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!

Admission Checklist

Now that you have received an offer of admission, please keep in mind your next steps:

  1. 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.
  2. 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 MyBU Student Portal—where you register for classes, pay your bills, and view your grades.
  3. Apply for financial aid. BU MET offers comprehensive financial aid services to help you meet your educational goals. Visit the BU MET Financial Aid page to review your options, and be sure to check out BU’s Money Management page for tips and insights.
  4. Register for classes. Follow our step-by-step guide to registration. Contact your department for academic counseling.
  5. Review Compliance Requirements. Prior to registering, visit the MyBU Student Portal to ensure that you are in Compliance with University requirements. Additionally, on-campus students must provide health and immunization information as indicated in the Incoming Health Requirements section of the Student Health Services (SHS) website.
  6. Pay your student account. Log on to the MyBU Student Portal to pay your tuition bill or set up a payment plan.
  7. Submit official transcripts no later than the first day of your first semester. Boston University requires the submission of an official transcript certifying your bachelor’s degree (with degree completion date) prior to your first class at MET. Please review our transcript submission guidelines before submitting your transcript. Questions? Please email metadmit@bu.edu.
  8. 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.
  9. Get your Terrier Card. This is the official Boston University student and staff identification card. Learn more.
  10. Review the Academic Conduct Code.
  11. 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 in Touch with an Ambassador

Ready to learn more about the graduate student experience at BU Metropolitan College? Connect directly with one of our Admissions Ambassadors via Unibuddy Chat.

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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.

Important Dates

You’ll find important semester dates on the Metropolitan College academic calendar and the Summer Term Calendar. In addition, the Office of the Registrar has detailed calendars:

Student Resources

Boston University and Metropolitan College offer a wide range of resources and activities for students on campus and online.

Contact Us

For a full list of office, department, and program contacts at Boston University’s Metropolitan College, visit our Contact Us page.

Upcoming Events


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