Academic, Career, and Life Resources

Engaging in conversation with advisors to establish rapport is essential in helping you identify appropriate services.

Everyone at Sargent wants you to feel confident about making independent decisions, but we recognize that you may need guidance in deciding which campus service will provide the most appropriate support. It is important to familiarize yourself with what each service provides.

Supportive Services

Academic Services

There are certain policies and procedures you need to familiarize yourself with, and as advisees, you will be making appointments based on questions surrounding these issues. These may include the following:

  • Registration periods
  • Degree Advice Report
  • BU Hub
  • Add/Drop Process: You may want to add or drop a course during the semester and it is important for both students and faculty to understand the procedures for doing so.  You should also meet with faculty advisors before choosing to make these changes so you understand the impact of this decision on your status.
  • Transfer of Credit: Students often want to transfer courses into Boston University from outside institutions.
    • Form and procedures for this process can be found here
    • If you want to cross register within the Boston-area Consortia, refer to the Registrar’s website.
  • Advanced Placement: If you enter with Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate credit from high school and these credits have not been recorded, you need to contact the Service that provided the scores.  Here are guides to credits afforded for specific courses:

Sargent’s website is a great resource for information about academic programs, degree requirements, policies and procedures. Each department has its own section. The BU Bulletin is another resource you will find helpful in identifying College and University policies.

Additionally, if you are looking for specific opportunities to enhance the education you receive in the classroom, Sargent offers a variety of distinctive academic opportunities which expose you to experiential learning and promote professional and service oriented growth.

Professional and Academic Resources

Registration Periods

Registration periods occur twice a year. These are often your advisors’ busiest times so it is very important for you to be prepared when meeting. Please familiarize yourself with these dates as you will want to meet with your advisors well in advance of your registration times. 

Degree Advice Report

Degree Advice is an advising tool available to you via your Student Link. The report provides a snapshot of your progress-to-date toward degree completion and thus functions in conjunction with the bulletin and in the context of advising appointments as a useful reminder of coursework still needed at a given point in time. Using the degree advice report on the Student Link is a valuable way to insure you are meeting all of your degree requirements.  If there are discrepancies between your degree advice report and your transcript, make an appointment with your advisor to investigate this.