International Applicant Checklist

Please begin by reviewing the First-Year or Transfer application checklists, as all application credentials listed on these pages are also required for undergraduate international students. In addition, international students are also required to submit:

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Center for English Language & Orientation Programs (CELOP)

If your TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo English Test score is below the required minimum, it is possible that you can still be admitted to BU by attaining the minimum score before classes begin. You may choose to come to campus early and enroll in intensive English courses at our BU Center for English Language & Orientation Programs (CELOP). Once you’ve achieved proficiency in English, you can continue your studies at BU.


Copy of Data Page of Passport

All international students must supply a photocopy of the photo/data page of their current, valid passport. This can be uploaded via the Common or Coalition Application, uploaded to the MyBU Portal under the “Application Status” page, or faxed to 617-353-5334. PDF is our required file format.

All international students must supply a photocopy of the photo/data page of their current, valid passport. This can be uploaded via the Common or Coalition Application, uploaded to the MyBU Portal under the “Application Status” page, or faxed to 617-353-5334. PDF is our required file format.


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