The Office of the Registrar is in charge of registration, course adds/drops, transcripts, the graduation application process, commencement ceremonies, and other enrollment issues.
Independent Student Form
Students or alumni who desire an official transcript must present an Official Transcript Request Form to the Registrar’s Office, giving notice of at least one week. Please note that federal law requires that all requests must bear the signature of the student, so e-mail requests can be honored only if it has hand written signature.
Change Program of Study
Drop-Add- Withdrawal Form
Six Drop Policy
Six Drop Form
Classification of Students
|Freshmen||0 – 29 earned hours|
|Sophomores||30 – 59 earned hours|
|Juniors||60 – 89 earned hours|
|Seniors||90 or more earned hours|
|Special Students||Students who hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.|
|Freshmen||1000 numbered courses|
|Sophomores||2000 numbered courses|
|Juniors||3000 numbered courses|
|Seniors||4000 numbered courses|
BUA uses a 4.0 system. The following grades are used to designate achievement in coursework. Their corresponding grade values and points are indicated.
The grade point average (GPA) is computed by dividing the total grade points earned by the total hours attempted. The Cumulative Grade Point Average is calculated using all coursework (excluding repeated courses) attempted. The current semester grade point average is calculated using only coursework attempted within a specific semester. See the BUA catalog for additional information.
BUA does not offer CLEP examination but you can take those exams at any community college. Students may seek college credit by satisfactorily completing the Advanced Placement (AP) Examination or the College Level Examinations Program (CLEP) of the College Entrance Examination Board for the subject area in which credit is sought. Credits by examination obtained by students transferring to the University will be accepted only if the examinations and resulting scores meet specified requirements.
Students may transfer up to 42 semester hours of credit earned by examination. Grade points are not earned through credit by examination; credits earned by examination will be assigned a grade of “CR” and treated as transfer credits.
For more information about CLEP go to, http://clep.collegeboard.org/orientation