Program Description, Requirements
Boston College Summer Session offers undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to enroll in core and elective courses or in special programs of current value and relevance not offered by Boston College at any other time of the year.
Summer Session does not grant degrees. Students who desire credit transferred to their degree programs should obtain permission from their own dean. The Summer Session runs from early May through the first week in August. Most courses grant three credits and are the equivalent of one semester of the regular academic year. Within the same period some intensive three-week courses enable students to take two sequential semesters of a subject. Students may register for either session or both according to individual need.
Boston College undergraduates who, because of withdrawal, failure, or underload, lack the number of courses required for their status, may make up these deficiencies by passing a course in the Summer Session. Every course must be approved by their dean prior to registration. Individuals may register in advance by mail or in person at the Summer Session Office.
Students frequently elect to live in the dormitories or apartments, making their arrangements directly with the Summer Housing Office. Others find it more convenient to commute. Cafeteria service is available. In addition, a three-month membership to the William J. Flynn Recreation Complex may be purchased.
For information about courses and special programs request a Summer Session catalog published in January. Visit our website at www.bc.edu/summer.