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Info for Continuing Ed Students

The Registrar's Office is happy to assist Continuing Education students pursuing non-degree courses and certificates with registration, certificate enrollment, and more. Learn more below.

Registering for Courses

Continuing Education students may register for courses during the published registration period on the Academic Calendar in one of two ways. 

*Please note that select courses carry pre-requisite requirements. Only those students that have met the prerequisite requirement or have obtained permission from the BAC, may enroll in a course without meeting the prerequisite requirement. Payment in full is due at the point of registration.

The best way to register for Continuing Education courses is online via the Self-Service online registration portal. New students should create an account within the portal. All returning students should have login information. Questions regarding login credentials may be directed to the BAC's Help Desk at help@the-bac.edu or 617.585.0191. 

Self-Service Guides:

Please note that select courses carry pre-requisite requirements. Only those students that have met the prerequisite requirement or have obtained permission from the BAC, may enroll in a course without meeting the prerequisite requirement. 

Payment in full is due at the point of registration.

Alternatively, you may submit a CE Course Registration Form (pdf) to Continuing Education via email to ce@the-bac.edu or in-person. Our office is located in the Student Services Suite (basement level accessed by elevator only) at 951 Boylston Street, Boston.

Certificate Programs

To enroll in a certificate program at the BAC, please submit the following materials to Continuing Education in the Registrar's Office:

Certificate students must begin academic coursework in the program within two academic semesters of submitting the enrollment materials. If students do not begin coursework within two academic semesters then they would need to re-enroll by submitting all enrollment materials required at that time.

If you were previously enrolled in academic credits at the BAC and wish to return after being away for more than four consecutive semesters, you are required to re-enroll using the process above.

After successfully completing the course requirements for a certificate program, students are graduated and are awarded a printed certificate. Students are notified in their final semester to submit an online Certificate Completion Clearance form. Certificates are awarded in the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

Registration Policy Information

For information on registration policies for Continuing Education Students, please visit the Policies and Protocols page.

Tuition and Fees

Full Payment of tuition and fees is required at the time of registration. Tuition information is available on the Tuition and Fees page. Payments may be made online using a credit card or an electronic check.

Graduates of BAC degree and certificate programs may take Continuing Education courses at 50% of the current price. Individuals 60 years of age or older receive a discount of 10% on tuition for courses. 


Discounts cannot be applied electronically via Self-Service. If you are eligible for a tuition discount, please complete and return the CE Course Registration Form (PDF).

The BAC accepts employer reimbursement if the employer issues a letter of intent to pay on company letterhead at the time of employee registration expressly stating that "all tuition and fees will be paid unconditionally upon receipt of an invoice from the BAC." Please contact Continuing Education in the Registrar's Office at ce@the-bac.edu prior to registration.

The Boston Architectural College is currently approved to authorize veteran benefits for certificate programs; learn more on the Veterans Benefits page.

Certificate students in an onsite program enrolled in six or more credits are considered full-time status and will be automatically enrolled in the BAC’s health insurance unless a waiver is received. Learn more on the Student Health Insurance page.

For detailed information on refund percentages and policies for Continuing Education Students, please visit the Policies and Protocols page.