Thank you for your interest in Boston University’s Metropolitan College. Though admission is competitive, Metropolitan College’s application process is simple and straightforward. Our undergraduate and graduate degree programs accept applications on an ongoing basis, and it is easy to submit your application online. Admission decisions are made after a full evaluation of each candidate’s application materials.

Graduate Degree & Certificate Programs

Spring, Summer, & Fall 2022 Applicants

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How Do I Apply?

Graduate Admissions Committees meet on an ongoing basis. Admission to a graduate degree or certificate program is normally granted for September, January, and May of each year, with additional starts in October, March, and July for most online programs.

View a list of current graduate degree and certificate programs.

Application Deadlines

Term Start Date Application Deadline
Spring 2022 January 13, 2022
(online)
January 20, 2022
(on-campus)
December 15, 2021
Spring 2 2022
(online only)
March 14, 2022
(online)
February 15, 2022

 

International On-Campus Applicant Deadlines

International applicants to on-campus programs should apply by the deadlines below in order to allow time for I-20 visa processing:

Term Start Date Application Deadline
Spring 2022 January 20, 2022 November 15, 2021


 

Application Requirements

Applicants to master’s degree and graduate certificate programs must have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (or the international equivalent) prior to enrollment.

Undergraduate Degree & Certificate Programs

Part-time evening and online bachelor’s and certificate programs for adults.

How Do I Apply for a Bachelor’s Degree?

Boston University’s Metropolitan College reviews candidates for acceptance on an ongoing basis. Admission to bachelor’s programs is normally granted for September and January of each year. Prior to applying, take a moment to be sure you meet the admission criteria for Metropolitan College.

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Bachelor’s Admission Criteria

There are three ways in which a student may present as eligible to apply:

  1. On the merit of previous college-level coursework
    • Graduation from high school or GED
    • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50 in a minimum of six academic courses on the official transcript of an accredited college or university attended (non-BU)
    • Completion of EN 104 (English Composition), or its equivalent, with a grade of C or higher
  2. On the merit of coursework completed at Boston University
    • Graduation from high school or GED
    • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.30 in a minimum of six academic courses completed at Boston University
    • Completion of EN 104 (English Composition), or its equivalent, with a grade of C or higher
  3. On the merit of a previous bachelor’s degree
    • Students pursuing a second bachelor’s degree must present an official transcript indicating the completion of the first bachelor’s degree

How Do I Apply for an Undergraduate Certificate Program?

We do not currently accept online applications for undergraduate certificate programs. To apply by mail, download one of the following forms:

Mail your completed application to:

Boston University Metropolitan College
Student Services
1010 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 105
Boston, MA 02215

Email: metoss@bu.edu | Phone: 617-353-2980

Program Contact Information for Applicants

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