Fall Incoming Students

Fall Incoming Students

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We look forward to you joining our community!

Please monitor your email over the summer for important information to get ready to start your studies in the fall. This webpage will also continue to be updated, so please monitor it periodically as well.

STM New Student Orientation

STM orientation is required for all new degree and certificate students and will provide you with an introduction to life at STM.  Orientation will be held on:

Friday, August 25

Getting Started Checklist

  • Review New Student Webpage (this page)
  • Review Boston College New Graduate Student Checklist (NOTE: not all items will apply to each student)
  • Setup BC Email
  • Complete Boston College's virtual New Graduate and Professional Student Orientation. Information will be emailed to you from the Office of Graduate Student Life on June 28.
  • International Students: Review Pre-Arrival Guide from Office of International Students and Scholars


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Getting Started

Activating Boston College Credentials

Every Boston College student, faculty, and staff member has a unique username that is assigned when you first become a member of the BC community. Your username is usually some variation of your last name. Most electronic services and resources restricted to the BC community, including email and Agora Portal, require authentication by entering your username and password.  Click here for detailed information about activating your BC credentials and creating passwords.

Activating Boston College Email

Boston College provides email services for all affiliated students, faculty and staff (including part time and visiting faculty and staff). Click here for detailed information on setting up your BC email address.

IMPORTANT: Google will prompt you to set up 2-Step Verification. Don’t delay setting it up. You have 7 days after logging into your Gmail account to set up 2-Step Verification. If you don’t set it up within 7 days, you will be locked out of your account, and need to contact the BC ITS Help Center for assistance (617) 552-HELP (4357).

Students will be assigned an advisor in early August. Your advisor will reach out to schedule a meeting in the last two weeks of August. You must meet with your advisor before registering for courses.

Registration for all new STM students opens up at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 23, 2023. You may register yourself online or walk into the Service Center in Simboli Hall for help with registration. 

If you want to register yourself online, you will use Eagle Apps, Boston College's student services system. Click here for step-by-step instructions to register for courses in Eagle Apps. You will need your BC credentials and also be connected to the BC VPN (if you are off campus) in order to access this website. You can find instructions to access the BC VPN here.  If you need assistance, please email Donna DeRosa.

Fall 2023 Courses

Spring 2024 Courses

To Access Canvas:
  • Go to www.bc.edu/lms
  • Enter your BC username
  • Enter your PRIMARY password
  • You can also access Canvas from your Agora Portal, in the first block named Academics and Courses

Students with questions about how to access and/or use Canvas should contact the BC LMS Help Desk for support.  They are available by email 24 hours a day and by text chat or phone Mon-Fri 9:00 pm to Midnight (Eastern US time). 

Activate BC Zoom Account

All students should activate their BC Zoom account. This will be used for a number of purposes, including meetings and select class sessions. If you are taking an ONLINE SYNCHRONOUS class, your entire course will be conducted over Zoom. Click here for instructions.

Please note that all tuition charges must be paid prior to the first class.  You can pay your student account through your Agora Portal.

Payment by International Wire Transfer: Boston College has partnered with FLYWIRE to make international tuition payments. Click here for more information

Course Costs:

COURSES FOR CREDIT ($1,262 per credit)

(3 credit courses)   1 course = $3,786

(1 credit courses)   1 course = $1,262

COURSES FOR AUDIT ($631 per audit credit)

(3 credit courses)   1 course = $1,893

(1 credit courses)   1 course = $631

The add/drop period ends on Wednesday, September 6. Please make sure that you have registered for all courses (including BTI) by that day.  If you drop a course after that date, you will be responsible for paying all or a portion of tuition and fees in accordance with the refund schedule.

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