Cross-Registration

University Policy

Division of Graduate Medical Sciences Policy

Within Boston University

While completing his/her degree, a GMS student in an MA or MS degree program may be eligible to take one (1) graduate-level semester course given by a school or college other than GMS at Boston University. Approval from the student’s faculty advisor or program director must be obtained.

While completing his/her degree, a GMS student in a PhD degree program may be eligible to take one (1) graduate-level semester course outside of their required program of study given by a school or college other than GMS at Boston University. Approval from the student’s faculty advisor or program director must be obtained within Boston University.

With Other Universities

GMS students who wish to cross-register for a graduate course at another academic institution should obtain a Registration Petition for the Boston Area Consortia Form from the Office of the University Registrar, 881 Commonwealth Avenue. This form requires approval from the student’s faculty advisor and the GMS registrar. Students must present this signed form to the graduate school registrar of the host institution.

During a given academic year, a student is permitted to cross-register only once. Cross-registrants should expect to satisfy all prerequisites and requirements for courses as indicated by the host institution. Tuition for such courses is charged at Boston University tuition rates in the usual manner.