Forms.

Forms for students at Boston University School of Public Health

Forms may be scanned and emailed to the SPH Registrar’s Office.


Add Drop Form

  • Who Uses: Students adding a class after the semester starts, with instructor approval
  • Return to: SPH Registrar’s Office (obtain instructor signature if class has met)
  • Deadline: Before second class meeting date

Certificate Declaration or Change Form

  • Who Uses: MPH and Dual students who wish to declare, add, change, or drop a certificate
  • Return to: Online form, hitting submit returns information to SPH Registrar’s Office.
  • Deadline: None except graduation, certificate change forms will not be processed in the week before a new registration period opens

Course Substitution Form

  • Who Uses: Students who wish to use an SPH course as a substitute for a degree requirement
  • Return to: SPH Registrar’s Office after obtaining required approvals
  • Deadline: Should be submitted before student submits a graduation application

Course Audit Request Form

  • Who Uses: Students who wish to change the status of a registered course from credit to audit status or vice versa
  • Return to: SPH Registrar’s Office after obtaining instructor approval
  • Deadline: Needs to be submitted by “Drop Without a W” deadline for the course

Directed Study/Research Form

  • Who Uses: Students who will register for a directed study or directed research project
  • Return to: SPH Registrar’s Office with faculty signature
  • Deadline: May add a 1 or 2 credit directed study up to the 7th week of the semester

Doctoral Student Continuing Study Status Form

  • Who Uses: Doctoral students who complete their coursework
  • Return to: SPH Registrar’s Office with program director signature
  • Deadline: Up to the 5th week of the effective semester

    Graduation Application August 2024

    • Who Uses: Degree students who will complete all their degree requirements by the end of the Summer 2024 semester
    • Return to: SPH Registrar’s Office
    • Deadline: March 10, 2024

    Graduation Application January 2025

    • Who Uses: Degree students who will complete all their degree requirements by the end of the Fall 2024 semester
    • Return to: SPH Registrar’s Office
    • Deadline: June 10, 2024

    Leave of Absence/Withdrawal Form

    • Who Uses: Degree students seeking leave of absence or withdrawal
    • Return to: SPH Registrar’s Office (some students will need additional signatures)
    • Deadline: Before start of semester

    Transfer Credit/Waiver Request Form

    • Who Uses: Degree students who wish to apply credit for graduate courses taken outside of BUSPH
    • Return to: SPH Registrar’s Office with supporting documents
    • Deadline: Before the course starts, allow 4 to 6 weeks for processing

    Verification Request Form

    • Who Uses: Students who need verification of enrollment or graduation (standard verification or filling out a form).
    • Return to: SPH Registrar’s Office
    • Deadline: Allow 3-5 business days for processing

        Waitlist Form Summer 2024

        • Who Uses: Degree students at BU unable to register for an SPH class.
        • Return to: Online form, hitting submit returns information to SPH Registrar’s Office.
        • Deadline: The waitlist form opens on Thursday, February 15, 2024 at 7:00am. The waitlist form closes for Summer 1 on Friday, May 10, 2024 and for Summer 2 on Friday, June 28, 2024.

          Waitlist Form Fall 2024

          • Who Uses: Degree students at BU unable to register for an SPH class.
          • Return to: Online form, hitting submit returns information to SPH Registrar’s Office.
          • Deadline: The waitlist form opens on Sunday, April 7th at 9:00am. The waitlist form closes for 1st half term and full term courses on Friday, August 23, 2024 and for 2nd half term courses on Friday, October 11, 2024.

            The following forms are not online forms:

            • Name Change Forms – available at BU Registrar’s Office at 881 Commonwealth Avenue and at SPH Registrar’s Office. Must bring legal proof of name change when completing form.
            • Grade Change Form – available only to faculty, must be picked up from Registrar’s Office