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      REGISTRATION

      Fall 2014 registration is now open! You can explore courses here

      Learn about the registration process.

      Students of P&CE, The Landscape Institute, and Sustainable Design Institute share the same forms, policies and general administration by the P&CE main office. The P&CE main office is located at 320 Newbury Street, Boston, MA, 02115 and can be reached at 617-585-0101.

      Registration
      Register for a Course 

      Certificate
      Enroll in a Certificate
      Certificate Completion 

      Tuition
      Tuition and Fees 

      Discounts
      BAC Degree and Certificate Graduate Discount
      Senior Discount 

      Loans and Payment Plans
      P&CE Student Loans
      Tuition Pay Plan
      AmeriCorps Funding
      VA Funding
      Workforce Investment Act Funding
       

      General Information for Students
      Student Information


      REGISTRATION

      Please register early. Our class sizes are typically small to enhance your learning experience. Registering early will help you get your first choice. Classes may fill up quickly, or potentially be cancelled due to low enrollment. Please ensure your registration is complete and legible before submitting.

      Students who owe past tuition, books, or fees to the library must settle all debts before registering for courses.

      Online
      The P&CE Department is pleased to offer online registration available through our BAC Self-Service. For instructions on setting up your Self-Service account, see our Self-Service Quick Guide. Please note: Students wishing to take advantage of discounts will not be able to register for courses online. Discounted course registration will only be accepted in person, by mail, fax, or phone. Also, International Students can only register by phone, fax, or mail. 

      By Phone
      We are open Monday - Thursday: 9 am - 6 pm, Friday: 9 am - 5 pm
      To register by phone contact us at +1 617-585-0101

      In Person
      Stop by the Professional & Continuing Education Department
      Monday - Thursday: 9 am - 6 pm, Friday: 9 am - 5 pm

      By Mail
      Print and complete the registration form. Send a check payable to Boston Architectural College or pay by credit card Be sure to include the credit card number, expiration date, and your signature to authorize charges. If a personal check is returned unpaid, students will be charged a $25 fee and will be removed from course enrollments.

      Mail to:
      Boston Architectural College
      Professional & Continuing Education Registration
      320 Newbury Street Boston, MA 02115

      By Fax
      Complete the registration form and fax with credit card information to: 617-585-0121

      Enroll in a Certificate
      To apply for enrollment in a BAC Certificate Program, please submit the following materials:

      •  CE Application Form
      •  $50 Application Fee (per certificate)
        Applying to a Landscape Institute or Sustainable Design Institute Certificate, please submit the following:
      • A current resume
      • A 250 word statement of purpose. 
      • Applicants who do not have a bachelor's degree must contact the Professional & Continuing Education Department to determine their eligibility.

      Certificate Completion
      In order to receive your certificate, you must fill out a Certificate Clearance Form and submit to the Professional & Continuing Education department upon the completion of your last course. Your certificate clearance form will be processed as soon as grades are released for your course and your certificate will be  mailed to the address on file.

      Tuition and Fees

      • 3 credit undergraduate courses are $1,625
      • 1.5 credit undergraduate courses are $920
      • 3 credit graduate courses are $2,435
      • 1.5 credit graduate courses are $1,380
      • For seminars, workshops, and non-credit courses please call +1 617-585-0101 

      Full payment of tuition and fees must accompany your registration. Forms of payment include check, money order, or credit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover). 

      Employment Reimbursement

      It is possible to pay tuition and fees through employer reimbursement. An employer must provide a purchase order at the time of registration that states that all tuition and fees will be paid unconditionally upon receipt of an invoice from the BAC. If a company has a tuition reimbursement policy (i.e., it pays for a course after completion) it is the student's responsibility to pay the BAC for all tuition and fees at the time of registration and arrange for personal reimbursement with the employer.

      Arnold Arboretum Tuition Relief
      Students transferring from the Landscape Institute of the Arnold Arboretum should contact The Landscape Institute at the BAC for information on qualifications for Arnold Arboretum Tuition Relief.

      BAC Degree and Certificate Graduate Discount
      The Professional & Continuing Education Department, the Landscape Institute and Sustainable Design Institute are pleased to announce a 50% tuition discount benefit for BAC graduates of degree and certificate programs. We believe that this graduate benefit will enhance the quality of our graduates, the educational experience at the BAC and foster an ongoing exchange between students and graduates. We are thrilled to announce this new benefit!

      Note: Cannot be applied to workshops (including CEU Weekend), travel excursions and expeditions, or seminars. Must be used towards full or half semester courses only and cannot be used for courses at the Audit level. Students wishing to take advantage of discounts will not be able to register for courses online. Course registration will only be accepted in person, by mail, fax, or phone and must be clearly stated at the time of registration.

      Senior Discount
      Persons 60 years of age or older receive a 10% discount on tuition. This discount is not available for special events and workshops.

      Please note: Students wishing to take advantage of discounts will not be able to register for courses online. Course registration will only be accepted in person, by mail, fax, or phone and must be clearly stated at the time of registration.

      P&CE Student Loans
      In striving to accommodate the changing needs of our students, all BAC Professional & Continuing Education students are now eligible to use loans to help fund their studies. "Private" or "Alternative" loans change from lender to lender, so it is important to research a number of options to see which one works best for you.

      Check http://www.finaid.org/loans/privatestudentloans.html for a list of banks that will help finance your P&CE courses at the BAC.

      The loan process takes time, so in order to secure your loan for upcoming classes all students are strongly encouraged to apply with their lender of choice a month before the start of classes. Students who apply for loans after those dates or would like to secure their seat in class at an earlier time must pay for classes with a credit card to be refunded upon receipt of the loan. For any questions please contact BAC financial aid at 617-585-0125 or the P&CE Department at 617-585-0101.

      Tuition Pay Plan
      Students enrolled in certificate programs will be able to spread their tuition payments over two months through the TuitionPay Plan. This plan, administrated through Sallie Mae, is not a loan, so there are no interest payments. Currently there is an application fee of $35.

      The plan applies to both 1.5 and 3.0 credit courses. To set up a TuitionPay Plan account, students should visit tuitionpay.salliemae.com.

      Please note: Students wishing to take advantage of this payment plan will not be able to register for courses online. Course registration will only be accepted in person, by mail, fax, or phone. For complete details regarding this program, please contact the Professional & Continuing Education department at 617-585-0101.

      AmeriCorps or VA Funding
      Students wishing to register for classes using AmeriCorps or VA funds are encouraged to call the P&CE office at 617-585-0101. 

      Massachusetts Workforce Investment Act Funding
      The BAC is happy to be an approved education provider for the State of Massachusetts workforce retraining program.  If you are currently out of work and are considering taking classes towards a certificate to better position yourself for a new job opportunity, please call our office (617-585-0101) and we will be happy to help.

      STUDENT INFORMATION

      Student ID's

      Students may get their student ID's at the library (320 Newbury, 6th floor) during the 1st week of classes each session. (there are two sessions within one semester). 

      Books & Supplies

      Some courses require the purchase of textbooks and/or materials. Supply lists are generally distributed at the first class.

      Library Use

      P&CE students enrolled in a certificate program are eligible for library privileges and a student ID. Students not enrolled in a certificate program may pay a $50 deposit per semester for library borrowing privileges; the full amount will be refunded at the end of the semester, provided all materials have been returned and any overdue fines paid. Library deposits and fines must be paid by money order or cash. P&CE and Certificate Program students may check out up to five books at one time. Please call the library at 617-585-0155 or visit the library section of the website for further information.

      Design Media Use

      P&CE students including the Institutes are welcome to use the computer labs, scanners, plotters. The facilities are open during building hours and are accessible with student login/IDs. Student IDs are loaded at the beginning of every semester with $20, funds may be added to student accounts at the 4th floor IT office. The photography lab and use of a BAC digital cameras are available by reserving the equipment at the IT Office or email help@the-bac.edu.