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Freshman Student Checklist

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The Office of Student Services would like to extend a warm Boston College welcome to you and your family.

There are a number of things you need to do now that you have matriculated. Begin by logging into the Agora Portal for these services (top right-hand corner of the screen) with your username and password. Once the Portal page is opened, click on the links below to open up and complete the transactions. Remember to keep your username and password confidential.  These services are only available to deposited freshmen for the Class of 2020 at Boston College unless otherwise noted.

Please plan to bring a laptop with a full keyboard for searching and typing during advising and registration sessions. Be sure to download BC’s UIS prior to your arrival on campus. Instructions are available at If you need technical assistance downloading and installing the UIS client, call the BC Help Center at 617-552-4357. 

A limited number of devices will be available for those who need them. Please notify Rebecca Schmitz ( if you are unable to bring a device.

Pre-Orientation Checklist:

  1. E-Sign the Technology Use Agreement
  2. Upload your photograph for your Eagle One Card and indicate the number of attendees for Orientation
  3. Update your addresses, phone numbers, and emergency contacts
  4. Set your Privacy Preferences
  5. View or update your race/ethnicity information
  6. Complete Direct Loan Entrance Counseling (if applicable)
  7. Sign a Direct Loan Master Promissory Note (if applicable)
  8. Sign up for payment plan (if applicable)
  9. Authorize your Third-Party Payer(s) through My Bill
  10. Waive the mandatory Medical Insurance (if applicable). For required pre-entrance health and immunization forms, contact Health Services.
  11. Review/Add Optional Eagle-One accounts
  12. Review the Title IV Federal Financial Aid Funds requirements and submit your Federal Funds Authorization through your Agora Portal account
  13. Review Boston College laptop options
  14. Choose Mathematics courses

If you have questions that cannot wait until your Orientation Session, feel free to call the Office of Student Services at 617-552-3300 or 800-294-0294, or send us an email to

We have compiled a list of helpful FAQs. This list will be updated throughout the year.


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