Current BU Students

Summer course registration is now open. 

BU students who have an active BU login account and Kerberos password can register for summer classes on the Student Link. You don’t need an academic advising code for summer registration, although it is always a good idea to check with your advisor before signing up for classes.

You can continue to add/drop courses on the Student Link until the end of the add/drop period for your particular course. No changes are possible once the add/drop deadline has passed. See the Calendar section for the deadlines for standard Summer Term courses.

If you are officially graduating in May, you should register for summer classes as a visiting student using a paper registration form.

Registration dates for standard Summer Term courses, 2021

Summer 1
Summer 2
February 25—May 28 February 25—July 12

Start and end dates for standard Summer Term courses, 2021

Summer 1
Summer 2
May 24—July 2 July 6—August 13

Note: 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.

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.

Course overloads

Two courses for a total of 8–10 credits is considered a full-time schedule for a six-week summer session. Students who wish to take more than two courses in a six-week summer session must complete a paper Summer Add/Drop Form for their overload course, seek approval if needed, and pass in the form to the Summer Term office (755 Commonwealth Avenue). Most BU schools and colleges require approval to take a summer overload—check with your advising office and obtain the appropriate permission before passing in your Summer Add/Drop Form.


Charges for tuition and fees will appear on your student account soon after you register for classes. These charges will remain, and you will be responsible for payment, unless you officially withdraw or drop your course(s) by the published deadlines. See the Tuition, Fees, & Payment section for additional payment information.


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