First-Year Applicants

First-Year Applicant Checklist

As a first-year applicant, you must submit the following credentials. International applicants must also submit additional required credentials.

Additional Details

School Counselor Recommendation and School Report Form


Please ask your counselor to submit the School Report form and the School Counselor Recommendation form found on the Common Application.


Teacher Evaluation

Please ask a teacher to submit the Teacher Evaluation form found on the Common Application.


Portfolios, Auditions, and Interviews

If you are applying to the College of Fine Arts or the Accelerated Medical Program, please see the different requirements for these programs.

Please note that all materials and documents submitted as part of an application for admission become the property of Boston University and cannot be returned.

A Life-Changing Application

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