Starting with the class of 2016, students must complete 120 credits to earn the bachelor's degree. To continue enrollment in a full-time program of study, a student must maintain a cumulative average of at least 1.5 as the minimum standard of scholarship and must not fall more than six credits behind the total number of credits a student of their status is expected to have completed (15 credits each semester freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior year).
Any student who is permitted by the dean to continue enrollment in a full-time undergraduate program is considered to be in good standing.
At the end of each semester, students who do not meet the academic standards of the Carroll School of Management are dismissed. Possible grounds for academic dismissal include the following:
Courses from institutions other than Boston College may be applied to a degree program only with permission of the Associate Dean. Examples include official cross-registration programs, the Foreign Study program, certain special study programs at other universities, courses in the Woods College, and summer school courses. Courses that are used to fulfill specific requirements in the University Core, Management Core, and Concentration must also be approved by the Chairperson of the relevant department, as must all courses taken through the Woods College and Summer School. Courses not available at Boston College may be taken at certain other local universities with the permission of the Associate Dean.
A student must earn a grade of C- or better to receive credit for any course taken at another university. In some instances, the Associate Dean may stipulate a higher grade. After the course has been completed, the student should request that the Registrar at the host university forward an official transcript to the Registrar's Office at Boston College.
See the Undergraduate Catalog for information on summer classes.
The final examination schedule for most courses is set before classes begin. Exam times are a function of class times (e.g. all MWF at 10 classes share a standard exam time). Courses with multiple sections may have common departmental final examinations at a date and time determined by the Registrar's Office. Students with three final examinations scheduled for the same day are entitled to take a makeup exam at a later date during exam week. If one of the three exams is a common departmental exam, this is the exam that is taken at the later date. Before arranging for departure from campus, students should consult the exam schedule.
University Core and Carroll School of Management courses may not be taken by any student on a Pass/Fail basis. The only courses that are acceptable for Pass/Fail are non-required electives taken in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences, Lynch School of Education, or Connell School of Nursing. Carroll School of Management students must receive the written permission of the instructor and the Associate Dean in order to take a course Pass/Fail. Approval will be given only during the registration and Drop/Add periods.
In cases of prolonged absence due to illness, injury, or other significant reasons, a student or a member of his or her family should communicate with the Associate Dean of the Carroll School of Management as soon as the prospect of prolonged or extended absences becomes clear. The academic arrangements for the student's return to classes should be made with the Associate Dean of the Carroll School of Management as soon as the student's health and other circumstances permit.
Students will take a minimum of 15 credits every semester in freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior year; lab requirements may add additional credits to the standard 15.
Students must be registered for at least four courses (12 credits) per semester to be considered full time.
A student in good standing who desires to interrupt the usual progress of an academic program and wishes to resume studies at Boston College within a year may petition for a leave of absence. The process begins in the Associate Dean's Office. A leave of absence will not typically be granted to students who expect to do full-time academic work at another institution and will be extended for no more than one year, although petition for renewal is possible.
All students are expected to maintain the highest standards of personal integrity and honor in all their academic activities. Students who violate these standards are subject to disciplinary action by a professor, and may be subject to further action after a hearing by a board of peers and faculty.
An Academic Integrity Board composed of both students and faculty investigates breaches of academic integrity (cheating, plagiarism, etc.) that are referred by either students or faculty. After reviewing a case the Board makes a recommendation to the Associate Dean who can then take disciplinary action that may include suspension or expulsion.
For more information, please see the University's policy on academic integrity.
In cases where a student believes that his or her work has been evaluated unfairly, the student shall meet with the instructor within a week. If the basis for the grade has not been established to the student’s satisfaction, the student may appeal to the relevant department chair for a second opinion. The appeal will take the form of a one-page statement of the student’s case and include a copy of the work in question.
The department chair, or his or her designate, will evaluate the appeal. This review is final. Should an alteration in the grading be found necessary, the department chair will consult with the faculty member involved. If unfairness is found, the department chair will designate an alternate evaluator of the student’s work for future submission.
The following forms are frequently used in the Carroll School. For a more comprehensive list of academic forms, visit University Student Services.
The Course Approval Form needs to be completed before you take classes over the summer. Complete the form and have it signed by the sponsoring department before bringing the form to the Associate Dean's Office in Fulton 315.
If you wish to withdrawal from a course, please stop by Fulton 315 to fill out a Course Withdrawal Form. We ask that you come to drop-in hours Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday 10:00 am-12:00 pm and 1:00-3:00 pm to speak a member of the staff about how you can make up the credits. Students can take no fewer than 12 credits per semester.
The Internship Form is for students who are participating in an unpaid internship during the summer or the academic year. The form needs to be completed by the student's internship supervisor prior to being submitted to the Associate Dean's Office in Fulton 315. At the end of the internship, the student's supervisor must submit a letter of evaluation to the Associate Dean on company letterhead.
Note: A student can only complete this internship for credit two times during their time in the Carroll School.
In addition to the advising system offered in the Carroll School, Boston College offers many resources to assist you in your academic pursuits during your undergraduate experience.
The libraries here at Boston College are among the most outstanding University libraries in the region. Visit the University Libraries website and learn more about the resources available to students.
Students in the Carroll School have access to university librarian Sonia Ensins who is available to assist students with research for their management courses. Visit the Business and Management resource page for helpful research guides and details on how to get in touch with Sonia.
Also located in O'Neill Library, the Media Center has a non-print collection with facilities for viewing and listening.
The Connors Family Learning Center provides free tutoring to all students in over 60 courses of study. All tutoring is provided on-site in a very comfortable learning center housed in O'Neill Library, right on Boston College's main Chestnut Hill campus.
Writing assistance is also available in the Connors Family Learning Center for students. The Online Writing Lab (OWL) allows students to submit drafts of writing assignments for constructive feedback.
The Connors Family Learning Center also offers support servicesto students with learning disabilities, such as screenings and consultations about accommodations.
The Accessibility at Boston College website gathers resources from across campus such as maps with accessible paths, resources for students who need accommodations, and information on technology accessibility.
Each Sunday evening, the Office of the Associate Dean sends out a newsletter to each class year in the Carroll School of Management. The newsletter posts upcoming events, advising deadlines, leadership opportunities, and internship listings. View the latest newsletter here:
The Boston College Graduate Programs Office oversees course scheduling, registration, degree audits, student records, registration policies, and academic procedures for graduate students at the Carroll School.
To contact the Graduate Programs Office, call (617) 552-3773, email us or stop by our office in Cushing Hall 202 during regular office hours (Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).
MSA SUMMER TERM DATES
Term 1: May 29, 2018 - June 22, 2018
Term 2: June 25, 2018 - July 20, 2018
Term 3: July 23, 2018 - August 3, 2018
The Summer Schedule of Courses for MSA Students can be found here.
ADVANCED STANDING AND EQUIVALENCY CREDIT
To apply for advanced standing or equivalency credit, you must complete an application for review by the graduate curriculum director. To learn more about course waivers, please review the course waiver policy.
Commencement ceremonies will take place on May 21, 2018.
Students are responsible for ensuring that their graduation term is correct in AGORA. To update a graduation term: please email the firstname.lastname@example.org email account.
Graduate students register and drop/add using either one of the following options:
As noted in the course descriptions, some electives have prerequisite requirements. Please take note of this and DO NOT register for courses for which you do not have the necessary prerequisites. If you do, you will be dropped from the course.
Graduate students registering for 9 credit hours or more must meet the Immunization Requirements.
For the summer sessions: students have until noon following the second class meeting to add or drop a course without any penalty. Students wishing to drop or add a class after the course has met for the first time must contact the Graduate Programs Office in Cushing 202 (617-552-3773).
MBA students may be eligible to waive courses based upon prior coursework and/or professional certifications (such as CPA or CFA). Waiver policies vary according to program. Please read the course waiver policy for more information.
Part-time MBA students may cross register for one course each semester (not including Summer) at Boston University and Tufts, through the Consortium. Students interested in cross-registering for courses through the Consortium must first seek approval from the Graduate Programs Office and complete the necessary cross-registration forms, available through the University Office of Student Services (Lyons Hall). Per the Consortium agreement, tuition will be billed through the student’s Boston College account, at the Carroll School of Management’s tuition rate.
If you would like an academic audit of your record, please email Leia Hopson.
DIRECTED STUDY POLICY
Directed Studies are intended to allow students to study material of merit that is not included in existing graduate level courses in the Carroll School of Management. They are considered as a compliment to a carefully designed program of study. Students interested in pursuing a Directed Study must prepare a written proposal of study and have it signed by the faculty member who will oversee the Directed Study.
The proposal is presented to the department's chair or program faculty advisor and requires his/her written approval.
DUAL DEGREE APPLICATION
Current Carroll School graduate students may apply to one of the Carroll School dual degree offerings (MBA/MSF, MBA/MSA) through an abbreviated application process.
GRADUATE STUDENT CORE VALUES FORM
This form can be found here and should be sent to students when they confirm enrollment. The form should be signed by each student and sent to Kathryn Najarian in the Graduate Programs Office.
The Carroll Graduate School Student Handbook for the 2017-2018 Academic Year can be found here.
Graduate students at the Carroll School of Management have access to a variety of services not available to other students at Boston College. For example:
BOSTON COLLEGE NAME BADGE AND BUSINESS CARDS
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Graduate management students have exclusive access to the Graduate Computer Lab (Fulton 260) and the Graduate Management Lounge (Fulton 124). See your Graduate Management Student Handbook for the pass code.
In addition, graduate students have access to a variety of meeting and study rooms in Fulton Hall, three conference phones, and a limited number of lockers. To reserve a room or conference phone, go to the online scheduler. Please note: if you are off campus you must first connect to the BC Network via VPN.
To reserve a locker, submit the locker request.
Student organizations may reserve space for an event by submitting the Space Reservation Information Form to the Graduate Programs Office.
All Carroll School graduate students are subscribed to program-specific listservs used for academic announcements, career resource information, speakers, and events. It is your responsibility to verify that your email address is not suppressed in the Information Privacy Preferences section of your AGORA account. If you are not receiving listserv emails, please contact Graduate Student Services.
Graduate students at the Carroll School have access to a wide array of Boston College resources and services. Here’s an overview.
CANCELLATION OF CLASSES
If heavy snowstorms or other emergencies necessitate cancellation of classes, you can call 617.552.INFO or visit BC Info.
The Boston College Office of Student Services helps graduate students connect with a variety of financial resouces and services, including federal financial aid programs and alternative loan options.
HEALTH INSURANCE AND PROOF OF IMMUNIZATION
The state of Massachusetts requires all students to be have Health Insurance. Students are automatically enrolled in the BC Student Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan and billed by the university. Massachusetts also requires incoming students to obtain immunizations based on whether you are considered a full or part-time student. For more information, please see University Health Services.
Please note: Evening students enrolled in 9 credit hours or more must be compliant with the Immunization Requirements for Full-Time students.
IT HELP DESK
The Boston College network offers access to the Internet, your BC email account, department servers, faculty pages, and much more. You can connect to the network using your own computer with a BC username and password. Check Information Technology Services for information.
To park on campus, you’ll need to apply for a parking permit. For details and parking maps, see the Department of Transportation & Parking.
OFFICE OF GRADUATE STUDENT LIFE
The Office of Graduate Student Life acts as a resource for all graduate students throughout Boston College through a variety of programs, services and advocacy efforts. Please see their website for more information.
The Carroll School has a proud tradition of service to our community. In keeping with that tradition and with our Jesuit heritage, all Carroll School graduate students must fulfill a requirement to serve others through meaningful work as volunteers.
Some students fulfill this commitment by serving as mentors or tutors in underserved communities; others provide pro bono professional services to local nonprofit organizations.
Boston College offers a variety of resources to help you find a volunteer opportunity, including a list of community organizations in need of volunteers and a list of volunteer matching services in the area. In addition, every year the University sponsors a Jesuit Day of Service that brings the entire community together to give back. For more information on volunteer matching please email Kathryn Najarian.
If you are already engaged in a volunteer activity, check the Community Service Guidelines to make sure your service meets the requirements.
Upon completion of volunteer service, please complete the Community Service Form.
Please note that all service hours must be submitted no later than the 1st of the graduating month. For example, if a student were planning to graduate in May, they would be required to submit their hours no later than May 1st.
The Carroll School Career Development team offers personalized resources to both full-time and part-time MBA and MSF students at every step of the career journey. From the start of your program and even after you’ve graduated, there are career resources available to support your success. Please contact us to learn about online and on-campus resources.