The Boston College community welcomes transfer students. Each year, approximately 125 students transfer into Boston College. The majority enter in the Fall semester. A small class also enrolls each January.
The Committee on Transfer Admission reviews each application individually. Although primary emphasis is placed on the college record, SAT and/or ACT test scores, high school record, essays, recommendations, activities and work experience are also critical components of the application. In recent years, students most successful in the transfer admission process had very strong records from both high school and college.
Boston College is a residential campus. Students admitted as Freshmen are awarded either three or four years of campus housing. Students awarded three years of campus housing live off campus their Junior year. Accordingly, nearly all Freshmen, Sophomores, and Seniors choose to reside on campus. While the University tries to meet the campus housing needs of all students, the housing process for admitted transfer students is different than the process for admitted Freshman students.
Transfer students who plan to enroll at Boston College for the Fall semester are guaranteed a year of on campus housing, while students who plan to enroll for the Spring semester are guaranteed one semester of campus housing. No guarantee of campus accommodations will be made beyond this initial offer. Students will be notified if space is available in subsequent years and will be able to live on campus if space is available. If space is not available on campus, students are responsible for securing off campus housing accommodations.
Should you have questions or concerns about the housing process at Boston College, please contact either of the Office of Residential life at (617) 552-3060 or the Office of Undergraduate Admission at (800) 360-2522.
This web site had been designed to assist students interested in finding out more about the policies and procedures related to applying to Boston College as a transfer student.
The following links (also located in the left-hand navigational bar) will be helpful in further investigating the transfer process. We wish you much success as you continue your search for higher education and we look forward to working with you.
Attention Prospective Nursing applicants for Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 entrance terms: Please note that at this time our nursing class of 2015 is at capacity and as a result we will be enrolling few, if any, nursing students in the Fall of 2012 and the Spring of 2013. We regret this situation, but we strive to maintain small class size in order to uphold the high quality of our programs. We appreciate your understanding in this matter and wish you the best as you research other opportunities to pursue your undergraduate nursing degree.
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The office is open Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–4:45 p.m., in accordance with the University calendar. For specific information on visiting the University, click here. If you have specific questions and wish to speak directly to someone in the transfer office, you may do so by phone or email.
You may also schedule an appointment to meet with someone on campus in the Office of Undergraduate Admission. Please note that we do not conduct evaluative interviews as a part of the application process but we would be happy to meet with you to answer your specific questions.
For general information or questions about the admission process, please contact:
Office of Transfer Admission
Devlin Hall 208
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-3809
Phone: (617) 552-3295
Toll-free from within the U.S.: (800) 360-2522
Fax: (617) 552-0798