New Students: A Step-By-Step Guide to Registration

There are two ways to register for courses:

To register using a paper form, please follow the instructions below.

  1. Choose your courses

    The Boston University Course Schedule lists the courses that are available for the current or upcoming semester. You can also request a printed Metropolitan College schedule for the current semester by calling 617-353-6000.

    Please note that some courses require stamped approval. To obtain stamped approval, please contact Metropolitan College at 617-353-3000 for instructions.

  2. Fill out your registration form

    Download the registration form or pick one up at 1010 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 524. You can also request the form by calling 617-353-6000.

    Note: If you wish to register for a course that is already full, you must obtain the instructor’s permission and signature on the Add/Drop Form.

  3. Submit your registration form

    Mail, fax, or deliver completed registration forms to:

    Boston University Office of the University Registrar
    881 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd Floor
    Boston, MA 02215

    Phone: 617-353-3612
    Fax: 617-358-1689

  4. Confirm your schedule

    Once you have registered for your courses you may access or change your schedule online using the Student Link. The Student Link is a fast and easy way to access and modify your student information. To access the Student Link, you need a BU email address and Kerberos password.

  5. Settle your account

    Students are responsible for remitting payment by the following payment deadlines.

    Fall 2020


    Wednesday, September 16, 2020


    Fall Session I: Tuesday, September 15, 2020
    Fallg Session II: Tuesday, November 10, 2020


    Students who make a payment after the deadline may incur a late fee and also may be subject to a comptroller hold. Students can view their account and make payments on the Student Link. For any questions regarding account settlement, visit Student Accounting Services.