Welcome to the Student Services Monthly Checklist.

Highlights for July include billing for the fall semester and special reminders for incoming freshmen.

Action Items

Mark the fall bill due date on your calendars.

Summer and fall billing statements were recently sent out. Summer bills are due immediately. Fall charges for undergraduates and Law students are due August 10. Fall semester charges for graduate and Woods students are due on September 10.

For more information, visit the Billing page.


Enroll in QuikPAY Payment Plan (undergraduate and Law students).

Enrollment for the QuikPAY Payment Plan (available to undergraduate and Law students only) began on May 10 for the 2021–2022 academic year. We advise enrolling by August 10 for annual and fall-only plans to meet billing deadlines. For more information, visit www.bc.edu/qppp.


Complete the steps outlined in the First-Year Undergraduate Student Checklist by August 1 (incoming freshmen).

View the First-Year Undergraduate Student Checklist. Also, be sure to access the links to the Academic Planning Workbook and University Catalog, as these will help with course registration.

Note: If you are an incoming student in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences (MCAS), take a moment to fill out the MCAS student questionnaire. If you have not already done so, the questionnaire should be completed immediately. The Boston College Academic Advising Center will use the information you provide in the questionnaire to assign you to a pre-major academic advisor based on your interests.


Upload your photograph for your Eagle One Card (incoming freshmen).

We are happy to inform you that the service to upload your photo for your BC Eagle One card is now available. This photo will be used to create your BC ID which will be available when you check in at the residence halls in August. It is also the photo that will be used for campus directory and class related images.

The deadline to upload your photo is August 1, 2021. Visit www.bc.edu/myservices and select "Eagle One Card Photo Upload" under the 'other services' area of the My Services page. Follow the links to upload your photo.


Complete the Incoming Student Federal Verification Form (incoming freshmen, if applicable).

The 2021–2022 Incoming Student Federal Verification Form is available on the Financial Aid Forms page. All freshmen who have applied for need-based financial aid are required to complete this form, as it is used to verify your financial aid award. An e-mail was sent to all incoming students with instructions pertaining to the submission of this form.


Prepare for Orientation 2021 (incoming freshmen).

Given the ongoing circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Orientation 2021 will be offered as a combination of virtual content delivered throughout June, July, and early August and on-campus programming taking place the week prior to the start of fall classes. Learn more on the Orientation page.


Incoming graduate or law student?

Welcome to Boston College! There are a number of things you need to do now that you have matriculated. Visit the Incoming Graduate Student Checklist and Incoming Law Student Checklist for more information.


Apply for financial aid (continuing graduate and law students).

If you have not done so already, you need to apply for federal financial aid each year. More information regarding financial aid is available at the Graduate Financial Aid page.

Attention Graduate Students: if you have not received a financial aid award yet, check on the status of your application and any missing financial aid documents at www.bc.edu/finaidapp. Upload any missing documents to the financial aid site as per instructions on our website at www.bc.edu/gradaid.


Complete the FAFSA and 2021–2022 Graduate/Law Supplemental form (graduate and law students).

Reminder: this is required for graduate and law students who are taking more than 6 credits per semester, in a dual degree program, or want financial aid for summer.


Look out for e-mail on how to sign Promissory Notes (students awarded Nursing Loans).

During July, students awarded Nursing Loans will be notified via e-mail regarding when and how to sign their Promissory Notes at Heartland ECSI.


Not heard back about your financial aid application yet?

To check on the status of your application, visit www.bc.edu/finaidapp. All undergraduate financial aid award notifications for completed applications will be e-mailed to students' BC e-mail addresses. If students did not receive an award notification, they should make sure that all required information for 2021–2022 has been received.


Looking for a summer job?

Summer 2021 job listings are now available on the Student Employment website. Although the variety and quantity of positions may be limited due to the continued health and safety precautions with COVID-19, job opportunities will exist for students who want to work over the summer.


Purchase an MBTA pass for the fall semester.

The deadline to purchase fall semester MBTA passes at a discount is August 10. Visit the MBTA Passes and Parking Permits page for more information.


Taking a course at another institution this summer? Remember to complete the Course Approval Form and request an official transcript sent to the Office of Student Services.

Visit the Summer Registration page for more information.


Waive medical insurance (if applicable).

Waivers must be completed every year. To waive medical insurance, go to www.bc.edu/myservices ("Medical Insurance"). All waivers must be submitted by September 24, 2021 for the entire academic year or by January 28, 2022 for the spring semester only. 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 plan. Visit www.bc.edu/medinsurance for more information.


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.


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.


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.

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