Planning Your Return: Spring

Spring, 2017

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 for undergraduate students.
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. September – October
Financial Assistance
September – October
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. September – October
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. September – October
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. October – November
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. late October – mid-November
Student Account
  • View your bill on the Student Link starting in mid-November.   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.
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 Spring 2017
January 19, 2017