Academic Progress and Graduation

University Policy

Sargent College Policy

A Graduation Application must be submitted to the Academic Services Center (Room 207) by February 1 for May or September degree dates or by October 1 for January graduation via the online form. Students are responsible for the accuracy of their graduation applications. Sargent College baccalaureate degree requirements must be completed within eight years of the initial date of matriculation at Boston University.

Degree Advice is an advising tool available to students and their advisors via the Student Link. The report provides a snapshot of the student’s progress-to-date toward degree completion and thus functions in conjunction with this bulletin and in the context of advising appointments as a useful reminder of coursework still needed at a given point in time. Students should check their Degree Advice Report periodically for updates resulting from registration, completion of additional courses, or changes of concentration. Degree Advice is not a substitute for substantive discussion with the advisor about degree programs and course selection, and Degree Advice does not certify students for graduation.

Students should be aware that substitutions for  required courses, as well as the use of some courses taken in Boston University study abroad programs, must be approved in writing and submitted to the Sargent College Academic Services Center in order for them to apply toward degree requirements.