Registration for Visiting Students
Visiting students are welcome to participate in Boston University Summer Term. No special admission is required. You can register using our online registration system, or by sending in (or faxing us) the registration forms. Please note that international students coming to BU for the summer should follow the registration instructions on the international section of the Summer Term website.
If you have attended Boston University in the past, you can register online using the Student Link as long as your BU login account and password are still active. If your account is no longer active, please contact the Summer Term office.
Students new to Boston University can register online by completing the following steps:
a Boston University Student Account.
To begin the process, you should first complete the Create a Boston University Student Account form. After you have submitted this form, you will receive a confirmation email. This email will give you the information necessary to set up your Boston University login name and Kerberos password.
After you have established your BU login name and password, you will be asked to complete a Registration
Information form providing us with your personal contact information. Once this form is submitted you will be ready to register for summer classes.
2. Register online on the Student Link.
- Click on the link above or go to bu.edu/studentlink.
- Select the 'Academics' tab
- Select 'Registration'
- Enter your BU login name and Kerberos password
- Select 'Reg Options' for the summer session you want to register for
- Select 'Register for Class'
- Search for the course(s) you want to take
- Mark classes to be added
- Select 'Add Classes to Schedule'
Once you have completed this process, you can visit the Student Link at any time to add and drop courses (until the published deadlines), list or print your class schedule, check your grades, and update your personal information.
If you experience any problems, or have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register via Paper-Based Form
Visiting students may also register by downloading a Summer Term registration form. Use the Summer 1 Form for Session 1 and 12 week courses and the Summer 2 Form for Session 2 courses. You may register for both sessions at once as long as a separate form is submitted for each session. You may also complete the optional Directory Information Restriction form.
Mail, fax, or walk-in your registration form, by the dates
Boston University Summer Term
755 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 105
Boston, MA 02215
Registration dates for standard Summer Term courses:
February 28 - May 28
February 28 - July 8
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.
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.
A full course load in a standard six-week session at Boston University Summer Term is eight semester credits (generally two courses). Visiting students wishing to take more than this number of credits should seek approval from the director of Summer Term at 617-353-5124.