Boston University Online Education – Important Dates
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Select a semester below to see a schedule of important dates applicable to you, including: first and last days of classes; registration deadline; last day for 100% tuition refund; and last day for withdrawal.
Online students, with some exceptions, are required to complete Sexual Misconduct Prevention and AlcoholEdu trainings. Information on the trainings is available at BU Student Health Services Wellness & Prevention. Check the Personal tab in the Student Link to see your compliance status. You must complete the assigned trainings during your first semester at BU or you will be prevented from registration activity until the trainings are complete.
Online Session Dates
For online students enrolling at Boston University, there is a fall semester (September through December, comprising both Fall 1 and Fall 2 online sessions), a spring semester (January through May, comprising both Spring 1 and Spring 2 online sessions), and two summer sessions. “Summer Term” dates are different from summer online sessions. Please check the Summer Term website or contact a Faculty & Student Support Administrator for more information if you are unsure of the start and end dates of your summer courses.
Spring 1 2022
January 13 – March 2, 2022
January 11 – February 28, 2022 (BU SSW Online MSW Program only)
Spring 2 2022
March 14 – May 1, 2022
March 15 – May 2, 2022 (BU SSW Online MSW Program only)
Summer 1 2022
May 10 – June 27, 2022
Summer 2 2022
July 5 – August 22, 2022
Fall 1 2022
September 6 – October 24, 2022
Fall 2 2022
November 1 – December 19, 2022