In 2020, Boston College and Pine Manor College signed an integration agreement that established The Pine Manor Institute for Student Success, which will feature four components aimed at enhancing educational opportunities for underrepresented and first-generation students:

The Academy, a two-part expereince, includes a Summer Enrichment Program for students in grades 8–12 and school year tutoring and mentoring.

Messina College, a two-year college division of Boston College that will grant associate degrees, is slated to begin in 2024 with an entering class of 100 students.

An umbrella organization for BC's academic support and student volunteer initiatives, including Learning to Learn, Options Through Education (OTE), and the Montserrat Coalition.

An ongoing outreach initiative for graduates of the Academy and Messina College, featuring year-round mentoring and life/success coaching.

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BC announces plans for Pine Manor Institute for Student Success

Initiatives will enhance educational opportunities for underrepresented students

The Academy: Your Path to Success

Free of Cost

 
All Academy programs are free of cost for admitted students.

Individualized Plans


We review each student's needs to optimize outcomes.

Success Coaches

 
Our Success Coaches work with students to help make their post-secondary goals possible.

Personal Support


We offer personalized coaching, tutoring, and mentorship.

The Pine Manor Institute for Student Success will help increase access to high quality education for underrepresented students. Boston College was founded in 1863 to help educate Boston’s immigrant community. The Pine Manor Institute represents an extension of our mission in response to societal needs.
William P. Leahy, S.J., University President