Planning Your Return: Fall

Fall 2018

Medical Review
Students who have taken a leave of absence for medical reasons must complete the medical review process with Student Health Services (SHS) before registering for classes.

  • Visit the SHS website; download the four documents under the heading “Return from Leave of Absence Forms” and complete/return to SHS as directed in the instructions.
  • To ensure you can return in your desired semester, carefully review the USC’s information page about the medical review process.
If interested in on-campus housing, contact BU Housing to inquire about room availability.  For more information on accommodations off campus, visit Off-Campus Services. January – February
Financial Assistance
  • Complete your Financial Aid application for 2018-2019.
  • The deadline to submit all materials is March 1; click here for more information.
  • If you are not currently meeting satisfactory academic progress standards and wish to appeal, due to special circumstances, follow the procedures outlined here.
January – February
Academic Advising
Contact your academic advisor/college advising office to discuss course selections, and obtain your academic advising code (AAC) if necessary. If you are not certain who to contact in your academic area, please refer to the list of advising offices. February – April
Check the Student Link to ensure you are in compliance for registration: log in, select the Personal tab, then Compliance Status. Address any outstanding issues. Additional information about compliance may be found on the Registrar’s website. March
Class Registration
Register for courses on or after your registration date, after obtaining the necessary academic advising, your academic advising code (AAC), and if applicable, after completing the medical review process. April – June
Visa Status
Please contact your ISSO advisor at least ninety days before your desired re-entry date, and after completing medical review if applicable.  You may require a new DS-2019 or I-20 as part of your return; for additional information, please refer to the ISSO website. April – June
Student Account
  • View your bill on the Student Link starting in July.   Note: tuition and fees will not appear until you have registered for the semester.  Click here for estimated cost of attendance figures.
  • Complete your registration and payment by the required deadline, usually about four weeks before the start of classes.  Late fees will be assessed if you complete payment after the stated deadline.
July – August
Loan Deferment/Repayment
Contact your loan servicer(s) prior to your return to establish your eligibility for an in-school deferment.
First day of the semester for Fall 2018
September 4, 2018