Summer Term Work

School of Education Policy

Boston University’s Summer Term covers two 6-week sessions. In the 12 weeks, students may earn up to 16 semester credits, the equivalent of a full semester of work during the regular year. A maximum of 8 credits may be taken during a six-week session.

Students pursuing a program of study outside Boston University who wish to transfer credit must do so in an accredited program at an accredited college or university. A minimum grade of C is required in any course for which an undergraduate student seeks transfer credit. A minimum grade of B is required in any course for which a graduate student seeks transfer credit.

By University policy, students pursuing summer coursework within the Boston metropolitan area must take such courses at Boston University unless a) the course is a program requirement and is not offered in the Boston University Summer Term, or b) the student receives written pre-approval from the director of undergraduate studies of the relevant Boston University department, the student’s advisor, and the Associate Dean of Student Affairs.