Admitted Students

Welcome to CGS
Get ready for the opportunity of a lifetime.

Congratulations, Class of 2027!

Congratulations, you’re in! Throughout the month of April, we’ll be offering a series of open houses, with in-person and virtual options, to give you the opportunity to connect with students, faculty, advisors, and our deans. Check below for a list of upcoming events, a welcome message from Dean Natalie McKnight, and more resources to help you envision yourself at CGS.

Get to Know Our Community

Open Houses

Calendar of Events

We’re looking forward to welcoming you to CGS! Our open houses give you the opportunity to learn more about the CGS experience. All times are in Eastern Standard Time.

In-Person Open Houses
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Friday April 7
Friday April 14
Saturday April 15

Virtual Information Sessions
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Thursday April 6, 9-10 a.m.
Wednesday April 12, 6-7 p.m.

Dean's Welcome

Dean’s Address: The Top Ten Reasons Why CGS May Be Right for You

Dean Natalie McKnight welcomes you to the College of General Studies with a video presentation on why CGS may be the right fit for you, from your gap semester to your path to BU’s other schools and colleges.

Mock Lecture

Interdisciplinary Teaching in Action: A Mock Lecture with CGS Faculty

Sit in as three of our faculty members model CGS’s interdisciplinary curriculum by examining one subject through the lenses of humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.


All About CGS

Helpful Handouts

CGS At-a-Glance

The CGS Experience

1,200 students. 4 academic divisions. 56 faculty members. 0 teaching assistants. The College of General Studies’ unique approach explained, from gap semester through Capstone.

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Student Testimonials

The Student Perspective

What is it like starting your first semester of college in January? Do you have any advice for future CGS students? Our students share their answers to these questions and more.

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CGS Curriculum

This one-page guide walks you through your what your first two years of courses will look like, including a solid grounding in each of the four divisions, as well as electives in your major.

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Alumni Spotlight

Where CGS Can Take You

Our alumni have gone on to success in all fields. Meet some of our most notable alumni, including a nonprofit site director, a founder and CEO of a marketing company, and an oceanographer and documentary filmmaker.

Meet Our Alumni
Faculty Spotlight

An Interdisciplinary Team

Our faculty are experts in the fields of rhetoric, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and mathematics. And they teach all lectures, hold all office hours, and grade all work.

Meet Your Faculty

Your Gap Semester

Your gap semester is a world of possibilities. Where will yours take you? We’ve provided a list of recommended programs to help you get the most our of your #My100Days experience.

Plan Your Gap

The BU Community

Admissions Resources

BU Admissions

Admissions Welcome

Welcome to CGS! BU Admissions shares resources to help you get acclimated to BU and to introduce you to CGS’s unique program and community.

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Virtual Tour

Explore Comm. Ave.

If you can’t be on campus, this virtual tour is your next best thing. Get to know Commonwealth Avenue with a virtual tour of Boston University.

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Your Account

MyBU Portal

Your MyBU portal is your key to registering for our live open house events on Zoom, as well as for other important admissions documents.

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Your To-Dos

CGS Checklist

Your BU journey is about to begin. Now what? Click here for important steps to take to get you ready for what comes next.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Have all your questions answered about the unique CGS experience, from your gap semester to the London semester.

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Financial Aid

BU is committed to making your college experience affordable. Learn more about paying for college, and plan to attend a virtual financial aid info session.

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Connect With Us

Get acquainted

Join us for Summer or Winter Orientation

No matter where you are coming from, University Orientation is designed to make your transition into a large university easier, as well as introduce you to life in Boston.


Share and Connect with #BU2027

We want to follow you on your adventures, from when you’re accepted through commencement. Tag @bucgs in your #BU2027 posts and we’ll reshare!


Connect with Your Classmates

The CGS 2027 Facebook group is the perfect place to connect with your classmates. Join to meet your team members, ask questions, or plan meetups on campus.


Picture Yourself Here

Can you see Boston University as your home for the next four years?  Explore the rest of the our website to see what else the CGS Experience can offer you, from your gap semester, to London, to Capstone.