Academic Policy Modifications for Spring 2020 Semester Abroad Programs
In order to better accommodate students, the Office of International Programs is announcing acadmic policy modifications with regard to the Pass/Fail option, dropping and withdrawing from courses, in effect for Spring 2020 study abroad students only. These changes align with the modifications made on campus for spring 2020.
If you wish to take one or all study abroad courses pass/fail, please email your Office of International Programs (OIP) advisor the course title. You must make a request before the host institution’s final exam period.
Students are expected to register for 12 BC credits or more to maintain full-time student status. If your decision to drop or withdraw from courses would cause you to fall below full-time status, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please see the updated FAQ for further details.
To obtain approval for courses to count toward major, minor or core requirements, students should contact the department of the course they need to update. After consultation, the department will then fill the form out with the required information and submit on behalf of the student. Their submission is their approval of the substitution or waiver.
For Cultural Diversity credit requests, please fill out the online form here.
BC Programs: Transcripts will be sent directly to the OIP by the host institution*. All courses taken abroad are entered into a student's BC record as if they were regular BC courses regardless of W, F, or Incomplete grades.
*For University of Melbourne, University of Queensland, Monash University, and University of Western Australia, and University of Bergen transcripts, please request your transcript by using the host institution's secure platform to deliver secure certified digital transcript to Boston College. Once your grades are released, you will be receiving detailed instructions from your host institution.
Approved External Programs: Students must request that their transcript be sent electronically to the Academic Operations Administors directly, or to the address below.
Office of International Programs
Attention: Academic Operations Administrator
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 USA
Please note that BC requires an official transcript from the host institution to process your grades and credits. We cannot accept unofficial transcripts from students.