” Overall, the decision risks alienating students for whom financial aid is a significant factor in their college choice, as well as students who attend low-resource high schools who do not have a counselor to keep up with rapid changes in BC’s admissions process. It may also lead to a more Catholic and wealthier university, limiting diversity and accessibility.”
Boston College announced that the University is implementing an Early Decision (ED) admissions program to replace its Early Action (EA) program for Class of 2024 applicants.
change in Boston College Early Admissions policy led to a significant increase in the number of applicants for the class of 2023. The Office of Undergraduate Admission received 15,862 Early Action applications, a surge of 50 percent from last year’s applicant pool.
John Mahoney, BC ’79, who served as director of undergraduate admission for 28 years until his promotion in March to dean of undergraduate admission and financial aid, has been promoted to vice provost for enrollment management, according to a press release from University Communications. Nanci Tessier, BC ’82, previously held the position, but she left…
“Boston College will continue to practice affirmative action in accordance with recent Supreme Court decisions involving the University of Michigan (2003) and University of Texas (2016),” said John Mahoney, dean of undergraduate admission and financial aid.
“Applicants to Boston College who respectfully speak and act in support of these principles will not be penalized in the admission process,” said Director of Undergraduate Admissions John Mahoney.
“This points to BC’s continued strength among college-age students. If they decide to do the essay, it suggests a level of seriousness about wanting to go here,” said John Mahoney, director of undergraduate admissions.
“I do not expect the decision to affect yield on our admitted students from the top 5 percent of the applicant pool,” Mahoney said in an email.