Admission and Registration
Students apply for admission to the bachelor’s degree program through Metropolitan College’s Office of Undergraduate Student Services. Secondary school graduation or an equivalency diploma and official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions attended are required. Applicants must interview with the program director and a Metropolitan College academic counselor before they can receive an application for admission.
Applicants who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents must contact the Office of Undergraduate Student Services at 617-353-2980 or visit www.bu.edu/met/express.
All students are expected to register for courses during the normal registration period each semester. Exact dates, methods, times, and locations of registration are published before each semester in the Metropolitan College Schedule. A calendar of important dates and a registration form are included in the publication. Students may also view the University Class Schedule online at www.bu.edu/studentlink. Before registering, students should check course descriptions for additional notes, as many advanced courses carry prerequisites that must be completed before enrolling.
Tuition and Fees
In general, tuition is determined by the number of credits taken, plus any additional fees or course costs. For specific tuition and fee information, please refer to the Metropolitan College Bulletin or Schedule for the academic year in which you would like to enroll. Information on payment procedures and deadlines is included. To request a copy of each publication, please call Metropolitan College at 617-353-6000, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.bu.edu/met.
Students may be able to enter the program with credits earned at other accredited institutions. In order to determine how many credits may be transferred into the program, transfer applicants must meet with an academic counselor prior to completing an application for admission.
Open registration allows new and current students to take most Metropolitan College courses—as well as courses at many other Schools and Colleges within the University—without applying to a degree program or submitting transcripts from prior institutions attended. Applicants who have completed secondary school or its equivalent may enroll in courses by following registration procedures. Students registering for three or more courses will need a signature from an academic counselor or the program director.
Financial aid may be available to students enrolled in 12 or more credits each semester. The Office of Financial Assistance at Boston University is available to answer all your questions about financial aid, merit awards, need-based grants, and other educational grant and lending programs. For more details on how eligibility is determined and packages are awarded, please visit the Office of Financial Assistance at www.bu.edu/finaid or call 617-353-2965.
Graduates of six Massachusetts community colleges are eligible to apply for the Metropolitan College Community Scholars Academic Scholarship. Recipients of the scholarship receive a 50 percent tuition scholarship for up to 12 credits per semester. For more information about the Community Scholars Academic Scholarship, visit www.bu.edu/met/scholarship/community.
Experienced academic counselors are available to advise undergraduate degree candidates and non-degree students on the many programs offered by Metropolitan College. The Office of Undergraduate Student Services provides guidance on enrollment procedures, course selection, and academic requirements. This service is available to those considering enrolling in Metropolitan College, as well as to new and continuing students. For more information, please call the Office of Undergraduate Student Services at 617-353-2980 or visit www.bu.edu/met.
MET Undergraduate Student Services staff Lenora Shatkin and Ellen Peterson with Program Director Connie Phillips and Maureen Quirk & Rachel McKinnon, Biomed graduates 2007.