|Boston College Transfer Perspectives
We are the Boston College Transfer Club (BCTC). The BCTC was established in order to provide prospective, incoming, and current transfers with support and guidance. We understand how difficult the process of transferring can be and are here to answer any and all questions you may have.
As a group, BCTC participates in transfer student orientations, coordinates events during the first week of each semester specifically designed for transfer students, hosts advising sessions before course registration and more. Our group tries to address the distinct needs of transfer students as well as helping them to get quickly acclimated to the BC community. To help guide new students during their first semester at The Heights, The BCTC assigns all incoming students a transfer mentor; someone who has been in the same position and "knows the ropes."
In this newsletter, Boston College transfer students have contributed their stories and advice to assist you. Each one has included his or her email address with hopes that you will contact him or her with any questions you may have.
You can also contact the BCTC officers themselves:
Senior President: Laura Scansaroli (email@example.com)
Junior President: Alissa Mariano (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Senior Vice President: Brian Cullinan (email@example.com)
Junior Vice President: Kelley Decoteau (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Senior Treasurers: Kevin Clancy (email@example.com) and Ryan Mullaney (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Senior Secretary: Kristen Keefe (email@example.com)
Junior Secretary: Samantha Diorio (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Senior Mentor Administrator: Alexandra Riyadi (email@example.com)
Junior Mentor Administrator: Kristen Nicolai (firstname.lastname@example.org)
For students entering in January 2011
All application materials due November 1, 2010
CSS Profile Application due November 1, 2010
FAFSA due November 1, 2010
For students entering in September 2011
All application materials due March 15, 2011
CSS Profile Application due April 1, 2011
FAFSA due April 1, 2011
Experience Boston College First Hand:
Day Visit Program
Want to experience for yourself what Boston College is all about? Then schedule a day visit with a transfer student! Come to BC and shadow a transfer student for a day. Go to a class, eat in the dining hall, and get your questions answered.
Day visit appointments usually begin around
10 a.m. and must be made two weeks in advance.
To arrange your visit, go to www.bc.edu/sap/dayvisit.
Transfer Eagle Eye Sessions
Hear from transfer students and a member of the Transfer Admission staff about the Boston College experience. Transfer Eagle Eye Sessions will be offered on the following dates:
Friday, September 24, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
Friday, January 21, 2011
Friday, February 18, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
Click here to register for a session.
Click here to learn about additional Eagle Eye Session dates for all students.
Please note that the University does not offer visits 52 per weeks per year. Please check our dates of availability and plan accordingly.
Laura Scansaroli – Class of 2011
Lynch School of Education
Business and Communication Minors
When first applying to schools – my desire to play collegiate basketball and my love for New York City made NYU seem like a very attractive choice. However, after only a few months I was positive that it was not a good fit for me and not where I wanted to spend my remaining three years of college. Since my brother and sister both previously graduated from BC, I was very familiar with the campus and knew all that I was missing out on! While transferring definitely wasn’t the easiest thing and requires some effort to get acclimated, it only took a short time before I felt comfortable at BC, had met some great friends, and truly felt like a part of the community. By getting involved in extracurricular activities, being engaged in my classes and making an effort to meet people in all social settings I felt like my transition went smoother than expected. I can now say without question that transferring to Boston College was the best decision I have made! In addition, BC is constantly trying to make that transition easier by providing academic advising, informational programs, and social gatherings. As president of the Transfer Club this year, I am confident that my officers and I will introduce some additional resources and opportunities to assist transfers in any way possible. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions/concerns at email@example.com. I’d be happy to help in any way I can!
Alissa Mariano – Class of 2012
College of Arts and Sciences
Psychology and Pre-Dental
I transferred to Boston College my sophomore year from Miami University in Ohio. Hailing from Western Massachusetts, BC seemed like returning home after a year in the Midwest. Socially, I knew no one, and the idea of reintroducing myself into a new campus seemed daunting. However, after a short acclimation period I immediately knew I was where I belonged. The atmosphere at BC is one of the most open and inclusive that I have ever experienced. Although in those first few weeks I sometimes felt a bit like a freshman, the feeling soon faded as I learned the campus, the courses, and met more people. It is daunting coming to a new school where you assume everyone already knows each other. But I have learned that many of my non-transfer friends here are still meeting new people and making friends. This was a comforting fact; to know that I was not the only one who still had people to meet. BC has over 9,000 undergraduate students and there is no way one person knows everyone! Regardless if you are a transfer student or not, BC provides networking, unique experiences, and opportunity. Here at BC I found myself to be much more outgoing than I previously was. I engaged in many of the readily available opportunities around campus such as clubs, sporting events, academics, advising, and community service. Looking back, transferring to BC has been the best decision I have ever made. I have become completely immersed in the BC spirit and thrive in the strong academic setting. In my opinion, there is no better place to spend the remainder of my college experience. I would be more than happy to further share my Boston College experience or answer any transfer questions you may have! Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Samantha Diorio – Class of 2012
College of Arts and Sciences
Faith, Peace and Justice Minor
While the decision to transfer after my freshman year was by no means an easy one, I consider it to be one of the best decisions I have ever made. After spending my first year at a small, rural, liberal arts college I knew it was not the right place for me. At the same time, I was also overwhelmed at the thought of where to transfer. However, soon after researching Boston College I was immediately drawn in. The resources that the student body is exposed to are unbelievable; the campus′ location, professors, athletics, study abroad programs, internships, clubs and more. I have never felt more at home as when I am on campus, and I was amazed to find that despite the fact I was a transfer student I meshed right into the rest of the student body. I am unbelievably happy with my decision to transfer to Boston College and look forward to always being an Eagle! Please feel free to contact me at email@example.com if you have any questions about BC or the decision to transfer here.
John Robertson – Class of 2013
College of Arts and Sciences
I transferred to BC after spending a year at Clemson University in South Carolina. It was definitely a big change, moving from a rural town in the South to the busy city of Boston, but after the first couple of weeks, I knew I had made the right choice. Getting involved with different programs such as Halftime, intramural sports and UGBC made the transition go much more smoothly, and I met some of my closest friends in the process. If you have any questions about coming to BC, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Kelley Decoteau – Class of 2012
Carroll School of Management
When I left for college as a freshman, I prepared myself to have the best four years of my life ahead of me. It was a rude awakening when I quickly grew unhappy at my first college after I determined it was not the right fit. I wanted a school with contagious spirit, exceptional academics, and access to the city from a beautiful suburban campus. I could not have picked a better school than Boston College to fit this description. Since the day I was accepted, I have never regretted my decision to transfer to BC. The admissions office made it a smooth transition and worked with me several times in person to transfer my credits fairly and kindly. I have found my classes to be challenging, interesting, and very worthwhile. In the past year, I have been inducted into the Golden Key International Honor Society, played in almost every intramural sport, and I am the Junior Vice President of the Transfer Club of Boston College. I am living with friends in an apartment for my upcoming junior year, and I cannot wait to move in and get back to school. I understand first-hand that the idea of transferring can be overwhelming, and I would be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Feel free to email me at: email@example.com
A NOTE FROM THE OFFICE OF UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSION
In order to expedite the processing of your application we request that you send in your Common Application and/or Supplemental Application as soon as possible. We can not create a file for you until we receive either your Common Application or your Supplemental Application. All other documents received for you are on hold until we can create your file.
DON'T DELAY, SEND YOUR APPLICATION NOW!
The deadline for admission documents to be received in our office is November 1, 2010 for those students entering in January 2011 and March 15, 2011 for those students entering in September 2011. Although we will send out several notices to let you know if you have missing items, it is ultimately the applicant's responsibility to ensure receipt of all required materials by the deadline.
Candidates who complete their application by the deadline can expect to receive decision notification no later than December 25 for January admission and June 15 for September admission.
Feel free to call or email us if we can be of assistance throughout the application/decision process.
617.552.3295 or toll free at 1.800.360.2522
Transfer Admission Staff
Isabel Faria - Program Assistant
Mary French - Associate Director
Susan Migliorisi - Associate Director
Jeff Gallant - Senior Assistant Director
Kelly Montrym - Senior Assistant Director