BC F1RST College Transition Program
Welcome to Boston College! We are committed to assisting you, and your family, with your transition to Boston College. We are also pleased to offer our support and encouragement during this exciting moment in your life and this extraordinary moment in the history of our university. We are excited that you are considering adding your name to the thousands of students who have completed the BC F1RST College Transition Program and we look forward to welcoming you to your new home and our beautiful campus and community.
The BC F1RST College Transition Program is a two-week long, in-person, residential program. The 2023 BC F1RST College Transition Program will be held from August 6, 2023 to August 20, 2023. The priority deadline for all applicants is April 1, 2023. The regular deadline is May 1, 2023. Program decisions will be confirmed no later than May 15, 2023. We cannot wait to welcome you to the 2023 BC F1RST College Transition Program Cohort at Boston College! If you have any questions about the program, or the application process, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 1, 2023
The BC F1RST College Transition Program (CTP) is a free summer program for first-year, first-generation, and low-income Boston College students. The BC F1RST College Transition Program is designed to ease the transition challenges many incoming college students experience. The program supports first-year students and assists them with the creation and development of relationships with faculty, staff, administrators, and other students that will aid first-year students to be successful at Boston College. Students will develop meaningful, purposeful, and intentional relationships that will enable them to more readily and easily access and utilize university resources, while establishing connections that will sustain them throughout their collegiate career.
Priority Deadline: April 1, 2023
Regular Deadline: May 1, 2023
Program Decisions: May 15, 2023
Participant Confirmation: May 22, 2023
Commitment to Commencement:
Our commitment to you and your family extends well beyond the BC F1RST College Transition Program. You will be supported by the staff of the Learning to Learn Office for the entirety of your collegiate experience at Boston College. The Learning to Learn staff will support you in the following ways:
1. A dedicated advisor who will support your growth and development
2. You will be eligible to participate in the BC F1RST Leadership Symposium
3. Financial Aid counseling and seminars on Financial Literacy
4. You will receive internship and career advice and support
Your acceptance to the BC F1RST College Transition Program is the beginning of our four-year commitment to you and your family. The Learning to Learn staff will be among your greatest supporters at the university. We will be present at the stunning start of your Boston College career and also present at your exciting exit as an alumnus of Boston College!
BC F1RST serves first-generation college students. If you do not identify as a first-generation student, then, unfortunately, you are not eligible to participate in this program.
A first-generation college student is defined as a student whose parent(s)/legal guardian(s) have not completed a bachelor's degree. This means that you are the first in your family to attend a four-year college/university to attain a bachelor's degree.
The application components are as follows:
1. Eligibility Requirements
2. Student Information
3. Essay Component - Please note that you cannot save and return to this application. We suggest that you complete your essay, and save it as a PDF or Word Document before you begin this application.
The deadline to apply for the incoming class of 2027 is May 1, 2023. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Q: What is a first-generation college student?
A: A first-generation college student is defined as a student whose parent(s)/legal guardian(s) have not completed a bachelor's degree. This means that you are the first in your family to attend a four-year college/university to attain a bachelor's degree.
Q: Why was I invited to this program?
A: You were invited to this program based on the information you provided in both your application to Boston College and your FAFSA. These documents showed us that you met our eligibility criteria, and we wanted to invite you to participate in this opportunity.
Q: I am not first-gen and received an invitation. What should I do?
A: Unfortunately, if you are not first-gen, we received your information in error and you cannot participate in the program. Please email the program to let them know you were invited by mistake. This will allow us to correct our information so that we do not contact you further.
Q. When is the application deadline?
A: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The last day to submit an application is May 01, 2023.
Q: What’s the application process?
A: You will be asked to provide some demographic information and write a short essay answering two questions: “Why do you want to participate in BC F1RST? What do you anticipate doing with your college education?”. Participation in the program will be contingent upon your acceptance to Boston College.
Q: When will I know the status of my application?
A: Decisions will be emailed no later than May 15, 2023.
Q: How much does the program cost?
A: The program is free! All costs associated with BC F1RST will be covered by Boston College.
Q: Am I responsible for the cost of transportation to BC F1RST?
A: Yes, you are responsible for transportation to and from the campus.
Q: What are the benefits of this program?
A: The program will provide you with the on-campus resources and Boston College-related knowledge necessary to successfully transition into your first semester. It will also give you the opportunity to create a support system on campus by connecting you with other BC F1RST students, as well as with staff and faculty. If you want to know more, visit Student Testimonials to read about other students’ experiences!
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