Dear Student,

We are writing today with important information regarding Fall 2020 course registration.

Like previous semesters, you will need to access Boston College’s University Information System (UIS) to register for your courses. To install UIS on your computer, visit

As of December 1, 2019, Boston College requires that students outside the university network enable Eagle VPN and BC 2-Step Verification to access UIS. However, given the unprecedented number of remote users due to COVID-19, BC is temporarily suspending this requirement for the Fall 2020 course registration period only. Boston College still strongly recommends using Eagle VPN and BC 2-Step Verification to securely access UIS.

  1. (Recommended) Set-up and test Eagle VPN on your computer well in advance of your assigned appointment time to avoid delays with course registration. VPN, which stands for Virtual Private Network, is a more secure method for connecting to services while off campus. Eagle VPN can be downloaded at

    Once you have installed and connected to the VPN using 2-Step Verification, you may open UIS and login using your BC credentials.

  2. OR

  3. If Eagle VPN and BC 2-Step Verification are not available to you, open UIS as you would normally and login using your BC credentials.

  4. OR

  5. If you are unable to install UIS, you may use to register. Please note that if you choose to use this service you may experience some delays due to bandwidth constraints.

A step-by-step video tutorial and a collection of UIS screenshots detailing the UIS course registration process are available for reference at Additional information about doctoral continuation, pass/fail, and closed and restricted courses can be found by selecting the “Graduate Registration” page from the left-hand menu. Links to Course Information and Schedule are available at

No changes have been made to the dates and times for registration. Please note that the registration opening dates and times are in Eastern Daylight Time.

Be sure to connect with the appropriate representatives/advisors in your discipline well before your registration time to ensure your questions about requirements and course selection have been addressed.

You may contact the Office of Student Services at 800-294-0294 or at any time after your scheduled registration period to have a Service Associate assist you.

For technical support with Eagle VPN or BC 2-Step Verification, contact the Boston College Technology Help Center at 617-552-HELP (4357) or For additional questions about UIS or the registration process, visit the Registrar web page at or contact the Office of Student Services at 800-294-0294 or

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.


Mary French
University Registrar