Below are listed the questions and situations that we address most often when helping students through the admissions process and beyond. We encourage you to check through these FAQs to see if your question can be addressed here!
STUDENT SERVICES – Disability, Printing, Notary, Housing & Technology Support
Where can I print on campus?
Printing and photocopying is available to BU students, faculty and staff with MyPrint, a BU UID-based system, provides a print allotment to students of 500 sheets for black and white printing per semester.
I heard I can download free software as a student. Where do I find that information?
Access to downloadable software can be found here.
Is there student housing?
There is no graduate housing on the medical campus. There are a few graduate housing opportunities on the Charles River and Fenway Most students find housing near the medical or CRC and use the GMS Housing webpage, the BMC Housing office, BU RE office, Social media groups, class lists to pair with roommates.
Is there a notary service on the Medical Campus?
Yes, information is available here: Notary Services
How much does it cost to live near the campus?
Costs are variable depending on whether you rent a room in a house, share an apartment with multiple roommates or find a 1 bedroom apartment. Costs in Boston are high.
ACADEMIC RESOURCES – Registration, Advising, Deadlines & Transcripts
Who can advise me regarding registration?
Your student program advisor or your program director can help you with your course registration and any questions regarding your courses.
Where can I find the deadlines for adding, dropping or withdrawing
When do you need to complete a Continuing Student Full-Time form?
Students not enrolling in 12 credits (or more) but are working full-time on their practicum, thesis, dissertation or internship may be considered full-time for financial aid purposes. For more information, see Registration.
How does a non-GMS graduate student register for a restricted course?
How do you order a transcript?
Transcripts for GMS students are produced by the Office of the University Registrar (http://www.bu.edu/reg/academics/transcripts/) Please do not log in as a Medical or Dental student. Just log in with your Kerberos password.
How can I change my status from full-time to part-time or from part-time to full-time?
Are you having problems with online forms?
How do you request a Certificate of Graduation?
Certificate of graduation requests can be obtained by coming to our office, or emailing or faxing us a written request. Please review the Certificate of Graduation page.
How do you request Proof of Enrollment?
Please review the options on this page and provide the Registrar with the needed information https://www.bu.edu/reg/students/proof-of-enrollment/
What do I need to do to change my projected graduation date?
How do I request a grade change on my transcript?
Grade change forms must be submitted by your course instructor.
What do I do to change my program?
A program change form is available by contacting Millie Agosto, GMS Registrar.
- Please note that program change form is not applicable to all students. Students in a dual degree may submit a program change form if switching to one degree program only. Also, 2nd year PiBS students will submit the program change form once they have been accepted to a program/dept. Any other students that are interested in changing programs will need to submit an admission application to the program of choice not a program change form.
How do I take a leave of absence?
You should contact your program director as well as notify both the GMS Registrar and financial aid administrator.
How do I update my address, phone number and/or emergency contact?
Students should update their personal information via StudentLink.
After my first year in a program, what do I need to do continue my financial aid?
- Masters students must complete FAFSA each year and apply for loans using the GMS loan application.
- Doctoral students in good academic standing will be paid a stipend. The rate for 2019-2020 is $35,000.
How can I receive a waiver for late fees?
Students should contact Student Accounting at http://www.bu.edu/studentaccountingservices/your-bill/payment-deadlines/late-fees/