December Checklist

Welcome to the Student Services Monthly Checklist!

Highlights for December include course evaluations, study space for finals, and the end of the fall semester.

The Office of Student Services would like to wish students and their families a happy and healthy winter break!

Action Items

Complete course evaluations.

Course evaluations open December 2. Non-law students who complete all of their evaluations will have access to their grades beginning December 12. Please complete your course evaluations by December 20 at 11:00 p.m. Visit the Course Evaluations page for more information.

Need space for studying?

Study space will be available 24 hours a day in any open classroom from December 10 through December 19 at noon. Please note the exterior doors to some classroom buildings may be locked after 11:00 p.m.

Note the withdrawal deadline.

The last date to withdraw from a fall course with a "W" or to withdraw from the University is Monday, December 2.

Note the thesis and dissertation deadline (master's and doctoral students).

Monday, December 2 is the deadline for master's and doctoral candidates to submit signed and approved copies of theses and dissertations for December 2019 graduation.

Mark the spring bill due date on your calendars.

Students received an e-mail from Student Services to their BC e-mail address with their tuition and fees bill in mid-November.

Spring semester bills for undergraduate and law students are due on Tuesday, December 10. Spring semester bills for graduate and Woods College students are due on Friday, January 10.

For more information, visit the Billing page.

Complete your Student Loan Online Exit Interview (students graduating in December 2019).

Students should have received an e-mail in November containing instructions on how to complete the online exit process at Heartland ECSI (BC's loan servicing company). Learn about loan repayment options, consolidation, and loan forgiveness plans, and take the mystery and confusion out of loan repayment!

If you have any questions regarding loan repayment, please contact the Office of Student Services by calling 800-294-0294 or 617-552-3369 or by e-mailing

Enroll in QuikPAY Payment Plan (undergraduate and Law students).

Enrollment for the spring semester only plan began September 9. We advise enrolling by December 10 to meet billing deadlines. For more information, visit

Undergraduate day students, interested in taking a course at WCAS?

Undergraduate day students may register for spring Woods College of Advancing Studies courses beginning Monday, January 13 at 8 a.m. in Gasson 100. For more information, including the different rules for each school, visit the Undergraduate Registration page.

Waive medical insurance (if applicable).

To waive medical insurance, go to ("Medical Insurance"). All waivers must be submitted by January 24, 2020 for the spring semester only. Students who do not complete a waiver prior to the deadline will automatically be enrolled in and charged the student-only premium for the Student Blue Plan.

Admitted transfer student?

Welcome to Boston College! There are a number of things you need to do now that you have matriculated. Visit the Transfer Undergraduate Student Checklist for more information.

Also, remember to submit your deposit. The admitted transfer student deposit deadline is December 16.

Incoming graduate student?

Welcome to Boston College! There are a number of things you need to do now that you have matriculated. Visit the Incoming Graduate Student Checklist for more information.

Looking for a job?

Academic year job opportunities are available on the Job Listings page.

Order a parking permit (if applicable).

Eligible undergraduate resident students and graduate students may order a parking permit at ("Parking Permits and Citations"). Students may pick up their parking permit in the Office of Student Services.

Purchase a MBTA pass for the spring semester.

Students may now purchase MBTA passes for the spring semester at a discount. The deadline to purchase passes at a discount is Tuesday, January 7. Visit the MBTA Passes and Parking Permits page for more information.

Get started on your 2020–2021 FAFSA (if applicable).

You can now file your 2020–2021 FAFSA as early as October 1, 2019, rather than waiting for January 1 as was the past practice. Visit for more information.

Note the returning undergraduate financial aid application deadline.

The priority filing date for the Undergraduate Financial Aid Application is February 1. The application and instructions are available on the Financial Aid Forms page.

Sign a Direct Loan Master Promissory Note (if applicable).

Visit the Federal Student Aid website for more information.

Complete Direct Loan Entrance Counseling (if applicable).

Visit the Federal Student Aid website for more information.

Withdrawing and need a refund for your student account?

Visit the Tuition and Fees page for more information.

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