Cross-Registration

University Policy

School of Law Policy

Within the University

Excerpt from Article IV of 2013/2014 Academic Regulations

3. Credit for graduate-level, non-law courses taken during the regular academic year. A maximum of 12 credits for graduate-level, non-law courses, with no more than 4 credits for any one course, may apply toward the JD degree as provided in this section. If the course is open to both graduate and undergraduate students, the student must secure the instructor’s assurance that the student will be held to graduate-level standards. Permission to apply credits from courses open to both graduate and undergraduate students, or courses not offered at Boston University, must be obtained in advance from the Dean or the Dean’s designate.

a.    Dual degree students. Students enrolled in a dual degree program may apply credits from a maximum of two non-law courses in their dual degree program in any one semester.
b.    Other students. Second- or third-year students not enrolled in a dual degree program may apply, in any one semester, credits from one non-law, graduate-level course taken at Boston University or elsewhere (or, with the advance approval of the Academic Standards Committee, two such courses).
c.    Tuition, fees, and permission from other schools. For courses taken at Boston University, no additional tuition or fees will be charged. For courses taken outside Boston University, the student must show that both the outside school and the instructor have given permission for the student to take the course. Any tuition and fees must be borne by the student.
d.     Completion and grades. The grade received will be recorded on the student’s transcript but not included in the student’s average. Otherwise, the course will be treated the same as BU Law courses for purposes of Articles I and III. The student is responsible for ensuring that BU Law’s Registrar receives the grade in time to meet BU Law deadlines.

With Other Universities

Excerpt from Article IV of 2013/2014 Academic Regulations

4. Credit for courses taken at other Boston-area law schools during the regular academic year. Students may earn credits for courses taken at other Boston-area law schools during the regular academic year as provided in this section. The grade received will be recorded on the student’s transcript but not included in the student’s average. Otherwise, the course will be treated the same as BU Law courses for purposes of Articles I and III. The student is responsible for ensuring that BU Law’s Registrar receives the other school’s grade(s) in time to meet any relevant BU Law deadlines.

a.    Courses at Boston College Law School. Students may take selected courses at Boston College Law School. A list of such courses is available from the Registrar. Notice of intent to enroll in such courses must be filed with the Registrar within five days after commencement of the semester’s classes at BU Law. No tuition or fees will be charged by the Boston College Law School.
b.     Courses at other Boston-area law schools. Courses substantially different from those presently offered at BU Law may be taken at other Boston-area law schools with the approval in advance of the Dean or the Dean’s designate. Petitions for permission to take such courses must be submitted within five days after the commencement of classes at BU Law, and they must show that both the outside school and the instructor have given permission for the student to take the course. All tuition and fees must be borne by the student.