February Checklist

Welcome to the Student Services Monthly Checklist.

Highlights for February include the start of the spring semester and extended hours at Student Services.

The Office of Student Services wishes students a great start to a new semester.

Action Items

Read the Coronavirus Protocols and FAQs page.

As of January 19, Student Services is available for walk-in service.

Students wishing to schedule an appointment with their Financial Aid Officer, Credit and Collections staff, or Academic Recorder must call for a phone appointment at 800-294-0294 or 617-552-3300.

For more information, visit the Coronavirus Protocols page. It will be expanded and updated on a necessary and frequent basis.

Classes for the spring semester start Thursday, January 28.

Note that Social Work and Law students should consult their schools' calendars for their respective start dates: 

  • Students in the Boston College School of Social Work should visit the SSW Academic Calendar posted in Canvas.
  • Students in the Boston College Law School should visit the Law Academic Calendar posted on the Law School website.

Textbook information for the spring semester is now available on the Course Information and Schedule link at www.bc.edu/myservices. Visit the BC Bookstore website for more information.

Note the Add/Drop deadline.

Students may add a course or drop a course online through Friday, February 5. The last day for undergraduates only to drop a course in their Associate Dean's office is Monday, February 22.

Undergraduate day students, interested in taking a course at WCAS?

Undergraduate students in MCAS, CSOM, LSEHD, or CSON interested in registering for a spring course in the WCAS will do so online, by appointment only, on Wednesday January 27. 

To register for an online appointment students will need to fill out a form available on the Undergraduate Registration page. The deadline to submit the form is Wednesday, January 20 at midnight EST. Students will receive an e-mail no later than Monday, January 25 with details about their appointment time. 

Students who miss the January 20 deadline to make a registration appointment should refer to the WCAS website to schedule an appointment beginning the first day of the spring term, Thursday, January 28. For more information, visit the Undergraduate Registration page.

Note the Extended Hours at Student Services for the opening of the spring semester.

The spring 2021 extended walk-in and telephone service hours are available on the Hours page.

Please check and confirm you have your BC ID.

If you have lost or misplaced your BC ID, please contact the Office of Student Services at 617-552-3300 or studentservices@bc.edu by January 20 and let us know if you will be checking into a dorm. We will have your ID printed and brought to check-in where you can pick it up.

Declare your housing intent for 2021–2022.

Room selection sign-up will open on Monday, January 25. Housing eligible students must declare their housing intents in the Agora Portal by February 5.

Graduating in May? Verify your diploma name.

Monday, March 1 is the last date for all students graduating in May 2021 to verify their diploma names online.

Run a degree audit at www.bc.edu/myservices (graduating seniors).

Look for the following message: "If you successfully complete all the courses for which you are currently registered, you will have met all the requirements for the degree." If a student does not receive this message, he/she will not meet the requirements for graduation and will not receive a degree. Please reach out to the appropriate academic contact (MCAS — Whitney Hoyle; CSOM, CSON, and Lynch — Marika Cerbone) or your advisor or Academic Dean immediately to resolve any graduation clearance issue.

Note that, on March 1, all "I" (Incomplete) grades from the fall 2020 semester will change automatically to "F" (Failure).

Please contact your faculty member to resolve this issue prior to March 1. If you have additional questions, please visit your Academic Dean's office.

Waive medical insurance (if applicable).

To waive spring medical insurance, go to www.bc.edu/medinsurance and select the Forms tab. The spring waiver deadline has been extended from January 29 to February 5. Students who do not complete a waiver prior to the deadline will automatically be enrolled in and charged the student-only premium for the Student Blue Plan.

Note the returning undergraduate financial aid application deadline.

The priority filing date for the Undergraduate Financial Aid Application is February 1. The application and instructions are available on the Financial Aid Forms page.

Note the financial aid deadlines for graduate and law students.

The priority deadline for graduate and law students wanting summer work study or summer loans is February 4. The priority deadline for academic-year only financial aid is March 5.

All non-law graduate students applying for financial aid, please note: for 2021–2022, there is a new required Grad Enrollment Form to complete for financial aid.

For information on how to apply, visit the Applying for Aid page. Application forms and instructions are available on the Financial Aid Forms page.

Order a parking permit (if applicable).

Eligible undergraduate resident students and graduate students may order a parking permit at www.bc.edu/myservices ("Parking Permits and Citations"). Students may pick up their parking permit in the Office of Student Services on January 21.

Looking for your 1098T, 1098E, or W-2s?

  • 1098T Forms will be mailed to students' home address by January 31.
  • 1098E Tax forms: Borrowers who paid interest during 2020 will be notified by their loan servicing companies of the amount of interest paid. The 1098E form is usually sent in January and may be used when filing 2020 taxes.
  • Student employee W-2s will be mailed by January 31.

Looking for a job?

Academic year job opportunities are available on the Job Listings page. Though jobs may be different and there may be fewer in some areas, job opportunities will exist for students who want to work. Students who have not previously worked for BC and are hired for the first time need to bring original documentation with them (i.e., valid U.S. Passport, or valid driver's license and Social Security card) to complete their Form I-9 requirement before beginning to work.

Sign a Direct Loan Master Promissory Note (if applicable).

Visit the Federal Student Aid website for more information.

Complete Direct Loan Entrance Counseling (if applicable).

Visit the Federal Student Aid website for more information.

Complete Title IV Authorization (if applicable).

Federal regulations require that Title IV funds credited to your student account be applied only to cover allowable charges, unless Boston College obtains authorization to apply these funds to all other charges on your student account. You may submit your authorization electronically at www.bc.edu/myservices. For more information, visit the Billing page.

Enroll in direct deposit for student account refunds (if applicable).

We recommend that all students use direct deposit when requesting refunds. Refunds processed via direct deposit are faster and do not require pickup. Visit the Billing page for instructions and more information.

Withdrawing and need a refund for your student account?

Visit the Tuition and Fees page for more information.

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