Special Conditions and Requirements
office of transfer admission
In most instances, courses are evaluated first by the Office of Transfer Admission to determine their admissibility under Boston College's credit evaluation system. Acceptable courses that could potentially be used to fulfill major requirements generally must be evaluated ("slotted") by individual departments. This process takes place after admission and continues throughout a student's advising period.
Students who matriculate to Boston College should arrange to provide course descriptions and/or course syllabi to the Office of Transfer Admission and/or individual academic departments if requested to do so. This will enable administrative staff and faculty to make fair and timely decisions, thus making one's transition to Boston College that much smoother.
THE COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
- Students in the College of Arts & Sciences must complete 96 of 120 credits in liberal arts areas.
- Students in the College of Arts & Sciences must also meet a foreign language requirement.
- Application to these programs of study is only open to students who are applying to begin their sophomore year. Applicants who have completed more than one year (two semesters) of full-time study at another institution cannot apply for the Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental/Pre-Veterinary program of study at Boston College.
- Because our Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental/Pre-Veterinary Committee requires that at least half of the required courses for entrance to medical school (2 biology, 4 chemistry, 2 physics, 2 math, and 2 English) be taken at Boston College, students who have been enrolled elsewhere for more than one year will have completed too much coursework to be considered for our program.
- The Carroll School of Management (CSOM) is accredited by AACSB International (The Association of Advanced Collegiate Schools of Business). Students from sending institutions that do not hold the same professional accreditation may transfer only Accounting I and II, Macro and Micro Economic Principles, Business Law I, Statistics I, and Computer Science credits.
- Students in the Carroll School of Management must also meet a foreign language requirement.
- The Admission Committee looks for candidates with strong math backgrounds when considering applicants to the CSOM.
- Candidates for the Connell School of Nursing should have completed Anatomy and Physiology I and II and Life Science Chemistry prior to applying.
- Transferred courses may be used to fulfill Boston College Core Requirements, the pre-nursing sciences (including Microbiology) and up to three electives.
- Lynch School of Education students complement their certification with an interdisciplinary major in the College of Arts & Sciences.
- Students seeking double majors may be required to spend an extra semester to complete student teaching and state certification requirements in both fields.
- Students transferring from programs of study that did not specialize in education may lose time toward graduation because of course prerequisites and practicum requirements in the Lynch School of Education.