The Associate Deans for the incoming first-year class (Class of 2026) and transfer students would like to welcome you to the Heights. We are looking forward to supporting you as you begin your time in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences.
If you have any questions about advising and course registration this summer, please email email@example.com.
On behalf of Fr. Greg Kalscheur, S.J., Dean, I am delighted to welcome you to Boston College!
Your years at BC will provide opportunities for you to grow intellectually, spiritually, and socially. Here you will find a college dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge through active engagement in the classroom and through service to others within and beyond our campus. I encourage you to embrace the many possibilities that are ahead of you. This is, after all, precisely what an authentic Catholic and Jesuit university is all about.
We are pleased to dedicate this webpage to the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences Class of 2026. Here you will find the necessary academic detail to help prepare for orientation and the start of the fall 2022 semester. I encourage you to engage in the enterprise of scholarship right away. In other words, acquaint yourself with all that BC–your university–has to offer. It is important to stay informed by full participation in the orientation activities and be sure to ask questions when you have them. The future belongs to those who prepare for it!
I hope that you enjoy the summer recess and take the time to celebrate your many accomplishments. We eagerly await your welcome arrival on The Heights.
Joseph B. Desciak, Ph.D.
Class of 2026
Welcome Transfer Students!
On behalf of the Morrissey College, I extend a warm welcome to our transfer students.
We are very glad you have decided to join us here on the Heights. As transfer students, you have already begun the Jesuit process of discernment in your education, which includes attentiveness, reflection and loving action. We are here to support you as you continue this process on our campus.
I encourage you to explore the many resources that are available through this website, as you prepare for your designated Orientation Session on July 24-26. Your faculty advisor and the Academic Advising Center staff will help you continue to make thoughtful decisions around course planning and registration. We look forward to answering your questions, and making you feel at home on this next stage of your journey.
Enjoy a well-earned summer break, and I look forward to welcoming you personally in a few weeks.
Treseanne K. Ainsworth, Ph.D.
Class of 2025 & Transfer Students
Before you arrive for your on-campus Orientation Session, you will need to have completed the following:
On Monday and Tuesday of your Orientation Session, you will have the opportunity to meet with a faculty advisor to discuss your academic interests and plan for course registration. If you have any questions about degree requirements, AP scores, majors, etc, please bring them to your meeting on Monday.
Monday: Meet with your assigned summer faculty advisor in a small group to review your degree requirements and begin your course selection and planning process.
Tuesday: You will sit with your faculty advisor in Lyons Hall and register for your Fall 2022 courses. You will also have the opportunity to connect with various on-campus resources and departments to discuss proper course/level placement, living and learning communities, etc.
Note: In most cases, the schedule you put together on Tuesday of your Orientation Session will not be your final schedule. You will have from August 1st-September 7th to make as many changes to your schedule as seats in courses continue to open/close.
Your course registration window will be open from Tuesday morning of your Orientation Session until Friday at 3:00pm ET. After this time, no further changes can be made to your schedule until early August.
Starting on August 1, 2022, you will be able to add and drop courses on your own on EagleApps until the add/drop deadline on Wednesday, September 7th. If you are accessing EagleApps from an off-campus location, remember that you will need to connect to BC VPN.
Seats in previously closed courses often open up during this period so you can add any open, unrestricted course to your schedule. The Academic Advising Center will also host drop-in advising hours from August 29 - September 7th if you need help making adjustments to your schedule.
Note: Seats in some courses will be reserved for students attending Orientation Session 7 in August.
You will be able to add and drop courses on your own via EagleApps until the end of the add/drop period (September 7, 2022). Seats in previously closed courses often open up during this period so you can add any open, unrestricted course to your schedule.
The Academic Advising Center will also host drop-in advising hours during the add/drop period if you need help making adjustments to your schedule.
Most of your questions can be answered below or during your meeting with your summer academic advisor on Monday of your orientation session. If you have additional questions, please email our team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions about summer courses, acceleration, advanced standing, and other academic policies, please refer to the Academic Policies page.
You may satisfy a Core requirement with a qualifying score on AP, IB, and other exams. For a full list of exams and qualifying scores, visit the Advanced Placement page.
On Monday of your Orientation Session:
On Tuesday of your Orientation Session:
It is expected that all students view the EagleApps video tutorials provided by Student Services before they arrive to campus for their Orientation Session.
Students who need to enroll in a language course to either further their language studies or to fulfill the MCAS language proficiency requirement may need to take a placement exam. Each language/department has their own process and can assist you with proper placement.
All students in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences must demonstrate intermediate-level proficiency in a modern or classical language in order to graduate. You can demonstrate proficiency in any of the following three ways:
AP/IB Test Scores: You can demonstrate proficiency by receiving a qualifying score on an accepted exam, including Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate.
Completion of Coursework: You must complete the second semester of an intermediate-level modern or classical language course or complete one modern or classical language course beyond the intermediate level. You cannot take foreign language courses on a pass/fail basis until you have completed the University’s language proficiency requirement. Language courses count as MCAS electives. The University currently offers the following courses fulfilling the language proficiency requirement: Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Greek (Classical and Modern), Hebrew, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Persian (Farsi), Portuguese, Russian, Spanish.
Native proficiency: Students seeking to satisfy the language requirement by documentation of native proficiency should do so no later than fall semester of sophomore year. Postponement can result in a delayed graduation. Documentation of native proficiency ordinarily assumes evidence of post-elementary school education in the native language.