COVID-19 and Graduate Admission

To ensure the safety and wellbeing of all members of the BC community, Boston College has moved to online instruction as of March 19, 2020. Learn more about Boston College COVID-19 updates and policies.

If you have questions or concerns about Carroll School of Management graduate programs and admissions, email us at, call us at 617-552-3920, or schedule a virtual appointment with a member of the admissions team.

For more information about Carroll School graduate admissions and the COVID-19 situation, please refer to the FAQs below. Please know that Carroll School staff and faculty are fully invested and actively working to establish clear policies and procedures for the 2020-2021 academic year with the interests of all our students in mind. As there are many elements to consider as we finalize next steps and policy decisions, we appreciate your patience at this time.

More information will be provided in the upcoming weeks, and we encourage you to monitor this page for updates.

Last updated: Wednesday, May 6, 2020.  

Applicants & Prospective Students

Yes, we are still accepting applications for all programs. We will continue to review applications on a rolling basis.

Additionally, as of May 6, 2020, please note that all candidates applying for the Full-Time and Part-Time MBA, MSF, and MSA programs are eligible to waive the $100 application fee. Once you begin your application, this waiver will be automatically applied. When you get to the point of submitting your application, if for any reason you are prompted for payment, please hold off on doing so, and contact us at and we will troubleshoot.

We are committed to providing flexibility to applicants that are unable to sit for required exams. All Full-Time and Part-Time MBA, MSF, and MSA applicants can request a GMAT/GRE waiver.

For the latest information on the status of individual tests in light of COVID-19, please visit the following pages:

Pass/Fail options on your transcript will not affect your application to our programs. We understand that this semester’s adjustment to Pass/Fail grades is beyond your control and will consider this as we review your application.

We are currently offering virtual MBA coffee chats on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Applicants that attend these events will receive application fee waivers. We will be hosting meet and greet sessions in the upcoming weeks, so please continue to check our events page, and your email inboxes for further information.

Admitted & Enrolled Students

We are aware of the unique challenges and uncertainties brought upon by COVID-19 and as such, are trying to be as flexible as possible. While in the past, our policy has not permitted students to defer enrollment, we encourage you to reach out to us at if you have any concerns about deferment. On this note, please know that we are actively considering all possible options, including alternative start dates to classes, and will keep you promptly informed on any updates in the upcoming weeks.

We will be as flexible as possible amid COVID-19 disruptions, and will consider requests for enrollment deposit extensions. Please reach out to Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions Hailey Tavares for further assistance.

We are operating under the expectation that classes in the fall will be taught in-person and on-campus. Should the global health crisis require US colleges and universities to alter their plans, we will notify you promptly of the alternative actions we plan to undertake. On this note, please know that we are actively considering all possible options with the aim of maximizing students’ on-campus experience.

Our University leadership continues to monitor the ongoing COVID-19 situation and its impact on visa applications and travel for our international students. Currently, Carroll School staff and faculty are in the process of planning for possible options, including alternative start dates to classes, should visa and travel restrictions remain an issue in the upcoming months.