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Registration Information

Registrar's Office Contact Information

Student Services Suite
Basement Level 
951 Boylston Street


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

Office hours are Monday–Friday 9 am–5 pm, during summer term and when classes are not in session.

Approved Electives

Elective courses offered may vary each semester. Please contact your advisor for any updates or if you have any questions.

Degree Programs & Requirements

Not sure what classes you should be registering form? Here you can find links to the individual curriculum pages for each degree program at Boston Architectural College.

Online Registration Dates

Students can find out their specific registration date and time, important registration information and tuition dates and deadlines for the upcoming registration period.



Self-Service is the BAC's online student service tool. Here students can do the following:

  • Register for classes
  • View your course schedule
  • Access grades and unofficial transcript
  • Access student account information and pay bills online

Self-Serivce Guide - How to Register for Classes (PDF)

All matriculated students have a Self-Service account. If you have trouble logging into your account, please contact the IT Help Desk at or 617.585.0191.


We encourage you to speak with your advisor if you have questions relating to course sequencing and educational plans, concerns about academics and practice, or need help resolving academic warnings and academic probation.

Appointments with your advisor should be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance. To schedule an appointment, call 617.585.0160, or email

Bursar: Tuition and Fees

Tuition charges are based on your registration. We encourage you to review the listing of tuition and fees, along with refund policies, prior to registration. Included in your fees will be a non-refundable Registration Fee.

An email notification will be sent alerting you that your bill is available in Self-Service. Paper statements will also be post-mailed to your current address. For more information regarding the following, please visit payment options, late payments, and tuition due dates.
Registrations not completed by the last day of online registration will be subject to a Late Registration Fee of $100. 

Please keep in mind that once you are registered, you are bound by the Tuition Refund Policy. You must notify the Registrar's Office in writing if you do not plan to attend for the semester. Failure to attend classes does not constitute a withdrawal and your balance will still be due.

For more information on tuition and fees, contact the Bursar's Office by phone at 617.585.0115, or by email at

Financial Aid

Students receiving financial aid must have their financial aid fully approved prior to the billing deadline. Fully approved financial aid will appear as Anticipated Aid on your student account. If you have not already done so, you may still apply for financial aid by completing a FAFSA.

Students receiving federal financial aid must enroll in and complete a minimum number of academic credits that apply towards their degree requirements each semester-6 academic credits for undergraduate programs or 4.5 academic credits for graduate programs. Failure to enroll in the minimum required credits will result in the cancellation of Federal Direct Student Loans and the reduction or cancellation of federal grants. Failure to attend or complete courses in which you are enrolled may result in the reduction or cancellation of your federal aid.

Additionally, for students receiving Federal Pell Grants, MASSGrants or VA Benefits, Practice Reports and Practice Registration Forms must be submitted to the Practice Department by the established deadline in order for practice hours to count toward the enrollment.

Students who anticipate taking out private student loans are advised to apply for such loans as early as possible. Private student loans must be fully approved and certified by the school before they can be used for registration clearance.

The Financial Aid Office is happy to support students who need assistance with their financing options, so please do not hesitate to contact their office by phone at 617.585.0125 or by email at

Intensive Week for Online Degree Programs

  • Online Master of Architecture Program: There are two intensives each year. For the fall semester the intensive week is in August and in January for the spring semeester. Specific dates are posted on the Academic Calendar.
  • Online Master of Design Studies Programs (Design for Human Health, Historic Preservation and Sustainable Design): There is a Fall semester intensive in August. Specific dates are posted on the Academic Calendar.

All students attending the intensive are responsible for securing their own housing during the intensives. For questions regarding the intensives or housing, please contact Anna Harmison, at

Course Pre-requisites

Certain courses require the completion of a pre-requisite course prior to registering. Pre-requisites for courses will be listed in the course description in Self-Service. Students will need to have the approval of the Dean to override a pre-requisite.


Independent Study

An independent study allows students to design a course specific to their educational interests and needs, or to take a class that is not offered in the current semester. Learn more about the Independent Study option, including policies and guidelines.


Course Waitlist

The Registrar's Office handles all waitlists for courses that are full. If you would like to be added to the waitlist for a course, you can do so via Self-Service or you can submit an Add/Drop Request form to the Registrar's Office or online via

Do not call in with your request - you can only be added to the waitlist by written request. In the meantime, it is important to find an alternate course that fits your schedule, in the event that your first choice remains unavailable. If a seat opens in a waitlisted course the first student on the waitlist will be enrolled in the course and will be notified of this via email.

ProArts Consortium

The Professional Arts Consortium, ProArts, is an association of seven neighboring Boston institutions of higher education dedicated to the visual and performing arts. ProArts coordinates programs among its members to expand educational opportunities and resources for participating institutions, and to enrich the arts and arts education in Boston and throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

BAC students may enroll in pre-approved courses for credit during the fall and spring semesters at any of the Pro Arts schools (Berklee College of Music, The Boston Conservatory, Emerson College, Massachusetts College of Art, New England Conservatory, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts). Cross-registration forms are available from the BAC Registrar during select periods only. Students can only enroll in a ProArts course during the BAC add/drop periods. No registrations will be accepted after the BAC add/drop periods are over. ProArts registration is not available during the summer semester.

Unlike courses taken elsewhere for transfer credit, grades earned at ProArts schools do count and are factored into the GPA. Students should speak with Advising or their Dean before registering for a ProArts course to make sure it will count as transfer credit. Students taking courses through ProArts to fulfill a graduation requirement that are graded on a Pass/Fail basis must be approved by the Transfer Credit Coordinator prior to enrolling.

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