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Visiting Students

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Individuals wishing to attend one semester of undergraduate classes during the day as special undergraduate students should apply to the James A. Woods, S.J., College of Advancing Studies for Visiting Student status. Each applicant is advised during the academic process. Qualified applicants are admitted to specific courses on an individual basis. Please view the Boston College Tuition & Fees for most current undergraduate extra course/per credit cost. 

International students please see all the important information provided on the International Students and Scholars website.

For information about specific course offerings, please view the University's Course Information and Schedule website.  

Please note: You must be accepted as a visiting student prior to registration. Please see the information set forth in the "How to Apply" page.

Visiting Students cannot self-register in advance of the start of the semester.  After an application has been completed and acceptance has been granted, Visiting Students must obtain a registration form either in person at the Woods College office in St. Mary's Hall South or by printing off the Registration form.  Students must take the form to the academic departments offering the courses desired to obtain stamped authorization for each individual course, and bring the completed form with stamped approval to the Woods College office for registration.



In-person Fall registration is held from Wednesday, August 23th through Thursday August 24th from 7:00p.m.; Friday August 25th from 9a.m. to 5p.m.; and Monday, August 28th, from 9a.m. to 7:00p.m. in St. Mary's Hall South, Ground Floor.     

Fall classes begin Monday, August 28, 2017.

In-person Spring registration is held from Tuesday, January 2nd, through Thursday, January 11th, 9a.m. to 7:00p.m., Friday January 12th from 9a.m. to 5p.m.; and Tuesday January 16th from 9a.m. to 7:00p.m. in St. Mary's Hall South, Ground Floor.

Spring classes begin Tuesday, January 16, 2018.




Massachusetts State Law requires that all students who are registering for 9 or more credits show proof of satisfactory immunizations. 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.

Medical Insurance


Annual mandatory Massachusetts medical insurance is $3088. If you enroll in 9 or more credits per semester you will automatically be enrolled in the Boston College Insurance Plan. Students who wish to waive the BC Insurance Plan electronically may do so through AGORA. The deadline to waive the Medical Insurance for Fall is September 22, 2017 and by January 26, 2018 for the spring semester insurance coverage.

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 recept 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.

Fall: Spring:    
Sept 6
Jan 24
100% tuition refund and no record kept
Sept 8 Jan 26 80% tuition refund
Sept 15
Feb 2
60% tuition refund
Sept 22 Feb 9 40% tuition refund
Sept 29
Feb 16 20% tuition refund

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.



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