Deadlines | Add | Drop | Withdrawal

Adding/Dropping Courses

Adding a Course
After you have registered for your classes, course changes can be made on the Student Link for eligible courses/students, or by using a Class Adjustment Form. If you wish to register for a course that is already full, you must obtain the instructor’s permission and signature on the Class Adjustment Form. No signature is required for classes with open seats. Submit your signed Class Adjustment Form to:

Boston University
Office of the Registrar
881 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02215
The last day to add a course for Fall 2008 is Monday, September 15, 2008.

Dropping a Course

To drop a course or courses, you must complete the Class Adjustment Form. Upon receipt of Class Adjustment Form, the Office of the University Registrar will adjust your account according to the Refund Policy Dates.

Fall 2008 Drop/Withdrawal Refund Policy Dates
Prior to September 2, 2008 100% of tuition and fees
September 2 - September 15, 2008 100% of tuition only
Septemeber 16 - September 29, 2008 50% of tuition only
As of September 30, 2008 No refund
These dates apply to Metropolitan College students only.
Online students: please visit BU Online for important dates.

Withdrawing From All Courses

To drop your total course load, you must complete the Withdrawal/Leave of Absence Form and submit to:
Metropolitan College
755 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 103
Phone: 617-353-3000
Fax: 617-353-6066
Upon receipt of your official withdrawal form, the Office of the University Registrar will adjust your account according to the Refund Policy Dates.
For additional registration information and resources please visit the Office of the University Registrar website:

Academic Leave of Absence
A student who is registered for a semester and decides not to attend must officially take a leave of absence or withdraw. A leave of absence should be taken when the student intends to return in a future semester; a withdrawal indicates a decision to permanently leave the University. Charges are canceled in accordance with the published refund schedule, based on the effective date of the withdrawal or leave of absence.

Students who wish to withdraw or take a leave of absence must contact the appropriate office, listed below.
Academic Services of Metropolitan College
755 Commonwealth Avenue
Room 103
Office of the University Registrar
881 Commonwealth Avenue
Second Floor

Please note:
Mere absence from classes does not reduce a student's financial obligation nor guarantee that a final grade will not be recorded.

Questions regarding account balances should be directed to:
Student Accounting Services
881 Commonwealth Avenue
Fourth Floor