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Summer Session Calendar

Dates and Deadlines

Term I: May 29–June 29

  • Registration period: From March 12 through June 1 you may register for Term I courses online using the BU BRAIN Self Service.
  • Add deadline for Term I: Friday, June 1, is the last day to add courses for Term I. Beginning June 2, 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 1, 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 2 and June 12, students who successfully withdraw from a course will receive a grade of “W” on their transcript. Beginning June 13, 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 12 is also the last day a student can change his/her grading option for a Term I course.

Term II: July 2–August 3

  • Registration period: From March 12 through July 6 you may register for Term II courses via the BU BRAIN Self Service.
  • Add deadline for TERM II: Friday, July 6, is the last day to add courses for Term II. Beginning July 7, 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: Friday, July 6, 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 7 and July 17, students who successfully withdraw from a course will receive a grade of “W” on their transcript. Beginning July 18, 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 17 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 29
    • Courses that start in Term I and end in Term II
    • Courses that start in Term II and end after August 3
    • 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.

2018 Summer Session Calendar

  Term I Term II Term III
Dates of class meetings May 29 – June 29 July 2 – August 3 Variable
Regular registration period March 12 – June 1 March 12 – July 6 Contact Student Records
Residence halls open TBA TBA  
First day of classes May 29 July 2  
Academic add/drop deadline for courses June 1 July 6 Contact Student Records
Academic withdrawal deadline for courses June 12 July 17  
Last day to change grade option June 12 July 17  
Last day to drop courses with 100% refund of tuition and fees for 5-week courses; all others contact Student Accounts June 4 July 8 Contact Student Accounts
Last day to drop courses with 25% refund of tuition June 11 July 15 Contact Student Accounts
Residence halls close TBA TBA  

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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: 3/8/18