Explore Transferring to CGS …

  • If you want a world-class research university experience and a small-college feel as you transition to a new place
  • If you want one-on-one academic advising for a smooth transition
  • If you want a strong liberal arts foundation, electives toward your major, and a Capstone experience that ties it all together

What is the CGS Transfer Experience?

  • Transfer students enter in September, in the first semester of your second year of college studies
  • Attending University Orientation will get you up to speed on all that BU has to offer—whether it’s our 450+ student groups, research and internship opportunities, or even tips on getting to know Boston
  • Stacy Godnick, associate dean for student academic life, will personally work with you on your academic plan, facilitating a smooth transition
  • Depending on your academic plan, you’ll take courses in humanities, rhetoric, social science, and natural science—as well as electives toward your major
  • You’ll finish off your year with a Capstone project that teaches teamwork, communications, and how to synthesize interdisciplinary learning

What Are My Next Steps?

Explore the Program: Learn more about the classes available during your year at CGS. Stacy Godnick, associate dean for student academic life, will work with you to develop an academic plan based on your past college classes.

Visit CGS: If you’re able, we’d love to welcome you for a visit to CGS. Drop in on a class, have lunch with a CGS student, and meet with a CGS academic advisor.

Take a Virtual Tour: Take a virtual tour of Boston University’s residential life, campus offerings, and academic programs– and get to know CGS, too.

Apply to Transfer: All undergraduate transfers for the College of General Studies are managed centrally through the Boston University Office of Admissions. Visit their website to learn about the transfer application process.