Current Students

Resources for Current Students


First and foremost, on behalf of colleagues and staff, I would like to welcome you to the undergraduate program at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College! You are joining an elite community of intelligent, committed, and caring professionals whose mission is to prepare you to enhance the life chances of all children and adults through academics, research, and service. We are truly proud of our community, mission, and accomplishments, among which we include your decision to join us.

Transitioning to college is simultaneously exciting and overwhelming. Here you will become autonomous, make your own decisions and choices, and discern your vocation. Here you will establish effective and appropriate academic, physical, and social routines to assure a productive college experience. Here you will explore new subjects, develop fulfilling relationships, and serve others as you come to live fully human lives. Although you are probably concerned about fitting in, succeeding academically, finding like-minded peers, getting involved in campus life, and maintaining good health, our undergraduate student services team—Campion 104—is here to support you as you negotiate these challenges in ways that assure strong intellectual curiosity, academic rigor, and effective physical, social, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing. Our goal is to care for you so that you may care for others.

On the following pages you will learn about the extensive opportunities and rigorous preparation that will guide you as you plan your life at Lynch. Stop by at Campion 104 to ask questions, seek help, learn about campus life, or simply talk. We are here to support you!

All the best,

Audrey A. Friedman, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean of Undergraduates

Associate Professor of Teacher Education, Special Education, and Curriculum and Instruction



At the Lynch School of Education we strive to help each student meet his or her full potential while advancing the school’s mission of enhancing the human condition, expanding the human imagination, and making the world more just through education and applied psychology.

Our small class sizes, proximity to the city of Boston, and dedication to social justice put Lynch School students in a unique position to be agents of innovative change that affect state and national policy while directly impacting the lives of children, families, and schools across the globe.

On the pages that follow you will find information to help you plan your experiences at the Lynch School.  The staff of the Graduate Office is here to support you -- we invite you to meet with us in person to discuss your plans, questions, or concerns.

I am sure you will enjoy your time here at the Lynch School and look forward to hearing about the diverse experiences of our current students.

With warmest regards,

Elizabeth Sparks, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of Students

Dissertation Deadlines

Spring graduation: Defend and submit the final dissertation no later than April 1.  The final deadline for revisions by April 16.
Summer graduation:  Defend no later than June 30 and submit the final dissertation no later than August 5.
Fall graduation: Defend and submit the final dissertation no late than December 5.


Master's/CAES Comprehensive Exam Information - Spring 2017 

Students must register for EDUC8100/APSY8100/ELHE8100/ERME8100 and submit the online registration form in order to be completely registered to take their comprehensive exam requirement.

Degree Completion Request Form (formerly known as "Request to Graduate/Comprehensive Exam Request")

Career Center Resources for Lynch Students

Lynch students – we have you covered! 

The Boston College Career Center serves all Lynch students, throughout your career development process, whether you need assistance reflecting on your skills and interests; exploring career options and opportunities; preparing to apply to jobs or internships; or connecting with alumni and employers.

Our mission is to empower students to reflect on their talents and experiences, explore their career options and achieve their career goals.  We enable students to take ownership of their career decisions and lead meaningful professional lives.

Connect with a Career Advisor

Events & Workshops


Though your major does not dictate your career, we have resources that can give you ideas about possible career paths based on common interests for others in your major, including What Have Recent Alumni Done With Their Major? and What Can I Do With This Major?

What the Lynch School can offer you


Minors available to non-Lynch students

Applied Psychology & Human Development - for CSOM students. Minor introduces students to areas: counseling, training, personnel assessment and other work environments including business and social work.

Foundation in Education - (Class 2018 & beyond) for MCAS, CSOM and CSON students. It introduces students to the field of education.

Inclusive Education - for MCAS and CSOM students. It introduces students to the world of disabilities and special education, emphasizing practice.

Leadership in Higher Education and Community Settings - for MCAS, CSOM and CSON students who are interested in college student development and in the applications of psychology to work settings in institutions of higher education, in local and international non-government organizations and/or community-based programs. 

Secondary Education for MCAS students with majors in English, Math, History, Sciences, French, Hispanic Studies, Latin and Classical Humanities. The minor prepares stidents to teach his/her subject area at the high school level (grades 8-12).

Would you like to transfer to the Lynch School?

Visit the Lynch School or inquire in Campion Hall 104.

Eligible Boston College undergraduate students may apply to transfer into the Lynch School of Education. Students must:

  • have a minimum 3.0 grade point average
  • have a record free of academic deficiencies (no "W's", "I's", "F's")
  • complete at least 4 semesters of full-time study in the Lynch School of Education
  • transfer into Lynch School after completing the freshman year