A student who is registered for a semester and decides not to attend must officially take a leave of absence or withdrawal. A leave of absence should be taken when the student intends to return in a future semester; a withdrawal indicates a decision to permanently leave the University.
Submit the online withdrawal/leave of absence form here (requires BU login).
If you do not have a BU login, you can print the Withdrawal/Leave of Absence Form and submit it to:
1010 Commonwealth Avenue, 3rd floor
Boston, MA 02215
Upon receipt of your official Withdrawal/Leave of Absence Form, the Office of the University Registrar will adjust your account according to their published refund schedule. View the schedule and find additional information at the Office of the University Registrar website.