Withdrawal Deadlines

Absence from class or non-payment do not constitute an official withdrawal or dropped course. If your plans change and you are unable to attend a course for which you have registered, you must officially drop/withdraw from the class. Failure to do so within the schedule of dates for that course will result in your being held responsible for all tuition and fees associated with the course(s) in question.

Students can drop/withdraw from summer courses on the Student Link until the add/drop deadline. You can also complete a Summer Add/Drop Form and mail, email, fax, or deliver the form to:

Boston University Summer Term
755 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 105
Boston, MA 02215
Phone: 617-353-5124
Fax: 617-353-5532
Email: summer@bu.edu

Please Note: If you are a visiting international student attending Summer Term on a Boston University F-1 student visa, you must remain enrolled in all of your courses throughout the summer session in order to maintain your F-1 visa status.

Deadlines for Standard Summer Courses*

Course Adjustment

Summer 1

Summer 2

12-week courses

Add a course

Friday, May 27

Monday, July 11

Friday, June 3

Drop without a W

Friday, May 27

Monday, July 11

Friday, June 3

Drop with a W

Wednesday, June 15

Thursday, July 28

Monday, July 11

*Standard courses are courses that start and end on the official dates of a six week summer session: Summer 1 or Summer 2. Nonstandard courses have a class meeting schedule that differs from an official six week session. Add/drop dates for non-standard courses are individually determined, and can be found next to the course on the Student Link or summer description.

Tuition Credit Schedule, 2016

Session 1 (6-week courses)

Before May 24

100% credit on tuition, Student Service fee, and laboratory fees

From May 24 to May 27

100% credit on tuition only

As of May 28

No credit on tuition and fees

Session 2 (6-week courses)

Before July 6

100% credit on tuition, Student Service fee, and laboratory fees

From July 7 to July 11

100% credit on tuition only

As of July 12

No credit on tuition and fees

12-week Courses

Before May 24

100% credit on tuition, Student Service fee, and laboratory fees

From May 24 to June 3

100% credit on tuition only

As of June 4

No credit on tuition and fees

Credit Balance

A credit balance on your account may be refunded by request. Students with access to the Student Link can make a request to refund an existing credit balance by clicking "Request a Refund" from Student Account inquiry. Students who do not have access to the Student Link may make a request in writing by email to studenta@bu.edu or by sending a letter to:

Boston University
Student Accounting Services
881 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215-1390