Transfer Students

Terrier Checklist

☐   Pay Your Enrollment Deposit

On the BU Applicant Link, go to the “Next Steps” section to sibmit your enrollment deposit. You must make your $650 deposit in order to join the Boston University School of Education!

☐   Create Your BU Username and Kerberos Password

After paying your deposit, you will receive an email with instructions on creating your BU username and Kerberos password. This username will be your BU email address and your login for the Student Link at Boston University. Once you create your username, you will have the same username for your entire time at BU. (Important: Remember to select a username that you will want professors, staff, and future employers to see as your email!)

☐   Register for Orientation

The School of Education hosts a University Orientation session specially for transfer students. At Orientation, you will register for classes, learn important information about BU, and meet some of your future classmates! Once you make your deposit, you can register for orientation. The School of Education’s Transfer Student Orientation session will be:

July 29, 2015 – July 31, 2015

☐   Sign Up for FYSOP

You can sign-up for the optional First-Year Student Outreach Project (FYSOP) on the BU Community Service Center website. FYSOP offers incoming Boston University students a unique opportunity to get settled in their new community by performing a week of service before classes begin. Volunteers participate in a program orientation, a full day of education, and three full days of direct service in one of eleven issue areas.

☐  Complete your Housing Interests Survey

After paying your deposit, you should complete your housing interests survey oon the Applicant Link . This short survey will ask you to rank your preferences for where you would like to live on campus. Visit the BU Housing website to learn more about our residences and living on campus.

☐  Send Advanced Placement Scores

To receive AP credit, students must submit official examination scores via the College Board. Please use BU’s College Entrance Examination Board code, 3087.

You can also view the International Baccalaureate Course Equivalence Guide.

☐  Send External Transfer Credits

If you have taken any classes through other colleges or universities, please have an official transcript and supporting course syllabi emailed directly to the Office of the University Registrar. Please include your name and date of birth at the top of each page.

☐  Plan for Classes

Although you will register for classes at Orientation, you may start planning your fall classes now. On the Programs of Study Page, you will find a list of suggested classes for each major. Then, using your BU username and Kerberos password, you can start creating your schedule on the Student Link. On the Student Link, first click on the “Academics” tab; then, click on “Registration” and you will be prompted to enter your username and password. Under “Fall 2015,” click on “Reg Options” and then click on “Plan,” followed by “Add.” Now, you can search for classes by the class numbers on the Admitted Students site and save classes to your planner for future use. (Note: Saving a class to your planner does not register you for the class or reserve a seat.)

☐  Transitional Mentors

The Transitional Mentor (TM) Program is designed to acclimate you to Boston University (BU) and School of Education (SED)! You will be paired with an upperclassman who will be there to answer questions, help you settle into life at BU, and serve as a resource for anything you might need. Please feel free to email them at, follow them on Twitter @sedtms, and find them on Facebook!