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Course Waivers

Revised Policy - Effective January 1, 2017

Revised Policy - Effective January 1, 2017
Revised Policy - Effective January 1, 2017
Revised Policy - Effective January 1, 2017
Revised Policy - Effective January 1, 2017
Revised Policy - Effective January 1, 2017
Revised Policy - Effective January 1, 2017
Revised Policy - Effective January 1, 2017
Revised Policy - Effective January 1, 2017
Revised Policy - Effective January 1, 2017
Revised Policy - Effective January 1, 2017

COURSE WAIVERS/TRANSFER CREDIT

MBA students may be eligible to waive courses based upon prior coursework and/or professional certifications (such as CPA or CFA).  Waiver policies vary according to program.

Advanced Standing Credit: Students may waive a class and will also reduce the overall credit requirement for the degree.

Equivalency: Students may waive a class but will be required to replace it with an elective. Equivalency applies to core courses only.

Transfer Credit: Under certain circumstances, students may receive approval to take graduate courses at other AACSB-accredited colleges or universities. Grades received for transferred courses are not calculated into the student’s Boston College GPA.

MBA PART-TIME

All students accepted into the part-time MBA program will be evaluated to determine their eligibility for Advanced Standing Credit.  If not included in their application materials, students may be required to provide official transcripts and other relevant course information necessary to facilitate the review of their academic record. Shortly after receipt of their acceptance letter, students will receive notification of their eligibility to waive courses

  • The maximum amount of Advanced Standing Credit that a Part-time MBA student may receive is 15 credits.
  • Advanced Standing Credit will only be granted for courses in which the student has earned a grade of “B” or better, at an accredited institution, within the five years prior to enrolling in the Boston College Part-time MBA program.
  • The combination of waived credits and transfer credits may never exceed 1/3 of the course requirements for the degree.
  • Students who have recognized professional certifications (ie, CPA, CFA) may receive Advanced Standing Credit.  A copy of the exam results will be required.
  • Once an accepted student has been notified of eligibility to waive a course(s), he/she must respond with his/her intent to accept the Advanced Standing Credit, in writing, no later than Drop/Add Deadline for the semester in which he/she is enrolling. 
  • Students my contest waiver decisions within 30 days of the date of the initial decision.  Couse waivers will not be granted after this date.
  • Once a student has accepted Advanced Standing Credit for a course, he/she may not take the course and receive credit.
  • Professional experience alone will not make a student eligible to waive a course.
  • Current Part-time MBA students, who wish to take a course outside of the Carroll School of Management, must submit their request, in writing, at least 30 days prior to the start of the semester in which the student wishes to enroll in the outside course. Transfer credit will only be granted for courses related to the degree at an accredited institution and is subject to approval by the Graduate Programs Office.  Students must have completed a minimum of two semesters before they can submit a request to take a course outside of the Carroll School of Management. This includes courses taken through the JesuitMBA network.
  • Except under extenuating circumstances, students will not be approved for transfer credit if a comparable course is offered in the Carroll School of Management during the same academic year.
  • Part-time MBA students may cross register for one course each semester (not including Summer) at Boston University and Tufts, through the Consortium. Students interested in cross-registering for courses through the Consortium must first seek approval from the Graduate Programs Office and complete the necessary cross-registration forms, available through the University Office of Student Services (Lyons Hall).  Per the Consortium agreement, tuition will be billed through the student’s Boston College account, at the Carroll School of Management’s tuition rate.
 

Undergraduate Course Work

Part-time MBA students who have demonstrated mastery in a core subject area may receive Advanced Standing Credit for up to five courses (15 credits).

Mastery typically entails either an undergraduate major in a core course area or at least two intermediate to advanced undergraduate courses with grades of B or higher.

Students may only receive Advanced Standing Credit for core courses, based upon undergraduate coursework.

Graduate and Professional Course Work

Part-time MBA students who have a prior graduate degree in a relevant field or have completed graduate management courses at other AACSB-accredited institutions may receive Advanced Standing Credit for a maximum of five courses (15 credits).

Students may receive Advanced Standing Credit for core courses and elective courses, based upon graduate coursework.

FULL-TIME MBA PROGRAM

Students accepted to the full-time MBA program may apply to waive core courses based upon prior course work.  If a full-time MBA student is deemed eligible to waive a course, he/she will receive Equivalency.  Equivalency requires the student to replace the waived course with an elective; therefore, it does not decrease the credit requirement for the degree.  Full-time MBA students who wish to be evaluated for course waiver eligibility must submit a Course Waiver Form. Students may be required to provide official transcripts and other relevant course information necessary to facilitate the review of their academic record.  Students enrolled in the full-time MBA program must maintain their full-time status for four continuous semesters (with the exception of students enrolled in approved dual degree programs outside of the Carroll School of Management).

  • Full-time MBA students may receive Equivalency for up to three core courses.
  • Equivalency will only be granted for courses in which the student has earned a grade of “B” or better, at an accredited institution, within the five years prior to enrolling in the Boston College Part-time MBA program.
  • The combination of waived credits and transfer credits may never exceed 1/3 of the course requirements for the degree.
  • Students who have recognized professional certifications (ie, CPA, CFA) may receive Equivalency.  A copy of the exam results will be required.
  • Once an accepted student has been notified of eligibility to waive a course(s) and receive Equivalency, he/she must respond, in writing, his/her intent to accept the Equivalency no later than the Drop/Add Deadline for the semester in which he/she is enrolling. 
  • Students my contest waiver decisions within 30 days of the date of the initial decision. Course waivers will not be granted after this date.
  • Once a student has accepted Equivalency for a course, he/she may not take the course and receive credit.
  • Professional  experience alone will not make a student eligible to waive a course
  • Current full-time MBA students who wish to take a course outside of the Carroll School of Management, must submit their request, in writing, at least 30 days prior to the start of the semester in which the student wishes to enroll in the outside course. Transfer credit will only be granted for courses related to the degree and is subject to approval by the Graduate Programs Office. Students must have completed a minimum of two semesters before they can submit a request to take a course outside of the Carroll School of Management. This includes courses taken through the JesuitMBA network.
  • Courses taken outside of Boston College will not reduce the student’s flat-rate MBA tuition for that semester.
  • Except under extenuating circumstances, students will not be approved for transfer credit if a comparable course is offered in the Carroll School of Management during the same academic year.
  • Full-time MBA students may cross register for one course each semester (not including Summer) at Boston University and Tufts, through the Consortium. Students interested in cross-registering for courses through the Consortium must first seek approval from the Graduate Programs Office and complete the necessary cross-registration forms, available through the University Office of Student Services (Lyons Hall).  Per the Consortium agreement, tuition will be billed through the student’s Boston College account, at the Carroll School of Management’s tuition rate.

Undergraduate Course Work

Full-Time MBA students who have demonstrated mastery in a core subject may be eligible for equivalency for up to five courses (15 credits).

Mastery typically entails either an undergraduate major in a core course area or at least two intermediate to advanced undergraduate courses with grades of B or higher.

Students may only receive Equivalency for core courses, based upon undergraduate coursework.

Graduate and Professional Course Work

Students who have a prior graduate degree in a relevant field or have completed graduate management courses at other AACSB-accredited institutions may be eligible for equivalency.

The CPA and CFA certifications will make a student eligible for equivalency.

Professional experience alone will not make a student eligible to waive a course.

 

For more information, please contact the Office for Graduate Programs, at (617) 552-3773.