Students who are graduating in May of 2019 should fill out the graduation clearance form before February 1, 2019
For more information on graduation, please check out the graduation policies section of our Academic Policies website.
Please note: Registration for Undergraduate day students and Visiting Students will open January 14th, 2019 and take place in the Heights Room, Corcoran Commons.
All continuing Woods College students register online; use this link to get the UIS registration software and instructions for registering. Students should also pay their bill online through the Agora portal.
All Woods students in a degree program are required to meet with their assigned academic advisor prior to registering for courses. Students may schedule an advising appointment online. The Agora Course Information & Schedule pages provide details to make your course selection process more seamless, and please be aware that it is important to consult your advisor and UIS to be sure the course is available.
All new Woods College degree and non-degree students must complete the appropriate online application for admission. After completing the application process and gaining acceptance, new students should use their BC Credentials (Password and Eagle ID #) to register directly online. Use this link to get the UIS registration software and instructions for registering. If you do not know your credentials or having difficulty logging on, please contact the BC Help Desk at email@example.com or 617-552-HELP.
** Visiting students or Undergraduate day students may register for Spring 2019 Woods College of Advancing Studies courses beginning Monday, January 14th at 8 a.m. Registration will be in the Heights Room, Corcoran Commons for Monday morning only, after which time registration will take place in the Woods College office in St. Mary's Hall South.
ONLINE COURSE OFFERINGS
The Woods College offers several online course options at both the Undergraduate and Graduate Levels. Please note that Woods College students and non-degree students in the Woods College are able to take our online courses.
* * At present, no day-school students may take online courses for credit. * *
All students who are registering for three or more courses a semester must have proof of immunization against hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, and tetanus on file at Boston College. For more information please visit University Health Services. Failure to show proof of immunization within 30 days from the first day of class will result in a block on your registration and a non-refundable administrative late fee of $65 will be charged to your student account.
All new students must complete the meningitis vaccination form or submit a signed waiver. Immunization forms are available at www.bc.edu/healthservices.
The required Massachusetts medical insurance for 2018-19 will be announced soon. For more complete information and waiver deadlines see the Student Guide, General Information page; or go to the Medical Insurance webpage.
Massachusetts State Law mandates that ALL STUDENTS IN A DEGREE PROGRAM will be automatically charged for medical insurance regardless of the number of credit hours for which they are registered.
Non-Degree students registered for three or more courses will also be automatically charged for medical insurance. Students have the option of participating in the Boston College plan or completing a waiver through AGORA. The waiver must include specific insurance information of comparable coverage. Students who do not submit a waiver will be automatically billed for the Massachusetts Medical Insurance. Waivers must be submitted each year. The deadline to submit a waiver and medical insurance waiver forms can be found at www.bc.edu/studentservices.
Tuition for Woods College undergraduate and graduate programs can be found here. Registration fee each semester is $25.
All fees and tuition charges are due when courses begin.
Fees are not refundable; no refunds are made to auditors. Not attending classes, informing a professor of intent to withdraw without submitting a withdrawal to the college, stopping payment on a registration check or a registration check being returned by the bank, do not constitute withdrawal and full charges are due. Upon receipt of written notice of withdrawal from a course the tuition refunded is prorated. Fax number is 617-552-8404. There are no refunds beyond this schedule.
After the add/drop deadline passes, students can withdraw from a course by submitting a withdrawal form to the college. When a student withdraws from a course, a grade of “W” is assigned and no academic credit is granted for the course. Tuition may be partially refunded when a student withdraws (see refund schedule in the academic calendar), but the student is responsible for paying all tuition due until the withdrawal is submitted. The following do not constitute a withdrawal from a Woods College course:
To withdraw from a course, please contact your academic advisor. Students may not withdraw from courses after the withdrawal deadline and will receive a final grade for all registered courses. Find withdrawal deadlines on the academic calendar.
The Academic Policies section (link below) details the withdrawal procedures and the refund schedule of Woods courses, including the six week courses.
Boston College reserves the right to change or withdraw offerings if necessary and alter fees and charges from those published on this site without prior notice.
The pursuit of knowledge proceeds only when scholars take responsibility and receive credit for their work. Recognition of individual contributions to knowledge and of the intellectual property of others builds trust within the University and encourages the sharing of ideas that is essential to scholarship. Similarly, the educational process requires that individuals present their own ideas and insights for evaluation, critique, and eventual reformulation. Presentation of others' work as one's own is not only intellectual dishonesty, but also undermines the educational process.
All WCAS students in a degree program are required to meet with an advisor once a semester, and all degree students have an assigned advisor. Advising appointments are available Monday through Friday.
Students who are not currently in a degree program are also welcome to speak with an advisor regarding course selection, and to obtain more information about degree programs available at the Woods College.
Academic Advising Center: The Connors Family Learning Center in the O'Neill Library offers tutorial assistance. Contact the Center for specific schedules.
Academic advising is available to all Woods College students. Students are invited to explore their unique strengths and realistically assess limitations to best utilize their own resources.
All advising sessions and outcomes are confidential. Issues discussed in counseling are not disclosed and are not part of a student’s college record.
To make an appointment with your academic advisor to speak on the phone or in person, contact the Woods College office at 617-552-3900, or visit us at St. Mary's Hall South, ground floor. Appointments are available mornings, afternoons and evenings.
CAREER PLANNING SERVICES
Career opportunities don't just happen. It takes planning, foresight and initiative. Utilize the resources on campus; skilled and competent professionals are prepared to help one take charge.
The Boston College Career Center serves all students: day, evening, graduate and alumni. Services include:
Corporate Information. On-line resources, brochures and pamphlets describing specific companies and school systems are available in the Career Center.
Recruiting Information and Interviews. Each fall the Career Center publishes information on resume construction and interview procedures. Interested students should register at the Career Center and sign up for interviews with recruiters. Available company information and the Placement Manual offers up-to-date information for the interview.
The Boston College Bookstore is located on the first floor of McElroy Commons. Regular bookstore hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For specific information please telephone 617-552-3520.
A shuttle bus runs every 20 minutes during the day; every half hour at night until midnight. It stops at various locations on the edge of campus, then continues its route to Cleveland Circle and the Newton Campus. There is no charge.
Shuttle bus schedule.
Career Center assists students, alumni and staff in finding internships and jobs, making career choices, choosing a major and considering graduate school.
Change of Address
Students are urged to keep the Woods College of Advancing Studies Office informed of any changes in home address, business address or telephone numbers during the semester.
Grades and other important communications may be delayed through failure to make the necessary changes.
The Information Technology Services Help Center, is located in O'Neill Library. The facility includes a technology Help Desk in Room 248, multimedia software and hardware located in O'Neill 205, computers with general productivity and research software are on the third floor behind the Reference Desk, and printers on the first and third floors. Valid BC ID required.
Conners Family Learning Center
The CFLC offers instructional support for faculty and graduate students, special services to students with learning disabilities, and tutoring and skills workshops to all Boston College students.
Carney's is located on the third floor of McElroy Commons. It is open until 7:30 p.m. See the Dining Services website for complete information on dining facilities around campus.
Annual mandatory Massachusetts medical insurance for 2017-2018 is $3088.
Massachusetts State Law mandates that ALL STUDENTS IN A DEGREE PROGRAM will be automatically charged for medical insurance regardless of the number of credit hours for which they are registered.
Also, Non-Degree students registered for three or more courses will also be automatically charged for medical insurance.
Students have the option of participating in the BostonCollege plan or completing a waiver through AGORA. Waivers must be completed every year. All waiver forms must be submitted through the Agora Portal. The waiver must include specific insurance information of comparable coverage. Students who do not submit a waiver will be automatically billed $1283 for the Fall semester and $1805 for the Spring semester for the Massachusetts Medical Insurance. Waivers must be submitted each year. The deadline to submit a waiver is September 22, 2017 for the Fall term, and January 26, 2018 for Spring. Students who do not complete a waiver prior to the deadline are automatically enrolled and charged the student only premium for the Student Blue Plan. Medical insurance waiver forms can be found at www.bc.edu/studentservices.
To view the Student Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan information for 2015-2016, or see the Health Insurance website.
The Health Services Primary Care Center is located in the 2150 COMMONWEALTH AVE building. ENTRANCE TO UHS IS FROM ST. THOMAS MORE ROAD.
The Outpatient Center - Academic Year: Monday–Friday, appointments from 8 AM-4:30 PM. University Breaks (with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter break when UHS is closed): Monday–Friday, appointments from 8:30-4:30. Summer: Monday–Thursday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM, Friday 9:00 AM-3:00 PM.
The Inpatient Unit - During the academic year the unit is open 24 hours a day for inpatient care and for Urgent Evaluations. Vacations per Academic Calendar & Summer: Closed. In a health emergency on campus, the Campus Police should be contacted immediately at 617-552-4444. Extended health services are not available to non-resident students.
Job Opportunities at Boston College
Identification cards can be purchased from the Office of Student Services located in Lyons 101. These cards are required for use of library facilities and for student identification at athletic facilities and events. It is highly recommended that a student keep this card available at all times.
Students and faculty should assume that classes will be held. The severity of snow storms differs in localities. Often by evening the roads are perfectly clear. As a result classes usually go on as scheduled in the Woods College of Advancing Studies. Students must make their own decision as to whether or not they can attend. In the rare event of a crippling storm the cancellation of classes will be announced by radio stations WBZ and WHDH; or students can check www.bc.edu/info, or telephone 617-552-4636.
The Thomas P. O'Neill Library is the primary library resource center. To check out library books, students must use their BC ID card which can be obtained in Office of Student Services, Lyons Hall, Room 101. Hours for all BC Libraries are available on the main BC library hours webpage.
Lost and Found
Lost and Found is located in the Boston College Police Department, 21 Campanella Way, First Floor, 617-552-4440. Part-time students should also check with the building custodian. Articles unclaimed after 30 days are discarded.
Medical Insurance - see Health Insurance, above.
There is a well-lighted parking garage on the lower campus. Parking on the middle campus is restricted to faculty and authorized students. Parking permits and information must be obtained at the Office of Student Services, Lyons Hall. Visitors to the Woods College office in St. Mary's Hall South may park in the Commonwealth Avenue garage.
The William J. Flynn Recreation Complex is the focal point for athletic activities and recreation. The Recreation Complex contains: 1/8 mile track, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, basketball courts, volleyball courts, racquetball and squash courts, 25 yard lap pool, diving pool, heated spa, unisex changing room and saunas. Our Fitness area includes a wide variety of aerobic and resistance equipment. There are over 75 aerobic machines, 25 Nautilus and Body Master strength-training machines and free weights. We have fitness trainers and staff that can help you with your fitness program.
An official Boston College picture ID card is required to use the Recreation Complex. BC picture IDs are issued by the Office of Student Services located in Lyons. Further information about membership, including rates, may be obtained by contacting the Membership Office at 617-552-3035.
Liturgy is offered on class days in Gasson Hall Chapel at noon, and in the Church of St. Ignatius daily at 5:30 p.m, on Saturday at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday vigil, and on Sunday at 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 12 noon and 5:30 p.m.
The Campus Ministry Office is located in McElroy 215. A complete listing of local clergy and detailed information on religious services of many faiths is available there.
For help with Parking Permits, Financial Aid, or other questions concerning auxiliary services at Boston College, see the Student Services website.
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The Health Unit in Cushing Hall is open 24 hours a day. In a health emergency on campus, the Campus Police should be contacted immediately at 617-552-4444. Extended health services are not available to non-resident students
All students enrolled in a degree program, regardless of credit hours, will be automatically enrolled in and billed for the Student Health Insurance Plan.
Boston College will also automatically enroll and charge non-degree students registering at 9 credits or more for the Student Health Insurance Plan. Failure to maintain these credits levels will result in the termination of the mandatory health insurance plan, but not the financial charges. Students are responsible for monitoring their eligibility status.
Students enrolled in a health plan that is comparable to the Boston College-sponsored plan may waive the BC coverage through your Agora Portal account. To provide proof of comparable coverage, a student needs to have information about their current health insurance plan readily available. Incomplete waivers are not processed. The annual cost for 2018-2019 is $3,095. Your student account will be charged $1,288 for coverage from August 7, 2018, through January 10, 2019, and $1,807 for coverage from January 11, 2019, through August 6, 2019. Waivers must be completed every year. All waiver forms must be submitted through the Agora Portal by September 21, 2018 for the Fall and/or for the academic year, and by January 25, 2019 for the spring semester only. Students who do not complete a waiver prior to the deadline are automatically enrolled and charged the student only premium for the Student Blue Plan. Additional information on the Medical Insurance plan can be found at /offices/stserv/financial/medinsurance.html
LOANS, GRANTS. Part-time students are permitted to apply for the Federal Pell Grant Program if enrolled in at least two or more courses each semester of the academic year. This federal program is based on financial need and the federal government deals directly with students and makes awards to all eligible applicants after performing a needs analysis on the budget information submitted. The forms are easy to complete and may be obtained in the Woods College of Advancing Studies office.
SCHOLARSHIPS. A limited number of scholarships are available for Woods College of Advancing Studies students. One in memory of Dean Michael J. Harding, S.J., is a full tuition scholarship for five successive years; and four in memory of President William J. McGarry, S.J., are (a) a full tuition scholarship for five successive years; (b) a full tuition scholarship for two and one half successive years; (c-d) two full tuition scholarships for the first year of study. All scholarships are awarded on the basis of need and demonstrated academic achievement. Scholarship candidates must signify in writing their wish for consideration and must have fulfilled all the requirements of the entrance procedure prior to their request. Recipients must maintain an average of 2.5 to retain a scholarship.
TUITION REMISSION. Full-time employment at Boston College carries tuition remission for some course work. Interested students should contact Human Resources, 129 Lake Street. Many area employers also provide tuition benefits. Students are urged to investigate possibilities within their own companies.
VETERAN'S BENEFITS. The Woods College of Advancing Studies is approved by the Federal Government for the education of veterans, widows of veterans, war orphans, and children of totally disabled veterans. Eligible students should apply through the United States Department of Veterans Affairs in order to obtain a Certificate of Eligibility. Applications can be completed online at http://www.gibill.va.gov or by calling the Department of Veterans Affairs at 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551).
FINANCIAL AID GRADUATE STUDENTS. Loans are basically the only form of aid for graduate students.
DEDUCTIBILITY OF EDUCATIONAL EXPENSES FOR FEDERAL INCOME TAX PURPOSES.
Tuition, fees and related educational expenses, paid by taxpayers primarily for the purpose of maintaining or improving skills required in their employment or other trade or business, may be deductible for Federal Income Tax purposes under Section 162 of the (1994) Internal Revenue Code as permitted by Treasury Decision 6291. Further information may be obtained from the Internal Revenue Service.