might want to check out UGBC PEPs for professor recommendations, or ask here specifically regarding your school (A&S, Lynch, etc). 2 classes most freshman take are freshman writing seminar which fulfills core  and Perspectives which fulfills your theology core I believe. The rest could be a mix of core requirements/major requirements. 

Regarding scheduling, make sure to give yourself a lunch time! Big chunks of time between classes are good - an hour is not enough time to do anything. And you might want to consider scheduling a nap time, haha. I know that was super helpful for me because freshman usually can’t avoid morning classes. 

If you have any more specific questions feel free to ask!

-ec

Anonymous asked:

Do you have any information about move in day 2014

Hi, what information are you looking for specifically? What I can tell you is that it’s crazy hectic but super fun. I remember there was something like an information tent where they passed out pamphlets and free stuff, like sunglasses and water bottles. Very high energy day in general.

-ec