Academic Progress and Graduation

University Policy

Sargent College Policy

Students must submit an Application for Graduation by December 1 for May or August degree dates or by October 1 for January graduation via the online form. Students are responsible for the accuracy of their graduation applications. Sargent College baccalaureate degree requirements must be completed within seven years of the initial date of matriculation at Boston University.

Degree Advice is a tool available to students and their advisors via the MyBU Student Portal. The report provides a snapshot of the student’s progress-to-date toward degree completion and thus functions in conjunction with this Bulletin and in the context of advising appointments as a useful reminder of coursework still needed at a given point in time. Students should check their Degree Advice Report periodically for updates resulting from registration, completion of additional courses, or other changes. Degree Advice is not a substitute for substantive discussion with the advisor about degree programs and course selection, and Degree Advice does not certify students for graduation.

Students should be aware that substitutions for required courses, as well as the use of some courses taken in Boston University study abroad programs, must be petitioned to their program advisors, approved in writing, and submitted to the Sargent College Academic Services Center for them to apply toward degree requirements.