Center for Learning and Teaching

Summer Session Calendar

Dates and Deadlines

Term I: May 31–July 1

  • Registration period: From March 7 through June 3 you may register for Term I courses online using the BU BRAIN Self Service.
  • Add deadline for Term I: Friday, June 3, is the last day to add courses for Term I. Beginning June 4, an approved Late Add Petition must be completed and a $20 late add fee per course will be charged and posted to your account.
  • Drop deadline for Term I: Friday, June 3, is the last day students may drop a course for Term I without having a grade recorded on their Binghamton University transcript.
  • Withdrawal period for Term I: Between June 4 and June 14, students who successfully withdraw from a course will receive a grade of “W” on their transcript. Beginning June 15, an approved Late Course Withdraw Petition must be submitted and a $20 late withdrawal fee per course will be charged and posted to your account. June 14 is also the last day a student can change his/her grading option for a Term I course.

Term II: July 11–August 12

  • Registration period: From March 7 through July 14 you may register for Term II courses via the BU BRAIN Self Service.
  • Add deadline for TERM II: Thursday, July 14, is the last day to add courses for Term II. Beginning July 15, an approved Late Add Petition must be completed and a $20 late add fee per course will be charged and posted to your account.
  • Drop deadline for TERM II: Thursday, July 14, is the last day students may drop a course for Term II without having a grade recorded on their Binghamton University transcript.
  • Withdrawal period for TERM II: Between July 15 and July 26, students who successfully withdraw from a course will receive a grade of “W” on their transcript. Beginning July 27, an approved Late Course Withdraw Petition must be submitted and a $20 late withdrawal fee per course will be charged and posted to your account. July 26 is also the last day a student can change his/her grading option for a Term II course.

Term III: variable

  • Term III courses are courses that don’t fall within the parameters of Term I or Term II.
  • The following are considered Term III courses:
    • Courses that begin prior to May 31
    • Courses that start in Term I and end in Term II
    • Courses that start in Term II and end after August 12
    • Thesis and independent study courses are classified as Term III courses
  • Add/drop deadlines and withdrawal periods for Term III courses are adjusted based on the actual length of the course.

2016 Summer Session Calendar

  Term I Term II Term III
Dates of class meetings May 31–July 1 July 11–August 12 Variable
Regular registration period March 7–June 3 March 7–July 14 Contact Student Records
Residence halls open TBA TBA  
First day of classes May 31 July 11  
Academic add/drop deadline for courses June 3 July 14 Contact Student Records
Academic withdrawal deadline for courses June 14 July 26  
Last day to change grade option June 14 July 26  
Last day to drop courses with 100% refund of tuition and fees for 5-week courses; all others contact Student Accounts Contact Student Accounts* Contact Student Accounts* Contact Student Accounts*
Last day to drop courses with 25% refund of tuition Contact Student Accounts* Contact Student Accounts* Contact Student Accounts*
Residence halls close TBA TBA  

*Refunds are determined based on the SUNY Board of Trustees refund liability schedule (http://www.binghamton.edu/student-accounts/tuitionadjustments.html).

*NOTE: The schedule is based on the length of the term as well the start date and end date of the term.

For the refund schedule for courses with beginning and ending dates different from Term I and II, contact the Student Accounts office.

Get more information about:

NOTE: While the procedural information provided on the pages listed below is appropriate for Summer Session, the dates/deadlines/timeframes listed on these pages don't apply to Summer Session. For Summer Session dates and deadlines, review the calendar and dates listed above.

Last Updated: 9/9/16