Registration for BU Students
BU students who have an active BU login account and Kerberos password can register for summer classes on the Student Link. You don't need advisor approval for summer registration, although it is always a good idea to check with your advisor before signing up for classes.
Students can continue to add/drop courses on the Student Link until the end of the add/drop period for their particular course. No changes are possible once the add/drop deadline has passed. See the Calendar section for the deadlines for standard Summer Term courses.
If you are officially graduating in May, you should register for summer classes as a visiting student.
Registration Dates for Standard Summer Term Courses
February 28 - May 28
Feburary 28 - July 8
Start and End Dates for Standard Summer Term Courses
May 21 - June 28
July 1 - August 9
Note: Some instructors do not allow students to join their course once it has begun. It is recommended that you register for and attend summer classes by their first meeting date. During add/drop week, if you want to add a course after it has started, you should first contact the instructor to receive permission to add.
A Note about Course Overloads
Two courses for a total of 8-10 credits is considered a full time schedule for a six-week summer session. Students who wish to take more than two courses in a six-week summer session must complete a paper Summer Add/Drop Form for their overload course, seek approval if needed, and pass in the form to the Summer Term office (755 Commonwealth Avenue). Most BU Schools and Colleges require approval to take a summer overload—check with your advising office and obtain the appropriate permissions before passing in your Summer Add/Drop Form.
Charges for tuition and fees will appear on your student account as soon as you register for classes. These charges will remain, and you will be responsible for payment, unless you officially withdraw or drop your course(s). See the Tuition and Fees section for additional payment information.
Tuition remission is available for eligible Boston University employees during Summer Term, as long as you remain an employee from May until the end of August. See bu.edu/hr for additional information. Employees who are taking classes for the first time will need to complete a paper registration form.