Master's Policies and Procedures

(Updated July 2017)

The following policies and procedures are specific to the Lynch School. In addition to the information contained here, please also consult the web pages for your particular program and the following Lynch School and University-wide websites for more information.

Lynch School Graduate Student Resources  
Lynch School Student Forms
BC Office of Student Services
University Academic Services
University Academic Policies and Procedures

Table of Contents

Beginning a Master's Program
Admission to the Master’s Programs in the Lynch School
Non-degree (Special) Students
Fifth Year Program (For Boston College Juniors)
Registration
How to check/update your personal information in the BC computer systems UIS and Agora
Graduate Full-Time Enrollment Status

Financial Support
Financial Aid
Assistantships & Fellowships (General Information) 
Information on Conference Reimbursement (GEA)

Academic Programs and Requirements
Role of the Academic Advisor
Program of Study
Changes to Programs of Study
Transfer of Credit
Cross-Registration
Independent Study/Readings and Research
Audits
Practicum
Human Subjects Reviews

Academic Policies
Academic Integrity
Academic Standing
Academic Standards Committee
Grievance Procedure

Comprehensive Examination: Master's
Registration for the Comprehensive Examination
Critical Literature Review

Commencement

Leave of Absence/Withdrawal
Leave of Absence
Readmission
Withdrawal from the University