Summer Term Registration

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We have just what you are looking for, whether you are a BU student, a visiting college student, a high school student, or an adult learner.

The first step to register for one of our summer courses or programs is to identify with one of the groups below.

If you are planning to take an undergraduate- or graduate-level summer course, you can begin by browsing our selection of course listings for summer 2024.


Requirements for registration

BU has several requirements in place that students must fulfill. You can check your Compliance Status on the MyBU Student Portal. If you are not compliant with these requirements, a hold may be placed on your registration until the requirement is fulfilled.

Requirements related to summer enrollment include:

BU Alert phone number

This number is used to notify you of a University-wide emergency. You can update your Alert Number on the MyBU Student Portal.

Financial obligation

Students are required to settle their Student Account by the payment deadlines set for each academic term. A hold will be placed on accounts that are not settled, which will prevent future registration activity until the payment is made.


Massachusetts state law requires all full-time students and all international students to be immunized against a number of diseases in order to attend the University. Students must obtain these immunizations to remain in compliance.

Boston University strongly recommends that the entire BU community remains up-to-date with all CDC COVID-19 vaccination recommendations. Students, faculty, and staff who engage in direct patient-facing healthcare are required to have a COVID-19 mRNA booster.

Local address

In order to comply with the safety regulations of the City of Boston, students must provide a current local address. You can view and update your local address on the MyBU Student Portal.

Sexual misconduct prevention training & alcohol education

All BU students are required to complete online training as part of our commitment to student health and wellness and community well-being.

If you have concerns about completing training due to its content, a waiver can be confidentially requested through Student Health Services.

Students registered for Summer Term courses will receive an email with instructions for completing their required training(s) in early May. Please note: Summer Term students are assigned the training “Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduate Students” because of their status as non-degree students.

If you are a visiting student who enrolled in BU Summer Term courses in the past, you may be marked noncompliant in the system and prevented from registering for Summer Term 2024 if you have not completed your required training(s).

Important Dates

  • December 15

    High School Programs Applications Open
  • January 15

    Visiting International Student Application Opens
  • February 15

    2024 Course Registration Opens


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