|Sunday, April 2||WebReg Begins|
|Wednesday, May 10||GRS Registration Deadline|
|TBD||Payment Deadline for Continuing Students|
|Monday, September 18||Payment Deadline for New Students|
|Monday, September 18||Deadline to add Standard Courses via WebReg|
|Tuesday, October 10||Deadline to Drop Courses without a “W” grade|
|Monday, November 13||Deadline to Drop Courses with a “W” grade|
Other Important Registration Dates
Courses dropped with a “W” grade are not covered by GRS Financial Aid.
The above dates are for Standard Courses; view non-standard course information using the Class Schedule function on the Student Link.
All students are responsible for knowing the requirements of their degree program and the GRS rules and policies as stated in the GRS Bulletin.
Most GRS departments and programs will register incoming students during the two weeks prior to the start of the fall semester, and will communicate times for advising and registration prior to August 1st. Incoming students should contact their program or department with any questions about specific registration procedures.
To be eligible to register, each student must be compliant with the University. Please see the University Registrar’s website for compliance requirements. Students can check their compliance status under the Personal Tab on the StudentLink.
All graduate students will be required to complete the Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training. Students only need to complete the training once, unless their program changes from undergraduate to graduate (BA/MAs), they are hired as staff, or their program changes from non-degree to degree seeking. Graduate students that have any questions specific to this training should direct them to email@example.com.
Each student must have a zero balance on their student account before they can register for the upcoming semester.
Remote Learning is offered for some limited Master’s graduate programs in the Fall 2021 semester. More information about Remote Learning and a list of the eligible programs can be found here.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Boston University requires that students receive an influenza vaccine (flu shot). The flu shot requirement applies to all full-time students under 30 years of age, and all full- and part-time clinical and health science students. At BU, students will become non-compliant if they do not receive and/or upload proof of having received the flu shot.
Student Health Services is hosting an immunization clinic and flu clinics throughout the semester. Please see their calendar for the scheduled days.
Registering for Credits (including Research Credits)
Web Registration (WebReg) is available to all students registering for credits.
- Fill in the Registration Form and see your advisor or Director of Graduate Studies for review and signature
- Obtain Academic Advising Code from your department. Students for whom there are no advising codes must register through the GRS Office.
- Register for Fall courses using WebReg. Access WebReg by selecting “Registration” under the Academics Tab on the StudentLink. Courses requiring stamped approval may be added in the department of the course, or after approval is obtained, in the GRS Office or Registrar’s Office. For closed courses, Class Adjustment forms, with professor’s signature, can be processed through the GRS Office or Registrar’s Office.
- If registering for less than 12 credits, proceed to the instructions under the Full-Time Student Status section of this page.
Registering for Continuing Study or Certified Full-Time Status
Student who are not registering for credit but are continuing to make progress toward their degree should register for Continuing Study Status by filling out the Continuing Study and Certified Full-Time Status form and submitting it to the GRS Office.
There are two types of Continuing Study Status in GRS:
- Continuing Study, Full-Time Status: Students who have completed all course or credit requirements but are otherwise engaged in full-time progress towards the degree. Full-time employees of the University and those with other full-time outside employment are not eligible for this status.
- Continuing Study, Part-Time Status: Students who have completed all course or credit requirements but are otherwise engaged in part-time progress towards the degree.
Masters students who are engaged in coursework on a part-time basis (fewer than 12 credits) but are otherwise engaged in additional research or work towards their degree can register for Certified Full-Time Status by filling out the Continuing Study and Certified Full-Time Status form and submitting it to the GRS Office. This form needs to include a brief description of the work in addition to your coursework that you will be completing.
Important: Most International Students are required to have full-time student status either by course registration or by certification.
Please see the GRS Bulletin for policies on auditing courses.
To officially audit a course, students should complete the Class Adjustment form. On the line that says “Action”, please write “Audit”.
Payment/Settlement of Student Account
Details regarding the fall semester bill should be available on the StudentLink. Students who have been awarded a scholarship will see their scholarship award appear on their student accounts, which can be viewed via the StudentLink. If the scholarship is not accurately reflected, please contact the GRS Financial Aid Office.
Students must meet the payment deadline to avoid late fees.
For further information regarding registration policies or procedures please contact your department directly or the Records Office in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at firstname.lastname@example.org.