Join us in Boston this summer!

Boston University is open to all during the summer. Each year, more than 7,500 motivated students from the United States and around the world take the opportunity to attend Summer Term.

Simply register for the courses you wish to take—no application required!

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

  • Choose from 700+ courses in a wide selection of subjects from 12 of BU’s schools and colleges.
  • Benefit from convenient six-week sessions and offerings on campus and online.
  • 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 2023 begins on February 16, 2023.

Visit our course listings to start planning today.

Registration

Important Dates

  • February 16

    2023 Course Registration Opens
  • May 23

    Session 1 Begins
  • July 5

    Session 2 Begins

Get Ready for Summer 2023

Select the population category that applies to you from the boxes below to learn 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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Courses

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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