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Programs & Services

Academic Services

Academic, Personal and Career Advising

We provide holistic, comprehensive and individualized advising. SSS academic advising focuses on BC’s Jesuit values and assists students in discerning their academic and personal directions. Topics such as time management, nutrition, housing and roommate problems, and relationships are discussed.

UN005: Applications of Learning Theory

A three-credit course that teaches students successful methods for improving note-taking, reading, time-management, critical thinking, research paper writing and test preparation skills. Participants begin the process of understanding their own learning styles and strengths.

McNair Scholars Program 

The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program (McNair Program) is a graduate school preparation program for Boston College undergraduates who are both low-income and first-generation college participants and/or under-represented. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the McNair program prepares undergraduates from these underrepresented groups to pursue and attain doctoral degrees and to enter careers in research and academia.

Graduate School Application Support

We assist students in preparing for and applying to graduate school programs through one-on-one meetings and workshops and by encouraging (and supporting students) to apply to University Advanced Study Grants.  We also offer reduced fees for graduate school exam preparation courses (GRE, GMAT, LSAT).

Graduate Mentor Program

Introduces students to the graduate school process by matching them with a current BC graduate student mentor and providing information on admissions requirements and graduate school life.

McNair Exploratory Program (MEP)

The central purpose of the McNair Exploratory Program (MEP) is to involve first-year students in a conversation about professional career, graduate education, and research. This program runs during the Fall and Spring semester.

Workshop Seminars

Introduces students to key academic, financial, and professional development information. Topics range from academic, career, budgetary, personal and professional development, and financial aid.

Gates Millenium Scholars Program


Student Formation Focused Services

Sisters, Let's Talk

Provides connections between students, faculty and administrators women of color. Its goal is to assist women of color at BC to grow closer through discussing issues that are pertinent to their wellbeing.

Dedicated Intellectuals of the People

Provides a space for AHANA males to discuss issues that affect their social, emotional, spiritual and intellectual growth and develop skills to navigate through a predominately White institution.

Student Advisory Board

Advises the Learning to Learn administration on key issues and promotes program activities.

College Transition Program

A two-week summer program that acclimatizes incoming students to BC’s campus and resources. Participants build one-on-one relationships with faculty, staff, and administrators and develop community-building, leadership, and self-advocacy skills through small-tailored workshops.

Financial Services

Financial Aid Advising

Assistance in completing financial aid forms, writing appeals, financial planning and BC financial aid information.

Student Supplemental Grants

Qualified students earn a $1,000 financial aid grant (limited funds).

Passbook Program

Supports academic achievement by allowing qualified students to earn points as they meet program participation requirements and as they make progress in achieving their academic goals.

Laptop Loan and University Book Vouchers

Supports academic achievement by providing laptops for students to borrow for two weeks at a time. The program also supports book vouchers for qualified students with great financial need.

Advising, Financial Aid & Other Services

In addition to our Applications of Learning Theory course, we provide students with:

  • Financial aid counseling
  • Academic advising
  • Personal counseling
  • GRE & LSAT prep courses
  • Evening study hours


Also, we administer the LASSI (Learning And Study Strategies Inventory) to evaluate and advise students on their learning styles and study strategies. Students do not need to be enrolled in Applications of Learning Theory to utilize these services.