Registration opens for GRS students on Sunday, March 29th.

Incoming students: you will register for courses during Orientation in August. We will send out more information in the coming months.

IMPORTANT FIRST STEPS:

  • Check your compliance status. To be eligible to register, you need to be compliant with the University. Please check your compliance status under the Personal Tab on the StudentLink.
  • Review your transcript and the graduate program guide regarding requirements and accepted courses for your degree (CM: p. 19, EBE/Marine: p. 24, Neuro: p. 29)
  • You can search for courses and start adding classes to a planner using the student link: https://www.bu.edu/studentlink/
  • Talk with your advisor to discuss your academic plan and complete the steps below based on your situation.

FULL-TIME STATUS

  • MS Students: International students are required to have full-time student status either by course registration or by certification. If you are registered for less than 12 credits and are engaged in full-time progress toward your degree and need to be considered full time you must complete the Continuing Study and Certified Full-Time Status form (see below).
  • PhD Students: You do NOT need to be registered for 12 credits to be considered full-time and you do NOT need to complete the certified full-time status form if you are registered for at least 2 credits (teaching, research, course) – GRS automatically certifies you as a full-time student if you are fully funded and enrolled in at least 2 credits. Please let Christina know if you have any questions about this.

FALL 2020 BIOLOGY COURSES:

Below is a list of recommended Biology courses offered in Fall 2020. Note: Course offerings may change. Check the StudentLink for the most updated list of course offerings. You can also search for additional courses offered in other departments using the BU Course search or directly in the student link. If you plan on taking courses in the fall that are cross listed and/or open to undergraduates, I strongly encourage you to talk to your advisor and register before undergraduate students start signing up for classes (before April 5th).



 

RESEARCH CREDITS:

To register for research credits email Christina, and cc your advisor, indicating the research course number and the amount of research credits you need. Christina will then register you for research credits.


TEACHING:

MS Students: If you are interested in teaching in Fall 2020 please complete the TF/TA preference form.

PhD Students: You do not need to do anything to register for teaching credits. Christina will register you for the 699 TF credits when funding is set up. This course does not count toward total credit count. Please confirm with your advisor that you will be teaching. Complete the TF/TA preference form.

CONTINUING STUDY:

MS Students: If you are registered for less than 12 credits and are engaged in full-time progress toward your degree and need to be considered full time you must complete the Continuing Study and Certified Full-Time Status form and email this to Christina. Please get your advisor’s electronic signature and/or cc them when you email it to me so I can get their approval via email. I will get the Director of Graduate Studies approval for you.

PhD Students: If you are NOT registering for ANY course credits, research credits, or teaching fellow credits but you are continuing to make progress toward the completion of your degree fill out the Continuing Study and Certified Full-Time Status form and email this to Christina.Please get your advisor’s electronic signature and/or cc them when you email it to me so I can get their approval via email. I will get the Director of Graduate Studies approval for you. You do NOT need to complete the certified full-time status form if you are registered for at least 2 credits (teaching, research, course) – GRS automatically certifies you as a full-time student if you are fully funded and enrolled in at least 2 credits.