Course Additions, Drops & Withdrawals

​Adding, changing & dropping courses

Students often need to adjust their schedules by adding, changing, or dropping courses. Students registered in Summer Term courses may adjust their schedule on the Student Link until the add/drop deadline for their particular course. No registration changes are possible once the add/drop deadline has passed. See withdrawal deadlines below for the tuition and fee cancellation dates.

You may also adjust your schedule until the add/drop deadline by completing a Summer Add/Drop Form. Mail, email, fax, or walk-in your completed Add/Drop 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

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.

Please note: If you are a visiting international student attending Summer Term on a Boston University F-1 student visa, you must come to the Summer Term office, located at 755 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 105, in order to adjust your schedule until the add/drop deadline.

Withdrawal deadlines

Absence from class or non-payment does 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 add/drop deadlines 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 Summer I-20, you must maintain full-time enrollment in the summer. If you have any questions, please contact sumintl@bu.edu.

Deadlines for standard summer courses 2020*

Course adjustment
Summer 1
Summer 2
12-week courses
Add a course Wednesday, May 27 Friday, July 10 Wednesday, June 3
Drop without a W** Wednesday, May 27 Friday, July 10 Wednesday, June 3
Drop with a W Friday, June 12 Wednesday, July 29 Wednesday, July 8

*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 nonstandard courses are individually determined and can be found next to the course on the Student Link or summer description.

**Tuition and fee charges remain after these deadlines have passed. Fee charges remain after the first day of the summer session.

Tuition credit schedule, 2020

Session 1 (6-week courses)
May 20 Last day for 100% credit on tuition, Student Services fee, and lab fees
From May 21 to May 27 100% credit on tuition only. No credit on Student Services fee or lab fees
Starting May 28 No credit on tuition and fees
Session 2 (6-week courses)
July 6 Last day for 100% credit on tuition, Student Services fee, and lab fees
From July 7 to July 10 100% credit on tuition only. No credit on Student Services fee or lab fees
Starting July 11 No credit on tuition and fees
12-week courses
May 20 Last day for 100% credit on tuition, Student Services fee, and lab fees
From May 21 to June 3 100% credit on tuition only. No credit on Student Services fee or lab fees
Starting 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” on the “Student Account Inquiry” page (under “Money Matters”). Please visit “Manage My Student Choice Refund Account” on the Student Link (under “Money Matters”) to enter your preferred bank account profile for your refund. 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

Note that the “Request a Refund” option to Student Accounting should only be used if you have an existing credit balance. If you have a question about the charges on your student account, please contact the Summer Term office at summer@bu.edu or 617-353-5124.

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