Congratulations, You’ve Been Accepted! Here are the Next Steps:
To confirm your decision and to secure a spot in the program:
- Complete the Reply Form located in the application status page (scroll to the bottom of the page)
- Pay the $250 non-refundable Enrollment Deposit, also found on the application status page
After confirming attendance, next steps are as follows:
- If you have completed your undergraduate degree, you will receive PC login credentials via an encrypted email within several business days.
- If you have not completed your undergraduate degree, your credentials will be sent as soon as we have your final transcript.
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 there.
- 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. Sign up for your ID online and upload a photo. ID cards are generally available for pick-up in the PC ID Office, Harkins 401, within 2-3 business days.
- Request a Parking Sticker: Graduate students are eligible for a free parking sticker to be able to park on campus. Request a sticker online. Stickers are mailed within 2-3 business days. Student parking is available in the Anderson Stadium garage. Parking locations may be viewed on the Office of Public Safety website.
- Register for and Complete Pre-requisites and Foundational Requirements:
One-year students should complete any pre-requisite and foundational requirements over the summer term prior to beginning full-time fall courses. Refer to pre-requisite details on the advising page.
All MBA Students must Complete MBA 502: Foundations of Business, which consists of:
- MBA Math (online): All sections of MBA Math, which consists of: Spreadsheets, Accounting, Economics, Finance, and Statistics, must be completed with, at least, an 85% to satisfy MBA 502 and to graduate from the MBA Program. MBA Math is paid for via your enrollment deposit. Access to MBA Math will be provided to students shortly after the reply to offer of admission and enrollment deposit are received. Undergraduate business majors should have most, if not all, pre-requisites coming into the program and should complete MBA Math prior to the date of orientation. Students who do not have all pre-requisites will complete the Spreadsheets section of MBA Math prior to the date of orientation. These students will then have one year from the start of the program to complete the foundational pre-requisites and remaining MBA Math sections. NOTE: The MTH/FIN 217 pre-requisite must be satisfied prior to the Statistics section of MBA Math and the Statistics section must be completed prior to registering for MBA 687. Students who do not complete MBA Math sections by specified deadlines will be withdrawn from section-aligned courses the week before classes begin, which may delay graduation. Students will upload their MBA Math transcript here, when completed.
- Excel Proficiency: Students must demonstrate Microsoft Excel proficiency in preparation for MBA 687 and MBA 690. Confirmation of Microsoft Excel Certification, which can be completed online or in-person with a program of the student’s choice, must be provided to the MBA Program Office prior to the start of MBA classes. Information on MS Excel workshops available at Providence College will be available upon the student’s confirmation of attendance to the PC MBA Program. Students who do not submit Microsoft Excel Certification prior to beginning MBA 687 will be withdrawn from the course, which may delay completion of the MBA Program. Students will upload a copy of their MS Excel Certificate here, when completed.
- Attend the mandatory New Student Workshop: All new students must attend the mandatory New Student Orientation Workshop(s). Orientation is designed to prepare students for the MBA Program on topics such as: skills and professional development, business communications, and leadership. Students will also network with peers, professors, and MBA staff. Until the workshop requirement is fulfilled, a hold is placed on the records of students who do not attend, preventing registration for following semesters. The workshop date you are required to attend is listed on the New Student Workshop Site. This workshop will not include campus resources and curriculum information. Resources are listed below and in your student acceptance packet or you may schedule an appointment with the Academic Advisor.
Students will upload a copy of their Orientation Attendance form here, when completed.
- MTH 217: Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions I: Students must take an Undergraduate-level Statistics course. MTH 217 may be taken with the PC School of Continuing Education when offered or at another institution. If at another institution, the PCSB-Grad office must pre-approve. View equivalent courses.
- Excel Proficiency: Students must demonstrate Microsoft Excel proficiency in preparation of the MSBA. Confirmation of Microsoft Excel Certification, which can be completed online or in-person with a program of the student’s choice, must be provided to the PCSB-Graduate Program Office prior to the start of MSBA classes. Information on MS Excel workshops available at Providence College will be available upon the student’s confirmation of attendance to the PC MBA Program. Students may not begin the MSBA Program until proof of completion of Microsoft Excel Certification is received. Students will upload a copy of their MS Excel Certificate here, when completed.
- Attend the mandatory New Student Workshop: All new students must attend the mandatory New Student Orientation Workshop(s). Orientation is designed to prepare students on topics such as: skills and professional development, business communications, and leadership. Students will also network with peers, professors, and PCSB-Grad staff. Until the workshop requirement is fulfilled, a hold is placed on the records of students who do not attend, preventing registration for following semesters. The workshop date you are required to attend is listed on the New Student Workshop Site. This workshop will not include campus resources and curriculum information. Resources are listed below and in your student acceptance packet or you may schedule an appointment with the Academic Advisor.
- MBA Only – Search for an Internship! All MBA students, unless waived, must complete an internship as a requirement of the MBA Program within the first semester of their studies. Students may elect to be concurrently registered for the MBA 699: Internship course to earn credit for the internship. Students should speak with the PCSB-Graduate Career Coach for guidance in seeking an internship. Once an internship is obtained, follow the internship course approval process outlined on the Academic Policies & Forms site.
- MBA Only – 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 2
Accounting Cohort or M.S. in Business Analytics students do not need to create a program plan with an advisor because these program courses are pre-defined.
- Request final, conferred transcript: Students admitted to a PCSB graduate program prior to completing their undergraduate studies, must request a final transcript that lists their graduation/conferral date, to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Students are not entered into a PCSB graduate program until conferred from their undergraduate degree. Students are ineligible for financial aid, scholarships or graduate assistantships until entered into a program, thus cannot be registered for classes and will not receive PC logon credentials.
- Monitor your PC email. PC email is the official form of communication at Providence College. PCSB-Graduate newsletters as well as communications from the Office of Financial Aid or Student Accounts will be sent here.
- Students should utilize the PCSB-Grad Student Portal for student forms and other academic resources, such as the PCSB-Graduate Handbook. Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves and understanding Graduate and MBA policies and dates listed in the:
New Student Resources
Financial Aid and Tuition Information
Financial Aid is available for qualifying graduate-level students. Students must be enrolled in at least six credits per semester and in a matriculating program to be eligible. For more information on financial aid policies and eligibility, please refer to the Office of Financial Aid website.
Information on current graduate tuition costs can be found on the Bursar’s Office website.
Many students are interested in the Graduate Assistantship Program as a way to pay for their tuition costs. Tuition remission, along with a monthly stipend, is given for the time period the student is working. It is important to note that there are 9-month, 12-month, and 2-year graduate assistantships. Therefore, depending on your program, there may be some courses not covered through tuition remission which you may need to pay out-of-pocket. For example, MBA students must take MBA 699: Internship in the first semester, typically over the summer. Since many GA positions do not run in the summer, students should be prepared to pay out-of-pocket for the MBA 699 course. MSBA students will begin their program in Fall terms, so would not be eligible for a GA position during the summer prior.
Graduate assistants work 20 hours per week in various departments at Providence College. Students should view positions and apply once admitted to a graduate program. Typically, openings begin to be posted in February.
Students must be enrolled in a graduate program before applying to graduate assistant positions.
Soon after being accepted and admitted to a PCSB graduate program, you will begin receiving bi-weekly newsletters via email from the PCSB Graduate Programs Office. This will be the primary form of communication from the PCSB Graduate Programs office to all PCSB graduate students and it is important to thoroughly read these newsletters. Newsletters will contain important information on registration, future course schedules, internship and GA offerings, special programs, etc.
Graduate Academic Calendar
All graduate students must refer to the Graduate Academic Calendar. Students utilize this resource for semester start and end dates, holidays and registration dates.
Graduate Student Catalog
All graduate students are responsible for reviewing and understanding graduate policies listed in the Graduate Student Catalog. Topics included in the Graduate Catalog include grading, probation, leave of absence, and course descriptions and pre-requisites.
Online campus map of Providence College
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.
The Phillips Memorial Library is available to graduate students with a valid PC student ID. Students are able to access books, computer labs and electronic resources.
Copying and Printing
Graduate students are able to make copies and print papers, etc. with the use of their PC student ID card. Student may load cash onto their ID card and use this to print and copy. For more information, please refer to the PC Prints website.
On-campus housing is not available for graduate students. However, a listing of available rental property can be accessed via JumpOffCampus or visit Residence Life’s off-campus living page to learn more. Students enrolled in a 13-14 month program must plan housing accordingly as some curricula end in June or July.
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: