Welcome to the Woods College, and congratulations on your acceptance. You’re joining a community committed to caring for each person and expanding our minds and hearts—hallmarks of Jesuit education.
We’re dedicated to supporting your success—in the classroom and beyond—so you can grow in every area of your life. Here, you’ll benefit from the resources of a nationally ranked research university, our intimate community, practitioner faculty, and flexible academic options.
Let us know of your enrollment decision!
Please indicate your enrollment decision through the online link in your status update email.
Submit your Financial Aid Application Documents. Visit the Office of Financial Aid website to begin the process.
Schedule a time to meet with your financial aid counselor.
Now that you have been admitted to the Boston College Woods College of Advancing Studies, the admissions office requires that you submit certain official documents. Below you will find further details on how to submit these required documents. First, please read the following important information concerning the submission of official documents:
Transcripts and test scores are only deemed official if they come directly to our office from the conferring institution and testing agency. Any documents that you, the applicant, uploaded into the application system are not official. Similarly, documents that are delivered to our office in envelopes opened by the applicant are not official. Even if the institution sent or emailed you an official document, once you, the applicant, has opened the envelope or forwarded the email to us, it is no longer considered an official document for our purposes.
We will accept either electronic or paper versions of official documents. If they are being sent via email from the institution, please be sure they are sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. If they will be sent via postal mail, please be sure to use the following address:
Woods College of Advancing Studies
St. Mary’s Hall South
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Following these steps will ensure that your document is not accidentally sent to one of the seven other admissions offices at Boston College, from which it is unlikely to be retrieved.
Newly admitted students are invited to join an Orientation session to meet academic advisors, faculty, and staff. This meeting will allow you to ask questions before the semester begins and hear more about all of the wonderful opportunities for you as a Woods College student at Boston College.
Orientations will be held the week before the first day of classes:
In August, for the Fall semester
In January, for the Spring semester
New students will receive the invitation by email.
International applicants who are officially accepted to WCAS 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). Please send an email to email@example.com with "I-20 request" in the subject line and we will respond with a DCF form and list of items needed.
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. If you have not yet received this form from WCAS, please email firstname.lastname@example.org directly.
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.
Once you have submitted your paperwork, you may check the visa appointment wait times through travel.state.gov.
It is imperative that you schedule a time to meet with your academic advisor. Appointments are available Monday-Friday.
Ben works with undergraduate B.A. and certificate students and is the services liaison for students with documented disabilities.
Alfreda works with undergraduate B.A. and nondegree students.
Mike teaches history at the Woods College and works with undergraduate B.A. students and nondegree students.
Larry is a Visiting Professor for the Applied Economics Programs. He advises students in the M.S. in Applied Analytics program.
Arvind is a Visiting Instructor for the Applied Economics Department. He advises students in the M.S. in Applied Economics program.
Caroline works with students in the M.S. in Cybersecurity Policy & Governance; M.S. in Leadership & Administration; M.S. in Sports Administration; and the Master of Healthcare Administration programs.
Questions about the academic calendar, course registration process, tuition, academic policies? We encourage you to visit our Current Students page where you will find answers to these questions and many other useful resources for admitted students.