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2019 BU Engineering Checklist

We look forward to meeting you when you arrive on campus and ushering you into the Class of 2019!

To prepare for University Orientation and registration as a new student in the College of Engineering, you must complete the following essential steps.


Establish a BU Email through Information Technology. This must be completed before attending University Orientation. You will not be able to take the Engineering Diagnostic Exam or register for classes without this.


Establish a network account for access to College of Engineering resources. This account is necessary to register for classes. BU Email Account required (see step #1).


Complete the Housing Interest Survey if you have not already done so (this can be completed before May 1). The sooner Housing information is submitted, the more likely you are to receive your first choice room assignment.


Complete the Engineering Diagnostic Exam (EDE) by June 2, 2015. The EDE is an assessment of algebra and trigonometry. BU Email Account required (see step #1). Sample questions are available. If you have any difficulties, please contact


Register for University Orientation. Attendance at an orientation program is required. Orientation is a great opportunity to meet new students, register for classes, and become familiar with Boston University and the city of Boston. Join us!


Review the Degree Requirements for the College of Engineering. It is critical you understand the degree requirements in order to register for fall 2015 classes.


Do you have additional college credit (AP, IB, Transfer Credit)? Determine possible credit here. Please note that advanced credit will be forfeited if you choose to retake the class at Boston University.


Register for freshman year courses (available June 2, 2015).

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Dan Goncalves and Jane Lesniewski are the freshman counselors for the College of Engineering. You will meet them at University Orientation, and they will help guide you through the freshman curriculum. Feel free to contact Jane ( or Dan ( by email or phone (617-353-6447).

Questions about registration, orientation, computers, exams, accounts, etc.? See our Frequently Asked Questions

(Most Common Question: What are computer recommendations for ENG students?)