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About Summer Session

Boston College Summer Session offers a wide variety of undergraduate courses, which run over two six-week sessions. Our courses are open to anyone with a high-school diploma or the equivalent and no applicaton is required to enroll. We also offer a selection of graduate courses through the Woods College of Advancing Studies Master’s programs. 

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

2018 Summer Academic Calendar

The University Called Boston College

Consistent with Boston College’s established position, the faculty who teach during the Summer Session 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, talented and proficient instructors, interesting people, supportive resources and a beautiful setting.


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