Policies and Processes

As a Boston University College of General Studies student, you are responsible for knowing College policies. This section lists important policies. If you have any questions, please make an appointment with your academic advisor, e-mail cgs@bu.edu, or go to CGS Student Services, room 211. You can find a full list of all the Boston University policies here.

Academic Progress and Graduation: the requirements for continuing from CGS into another school or college.

Academic Recognition: the criteria for inclusion in the Dean’s List and Dean’s Circle

Adding or Dropping a Course: guidelines for adding and dropping a course, including important considerations

Attendance Policy: the College of General Studies policy on class attendance

Course Overload: the policy on carrying more than 18 credit hours

Examinations: proper conduct, special testing conditions, and making up an exam

Grades and Course Credits: policies on withdrawals, incomplete coursework, pass/fail courses, and making up “F” or “W” grades

AP/IB Scores: policies on receiving credit for AP/IB courses

Pass/Fail Courses: policy on Pass/Fail Courses for Undergraduate Students

Transfer Credits: all the guidelines for transferring a course credit to Boston University, for students in their gap semester and current students

University Academic Conduct Code: policy and procedure regarding academic conduct at Boston University

Withdrawal, Leave of Absence, and Reinstatement: policies on leaving the University and being reinstated