Withdrawal Deadlines

Absence from class or non-payment do 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 class. 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
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 conact sumintl@bu.edu.

Deadlines for Standard Summer Courses 2018*

Course Adjustment Summer 1 Summer 2 12-week courses
Add a course Tuesday, May 29 Monday, July 9 Monday, June 4
Drop without a W** Tuesday, May 29 Monday, July 9 Monday, June 4
Drop with a W Thursday, June 14 Wednesday, July 25 Tuesday, July 10

*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 non-standard 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, 2018

Session 1 (6-week courses)
Before May 23 100% credit on tuition, Student Services fee, and lab fees
From May 23 to May 29 100% credit on tuition only. No credit on Student Services fee or lab fees
As of May 30 No credit on tuition and fees
Session 2 (6-week courses)
Before July 3 100% credit on tuition, Student Services fee, and lab fees
From July 3 to July 9 100% credit on tuition only. No credit on Student Services fee or lab fees
As of July 10 No credit on tuition and fees
12-week Courses
Before May 23 100% credit on tuition, Student Services fee, and lab fees
From May 23 to June 4 100% credit on tuition only. No credit on Student Services fee or lab fees
As of June 5 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" from Student Account inquiry. 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
881 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215-1390