We look forward to welcoming you to our community, which is devoted to making a difference in the world and caring for one another. We are committed to supporting your success—in school and beyond.
The Office of Graduate Admissions and Financial Aid and the Graduate Office of Student Services are hosting virtual one-on-one appointments in March and April to connect you with staff who are available to answer questions about the programs, next steps, and BC student life. Specific individual meetings are designated for admissions, for financial aid, and for student service related questions. Be sure to read the description of the event to register for the appropriate meeting.
In-person campus tours are not being offered at this time. We look forward to hosting you and your families for an in-person visit as soon as we can. In the meantime, we invite you to join us for a 'live' online campus tour hosted by one our graduate students. These half-hour sessions are great introductions to the Boston College experience and give you a chance to see campus and begin asking questions. Use this link below to pick a time.
We are here to help you navigate housing as a graduate student.
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Lynch School graduate students discuss what you can look forward to.
Listen to student recommendations about things to do and where to eat.
The cost per credit of Lynch School Graduate courses for 2022-2023 is $1,600. Most courses are three credits each, bringing the total cost per course to $4,800. There are a number of options for financial assistance, including scholarships, assistantships, and special programs. Please visit our Tuition and Aid page through the link below for more information about financing your education.
Current postings for Graduate Assistantships and Employment Opportunities can be viewed through the link below. We expect to continue to receive postings as we progress through the semester, so be sure to check this page regularly for newly added or updated positions!
To submit your enrollment decision for the Lynch School, complete the Enrollment Response Form through the link below.
In order to secure your place in the entering class, you are required to submit non-refundable tuition deposit of $250.00. The deposit is not a separate fee, but funding that will be applied to your first semester’s tuition bill.This payment can be made in the following ways:
If you have not yet submitted your final, official transcript (i.e. if you applied while still a student), please send an official transcript indicating that your degree has been conferred to the address below. Transcript must be sent directly from the institution.
Official electronic transcripts are accepted when sent directly to email@example.com from the institution.
Lynch School of Education and Human Development
Office of Graduate Admission, Financial Aid, and Student Services
Campion Hall 135
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
International applicants who are officially accepted to Lynch School graduate program and who plan to matriculate in a campus-based program in the U.S. are required to provide confirmation of available personal finances. Once an applicant has submitted the Enrollment Response Form, the form detailed below is required to be issued a valid I-20 from the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS).
This form verifies the student’s ability to cover educational and living expenses and requires the applicant to specify the amounts and sources of funds, accompanied by official documentation, such as bank letters. Not all expenses can be covered by Boston College financial aid.
Please note: If your spouse will be joining you in the U.S., you will need to add at least $4,000 to the amount you will be required to certify; if your children will be joining you, add at least $2,000 per child.
Students holding the Student (F-1) or Exchange Visitor (J-1) Visas will not be authorized to work except under extraordinary circumstances; therefore, the applicant should not look to employment as a means of support while at Boston College. Spouses who accompany students to the U.S. on the F-2 Visa are not permitted to accept any kind of employment in the U.S.
Provided this documentation is in order, Boston College will issue a Certificate of Eligibility Form (Form I-20 for an F-1 Student Visa or Form DS2019 for a J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa) for your use in obtaining a Visa. OISS offers resources for incoming international students, including information on the Visa Application Process.
While Boston College does not offer on-campus graduate student housing, we have a number of resources to assist you in finding an off-campus apartment. Most graduate students live in the nearby Newton, Brookline, Allston, Watertown, and Brighton neighborhoods. Our off-campus housing portal allows you to view listings, meet potential roommates, and learn about renting and leasing in the Boston area.
In addition, all graduate students are eligible to apply to be a Resident Assistant (RA) in one of BC’s undergraduate dorms. Review the Boston College Residential Life website to learn more about RA positions and other job opportunities in that office.
Boston College’s Office of Graduate Student Life offers a variety of weekly programs, retreats, career development programs, and social events specifically designed for our graduate students—from getting discounted tickets to Boston College sporting events, meeting graduate students from all of BC’s programs, and participating in service events. Graduate students are also able to use the Murray House as a programming space. All of these efforts are designed to help you feel like a part of the Boston College community, as well as provide you with the opportunity to take a more active role in planning and participating in fun and meaningful programming.
The full schedule for Graduate Orientation 2023 will be available in early summer 2023.
Incoming full-time and part-time graduate students are required to show proof of required immunizations. All information must be submitted by July 1 for summer or fall enrollment and by January 1 for spring enrollment.
All students enrolled in a degree program, regardless of credit hours, and non-degree students enrolled at least 75% of full-time will be automatically enrolled in and billed for the Student Health Insurance Plan. Fully online students or students with comparable plans may waive the BC Health Insurance.
Confused about next steps? Check our Graduate Student checklist to see a full list of all recommended steps to take after enrolling as a Boston College student.
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