Boston College

Match Requirements for:

Finalists who rank Boston College

Please submit these materials as soon as you are notified you are a Finalist.

Match Requirements
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1

1

Boston College QuestBridge Questionnaire 

After your QuestBridge application has been forwarded to BC, you will receive instructions to complete the Boston College QuestBridge Questionnaire. This questionnaire will ask you BC specific questions, including major of interest. This form is required to complete your application.

2

Official Transcript(s)

Please have your high school guidance counselor submit your official transcripts to the Admission Office (see Contact Information below). If your counselor uploaded your transcript as part of your College Match application, you do not need to resubmit it. 

3

Test Scores (Optional)
Self-Reported or Official Reports

SAT code: 3083
ACT code: 1788

Boston College has adopted a test-optional policy for first year applicants during the 2020-2021 admission cycle. Learn more about BC’s test-optional policy here.  

Students who are unable to submit standardized test results, or who choose not to, will not be disadvantaged in our selection process. In reviewing applications that do not include standardized test results, the Admission Committee will place greater emphasis on other required application credentials including academic performance, rigor of coursework, placement in class, personal statements, recommendations, and co-curricular involvement.

For those students who choose to submit standardized testing results, we accept the ACT or SAT and don't require any Optional Writing portion. If you submit multiple scores, we will superscore the tests for our evaluation and we will use the scores as one component in our holistic review of applications. Boston College will accept self-reported ACT or SAT test scores for QuestBridge students participating in the National College Match process only. If sending official scores from a testing agency, do NOT use the rush reporting service.

Self-reported scores are accepted for students applying through the QuestBridge National College Match only. Official ACT or SAT score reports are required prior to enrolling at Boston College. If the cost of sending test scores from the ACT or College Board would present a financial burden, your guidance or college counselor may email a copy of your score report to bcapplicant@bc.edu. We also accept test scores that are reported on official high school transcripts.

Students who wish to further quantify their academic successes are welcome to submit or self-report non-required credentials such as Advanced Placement scores, predicted IB scores, or SAT Subject Test results (if previously taken).

4

2021-2022 FAFSA

FAFSA code: 002128
Available: Oct. 1

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens only. Canadian and other international students do not complete the FAFSA. 

5

2021-2022 CSS Profile 

CSS code: 3083
Available: Oct. 1

Please select "Early Decision" as your admission application type.  

If your parents own a business or farm: 

• Submit the CSS Profile Business/Farm Supplement

If your parents are divorced or separated:

• Both of your biological/adoptive parent(s) will complete their own CSS Profile with different log-in credentials. It is highly recommended that the student and custodial parent start the CSS Profile first, as the non-custodial cannot submit information until the student selects a school that requires the submission of non-custodial parent information.

• Your non-custodial parent must submit the online Non-Custodial Profile after creating a separate College Board account.

• If you do not have any contact with your non-custodial parent, then you may submit a request to waive the requirement of their financial information. Download the Non-Custodial Parent Waiver Petition. 

 

6

2019 Federal Tax Returns and Forms for Custodial and Non-Custodial Parent (if applicable) 

Both the custodial and non-custodial parent must submit copies of their 2019 federal tax returns with all schedules, attachments, W-2 Forms, and other earnings statements. You may securely upload all required documents to the Boston College Financial Aid Document Submission Site

Options following the Match

Early Decision

Finalists who don’t match with Boston College or a binding college partner can be considered for Early Decision II. Finalists interested in this option must submit the Boston College Applicant Verification form which includes the Boston College Supplemental Essay question. You must submit this form through the Applicant Portal by January 1. 

Note that this is a binding admission process, and you also must complete the Early Decision Agreement, which will be provided to you within your Applicant Portal. We encourage you to review our policy on Early Decision and to contact us by emailing bcapplicant@bc.edu with any questions.

 

Regular Decision 

All Finalists who rank Boston College for the Match, but did not match to a binding college will automatically have their applications moved into the Regular Decision process. Please submit your Midyear Report with an updated transcript and any relevant updates. You will be required to submit the Boston College Applicant Verification form, which includes the Boston College Supplemental Essay question. You must submit this form through the Applicant Portal by January 1. 

If you no longer wish to be considered, please indicate this on the Boston College Applicant Verification form or email bcapplicant@bc.edu to withdraw your application.

 

Regular Decision Requirements:

Step 1: Select Boston College on the QuestBridge Regular Decision Form on your Application Management page between November 4 - December 9. Only check the box if you fully intend to submit a complete application to Boston College (including all of the materials detailed in the table below).

Step 2: Submit all additional required application and financial materials by the applicable deadlines to Boston College directly as detailed in the table below.

Information for Non-Finalists

indicates a required material

Regular Decision Requirements: Application Materials
DEADLINE: JANUARY 1

 

Finalists who ranked BC and submitted all materials (but did not match to a binding college)

Finalists who did not rank BC

Boston College Applicant Verification Form

 

Boston College QuestBridge Questionnaire

 

QuestBridge Midyear Report

Official Transcript(s)

Update including recent grades

Test Scores (Optional)
Official Reports

SAT code: 3083
ACT code: 1788

Only if new scores to report

Regular Decision Requirements: Financial Aid Materials
DEADLINE: JANUARY 1

 

Finalists who ranked BC and submitted all materials (but did not match to a binding college)

Finalists who did not rank BC

2021-2022 FAFSA

FAFSA code:002128 
Available: Oct. 1

 

2021-2022 CSS Profile 

CSS code:3083
Available: Oct. 1

 

2019 Federal Tax Returns and Forms

 

Contact Information 

Contact Information (for mailing/faxing materials and general questions):

Email, mail, or fax official transcripts to:

Boston College Undergraduate Admission
Document Processing Center
124 Heritage Avenue Suite #14
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Email: bcapplicant@bc.edu
Fax: (617) 552-0798

Contact Information for Financial Aid inquiries:

Boston College Financial Aid Document Submission Site

Mailing Address:
Boston College
Financial Aid Processing Center
P.O. Box 67486
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Email: qbfinaidcontact@bc.edu

BC Admission Office Contact (regarding QuestBridge applications):

Danielle Wells
Phone: (617) 552-3100
Fax: (617) 552-0798
Email: questbridge@bc.edu

 

Boston College Undergraduate Admission

Boston College Financial Aid