Application Information

How to apply:

 Application information for 2021 will be posted in January 2021.  

1. Review dates, curriculum offerings, and location.

2. Complete the online application Make sure to select the dates, curriculum, and location you prefer.   Indicate whether or not you wish to stay in on-campus housing.  On-campus housing is an additional cost of $574 per week (rates based on 2020 and subject to increase).  It is not required for students to stay in on-campus housing.  Unfortunately, we do not offer any financial aid or discounts for housing.

3. Make a deposit by credit card once accepted students are notified. The deposit will go towards the final balance.


The fee to attend SummerLab 2021, which includes laboratory use and all materials, is $1,200.  For students attending two weeks, the fee is $2,000.

**Financial assistance is available for qualifying students.  Financial assistance is 50% off of program costs.

Please make all payments online

A $200 deposit is due upon your acceptance to the program. Your deposit will be applied toward your final balance.

SummerLab refund policy: For student cancellations prior to May 15, the refund will be full minus $50. After May 15 the $200 deposit will not be refunded.

Once we have received the deposit and the first part of your application, we will email you the next steps to complete the application.

*Families qualifying for free and reduced lunch are eligible for financial assistance of 50% off program costs. Please address inquiries in writing to


SummerLab hours are 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. except for Wednesdays which end at 4:00 p.m.  Please note that this is a day program.

Both commuters and boarders are welcome. Housing is available on the Charles River campus.

The weekly rate for SummerLab is as follows (the same for all four sessions):

Room and Dining Plan: $574 per week (based on 2020 rates and subject to increase)

SummerLab location

SummerLab will be held at the Boston University Medical Campus. For more information on the curricula click here.

To learn about additional Boston University Pre-College and Youth summer programs, click here.