Transfer Students

Congratulations on your admission to Boston University! When you begin your studies here, you won’t just be transferring schools – you’ll be transforming your life.

The notion of transforming your life by coming to BU might seem a bit over the top. But with 47 Guggenheim Fellows, more than 30 Sloan Research Fellows, a former U.S. Poet Laureate, and more than 2,000 laboratories at your disposal, it won’t be long before you realize why BU is ranked one of the top universities in the world by U.S. News & World Report and why Kiplinger’s Personal Finance placed us in the Top 40 Best Values in private universities.

There is so much to look forward to, and we can’t wait to welcome you to our community. In the meantime, we’ve put together some helpful links that will prepare you for your first semester at BU.


You worked hard to earn your place at BU. Discover some of the inspiring classes and professors you have to look forward to.

Preparing to Attend Boston University

Don’t forget to complete these important steps before you attend University Orientation.

Student Services

New students need support, and Boston University is here to help you in every way.

Living in Boston

You’ll feel like you belong in Boston, which is home to more than 50 colleges and universities.

Student Life on Campus

With guaranteed on-campus housing, you’ll be close to your classmates and see all that BU has to offer, including more than 450 unique student organizations that cover everything from exploring a hobby to celebrating your culture.

Get to Know Your Classmates

Meet your future classmates on the 2018 Transfer Students Facebook group, and join the conversation by using the #TerrierTransfers hashtag on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter. Also, be sure to follow Boston University on Snapchat and YouTube.

Transfer Students at BU

Is there anything we haven’t covered? Visit our Transfer Students page to learn more about attending BU.

Still have questions? Contact us at 617-353-2300. Questions regarding credit evaluations can be sent to