Application Information


Applications are accepted  on a rolling basis. Apply early as space is limited.

How to apply:

1. Review dates, curriculum offerings, and location.

2. Complete the online application Make sure to select the dates, curriculum, and location you prefer.

3. Make a deposit either by credit card or check. Please note that your spot in SummerLab is not reserved until we receive a deposit.


The fee to attend SummerLab 2016, which includes laboratory use and all materials, is $1,000.

For students attending two weeks, the fee is $1,800. Financial assistance is available for qualifying families.*

Please make payments online (preferred)

Or make checks payable to Boston University CityLab and mail to:

Boston University School of Medicine
72 E. Concord St. R-1015
Boston, MA 02118

A $200 deposit is due upon completion of your initial application. Applications will not be considered as complete until a deposit is received. Your deposit will be applied toward your final balance.

SummerLab refund policy: For student cancellations prior to May 1st, the refund will be full minus $50. After May 1st 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. 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 three sessions):

Room: 2016 rates $231.98/wk

Dining plan: 2016 rates $173/wk

Click on SummerLab 2016 Housing information for more information for students requiring BU Housing.

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.

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