Dropping a Course

To drop a course or courses, visit the MyBU Student Portal. If you are unable to drop your course on the MyBU Student Portal, you must submit the Add/Drop Form. Upon receipt of this form, the Office of the University Registrar will adjust your account according to the refund policy below. Please be aware that the add/drop deadlines as noted on MET’s academic calendar may differ from the refund dates listed below.

Summer 2023: Consult the Calendar on the BU Summer Term website for summer withdrawal dates.

Spring 2023 On-Campus Course Drop/Withdrawal Refund Policy Dates*
On or before January 18, 2023 100% of tuition and fees
January 19-February 1, 2023 100% of tuition only
February 2-February 15, 2023 50% of tuition only
As of February 16, 2023 No refund
Spring 2023 Online Course Drop/Withdrawal Refund Policy Dates*
By January 17 100% of tuition and fees for 15-week Spring 1 courses
By January 17 100% of tuition and fees for standard 7-week Spring 1 courses
By March 13 100% of tuition and fees for standard 7-week Spring 2 courses

*Applies to most MET students dropping any standard course or withdrawing from the semester. Those enrolled in online courses should visit the BU Online Learning site to download the “important dates PDF,” which indicates the last day for a tuition refund.

Withdrawing From All Courses

To withdraw from all of your courses, you must complete the Withdrawal/Leave of Absence Form (you can also download the form) and submit it to:

Boston University Metropolitan College
Enrollment & Student Success
1010 Commonwealth Avenue, 1st Floor
Boston, MA 02215
Phone: 617-353-2980 | Email: metwdloa@bu.edu

Upon receipt of your official withdrawal form, the Office of the University Registrar will adjust your account according to the refund policy dates. Please be aware that the withdrawal deadlines as noted on MET’s academic calendar may be different than the refund dates listed above.

For additional registration information and resources please refer to the following pages on the Office of the University Registrar website:

Financial Aid Recipients

The policies above are academic and related only to tuition refunds. Separate regulations govern federal student loans and may require BU to reduce or cancel a previously disbursed loan when your enrollment changes.

Learn how dropping a course, withdrawing from the semester, or taking a leave of absence may affect your eligibility for financial aid or scholarships: