Welcome to BU MET!
Congratulations on your admission to Boston University’s Metropolitan College (MET). We look forward to welcoming you to our vibrant learning community—one where you will be able to pursue your ambitions, network with other professionals, and gain real-world, hands-on knowledge that will help you achieve your personal goals and career objectives.
This page includes important details that will be useful as you make the transition from admitted to enrolled student. Be sure to review the admission checklist and other information—and be sure to let us know if you have any questions!
Now that you have received an offer of admission, please keep in mind your next steps:
- Confirm your acceptance by responding to your WebAdmit portal email. You will need to inform us of your intent to enroll in order to move forward in our enrollment process. Please note that BU MET does not require an enrollment deposit.
- Set up your BU email (Google Apps account). Your BU email account will allow you to receive important information from your department and your professors. The username and Kerberos password you set up will also be used to access BU resources including the Student Link—where you register for classes, pay your bills, and view your grades.
- Apply for financial aid. BU MET offers comprehensive financial aid services to help you meet your educational goals. Visit the BU MET Graduate Financial Assistance page to review your options, and be sure to check out BU’s Money Management page for tips and insights.
- Register for classes. Follow our step-by-step guide to registration. Contact your department for academic counseling.
- Pay your student account. Log on to the Student Link to pay your tuition bill or set up a payment plan.
- Submit official transcripts no later than the first day of your first semester. BU requires the electronic submission of an official college transcript directly from your university registrar’s office certifying your bachelor’s degree (with degree completion date) prior to the start of your first course. Questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- View and order your textbooks. Visit the Barnes & Noble @ Boston University website to purchase or rent textbooks for your upcoming course. Textbooks are listed approximately one month prior to your course start date.
- Get connected. Join the BU MET community on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube. Don’t forget to check out BU Today for news and happenings.
- Get your Terrier Card. This is the official Boston University student and staff identification card. Learn more.
- Review the Academic Conduct Code.
Learn about Orientation details for admitted students and how to RSVP.
Tuition & Financial Aid
Learn more about tuition rates, financial aid options, payment plans, and deadlines.Learn More
Know Your Advisor
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View the University Course Schedule, access your transcript, or review your student account.Explore
Academic Policies & Procedures
Become familiar with BU MET's academic policies, procedures, and conduct code, as well as related online resources.Learn More
Living in Boston
Learn about Boston neighborhoods, transportation, housing, and more.Learn More
Make your next career move with help from the Center for Career Development.Explore
Additional Information for Admitted Graduate Students in Fully Online Programs
Welcome to the BU Online student community! BU has been offering online programs since 2002 and remains on the vanguard of distance learning, recognized with several awards for best practices and exemplary courses. You will find information specific to online students at bu.edu/online. We suggest you begin with a tour of an online course.
- Orientation for Online Students
Orientation opens two weeks before your course begins in the BU Online Campus at onlinecampus.bu.edu. This will teach you how to use the online course tools. This is also where you log on to your online courses.
- Technology Requirements
You will need to be sure that your computer system is set up for online study. For information about recommended hardware, as well as operating system requirements and download capabilities, please visit the BU Online Technology Requirements & Resources page.
Additional Information for On-Campus International Students
We are very excited to welcome you to Boston University—located in the heart of Boston, one of the great student cities of the world! Now that you have been accepted into a course of study through Metropolitan College, the academic department which you have been admitted to will work to assist you in the visa application process.
Metropolitan College works with the Boston University International Student & Scholars Office (ISSO) to issue visa sponsorship documents to admitted international students studying on campus. Once you receive these documents, you can make an appointment at the US Embassy or Consulate to request a visa.
View our calendar of events and our student activities page for detailed information.
Metropolitan College offers a wide range of events to immerse you in the Boston University community.
There is always something happening at BU! Discover the range of clubs, organizations, networking events, excursions, and other activities we have to offer.Learn More
Boston University and Metropolitan College offer a wide range of resources and activities for students on campus and online.
Boston University has implemented several changes in order to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States and throughout the world. Here are some frequently asked questions that specifically pertain to BU graduate and professional students and applicants. Learn more.
How is BU responding to the current pandemic crisis? The University has developed comprehensive health and safety protocols, including its own clinical testing lab, a dedicated healthcare team, and a robust contact-tracing program. The Back2BU website provides the latest information and updates about how BU is tackling the COVID-19 virus on campus. Learn more.
Student Resources at BU
Resources for Online Students
Taking online courses? Visit BU Online to find important information, documents, and other support resources available to you as an online student at BU MET. Learn more.
Diversity & Inclusion
Find out what BU MET is doing to ensure that all students, faculty, staff, and alumni benefit from a supportive, inclusive, healthy, and safe environment at BU. Learn more.
Living in Boston
From finding housing and navigating transportation options to exploring Boston neighborhoods, BU provides a host of reliable resources geared to living in Boston.
Virtual Tour of Campus
Take a virtual tour of the BU campus. Start here.
BU’s Office of the Registrar requires compliance in the following matters before students are eligible to register for classes. Check the Compliance section of the Student Link to ensure you have met each of these requirements.
- All students must provide a current phone number for use in the event of an emergency through the University’s “BU Alert” program.
- All students must settle their financial obligations each semester.
- Massachusetts law requires that all full-time and many part-time students must be immunized against a number of diseases in order to attend a university in the Commonwealth. Learn more.
- The Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Law requires that all out-of-state students sign an acknowledgement that they have been informed of the law.
- In order to comply with the safety regulations of the City of Boston, students studying on campus must provide a current local address. Your local address is defined as the address at which you reside while taking classes at Boston University. Learn more.
SHIP Health Insurance
All international students and all full-time or three-quarter-time students are legally required to have health insurance and are automatically enrolled the BU health insurance plan. Part-time students may be eligible for SHIP coverage but will need to enroll. Students who are utilizing the Learn from Anywhere (LfA) platform to engage remotely in courses that would normally meet on campus are eligible for SHIP. Online only students are not eligible for SHIP. Learn more.
Deferral of Admission or Leave of Absence/Withdrawal
Once you have accepted your offer of admission, you are eligible to defer your admission for up to one full year from the initial term of admission. If you have registered for a semester and decide not to attend, you must officially take a leave of absence (when intending to return) or withdraw (when leaving BU permanently).
For a full list of office, department, and program contacts at Boston University’s Metropolitan College, visit our Contact Us page.