Tuition & Registration
April 1, 2020 Update:
Boston College has moved all Summer Session 1 courses online (except science labs which have been cancelled), and all courses will be ASYNCHRONOUS. Summer Session 1 will start May 13 and end June 26.
Summer Session 2 will start June 29 and end August 14. MOST courses will be fully online (except science labs which have been cancelled) and ASYNCHRONOUS; there may be some ongound options but this has not yet been determined**. Please check back often for updates.
** We cannot guarantee every course scheduled to run will be moved online.
Due to evolving circumstances surrounding the COIVD19 outbreak, official registration for Summer 1 has been postponed and will open on Monday, April 6, 2020 at 12:00 PM. Registration will proceed with the normal process then. Please note:
- If your program of study is affected by any of these changes, we strongly suggest you reach out to your academic advisor for help during this transition.
- These changes do NOT affect Fall semester registration.
- Graduate registration began on April 1, 2020 as originally scheduled.
Undergraduate tuition for Summer 2020 is $904.00 per credit.
Each registration incurs a $45.00 fee.
After April 5th, current Boston College students may submit their Summer registration requests for undergraduate summer courses only through this LINK
Students may take no more than twelve credits in a single summer. For full regulations, please see the Student Services Summer Registration page.
Summer Session registration requests will be managed on a first-come-first-served basis within fall registration appointment times. Once students submit their course preferences, the Student Services office will register them for their choices when registration for the summer term opens AND their fall semester registration appointments have passed. Your course choices will be noted in our system and will appear on your Agora Portal schedule after thatl. Tuition and relevant fees will be billed to your Agora account in early May.
Please note, submission of summer course registration requests indicates your intention to participate in the summer term and your acceptance of any tuition and fees incurred. You must formally drop any course which you decide not to attend BEFORE the course begins.
After Pre-Registration/Registration, you must use this form to DROP a course for which you already registered. If you wish to ADD a course, please submit the registration form (above) again with only the NEW COURSE information. If you have NOT already indicated your desire to register, do NOT use this form, but rather use the registration link above.
New/Non-BC students may submit their registration requests for undergraduate courses only through this link.
Boston College does not issue visas for international students to attend Summer Session courses outside of their enrollment in a Boston College degree program.
Summer Session pre-registration and registration requests will be managed on a first-come-first-served basis. Once you have submitted your course requests, you will receive a confirmation of receipt as well as additional information and instructions from Boston College on how to access your Boston College student accounts, including critical information about how to activate and monitor your BC email, since that will be the ONLY way BC will communicate with you after registration.
Pre-registration and Registratin course choices will be noted in our system. Students will then be registered and courses will appear on their BC student’s account (Agora Portal) Course Schedule section beginning in early April. Tuition and relevant fees will be billed to the Agora financial account in early May. Students will receive an email from Boston College at that time to their BC email address explaining how to pay for tuition and fees. It is very important to activate and check the BC email regularly to be sure not to miss important updates.
Please note, submission of summer course pre-registration and/or registration requests indicates a firm intention to participate in the summer term and the student's acceptance of any tuition and fees incurred. Students must formally drop any course which they decide not to attend BEFORE the course begins.
After Pre-Registration/Registration, you must use this form to DROP a course from an existing registration ONLY. If you wish to ADD another course, you must submit another Registration request as above. If you have NOT already indicated your desire to register, do NOT use this form, but rather use the registration link above.
Tuition and fees will be posted to your student account in April and can be viewed and paid through the Agora portal. All fees and tuition charges are due and payable in full upon receipt of invoice.
New/Non BC students: You will be notified via your BC email that your tuition invoice is available at which time you may pay via e-check or credit card through the BC Agora portal.
Continuing Woods College students: You will pay via the Agora portal as per the usual payment process.
Students are responsible for the tuition for all courses for which they have registered.
If a student drops a course before the 2nd class meeting of a face-to-face on-campus or hybrid course OR before the end of the first week (Sunday) of an on-line course, no record is maintained. Students dropping a course before the second class meeting will receive a 100% refund of tuition and fees.
A removal request occuring after the second class meeting of an on campus or hybrid course OR after the end of the first week of a fully online course, is considered a Withdrawal - a grade of W is recorded on the student’s transcript and no academic credit is granted. There are no refunds for students withdrawing from a course after the second class meeting of that course, or after the first full week for online courses.
Course withdrawal requests must be received by the Summer Session Office prior to the final scheduled class meeting for face-to-face on-campus and hybrid courses, or by the first day of the final week (Monday) of on-line courses.
All withdrawal requests must be processed by the Summer Session Office either through THIS FORM or in person at St. Mary's Hall.
Please note: non attendance is not considered dropping or withdrawing from a course. The student will be responsibile for 100% of the fees and tuition charged if a formal request is not submitted according to the process and timeline above.
An Audit is considered a fee, and there is no refund for a student who withdraws from a course taken for Audit. Students may not change a course registration from credit to audit status, or vice versa.
Students may not take summer courses Pass/Fail; BC students may not take courses for Audit.
Agora Portal Access
Students must use the Agora Portal to access important resources such as the Canvas learning platform for course syllabi and assignments (if activated by your professor). It is also where student can view and pay tuition and fees*, access course schedules, classroom assignments and final grades, request official transcripts, and add funds to the Eagle One Card.
Visit the Agora Portal: Input your username and use the eight-digit Eagle ID number (both provided to you in your Welcome email) as your temporary password (no spaces, no dashes); you will then be prompted to create a new, permanent password.
Once in Agora, go to the "My Services" tab to activate your BC email account. At this point you will be required to create a secondary BC password, (which must be different from your Agora password).
*All Boston College students must access their bills and grades through Agora. No paper bills or grades are mailed. Summer Courses will appear on the student account in early april and tuition and fees will be applied in early May. Please be sure to check your BC email regularly for updates.
Eagle One Card
Your official Boston College ID card (optional) allows you access to facilities and services all over campus including computer labs, libraries, and the Recreational Complex. Open an Eagle-One account and you'll be able to make purchases at on-campus restaurants, vending & snack machines, bookstores, and at certain off-campus merchants. If you choose to get an Eagle-One card a $45  fee will be billed to your student account.
For more information please visit Office of Student Services: Eagle ID Cards (If asked for login, click 'cancel', and a non-secure version of the page will open.)
If you plan to live on campus, housing will be available between May 13th and August 19th. Applications can be completed via the Agora Portal. More details and instructions may be found on the Summer Housing - Residential Life website.
Parking on Campus
All students parking on Boston College campuses are required to have parking permits at all hours. A 2020 summer permit costs approx. $310, or by the week at approx. $81/wk.
Permits are valid Monday through Friday and on weekends. All students must use the AGORA portal to obtain a permit and must display the decal on their windshield. Please contact the Office of Student Services (617-552-3300) with any questions, or visit Home: Transportation and Parking for additional information.