October Checklist

Welcome to the Student Services Monthly Checklist!

Highlights for October include the start of the Undergraduate Academic Advising Period and preparing to register for the spring 2021 semester.

Action Items

Read the Coronavirus Protocols and FAQs page.

Effective Monday, September 14, the Office of Student Services is open again for walk-in service. You no longer need an appointment to meet with a member of the General Services team in person for any of our normal services including student employment, ID cards, and parking permits. We still require the wearing of a face mask, and please pay attention to the social distancing markings on the floors. 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.

Note the Monday class schedule substitution date.

On Tuesday, October 13, 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 October 8 to declare or change a major in order to receive an advisor assignment in that major. Beginning October 15, students may view their registration appointments and contact info for their Academic Advisor at www.bc.edu/myservices. 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 15, 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 get access codes for registration.

View the Registration Calendar.

Visit the Registration Calendar page for information regarding when to register for the Spring 2021 semester.

Review course listings for spring.

Course listings are available in Course Information and Schedule and in the University Catalog.

Graduating in December? Verify your diploma name.

October 1 is the last date for all students graduating in December 2020 to verify their diploma names online.

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

Certificate of Sibling Enrollment forms are due October 2. Visit the Financial Aid Forms page (under Additional 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 15 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.)

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

Enrollment for the spring semester only plan began September 6. 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 30.

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.

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.

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 2021–2022 FAFSA (if applicable).

You can now file your 2021–22 FAFSA as early as October 1, 2020, rather than waiting for January 1 as was the past practice. Visit www.bc.edu/finaid for more information.

Purchase a 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.

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.

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