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Boston College Experience Program

Applying & Program Costs

estimated costs for summer 2014




To apply to the Boston College Experience, simply click below on the "Apply Now." There you will find the application, which can be downloaded to your computer. Students  have the opportunity to choose whether they would like to pursue a focus in writing, Writers in the Making, or mathematics, Mathematicians in the Making, during the summer as well. Please note that the "Writers in the Making" concentration requires a writing sample in addition to the BCE application. After completing the application, a parent or guardian will need to sign the application in the space provided, consenting to your participation in the program.

The application fee is $25 and should be sent as a check made out to 'Boston College' and mailed to the following address:

Boston College Experience
Boston College
McGuinn Hall, Room 100
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467


All students are required to submit one recommendation from a guidance counselor or principal. Those applying for Writers in the Making or Mathematicians in the Making will be required to submit an additional recommendation from a teacher in the English or Math departments at their school.

The BCE recommendation form is available on the application page.

Tuition & Fees for 2014

Application Fee (non-refundable) $25
Tuition per credit hour
(most courses are 3 credit hours)
Program Fee $600
Lab fee (if applicable) $195*

*Each lab costs $714 (for one credit hour) plus a lab fee of $195.
All costs are subject to change. All fees are non-refundable.

Room & Board

Room (shared room for six weeks)   
Dining (recommended amount)
Health Services TBD*

*Each student must provide proof of insurance. Please email if you need assistance identifying an insurance provider.
These costs are estimated and are subject to change.

How to Pay

The $25 application fee is due at the time the application is submitted, and should be mailed to Boston College using the address provided on the 'Contact Us' page. Upon admittance, students and parents can make payments for the tuition & fees as well as room & board through the Agora Portal, BC's student portal which functions as a student's access point to the university. Using the username and password assigned to each student upon admittance to BCE, students can log in to the Portal and then access the tab 'My Bill,' which displays the amounts due. 'My Bill' is located in the 'Account & Personal Info' section, the middle column, in the Portal. Should you require additional assistance or have specific questions, please contact us and we will do our best to assist you.

66 Commonwealth Avenue, traditional housing


Students will live in traditional style housing in the Boston College Residence Hall, 66 Commonwealth Avenue. Popularly known simply as 66, this hall is located on BC's lower campus and is only a five minute walk to where classes will be held. This residence hall has two large lounges on the first and second floor as well as a grass area directly behind it, and will provide students with an experience similar to what many first-year students experience.  Roommates will be assigned randomly.