Admissions Ambassador & ASDB Application

Admissions Ambassador Overview

Boston University Admissions is seeking enthusiastic students who love BU! Admissions Ambassadors are a select group of students who provide a personal outlook on the University by leading campus tours and sharing their experiences on everything from academics to student life. Ambassadors are expected to help recruit diverse classes of future BU students which represent all academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and geographic backgrounds.

Visiting a college campus is an important part of the college search process, and current students play a large role in helping prospective students decide if BU is the best place for them.

During the academic year, the duties of Admissions Ambassadors include:

  • Leading campus tours on a flexible schedule, approximately once per week
  • Engaging prospective students and their families in conversation
  • Staffing special events (including Open House programs for both prospective and admitted students, overnight visits, alumni programs, and other events)
  • Hosting prospective and admitted students for overnight events in on-campus housing
  • Attending monthly meetings and required trainings
  • Working for Admissions on some Saturdays and holidays

To learn more about the program, we encourage you to attend an information session:

Admissions Student Diversity Board (ASDB)

In addition to serving as Ambassadors, members of ASDB work with the staff of the BU Admissions to strengthen the University’s multicultural recruitment efforts. ASDB operates four different committees on which its members can work to fulfill the needs of the Board and enjoy fellowship with one another.


  • Public Relations: The PR committee works to promote the message of ASDB to prospective students as well as the BU community. This committee is responsible for updating our social media accounts, designing graphics for flyers and events, and promoting our admissions events for prospective and admitted students.
  • Community Building: CBC works to strengthen bonds and relationships of ASDB members. This group designs icebreakers and team building exercises for all ASDB meetings as well as our retreats each semester.
  • Boston Outreach: BOC spreads awareness of ASDB outside of BU and works to develop our relationship with outside communities. Members of BOC may travel to schools in the Greater Boston Area to help prospective students understand the college admissions process.
  • Community Linked: CL works to develop ASDB’s relationship with the numerous multicultural student groups on-campus. Past events include “Community Linked,” an event that brings together leaders from student groups across the campus to foster community and discuss issues with diversity on-campus.

Additional expectations of ADSB members include:

  • Fostering relationships with on-campus cultural groups
  • Communicating with prospective students via phone and email
  • Attending mandatory bi-weekly meetings (held Friday afternoons at 5pm at 233 Bay State Road)
  • Planning and participating in Multicultural Community Weekend, Boston University Overnight & other multicultural on-campus events
  • Hosting prospective and admitted students for overnight multicultural events

For more information on ASDB, email, and be sure to follow along on Twitter and Instagram. If you are interested in applying for this program as well, please designate so in your application. ASDB members will be responsible for the Ambassador duties, as well as additional ASDB training and requirements.


There will be a a comprehensive, mandatory training program in order to prepare new Ambassadors for all of their responsibilities. Training is led by our student Coordinators, BU Admissions staff, and guest speakers from around the University. The training schedule and commitment responsibility will consist of:

  1. A comprehensive, mandatory full-day training on Saturday, February 24th
  2. Shadowing a campus tour
  3. Participating in practice tours before being approved to tour
  4. Completing activities and quizzes related to the tour route and content


All undergraduate BU students are invited and encouraged to apply to the Ambassador program.

  • A minimum of a 2.5 overall GPA is required.
  • All students must be in good academic, judicial, and financial standing with Boston University.
  • Availability during all training sessions and commitments (special circumstances must be discussed with a coordinator during application process).

BU Admissions will conduct periodic checks with the appropriate student services offices to verify eligibility.


  • Admissions Ambassadors and members of ASDB are paid hourly at a current rate of $15.50 per hour.
  • Paid activities include leading campus tours, participating in admissions panels and virtual events, and attending any required meetings or trainings.

Application Process

  • Submit the application materials by Friday, February 2nd at 11:59PM EST.  Application materials include:
    • Completed application form (see link below).
    • A PDF copy of your unofficial transcript*
      • Unofficial transcripts are found on the MyBU Student Portal. Click the “My Academics” Tab, then “Request Transcript,” then the “BU Login Name and Password” link. Save this page as a PDF and upload it along with your application form.
      • *Students in their first semester at BU do not need to upload a transcript.
  • Interview: Applicants who are selected for an interview will receive an email with further instruction from the Ambassador Coordinators. Interviews will occur in mid-February. Unfortunately we are not able to extend an interview invitation to all applicants.
  • Questions: Please contact the student Admissions Ambassador Coordinators at

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