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Courses & Registration

Office of the Registrar Contact Information


Student Services Suite
951 Boylston St
Basement Level




Monday - Thursday 9am - 6pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

Extended hours during registration periods.

Ever wonder what courses you're supposed to take? What will you be doing in class? How do you register for those courses? You've come to the right place. In Courses and Registration, you can find the curricula for the various degree programs, get links to course descriptions, and register for classes using Self-Service, the registration software. You can also learn about how to take classes at other nearby arts schools (known as the ProArts Consortium).


Financial and Registration

Students will find specific registration times as well as general registration and financial information at the link above. 


This is your one stop shop for registering for classes, viewing your grades and paying your bill! Instructions for registering online are available here 


Independent Study

If you are looking to take a class that isn't being offered that semester or if you were hoping to design a course that specific to you educational interests and needs, your best bet is an independent study. Learn more about how Independent Study works by clicking the link above!


Waitlists during Registration

During registration, the Registrar's office will be keeping waitlists for filled courses. During registration, if you are closed out of a course and would like to be placed on a waitlist, please contact the Registrar's office via email. Please do not call in with your request. You can only be added to the waitlist by written request. You may only place yourself on one waitlist per course (for example, you may place yourself on a waitlist for either the Tuesday night or Wednesday night of B-2 studio, but not both nights). In the meantime, it is important to find an alternate course that fits your schedule, in the event that your first choice remains unavailable. *Please note that registration for advanced architectural studios (Core 1, Core 2, and Workshops) will only occur through Studio Lottery. Waitlists will not be used for these courses.


Transfer Credits and Course Waivers

Students must have previous courses and work evaluated for transfer or waiver credits within their first year at the BAC. Students who still want transfer credits evaluated after their first year will be charged a $200 fee. Please allow five business days for evaluations. Students are encouraged to submit materials as soon as possible.

For more information about Transfer Credits and Course Waivers, check out the Transfer Credit page.

If you have any questions or need to submit materials related to transfer credits, please contact rebecca.chabot-wieferich@the-bac.edu or 617.585.0215. If you have any questions related to math, physics, or writing waivers, please contact elizabeth.stuhlsatz@the-bac.edu or 617.585.0174. For any questions related to waivers for visual studies courses, please contact your Academic Advisor.



The Professional Arts consortium, ProArts, is an association of six neighboring Boston insitutions of higher education dedicated to the visual and performing arts. ProArts coordinates programs among it's members to expand educational opportunities and resources for participating institutions, and to enrich the arts and arts education in Boston and throughout toe Commonwealth of Massachusetts. For more information, please visit ProArts Connect

Professional & Continuing Education

Students wishing to register for an individual course in Continuing Education may do so online via Self-Service or by contacting Continuing Education in the Registrar's Office at ce@the-bac.edu or 617.585.0135. Students inerested in enrolling in a BAC Certificate program may visit Certificates and Individual Courses for more information.


Non-Matriculating Registration

Interested in taking classes, but not ready to enroll in a degree program? The BAC offers enrollment in certain degree program courses to non-matriculating students on a as-available basis through its Part-Time Enrollment Program. Please contact the Registrar's Office at 617.585.0135 or registrar@the-bac.edu for further information.