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Woods College of Advancing Studies


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How to Apply

To be considered for admission and potential scholarships, applicants to the Bachelor of Arts program are responsible for submitting all necessary application materials by the designated program deadline (see below).

Apply for the Bachelor of Arts program


  • Online application form
  • Application fee ($45 check or money order payable to Boston College - Please do not send cash)
  • Two Essays 
  • Official high school or GED transcript  
  • SAT, PSAT, or ACT standardized test scores are optional
  • Two letters of recommendation 
  • Demonstrated English Language Proficiency required (minimum TOEFL score of 100)


Application Deadlines

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and candidates should apply by the deadlines listed below for priority consideration.

  • August 1st for fall enrollment
  • December 31st for spring enrollment
  • April 15 for summer enrollment


Please mail or deliver application materials to:


Woods College of Advancing Studies

Attn: Admissions

Boston College

140 Commonwealth Avenue

Chestnut Hill, MA 02467


Apply for the Bachelor of Arts program


Please submit two essays by responding to two of the topics listed below.  The essays should be typewritten, double-spaced, and each essay should be limited to 500 – 750 words in length.  The essays are important to the Admissions Committee as they allow the committee to assess your personal goals, your reasons for choosing the program to which you are applying, your commitment to your educational goals, and your writing ability.  The essays must be uploaded as part of your on-line application.

  1. Discuss your reason(s) for applying to the BA program at the Woods College of Advancing Studies at this time. Support your reasons with specific examples.
  2. Discuss your academic goals and how they apply to your planned career and/or life goals.
  3. Describe a life changing experience that had a significant personal impact on you. Please include details about the situation (which could be positive or negative), and what were the lessons learned.


Letters of Recommendation

Two letters of recommendation are required.

Applicants who have completed high school within the last four years should request one recommendation from a guidance counselor, and the second from either a teacher or employer/supervisor.

Applicants who completed high school more than four years ago or who have obtained a GED certificate should request recommendations from individuals in the following categories:  teacher/instructor, employer, volunteer activity supervisor, or someone who knows you in a professional capacity.



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