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Visiting Student Programs

Accelerate Your Dreams

Get ahead, try something new, or stay on track by taking a Babson College course.

Babson’s Visiting Student Program offers undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to accelerate their degree and their career. Visiting students can be exposed to a wealth of courses taught by our world-class faculty to further develop your academic foundation, from economics and strategy to history and gender studies.

Take both business and liberal arts courses during the fall, winter, spring, or summer terms. Course offerings for upcoming terms are viewable now! For registration information and other details, please view the academic information sections below.

Why Online Visiting Programs @ Babson?

  • Get a head start, catch up, or stay on track. Electives and required courses are offered in-person and online, day and evening.
  • Accessible around the world. Babson College’s list of online courses allows you to learn on your schedule, from anywhere in the world.
  • Further develop your academic foundation. Learn from world-renowned faculty at the #1 college for entrepreneurship in the U.S.
  • Resources at your fingertips. Peer tutoring and accessibility services also are available to ensure successful academic progress.

Are you a High School student?

Babson’s Summer Study for High School Students allows high school students to use the summer to advance their knowledge of business and entrepreneurship and understand how to make a difference in the world. 

Foundations for the Future is a transformational, weeklong summer program that allows parents and their teenager to build their relationship while experiencing Babson together.

Academic Information

Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis, but visiting students should consider applying at least one month prior to the start of the academic term to ensure course availability

Undergraduate and graduate courses are open to visiting students actively pursuing a degree at another accredited academic institution and who have the academic experience required to meet any course prerequisites. With questions related to prerequisites, contact glavinoffice@babson.edu.

Applicants must be in good standing and have the necessary academic record to succeed in Babson courses.

Important information for international applicants:

  • Babson College is not able to issue immigration documents for the visiting student program in fall semester 2021.
  • International students are advised to have a minimum score of 90 on the internet-based TOEFL test or a 7 on the IELTS in order to have the necessary English language skills to succeed while studying at Babson. If you do not currently meet this level of proficiency, your home school coordinator may submit, on your behalf, an official letter attesting to your English language proficiency.

Undergraduate and graduate registration dates can be found in the 2021-2022 academic calendar.

Important information for international applicants:

  • Babson College is not able to issue immigration documents for the visiting student program in fall semester 2021.
  • International students are advised to have a minimum score of 90 on the internet-based TOEFL test or a 7 on the IELTS in order to have the necessary English language skills to succeed while studying at Babson. If you do not currently meet this level of proficiency, your home school coordinator may submit, on your behalf, an official letter attesting to your English language proficiency.

Visiting students are required to pay tuition and all associated fees prior to the start of courses.

Important Information

  • Completing a registration form does not necessarily confirm registration.
  • No registrations or changes will be accepted after the add/drop deadline, which is before the start of the second class.
  • 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.
  • Students are advised to have a minimum score of 90 on the internet-based TOEFL test or a 7 on the IELTS in order to have the necessary English language skills to succeed while studying at Babson. If you do not currently meet this level of proficiency, your home school coordinator may submit, on your behalf, an official letter attesting to your English language proficiency to the Glavin Office: glavinoffice@babson.edu

For more information on how to apply, visit the Registration section.

Students are encouraged to consult with an advisor at Babson to meet your academic goals.

Visiting students may add and drop courses throughout the registration period in accordance with registration and add/drop dates. View the 2021-2022 academic calendar for a list of add/drop dates. Add/drop requests are prcoessed via email to registrar@babson.edu.

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.

Dropping the course before the add/drop deadline listed in the academic calendar carries no academic or financial penalty. After that, if the course withdrawal occurs after the add/drop deadine 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, tuition and fees for part-time students and those paying a per credit rate 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. Full-time students and those paying flat rate tuition will only receive a prorated refund in the event that they withdraw from all courses in the term prior to the 60 percent point in the academic period.

Students may withdraw from a 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 Student Success Advisor 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.

Tuition for 2021-2022

Student Type Part-Time or Summer Study Full-Time Semester Study
Undergraduate ​Students $1,717 per credit $27,472 
Graduate Students $2,000 per credit Tuition is program dependent

International Partner University Discount

We are excited to offer a 10% Tuition Reduction to students at our international partner universities as an incentive to participate in this exciting program. For more information, contact glavinoffice@babson.edu.

Payment Process and Deadline

After registering, you will receive an email notification, to your Babson email address, that your invoice is ready to review on the Babson Hub. Payment must be made in full prior to the start of the term, or you will be dropped from all courses. Payments can be made via check, wire or online, view your Payment Options.

Housing may be available to visiting students but is not guaranteed.