Early Access

I n t r o d u c t i o n

Early access to computing resources is available to incoming freshmen, transfer students, and new graduate students. These services require a BU login name and Kerberos password.

The BU login name and Kerberos password you choose will provide single sign-on access to most services requiring authentication, for as long as you are at Boston University. If you have a BU Web account, it will be replaced immediately by your new BU login name and Kerberos password .

Use the links in the "Apply" section later in this page to create your BU login name and Kerberos password.

S e r v i c e s

All computing resources provided by Boston University are outlined on the Information Services & Technology (IS&T) site at www.bu.edu/tech. Of particular interest to new students will be the information provided at www.bu.edu/tech/movein, plus information on E-mail and the Student Link.

P r e r e q u i s i t e s

If you received an access code, you also need to know your BU ID number.

A p p l y

Use your BU Web account to apply for early access, choose your BU login name and Kerberos password, and apply for your ACS e-mail account. If you need assistance, please write to ithelp@bu.edu.

Click here to apply using your BU Web account


Your BU Google Mail account will be ready for use within 24 hours.

You will be able to access the Student Link immediately.

Information Services & Technology
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