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Google Consumer Apps for Accounts

available to bc faculty, staff, and students

Google Consumer Apps are available to all Boston College faculty, staff, and students. You have the option to use apps such as Blogger, YouTube, Maps, and Photos with your account.

As illustrated below, the Consumer Apps have their own terms of service. Please be aware, these apps do not necessarily offer the same accessibility, FERPA, privacy, intellectual property ownership, and confidentiality terms and conditions as when using the BC Google Core Apps.


screenshot of google apps icons

Google Core Apps

These apps are covered by the contract Boston College has with Google. Boston College owns this data, it is not indexed by Google for advertising purposes, and there are no ads.

Google Consumer Apps

These optional apps have the same privacy policy and terms of service that apply to Google's Consumer products. Data created while using these apps is not owned by Boston College, is indexed by Google, and may be used for advertising purposes. Use at your own discretion.

How to Access Consumer Apps

Consumer Apps are available in your BC Google account within the Google App launcher grid:

Google Apps grid


Contact the Help Center at or 617-552-4357 (HELP).