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Untitled Document The transfer admission process at Boston College is highly selective. A minimum college GPA of a 3.0 is required to submit a transfer application. Increased competition in recent cycles has resulted in a mean grade point average of 3.6 among admitted students. Students most successful in our process also have strong high school records and standardized test scores.

Students who hold a high school diploma or General Education Diploma and have completed nine or more transferable credits at a regionally accredited college or university may apply for transfer admission. College courses taken during high school or the summer immediately following high school graduation are not transferable.

Since a record of college achievement would not be available at the time of consideration, first-semester freshmen may not apply for admission to the term beginning in January.

Students who have previously applied to Boston College must submit all new credentials and an application fee for consideration.

Boston College use the Common Application. We require that all candidates submit their application electronically at www.commonapp.org.

In addition to the Common Application, Boston College requires that you also submit the following forms. These forms can be printed and mailed (see below for address) or submitted electronically at www.commonapp.org.

› Academic Evaluation - An instructor's recommendation is helpful in assessing your academic achievement and your contributions to your school. Complete the Personal Information section and submit it to a college professor or instructor who has recently taught you in an academic subject. Applicants who have been out of school for more than one year may present this form to an adviser or employer for completion.

› College Official's Report - This report is necessary to assess your citizenship and personal standing at all of the institution(s) you have attended on a full-time basis. Complete the personal information section and submit it to the Dean of Students at each institution you have attended full time. 

Be sure to provide your signature in the proper place, as this will authorize the release of information on your disciplinary record. If you have a mark on your disciplinary record, we strongly urge you to submit a separate statement explaining the circumstances of the incident. The completed form must be sent directly to Boston College by the evaluator. Failure to submit all required information and documentation will result in an incomplete application.

Students frequently ask us what they can do to enhance their application and provide us with important additional insights about themselves. Toward this purpose, Boston College requires all applicants to submit the Boston College Writing Supplement. The Boston College Writing Supplement must be submitted at www.commonapp.org. Click here to see the Boston College Writing Supplement topics.

The quality of your academic achievement is one of the most important measures of your preparedness for Boston College; special consideration is given to the balance and difficulty of the program you have carried.

In addition to the official high school transcript (sent directly from the high school), official transcripts of all courses taken in all semesters at other colleges or universities must be submitted. Transcripts must be mailed from the original institution to the Boston College Transfer Admission P.O. Box. Faxed transcripts or transcripts issued to students are not considered official and can not be accepted.

Applicants are required to submit official copies of either the SAT I exam or the ACT. Applicants may not waive this requirement on the basis of completed college coursework. However, if more than 5 years have passed since an applicant's graduation from high school, the standardized testing requirement can be waived. Transfer applicants are not required to submit SAT II Subject Tests. It is the responsibility of each applicant to have test scores sent directly to Boston College from the College Entrance Examination Board or the American College Testing Program. Boston College's SAT CEEB code is 3083. Boston College's ACT code is 1788.

We require the TOEFL examination for all international applicants whose primary native language is not English. If you are an international student who is attending an English-speaking school, we still require that you submit a TOEFL score. Minimum scores of 100 on the iBT are recommended. Boston College's Institutional TOEFL Testing Code is 3083. The Department Code is 00. We will only waive the TOEFL requirement if you score 600 or above on the SAT Critical Reading or 27 or better on the ACT English section. 

It is your responsibility to ensure that we receive all of your standardized testing by the stated application deadlines.

This form enables us to assess your academic performance during the semester in progress. Circulate the form to each of the professors who have you in class for the current semester. Return the completed form to the Office of Transfer Admission as soon as your mid-term grades are available. Click here to download a copy of this form. (Adobe Reader required)


The application fee or application fee waiver request* must be submitted in order for your application to be reviewed. Your application fee should be submitted with your Common Application at www.commonapp.org. Given the volume of applications Boston College receives, we strongly recommend that you submit the application fee online. If you are unable to submit the fee online, you should mail (see below for address) a check or money order.

*Fee Waiver Request
If submitting the $70 application fee presents a financial hardship for your family and you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, you may apply for an application fee waiver. You may apply for a fee waiver using our Transfer Application Fee Waiver Request Form.


Boston College does not conduct interviews as part of the admission process.

We strongly encourage you to electronically submit your application, fee, and supporting materials. If your school(s) does not support the online submission of the required documents, please use the appropriate mailing address listed below.

Application Mailing Address:
Boston College Transfer Admission Processing Center
P.O. Box 67485
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Courier Service (FedEx, DHL, UPS):
Boston College Transfer Admission
Document Processing Center
124 Heritage Avenue Suite #14
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Once we have received your Common Application, we will email you your Boston College credentials. These credentials will allow you to check the completion status of your application using the AGORA Portal. Please keep in mind that we will email these credentials to the email address you provided on your Common Application. It is your responsibility to ensure that all of the required application credentials are received by the Office of Transfer Admission by the stated deadlines.

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