Forms & Procedures

CAS Intent to Graduate

CAS Intent to Graduate

Only College of Arts & Sciences students who plan to graduate in the following time periods should submit this form:

January 2015
May 2015
September 2015
January 2016

If you have already filled out this form once and would like to move your graduation date from your original submission, do not fill out this form. Please email casadv@bu.edu with your name, BU ID#, and your new desired graduation date.

If you are a Neuroscience student, you will need to submit a departmental worksheet as well, please scan and attach the form below.
  • The following must currently display as declared on your record; check your Degree Advice on the Student Link (if you wish to add or remove a major or minor then it must be done through the Declaration of Major/Minor Form.)

    *If your major has an asterisk next to it, please select a track from the list below. If you are an International Relations Major, you will need to choose a functional track as well as a regional track from the following two drop downs.
  • Please reference the Bulletin if you are unsure which track or option to choose. If you are an International Relations Major you will need to choose one Functional track from this list, and a regional track from the following drop down.
  • The following must currently display as declared on your record; check your Degree Advice on the Student Link (if you wish to add or remove a major or minor then it must be done through the Declaration of Major/Minor Form.)

    *If your major has an asterisk next to it, please select a track from the list below. If you are an International Relations Major, you will need to choose a functional track as well as a regional track from the following two drop downs.
  • Please reference the Bulletin if you are unsure which track or option to choose. If you are an International Relations Major you will need to choose one Functional track from this list, and a regional track from the following drop down.
  • The following must currently display as declared on your record; check your Degree Advice on the Student Link (if you wish to add or remove a major or minor then it must be done through the Declaration of Major/Minor Form.)

    *If your major has an asterisk next to it, please select a track from the list below. If you are an International Relations Major, you will need to choose a functional track as well as a regional track from the following two drop downs.
  • Please reference the Bulletin if you are unsure which track or option to choose. If you are an International Relations Major you will need to choose one Functional track from this list, and a regional track from the following drop down.
  • Please reference the Bulletin if you are unsure which track or option to choose.
  • Please reference the Bulletin if you are unsure which track or option to choose.
  • Please reference the Bulletin if you are unsure which track or option to choose.

Change of Class Year for CAS Students

Change of Class Year for CAS Student

Your class year is based upon the number of completed Boston University and/or external credits and does not include courses for which you are currently enrolled.

0 to 31 = Freshman (U1)
32-63 = Sophomore (U2)
64-95 = Junior (U3)
96 + = Senior (U4)

Approved changes will typically apply to the following semester record, which is used as the basis for housing and registration.

Changing your class year may impact future financial aid awards. Give due consideration to this possibility before making any changes to your class year.

International students should check with ISSO (617-353-3565) before making changes to their class year.

College Requirement Petition

College Requirement Petition

The College Requirement Petition is used to request that CAS courses not listed as meeting divisional requirements be used to fulfill the Humanities, Social Science or Natural Science requirement. Students can expect a decision within 10 days of submitting the petition.
  • If possible please upload a syllabus of the course.
  • Please state why you think this course should fulfill a Divisional Requirement.
  • Please indicate which Divisional Requirement you would like to fulfill with this course

Course Overload Fee Waiver Form

CAS Course Overload Fee Waiver Form

Full-time tuition entitles a student to register for 18 credit hours; credit hours over 18 (up to 20) are considered an overload. Students are charged a fee for each credit hour above 18 (including non-academic credit hours, such as audited PDP classes). Students may use this form to apply for a waiver if the CAS student has a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher, or have completed at least 88 credits, but are not on senior standing. This form must be submitted no later than the end of the fourth week of classes. Students applying after the fourth week of classes will be required to pay extra tuition for 2 credit hours. Fees are not waived for over 20 credits.

Note: CAS Seniors (those who have completed 96 or more credits) do not need to apply for the fee waiver; it is granted automatically.

Fee waivers will be processed once the current semester grades have been posted, as the approval process is dependent on all of your coursework.

Anyone who is applying for a waiver for Spring 2015, your waiver will not be processed until Fall 2014 grades have been posted.

Major/Minor Declaration

Major/Minor Declaration

This form is for current CAS students only. Whether you are adding, changing, or removing a major or minor to your academic program, please indicate ALL majors and minors you wish to have as part of your program below.
  • *If your major has an asterisk next to it, please select a track from the list below. If you are an International Relations Major, you will need to choose a functional track as well as a regional track from the following two drop downs.
  • Please reference the Bulletin if you are unsure which track or option to choose. If you are an International Relations Major you will need to choose one Functional track from this list, and a regional track from the following drop down.

    If you are currently a International Relations Political Track (declared prior to the completion of Spring 2014) you may maintain this track. However, this track is no longer available to declare. Students are encouraged to select International Economics, Business & Politics.
  • *If your major has an asterisk next to it, please select a track from the list below. If you are an International Relations Major, you will need to choose a functional track as well as a regional track from the following two drop downs.
  • Please reference the Bulletin if you are unsure which track or option to choose. If you are an International Relations Major you will need to choose one Functional track from this list, and a regional track from the following drop down.

    If you are currently a International Relations Political Track (declared prior to the completion of Spring 2014) you may maintain this track. However, this track is no longer available to declare. Students are encouraged to select International Economics, Business & Politics.
  • *If your major has an asterisk next to it, please select a track from the list below. If you are an International Relations Major, you will need to choose a functional track as well as a regional track from the following two drop downs.
  • Please reference the Bulletin if you are unsure which track or option to choose. If you are an International Relations Major you will need to choose one Functional track from this list, and a regional track from the following drop down.

    If you are currently a International Relations Political Track (declared prior to the completion of Spring 2014) you may maintain this track. However, this track is no longer available to declare. Students are encouraged to select International Economics, Business & Politics.
  • If you are looking to minor in any of the following, please contact the corresponding college.

    Engineering:
    Biomedical Engineering
    Electrical Engineering
    Engineering Science
    Mechanical Engineering

    College of Communication:
    Communication
    Film & Television
    Journalism
    Photojournalism

    School of Hospitality Administration:
    Hospitality Administration
  • *If your minor has an asterisk next to it, please select a track from the list below.
  • Please reference the Bulletin if you are unsure which track or option to choose.
  • *If your minor has an asterisk next to it, please select a track from the list below.
  • Please reference the Bulletin if you are unsure which track or option to choose.
  • *If your minor has an asterisk next to it, please select a track from the list below.
  • Please reference the Bulletin if you are unsure which track or option to choose.

Petition for Courses at Metropolitan College and MET Guidelines

Petition to Take Courses at Metropolitan College

Registration into Metropolitan College is typically limited to the junior and senior years and to one course per semester or to certain specific courses offered in Metropolitan College. No more than four MET courses may be counted toward the degree in CAS.

If you are a junior or senior, you do not need to submit this form to take one MET course.

If you are planning to take more than one MET course in a given semester, you must submit this form.

Most MET courses with the same number, title, and description as their CAS counterparts are considered equivalent to CAS courses for the purposes of major, minor or divisional studies credit. However, students are still advised to have all MET courses approved as equivalent to CAS courses by the appropriate CAS department before attempting to register.

Part-Time Status Petition

Part-Time Status Petition

The College expects that all students are enrolled full-time. Full-time status at the College of Arts & Sciences means that a student is enrolled in at least 12 credit hours (three 4-credit courses or equivalent). Enrollment for less than 12 credit hours requires approval by the College through the use of this petition form.

Petitions for part-time status will only be granted with the following considerations:

- Students may apply for part-time approval during the first four weeks of the semester.

- Part-time status is usually granted for only one semester during a student's enrollment at the College of Arts & Sciences. Only in unusual circumstances will a second petition be granted. If you are petitioning again, please make an appointment with an Academic Advisor in CAS Academic Advising (617-353-2400).

- International Students: Please consult with an Academic Advisor in CAS Academic Advising (617-353-2400), as well as the International Student and Scholars office at 888 Commonwealth Ave, (617-353-3565) before submitting this form.

Request for Foreign Language Proficiency Evaluation

Request for Foreign Language Proficiency Evaluation

This form is intended for Boston University students who attended school in another country in a language other than English.


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