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Visiting Students

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Individuals wishing to attend 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. The tuition for such a course is $1556 per credit hour for 2014-2015. Registration fee is $25.

International Visiting Students will also need to complete a Declaration and Certification of Finances (DCF) form:
Visiting Undergraduate students: Visiting DCF form.
Masters Program students: MS DCF form.

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.



In-person Fall registration is held from Wednesday, August 27th through Thursday August 28th from 8:00p.m.; Friday August 29th from 9a.m. to 5p.m.; and Tuesday, September 2nd, from 9a.m. to 8:00p.m. in McGuinn Hall, Room 100.      

Fall classes begin Tuesday, September 2, 2014.

In-person Spring registration is held from Monday, January 5th, through Thursday, January 8, 9a.m. to 7:30p.m., Friday January 9th from 9a.m. to 5p.m.; and Monday January 12th from 9a.m. to 8:30p.m. in McGuinn Hall, Room 100.

Spring classes begin Monday, January 12, 2015.




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 $2641. 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 12, 2014 and by January 23, 2015 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 9
Jan 21
100% tuition refund and no record kept
Sept 12 Jan 23 80% tuition refund
Sept 19
Jan 30
60% tuition refund
Sept 26
Feb 6
40% tuition refund
Oct 3
Feb 13
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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