About Summer Session
Boston College Summer is for undergraduates who seek a superior learning environment. Open registration for all persons with a high school or equivalent preparation has Boston College Summer serving college bound achievers; students registering from other colleges and universities; Boston College undergraduates and others with a bachelor or higher degree.
Summer is a perfect time for intellectual growth. Freed from the demands of a heavy schedule, one can survey courses and reevaluate programs. Boston College Summer allows study with dedicated faculty; many are widely recognized in their field. Summer provides educational opportunities for almost everyone: current students as well as those who may not have been in a classroom for years.
Summer courses maintain the same quality of instruction and academic performance that Boston College provides during the regular academic year. Classes are generally smaller, less formal and tend to encourage more interaction between student and faculty. Summer students benefit especially from exchanges with a distinguished University faculty committed to teaching. The campus offers easy access to all academic, social, and recreational services and facilities.
The University Called Boston College
Boston College offers a unique and rewarding experience because of its courses, professors, students, facilities and setting. As a Jesuit University, Boston College’s roots go back to sixteenth century Europe, thus giving it a place of prominence among the institutions of higher learning. Consistent with Boston College’s established position, the faculty are graduates of the world’s most distinguished universities. The University has grown as a center of scholarship and research. There are nine schools and colleges offering courses in new fields and disciplines, as well as traditional subjects and courses of study. Students come from everywhere in the United States and from countries around the world. All of these are part of a summer learning experience. But the greatest value derived from a Boston College Summer is the daily interaction of challenging courses, proficient instructors, interesting people, supportive resources and a beautiful setting.
James P. Burns, I.V.D., Interim Dean