Important Deadlines

Regular Admission Deadlines

Application*
January 6
CSS Profile™ and FAFSA**
January 6
Notification Date
Late March
Enrollment Deposit Due
May 1

Additional Deadlines

Accelerated Medical Program
November 15
Trustee and Presidential Scholarships*
December 1
CFA Prescreening Recordings***
December 1

*Please note: some merit scholarships require you to apply by December 1.

**US citizens and permanent residents only. To import your CSS Profile or FAFSA to our system, BU requires you to provide your Social Security Number on your CSS Profile, FAFSA, Common Application or Coalition Application. For more information, please see the Financial Assistance website.

***For cello, double bass, flute, percussion, piano, trumpet, violin, and voice applicants to the CFA School of Music.

Early Decision Deadlines

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

Application
November 1
CSS Profile and FAFSA**
November 1
Notification Date
December 15
Enrollment Deposit Due
January 10

Early Decision 2 Deadlines

Application
January 6
CSS Profile and FAFSA**
January 6
 Notification Date
February 15
Enrollment Deposit Due
Late February

**US citizens and permanent residents only. We recommend registering for a CSS Profile online two to three weeks before the financial aid deadline. For more information, please see the Financial Assistance website.

January Admission Deadlines

Application
November 1
CSS Profile and FAFSA**
November 1
Notification Date
Mid-November to Mid-December

**US citizens and permanent residents only. We recommend registering for a CSS Profile online two to three weeks before the financial aid deadline. For more information, please see the Financial Assistance website.

Transfer Deadlines for September

Application*
March 1
CSS Profile and FAFSA**
March 1
Notification Date
Mid-April to Mid-May

Transfer Deadlines for January

Application
November 1
CSS Profile and FAFSA**
November 1
Notification Date
Mid-November to Mid-December

*Applicants to the School of Theatre and School of Music: We strongly suggest that you file your applications by January 1 to allow time to prepare and schedule auditions or interviews.

**We recommend registering for a CSS Profile online six weeks before the financial aid deadline. For more information, please see the Financial Assistance website.

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