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College of Arts and Sciences

Transfer Credit and Cross Registration

special programs - communication department

Procedures for Transferring Summer Courses to Boston College

Pick up a summer course request form from the Dean's Office of the College of Arts and Sciences, Gasson Hall 109.

If you want communication credit, bring the form to the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies, Prof. Christine Caswell, Maloney Hall 515, or 617-552-6148, for approval before registering for the course.

Department Rules

Courses must be taken at a four-year accredited college or university.

The Communication Department only accepts electives. You cannot transfer The Rhetorical Tradition, Survey of Mass Communication, Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Communication Methods, theory classes, or writing intensive seminars from other institutions.

If you are not taking the course(s) at Boston College, you must have a brief description of the course(s) from the catalog of the college or university you have chosen.

The Communication Department only accepts communication courses. Such offerings will generally have a communication number, although the department will consider courses offered by Journalism, Mass Communication, or Rhetoric departments.

Return the completed form back to the Dean's Office, Gasson Hall 109.

College Rules

If you are making-up a deficiency, the grade will be averaged into your GPA provided your grade is C- or better.

If you are not making-up a deficiency, the grade will not be averaged into your GPA, nor will it count as credits you need toward graduation.


Procedures for Cross-Registration at Boston University

(other colleges use similar procedures)

The Communication Department only accepts electives. You cannot transfer The Rhetorical Tradition, Survey of Mass Communication, Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Communication Methods, theory classes, or writing intensive seminars from other institutions.

You must submit a brief description of the course(s) from the Boston University Catalog. Although many courses involve communication, the Communication Department only accepts communication courses.

Obtain a cross-registration form from the Boston College Student Services Office, Lyons Hall, first floor.

Have the course approved and the form signed by the Communication Department's Director of Undergraduate Studies, Prof. Christine Caswell, Maloney Hall 515 or 617-552-6148.

Pick up the necessary forms from the Boston University Registrar's Office, 881 Commonwealth Avenue, second floor. These forms need to be signed by the instructor of the course.

Submit the approved form to the Boston University Registrar's office for approval and official registration.

Students will not be billed by Boston University but will be given an assessment and should proceed to Student Accounting Services, 881 Commonwealth Avenue, fourth floor, to settle their account. Students will be charged by Boston College.

An ID can be obtained from the Boston University Registrar's Office after the account has been settled.


Cross-Registration Contacts

Boston University

617-353-3618
Rob Farrell
Registrar's Office
881 Commonwealth Avenue, second floor
Boston, MA 02115
Hours: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Brandeis University

781-736-2016
Carol Mauza
Registrar's Office
Kutz 124
Waltham MA, 02254
Hours: call office

Hebrew College

617-559-8610
Kate Nachman
160 Herrick Road
Newton, MA 02459
Hours: Monday to Thursday,
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Pine Manor College

617-731-7000
Dave Aalto
Main Administration Building
400 Heath Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02167
Hours: Monday to Friday,
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Regis College

781-768-7280
Sr. Patricia McDonough
Registrar's Office
College Hall 207
235 Wellesley Street
Weston, MA 02193
Hours: Monday to Friday,
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.