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Registration Instructions Online through Agora

In April, Academic Services will send students a degree audit that lists the courses taken to date. It is designed to help you plan and to assure that your records accurately reflect your academic work to date. Please review it carefully. The degree audit also indicates your authorized registration time which is randomly assigned by computer. Authorization times begin at 8:00 a.m. and continue until 4:45 p.m. You may register at, or after, your designated time. If you do not register, you risk being closed out of courses that fill during the registration process. You must know your Username and Password to register. You will not be able to register if there are "holds" on your record (e.g., financial, health services).

You should plan your schedule carefully, including identifying first and second choice courses, before going on-line as you will not be able to register for courses that have conflicting meeting times. Students may only register for two limited enrollment courses in the initial registration process. A limited enrollment course is defined as any course with 25 or fewer students. If you are eager to take a particular limited enrollment course, you should register at or near your authorized time. Reminder: You must attend the first class or speak to the faculty member prior to that class to hold your seat in a limited enrollment course. If you are interested in a "closed" limited enrollment class, you should attend the first class, or contact the professor, to indicate your interest.

Computerized registration allows you to change your schedule as many times as you want until the end of the drop/add period.. You may drop any course, as long as you have a minimum of 12 credits for the semester. (You may not average your credits over the year--for example, 11 credits one semester and 13 the next semester. You must carry at least 12 credits each semester, to be considered a full-time student.) You may add only those courses that are still open for enrollment. The schedule indicates those courses that have a limited enrollment. If, after registering for a limited enrollment course you change your mind, please go on-line as soon as possible to drop the course so that your seat will become available for classmates who were unable to register for this course. We strongly encourage you to attend the first day of any limited enrollment courses for which there were no seats to see if seats have become available.

Cross Registration at Boston University School of Law

Courses at Boston University School of Law are available to Boston College Law students on a cross-registration basis, without payment of any additional fees or tuition, under the following conditions:

The course is not offered at Boston College Law School during the current academic year. Permission is granted by the instructor of the course. The appropriate forms are completed by the student.

Registration information and schedules are available in Academic Services, Stuart M308. For a listing of courses offered at Boston University School of Law, go to