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Registration for Woods College Spring 2016 courses is open November 12, 2015 through January 19, 2016.

Download the Woods College Spring 2016 Course Catalog.

Spring semester begins Tuesday, January 19, 2016.

All continuing Woods College students should register online; use this link to get the UIS registration software and instructions for registering. Students should also pay their bill online through the Agora portal.

All new Woods College degree and non-degree students must complete the online application for admission. After completing the application process, new students should register in person at the WCAS office in St. Mary's Hall South on campusl.

New students may download the 2015-2016 Registration Form in advance.

All Woods students in a degree program are required to meet with their assigned academic advisor prior to registering for courses.  Contact the Woods College office at 617-552-3900 to make an appointment with your advisor.


Only visiting or new students should register using the 2015-2016 Registration form
(Current Woods College students should register online using UIS as indicated above).


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Registration for Woods College Fall 2015 courses is open until Monday, August 31. Fall semester begins Monday, August 31, 2015.

Spring 2016 registration begins November 12th. Registration is held Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday from 9 a.m to 5 p.m.

Only students in a Master's program are eligible to register for Master's courses.

Spring classes begin on Tuesday, January 19, 2016.

Withdrawal period is now open for the Spring Semester.  For Spring 2016, you may officially withdraw from a course until April 19th.    

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. (see table below)

See the Woods College Academic Calendar for more details and refund percentages at: 


All students who are registering for three or more courses a semester must have proof of immunization against hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, and tetanus on file at Boston College. For more information please visit University Health Services. Failure to show proof of immunization within 30 days from the first day of class will result in a block on your registration and a non-refundable administrative late fee of $65 will be charged to your student account.

All new students must complete the meningitis vaccination form or submit a signed waiver. Immunization forms are available at

Medical Insurance

Annual mandatory Massachusetts medical insurance for 2015-2016 is $2775.  

Massachusetts State Law mandates that ALL STUDENTS IN A DEGREE PROGRAM will be automatically charged for medical insurance regardless of the number of credit hours for which they are  registered. 

Non-Degree students registered for three or more courses will also be automatically charged for medical insurance. Students have the option of participating in the BostonCollege plan or completing a waiver through AGORA. The waiver must include specific insurance information of comparable coverage. Students who do not submit a waiver will be automatically billed $1190 for the Fall semester and $1585 for the Spring semester for the Massachusetts Medical Insurance. Waivers must be submitted each year.  The deadline to submit a waiver is September 11, 2015 for the Fall term and January 22, 2016 for Spring.  Medical insurance waiver forms can be found at

Tuition 2015-2016

Tuition for Woods College undergraduate and graduate programs can be found here. Registration fee each semester is $25. 

Payments and Refunds

All fees and tuition charges are due when courses begin.

Fees are not refundable; no refunds are made to auditors. Not attending classes, stopping payment on a registration check or a registration check being returned by the bank does not constitute withdrawal and full charges are due. Upon receipt of written notice of withdrawal from a course the tuition refunded is prorated. Fax number is 617-552-8404. There are no refunds beyond this schedule.

The Student Guide details the withdrawal procedures and the refund schedule of the six week courses.

Boston College reserves the right to change or withdraw offerings if necessary and alter fees and charges from those published on this site without prior notice.

% Refund
Sept 9
Jan 27
100% tuition refund and no record kept
Sept 11
Jan 29
80% tuition refund
Sept 18
Feb 5
60% tuition refund
Sept 25
Feb 12
40% tuition refund
Oct 2
Feb 19
20% tuition refund