Visiting Students

Individuals wishing to attend one semester of undergraduate classes offered by the other colleges within BC during the day as special undergraduate students ('day school courses") should apply to the James A. Woods, S.J., College of Advancing Studies for Visiting Student status.  Visiting Students are typically on leave from their home institution and should be applying with previous college credit to be appropriately evaluated. Each applicant is advised during the academic process. Qualified applicants are admitted to specific courses on an individual, space-available basis. Note that students are admitted and administered by/through Woods College, but day school course are offered by/through other colleges (e.g., Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences, or Carroll Schoool of Management) and tuition is charged based on the rate for that day school course. Please view the Boston College Tuition & Fees for most current undergraduate extra course/cost per credit rate. Students enrolled in an instititution other than Boston College who are seeking to enroll in one BC course should consult cross registration options.

International students please see all the important information provided on the International Students and Scholars website.

International Students & Scholars

For information about specific course offerings, please view the University's Course Information and Schedule website.  

Course Information & Schedule

Please note: You must be accepted as a visiting student prior to registration. Please see application information below.

Visiting Students cannot self-register in advance of the start of the semester.  After an application has been completed and acceptance has been granted, Visiting Students must obtain a registration form either in person at the Woods College office in St. Mary's Hall South or by printing off the Registration form.  Students must take the form to the academic departments offering the courses desired to obtain stamped authorization for each individual course, and bring the completed form with stamped approval to the Woods College office for registration. Once a student is registered, tuition is posted to the student's new BC account at the day school rate according to the day school courses approved.

 

Application Information

Print

Please mail application materials to:

Boston College
Woods College of Advancing Studies Admissions Office
St. Mary's Hall South
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

If your academic institution provides electronic transcripts please indicate wcasadm@bc.edu as the recipient.

Deadlines

Fall Enrollment
August 1
Spring Enrollment
December 1

Online Application

Academic transcripts

Please submit an official transcript from your home institution.

Please mail transcripts to:

Boston College
Woods College of Advancing Studies Admissions Office
St. Mary's Hall South
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

If your academic institution provides electronic transcripts please indicate wcasadm@bc.edu as the recipient.

Essays

To be uploaded to your online Application Form

Please submit a personal statement.

Application Fee

Application fee: $45 (to be paid as part of the online application).

Forms

Visiting Student Certification Form

Visiting student applicants must submit the Visiting Student Certification form, which should be completed by your current institution.  (Please note: students with a previous bachelor's degree are not required to submit this form).

Forms must be sent directly from your home institution's certifying official to the Woods College by email (wcasadm@bc.edu) or mail. 

International Students

International applicants will need to submit the following additional materials:

  • International Visiting Student Certification form
  • Declaration and Certification of Finances form (DCF) for Visiting Students
  • Official translation of Transcript, if not in English
  • Official iBT TOEFL score report, minimum score must be 100 (ETS code 3276)
  • Notarized Bank Statement
International applicants seeking a visa should apply at least 3 months prior to their intended start term.

 

Questions

Program or Application Questions?

For more information, fill out this online form or find the appropriate name on our contact page.