October Checklist

Welcome to the Student Services Monthly Checklist!

October Highlights: the start of the Undergraduate Academic Advising Period and preparing to register for the spring 2023 semester.

Action Items

Note the Monday class schedule substitution date.

On Tuesday, October 11, all courses will follow the Monday class schedule rather than the Tuesday class schedule. Please note this substitution on your calendar.

Prepare for Undergraduate Academic Advising.

Students have until September 30 to declare or change a major in order to receive an advisor assignment in that major. Students can find contact info for their Academic Advisor at www.bc.edu/myservices. Undergraduate students will be able to see their registration appointments in the blue header in EagleApps Planning and Registration no later than October 17. We recommend that you run a Degree Audit to ensure that you are on schedule for completing all required major, Core, and elective classes. 

Meet with your academic advisor (undergraduates).

On October 12, the Undergraduate Academic Advising period begins for spring registration.

Students will be contacted by their Academic Advisor, Associate Dean's office (professional schools), or the Advising Center regarding how to set up an appointment to review degree requirements and to be cleared for registration.

View the Registration Calendar.

Visit the Registration Calendar page for information regarding when to register for the Spring 2023 semester.

Review course listings for spring.

Spring 2023 course listings will be available in Course Information and Schedule beginning October 6.

Have a sibling in college? Remember to submit your Certificate of Sibling Enrollment form (if applicable).

Certificate of Sibling Enrollment forms are due October 1. Visit the Financial Aid Forms page (under Supplemental Forms) for more information.

Resolve your student account (if applicable).

All student account balances must be resolved by November 1 in order to register for spring classes. Unresolved financial aid issues, such as missing documents or IRS tax transcripts, will prohibit registration. All financial aid documentation and required forms must be submitted by October 14 in order to have a package completed by registration. All fall balances must be paid in full in order to be cleared for spring study abroad programs. You can review and pay student accounts at www.bc.edu/myservices ("My Bill"). (Students may also grant access to a parent or other third party by selecting the "Authorize Payers" link within My Bill.)  If you still have items listed in the credits pending section of your bill, please contact Student Services to see if there are any actions needed on your part to get the funds posted to your account prior to November 1.

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

Enrollment for the spring semester only plan began September 9. For more information, visit www.bc.edu/qppp.

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 28.

Graduating in December? Verify your diploma name.

December 1 is the last date for all students graduating in December 2022 to verify their diploma names online.

Looking for a job?

Academic year job opportunities are now 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).

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 fall parking permit in the Office of Student Services.

Check that your financial aid has been applied to your account (if applicable).

All fall aid (with the exception of Pell grants and State Scholarships) should now be applied to your account. If your account is missing aid that you are anticipating and it is not deferred on your most recent bill, contact our office to determine the necessary steps to get the aid applied.

Get started on your 2023–2024 FAFSA (if applicable).

Filing for the 2023–24 FAFSA opens on October 1, 2022. Visit www.bc.edu/finaid for more information.

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. Visit the MBTA Passes and Parking Permits page for more information.

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 www.bc.edu/myservices. 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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