Application and Enrolment Process

Applying for a course at Boston College

After you have had a good look through all of the course areas that interest you at Boston College and have found the perfect course for you, the next step is to apply for a place!

Applying for a place couldn't be simpler - the five steps below explain the whole process. If you still require any help, you can contact the College's information line on 01205 313218 to speak to a member of staff who will be more than happy to help.

Step One: Submit an Application

You can apply for a course at Boston College in two different ways, either online or via a paper application. The College encourages online applications as the quickest route.

Online Applications

You can apply for a course online by clicking the 'Apply for this course' button on each individual course information page. You will then need to create an account (if you haven't already), as this will provide you with the ability to track your application throughout the admissions process.

If you are interested in a few different courses, you can apply for up to three courses per application. All you have to do is select the 'Add to shortlist' button on each individual course information page. These courses will then be added to your 'shortlist' - you can find your shortlist by clicking the 'star' icon at the top of the page.

If at a later date you wish to apply for an additional different course, you just have to follow the above steps, however, instead of creating an account you will just need to log in using your log in details. 

Need help? 

Our 'Application FAQs' are some of the questions we are asked most frequently about making an online application. If you still have a question which has not been answered, you can contact us by using the 'Contact Us Form'.

Paper Applications

If you wish to submit a paper application form, please contact the information line on 01205 313218 to request a form to be sent in the post.

Please note, by submitting a paper application you will not be able to track your application online throughout the admissions process.

Step Two: Track Your Application

Once the College has received your application it will then be processed by the Learner Services Team. By submitting an application online you will have the ability to track your application throughout the admissions process.

Click here to track your current course application(s).

Step Three: Application Review

After your application has been received and processed, you will be invited in to College to discuss the course in more detail and to decide which level of study is right for you. The 'Application Review' will take place with a member of staff from your chosen course area, and it's a great way of getting to know the College and staff.

Step Four: Your Place

Following your review, you will be sent a letter stating one of the following:

  • An unconditional offer - If you already have the entry qualifications and experience required.
  • A conditional offer - if you are awaiting the results of exams or completion of experience.
  • Offer of a guidance session to look at alternative courses.

Step Five: Enrolment

Once you have accepted an offer at Boston College, you will receive a letter around August inviting you to enrol on a certain date and time. Your enrolment letter will also provide you with all the information you need to be able to enrol at College.

Enrolment usually takes places at the end of August, at both the Boston Campus (Rochford) and Spalding Campus. Your letter will state the location, with the overall process taking around two hours.

Once enrolment has been completed and you have your Boston College ID badge, you are an official Boston College Student!

Application Tips and Guidance

When to apply - You can apply for a course at Boston College at any time during the academic year, but we encourage early application to secure your place. You can also apply for a place at college even if you have already submitted an application for sixth form or another college.

Waiting for your GCSE grades? - If you are a school leaver, you might not have your GCSE results by the time you apply for a course at College. That's fine - just fill out the application form with your expected grades. The College is open on GCSE results day for information and advice, and you can also come along to enrolment to discuss options if your situation has changed.

You can download our course guide