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How can we work together to promote better cultural understanding worldwide?

Qais Akbar Omar (GRS’16), a graduate student in the Creative Writing Program, has published a much-praised memoir, A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story. He recalls how the violence and tumult of civil war jolted his family, who, despite losing relatives, their home, and possessions, continued to nurture his wish to attend a university.

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Transfer Students

Transferring from another BU school or college to the College of Arts & Sciences

The College of Arts & Sciences welcomes students from other BU schools and colleges. Intra-University transfer (“IUT”) from any of BU’s four-year schools into CAS requires the following:

  • A minimum 2.00 cumulative grade point average
  • At least one full-time semester with 12 or more credits in a degree program at your current school

For Students in the College of General Studies

The CGS program is a great way to start your education at Boston University. Both CGS Assistant Dean Stacey Godnick and CAS Advising Center Director Kerry Buglio ( are eager to help CGS students plan for a smooth transition. Visit the CGS website to learn more, or e-mail  with inquiries.

For Students in All Other Boston University Schools and Colleges

During the course of your studies, you may decide that CAS is a more appropriate home for your college education. If this is the case, we encourage you to consult with an undergraduate advisor in the CAS Advising Center or an advisor associated with the major you wish to undertake. Click here for procedures for transferring into CAS from another BU school or college.