Boston's Premier Foundation College

Helping individuals of all ages build the foundation for personal success
as students, workers, citizens and leaders.

Priceless education and connections

Just taking one or two classes? It's Easy!

  • 1. Complete the Application

  • 2. Apply for FAFSA. (

  • 3. Get a copy of your High School Diploma/Transcript or                                                                                                                                       GED (either should be translated into English if necessary)

  • 4. Send your college transcript (if you have passed College Writing I or II)

  • 5. Complete a writing placement (if you have NOT passed College Writing I or II) Come in any time to complete this step.  Please allow up to 60 minutes.

  • 6. See an advisor.  Once you have completed the steps above, see an Advisor at our offices OR come to an Open House (December 11, 2012 or January 15,  2012). You may also make an appointment with an advisor by calling 617.348.6359

  • Taking three or four classes? Add these steps:

    • 1. Have your Health Insurance Card (for 3 or more classes only)

    • 2. Complete the Health Insurance Waiver (for 3 or more classes only)

    • 3. Get a copy of your Immunization Records (for 4 classes only)



​Rolling Admissions


​Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis, which means applications are reviewed and decisions made as soon as all requirements are met, and all information has been received by the College. Those interested may apply to UCB at any time. Applications are reviewed and decisions made as soon as all requirements are met. Students may be admitted to either the Fall, Spring, or Summer semester. 

Transfer credits: students applying for transfer from another college or university must include a completed Urban College application and all official transcripts of credits earned. UCB accepts up to 45 credits in transfer in which a grade of C (2.0 gpa) or better was earned. All remaining credits required for the degree must be awarded by UCB. Students with high school diplomas, GED certificates or College transcripts in languages other than English, must have their diploma, certificate or transcript translated into English and submit a notarized copy to the Enrollment Services office. College transcripts and course descriptions must be translated and notarized for courses to be acceptable for transfer. 


​Experiential Learning

​Urban College of Boston may award up to six academic credits for learning attained outside traditional course work. This may include employment, travel, reading, volunteer activities. To obtain credit for experiential learning, the student must submit a portfolio presenting detailed evidence of knowledge gained in a non-traditional setting. The Division Chair in the appropriate area of study and the Academic Dean will make determination of eligibility for credit (Pass/Fail)


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