BU Summer Term Registration | Boston University Summer Term

With the exception of courses specifically designated “ online ” in the schedule, all BU Summer Term 2022 classes will be held on campus, and you must attend them in person . Any student coming to campus is required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which includes a booster dose for those who are eligible. More information about this requirement and other health and safety protocols is available at Back2BU . Once you register for courses, visit Getting Started at BU and follow the steps to submit your required COVID-19 vaccine documentation.

Summer Term Registration

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We have just what you are looking for, whether you are a BU student, a visiting college student, a high school student, or an adult learner.

If you are planning to take an undergraduate- or graduate-level summer course, you can begin by browsing our selection from summer 2022. Course information for summer 2023 will be available on December 15. Registration for summer 2023 opens on February 16, 2023.

The first step to register for one of our summer courses or programs is to identify with one of the groups below.

Current BU students

  • All part-time and full-time undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled at BU
  • All current BU international students
  • BU entering first-year students
  • Students returning from a BU-approved leave of absence

Current BU Student Registration

Visiting US students

  • Any US citizen or US permanent resident not currently enrolled at BU
  • Students enrolled at another US school or college
  • BU alumni, including those graduating in May
  • Non-BU graduate students fulfilling prerequisites for further study
  • High school graduates and adults not currently enrolled at BU

Visiting US Student Registration

Visiting international students

  • Citizens of countries other than the US, who are not currently BU students
  • International students who are attending other colleges in the US
  • College students and adults from other countries, who are not US citizens or US permanent residents

Visiting International Student Registration

High school students

  • Any US citizen, US permanent resident, or international student currently enrolled in secondary school
  • Rising 8th- through 12th-grade students

High School Student Registration

Adults and professionals

  • Adults seeking short-term summer courses or flexible formats such as blended or online learning
  • Working professionals who want to enhance their credentials or gain new job skills
  • Lifelong learners looking for opportunities to expand their knowledge or explore new interests

Adults & Professionals Registration


Requirements for registration

BU has several requirements in place that students must fulfill. You can check your Compliance Status by going to the “Personal” tab on the Student Link. If you are not compliant, a hold may be placed on your registration until the requirement is fulfilled.

Requirements related to summer enrollment include:

BU Alert phone number

This number is used to notify you of a University-wide emergency. You can update your Alert Number on the Student Link, “Personal” tab, under the “Address and Phone” option.

Financial obligation

Students are required to settle their Student Account by the payment deadlines set for each academic term. A hold will be placed on accounts that are not settled, which will prevent future registration activity until the payment is made.


Massachusetts law requires all full-time students and all international students to be immunized against a number of diseases in order to attend the University. Students must obtain these immunizations to remain in compliance.

Local address

In order to comply with the safety regulations of the City of Boston, students must provide a current local address. You can view and update your local address on the Student Link, “Personal” tab, “Address and Phone” option.

Sexual misconduct prevention training & alcohol education

All BU students are required to complete online training modules as part of our commitment to student wellbeing and a healthy campus community.

  • Incoming undergraduates are required to complete two trainings: one about sexual misconduct prevention and the other related to alcohol education.
  • Incoming graduate students and visiting summer students are required to complete the graduate sexual misconduct prevention training.
  • Returning BU students, including those returning to Summer Term, are required to complete a follow-up sexual misconduct prevention training.
  • High school students are not required to complete training modules.

Students registered for Summer Term courses will receive an email with instructions for completing their required training(s) in early May.

If you are a visiting student who enrolled in BU Summer Term courses in the past, you will be marked non-compliant in the system and prevented from registering for Summer Term 2022 if you have not completed your required training(s). To see which training(s) you’re required to complete, please go to the Compliance Status page on the “Personal” tab on the Student Link.

COVID-19 vaccine compliance

All students attending BU Summer Term are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which includes a booster dose for those who are eligible. To be eligible to attend classes this summer, you must follow these instructions to upload the required documentation (or request for a medical or religious exemption) via the Patient Connect portal. Note that a BU login account is needed to access Patient Connect. Instructions for setting up your BU login account are available at Getting Started at BU.