December Checklist

Welcome to the Student Services Monthly Checklist!

Highlights for December: course evaluations and the end of the fall semester.

The Office of Student Services would like to wish students and their families a happy and healthy winter break.

Action Items

Complete course evaluations.

Course evaluations (except for Law students) will be open from December 4 to December 21.

Students (except for Law) who complete all of their evaluations will have access to their grades beginning December 13. Please complete your course evaluations by the deadline. Visit the Course Evaluations page for more information.

Review your final exam schedule.

Students should review their individual exam schedules in the Agora Portal under the Final Exam link. 

Final Exams usually meet in the classroom in which the course is taught but not always.  Please ensure that you check your exam date, time, and location carefully.

Final Exam general information and policies may be viewed at

Need space for studying?

Study space will be available 24 hours a day in any open classroom from December 11 through December 20 at noon. Please note the exterior doors to some classroom buildings may be locked after 11:00 p.m.

Note the withdrawal deadline.

The last date to withdraw from a fall course with a "W" or to withdraw from the University is Monday, November 27.

Graduating in December? Verify your diploma name.

December 1 is the last date for all students graduating in December 2023 to verify their diploma names online.

The Mid-year Graduation and Baccalaureate Mass will take place at the St. Ignatius Church on Monday, December 11, 2023, at 4 p.m.
(reception immediately following in Corcoran Commons)

Note the thesis and dissertation deadline (master's and doctoral students).

December 1 is the deadline for master's and doctoral candidates to submit signed and approved copies of theses and dissertations for December 2023 graduation.

Mark the spring bill due date on your calendars.

Students received an email from Student Services this week with their tuition and fees bill for the spring semester.

Spring semester bills for undergraduate and law students are due on December 8. Spring semester bills for graduate and Woods College students are due on January 12.

For more information, visit the Billing page.

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

Enrollment for the spring semester only plan began on September 6. We recommend enrolling by December 8 to meet the spring bill due date. For more information, visit

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

Undergraduate seniors in MCAS, CSOM, LSEHD, or CSON who want to register for a spring 2024 course in the WCAS can do so beginning Wednesday, January 10, 2024 at 9 a.m. for a limited number of seats.

On Thursday, January 11, 2024 at 9 a.m., sophomores, juniors, and seniors in MCAS, CSOM, LSEHD, or CSON, as well as WCAS students, will be eligible to register for any unclaimed seat.

First-year students are not eligible to take WCAS courses. All other students are allowed to enroll in just one WCAS course per term. For more information, including restrictions, visit the Undergraduate Registration page.

Waive medical insurance (if applicable).

To waive spring medical insurance, go to and select the Forms tab. All waivers must be submitted by January 26, 2024 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 medical insurance plan.

Admitted transfer student?

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

Incoming graduate 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 for more information.

Looking for a job?

Academic year job opportunities are available on the Job Listings page. For students who have secured an on-campus job for the first time, please be sure to bring forms of identification (such as but not limited to, a valid/unexpired U.S. Passport, or a combination of a valid driver’s license or Eagle ID card and Social Security card or birth certificate) in original formats. No pictures or photocopies will be accepted. A full list of acceptable documents for Form I-9 completion can be found on the USCIS website. International F-1 students will need to bring in their valid Foreign Passport along with their Forms I-94 and I-20 and Employment Authorization Letter from the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS).

Purchase an MBTA pass for the spring semester.

Students may now purchase MBTA passes for the spring semester at a discount. The deadline to purchase passes at a discount is January 10, 2024. Visit the MBTA Passes and Parking Permits page for more information.

Order a parking permit (if applicable).

Eligible undergraduate resident students and graduate students may order a parking permit at ("Parking Permits and Citations"). Students may pick up their fall parking permit in the Office of Student Services.

2024–2025 FAFSA Simplification.

Due to the passing of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Simplification Act on December 27, 2020, as a part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, the FAFSA is changing for the 2024–2025 aid year.

You can expect the following changes:

  • The 2024–2025 FAFSA will not be available until December 2023.
    • The 2024–2025 FAFSA determines your financial aid eligibility for the fall 2024, spring 2025, and summer 2025 terms.
  • New terminology will be added to the FAFSA. 
  • Eligibility for federal financial aid will be expanded.

Boston College will continue to update students and families with a timeline as additional information becomes available.  

For more information about the 2024–2025 FAFSA, visit

Note the returning undergraduate financial aid application deadline.

The priority filing date for the Undergraduate Financial Aid Application is April 1. The application and instructions will be coming soon.

Graduate and Law students, note the start of the 2024–2025 financial aid application process.

Graduate and Law students, the 2024–2025 FAFSA will be available December 2023 and can be completed at

The 2024–2025 BC Grad and Law Supplemental form and the 2024–2025 Grad Enrollment form will be available at the beginning of December on our website:

Are you a student veteran?

If you would like your veteran status noted in EagleApps, please contact Linda Malenfant at

Review notices and disclosures.

Students should review the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) information on our Notices and Disclosures page.

Ongoing Reminders

Sign a Direct Loan Master Promissory Note (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 For more information, visit the Billing page.

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.

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