Spring 2024 Registration Advising
As you did this fall, you will enroll in a seminar of your choice and the second semester of the Kilachand Writing Studio, KHC ST 112.* You should enroll in a seminar that offers learning outcomes different than those of your major and Hub units that you may not earn elsewhere.
All spring Kilachand seminars and Studio sections can be found on the Student Portal’s University Class Schedule. Please note that when searching through all KHC courses, you will need to select “Continue Search from” at the bottom of your page(s) to scroll through and view all course offerings; some seminars are listed on the last page.
Your Kilachand coursework combined with your major requirements are your unique pathway through the BU Hub. Please review the available Hub materials here prior to your advising meeting. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about the integration of Kilachand and the Hub.
*If you enrolled in WR111 or WR112 this fall, you will enroll in the Kilachand Writing Studio courses next fall and spring (fall 2024 and spring 2025). Please review your individual plan with your Kilachand academic advisor.
Some of you will register for KHC HC 302: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Global Challenges II (Topic: Forced Displacement) in the spring. Those of you taking the course this spring will register only for one section: lecture (A1). This course comprises a lecture on Tuesdays and, typically, small break-out groups on Thursdays. You can review the course description for KHC HC302 here. You can see a course spotlight and learn more about KHC HC 302 here.
To fulfill the Kilachand Global Challenges requirement, students are required to take either KHC HC 301 or KHC HC 302. While both courses are encouraged, only one is required. Students may make this choice based on interest in the content, course scheduling, or Hub units offered.
You will see on the Curriculum Map you have the flexibility to take KHC HC 301, KHC HC 302, and KHC HC 401 at any time during the sophomore and junior years. However, be mindful that HC 301 is offered only in fall and HC 302 is offered only in spring. HC 401 is offered both semesters. Students should not enroll in KHC HC 451 in the sophomore year.
We hope that this flexibility will give you time to study abroad, complete pre-health requirements, do work in labs, pursue internships, or simply arrange your schedule in a way that works best for you given your other academic commitments. It is helpful for us to be aware of the sequence in which you intend to take these courses, so please do keep your Kilachand academic advisor informed of your planning.
KHC HC 401: Epistemologies and the Process of Inquiry
If you have not taken this course already, you should enroll in KHC HC 401: Epistemologies and the Process of Inquiry (4 credits) this spring. This course introduces students to a variety of research methodologies, including qualitative and quantitative research techniques, data analysis and visualization, and interdisciplinary strategies relevant to students in all disciplines. KHC HC 401 is required for all Kilachand students before the start of the senior year. The Spring 2024 topics and teams will be:
KHC HC 401 A1 – Mondays 2:30-5:15 pm
Faculty: Sophie Godley and Linda Doerrer
Topic: Water & Communities
KHC HC 401 B1 – Tuesdays 12:30-3:15 pm
Faculty: Cathy Klapperich and Arunima Krishna
Topic: Medical Misinformation in the Time of Covid-19
KHC HC 401 C1 – Wednesdays 2:30-5:15 pm^
Faculty: Andrei E. Ruckenstein and Joelle Renstrom
Topic: Quantum Worlds: Science or Science Fiction?
KHC HC 451: Keystone Proposal Workshop
Some of you may also take KHC HC 451: Keystone Proposal Workshop (2 credits). This course is required for students choosing to follow the Kilachand Keystone Pathway.
We very strongly encourage students fulfilling the Keystone through application-based departmental pathways to enroll in KHC HC 451; if your plans change or if you are not admitted to the pathway in your home school or college (which does happen), you will be unable to complete the Keystone and Kilachand without having taken HC 451 to pivot to the Kilachand pathway.
KHC HC 451 can only be taken in the junior year, and can only be taken on campus.
Please follow this link to learn more about the Keystone Pathways and how you can integrate any plans that you may have to pursue senior research or projects outside of Kilachand with the Kilachand curriculum.
You will all be required to complete the People in Process sequence by registering for KHC HC 502 (WIN) or KHC HC 512 (OSC) or KHC HC 522 (DME) in the spring semester. Each course follows the same topic, but offers students a different Hub Unit. Students may not enroll in more than one KHC HC 5×2 course.
Choice and Change continues the exploration of a particular individual but turns its attention to lesser known and often unrecognized people who have still, arguably, fashioned meaningful lives and achieved significant impact. This course also provides an opportunity for research, reflection, and various forms of presentation. Students may choose the version of Choice and Change that aligns with their research presentation interests, Hub units needed, or their course schedule. You can read the full course description and see the Choice and Change options here.
If you are completing a Keystone through Kilachand then you will also register for Keystone Independent Study II, KHC HC 504, in the spring semester. Please be sure to register for the section with your Keystone faculty advisor’s name listed.
Students who are completing the Keystone through departmental pathways should register for the relevant courses required by their departments. You can read more about the courses outside of Kilachand that fulfill the Keystone requirement here.
Priority Registration Times
Kilachand students have priority registration, which begins one half hour before all other students in their class year. Your priority registration time is earlier than the time that corresponds with your UID numbers published by the Registrar. Your priority registration time will not be printed on your academic advising code stickers and will not be listed on the Student Portal.
- First-Year students, students in the Class of 2027, will begin to register on Sunday, November 12 at 9:00am, and you may log in to register at 8:30am.
- Sophomores, students in the Class of 2026, will begin to register on Sunday, November 5 at 9:00am, and you may log in to register at 8:30am.
- Juniors, students in the Class of 2025, will begin to register on Sunday, October 29 at 12:00pm, and you may log in to register at 11:30am.
- Seniors, students in the Class of 2024, will begin to register on Sunday, October 29 at 9:00am, and you may log in to register at 8:30am.
The registration start date is based on your class year in Spring 2024. If you are unsure of your class year, please see your My Academics page on the Student Portal. If you have advanced class standing, you will register with the class year listed in your Portal and will have priority registration for that class year.
General Registration Information
To Add/Drop a course or change sections, you must do so via the Student Portal. You may only add a course or change a section on a space available basis. Please use the Change Section function on the Student Portal if you are already in a course or discussion and are simply looking to switch your section.
If a Kilachand course is at capacity, we typically cannot add you over the course enrollment limits. If you cannot find a way to enroll in all of your required coursework due to course capacities in Kilachand courses, please email your Kilachand academic advisor.
If a course outside of Kilachand is at capacity, please reach out to the faculty or department offering the course. We cannot add you to full courses outside of Kilachand.
If a course is full, the best step is to continue to visit the Student Portal to see if a seat becomes available between now and January. Kilachand does not keep waitlists, but some schools and departments may. If you are interested in being added to a course and have an inquiry about a waitlist, you should reach out to the department offering the course directly. Your Kilachand advisors cannot add you to waitlists elsewhere and typically cannot enroll you in courses in other schools or departments.
BU tuition includes a maximum of 20 credits for Kilachand students (and typically 18 for all other BU students). You do not need to request an overload to enroll in 20 credits. However, overloading is a significant academic commitment and you should not enroll in more than 16 credits (18 credits for first-year students) without discussing your plans with an academic advisor. We are unable to approve overloads above 20 credits.
Make an Appointment
Please remember that meeting with us does not replace meeting with your advisor at your home school or college, and you must follow all instructions you receive from them as well.
If your school or college requires you to enter an advising code on the Student Portal prior to registration, you must get that from your advisor at your home school or college. If you’re unsure who your other academic advisors are, you can find their names via the My Academics “Quick Links” menu option “My Academic Advisor(s)” on the Student Portal. We are unable to give advising codes.
During registration advising we do not hold drop-in advising hours. Instead, we ask that you make an appointment with your advisor to ensure that we are able to see everyone during this busy time.
To ensure that you are attending your advising meeting with the information and context needed to make our time together helpful to you, please complete the following before meeting with your Kilachand Academic Advisor:
- Meet with your major or school/college advisor
- Meet with your pre-health advisor (if applicable)
- Review Keystone Pathways information (juniors and seniors)
- Attend group advising (first-year students)
Kilachand Academic Advisor appointment booking links will be posted below the week of October 2, 2023:
- Taryn Craig
- Dominique’ Flagg
- Dr. Shoronda Matthews
- Elijah Willig
Please know that Kilachand Academic Advisors cannot give you permission for permission-required courses or enroll you in full courses outside of Kilachand. It is typically most appropriate for you to connect with the school, college, department, or faculty offering those courses. You’ll often find instructions on the Student Portal regarding the best contact in those scenarios.