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Summer Session

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Boston College Summer Session offers undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to enroll in core and elective courses or in special programs not offered by Boston College at any other time of the year.

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 needs.

Summer Session does not grant degrees. Students who desire credit transferred to their degree programs at Boston College should obtain permission from the Dean of their home school. Students from outside Boston College who seek to transfer their course credit to their home institution should seek permission from the Dean of their home institution. Individuals may register in advance by mail or in person at the Summer Session Office in St. Mary’s Hall South.

Boston College undergraduates who for a variety of reasons, e.g., withdrawal, failure, or under load, lack the number of courses required for their degree status, may make up these deficiencies by passing a course in the Summer Session. Every course must be approved by the Dean of the student’s home school within Boston College prior to registration. Boston College undergraduates should follow the process for Summer Session registration outlined at

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. Varied on-campus dining options are available. In addition, a three-month membership to the William J. Flynn Recreation Complex may be purchased.

For more information about courses and special programs held during the Summer Session please visit our website at