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 in question.

You 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 the address below.

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 2021 courses*

Course adjustment  Summer 1 Summer 2 12-week courses
Add a course Friday, May 28 Monday, July 12 Monday, June 7
Drop without a W** Friday, May 28 Monday, July 12 Monday, June 7
Drop with a W Wednesday, June 16 Thursday, July 29 Monday, 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 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, 2021

Session 1 (6-week courses)
May 24 Last day for 100% credit on tuition, Student Services fee, and lab fees
From May 25
to May 28
100% credit on tuition only. No credit on Student Services fee or lab fees
Starting May 29 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 12
100% credit on tuition only. No credit on Student Services fee or lab fees
Starting July 13 No credit on tuition and fees
12-week courses
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

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” 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 emailing 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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