Visiting Students

PLEASE NOTE: Students previously enrolled at Boston College (in any school i.e. Morrissey College of Arts & Sciences, Lynch School of Education, etc.) should complete the Visiting Students (Internal) application.

Individuals wishing to attend one semester of undergraduate classes during the day as special undergraduate students should apply to the James A. Woods, S.J., College of Advancing Studies for Visiting Student status. Each applicant is advised during the academic process. Qualified applicants are admitted to specific courses on an individual basis. Please view the Boston College Tuition & Fees for most current undergraduate extra course/per credit cost. 

International students please see all the important information provided on the International Students and Scholars website.

For information about specific course offerings, please view the University's Course Information and Schedule website.  

Please note: You must be accepted as a visiting student prior to registration. Please see application information below.

Visiting Students cannot self-register in advance of the start of the semester.  After an application has been completed and acceptance has been granted, Visiting Students must obtain a registration form either in person at the Woods College office in St. Mary's Hall South or by printing off the Registration form.  Students must take the form to the academic departments offering the courses desired to obtain stamped authorization for each individual course, and bring the completed form with stamped approval to the Woods College office for registration.

Application Information


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


Fall Enrollment
August 1
Spring Enrollment
December 1

Online Application

Academic transcripts

Please submit an official transcript from your home institution.



To be uploaded to your online Application Form

Please submit a personal statement.

Application Fee

Application fee: $45 (to be paid as part of the online application)

  • Check or money order payable to Boston College.
  • Please do not send cash.


Visiting Student Certification Form

Visiting student applicants must submit the Visiting Student Certification form, which should be completed by your current institution.  (Please note: students with a previous bachelor's degree are not required to submit this form).

International Students

International applicants will need to submit the following additional materials:

  • International Visiting Student Certification form
  • Declaration and Certification of Finances form (DCF) for Visiting Students
  • Official translation of Transcript, if not in English
  • Official iBT TOEFL score report, minimum score must be 100 (ETS code 3276)
  • Notarized Bank Statement
International applicants seeking a visa should apply at least 3 months prior to their intended start term.



Program or Application Questions?

For more information, fill out this online form or find the appropriate name on our contact page.