Advising During University COVID-19 Response
Virtual Drop-in Advising
Monday and Tuesday: 10am – 12pm
Thursday and Friday: 1 – 3pm
When you sign in for virtual drop-ins, you will be greeted by a UDC staff member to identify the topic that you wish to discuss and ensure that you are connected with the best person to assist you. Once that is determined, you will be provided a virtual waiting room with the message “Please wait, the meeting host will let you in soon.” You will be joined by an advisor as soon as one is free to meet. UDC staff will be managing the waiting room behind the scenes to ensure students are met with as efficiently and effectively as possible by the advising team.
In-Person Drop-in Advising
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: 1-3pm
Thursday and Friday: 10am – 12pm
When arriving for an-in person scheduled appointment, be sure to wear a mask and be prepared to show your green badge and BU ID.
Scheduled Appointments with an Advisor
Academic and career advisors conduct virtual appointments on Zoom and in-person appointments at the Rafik B. Hariri Building. All appointments should be scheduled via Handshake.
What courses should I take?
What do I have left to graduate?
What courses should I take to fulfill my Concentration Requirements?
Click here for Concentration Requirements to find out which courses fulfill the requirements of the concentration(s) you have selected.
When will Questrom Upper-Level Electives be offered?
What are the prerequisites for Questrom courses?
Prerequisites for Questrom courses can be found on the BU Course Search page, in the Required Courses Chart (for required courses) or on the Concentrations page (for electives). Please pay special attention to the prerequisites listed for Questrom courses, as you risk not receiving degree credit for courses taken without the necessary prerequisites.
How do I register for Core?
Core Registration Instructions:
To register for the Cross-Functional Core in Spring 2023, please register for QST SM323 A1, B1, C1 or X1 on your registration date. If you must be in a certain section due to academic, athletic, medical, religious or work conflicts with the other two sections, please submit the Core Pre-Registration Form, due October 28th.
- QST SM323 A1 – morning– Monday through Friday – 8am to 10:45am
- QST SM323 B1 – midday– Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 11:15am – 2pm and Tuesday/Thursday, 11am to 1:45pm
- QST SM323 C1 – afternoon– Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 2:30pm – 5:15pm and Tuesday/Thursday, 2pm – 4:45pm
If your preferred section is full or closed, please register for SM323 X1, then submit the Waitlist Request Form to request your preferred section.
Students are expected to work their non-academic obligations out around their academic course schedule, and students will not be permitted to request a Core section change after January 5th. During the week of January 9th, you will be registered for the components of the Cross-Functional Core (FE323, MK323, OM323, QM323 and SM303).
I want to take summer courses (at BU or elsewhere). What do I need to know?
May I see the course/instructor evaluations for the courses I’m interested in taking?
Yes!! QuestromApps features a Course/Instructor Evaluation Search. Students are also welcome to review students’ comments from previous semesters by visiting the Undergraduate Academic & Career Development Center.
My Class is Full, What Do I Do?
If the class is in Questrom, please submit a waitlist form as soon as possible. The sooner you fill out the form, the higher chance you will be able to join the class.
Additionally, you should register for a backup option. We will do everything we can to ensure that you can graduate on time. Keep in mind, once a class fills, you will not be able to add it via the StudentLink. The Link may show open seats, but those will be filled through our waitlist system.
Once classes begin, you’ll follow the Add/Drop procedures.
If the class is not in Questrom, please contact that school’s advising office to learn their policies for full courses. Most likely you will have to keep checking the StudentLink to see if someone drops the class. You can also try going to the first day of class with an Add/Drop Form to see if the professor has enough space to sign you into the class.
Why Can’t I Register?
Check your ‘Compliance Status’ under the ‘Personal’ tab on the Student Link to check your status on these matters.
Students will only be permitted to register for courses if they have complied with all of the following University policies:
- Resolve any billing issues with Student Accounts
- Submit health forms to Student Health Services (including proof of immunizations)
- Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
- Update Contact Information
- All out-of-state students are required to acknowledge the Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Law by logging in here.
Many Questrom courses indicate ‘Permission Required’ due to the restrictions pertaining to the courses, and this does not mean that you have to obtain permission. Questrom students can register for Questrom courses if they have the appropriate pre-requisites. Non-Questrom students can register for several Questrom courses according to the restrictions and timing indicated here.