Adding, Changing, and Dropping Courses

Students often need to adjust their schedules by adding, changing, or dropping courses. Students registered in Summer Term courses may adjust their schedule on the Student Link until the add/drop deadline for their particular course. No registration changes are possible once the add/drop deadline has passed. See withdrawal deadlines for the tuition and fee cancellation dates.

You may also adjust your schedule until the add/drop deadline by completing a Summer Add/Drop Form. Mail, email, fax, or walk-in your completed Add/Drop Form to:

Boston University Summer Term
755 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 105
Boston, MA 02215
Phone: 617-353-5124
Fax: 617-353-5532

Some instructors do not allow students to join their course once it has begun. It is recommended that you register for and attend summer classes by their first meeting date. During add/drop week, if you want to add a course after it has started, you should first contact the instructor to receive permission to add.

Please Note: If you are a visiting international student attending Summer Term on a Boston University F-1 student visa, you must come to the Summer Term office located at 755 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 105, in order to adjust your schedule until the add/drop deadline.

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

Deadlines for all summer courses can be found by clicking on the Add/Drop link next to each summer course description.

*Tuition and fee charges remain after these deadlines have passed. Fee charges remain after the first day of the summer session.