SAT scores are just one poor indicator of freshman year success. The picture presented by a student’s application; essays, grades, the courses they have taken, their extracurricular activities, etc., provides a richer set of data for Admissions. The Admissions website leads with “We’re educating men and women who shape the world with vision, justice, and charity. ” SAT scores are not going to select for those qualities.
I’ll admit it’s not easy (but they let me in…) I recommend following the requirements here: bit.ly/BC-admissions to the letter. Take your time and do your best work on the essays, and get teachers who think highly of you to write your recommendations (and give them plenty of lead time.) Best wishes!
There are probably many colleges where you will be happy and will be able to study the subjects that interest you. Your high school guidance office should be able to give you advice and perhaps some tools for decision-making. The College Board (the folks that bring us the SAT) also have a tool you could try: bit.ly/WhatCollege4Me. I’d be thrilled if you joined me here, but only if you determine BC would be the right choice for you!
I truly believe that everyone has something to offer here, and that this is your opportunity to develop as a scholar and as a person during your time here. Or, to put it another way; you’ve been admitted. Deal with it. In the best possible ways. University Counseling (bit.ly/BC-counseling) is available if you find you cannot get yourself to stop trashing yourself
It’s no real secret; it’s just become a very competitive process. You best bet is to follow the requirements (bit.ly/BC-admissions), and put good effort into your application and essays, and into choosing the teachers who will evaluate you. Wishing you all the luck!
Admissions does not confer with The Wall on their decisions, but I sure hope they accept you! BC’s acceptance rate of 27% (chosen from an outstanding applicant pool) means that many qualified, fantastic people will not be offered spaces in the class of 2023. If that happens to you, please don’t take it as a reflection on you. While I am super-attached to BC (um… literally), I firmly believe there are many places you where could thrive. Keep your options open.
That is a very sweet resolution. As you probably know, that’s not something you can accomplish for him, and even given what he can do, admission here is impossible to guarantee. But you can help by being a supportive sibling and answering his questions, and pointing him to resources at the admissions office, and maybe helping him keep on track with the admissions timetable. Best of luck!