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Hours & Contact Info

Email practice
Phone: 617.585.0145
Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday
9:00am - 7:30pm
Friday

9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday

Closed

    Important Dates

    May 19 
    Spring 2017 Practice Report Deadline

    June 9
    Summer 2017 Practice Registration Deadline

    May 30 - June 29
    Summer Practice Assessments
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      Reporting Practice Hours

      Forms, Reporting Tools, and Types of Employment

      Practice Reporting FAQs

      What is the Online Reporting Tool?

       The Online Reporting Tool is the web portal through which students are able to submit their Practice Report and Practice Registration forms. Read the tutorial for instructions on how to use the Online Reporting Tool to submit Practice forms.

      Types of Practice Forms

      1. Practice Report: Report hours worked each semester.
      2. Practice Registration Form: Report employment status each semester.

      When do students need to submit Practice Forms?

      Both forms must be submitted three times per year: at the end of the fall, spring, and summer semesters. 

      Students report their hours and register employment using the Online Reporting Tool.  [Note that students who are being considered for financial aid are required to submit a practice registration form by the Registrar deadline, as failure to submit on time may jeopardize financial aid eligibility.]

      How do I submit my signed Practice Forms?

      You can submit the signed forms (each form needs to be signed by the appropriate work supervisor) as PDF files (10 MB limit) to practice@the-bac.edu.

      How do I know my information was received by the Practice Department? 

      After you click submit you will receive a confirmation number in your BAC email inbox letting you know that your information has been received. Please note: Your submission will not be considered complete until we have received a supervisor-signed copy of your practice report or registration form.

      What if I worked multiple jobs during a single reporting period?

      You will need to complete a separate form for each job.

      What if I terminated my job before the end of the semester -- can I report hours early?

      Students have the option to report hours early if they have terminated a position before the reporting cycle ends.  If a registration form was completed for that job at the beginning of the reporting cycle, the student will see a "Report Hours Early" button upon logging into the Online Reporting Tool.

      What is the total number of hours allowed for each reporting period?

      Students can report up to 45 hours per week.

      I have exceeded the total hour limit for this reporting period. What further documentation would I need to present for my hours to be accepted?

      Exceeding the total hour limit tells us that you have worked on average more than 45 hours per week during this reporting period. In order to have these extra hours approved by Practice, we may ask that you provide documentation to support your claim. This means you will need to submit a signed letter from your supervisor confirming that the hours you have submitted are correct for this reporting period.

      What do the categories stand for on the Practice Report?

      The categories listed under Practice Report Hours are specific to each student's program. For more information on Practice Hour categories, refer to the appropriate Student Learning Contract (SLC). Students can check their SLC to learn what settings are design-related and approved for the submission of Practice Hours. Please note: Hours accepted by the BAC Practice Department may or may not be approved by NCARB and NCIDQ for Architecture and Interior Design licensure.