Boston College

Match Requirements for:

Finalists who rank Boston College

If you are a Finalist who ranked BC, your National College Match application will be sent to BC, and you will need to submit the following requirements to the school by November 1. If you have questions after reviewing the information below, please reach out to the school directly.

Match Requirements
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1

Boston College Applicant Portal Activation: QuestBridge will send Finalists’ applications to BC on October 19, and BC may need a up to a week to import them into their system. Once processed, BC will then email you instructions to log in and activate your Applicant Status portal, where you can track the status of the materials you submit to BC.

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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. Please note that students applying for the Human-Centered Engineering major will also be prompted to submit an additional essay within the form. This form is required to complete and review 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

(Optional) Test Scores
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 2021-2022 admission cycle. Learn more about BC’s test-optional policy

Students who are unable to submit standardized test results, or who choose not to, will not be disadvantaged in BC's 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, BC accepts the ACT or SAT and doesn't require any Optional Writing portion. If you submit multiple scores, BC will superscore the tests for their evaluation and they will use the scores as one component in their holistic review of applications. 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. BC also accepts 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 or predicted IB scores (if previously taken).

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Artistic Portfolio (Optional)

Students who intend to major in Studio Art can submit artistic samples/portfolios through SlideRoom. If not majoring in Studio Art, please highlight any art involvement within the Activities or Additional Information sections of the QuestBridge Application. Students with a background in theatre and/or music who plan to be involved in music and theater productions at Boston College are invited to showcase their talents by submitting artistic samples via SlideRoom, regardless of their intended major.

If the submission fee poses a financial hardship, please contact Cindy Córdova to request a fee waiver prior to submitting. We are not able to provide a reimbursement after a submission has been received. Materials received via SlideRoom after the November 1 deadline will not be reviewed.

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2022-2023 FAFSA

FAFSA code: 002128
Available: Oct. 1

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

6

2022-2023 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.

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2020 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 2020 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. You must submit this form through the Applicant Status 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 Status Portal once you confirm that you would like your application to be moved to BC's Early Decision II review process. BC encourages you to review their policy on Early Decision and to contact them 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. To continue to have your application considered for admission, you will be required to submit the Boston College Applicant Verification Form by January 1 via your BC Applicant Portal. Please have your counselor submit your Midyear Report with an updated transcript (as soon as it becomes available) along with any relevant updates to bcapplicant@bc.edu.

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 3 - December 12. 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: Activate your Boston College University Applicant Portal. QuestBridge will send Finalists’ applications to Boston College on December 15 and Boston College may need a couple days to import them into their system. Use the Boston College applicant portal, sent to you via email, to track the status of your materials you submit to Boston College. 

Step 3: Submit all additional required application and financial materials by the applicable deadlines directly to Boston College as detailed in the table below. 

Information for Non-Finalists

indicates a required material

Regular Decision Requirements: Admission 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

Common Application with BC Supplemental Essay, and all supporting documents

 

You may reuse one of your QuestBridge essays for the Common Application essay. If you are requesting a fee waiver and need any assistance, please contact bcapplicant@bc.edu

Boston College Applicant Verification Form

 

QuestBridge Midyear Report 

Official Transcript(s)

Update including recent grades

(Optional) Test Scores
Official Reports

SAT code: 3083
ACT code: 1788

Only if new scores to report

Artistic Portfolio (Optional)

 

Students who intend to major in Studio Art can submit artistic samples/portfolios through SlideRoom. If not majoring in Studio Art, please highlight any art involvement within the Activities or Additional Information sections of the QuestBridge Application or the Common Application. Students with a background in theatre and/or music who plan to be involved in music and theater productions at Boston College are invited to showcase their talents by submitting artistic samples via SlideRoom, regardless of their intended major. 

Please note that there is a $5 fee to submit your artistic samples. If the fee poses a financial hardship students may request a fee waiver by emailing Cindy Córdova.

Submissions received after the January 1 deadline will not be reviewed.

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

2022-2023 FAFSA

FAFSA code:002128 
Available: Oct. 1

 

2022-2023 CSS Profile 

CSS code:3083
Available: Oct. 1

 

2020 Federal Tax Returns and Forms

 

Contact Information 

BC Admission Office Contact (regarding QuestBridge applications and general questions):

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

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

Mail, Email, or fax materials to:

Boston College Undergraduate Admission
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Devlin Hall 208
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Email: bcapplicant@bc.edu
Fax: (617) 552-0798

Please note that BC does not use IDOC. You may securely upload all required Financial Aid documents to the Boston College Financial Aid Document Submission Site

Mailing Address:
Boston College Financial Aid Processing Center
P.O. Box 1482
Portsmouth, NH  03802
Email: Find your Financial Aid Advisor assigned by the first letter of your last name.

Boston College Undergraduate Admission
Boston College Financial Aid