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Untitled Document Courses transferred in from other institutions can be used to fulfill Major Requirements at Boston College. Some courses for individual majors must be taken at Boston College, regardless of whether or not they were taken at a previous institution. Students should refer to the individual department sites for more information about specific requirements.

In most instances, courses are evaluated first by the Office of Transfer Admission to determine their admissibility under Boston College's credit evaluation system. Acceptable courses that could potentially be used to fulfill major requirements generally must be evaluated ("slotted") by individual departments. This process takes place after admission and continues throughout a student's advising period.

Students who matriculate to Boston College should arrange to provide course descriptions and/or course syllabi to the Office of Transfer Admission and/or individual academic departments if requested to do so. This will enable administrative staff and faculty to make fair and timely decisions, thus making one's transition to Boston College that much smoother.



THE COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
  • Students in the College of Arts & Sciences must complete 96 of 120 credits in liberal arts areas.
  • Students in the College of Arts & Sciences must also meet a foreign language requirement.
Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental/Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Application to these programs of study is only open to students who are applying to begin their sophomore year. Applicants who have completed more than one year (two semesters) of full-time study at another institution cannot apply for the Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental/Pre-Veterinary program of study at Boston College.
  • Because our Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental/Pre-Veterinary Committee requires that at least half of the required courses for entrance to medical school (2 biology, 4 chemistry, 2 physics, 2 math, and 2 English) be taken at Boston College, students who have been enrolled elsewhere for more than one year will have completed too much coursework to be considered for our program.
THE CARROLL SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT
  • The Carroll School of Management (CSOM) is accredited by AACSB International (The Association of Advanced Collegiate Schools of Business). Students from sending institutions that do not hold the same professional accreditation may transfer only Accounting I and II, Macro and Micro Economic Principles, Business Law I, Statistics I, and Computer Science credits.
  • Students in the Carroll School of Management must also meet a foreign language requirement.
  • The Admission Committee looks for candidates with strong math backgrounds when considering applicants to the CSOM.
THE CONNELL SCHOOL OF NURSING
  • Candidates for the Connell School of Nursing should have completed Anatomy and Physiology I and II and Life Science Chemistry prior to applying.
  • Transferred courses may be used to fulfill Boston College Core Requirements, the pre-nursing sciences (including Microbiology) and up to three electives.
THE LYNCH SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
  • Lynch School of Education students complement their certification with an interdisciplinary major in the College of Arts & Sciences.
  • Students seeking double majors may be required to spend an extra semester to complete student teaching and state certification requirements in both fields.
  • Students transferring from programs of study that did not specialize in education may lose time toward graduation because of course prerequisites and practicum requirements in the Lynch School of Education.

Courses transferred in from other institutions can be used to fulfill Major Requirements at Boston College. Some courses for individual majors must be taken at Boston College, regardless of whether or not they were taken at a previous institution. Students should refer to the individual department sites for more information about specific requirements.

In most instances, courses are evaluated first by the Office of Transfer Admission to determine their admissibility under Boston College's credit evaluation system. Acceptable courses that could potentially be used to fulfill major requirements generally must be evaluated ("slotted") by individual departments. This process takes place after admission and continues throughout a student's advising period.

Students who matriculate to Boston College should arrange to provide course descriptions and/or course syllabi to the Office of Transfer Admission and/or individual academic departments if requested to do so. This will enable administrative staff and faculty to make fair and timely decisions, thus making one's transition to Boston College that much smoother.


THE COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

  • Students in the College of Arts & Sciences must complete 96 of 120 credits in liberal arts areas.
  • Students in the College of Arts & Sciences must also meet a foreign language requirement.

Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental/Pre-Veterinary Studies

It is often difficult to transfer into Boston College with the intention to apply to Medical, Dental or Veterinary School due to the rigor and sequencing of entrance requirements.  Students should carefully consider options and outcomes as they look at transferring. It should be noted that at least half of the courses required for medical school (2 Biology, 4 Chemistry, 2 Physics, 2 Math, 2 English and 2 Social Science) must be taken at BC in order to receive a committee letter of recommendation for graduate studies from the Boston College Pre-Health Committee. Students transferring in that do not meet this requirement will be be eligible only for a Department Chair letter of recommendation rather than a full committee review.

THE CARROLL SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

  • The Carroll School of Management (CSOM) is accredited by AACSB International (The Association of Advanced Collegiate Schools of Business). Students from sending institutions that do not hold the same professional accreditation may transfer only Accounting I and II, Macro and Micro Economic Principles, Business Law I, Statistics I, and Computer Science credits.
  • Students in the Carroll School of Management must also meet a foreign language requirement.
  • The Admission Committee looks for candidates with strong math backgrounds when considering applicants to the CSOM.

THE CONNELL SCHOOL OF NURSING

  • Candidates for the Connell School of Nursing should have completed Anatomy and Physiology I and II, General Chemistry with lab, and Statistics before enrolling as a sophomore in the Connell School of Nursing.
  • Transferred courses may be used to fulfill Boston College Core Requirements, the pre-nursing sciences, and up to three electives.
  • Nursing students may only enroll in the fall semester (March application) and must enter as sophomores.

THE LYNCH SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

  • Lynch School of Education students complement their certification with an interdisciplinary major in the College of Arts & Sciences.
  • Students seeking double majors may be required to spend an extra semester to complete student teaching and state certification requirements in both fields.
  • Students transferring from programs of study that did not specialize in education may lose time toward graduation because of course prerequisites and practicum requirements in the Lynch School of Education.