Early Decision Freshmen

Awesome!—I was admitted… Now what?

September may seem far away, but there’s still a lot to do after being admitted. Below are important next steps for you to take before then.

December 2016

Join the BU Class of 2021 Facebook Group
Tweet that you’re in! #BU2021

January 2017

Accept your Financial Assistance award (if applicable)
Submit your $650 enrollment deposit by January 15, unless otherwise noted on your deposit voucher
Order your BU swag and be the first of your classmates to show off your Terrier pride
Withdraw all applications to other colleges or universities

February 2017

Send us your mid-semester senior grades
RSVP for an April Open House and/or an off-campus Class of 2021 reception in your area on the Applicant Link (watch for an email with instructions)

March/April 2017

Attend an April Open House program on campus
Attend an off-campus Class of 2021 reception in your area
Submit your New Student Housing Application (watch for an email with instructions)
Create your BU email account (watch for an email with instructions)

May 2017

Register for a University Orientation Session
Submit your BU Alert contact information

June 2017

Ask your school to send a final transcript showing proof of your graduation
Send your Advanced Placement (AP) scores to Boston University (if applicable)
Submit your health form and Certificate of Immunization (Student Health Services will send you more information)
Sign up for the optional First-Year Student Outreach Project (FYSOP)
Attend a University Orientation Session
Take advantage of the value packages through Barnes & Noble @ BU to order your extra-long sheets and other dorm essentials (you can do this up until mid-August)
International students: schedule a visa appointment at a US embassy

July 2017

Contact your future roommate
Send your International Baccalaureate (IB) scores to Boston University (if applicable)

August 2017

First-semester tuition is due
Complete the AlcoholEdu for College® online course beginning August 1
Attend FYSOP (if applicable)
Move into your dorm room
International students: attend the mandatory International Orientation Session during the last week of August

September 2017

Attend the Matriculation Ceremony on Sunday, September 3, 2017
Start classes on Tuesday, September 5, 2017