Add/Drop/Withdrawal

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 Add/Drop Form.

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. No signature is required for classes with open seats, unless it is noted on the Student Link that permission is required. Submit your signed Add/Drop Form to:

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

Dropping a Course

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

Fall 2017 Drop/Withdrawal Refund Policy Dates
On or Before September 4, 2017 100% of tuition and fees
September 5 – 18 100% of tuition only
September 19 – October 2 50% of tuition only
As of October 3 No refund

Metropolitan College online students: Please review your home state's refund policies on the Boston University Distance Education website.

Withdrawing from All Courses

To drop your total course load, you must complete the Withdrawal/Leave of Absence Form and submit it to:

Metropolitan College
755 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 103
Boston, MA 02215
Email: metacad@bu.edu
Phone: 617-353-3000
Fax: 617-353-6066

Upon receipt of your official Withdrawal/Leave of Absence Form, the Office of the University Registrar will adjust your account according to their published refund schedule. View the schedule and find additional information at the Office of the University Registrar website.