Advising Checklist

Class of 2023 Academic Advising Roadmap

Organization and proper planning are critical to your success in college. The calendar checklist below is designed to help you meet the Four Advising Learning Goals. In addition to the specific monthly action items listed, students should do two things regularly: Check your BU email daily and visit your Class of 2023 Page for important, timely information.

January: Get Connected!

Actions

Advising Assignments

Deadlines / Dates

  • Last day to add a class: Monday, February 3

February: Exploring BU’s Majors and Resources, Start preparing for Fall Registration

Actions

  • Finish familiarizing yourself with the important BU resources and policies (listed in January)
  • Become familiar with Degree Advice. Degree Advice is an advising tool that monitors degree completion and supports degree planning.
  • If applicable, check for any action items on the CGS Boston-London pre-departure page to prepare for your London semester    

Advising Assignments

Deadlines / Dates

  • Last day to add a class: Wednesday, Monday, February 3
  • Last day to drop a class without a “W”: Thursday, February 25

March: Prepare for Fall Registration

Actions

Advising Assignments

  • Make a mandatory individual registration advising appointment with your academic advisor by Friday, April 3. Use AdvisorTrac to schedule.
  • After meeting with your academic advisor, use the StudentLink Planner to organize your classes in preparation for registration on Sunday, April 19

Deadlines / Dates

  • Last day to drop a class with a “W”: Friday, April 3

April: Register for Fall Semester Courses

Actions

  • Finalize your fall 2020 schedule on the StudentLink Planner
  • If applicable, check for any action items on the CGS Boston-London pre-departure page to prepare for your London semester

Advising Assignments

  • Register for fall 2020 classes on Sunday, April 19

Deadlines / Dates 

  • Last day to drop a class with a “W”: Friday, April 3
  • Last day to officially take a leave of absence or withdraw from the University: Wednesday, April 15

May: First Semester Wrap-Up

Actions

  • Confirm your fall 2020 schedule (e.g., appropriate elective for pathway, no time conflicts, registered in all components of the class)
  • Check final grades
  • If applicable, check for any action items on the on the CGS Boston-London pre-departure page to prepare for your London semester