Spring 2020 Incoming Students
Welcome to Graduate Medical Sciences (GMS) at the Boston University School of Medicine.
INCOMING STUDENTS FOR SPRING
Please view GMS Orientation Slides in the links provided above. All incoming students MUST complete the following important requirements before arriving in January.
NOTE: You will need your BUID to complete the forms below. To find your BUID, refer to the “Boston University Admission Decision” offer letter that you received via email OR download your CAS application and look for the eight character field starting with the alphabet “U” with the label “Alternate Id:”
- Complete the GMS Academic Conduct Code and Disciplinary Procedures. Please read, complete the quiz, sign and submit.
- Complete the GMS Photo Release Form
- Complete the Fuller Gym Release Form
- Complete the Mandatory Student Training on Sexual Misconduct
- There are two parts to the course. Part 1 should take you 60-90 minutes. Part 2 becomes available automatically 45 days after students complete Part 1. The deadline for completion in March 1.
- Take the time to learn about the Office of the Ombuds
- Complete the Title IX Video and quiz or Kaltura version of video
- Take the time to learn about Identifying and Avoiding Plagiarism
- Please see our website for Tuition and Fees for the 2019-2020 academic year. (Federal Direct Loan Request Form)
- Information on withdrawal and tuition refunds for Spring 2020 can also be found on the BU Registrar website. This information is pertinent if you find that you are unable to attend classes, but have already registered.
- Please update your mailing address with Student Link to ensure your bill is sent to the correct address.
- Should you have any problems or questions regarding your visa status, please contact the International Students and Scholars Office at 888 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd floor, (617-353-3565 or firstname.lastname@example.org). You will not be allowed to register for classes until the International Students and Scholars Office has cleared you for admission.
- GMS students needing financial aid/housing information, resources or services should go to the Student Financial Services (SFS) Office on the 4th floor of the Robinson building (72 E. Concord Rd, B401; directions and contact information). Students can also directly contact Dennis Murphy at email@example.com (SFS Office: 617-358-6550) for assistance with financial aid matters.
Boston University Email Account and Registration
- Information to set up your BU email address and Kerberos password will be emailed to you by the GMS Registrar, Ms. Millie Agosto.
- (firstname.lastname@example.org) in December 2019.
- Students will register for courses via the Student Link on the day of program orientation. Pre-registration cannot be supported for Spring semester courses.
- Please contact Ms. Agosto at email@example.com with any questions regarding setting up your BU email address and Kerberos password, which are needed to access the Student Link.
Medical Insurance / Immunizations
- BUSM/GMS requires a Medical History and Physical Report Form and proof of immunizations for all new students.
- NOTE: Students in clinical programs (Clinical Research, Bioimaging, Genetic Counseling, Physician Assistant, and Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine) should complete the Medical, Dental, or Clinical Medical Sciences Student form.
- All other graduate programs should complete the Graduate or Transfer Student form.
- Completed forms can be uploaded to the Patient Connect Portal.
- Any questions should be directed to Student Health Services at 617-353-3575.
- **YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO REGISTER FOR CLASS UNTIL PROOF OF REQUIRED IMMUNIZATIONS ARE SUBMITTED TO STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES.
Financial Aid/Student Loans
- Boston University participates in the Federal Direct Loan Program. The GMS Financial Aid website outlines all federal loan applications (Federal Direct Loan Program and Graduate Federal PLUS Loan Program) and other financing options available to graduate students.
- Matriculating students who wish to apply for financial assistance must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for any federal aid, including the Federal Direct Loan and the Federal Graduate PLUS Loan Programs, the Federal Work-Study Program, and the low-interest rate Federal Perkins Loan Program. FAFSA forms can be filed on the official FAFSA website. Students should list BU’s Title IV code (002130) on the FAFSA application so the information can be sent electronically to BU once it has been processed.
- Many full-time degree candidates will need to find an alternative loan program to supplement the Federal Direct Loan program. There are several popular credit-based loan programs BU graduate students can apply for in order to meet their financial obligations while attending BU. Information on these programs can be found on the Financial Assistance website on the All Other Graduate Student Loans page. We strongly suggest students choose and apply to only one credit-based loan program to supplement the Federal Direct Loan program. Each of these credit-based loan programs offers a variety of competitive rates and repayment options. Keep in mind that these loan programs are options for consideration and are not mandatory.
- Please note that applications for financial aid will not be processed until the student has officially registered for classes (usually in December), but students may begin to process and consult their options.
- See a list of Financial Aid Tips
Contact: Office of Student Financial Aid Services (OSFS)
Phone: 617-358-6550 | email: OSFS@bu.edu
Please see the Fall 2019 Orientation page for additional resources.