Registration for BU Students

Infomation for Summer Term 2016 will be available on December 15. Summer 2016 course registration begins on Thursday, February 25, 2016.

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 an academic advising code 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 using a paper Registration Form.

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.

BU Employees

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 for additional information. Employees who are taking classes for the first time will need to complete a paper registration form.