Frequently Asked Questions
Eligibility is dependent upon the individual program. Please review eligibility requirements for admission.
BCE is primarily a residential program and students are encouraged to live on campus to get the full experience of the program. There are students each year that choose to commute. These students are welcome to particpate in all activities related to the academic experience and some limited social activities.
Yes, we welcome international students! We do not support visas for students in three or two week programs. Since these courses are not for credit, students may attend on a tourist visa. For students enrolled in the six week, for-credit programs, please be aware that there are additional documents that must be submitted as a part of the application for admission.
Applications complete entirely online. To access the application please visit the web page for the program of your interest.
At any given time during your time on campus, there may be over 200 students on campus between all of our programs. We keep our programs smaller to provide a high quality, personalized experience for our students. Most of our applicants have excellent academic records and we accept well-qualified students early until we fill the program or the application deadline arrives.
What are the admissions criteria?
We want to be sure that students selected for the program have the academic skills and personal maturity to be successful in a college environment. With that in mind our admissions staff evaluates each application individually.
We also understand that some students may have an excellent GPA but may struggle with standardized tests (or vice versa), or perhaps you had a difficult semester due to external circumstances. This is why your essay is important to us; it is your chance to tell us more about yourself than just your grades and test scores.
At this time financial assistance is NOT AVAIALABLE for BCE students.
Once accepted, tuition is due in full within two weeks to assure students a place in the program. Instructions on how to pay are provided as part of the admissions communication.
Most credits are transferrable to other institutions, but it is up to the discretion of each institution to determine whether credit will be given.
Yes, in past summers students have visited colleges and universities in the New England area on a weekly basis. Such visits have included Harvard University, M.I.T., Brown University, Tufts University, Boston University, and Northeastern University.
Student enroll in the for-credit Boston College Experience Students will meet on a regular basis with academic advisors in the Woods College of Advancing Studies, and they can also seek out aid from their resident assistants throughout the program as needed.
Yes. We consider curfew to be the time by which students must be in the residence hall. Sunday - Thursday the curfew is 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday the curfew is 11:00pm. All students must be in their rooms by 12:00 AM.
Students may leave campus but must notify a BCE staff member of their destination prior to leaving campus and must be accompanied by at least two other students.
Parents may visit their student during their program but must notify the BCE Program On-Call staff if they will be taking the student off-campus.
Students can visit relatives or family friends but must complete the check out process with the Program On-Call staff one business day in advance. We strongly encourage students to remain on-campus with their peers for the duration of the program, as the six weeks do pass quickly.
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