Frequently Asked Questions
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If I am not accepted to Kilachand Honors College, will I still be considered for the school or college to which I applied?
Acceptance to the school or college to which you apply is not dependent on your acceptance to the Kilachand Honors College. You will first apply to one of BU’s eight degree-granting undergraduate schools and colleges, and you will then indicate your interest in the College separately. Your application will first be considered for admission to the school or college to which you have applied. Your application will be considered for Kilachand Honors College if you have been accepted to the school or college to which you applied.
How many students are in Kilachand Honors College?
We matriculate approximately 150 students each September. We will continue to limit the number of students for this elite program in the future.
Are there additional fees for Kilachand students?
No, Kilachand students do not incur additional tuition fees. Housing prices vary across campus, and first year Kilachand students live in Kilachand Hall. The current academic year rate for Kilachand Hall and other suite-style residences is $11,400.
Can Kilachand Honors College be my major?
The Kilachand Honors College is not a degree-granting college at Boston University. Kilachand Honors College students apply to and attend one of the eight degree-granting undergraduate schools and colleges. Your major program will be at the core of your studies but Kilachand Honors College will add so much more to your experience at BU.
Where will I live?
As freshmen, you will live right on beautiful Bay State Road with other Kilachand Honors College students on dedicated floors in Kilachand Hall, where you will also meet KHC upperclassmen and students from a variety of other programs. Upperclassmen have the options to explore the housing option of their choice, which may include the Kilachand Honors College brownstone on Bay State Road.
Interested in Applying
How do I apply to Kilachand Honors College?
First, apply to one of BU’s eight degree-granting undergraduate schools or college. After selecting the particular school or college you are interested in applying to on the Common Application for Boston University, you would then be prompted to indicate whether or not you are interested in applying to Kilachand Honors College. If you indicate that you are, you would then be prompted to complete the supplemental Kilachand essay.
I am a transfer student. Can I apply to Kilachand Honors College?
Unfortunately, due to the nature of the program and the integrated curriculum, we are unable to accommodate students who did not matriculate into the University and Kilachand Honors College as freshmen.
I am already a student at BU. Can I apply to Kilachand Honors College?
Unfortunately, due to the nature of the program and the integrated curriculum, we are unable to accommodate students who did not matriculate into Kilachand Honors College as freshmen.
Waiting for an Answer
I was accepted to Boston University, but I’m not sure if I was accepted to Kilachand Honors College. How can I find out?
Congratulations on your acceptance to BU! To determine whether or not you were admitted to Kilachand Honors College, please log on to the Applicant Link and click on the Decisions tab. If you were invited to participate in the Kilachand Honors College, you will notice a Kilachand Honors College tab. If you click on the Kilachand Honors College tab, you will find a welcome and invitation from our director, Professor Carrie Preston.
When will I find out if I am admitted to KHC?
You will be notified if you are admitted at the same time you are notified if you have been accepted to your school or college of enrollment at Boston University. Because of the volume of applications we receive, you will not receive notification if you are not offered a place in the Kilachand Honors College.
Accepted to KHC
I’m applying to BU and Kilachand Honors College or have already been offered admission to Kilachand Honors College. Would it be possible for me to meet with a current Kilachand Honors College student or sit in on a class?
Absolutely. To meet with a current student or to sit in on a Kilachand Honors College class, contact us directly.
If I am accepted in Kilachand Honors College, but decide that the program will not work with my major program or future plans, can I decline enrollment in Kilachand Honors College but still attend BU?
Yes. If you are accepted to BU and the Kilachand Honors College, you are allowed to decline Kilachand Honors College enrollment but still attend BU.
I received the Presidential Scholarship. Does this mean that I have been accepted to Kilachand Honors College?
The Presidential Scholarship is not related to the Kilachand Honors College. While it is possible to receive the Presidential Scholarship and be accepted to Kilachand Honors College, being awarded the Presidential Scholarship is not an indication of acceptance to Kilachand Honors College.
Is it likely I will be offered a scholarship if I am accepted into Kilachand Honors College?
Enrollment in the Kilachand Honors College is independent of scholarship awards. However, as a program for high-achieving students, many Kilachand Honors College students are scholarship recipients.
I was planning to apply for a scholarship. Are scholarships available to Kilachand Honors College students?
Definitely. Students who apply to Kilachand Honors College are considered for the same awards as non-Kilachand Honors College students.
I am an Evergreen student. Can I take Kilachand Honors College classes?
We cap the Kilachand Honors College freshman seminars at 12 students. Therefore, we simply do not have the room to accommodate non-Kilachand Honors College students.
I am a current BU student. Can I take a Kilachand Honors College class?
We cap each class at 12 students. Therefore, we simply do not have the room to accommodate non-Kilachand Honors College students.
I took a class at another university that sounds similar to a Kilachand Honors College course. Can I use the Kilachand Honors College course numbers when transferring external credits to BU?
Students who are not enrolled in Kilachand Honors College will not be given credit for our courses.
My question is still not answered. Is there someone who can help me find an answer?
Yes! Our Kilachand Ambassadors can help you find what you need to know.