Congratulations, You’ve Been Accepted! – Next Steps
Welcome to PC! We are delighted to have you join the PC MBA community! Now that you’ve been accepted, you will be emailed an acceptance packet. The packet will include information on courses required for MBA degree completion and forms that must be signed and returned.
1. To confirm your decision and to secure a spot in the MBA Program, you must submit the following items by the deadline listed in your acceptance letter:
- reply form and electronically signed policies and procedures
- $220 non-refundable enrollment fee
After confirming attendance, next steps are as follows:
2. Within ten business days from submission of the reply form, students receive, via mail, PC login information (e.g. username and passwords for registration and more). Please ensure your mailing address is up to date with the MBA Office. The letter will include your login information for the following:
- PC Email
- Network access
Note: PC email is the preferred communication for Providence College. Be sure to begin checking PC emails once login information is received. Any emails regarding financial aid or registration will be sent here.
3. Obtain a PC Student ID: Students enrolled in a degree program are eligible for a PC ID card, which allows access to parking, the library, printing, access to the Ryan Center after hours, the RIPTA bus line, etc. To sign up for an ID, click here and upload a photo. ID cards are generally available for pick-up in the PC ID Office, Harkins 401, within 2-3 business days.
4. Request a Parking Sticker: Graduate students are eligible for a free parking sticker to be able to park on campus. Stickers should be requested here. Stickers are mailed within 2-3 business days. Student parking is available in the Anderson Stadium garage. Parking locations may be viewed on the Safety and Security website.
5. Meet with the MBA Career Coach and Search for an Internship! All MBA students must complete an internship and must be concurrently registered for the MBA 699: Internship course within the first semester in the MBA Program. Students should meet with the MBA Career Coach, Bob Green to learn about next steps and opportunities. Students may also utilize the Center for Career Education & Professional Development or speak with the MBA Faculty instructor for MBA 699. Once an internship is obtained, follow the MBA 699: Internship course approval and registration process on the Academic Policies & Forms site.
6. Create a Program Plan and work with an Advisor: Students must complete and submit an individualized program of study to the MBA Program Office by the dates listed below. The advisor and student will work together to form the student’s curriculum and to plan what classes the student will register for their first semester. The student is then registered for courses by the MBA Program Office. Students are not eligible to register for courses until a program plan is submitted.
- Fall……………………………….. July 20
- Spring…………………………… November 30
- Summer………………………… April 1
7. Attend the mandatory Academic Advising Session and New Student Orientation. All students must attend the New Student Orientation before beginning the MBA Program. Until the Orientation requirement is fulfilled, a hold is placed on the records of students who do not attend, preventing registration for following semesters. The orientation date you are required to attend is listed in your acceptance letter. Dates may also be viewed on the Academic Advising & Orientation site.
At this event, students will:
- learn about the MBA curriculum overview
- learn about campus resources
- learn about the importance of leadership
- participate in team-building activities
- gain knowledge on professional ethics and integrity
- have networking opportunities
New Student Resources
Students may access course materials and books at the Providence College bookstore website by entering the course information and term. Books are available for purchase or rental.
A campus map of the College can be found here.
Students enrolled in a degree program and taking a full-time course load (9-credits or above) are eligible for a gym membership at the Concannon Fitness Center. A membership may be purchased for $50 per semester. More information can be found at the Fitness Center website.
On Campus Dining
Student dining is available at the below locations:
- The Ryan Center Cafe, located on the first floor of the Ryan Center for Business Studies
- The Alumni Food Court, located in the lower level of Slavin Center
- Dunkin’ Donuts, lower-level Slavin
- Ruane Café, located in Ruane Center for Humanities
Living in Providence
PC is a vibrant campus located less than 10 minutes from downtown Providence and about an hour south of Boston. The city of Providence is a historic, college-friendly city that serves as capital of the state of Rhode Island. Established in 1636 as one of America’s first cities, Providence today is a popular destination of travelers for its historic College Hill, fun events such as WaterFire, and Rhode Island’s famous shoreline. Providence is also the home to many companies: G-Tech, Hasbro, CVS, and many more.
Providence is an affordable city situated about an hour south of Boston, and three hours north of Manhattan. PC students enjoy traveling to these cities and find many additional job opportunities as a result of living in the Northeast.
City of Providence
Providence is a city of neighborhoods, each with a distinct character and feel. Explore the European charm of Federal Hill; the history and beauty of College Hill; and the hip, trendy shops and cafes along Thayer Street and Wickenden Street.
Downtown, take in a Friar men’s basketball game or a Providence Bruins hockey game at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center, see a touring Broadway show at the Providence Performing Arts Center, shop ’til you drop at Providence Place mall, and eat at some of the best restaurants in the Northeast.
Things to do and see in Providence
- Hit the Dunkin’ Donuts Center for some professional American Hockey League action, a major concert, or to cheer on the Friars in a home men’s basketball game.
- Catch a Broadway show at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC).
- Check out the eclectic collection of stores and restaurants as well as the city’s thriving music scene on Thayer Street.
- Head to the award-winning restaurants and cafes that thrive in the Old Neighborhood on Federal Hill for a delicious Italian, Mediterranean, Caribbean, Mexican, or Chinese meal.
- Soak in the magic of WaterFire, where more than 100 bonfires blaze just above the surface of the three rivers in downtown Providence and are accompanied by world music, vendors, and street performers.
For more information regarding Providence and Boston, check out these websites: