Participation in BCE Summer 2020 online programs is open to rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. Students under the age of 13 are ineligible to participate.
How to Enroll:
There is no formal application process, students may enroll in their course(s) of choice using this link. Courses are available unless otherwise indicated as closed.
Once you submit your enrollment, the system will send a confirmation via email from Boston College Canvas. If you do not receive the confirmation, please check your spam folder. Unfortunately, the enrollment system does not require you confirm your email, so if you made an error in entry, you will not receive the confirmation email.
How to Check Enrollment Status:
To check on your status, you may log into your account using this link at any time. If your enrollment and payment were successful, you will see the course(s) you chose listed on your dashboard. You should also see the charge to your charge card within a week.
Please Note: Students may only participate in one, two-week course at a time, however, consecutive enrollments are welcome.
The cost for a two week online program is $1000.00. This includes all required course related materials.
Students may drop a course up to the day before the course begins and receive a 100% refund. There are no refunds once course has started.
How to Drop a Course:
To drop a course, please log in to your Canvas account using this link. This will access your dashboard where you will see the course(s) you are enrolled in. To the upper right of the name of the course you want to drop, you will see a small icon that looks like a wheel. Click on that to drop the course.
If the course was dropped within the drop period, you will receive a refund within two weeks.
Making Changes to Enrolled Courses:
The BCE program cannot make any changes to existing enrollments. If you want to change a course and/or switch the dates the course is offered you must drop the original course and enroll in the new course. Due to the complexity of making changes to course enrollments after they have been submitted, we strongly urge participants to choose wisely.
All courses in this program are password protected and behind a firewall. Links used in the classroom are also password protected and only open to the BC community.
As part of the online BCE summer program, students will have virtual access the Boston College Library, however due to continuing protocols related to COVID19, students are not allowed on the physcial campus this summer under any circumstances.
No later than week before of the start of your course (depending upon when you enroll), you will receive an email from the Boston College Experience with your BC credentials and instructions on how to set up your BC email account. You will need your BC email to access the course and the necessary resources.
Courses in the BCE online program are offered as primarily asynchronous.
Asynchronous learning is not the same as the remote learning you may have experienced this spring. Students will not be expected to meet in a Zoom classrom every day at a specific time for a live class. Your "classroom" will be the Canvas Learning Management Platform and you will engage with the faculty, other classmates and the materials primarily on your own time.
Asynchronous learning doesn't mean you are not expected to participate every single day!
Participants in the BCE online programs will have assignments due each day (i.e., required readings, viewings, discussion board participation, etc). Detailed instructions for completion of these assignments, including relevant resources and links, will be provided daily by faculty through the Canvas Learning Platform. You will recieve access to the learning platform the day the course begins.
Students should expect to dedicate about 2-3 hours per day engaged with the course materials and completing the tasks as assigned by the faculty.
Remember, just because you are not expected to log in at a specific time each day (except Friday) you are still expected to log in daily.
Students may also be required to collaborate in group work. The amount of group work will be dependent upon the specific course.
Each Friday, classes will meet for a VIRTUAL LIVE SESSION lead by the faculty member. These session will last approximately 2-3 hours.
Creative Writing, Sports Management & Introduction to Concepts in Psychology will host their live sessions on Fridays beginning at 12:00 PM ET.
Business and Leadership Institute will host their live sessions on Fridays beginning at 10:00 AM ET.