Academic Services Center
635 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 105
Welcome to the Academic Services Center (ASC)
The ASC can help you with a variety of questions and procedures. We can answer basic queries, direct you to alternative sources of information, and/or help you to make an appointment with an academic counselor.
The office is open from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. EST Monday-Friday. Emails and phone calls will be answered in a timely fashion during regular hours. You can email us at email@example.com.
For questions about changing/declaring your major, academic opportunities, and advice of all types, you can also use the advising portal.
Visit the University Registrar’s site for information and services offered by the Registrar’s Office, such as Important Semester Deadlines and Dates, Registration, Ordering Transcripts, and, for downloadable forms, such as Registration and Add/Drop Forms.
Roz Abukasis is an academic counselor who advises College of General Studies (CGS) students who continue into Sargent and prospective intra-university transfers. She serves as advisor to the Peer Mentor Program. She is also the Sargent Staff Advising Representative to the Advising Network Committee and is a Terrier F1rsts Advocate.
Heather Nicholson is assistant director of academic services, an academic counselor to first-year students, and an advisor to undeclared students as well as internal Sargent transfers. Heather facilitates events for prospective students and meets with them. She is responsible for the spring events for admitted first-year students, runs the orientation for incoming first-year students, and serves as an advisor for the Dean’s Hosts and Student Government. Heather works with students who are interested in studying abroad or declaring a minor and is the instructor for the SAR HP150 Sargent First-Year Experience Seminar. She serves on the Sargent College Academic Policies & Procedures as an ex officio member, works closely with the faculty to ensure that policies are being met and serves as a Title IX Coordinator.
Erin Phair is an academic counselor to sophomores, juniors and seniors. She meets with outside transfer students to evaluate their credentials and offers professional development seminars in collaboration with the Sargent College Alumni Association and the Assistant Dean of Development and Alumni Relations. She serves as co-advisor to the Peer Mentor program and advises the Sargent College Honor Society.
Sharon Sankey is the assistant dean of student services. She is responsible for the administration and supervision of all Academic Services Center registrar functions, including registration, course adjustments, grade changes, petitions, student status verification and changes, and international student semester verification. She coordinates course and final exam scheduling, and all room requests are confirmed through her office. She also manages graduate student withdrawals and leaves of absence.
Alexandra Munroe is the director of graduate enrollment. She oversees admissions and enrollment for all our graduate programs. This includes connecting with prospective students, hosting admission events, and assisting admission committees with the review process.
Graduate Financial Aid
Jasmine Samuels is the assistant director of graduate financial aid. She awards Sargent College financial assistance funds to graduate students and advises on the loan process at Boston University. She processes all credit releases, emergency loans, and other materials related to graduate student financial assistance. She is responsible for all financial aid records.
As a BU student, you have access to an extensive array of research resources through the University Libraries. A majority of our resources are now online, and you can access databases, journals, and books from your own computer. You can find guides that will link you to key health science library resources here. You may also find this guide on searching for evidence-based information to be helpful.
Librarians at the Mugar Memorial Library are available to help you:
- identify online databases for your topic.
- formulate search strategies for our online databases.
- search for evidence-based information to support your research.
- track down data and statistics.
- use citation software (such as RefWorks or Zotero).
- access the full-text of articles.
Kate Silfen is the Health Science Librarian at Mugar Memorial Library, and you can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-358-3965 for research assistance.
You can also call the Mugar Research Center at 617-353-2700 or e-mail email@example.com.
Educational Resource Center (ERC)
100 Bay State Road
The ERC offers free peer tutoring services as well as workshops in Test-Taking, Test Anxiety, Channeling Perfectionism, Time Management, Problem Solving, and Note-Taking and Memorization.
Makechnie Study Center (MSC)
The George K. Makechnie Study Center (MSC), conveniently located in Sargent room 237, offers students a comfortable, convenient place to study with ten computer workstations and four study rooms for group working sessions.
Students in distress
Life at BU can be very stressful for students as they face the challenge of a highly competitive academic environment and begin to assume a variety of roles and responsibilities. In addition to the support we can provide to each other, there are also professional support services available to students on campus through the Dean of Students and Behavioral Medicine.