STEP 5: View your credit award decision

credit award

The wait is over—
your results are posted online.

You’ll find a comprehensive summary of the results in the MyBU Portal, including the courses you’ll receive credit for and how many credits will be awarded for each.

How many credits will you receive?

Your transfer credits will be transferred into BU on a 1:1 ratio, this means that although most BU courses are 4 credits, the semester credit hours that your previous institution gives will be the credit hours that you will transfer into BU.

4Number of credits per course at BU. If you’re transferring from a university with a different number of credits per course, please contact the Registrar at to learn how your credits will transfer. Credit for international curricula may vary; please contact BU International Admissions at to learn how your credits will transfer.

64Maximum amount of credits BU accepts from a two-year college.

80Maximum amount of credits BU accepts from a four-year institution.

Here’s what your credit award does not do:

  • It does not determine your class standing. After you are admitted, your class year will be determined by the BU school or college in which you enroll.
  • It does not affect your grade point average (GPA). Once you enroll, you’ll start at BU with a new undergraduate GPA.

What if you don’t get the credits you expected?

If some of your credits don’t transfer and you fall short of the class standing you anticipated, it’s likely that you can still graduate within a reasonable time frame. Many students take summer courses to stay on track for their target graduation date.