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Boston College Experience


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We are now accepting applications for the Summer 2016 program.  

Should you have any questions, please contact us at or at (617) 552-3800.


Online Application Instructions

Create an Account in Embark

Click the Apply Now button below to access our online application system.  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".

Personal Essay

You must also upload a personal essay to submit with your online application.  Please provide a statement of 500-750 words that explains why you would like to participate in the Boston College Experience program, and describes any experiences or achievements that are particularly important to you, which may not be apparent from your high school transcript.


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.

Please print a copy of the recommendation form to give to your recommendors.  This form should be submitted with their recommendation in Embark.  

Click here to access the Recommendation Form


Click here to apply today


Supplemental Materials

In addition to the online application, all candidates must submit the $25 application fee, recommendations, transcripts, and standardized test scores.  

International students requiring a visa must also submit the I-20 request form and TOEFL scores.

Please be sure to submit supplemental materials by email to or mail to:

Boston College Summer Session - BCE

St. Mary's Hall South 

140 Commonwealth Ave

Chestnut Hill, MA 02467



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