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** Visiting students or Undergraduate day students may not register for Spring Woods College of Advancing Studies courses until Tuesday, January 16 at 8 a.m. in Saint Mary’s Hall South.

  • Day students are limited to one WCAS course each semester.
  • Day students may not enroll in online or hybrid courses.
  • Day students may not enroll in WCAS courses pass/fail.
  • Freshmen day students may not enroll in any WCAS courses.
  • Day students who plan to use the course for core, major, or minor credit must present a Course Substitution and Waiver Form with the appropriate approval. Forms are available at Student Services in Lyons Hall or online.
  • Carroll School of Management students may not register for management courses with the prefixes ADAC, ADBM, ADFN, or ADMK.
  • Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences students may not enroll in Saturday classes.

The simple file of Woods College courses listed by day can be found here.

The Woods College offers several online course options at both the Undergraduate and Graduate Levels. Please note that Woods College students and non-degree students in the Woods College are able to take our online courses.
At present, no day-school students may take online courses for credit.

Please view a list of undergraduate and graduate Woods College courses.
Additional registration information can be found here.

Also, you can view a PDF of our Spring 2018 catalog.

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For more info about upcoming Woods College events, please see our EVENTS page, and for university events see the BC EVENTS calendar.

Graduate Programs Info Session
February 27, 6:00-7:00 p.m RSVP
April 24, 6:00-7:00 p.m: RSVP

Undergraduate Programs On Campus Info Session
February 27, 5:00-6:00 p.m. RSVP
April 7, 10:30 a.m. to Noon RSVP


May 16th - Start Date
June 5th - Start Date
June 22th 12-1pm - Virtual Webinar
July 25th 7-8pm - Virtual Webinar
- TuesdayApril 11th 7-8pm - Virtual Webinar (4 weeks from last webinar and 6 weeks until next start)
May 16th - Start Date
June 5th - Start Date
June 22th 12-1pm - Virtual Webinar
July 25th 7-8pm - Virtual Webinar

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Current students: make an appointment with your advisor.

Prospective students: make an appointment with an admissions advisor.

Resources for Students from Puerto Rico

We extend our support to our colleagues and friends affected by the hurricanes in the Caribbean.  We welcome students displaced from their home institution to apply to Boston College as a Visiting Student or a Woods College BA Student.  Visiting Student status allows students to enroll full-time at Boston College for one academic semester, and then return to their home institution. The application process is handled through the Woods College of Advancing Studies. More information can be found here.

Graduation Day

Submit your Intent to Graduate Form no later than February 1st.

Please note that any student who thinks they may graduate should update their diploma name through the Agora Portal by January 15th.

Please be aware that the final date for official Withdrawal from a course or from Boston College for the fall semester will be November 27, 2017. For complete information regarding Withdrawal prior to this date, see the Registration page, or see the Woods College Academic Calendar for more details and refund percentages at: /schools/advstudies/about/calendar.html

In the Withdrawal period, a withdrawal from a course will show on your transcript with a grade of "W" and the percentage of tuition refunded will be determined by the date of the withdrawal.



The most recent Undergraduate Student Handbook and Graduate Student Handbook are now available! These handbooks contain lots of helpful information for Woods College students in one convenient place.  

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