Summer Preview Frequently Asked Questions

Summer Preview: Frequently Asked Questions

  • What year do I need to be entering in Fall 2019 to participate in the Summer Preview program?
    You need to be entering your freshman or sophomore year in Fall 2019.
  • Is Summer Preview a commuter or residential program?
    Summer Preview is open to both commuter and residential students. To stay in the dorms, students must be 14 years or older before the program begins.
  • Can I earn college credit by participating in Summer Preview?
    No, the Summer Preview program is non-credit. Students will receive a certificate of completion and evaluation from their instructor during the month of September after the program concludes.
  • What is the cost of Summer Preview?
    Please visit the Tuition & Fees page for a detailed description of the cost of attending the Summer Preview program.
  • How do I apply for the Summer Preview program?
    You can find application instructions on the How to Apply page.
  • What are the admissions criteria?
    Admission decisions are based on a combination of middle/high school grades and a 500-700 word personal statement. See How to Apply.
  • Is there any financial aid?
    There is no financial aid for the Summer Preview program.
  • How long should it take for me to receive a decision on my application?
    You will receive an email confirmation once your application is complete. Within three weeks of our receipt of your completed application, we will send an admission decision by email.
  • What seminars are offered as part of the Summer Preview program?
    You can find descriptions for our seminars on our Seminars page.
  • What is the schedule of activities for Summer Preview?
    You can see a sample schedule of activities on the Schedule of Social Events page. A full schedule for Summer 2019 will be emailed to participants two weeks before the program begins.
  • Is there a curfew for residential students?
    Yes. The students must be in the dorm by 11 pm during the week (Sunday through Thursday) and midnight on Friday. Students are then free to visit with friends in the common areas on the fourth floor until 1 am during the week (Sunday through Thursday) and 2 am on Friday.
  • Are residential students free to leave campus?
    All planned activities are mandatory. However, during free time residential students can leave campus as long as they are accompanied by their program assistant.
  • Is there any fee for visiting the Student Health Services Center?
    Yes, there is a $25 fee each time a student visits the Student Health Services Center. If you receive blood work or immunizations you will need to provide your insurance information or have charges billed to your student account.

Contact Us

Boston University Summer Term
High School Programs
755 Commonwealth Ave, Rm B05
Boston, MA 02215

Phone: 617-353-1378
Fax: 617-358-0646