Join us in Boston this summer!

Every year, more than 7,500 motivated students from the United States and around the world participate in Summer Term at Boston University.

Summer Term is open to all. Simply register for the courses you wish to take—no application required!

BU offers more than 700 summer courses, both graduate and undergraduate, over two convenient six-week sessions—so you can achieve your academic objectives and still find time for your other summer activities. Whether on campus or online, you will study alongside students from BU and other colleges—as well as working adults, entering graduate students, and others—with plenty of opportunities to form new connections and build valuable networks.

Why study at BU in the summer? Here are many reasons to enroll:

  • Benefit from a wide selection of subjects from 12 of BU’s schools and colleges
  • Fulfill your Hub units—BU summer courses count for Hub requirements the same as in the school year
  • Catch up on credits, complete a prerequisite, or finish a degree requirement
  • Focus on one or two courses in an intensive academic environment
  • Build up your subject-matter expertise or explore a new subject for your own enrichment
  • Hone your professional skillset with a course focusing on analytics, business, communication, information technology, project management, or writing
  • Enjoy smaller class sizes—or study with a BU professor you’ve heard about
  • Connect with a global community of students and professionals
  • Experience Boston at its best: in the summer!

Registration for summer 2022 is now open. Visit our course listings to get started today.

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Important Dates

  • February 17

    2022 Course Registration Opens
  • May 24

    Session 1 Begins
  • July 5

    Session 2 Begins

Get Ready for Summer 2022

Select the population category that applies to you from the boxes below for information on how to register for summer courses.

BU Student Registration

If you are a current BU student and want to learn more about how to register for summer courses, click below.

Visiting US Student Registration

If you are a US citizen or permanent resident who will be joining us from another college or university to take summer courses, click below.

Visiting International Student Registration

If you are a citizen of another country who will be joining us from another college or university to take summer courses, click below.

High School Student Application Information

If you are a rising 11th or 12th grader interested in taking BU undergraduate courses this summer, click below for information about our High School Honors program.

Adults & Professionals Registration

If you are a lifelong learner or working adult and want to take summer courses, click below.

BU Employee Registration

If you work at BU and wish to take a summer course, click below.

Staff Picks

Check out some of our favorite summer courses.

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Browse our summer course listings.

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Summer Highlights

Explore a highlighted selection of unique programs and courses – many of which are only available in the summer.

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