Admissions Overview for International Students


Thank you for your interest in Boston University’s Metropolitan College. Admission to the College’s degree programs is highly competitive, and each candidate is assessed by the admissions committee based on a range of criteria, including résumé, professional experience, academic transcripts, letters of recommendation and/or references, and a personal statement. In addition, international students must submit proof of English-language proficiency, along with an international student data form, copies of current I-20 and I-94 forms, and proof that they can fund all tuition, fees, books, and living expenses  throughout the duration of their studies. Admission decisions are made after a full evaluation of each candidate’s application and supporting materials.

You may apply online, and mail supporting application materials, such as transcripts, directly to the department to which you are applying. Graduate Admissions Committees meet on an ongoing basis. Admission is normally granted for September, January, and May of each year.

Keep in mind that international students who are planning to study at Boston University’s Metropolitan College (MET) on an F-1 visa will need to maintain full-time status (at least 12 credits). Students studying online do not need to maintain full-time status, unless they will be residing in the United States.

We recommend that international students submit completed application materials at least eight weeks prior to the start of the semester.