Skip to main content

Secondary navigation:

About Summer Session

Summer Session 2016
Boston College Summer Session is open to anyone with a high-school diploma or the equivalent. Most Summer Session courses are at the undergraduate level, but some graduate courses in the Woods College of Advancing Studies Master’s programs are offered during the summer. No application is required to enroll in BC Summer Session, except for students wishing to apply to a Woods College undergraduate or graduate program.

Boston College schedules two six-week sessions in the summer:

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 through Thursday, June 24, 2016
Monday, June 27, 2016 through Friday, August 5, 2016

There are no classes on Monday, May 16 (make up day Friday May 20); Monday, May 30 or Monday, July 4.  No MORNING classes on Monday May 23, Commencement Day; evening classes DO meet that day.

Most summer classes are three credits, unless specifically noted in the course description. Most classes meet twice a week for 6 weeks; exceptions are noted in individual course descriptions in this catalog.

The University Called Boston College

Boston College Summer Session offers a unique and rewarding experience because of its courses, professors, students, facilities and setting. 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. Boston College Summer Session offers a unique combination of challenging courses, proficient instructors, interesting people, supportive resources and a beautiful setting.


James P. Burns, I.V.D.; Ph.D., Dean
Anne Severo, Associate Dean for Administration and Finance
David Goodman, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Student Services
Troy Talkington, Program Director, Boston College Experience Program

outdoor clock