While in some other universities around the world the grading system goes from 0 to 100 or 0 to 10, here at BU grades are not given like that. The highest grade you can achieve is an A, whereas the lowest one is an F. A to C- is a passing grade, a B is considered a good grade, and an A is mostly an excellent grade. If you are planning to get As, you will have to work hard.
During your stay at BU, it will be common to have evening classes from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Do not be surprised about this. Besides, most of the classes are three-hour classes only held once a week. The amount of homework per course varies with each professor. Most of the professors have a job or run their own company and are pretty busy during the day. Therefore, if you want to meet with a professor outside of class, the best way is to send him/her an email to make an appointment.
Furthermore, there are no classes on Fridays at BU. Yes, the weekend starts on Thursday for BU students. Nonetheless, I advise you to take advantage of this day to do homework in order to have more spare time during the weekend and discover all the nice attractions that the city of Boston has to offer. Remember you only have a limited amount of time here, so use your time wisely.
Finally, if you have any questions regarding academic issues, the staff at MET College will always be there to help. People at the MET office are nice and friendly. I say this from a personal experience. Last semester, I had some trouble in my classes. The MET team helped me solve it in an easy and efficient way.
Attending college at Boston University is an unforgettable experience if you plan to study abroad in the Boston area.