LAS Undergraduate Admissions

Application Information


Information regarding application procedures, getting an application, financial aid, and other matters of that nature can be found by visiting the Undergraduate Admissions Office website at Applications should be submitted online – more information can be found here. Below are some general notes that may be helpful to prospective applicants, but students should be sure to communicate with the Admissions Office for the latest information and for any details specific to their situations. Applicants with questions specific to the Latin American Studies(LAS) Program can call Victoria Puyat, Student Advisor, at 617-358-4004. She can also be reached by email at

Admission into the undergraduate program (Bachelor of Arts) in Latin American Studies requires completion of an application to the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS). For September submissions for incoming freshmen, the application deadline is January 1. Offers of admission will begin being mailed in late March, and all applicants with completed applications will be notified of their status by April 15. For early decision applicants, the deadline is November 1, and the decision will be made by December 15. Students wishing to be considered for financial aid will need to submit additional paperwork. Visit the Office of Financial Assistance website at for more information.

Current BU students not in CAS who wish to change their major concentration to LAS should obtain an Intra-University Transfer Form from their current School or College and apply to CAS (check with the academic advising office in your school/college for any specific policies and procedures). CAS students should go to the CAS Advising Center, room 105 in the CAS building (phone: 617-353-2400) and file a Change of Major/Minor Concentration Form.  The Hegis code for the LAS Major is 0308a and the Hegis code for the LAS Minor is 0308b.

All students, from any BU College or School, are welcome to speak with Victoria Puyat about the LAS program before transferring. It is recommended that all paperwork regarding intra-university transfers be completed by November 1 for the Spring Semester and by March 1 for the Fall Semester.

International students and students transferring from another college or university should be sure to check with the Admissions Office for information on the policies and procedures for applicants in their situations.

Visiting Campus

Applicants interested in seeing the campus and learning more about BU should contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office. The LAS program is based out of the International Relations Department.  Applicants visiting the campus are welcome to stop by the LAS Student Advising  Office located on the second floor of 154 Bay State Road.

Boston University’s policies provide for equal opportunity and affirmative action in employment and admission to all programs of the University.