Genealogical Programs


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.

Grade Requirements

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).

Students will receive a composite grade in the form of a grade letter at the completion of the program. The composite grade will not be on the certificate.

Students must complete all modules within the time period for which they are enrolled.

Disability Services

If you need special accommodations, please contact the Office of Disability Services at Boston University. Their website is


All Boston University CPE programs are non-credit, and we issue unofficial transcripts. To obtain an unofficial transcript, please email CPE ( 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.

Withdrawal Policy and Fees

  • Students who drop before the class starts will receive a full refund less $300 non-refundable deposit.
  • Students who drop after the start of class through the fifth day of class will receive a 50% refund, less a $300 non-refundable deposit.
  • Students who withdraw after the fifth day of class will not be eligible for a refund.
  • Credit card payment refunds must be credited to the same credit card. You will not be issued a transcript when withdrawing a class or program.
  • Please note that ceasing to attend or participate in classes, or notifying your instructor that you are withdrawing, does not constitute official withdrawal.
  • A “W” grade will be noted for withdrawing from the course(s).


Request Information

To learn more, contact an Enrollment Advisor at 617-502-8822 or complete the form below.