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.
In-person Fall registration is held from Wednesday, August 21 through Friday, August 24, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in St. Mary's Hall South, and Monday, August 26, from 9 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
In addition, registration will be held in the Heights Room, Corcoran Commons for 2 hours, between 8 - 10 a.m., on Monday August 26.
Fall classes begin Monday, August 26, 2019.
In-person Spring registration is held from Thursday, January 2, through Thursday, January 9, 9 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, January 10, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in St. Mary's Hall South, Ground Floor.
Spring classes begin Monday, January 13, 2020.
Massachusetts State Law requires that all students who are registering for 9 or more credits show proof of satisfactory immunizations. 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.
Annual mandatory Massachusetts medical insurance will be announced soon. If you enroll in 9 or more credits per semester you will automatically be enrolled in the Boston College Insurance Plan. Students who wish to waive the BC Insurance Plan electronically must do so through AGORA accordoing to the deadlines set forth on the Student Services Medical Insurance web page.
All fees and tuition charges are due when courses begin.
Fees are not refundable; no refunds are made to auditors. Not attending classes, stopping payment on a registration check or a registration check being returned by the bank does not constitute withdrawal and full charges are due. Upon recept 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.
||100% tuition refund and no record kept|
|Sept 7||Jan 25||80% tuition refund|
||60% tuition refund|
|Sept 21||Feb 8||40% tuition refund|
||Feb 15||20% tuition refund|
The Student Guide details the withdrawal procedures and the refund schedule of 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.
Please mail transcripts to:
Woods College of Advancing Studies Admissions Office
St. Mary's Hall South
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Please submit an official transcript from your home institution.
Please submit a personal statement.
Application fee: $45 (to be paid as part of the online application)
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).