How to Apply

Find your program.

Review the application requirements.

Start your application on the program page.

Boston College Alumni and Current Students:
Your BC transcript must be formally requested from the Office of Student Services and submitted to the Woods College. Woods cannot request or access transcripts independently. 

Submit your application. 

Questions about your application or received materials? Log in to the application portal to see which materials have been received and are pending.

Bachelor's Degrees

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and candidates should apply by the deadlines listed below for preferred consideration.

  • August 1st for fall enrollment
  • December 1st for spring enrollment
  • April 15th for summer enrollment

Applications will be accepted and reviewed after preferred deadlines. Students are strongly encouraged to apply.

Undergraduate Certificates

  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for fall and spring enrollments.
  • For details on the admission requirements and to start your application, visit the page for your specific program.
     

Master's Degrees

Undergraduate degrees must be conferred from an institution with regional accreditation.

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Graduate Certificates

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for fall and spring enrollments.

For details on the admission requirements and to start your application, visit the page for your specific program.

Undergraduate degrees must be conferred from an institution with regional accreditation.

Transfer Students

Learn about the Bachelor’s degree programs offered by The Woods College of Advancing Studies at Boston College.

Online Virtual Office Hours offered weekly on Fridays from 1:30-2:30pm

https://bccte.zoom.us/j/2668260907

Nondegree Students

For details on the admission requirements and to start your application, visit the page for your specific program.

Visiting Students

For details on the admission requirements and to start your application, visit the page for your specific program.

Questions?

Our Admissions Counselors can help

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Anna Hughes
Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Phone: (617) 552-1737
Email: anna.hughes@bc.edu

Schedule an Appointment

Appointments are available Monday-Friday. 

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Michael Campitelli
Associate Director of Graduate Admissions

Phone: (617) 552-3497
Email: 
michael.campitelli@bc.edu

Schedule an Appointment

Appointments are available Monday-Friday.

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Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 

Deadlines

Fall Enrollment
August 1
Spring Enrollment
December 1
Summer Enrollment
April 15
Rolling Admission
After deadlines, as space permits.

Application

Start Your Application - Undergraduate

Start Your Application - Graduate

If you are mailing hard copies of application materials, please send them to:

Boston College
Woods College of Advancing Studies Admissions Office
St. Mary's Hall South
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

*Current Woods College Undergraduate degree students interested in adding a certificate to their plan of study should not use the online application. 

Declare your certificate here

 

Academic Transcripts

Submit the following:

  • Official high school degree or official GED transcript
  • Official college/university transcripts of previously attended schools

Please mail transcripts to:

Boston College
Woods College of Advancing Studies Admissions Office
St. Mary's Hall South
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Please note: For a transcript to be official, it must be sent directly from your home institution either by mail to the Woods College or electronically via a transcript transmission service. Opened or emailed transcripts from the applicant are considered unofficial.

If your academic institution provides electronic transcripts please indicate wcasadm@bc.edu as the recipient.

Applicants whose Native language is not English are required to demonstrate English language proficiency, for required scores, visit our International Student page.

International Student page

Essays

To be uploaded to your online Application Form.

Please submit two essays by responding to two of the topics listed below.  The essays should be typewritten, double-spaced, and each essay should be limited to 500 – 750 words in length.  The essays are important to the Admissions Committee as they allow the committee to assess your personal goals, your reasons for choosing the program to which you are applying, your commitment to your educational goals, and your writing ability.  The essays must be uploaded as part of your on-line application.

  1. Discuss your reason(s) for applying to the BA program at the Woods College of Advancing Studies at this time. Support your reasons with specific examples.
  2. Discuss your academic goals and how they apply to your planned career and/or life goals.
  3. Describe a life changing experience that had a significant personal impact on you. Please include details about the situation (which could be positive or negative), and what were the lessons learned.

Application Fee

Application fee:

Undergraduate Programs: $45

Graduate Programs: $60

Paid through online application.

Recommendations

Two Letters of Recommendation

Letters must be sent directly from recommender either through online application portal or directly to Woods College.  We will not accept letters that are not in a sealed envelope mailed directly from recommender or emailed directly from recommender. 

Please note: Letters of recommendations should be provided by Professional or Academic recommenders.

International Students

1. Demonstrated English Language Proficiency required (minimum TOEFL score of 90-100)

For additional information about scores, visit our International Student page.

2. Interview

For all international students and non-native English speakers, interviews are conducted as part of the application process.

The purpose of the interview is for the admission committee to gain a better sense of an applicant and how the program fits his or her academic and vocational needs. Additionally, the interview provides the committee an opportunity to assess a student’s specific information and to address the unique needs one may have in transitioning to Boston College.  The interview will last no more than 15 minutes.  Interviews will only be scheduled once an application has been submitted.

3. Transcript Evaluation

All students who have, or are currently attending, an institution outside of the United States must provide a detailed, course-by-course transcript evaluation indicating the following:

For BA applicants: conferral of a secondary school degree that is equivalent to a U.S. high school’s degree from an accredited institution.

For MS applicants: conferral of an undergraduate degree that is equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

This evaluation is not just an English translation, but a document provided by an accredited evaluating agency that shows all grades, course titles, credit hours, United States degree equivalency, grade-point average (GPA), and date of degree conferral.
This detailed, course-by-course transcript evaluation must be submitted to complete the application.

Please request a detailed, course-by-course transcript evaluation for all international institutions where a degree was conferred from one of the following agencies:

Educational Credential Evaluators
P.O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470

www.ece.org

Center for Educational Documentation
P.O. Box 170116
Boston, MA 02117

www.cedevaluations.com

World Education Services Inc.
P.O. Box 5087
Bowling Green Station
New York, NY 10274-5087

www.wes.org

 

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid Process Page

Osher Scholarship Program for Returning Adult Students

This is a tuition-only scholarship available to Woods College students enrolled in the undergraduate degree program.  In order to apply, students must meet the following qualifications:

  • Have experienced a cumulative gap in education of five or more years
  • Are pursuing their first bachelor's degree
  • Anticipate workforce participation for a significant period of time after receiving a degree
  • Demonstrate financial need

Osher Scholarship Info

Questions

Schedule an appointment with an admissions counselor through our online calendar. 

Online Calendar

Upcoming Admission Events & Information Sessions