May Checklist

Welcome to the Student Services Monthly Checklist.

Highlights for May include Coronavirus FAQs and reminders for graduating seniors.

The Office of Student Services wishes you and your family all the best during these difficult times. Stay safe!

Action Items

Read the Coronavirus FAQs.

Visit the Coronavirus FAQs page for more information regarding refunds, loan exit interviews, student employment, financial aid, registration, and pass/fail policy for the spring 2020 semester. This page will be expanded and updated on a necessary and frequent basis.

Contact your academic recorder immediately to resolve any graduation clearance issue (graduating seniors).

Please reach out to the appropriate academic contact:

  • MCAS (undergrad): Terry Lepore
  • CSOM (undergrad), CSON, Lynch (undergrad), and WCAS: Marika Cerbone
  • CSOM (grad), MCAS (grad), BCSSW, Lynch (grad), STM: Karen Livingston

Note: if you elect to take a course pass/fail this semester that is fulfilling a requirement, those courses may temporarily drop to the bottom of your audit. The Office of Student Services will be monitoring this and substituting those courses back to their original slot. There is no need to call about this issue.

Diplomas will be mailed to spring 2020 graduates.

Details on address verification will be sent soon via e-mail to all students scheduled to graduate in May.

Learn what happens to your e-mail and other computing services (graduating seniors).

Visit the ITS Leaving BC page for more information.

Set up e-mail forwarding (graduating students).

Boston College offers lifetime e-mail forwarding where students can keep one @bc.edu e-mail address. For information on how to setup e-mail forwarding, visit the Keeping Your BC E-mail Address after Graduating page. All other BC Services for Graduating Students (BC Google account, www.bc.edu/myservices, network access, and all other BC services) will be available until October 1. Students will receive an e-mail reminder one month before they lose access.

Note the withdrawal deadline.

The last date to withdraw from a course without a "W" was April 9 at noon (EDT).

The last date to withdraw from a course with a "W" or to withdraw from the University is April 30 at noon (EDT).

Drops and withdrawals at this point will not result in a cancellation of tuition.

Complete course evaluations.

Non-Law students who complete all of their evaluations will have access to their grades beginning May 5. Boston College Law School course evaluations opened April 22; all other course evaluations open April 29. Please complete your course evaluations by May 13 at 11:00 p.m. Visit the Course Evaluations page for more information.

Register for the summer 2020 semester.

Visit the Summer Registration page for more information.

Taking a Boston Theological Interreligious Consortium course?

Students who plan to register for a Boston Theological Interreligious Consortium course either at BC or at a BTI institution may do so in mid-May and should refer to the BTI website www.bostontheological.org for more information.

If you have not already, review your student account at www.bc.edu/myservices.

All balances are now due in full. Unresolved accounts may delay the mailing of transcripts and diplomas for graduating students and prevent drop/add for returning students. Please check your student account and resolve any balances before the end of the semester.

Important note regarding payments: The Office of Student Services is physically closed per order of Governor Baker, and therefore, mail delivery is severely delayed. We encourage U.S. bank holders to use web payments (services.bc.edu/webpayment/), and international payers to use Flywire or Western Union. Payments received through the mail may not be received in time for registration holds to be lifted. If you have any issues, please call or e-mail Student Services.

For online payments, use the e-check option through My Bill. For more information about Flywire and Western Union, visit the Billing page.

If you are experiencing financial difficulty due to the recent events and are unable to pay your balance at this time, please contact Student Services to discuss the situation.

Note the new financial aid document upload website.

You must submit all required documents to www.bc.edu/finaidupload. For more information, visit the Financial Aid Forms page.

Summer job opportunities are on hold until the University returns to normal operations.

Please visit the Coronavirus FAQs page for updates.

Enroll in QuikPAY Payment Plan (undergraduate and Law students).

Enrollment for the QuikPAY Payment Plan (available to undergraduate and Law students only) will begin on May 6 for the 2020–2021 academic year. For more information, visit www.bc.edu/qppp.

Note the returning undergraduate financial aid application deadline.

The priority filing date for the Undergraduate Financial Aid Application was February 1.

For information on how to apply or how to check your application status, visit the Applying for Aid page. Application forms and instructions are available on the Financial Aid Forms page.

Note the financial aid deadlines for graduate and law students.

The priority deadline for graduate and law students wanting summer work study or summer loans was February 3. The priority deadline for academic-year only financial aid was March 2.

For information on how to apply, visit the Applying for Aid page. Application forms and instructions are available on the Financial Aid Forms page.

Sign a Direct Loan Master Promissory Note (if applicable).

Visit the Federal Student Aid website for more information.

Complete Direct Loan Entrance Counseling (if applicable).

Visit the Federal Student Aid website for more information.

Complete Title IV Authorization (if applicable).

Federal regulations require that Title IV funds credited to your student account be applied only to cover allowable charges, unless Boston College obtains authorization to apply these funds to all other charges on your student account. You may submit your authorization electronically at www.bc.edu/myservices. For more information, visit the Billing page.

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