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.

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 Summer Add/Drop form to:

Boston University Summer Term

200 Riverway, Suite 114
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 courses 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, please email your Summer Add/Drop form to sumintl@bu.edu in order to adjust your schedule until the add/drop deadlines listed below.

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 course. 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

200 Riverway, Suite 114
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 email sumintl@bu.edu.

Deadlines for standard summer courses*, 2022

Course adjustment

Summer 1

Summer 2

12-week courses

Add a course Tuesday, May 31 Monday, July 11 Tuesday, June 7
Drop without a W** Tuesday, May 31 Monday, July 11 Tuesday, June 7
Drop with a W Thursday, June 16 Thursday, July 28 Tuesday, July 12

*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 course listings.

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

Tuition credit schedule, 2022

Session 1 (standard 6-week courses*: May 24July 1)

May 24 Last day for 100% credit on tuition, Student Services fee, and lab fees
From May 25 to
May 31
100% credit on tuition only. No credit on Student Services fee or lab fees
Starting June 1 No credit on tuition and fees

Session 2 (standard 6-week courses*: July 5August 12)

July 5 Last day for 100% credit on tuition, Student Services fee, and lab fees
From July 6 to
July 11
100% credit on tuition only. No credit on Student Services fee or lab fees
Starting July 12 No credit on tuition and fees

12-week standard courses*: May 24August 12

May 24 Last day for 100% credit on tuition, Student Services fee, and lab fees
From May 25 to
June 7
100% credit on tuition only. No credit on Student Services fee or lab fees
Starting June 8 No credit on tuition and fees

*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 session. The tuition credit schedule for nonstandard courses is individually determined, according to the add/drop dates listed next to the course on the Student Link or summer course listings. The chart below explains the tuition credit schedule for nonstandard summer courses.

Nonstandard courses

“Course Start Date” Last day for 100% credit on tuition, Student Services fee, and lab fees
From day after “Course Start Date” to “Last day to drop without ‘W’ grade” 100% credit on tuition only. No credit on Student Services fee or lab fees
Starting the day after the “Last day to drop without ‘W’ grade” 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

25 Buick Street, Suite 130
Boston, MA 02215

Note that the “Request a Refund” option 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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