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Instructions on Completing the Online Application for BCE

The First Round of Admission Decisions Will Occur in Mid-February

You will complete your applicaiton to the Boston College Experience through EMBARK, our online application system. CLICK THE APPLY NOW LINK BELOW TO BEGIN YOUR APPLICATION.

Once you create an account, you will be able to login and logout as often as you wish.  When you log in, "Boston College Woods College of Advancing Studies" is listed on the application page and you should choose the Boston College Experience Application from the list titled "Application Type".  If you accidentally select the wrong application, you can change it by selecting "Update my answers to preliminary questions" on the top of the application.


Please provide a statement of 500-750 words that explains which Boston College Experience program you would like to participate in and why. Please include any experiences or achevements that are particularly important to you, which may not be apparent from your high school transcript. In your essay, please indicate your desired program/classes.


You will enter information about your recommenders twice when completing the online portion of the application.  The first entry records this information on your application and the second entry sends an email notification to your recommendor. This notification includes a link to upload the recommendation and form found below.  Your recommendor may write a recommendation letter or simply answer the questions listed on this form.  Even after submitting your application you can still log into Embark to edit your recommender information or to send them a reminder.


Please note, when applying for the Boston College Honors program and the BCE Challenge Program, once you are accepted, you will recieve further information and instructions regarding chosing courses and subject you wish to enroll in.


A $25.00 non-refundable fee is required to submit an application. Please follow instruction on Embark for payment options. 


When you submit your application, you will immediately receive an email with login credentials that will allow you to log into our student account system and check your application status.  If you do not receive this email, you may have missed the last step required to submit your application.  Log into the Embark application system and complete the final step to submit it for review.  Please allow a few business days to process materials before contacting our office with inquiries about missing items.

Applications for Summer 2017 are NOW OPEN

Boston College Experience accepts applications on a rolling admissions basis. 

Deadline for Summer 2017 is May, 15, 2017

Space is limited so it is advised you apply early.



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