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Office of Undergraduate Admission

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Congratulations on your acceptance to Boston College! You should be very proud of this achievement.

A nationally-ranked research university, Boston College combines academic excellence with a Jesuit, Catholic tradition, a commitment to intellectual inquiry and student formation, and a strong sense of community.

We created the following page as a resource to introduce you to the people, programs, and experiences that make Boston College a distinctive place. We hope that you will seriously consider becoming a part of our community.

 

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Choosing Boston College


Enrollment

To confirm your enrollment, you must submit a $500 non-refundable enrollment confirmation fee online by December 18. Follow the step-by-step enrollment instructions at www.bc.edu/enrollment to secure your place at Boston College.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Boston College admits students solely on the basis of the strength of their academic and personal accomplishments, and without regard to financial need. Please refer to the Office of Student Services for the University's financial aid policies and application procedures. 

Use the Financial Aid Access Key information included in your admission letter from John Mahoney, Director of Undergraduate Admission, to verify your financial aid award on the Agora portal at portal.bc.edu. If your financial aid application is pending, visit Agora to view your missing requirements.

 

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Visit Us

The Office of Undergraduate Admission will be hosting an informal drop-in session on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 for all students admitted to enroll in the Spring 2018 semester. Drop in anytime from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. A campus tour will leave from Devlin Hall (Office of Admission) at noon.

We welcome you to visit our campus, meet current BC students, and speak with an admission counselor regarding any questions you have. Please complete this form to register.

Directions to campus and information on parking can be found here.

 

Student Studying

January Orientation

Transfer and freshman students begin their Boston College experience with orientation. January Orientation will be held on Thursday, January 11, 2018. During this program, faculty and administrators will be on-hand to introduce students to the academic, residential, and extracurricular life at BC. Students will have the opportunity to transition to university life and select their courses for the Spring 2018 semester. For more information, please visit the Office of First Year Experience. (Transfer and first-year students enrolling for the spring are automatically registered for orientation.)
 

Academic Advising

At January Orientation, you will meet with an assigned faculty advisor to discuss your academic interests, degree requirements, and how to register for classes. Learn more about academic advising at Boston College.
 

Credit Evaluation (Transfer Students Only)

At this time you should have received two emails from the Office of Undergraduate Admission regarding your acceptance as a transfer student to Boston College. The first email contans your official acceptance letter and the second email is your degree audit and explanation letter detailing how the courses you took at other colleges and/or universities apply to your degree program at Boston College.

Understanding Your DEGREE Audit and Explanation Letter

The DEGREE audit indicates how the courses that you completed prior to enrollment at Boston College will apply toward the degree requirements for the program of study you have selected.  Review the audit key for additional details about understanding your audit. (PDF viewer required)

The Explanation Letter provides important details about your graduation term and the requirements specific to your intended major (if declared).  The Office of Transfer Admission may also request additional documentation to complete our evaluation of your previous coursework.

The Office of Transfer Admission reviews previous coursework and can award credit to fulfill core requirements and elective slots.  If you have general questions about how your course work has transferred, please contact the Transfer Admission Office directly at 1-800-360-2522 and we would be happy to assist you.

Our office is not able to assign credit toward a major.  Should you have any questions regarding how your coursework might apply toward your intended major, we suggest you contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the department of interest.  Click here to view the department contact information. (PDF reader required)

Once you have decided to enroll at Boston College, the University will provide further details regarding the formal process of assigning prior coursework to a specific major requirement.

 

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Living at Boston College


Housing & Dining

All first year and transfer students admitted to BC are notified of housing options in their acceptance letters. Visit the Residential Life homepage to learn more about living on campus and discover resources available to you, as well as access your Campus Housing form. Also, be sure to explore our Dining Services homepage to view daily menus and meal plan options from our award-winning BC Dining.

Campus Resources

Boston College provides resources to help you adjust to the rhythms of campus life and to grow intellectually, personally, socially, and spiritually during your undergraduate years. Start engaging with the BC community today:

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Connect With Us

There are many ways to connect with other admitted students joining the BC community this spring. An official Facebook group has been created for transfer students admitted for the January 2018 semester. Newly admitted January freshmen are encouraged to join the Class of 2021 Facebook group.

We also invite you to reach out to any of the current Boston College students featured on our website. Each of these students is more than willing to answer questions that you may have, or just chat with you about their experiences at BC. If you are transferring to Boston College, we have a team of dedicated transfer students that can answer any specific questions about the transfer experience at BC.

Important Dates & Deadlines

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Official final college transcript (if applicable)

December 12
On-campus drop-in session for admitted transfer & spring freshman students

December 18
$500 Enrollment Fee due for transfer & spring freshmen students
Campus Housing form due
Confidential Statement of Finances due (International students only)

January 10
Move-in to residence halls begins for all newly enrolled residential students

January 11
January Orientation (mandatory for all newly enrolled students)