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If you are applying from high school or with equivalent high school requirements, you will apply as a First-Year Applicant. Are you a citizen from outside the US? Be sure to see the requirements on the International Applicants page. If you have completed at least one semester as a degree candidate at another college or university, apply as a Transfer Applicant. And if you’ve already decided BU is your first choice among schools, apply as an Early Decision Applicant.

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During this unprecedented time, we understand that students are facing new challenges regarding completion of the admissions and enrollment processes.?Given the extensive disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are continuing to evaluate and adjust our admissions and enrollment policies at Boston University. These FAQs will provide answers to your most commonly asked questions and concerns.

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