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Using Student Link

The Boston University Student Link is an online resource where you can access information about your status as a Boston University student, such as grades, class schedules and enrollments, financial aid, housing, and account status.

How to Access Student Link

You can log in to Student Link by visiting from any Web browser.

How to Navigate Student Link

The home page contains tabs representing the different content areas within Student
Link—click on any area to learn more about it. Many areas of Student Link are available to all students—these areas are marked with italic font and you do not need a password to enter them.

However, some information on Student Link is specific to you—like your grades and enrollment status. To access these areas, Student Link will prompt you to enter your Boston University login name and Kerberos password, which you will obtain after you have been accepted into a Boston University Online program. Please note that only degree- and certificate-seeking students will receive a Kerberos password.

If you encounter any technical problems when using Student Link, or if you have questions, call the Link Support Line 617-353-LINK (5465).

What can I do on Student Link?

The following are just a few examples of the information you may request, access, and update on Student Link:

The Academic Section

  • View the list of courses for which you are registered by selecting Current Schedule
  • View a comprehensive list of courses you have taken at Boston University by selecting Classes
  • View your grades by selecting Grades
  • Print an unofficial copy of your transcript by selecting Transcript Preview
  • Select University Class Schedule to browse or search the entire list of Boston University course offerings by semester and College. The University Class Schedule provides details on meeting times, locations, and available seats for each course.

The Money Matters Section

  • View and pay your tuition balance by selecting Student Account Inquiry
  • Check the status of a financial aid request by selecting Your Financial Aid
  • Read about financial aid options by selecting General Financial Aid Information

The Personal Section

  • View and update your address, phone number, and emergency contact information by selecting Address
  • View your Personal Profile—this is the University’s record of your birth date, gender, ethnicity, citizenship, and marital status
  • View the University’s record of your name by selecting Identification. For security reasons, the name will be displayed for 10 seconds. If you name is listed incorrectly, you can contact the Office of the University Registrar at 617-353-3612
  • Specify whether you would like your contact information to be available to the Boston University community by selecting Data Restriction. When you first enter Boston University your address is made available to the University community—you may choose to specify that your address not be distributed. Note that your information will not be available to individuals outside of the Boston University community, no matter how you set your restrictions