Welcome to the Academic Services Center!

635 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 207

Information and Services Provided by the Academic Services Center (ASC)

The ASC team can advise you on University academic and registration processes as well as general program and degree requirements including:

  • Full-/Part-Time Status
  • Accuracy of Your Academic Record
  • Course Overload
  • Electives
  • Dean’s List
  • Enrollment Status
  • Grade Changes
  • Graduation Applications and Graduation Date Changes
  • Graduation Honors
  • Incomplete Grades
  • Petitions and Appeals
  • Academic Conduct Code
  • Registration and Class Adjustments
  • Thesis and Dissertation Approval
  • Recommended Prerequisite Courses for Graduate Programs in Physician Assistantship, Nursing, Dentistry, Nurse Practitioning, Pharmacy, and Veterinary Medicine
  • Guidelines and Course Information about the Life Science Sequence
  • Guidelines and Course Information about the Pre-Med sequence

Download the 2014/2015 Advising Syllabus for information about getting advice at Sargent College.

Visit the University Registrar’s Office for information and services offered by the Registrar’s Office, such as Terrier Phone, WebReg on Student Link, and transcripts, and for downloadable forms such as Registration and Class Adjustment Forms.

Meet our Advising Team

Undergraduate Advising

Deborah Claar is an academic counselor to juniors and seniors.  She meets with intra-University and outside transfers to evaluate their credentials, offers professional development seminars, serves on the College Academic Policies & Procedures and Undergraduate Education Committees ex officio, and works closely with the faculty to ensure school policies are being met. She also serves as advisor to the Peer Counselor program and the Sargent College Honor Society.

Heather Nicholson is an academic counselor who advises Sargent freshmen, sophomores, and undeclared students, as well as College of General Studies (CGS) intra-university transfers and internal Sargent transfers. Heather runs open houses for interested students and meets with prospective students and their families. She is responsible for the spring events for accepted freshmen, coordinates the process for changing majors within Sargent, facilitates orientation for incoming freshmen, and oversees the Dean’s Host program and Student Council. She also serves as advisor to the Peer Counselor program and meets with students who are interested in studying abroad or declaring a minor.

Graduate Admission

Sharon Sankey is the assistant dean of Student Services. She is responsible for the administration and supervision of all Student Academic Support Services Office registrar functions, including registration, course adjustments, grade changes, petitions, student status verification and changes, and international student semester verification. She coordinates course and final exam scheduling, and all room requests are confirmed through her office. She also manages graduate admissions as well as graduate student withdrawals and leaves of absence.

Graduate Financial Aid

Janet Turner is the director of graduate financial aid. She awards Sargent College financial assistance funds to graduate students and advises on the loan process at Boston University. She processes all credit releases, emergency loans, and other materials related to graduate student financial assistance. She is responsible for all financial aid records.

Student Resources

Library Resources

As a BU student, you have access to the extensive electronic resources available through the University library system. You can access many electronic databases, as well as electronic journals that allow you to retrieve journal articles from your home computer. To become familiar with these tools it is recommended that you complete the BU Library Tutorial to ensure that you are comfortable using these tools.

Library support

For help with any of the library features or for assistance searching library resources, send an email or chat live, or call the reference desk at (617) 353-2700.

If you are unfamiliar with searching attached is a sample and practice lesson on the basic strategies complied for a class in Occupational Therapy.

Organization of References

One way to get your references organized is by setting up an account with RefWorks through BU libraries. This site enables you to import references from the library databases that you access during your searches, organize them and then use them when writing.

And check out this Refworks tutorial offered through BU libraries.

Educational Resource Center (ERC)

100 Bay State Road

The ERC offers free peer tutoring services as well as workshops in Test-Taking, Test Anxiety, Channeling Perfectionism, Time Management, Problem Solving, and Note-Taking and Memorization.

Makechnie Study Center (MSC)

The George K. Makechnie Study Center (MSC), conveniently located in Sargent room 237, offers students a comfortable, convenient place to study with ten computer workstations and four study rooms for group working sessions.