Boston College Transfers: 2020 Requirements, Dates, GPAs & More

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This is the complete guide for transferring to BC. We suggest you read until the end...

I get it - transferring colleges can be confusing, time-consuming and overwhelming. You are not alone. In fact, more than 700,000 students transfer colleges every year.

At BC, 2.0% of the entire student body are transfer students, so you won’t be alone.

What are the transfer requirements for BC?

BC requires a number of completed documents for consideration. The table below summarizes the most important pieces of information:

Admission Item Required?
High School Transcript Required of All
College Transcript Required of All
Essay or Personal Statement Required of All
Interview Not Required
Standardized Test Scores Required of All
Statement of Good Standing from Prior Institution Required of All

In addition to the above requirements, BC also requires a minimum number of credits completed to apply to be a transfer student.

BC requires a minimum of 9 credits.

What are Boston College’s Transfer Deadlines?

Many universities accept transfer applications during each semester. For this reason, we break down BC transfer deadline by fall, winter, spring and summer.

Closing Date Reported Deadline
Fall Transfer Deadline March 15
Winter Transfer Deadline -
Spring Transfer Deadline November 1
Summer Transfer Deadline -

Waiting until the last minute to finalize your application could result in a silly mistake.

We recommend you complete your application at least 1 week before the required deadline.

In fact, take a full 2 day break from looking at anything related to your application and then come back to look for errors. I bet you’ll find a few 😉

When are decision dates for Boston College transfer applicants?

If you applied to transfer to BC on or before the reported deadlines then you should have your decision date by the notification dates in the below table.

Deadline Notification Dates
Fall Transfer Deadline June 1
Winter Transfer Deadline -
Spring Transfer Deadline December 15
Summer Transfer Deadline -

Note this data is current as of 2019 and to the best of our knowledge this hasn’t changed.

What is Boston College’s transfer acceptance rate?

In 2019, BC received 1447 transfer applicants.

The school accepted 488 students. Therefore, the transfer acceptance rate for BC is 33.72%.

This indicates how hard it is to transfer into BC...

Additionally, of the 488 accepted transfer students, 193 students enrolled - that means the yield was 39.55%.

BC accepts 34 out of every 100 transfer applicants.

What are the Boston College transfer GPA requirements?

BC does not require a minimum college GPA for transfer applicants. Note this may no longer be accurate and is based on survey data from 2019

Will you enjoy transferring to BC?

There are a lot of reasons to transfer to BC. Maybe your plan has always been to attend community college, and then move to a four year college to save money while completing your degree.

Maybe you had a bad experience at your first school - don’t worry this is more common than you think.

Or perhaps you’re drawn to Chestnut Hill...

Regardless of your reason for transferring, you’re already enrolled at another college or university so you know that the most important element in your college experience is the people and community

Finding success at BC is dependent on feeling comfortable - will you be able to find a place to find home and grow?

These are the questions that numbers and data cannot answer, but CampusReel can.

If you’re considering transferring to BC then I highly recommend that you watch the school’s videos on CampusReel. These are real students with real stories.

Final Verdict: How to transfer into BC

Let’s wrap up everything we’ve learned.
BC accepts 33.72% transfer applicants, which is competitive.

To have a shot at transferring into BC, you should have a current GPA of at least - ideally you’re GPA will be around 0.0. In addition, you will need to submit standardized test scores.

The below tables show the SAT and ACT breakdown of BC students.

25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
SAT Math 640 740 690
SAT Reading 620 720 670
2018 Total SAT Score 1260 1460 1360
25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
ACT Math 28 - 28
ACT Reading 31 35 33
2018 Total ACT Score 59 35 47

Boston College’s average SAT score is 1360. To be a competitive applicant for Boston College your SAT score should come close to the average - for the ACT you should be aiming for the equivalent.

If you’re considering transferring to BC, you may also want to consider the schools:

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