Abbreviations and Codes

Course Status Abbreviations and Information

Permission Required courses:

Some BU Schools and Colleges restrict the enrollment in certain courses. If you are unable to e-register for a course that is ‘permission required’, contact the School or College offering the course for additional information on registration.

Code Explanation
 REG      Registered for the course
 REG-AU   Registered for the course as an audit
 REG-NC   Registered for the course for no credit
 ADD      Registered – over the course limit
 ADD-AU   Registered – over the course limit – auditing the course
 ADD-NC   Registered – over the course limit – registered for no credit
 DRP-AU   Dropped – originally registered as an audit
 DRP-CA   Dropped – course cancelled
 DRP-CL   Dropped – course is full
 DRP-GR   Dropped – once semester grading has begun
 DRP-NC   Dropped – originally registered as no credit
 DRP-NS   Not registered – course requires permission to enroll – contact School/College offering the course
 DRP-RS   Dropped – added to a different section of the same course
 DRP-ST   Dropped – student initiated the drop
 DRP-W    Dropped – W grade assigned – fully charged for the course
 W/D     Course dropped – withdrew from semester
 W/D-AC  Course dropped – withdrawn for academic reasons
 W/D-AU   Course dropped – withdrew from semester – originally registered as an audit
 W/D-NC   Course dropped – withdrew from semester – originally registered as no credit
 W/D-W    Course dropped – withdrew from semester – W grade assigned – fully charged for the course


Meeting Days

Meeting Days Abbreviations Translation
M Monday
T Tuesday
W Wednesday
R Thursday
F Friday
S Saturday


Meeting Times / Instructor Types

Meeting Times / Instructor Types Translation
A AM
P PM
ARR Arranged
TBA To Be Announced


Credit Type Abbreviations

Credit Type Translation
VAR Variable Credit


Instruction Types

Instruction Types Translation
APP Applied Art
DIS Discussion Section
DRS Directed Study
EXP Clinical Experience
IND Independent Course (no additional components)
LAB Laboratory
LEC Lecture
OTH Other
PLB Pre-lab Section


Range of Course Numbering

Range Translation
000-099 Non-degree, no credit
100-199 General undergraduate
200-299 Intermediate undergraduate
300-499 Advanced undergraduate
500-699 Advanced undergraduate and/or graduate level
700-799 General graduate
800-899 Advanced graduate
900-999 Graduate directed study and research


School and College Abbreviations

Abbreviation Translation
CAS College of Arts and Sciences
CFA College of Fine Arts
CGS College of General Studies
COM College of Communication
ENG College of Engineering
EOP Center for English Language and Orientation Program (CELOP)
GMS Graduate Medical Sciences
GRS Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
GSM Graduate School of Management
KHC Kilachand Honors College
LAW School of Law
MED School of Medicine
MET Metropolitan College
PDP Physical Development Program
SAR Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
SED School of Education
SDM Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
SHA School of Hospitality Administration
SMG School of Management
SPH School of Public Health
SSW School of Social Work
STH School of Theology
SUM Summer Term Program
UNI The University Professors
XRG Cross Registration

Building Abbreviations

Abbreviation Description Address
AAS African-American Studies 138 Mountfort Street
ASC African Studies Center 264-270 Bay State Road, 4th Floor
BRB Biology Research Building 5 Cummington Mall
BSC Biological Science Center 2 Cummington Mall
BUT BU Huntington Theatre 260-266 Huntington Avenue
CAD Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders 648 Beacon Street
CAS College of Arts and Sciences 685-725 Commonwealth Avenue
CFA College of Fine Arts 855 Commonwealth Avenue
CGS College of General Studies 871 Commonwealth Avenue
CNS Cognitive and Neural Systems 677 Beacon Street
COM College of Communication 640 Commonwealth Avenue
CRW Crew Boathouse 619 Memorial Drive
CSE Case Physical Education Center 285 Babcock Street
CSS Center for Student Services 100 Bay State Road
EGL English Faculty Offices 236 Bay State Road
EIB Editorial Institute Building 143 Bay State Road
EIL Eilberg Lounge (Case Center) 285 Babcock Street
EMA Engineering Manufacturing Annex 730 Commonwealth Avenue
EMB Engineering Manufacturing Building 15 St. Mary’s Street
ENG College of Engineering 110-112 Cummington Mall
EOP Center for English Language 890 Commonwealth Avenue
EPC Engineering Product Innovation Center 750 Commonwealth Avenue
ERA Engineering Research Annex 48 Cummington Mall
ERB Engineering Research Building 44 Cummington Mall
FLR Fuller Building 808 Commonwealth Avenue
FOB Faculty Office Building (Alden Hall) 704 Commonwealth Avenue
FRC Fitness and Recreation Center 915 Commonwealth Avenue
GMS Graduate Medical Sciences 715 Albany Street
GRS Graduate School of Arts and Sciences 705 Commonwealth Avenue
GSU George Sherman Union 775 Commonwealth Avenue
HIS History and American Studies Departments 226 Bay State Road
IEC International Education Center 888 Commonwealth Avenue
IRB International Relations Building 154 Bay State Road
IRC International Relations Center 152 Bay State Road
JSC CAS Judaic Studies Center 147 Bay State Road
KCB Kenmore Classroom Building 565 Commonweatlh Avenue
KHC Kilachand Honors College 147 Bay State Road
LAW Law School 765 Commonwealth Avenue
LNG Modern Foreign Languages 718 Commonwealth Avenue
LSE Life Science and Engineering Building 24 Cummington Mall
MAR Marsh Chapel 735 Commonwealth Avenue
MCS Math & Computer Science 111 Cummington Mall
MED School of Medicine 715 Albany Street
MET Metropolitan College 755 Commonwealth Avenue
MOR Morse Auditorium 602 Commonwealth Avenue
MUG Mugar Memorial Library 771 Commonwealth Avenue
PDP Physical Development Program 915 Commonwealth Avenue
PHO Photonics Building 6-8 St. Mary’s Street
PLS Anthropology, Philosophy, Political Science 232 Bay State Road
PRB Physics Research Building 3 Cummington Mall
PSY Psychology 64-72-86 Cummington Mall
PTH Playwrights’ Theatre 949 Commonwealth Avenue
REL CAS Religion 145 Bay State Road
SAC Sargent Activities Center 1 University Road
SAL Sailing Docks Charles River Behind BU Bridge
SAR Sargent College 635 Commonwealth Avenue
SCI Science Center 590-596 Commonwealth Avenue
SDM Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine 100 East Newton Street
SEA School of Education Annex 621 Commonwealth Avenue
SED School of Education 2 Silber Way
SHA School of Hospitality Administration 928 Commonwealth Avenue
SLB Science Library Building 30-38 Cummington Mall
SMG School of Management 595 Commonwealth Avenue
SOC Sociology 96-100 Cummington Mall
SPH School of Public Health 715 Albany Street
SSW School of Social Work 264-270 Bay State Road
STH School of Theology 745 Commonwealth Avenue
STO Stone Science Building 675 Commonwealth Avenue
TTC Track and Tennis Center 100 Ashford Street