Planning Your Return: Spring

The MyBU updated entry point to the Student Link is now live at

If you are a formerly enrolled student, and your MyBU portal login is not yet active, use direct links to access your Student Link Academics, Personal, Money Matters and other tabs.  See details at

This page is a year-round, general resource for re-enrollment.

  • Undergraduate students who wish to complete their re-enrollment steps in a time-frame similar to that of their currently-enrolled peers will find the suggested dates listed below helpful.
  • If you are an undergraduate on leave, please look for the USC targeted email communications outlining your re-enrollment steps.
Medical Review
Students who have taken a leave of absence for medical reasons must complete the medical review process with Student Health Services (SHS) before registering for classes.  Process details and the necessary forms may be found on the Student Health Services website (scroll to the section titled, “Return from Leave of Absence forms”).

May – October is the optimal time for undergraduates to complete medical review, as noted on the USC’s medical review page.

Academic Advising
Contact your academic advisor/college advising office to discuss course selections, and obtain your academic advising code (AAC) if necessary.  If you are not certain whom to contact in your academic area, please refer to the list of advising offices. September – October
Financial Assistance
The deadline to submit all materials is the first Monday in November; click here for more information.

  • Complete your Financial Aid application for 2022-2023.
  • Email BU Financial Assistance confirming your intention to re-enroll for spring.  Be sure to include details about the number of credits you’ll be pursuing, as well as your living situation (on-campus, off-campus, commuting from home).
  • If you are not currently meeting satisfactory academic progress standards and wish to appeal, due to special circumstances, follow the procedures outlined here.
September – October
Visa Status
Please contact your ISSO advisor at least ninety days before your desired re-entry date, and after completing medical review if applicable.  You may require a new DS-2019 or I-20 as part of your return; for additional information, please refer to the ISSO website. September – October
Check the Student Link to ensure you are in compliance for registration: log in, select the Personal tab, then Compliance Status.  Address any outstanding issues.  Additional information about compliance may be found on the Registrar’s website. October – November
If interested in on-campus housing, contact BU Housing to inquire about room availability.  For more information on accommodations off-campus, visit Off-Campus Services. October – November
Class Registration
Register for courses on or after your registration date, after obtaining the necessary academic advising, your academic advising code (AAC), and if applicable, after completing the medical review process. late October / early November (based on your assigned registration time in the Student Link)
Student Account
  • View your bill on the Student Link starting in mid-November.   Note: tuition and fees will not appear until you have registered for the semester.  Click here for estimated cost of attendance figures.
  • Complete your registration and payment by the required deadline, usually about four weeks before the start of classes (early to mid-December).  A late fee may be assessed if you complete payment after the stated deadline.
Loan Deferment/Repayment
Contact your loan servicer(s) prior to your return to establish your eligibility for an in-school deferment.
First day of the semester
View semester dates at Semester Dates | Office of the University Registrar (