College of General Studies Checklist

January may seem far away, but there’s still a lot to do after being admitted. Below are important next steps for you to take before then.


Spring 2021

  • Register for a University Orientation session after May 1 if you plan to attend in the spring (or you have the option to attend Winter Orientation)
  • Create your BU email account (watch for an email with instructions)
  • Submit your BU Alert contact information
  • Discuss your admission with a CGS academic advisor (don’t worry, they will contact you)

Summer 2021

Fall 2021

  • Register for classes with the help of your CGS academic advisor
  • Submit your New Student Housing Application (watch for an email with instructions)
  • International students: schedule a visa appointment at a US embassy

January 2022

  • Watch for an email and complete the AlcoholEdu for College? and Sexual Harassment & Discrimination Prevention online courses
  • Connect with your classmates and faculty at Winter Welcome events
  • Attend the mandatory International Student Program orientation session (international students only)
  • Move into your dorm room
  • Start classes on Thursday, January 20, 2022