Babson Summer Session

Summer Session

Spend the summer getting ahead by taking a Babson College course.

Summer courses are some of the first steps you can take on a path to accelerate your degree and your career. Babson’s 2021 Summer Session will run over 10 weeks, from May 10–July 16, 2021, with the opportunity to earn up to 12 credits.

Additional information, including course offerings and registration details, will be available in early 2021. For a taste of the options, check out last year’s course offerings »

Why Summer @ Babson?

  • Catch up or get ahead. Electives and required courses are offered online, day and evening, for rising sophomores, juniors, seniors, and transfer students.
  • Accessible around the world. Babson College’s online summer session courses allow you to learn on your schedule.
  • The classes you need to succeed. Course options feature foundation and intermediate requirements including:
    • Financial Accounting
    • Business Law
    • Macroeconomics
    • Quantitative Methods for Business Analytics I and II
    • All Sophomore Management Experience courses
    • Courses in the intermediate and advanced liberal arts and sciences

Summer Course Spotlight

MOB3540: The Israel Startup Ecosystem

Led by Peter Cohan, the course provides students with powerful insights into the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Israel and helps them understand how the nation spurs startups. A renowned thought leader in business, his expertise has been featured in ForbesInc. Magazine, and many more publications.

Meet Your Faculty

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James Bradford

Honored as the undergraduate faculty member of the year in 2017, historian James Bradford will teach two classes, including “Decolonization and Revolution in the 20th Century.”

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Fred Opie

He’s a cuisine historian, athlete turned author, and a podcast host, and this summer, Professor Fred Opie will lead students in the analysis of African Diasporas through the lens of food.

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Vikki Rodgers

Vikki Rodgers has always had an interest in the natural world and its delicate beauty. This summer she’ll bring that interest to her course, “Case Studies in Ecosystems Management.”

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Academic Information

**Please note - Academic information for the 2021 Undergraduate Summer Session will be posted in mid-February 2021.

Summer registration reopens on April 21 and runs through May 15.

Undergraduate summer session courses are open to current Babson undergraduate students and to non-degree or visiting students with the academic experience required to meet any course prerequisites.

Babson students can register for summer courses online.

Non-degree or visiting students can register by sending a completed Summer 2020 Undergraduate Registration Form (pdf) to the registrar’s office.

Full payment must be made to Student Financial Services by May 1. Non-degree (visiting) students are required to pay prior to registration.

Important Information

  • Completing a registration form does not necessarily confirm registration.
  • Students who have a hold on their account will not be able to register. Please download the Registration Hold Information (pdf) and contact the appropriate office.
  • Students must satisfy all prerequisites to register for a course.
  • No registrations or changes will be accepted after the add/drop deadline, which is before the start of the second class.
  • Non-degree (visiting) students may be asked to provide documentation, such as transcripts, to demonstrate that they have the academic experience required to meet the course prerequisites.
  • The Registrar’s Office will manually register students into courses that require special permission.
  • Students who receive a prerequisite waiver for a course need to have the professor of the course email the Registrar’s Office to confirm.
  • Please consult the Undergraduate Student Handbook for additional policies.

A typical course load in the summer session is two courses, or up to 10 credits if you take a 6-credit SME pair plus one additional 4-credit course. Students can consult with their class dean regarding any unique issues regarding individual course load, or to request permission to take above 10 credits in the summer term.

  • Babson students can make add/drop changes through online registration, in accordance with registration and add/drop dates. From May 15 until the second class meeting of the specific course, add/drop requests are processed via email to
  • Non-degree (visiting) students can make add/drop changes by emailing the Registrar’s Office, in accordance with registration and add/drop dates.

For all add/drop requests, additional payment (if applicable) must be made and received prior to registration. All registration and add/drop requests are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

For courses taught entirely online or via WebEx, dropping the course before the start of the second online class meeting carries no academic or financial penalty. After that, if the course withdrawal occurs between the start of the second online class meeting and the 60 percent point of the academic period, the student will receive a grade of “W” for the course in progress at the time of withdrawal.

For withdrawals from summer term courses, tuition and fees will be refunded on a prorated scale based upon the date of the withdrawal, with no refund to be awarded after the 60 percent point in the academic period.

Students may withdraw from a summer session course after the drop deadline but before the withdrawal deadline. Students will receive a final grade of “W” for withdrawing from a course. Students should meet with their Class Dean to withdraw from a course. ,Students who do not officially withdraw will receive a final grade for each applicable course and will be responsible for all applicable tuition and fee charges.

Summer session tuition is based on the number of credits of each course. For non-degree (visiting) students, payment is due to Student Financial Services upon registration. For current students, payment is due May 1, 2020.

​2020 Tuition Rate ​$1644 per credit
Payment Deadline ​Babson students: Friday, May 1, 2020
Non-degree (visiting) students: Prior to registration
​Financial Aid 2020 Summer Session Financial Aid Application (pdf)
Due Wednesday, April 1, 2020

For more information about tuition, financial aid, payment, and payment options, please contact Student Financial Services. Students receive billing notification to their Babson email address. Students may view their Account Online or through the Babson Hub (Student Financial Services > View Bill).

Course credit earned during the summer session at Babson can be considered in requesting a tuition adjustment from the flat-rate tuition charge in a student’s senior year. Seniors who need less than a full course load to complete their degree requirements, and have completed previous summer credits at Babson, can request to reduce their course load and receive a tuition adjustment (up to a maximum of 8 credits, 4 credits per semester) in their 7th and/or 8th semester. Note this policy only applies to Babson students.

As the Babson College community continues to adjust and adapt to the unprecedented situation surrounding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) the decision has been made to cancel the Summer 2020 housing program. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to welcoming you back to campus when it is safe to do so.