Program Requirements for Freshman Applicants

Types of Admission Offered

  • September Admission

Test Requirements for Freshman Applicants

  • SAT or ACT with writing and SAT Subject Tests in Chemistry and Math 2. No substitutes for the required tests will be accepted. The SAT Subject Test in Foreign Language is also recommended.
  • TOEFL or IELTS (required only if your first language or the primary language spoken in your home is not English)

Application due date is November 15. Finalists will be contacted and must interview in Boston.

Additional Information

Applicants must submit the Accelerated Programs Teacher Evaluation with their application. All application materials are due November 15. Applicants will only be considered for the program to which they have applied.


Types of Admission Offered

  • September Admission

Test Requirements for Freshman Applicants

  • SAT or ACT with writing and SAT Subject Tests in Chemistry and Math 2. No substitutes for the required tests will be accepted. The SAT Subject Test in Foreign Language is also recommended.
  • TOEFL or IELTS (required only if your first language or the primary language spoken in your home is not English)

Application due date is November 15. Finalists will be contacted and must interview in Boston.

Additional Information

Applicants must submit the Accelerated Programs Teacher Evaluation with their application. All application materials are due November 15. Applicants will only be considered for the program to which they have applied.

Types of Admission Offered

  • September Admission
  • Early Decision
  • Early Decision 2
  • Early Admission
  • January Admission

Test Requirements for Freshman Applicants

  • SAT or ACT with writing
  • TOEFL or IELTS (required only if your first language or the primary language spoken in your home is not English)

Types of Admission Offered

  • September Admission
  • Early Decision
  • Early Decision 2
  • Early Admission
  • January Admission

Test Requirements for Freshman Applicants

  • SAT or ACT with writing
  • TOEFL or IELTS (required only if your first language or the primary language spoken in your home is not English)

Types of Admission Offered

  • September Admission
  • Early Decision
  • Early Decision 2
  • Early Admission
  • January Admission

Test Requirements for Freshman Applicants

  • SAT or ACT with writing
  • TOEFL or IELTS (required only if your first language or the primary language spoken in your home is not English)

Types of Admission Offered

  • September Admission
  • Early Decision
  • Early Decision 2
  • Early Admission
  • January Admission

Test Requirements for Freshman Applicants

  • SAT or ACT with writing (required only for students applying to the College of Fine Arts/College of Arts & Sciences Double Degree Programs, to Kilachand Honors College, or for any of BU’s merit scholarships. The SAT/ACT is not required for College of Fine Arts artistic scholarships.)
  • TOEFL or IELTS (required only if your first language or the primary language spoken in your home is not English)
  • Candidates must audition for admission.
  • Candidates for the Composition & Theory program must audition and submit a portfolio.
  • Applicants to the Musicology program are required to submit a research paper in addition to the audition.
  • Some instruments require pre-screening.

Types of Admission Offered

  • September Admission
  • Early Decision
  • Early Decision 2
  • Early Admission

Test Requirements for Freshman Applicants

  • SAT or ACT with writing (required only for students applying to the College of Fine Arts/College of Arts & Sciences Double Degree Programs, to Kilachand Honors College, or for any of BU’s merit scholarships. The SAT/ACT is not required for College of Fine Arts artistic scholarships.)
  • TOEFL or IELTS (required only if your first language or the primary language spoken in your home is not English)
  • Candidates for the Acting & Theatre Arts Programs must audition for admission.
  • Candidates for the Design, Production & Stage Management Programs must present a portfolio in an interview with faculty.
  • Check the College of Fine Arts website for audition and portfolio schedules.

    Types of Admission Offered

    • September Admission
    • Early Decision
    • Early Decision 2
    • Early Admission
    • January Admission

    Test Requirements for Freshman Applicants

    • SAT or ACT with writing (required only for students applying to the College of Fine Arts/College of Arts & Sciences Double Degree Programs, to Kilachand Honors College, or for any of BU’s merit scholarships. The SAT/ACT is not required for College of Fine Arts artistic scholarships.)
    • TOEFL or IELTS (required only if your first language or the primary language spoken in your home is not English)
    • Candidates must submit a portfolio.
    • Check the College of Fine Arts website for instructions.

      Types of Admission Offered

      • September Admission
      • Early Decision
      • Early Decision 2

      Test Requirements for Freshman Applicants

      • SAT or ACT with writing
      • TOEFL or IELTS (required only if your first language or the primary language spoken in your home is not English)


      Types of Admission Offered

      • September Admission
      • Early Decision
      • Early Decision 2
      • Early Admission
      • January Admission

      Test Requirements for Freshman Applicants

      • SAT or ACT with writing
      • TOEFL or IELTS (required only if your first language or the primary language spoken in your home is not English)


      Types of Admission Offered

      • September Admission
      • Early Decision
      • Early Decision 2
      • Early Admission

      Test Requirements for Freshman Applicants

      • SAT or ACT with writing
      • TOEFL or IELTS (required only if your first language or the primary language spoken in your home is not English)

      Types of Admission Offered

      • September Admission
      • Early Decision
      • Early Decision 2
      • Early Admission
      • January Admission

      Test Requirements for Freshman Applicants

      • SAT or ACT with writing
      • TOEFL or IELTS (required only if your first language or the primary language spoken in your home is not English)


      Types of Admission Offered

      • September Admission
      • Early Decision
      • Early Decision 2
      • Early Admission
      • January Admission

      Test Requirements for Freshman Applicants

      • SAT or ACT with writing
      • TOEFL or IELTS (required only if your first language or the primary language spoken in your home is not English)