Boston University Summer Term

Details for Summer 2018 will be available on December 15. Sign up for an email reminder.

Dates for Summer 2018:

  • Registration Opens
    February 22
  • Session 1
    May 22toJune 29
  • Session 2
    July 2toAugust 10


Over the past century, Summer Term at Boston University has served thousands of students from around the nation and the world.

  • Think Excellence: Learn from world-class educators in intensive classes.

  • Think Choice: Select from more than 700 undergraduate and graduate courses.

  • Think Location: Study in the heart of a historic city that values academic achievement.

  • Think BU: Spend a summer in a city rated #1 in the U.S. for students by Q.S. Best Student Cities.

Where do I start?

BU Students

Stay in Boston next summer. You'll find hundreds of popular BU classes in two summer sessions.
Whether you wish to advance your studies or focus on a specific interest, you'll enjoy smaller class sizes as well as an intensive format that leaves time to explore a range of exciting summer activities in Boston.

Visiting College Students

BU Summer Term welcomes visiting students from across the nation. You will find hundreds of academic options along with opportunities such as the Summer Study Internship Program, which balances academics with the experience of an internship—so you can learn in class and on the job.

International College Students

Imagine summer study in the United States—at one of the world's top teaching and research universities. Reside in the heart of Boston, choose Summer Term courses in one (or both) of our six-week summer sessions, and study with students from all over the United States and more than 50 countries.

Adults & Professionals

Looking for professional development or personal enrichment this summer—on a flexible schedule? Summer Term offers hundreds of academic options for visiting students, from evening and blended courses, to graduate program prerequisites, to opportunities for current BU employees.

High School Students

Benefit from the summer pre-college experience with one of Boston University's High School Programs. It's the perfect chance to challenge yourself academically and be part of an exciting social community at BU.


Fenway ParkBoston's rich history and culture remain evident despite tremendous growth and innovation. Just a short trip away from campus—on foot or by public transportation—you'll find world-class museums, music venues, theaters, and restaurants. For those who enjoy outdoor activities, Boston offers a multitude of green parks. It's also easy to access New England's mountains, beaches, and historic towns. Plus, the BU campus is a stone's throw from Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox. If you like sports, culture, and outdoor activities, this is your town.