Critical Dates

Regular Admission

November 15 Application deadline for the Accelerated Medical and Accelerated Dental Programs.
December 1 Application deadline for the Trustee Scholarship and the Presidential Scholarship.
December 1 Prescreening recording submission deadline for cello, flute, violin, and voice applicants to the School of Music in the College of Fine Arts.
January 1 Application deadline. All materials may be submitted online, including your high school transcripts and non-refundable application fee.
February 15 Deadline for the CSS PROFILE and Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be received by the processors.*
Late-March to Early-April Admission decisions available on the Applicant Link.
Late March to Early April Financial aid notifications are available on the Applicant Link for admitted students who have met the Feb. 15 financial aid deadline.
May 1 Deadline for accepting BU offers of admission and financial aid. Enrollment deposit due.

* We recommend registering for a CSS PROFILE online with CSS two to three weeks before the financial aid deadline. For more information, please see the Financial Assistance website.

Early Decision (September applicants only)

November 1 Application deadline. All materials may be submitted online, including your high school transcripts, Early Decision Agreement,** and non-refundable application fee.
November 1 Deadline for the CSS PROFILE to be received by the processors.*
December 15 Admission decisions are available on the Applicant Link.
January 15 Deadline for accepting Early Decision offers of admission and financial aid. Enrollment deposit due.
February 15 Deadline for Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be received by the processors.*

* We recommend registering for a CSS PROFILE online with CSS two to three weeks before the financial aid deadline. For more information, please see the Financial Assistance website.

** Early Decision is a binding agreement available only to high school seniors for September admission.

January Admission

November 1 Application deadline. All materials may be submitted online, including your high school transcripts and non-refundable application fee.
November 1 Deadline for the CSS PROFILE and Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be received by the processors.* Also, the deadline for income verification documentation for January applicants to be submitted directly to BU Financial Assistance.
Mid-November to Mid-December Admission decisions are available on the Applicant Link.

* We recommend registering for a CSS PROFILE online with CSS two to three weeks before the financial aid deadline. For more information, please see the Financial Assistance website.