MA & MS Summer 2015 Registration

On-Line Registration Procedures:

  • Meet with your advisor to discuss course selection.
  • Log into Student Link  using your BU login name, Kerberos password and make course selections.
  • Students enrolled in  less than 12 credits who wish to be  certified full-time, should obtain signatures on the printed Certified Full Time (CFT) Form.
  • After registration is complete, verify your schedule on Student Link as well as on Blackboard.

Important Links and Forms, all accessible from the Students page.

  • Course Offerings
  • Important Dates for pertinent deadlines
  • GMS Forms
    • Registration Forms
      • Certified Full Time (CFT) Form (if taking a course (s) or registering as a continuing study student)
      • Class Adjustment Form (add/drop form)
      • Withdrawal and Leave of Absence Form
      • Petition Forms and Special Request Forms
      • Diploma and Degree Completion
      • Dissertation, Thesis and Capstone Forms
      • MAMS and OHS Specific Forms

Please obtain appropriate signatures on all forms, and turn the forms in to the Division Office (L-309) for processing. You should be prepared to pay for summer courses at the time of registration.

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 two consecutive semesters prior to completion  of their degree.  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

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 research, must follow the registration guidelines  above and 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 office Registrar.  Students should indicate the type of independent  work to be completed during the semester and the number of hours dedicated to that work. 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  dissertation, or other degree requirements, must register as a  continuing student.  Any student registered for continuing study  full-time status (Summer I – GMS MS 985 A1) or Summer II – GMS MS 986 B1) must only submit the Certified Full Time (CFT)  Form for registration.  No additional registration forms are  required.  Students should indicate the type of  independent work to be completed during the semester and the number of hours dedicated to that work..  Please note that  specific details of objectives are required or the request may be  denied. Continuing student fees will apply. This form must be signed by  the student’s advisor and submitted as a hard copy to the GMS office  Registrar.

Continuing Students Part-Time without Courses: All   part-time continuing students may register on-line for the course (Summer I – GMS MS 983 A1 – Summer II – GMS MS 984 B1).

Class Adjustment Guidelines

Class Adjustment Guidelines: The Class Adjustment Form should be used to add or drop a class. Please pay close attention to the add/drop deadlines.

Adding a Course:

  • Students may add a course via on-line registration or with the Class  Adjustment Form for Summer I through May 26, 2015 and Summer II through July 6, 2015.  Some GMS courses are  restricted from on-line registration.  For these courses, students must  submit a Registration Form or a Class Adjustment Form with instructor  and advisor signature.

Dropping a Course(s):

  • Students may drop a course via on-line registration following the  approval of their advisor without academic penalty or a “W” grade for  standard courses (Summer I by May 26, 2015 and Summer II by July 6, 2015.
  • Students who choose to drop a course after the designated drop deadline must  obtain both the instructor and advisor signatures, complete the Class  Adjustment Form and  will receive a “W” grade on their transcript.  Drop with a (W) by June 12, 2015 for Summer I and July 23, 2015 for Summer II.  After the deadlines students may not drop standard courses.
  • To add or drop a non‐standard course, students should use  Student  Link to view pertinent add/drop deadlines because non‐standard classes  have a customized drop schedule.
  • Students should check their student account as they add and drop  classes after the payment deadline and notify the GMS Registrar  if  their student status changes from part‐time (0‐11 credits) to full‐time  (12‐18credits)  (or vice-versa) in order  to  have their certification  code corrected.  A revised scholarship voucher must be submitted to the  GMS Financial Aid Administrator (617-638-5216) inthe GMS office

Address Change, Payment, Billing and Health Insurance

Financing Options: If additional loans are necessary it is important to register and apply early. Please visit the GMS website for Financing options, downloads & information.

Payment & Payment Deadlines: All students must be registered and settle their accounts prior to the 1st day of each summer term.  Payments should be made to Boston University and can be sent  to Student Accounting Services, 881 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA  02215. Payment options for degree candidates 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.

Email Communications: All  important GMS communications are e-mailed to the student’s BU email  account. It is important that students check their BU email regularly.  For those of students who wish to have their email forwarded from their  BU account to a different account, please be sure the email forwarding  is functioning correctly.

Address Changes: Students may change their address on Student Link.

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.

 NOTE: Students may NOT register or audit courses in other colleges at the University.

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.