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

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

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

Mentoring and Academic Achievement is the home of several academic support programs at Boston College, including the College Transition Program (CTP), Options Through Education (OTE), TRiO Student Support Services and the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program.

Messina College is Boston College's ninth school, offering a residential associate's degree program to first-generation and high financial need students. 

News and Notes

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