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Are the applications for summer 2024 open?
<p>No, applications for Summer 2024 are now closed.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Are there any discounts or financial aid offered for BCE programs?
<p>Unfortunately, BC does not offer discounts or financial aid for any summer programs or courses.</p>
Can commuter students eat on-campus?
<p>Commuter students may join their classmates in any of the dining halls for meals. They may pay by debit or credit card.<br /> </p>
Can commuters participate in on-campus programming?
<p>Yes, commuter students can participate in programming not taking place in the residence hall. Due to security issues, only residential students are allowed in the residence hall at ANY TIME.<br /> </p>
Can students commute to the Two-Week Non-Credit courses?
<p>Yes, students can choose to commute.<br /> </p>
Do I need to submit a transcript and letter of recommendation?
<p>Yes. Two-Week Non-Credit applicants must submit two letters of recommendation and are required to submit an unofficial transcript.<br> </p>
Does the residence hall have air conditioning?
<p>BCE students will be housed in the lower campus residence halls which have air conditioning.<br /> </p>
Does the residence staff live in the residence hall?
<p>Yes. The residence staff consists of a Residential Program Manager, program coordinators, and a team of peer advisors known as Program Assistants. The residential staff is there to respond to emergencies, carry out college policies and procedures, plan programming and assist students with getting to know the campus.<br> </p>
How much do books and course materials cost?
<p>Cost of books and course materials depend on the course.&nbsp;</p>
How much homework do instructors assign?
<p>The amount of homework varies from one class to another. In most cases, students should expect no more than two hours of homework per night.</p>
I am homeschooled and interested in applying. Who is eligible to submit recommendation letters on my behalf?
<p><span style="font-family: adobe-clean, &quot;Source Sans Pro&quot;, -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Roboto, Ubuntu, &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, &quot;Lucida Grande&quot;, sans-serif;">Letters of recommendation provide us with objective, unbiased, and contextual feedback about a student’s academic and personal attributes. Given the nature of homeschooling, parents are often identified as the head of school, guidance counselor, teacher, coach, and more. While we expect that a student’s homeschool instructor (usually a parent) will submit an academic and evaluative recommendation, it is strongly recommended that third-party, non-familial sources of recommendation are also submitted. Those that can speak to an academic experience are particularly important. For example, many homeschoolers complete college level courses at a local post-secondary institution; a letter of recommendation from the college instructor would be a valuable third-party assessment tool. In addition to external academic assessments, recommendations that speak to a student’s involvement in the community can also be helpful. Many homeschooled students participate in community activities, local organizations, regional athletic clubs, local religious programs and more.</span><br> </p>
I am interested in the Two-Week Non-Credit courses. Can I apply to more than one?
<p>Yes, you may enroll in two non-credit courses, but the courses must take place during different sessions. Students may only take one course per session. Students who wish to take more than one course can enroll in up to a maximum of two different two-week non-credit courses spanning two sessions.<br> </p>
I participated in the program last year, must I reapply?
<p>Returning applicants must reapply.<br /> </p>
May I still apply to the program if I am already a senior in high school?
<p>No. Students must be entering their senior year in September 2024.<br> </p>
What are the application requirements for each program?
<p>Please see the Apply page.</p> <p><span class="btn btn-default btn-maroon"><a href="/content/bc-web/sites/bc-experience/apply.html">Apply</a></span></p>
What if my PSAT, SAT, or ACT scores are low?
<p>Test scores are not required.<br> </p>
What is asynchronous learning?
<p>Asynchronous learning is not the same as the remote learning you may have experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic. Students will not be expected to meet in a Zoom classroom every day at a specific time for a live streaming class. In an online asynchronous learning environment, the &quot;classroom&quot; is the Canvas Learning Management Platform. Students will engage with faculty, other classmates, and the materials primarily on your own time, while meeting specific deadlines.</p>
What is the cost of the program?
<p><span class="btn btn-default btn-maroon"><a href="/content/bc-web/sites/bc-experience/about/costs-payment.html">View Program Costs</a></span></p>
What is the refund/cancellation policy?
<p>Please see&nbsp; the <a href="/content/bc-web/sites/bc-experience/about/costs-payment.html#tab-payments_refunds">Tuition Payment, Refund</a> and <a href="/content/bc-web/sites/bc-experience/about/costs-payment.html#tab-withdrawal">Withdrawals</a><br> </p>
What kind of on-campus programming will be happening?
<p>BCE Program Assistants will plan programs for both commuter and residential students to get to know the campus. At least one mandatory academic off-campus program will be scheduled during the weekend.<br /> </p>
What safety precautions are in place for my child in the online environment?
<p>All courses are password protected and behind a firewall. Links used in the classroom are also password protected and only open to the BC community.<br /> </p>
When is the application deadline?
<p>BCE has rolling admissions through May 6, with specific application review dates. The Two-Week Non-Credit application deadlines and decision date are:&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Applications submitted by February 12, 2024 will receive a decision on February 20, 2024</li> <li>Applications submitted by March 11, 2024 will receive a decision on: March 19, 2024</li> <li>Applications submitted by April 8, 2024 (International Student Deadline) will receive a decision on April 16, 2024</li> </ul> <p>Applications submitted by May 6, 2024 (Final Application Deadline) will receive a decision on May 14, 2024.</p> <p>We strongly recommend that students apply early. International students must apply by April 8, 2024.<br> </p>
When will I be notified of an admission decision?
<p>Students will receive notifications within two weeks of the deadline dates.&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Applications submitted by February 12, 2024 will receive a decision on February 20, 2024</li> <li>Applications submitted by March 11, 2024 will receive a decision on: March 19, 2024</li> <li>Applications submitted by April 8, 2024 (International Student Deadline) will receive a decision on April 16, 2024</li> <li>Applications submitted by May 6, 2024 (Final Application Deadline) will receive a decision on May 14, 2024<br> </li> </ul>
Where are classes held?
<p><span style="font-family: adobe-clean, &quot;Source Sans Pro&quot;, -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Roboto, Ubuntu, &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, &quot;Lucida Grande&quot;, sans-serif;">Psychiatry and the TikTok Generation and Applied Neuropsychology are offered online/asynchronously with no in-person/on-campus components. The remaining Two-Week Non-Credit Courses will take place on the Boston College Chestnut Hill campus.</span><br> </p>
Where do students eat?
<p>Students will eat in one of BC dining halls. For residential students, food is covered in the tuition costs. For more detailed descriptions of the dining halls, their hours, and their food offerings visit the <a href="/content/bc-web/offices/auxiliary-services/sites/dining.html">BC Dining website</a>.&nbsp;Please note, summer food offerings may vary.<br> </p>
Will BCE have any online programs?
<p>Psychiatry and the TikTok Generation and Applied Neuropsychology are offered as online/asynchronous courses.<br> </p>
Will all learning in the online courses be done live via Zoom?
<p>No, these courses are offered primarily asynchronously using the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS). Although some instructors may use Zoom during the course, live streaming opportunities for engagement are optional.</p>
Will participants have access to BC resources?
<p>Please see the <a href="/content/bc-web/sites/bc-experience/admitted-students.html">Admitted Students</a> page.<br /> </p>
Will participating in this program help me to get into Boston College?
<p>The Boston College Experience program is an opportunity for students to become familiar with Boston College as an educational institution and community. While students will benefit from experiencing college, participation in BCE does&nbsp; not influence any ongoing or future application to Boston College’s undergraduate studies.</p>
Will there be a residential option for BCE?
<p>Yes, students applying to the Two-Week Non-Credit Courses will have the option to live on-campus or to commute to the Boston College campus.&nbsp;<br> </p>