Registration for Visiting Students

Infomation for Summer Term 2016 will be available on December 15.

Visiting students are welcome to participate in Boston University Summer Term. No special admission is required.

Beginning on February 25, 2016 you can register using our online registration system, or by sending in (or faxing us) the registration forms. Visting students who already have a BU ID should complete a paper registration form using their existing ID number. 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.

Course Loads

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.

Course Codes

All Summer Term courses are assigned a College and departmental code, a three-digit course number, and a section identifier. For example, CAS EC101S A1 means that the course is offered in the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS), by the Economics Department (EC). The course number 101 indicates it is an introductory course, the S indicates it is a summer course, and section A1 indicates it is offered in Summer 1. Graduate level courses have course numbers above 500. Please see Course Numbers for further information on the numbering system.


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.

Still have questions? Our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page for visiting students might have the answer. If not, contact us and we will be happy to help.