Policies and Processes
As a Boston University College of General Studies student, you are responsible for knowing College policies. This section lists important policies. If you have any questions, please make an appointment with your academic advisor, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to CGS Student Services, room 211. You can find a full list of all the Boston University policies here.
Academic Progress and Graduation: the requirements for continuing from CGS into another school or college.
Academic Recognition: the criteria for inclusion in the Dean’s List and Dean’s Circle
Adding or Dropping a Course: guidelines for adding and dropping a course, including important considerations
Attendance Policy: the College of General Studies policy on class attendance
Course Overload: the policy on carrying more than 18 credit hours
Examinations: proper conduct, special testing conditions, and making up an exam
Grades and Course Credits: policies on withdrawals, incomplete coursework, pass/fail courses, and making up “F” or “W” grades
AP/IB Scores: policies on receiving credit for AP/IB courses
Pass/Fail Courses: policy on Pass/Fail Courses for Undergraduate Students
Transfer Credits: all the guidelines for transferring a course credit to Boston University, for students in their gap semester and current students
University Academic Conduct Code: policy and procedure regarding academic conduct at Boston University
Withdrawal, Leave of Absence, and Reinstatement: policies on leaving the University and being reinstated