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Join the pack Pay your deposit and officially join the Husky Family. Starting in the fall semester: deposit deadline is May 1, 2020. Starting in the spring semester: deposit deadline is Dec. 1, 2019. Deposit deadlines apply to first-year students only (not Transfer students).
Apply for aid Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as Oct. 1. Early filers usually receive priority consideration for financial aid and scholarships.
Apply for scholarships Each year we award more than $2.6 million in scholarships to deserving first-year and transfer students. Be sure to apply as soon as possible - early applicants receive priority consideration.
Make yourself at home Living on campus? Be sure to complete your MyHousing application as instructed in the email sent from the Office of Residence Life. Students will need to complete the online housing agreement and also answer personal information questions, select a meal plan, and request a roommate (if you have one in mind). New students are not eligible to select a specific hall or room. Housing is guaranteed for both first-year and transfer students.
Get oriented our official introduction to Husky Nation. Familiarize yourself with the BU campus, culture, support services, and your classmates. Your journey begins at orientation.
Stay healthy All new students are required to complete the online health forms prior to starting classes at BU. We work hard to make sure all our huskies are healthy - your health and wellness are priorities.
Be social and join the conversation No need to wait until you get on campus, start connecting with current and fellow incoming Huskies today on our vast social media network.

  •   First-Year Student Facebook Group
  •   Transfer Student Facebook Group
  •   Instagram
  •   Twitter
  •   Youtube

Submit your transcripts All first-year and transfer students are required to submit a final transcript from their previous school. First-year students should submit a transcript showing proof of graduation. Transfer students should submit a transcript showing grades from their final semester in college. Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions with any questions.
Check your BU email account Check it frequently! We will primarily communicate with you through your BU email address. So this is your main source for important dates, deadlines, and activities.


Pre-Move-In Checklist


  • Do you believe you are a strong writer? Fluent in another language? Consider the earning Credit by Exam for ENGLISH 101, which would exempt you from the course.
  • If applicable, send us any AP exam test scores and final transcripts from other colleges attended to the Admissions Office.
  • Review your fall class schedule in your MyHusky account. Schedules will be posted mid-August.
  • Please Note: First-Year students will have their first-semester courses scheduled for them via the Registrar's Office.
  • Once you have your class schedule, visit our University Bookstore website to price and purchase your textbooks.
  • Review the MyCore program as well as the degree requirements for your major.
Admissions Next Steps

Financial Aid/Tuition

  • Review your “To Do” list  in MyHusky and respond in a timely manner to any outstanding items.
  • Review your financial aid awards to determine if you have an outstanding balance. Use out cost worksheet to help you do the math!
  • Complete the Financial Terms and Conditions on your MyHusky account.
  • Check MyHusky account for invoices and balance due.
  • Review Student Account Tutorial at
  • Sign up for payment plan via MyHusky account to make monthly payments if you need to pay your bill over time.
  • Contact our Bursar Office or Financial Aid Office for more information!


  • Create a packing list for your residence hall room. Be sure to look at the list of recommended items to bring to campus.
  • Interested in joining a Learning Community? Learn more about your options here.
  • Housing and roommate assignments will be released in late July. Get in touch with your roommate as soon as possible to decide “who will bring what…”
  • New Student move-in will occur in late August. Move-in times will be dependent upon your residence hall assignment. 
  • Any concerns with new student move-in can be directed to the Office of Residence Life. They can be reached at 570-389-4970.
Admissions Next Steps


  • Meet the OWLs! OWL stands for Orientation Workshop Leader, they are upperclassmen that are here to help you in your transition to BU. It is never too early to get in touch with an OWL and ask questions!
  • Still stuck? Please email with any other questions or review the Orientation FAQs and we will gladly put you in contact with the appropriate resource! 
  • Complete your "Before BU" assignment. This will become available in July for all students.

Student Life

  • Lastly, get ready to get involved! Check out our student government and the 250+ organizations and clubs BU has to offer! We have something for everyone, including you!
  • Register your cell phone number for emergency notifications and update your emergency contact info through your MyHusky account. Tip: You can also add a parent’s phone number for emergency notifications.
  • Familiarize yourself with The Pilot, our student code of conduct handbook. You are responsible for knowing our code of conduct.
  • Bringing a car to campus? Check out parking and vehicle registration information on our police website