November Checklist

Welcome to the Student Services Monthly Checklist!

Highlights for November include registration and billing for the spring 2020 semester.

The Office of Student Services would like to thank all veterans for their service.

Action Items

Register for the spring 2020 semester.

Visit the How to Register for Courses and Registration Calendar pages for more information.
View Course Information and Schedule for the latest on course information.

Attention all off-campus students: you must set up Eagle VPN prior to registration in order to register off campus.

When accessing UIS off campus, including registering for the spring 2020 semester, you need to use Eagle VPN and BC 2-Step Verification.

To prepare for this change well in advance of your registration time slot, set up and test Eagle VPN on your computer:

If you have any issues, contact the BC Technology Help Center at 617-552-HELP (4357) or

Resolve your student account (if applicable).

All student account balances must be resolved prior to registering for spring classes. Unresolved financial aid issues, such as missing documents or IRS tax transcripts will prohibit 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 ("My Bill"). (Students may also grant access to a parent or other third party by selecting the "Authorize Payers" link within My Bill.)

Mark the spring bill due date on your calendars.

Students will receive an e-mail from Student Services to their BC e-mail address with their tuition and fees bill on or around November 16.

Spring semester bills for undergraduate and law students are due on Tuesday, December 10. Spring semester bills for graduate and Woods College students are due on Friday, January 10.

For more information, visit the Billing page.

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

Enrollment for the spring semester only plan began September 9. For more information, visit

Attend a Student Loan Exit Interview (students graduating in December 2019).

Students should receive an e-mail in November for instructions on how to complete the online exit process at Heartland ECSI (BC's loan servicing company). Attendance at one of the group counseling sessions is required for graduation. Learn about loan repayment options, consolidation, and loan forgiveness plans and take the mystery and confusion out of loan repayment!

Note the withdrawal deadline.

The last date to withdraw from a fall course with a "W" or to withdraw from the University is Monday, December 2.

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

Monday, December 2 is the deadline for master's and doctoral candidates to submit signed and approved copies of theses and dissertations for December 2019 graduation.

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.

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 parking permit in the Office of Student Services.

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 Tuesday, January 7. Visit the MBTA Passes and Parking Permits page for more information.

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 2020–2021 FAFSA (if applicable).

You can now file your 2020–2021 FAFSA as early as October 1, 2019, rather than waiting for January 1 as was the past practice. Visit for more information.

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.

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.

Withdrawing and need a refund for your student account?

Visit the Tuition and Fees page for more information.

Are you a student veteran?

If you would like your veteran status noted on the University Information System, please contact Linda Malenfant at

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