CC-Boston New Students - SOPC

School of Psychology and Counseling

The School of Psychology and Counseling provides graduate programs for new and experienced practitioners in the field of counseling. The School welcomes adult learners and students who arrive with a wide range of non-traditional experience in counseling and related fields. Welcome to the Graduate School of Psychology and Counseling!

Here are your next steps:


1.     Complete your Financial Aid Application

(Domestic Students Only). To be eligible for federal financial aid, you must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident and an officially Accepted student. Please complete your FAFSA and submit all required supporting documentation as soon as possible. Learn about financial aid and apply.

2.     Attend New Student Nights

At this event, you will receive course advisement, assistance registering for classes, and access to our student financial office and student services.  

  • Monday, May 7th at 5pm

  • Tuesday, May 15th at 5pm

  • Wednesday, May 23rd at 5pm

  • Thursday, May 31st at 5pm

Please RSVP NOWSpace is limited per new student night.  If you are unable to make one of these dates, please contact Jill Cummings, Assistant Dean of Academic Advising, at  

Student can also register online via MyCC Student Portal

3.     Attend Orientation

Orientation is mandatory and will be held on Thursday, June 7th, 5:00PM- 9:00PM.

4.     Submit a health insurance waiver, if applicable, by June 29th. 

This applies to ALL students attending a location in Massachusetts.  Undergraduate students taking 9 or more credits or Graduate students taking 6 or more credits will be assessed the health insurance charge for the on their accounts.  Students who do not require the College's health plan must submit a waiver through Gallagher Koster. Get more information on how to submit a waiver

5.     Get assistance with payment plans and student billing

Tuition payment is due by June 4th.  


6.     Contact Disability Services for assistance, if needed


7.     Access the Information Technology Welcome Package

You'll find information on MYCC, student email and Login Access.


8.      Obtain your student ID Badge

Visit the Registrar’s Office located at our Main Campus at 500 Rutherford Avenue, Boston, MA 02129 to obtain your student ID badge. Registrar’s Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 9am-6:30pm, and Fridays, 9am -5pm, while classes are in session. Otherwise, the office hours are 9am-5pm.  Student must be registered for classes before obtaining student ID badges. 


9.      Student Parking Permit

The Boston campus is located 5 minutes from the Sullivan Square Orange Line T station.  For those traveling by car, we have an ample of parking spaces available at no cost. However, a Student Parking Permit form must be completed each academic year to receive a parking permit.


Additional Steps for International Students


1.     Obtain your I-20, if you are an F1 International Student

All international students wishing to obtain, maintain, or regain Active F1 status through matriculation in a Cambridge College program of study must receive a Cambridge College I-20 prior to registering for classes. Upon acceptance, you should receive an email from the International Office detailing your next steps for receiving your I-20. Note: You will not be able to register for classes until your I-20 has been processed.


2.     Complete the Online New International Student Check-In session

At the start of the first term of study, all new F1 international students are required to complete the online New International Student Check-In session, where you will learn all of the rules and regulations surrounding maintaining Active F1 status, and about the culture and expectations of the U.S. classroom.