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MAMS Spring 2013 Registration
General Instructions, Important Links and Forms, On-Line Registration Procedures, Additional Information, International Students, Completion of Graduate Study, Continuing Students with Courses, Continuing Students without Courses, Continuing Students Part-Time without Courses, Class Adjustment Guidelines, Adding a Course, Dropping a Course(s), Financial Aid Vouchers, Address Change, Payment, Billing and Health Insurance, Withdrawing or Taking a Leave of Absence
- Prior to registering for classes, students must meet with their Advisor/Program Director to discuss course selection and to obtain the required Academic Advising Access code for on-line registration. Some GMS courses are restricted from on-line registration. For these courses, students will need to submit a Registration Form which requires both the instructor and advisor signatures.
- A complete listing of all GMS courses can be accessed through Student Link.
- Official registration and payment dates are posted.
- All registration forms can be found on below or the Current Student Forms page.
- Students may NOT register or audit courses in other colleges at the University.
Important Links and Forms
Register for Spring 2013 courses through Student Link.
- Current Course Offerings
- Calendar link for pertinent deadlines
- Student Forms Page
On-Line Registration Procedures
To register online, students log into Student Link with their BU login name, Kerberos password and Academic Advising Access code.
- Meet with your advisor to discuss course selection and obtain your Academic Advising Access code for on-line registration
- Obtain signatures on the Certified Full Time (CFT) Form, if applicable
- After registration is complete, verify your schedule on Student Link as well as on Blackboard.
- Full‐time candidates may not register for more than 18 credits without written permission from the program director and academic advisor. If granted permission, full‐time tuition charges will apply plus $1,325 per credit for each credit above 18 credits.
International Students: Please visit the ISSO site for additional information.
Completion of Graduate Study: All students in graduate study in the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences must register for four semesters to complete their degree with the last two semesters consecutive. All final documents, including the thesis (if applicable) must be submitted during the last registered semester according to the deadlines on the graduation calendar and will not be accepted unless all other coursework and requirements of the specific degree have been completed.
Continuing Students with Courses: Students continuing in a program but who are not registered for a full-time course load due to the completion of other degree requirements, such as thesis work, must follow the registration guidelines above and first meet with their advisor/program director to discuss course selection and obtain an Academic Advising Access Code for on-line registration. A Certified Full-Time (CFT) Form must be submitted if registering for less than twelve credits of course work. This form must be signed by the student’s advisor and submitted as a hard copy to the GMS Registrar, L309. Students should indicate the type of independent work to be completed during the semester. Please note that specific details of objectives are required or the request may be denied. Visa regulations require that most International students maintain full-time status either by course registration or by certification.
Continuing Students without Courses: All students who are no longer taking coursework and are working on their thesis, or other degree requirements, must register as a continuing student. Any student registered for continuing full-time status (GMS MS 986) must submit the Certified Full-Time (CFT) Form only for registration. No additional registration forms are required. Students should indicate the type of independent work to be complete during the semester. Please note that specific details of objectives are required or the request may be denied. Continuing student fees will apply.
Adding a Course:
- Students may add a course via on-line registration or with the Class Adjustment Form through January 30, 2013. Some GMS courses are restricted for on-line registration. For these courses, students must submit Class Adjustment Form with instructor and advisor signatures.
Dropping a Course(s):
- Students may drop a course via on-line registration following approval of their advisor without academic penalty through February 21, 2013.
- Students who choose to drop a course after the designated after February 21, 2013 must obtain both the instructor and advisor signatures and complete the Class Adjustment Form. Students will receive a “W” grade on their transcript. After March 31, students may not drop standard courses.
- To add or drop a non‐standard course students should use the Student Link to view pertinent add/drop deadlines because non‐standard classes have a customized drop schedule.
- Students should recheck their student account as they add and drop classes after the payment deadline and then notify the GMS Registrar if their student status changes from part‐time (0‐11 credits) to full‐time (12‐18 credits) (or vice-versa) in order to have their certification code corrected. A revised scholarship voucher must be submitted to Ms. Sherill Ashe, Financial Aid Administrator (617-638-5216) in the GMS office, L309.
Financial Aid Vouchers, Fellowships, Scholarships and Deadlines: Students must obtain financial aid vouchers from their department or program before the payment deadline. These vouchers should be submitted to the Financial Aid Administrator (L-309) prior to the start of each semester. If students have been awarded a fellowship, they must bring in a copy of the award or award renewal to the Financial Aid Administrator (L-309) as soon as possible to establish their financial aid awards.
Financing Options: If additional loans are necessary, it is important to register and apply early. Please visit the GMS website for financing options, downloads & other information.
Payment & Payment Deadlines: All students must be registered and have settled their account by December 17, 2012 to avoid late fees. Payments should be made to Boston University and can be sent to Student Accounting Services, 881 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215. Payment options are available at Student Accounting Services. All students are expected to use the Student Account Inquiry function on the Student Link to check the balance due on their student account.
Billing: Students should contact the GMS Registrar or Financial Aid Administrator if they have registered and have not received a bill by the first week in December, or if there is an error in your bill, to receive assistance in resolving any discrepancies.
Health Insurance Massachusetts Law: Massachusetts Law stipulates that college students registered must be covered by health insurance. Students registered at Boston University are automatically charged for the BASIC student health insurance plan (Aetna Student Health). Please contact Ellen Millman in Student Accounting Services with any questions or for assistance. If a student is charged for BASIC health insurance but is already covered under a comparable health insurance plan based in the United States, he or she may waive the charge on the Student Link under the “Money Matters” tab. Waivers should be completed before the payment deadline. Students who have health insurance charge (s) on their bills cannot ignore the charge. The charge (s) must be paid, waived, or removed by Student Accounting Services by the deadlines.
E-mail Communications: All important GMS communications are e-mailed to the student’s BU e-mail account. It is important that students check their BU e-mail regularly. For those student’s who wish to have their e-mail forwarded from their BU account to a different account, please be sure the e-mail forwarding is functioning correctly.
Address Changes/Forwarding Address: Students may change their address in Student Link. They must also notify the GMS Registrar in writing or via email of any address changes.
Withdrawing or Taking a Leave of Absence from the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences:
A student Withdraws from a program when they officially drop ALL courses taken during the current semester and leave their program of study prior to completion of their degree.
A student requests a Leave of Absence (LOA) to take a period of time off prior to resuming and completing their program.
Students should discuss their situation with their advisor/program director and submit the Withdrawal/Leave of Absence Form to the GMS Registrar. Students must return within one year of requesting a LOA to be reinstated without reapplying. Additional expansion of the rules governing leave of absences and withdrawal can be found here. Please follow the refund calendar for key dates.
Boston University does not permit a student to enroll simultaneously in more than one graduate program either within Boston University or at another institution, unless those programs have been previously approved by the Trustees of Boston University as a combined degree program.