Academic Conduct Code
Boston University’s Center for Professional Education (CPE) offers only non-credit, non-degree programs. All courses are academically rigorous, however, and students must meet certain requirements to earn a certificate from Boston University. All students must adhere to the Boston University Metropolitan College Academic Conduct Code.
Successful completion of CPE certificates requires a minimum grade of C (2.0 or 73) in each module or course, and an overall program minimum grade of B- (2.7 or 80). To sit for the CFP® Exam, you must earn a minimum grade of 73 in each course.
Office of Disability & Access Services (DAS)
The Office of Disability & Access Services (DAS) is available to students who may need academic accommodations to be successful. Click here for additional information.
All Boston University CPE programs are non-credit, and we issue unofficial transcripts. To obtain an unofficial transcript, please email CPE (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the following information:
- Your name
- Program and dates attended
- Number of unofficial transcript copies requested
- Address where you would like the transcript(s) sent
Please note that due to privacy laws, we cannot email or fax transcripts.
Once you have completed the Boston University Financial Planning Program, and meet the grade requirements, you are eligible to sit for the CFP® Certification Examination and to receive the BU Certificate in Financial Planning.
To receive your BU certificate, please do the following:
- Fill out the Certificate Completion Application and email it to email@example.com or fax it to 617-353-4494.
- Please note that certificate applications are processed six times a year in January, March, May, July, September, and November.
To register for the CFP® Exam, please do the following:
- Go to the CFP Board website.
- Submit your online exam application and exam fee.
- Complete the BU CFP® Education Verification Request form.*
- Once your education is verified, you will receive an email from CFP Board indicating that your registration is complete. Verifications are uploaded bi-weekly leading up to the exam and daily in the last two weeks before the registration deadline.
*Please note that this link goes to a Google form that is not accessible by some corporate networks. If this link does not work for you, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information: Full name, email address (email used for your CFP® Exam registration), CFP ID, program dates, and phone number.
Withdrawal Policy and Fees
Students who drop the course or program within the first 15 business days of enrollment will receive a full refund, less a $300 non-refundable cancellation fee. Credit card payment refunds must be credited to the same credit card. You will not be issued a transcript when dropping a course or program.
Students who withdraw after the 15th business day from their date of enrollment will not be eligible for a refund. Please note that ceasing to log into online course or program or notifying your instructor that you are withdrawing does not constitute an official withdrawal. A “W” grade will be noted for withdrawing from the course(s).
Students who purchase packages with books will not receive a refund for the books ($1,000 for the full program and $100 for single courses). Please note: we do not accept book returns. Individual review enrollments are non-refundable.
State Authorization & Distance Education
Boston University participates in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) which allows the university to offer distance education programs in other SARA member states.
To learn more, contact an Enrollment Advisor at 617-502-8822 or complete the form below.