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Boston Architectural College 2020-2021 Admissions: Acceptance Rate, Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

Hitaishi Bhatia Hitaishi Bhatia
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Regarded as one of the oldest architectural colleges in the country, the Boston Architectural College offers admissions to a plethora of undergraduate, graduate and online certification programs. These programs include Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior designs, Design studies and Science of Architecture. This 130-year old institution is a coveetdc name in the US Education System that enrolls over 700 students in the current batch and has a faculty of 300 teachers.

The institute is very lightly competitive in its approach towards admissions and usually observed an acceptance rate of 100% when providing offers of place. This reflects that any decent candidate with an overall impressive GPA and a decent profile can apply for enrollment at the orgzantion.

Some pointers to be considered by prospective candidates looking for admission at Boston Architectural College are as listed below.

  • The institute accepts fresh intakes in the 2 sessional terms of Fall and Spring.
  • Application submissions are to be done online through the University website.
  • All the applicants are required to deposit a non refundable application fee of 50 USD when applying at the college.
  • For international students, English Proficiency Test is a must such as TOEFL, IELTS or PTE. 
  • The college also offers grants in the form of scholarships to 70% students every year. 
  • Portfolio, Work Sample/ Work Experience are some of the mandatory requirements for the few graduate courses available at the institute.

COVID-19 Admission Updates

  • In view of the global pandemic, Boston Architecture College has decided to postpone the Commencement ceremony scheduled for Friday 22nd May, 2020 till further notice.
  • The College campus is accessible only to full time and essential part time workers.
  • Once the semester is concluded, the institute will review the situation and upload a circular for the same.


Application PortalOnline Portal available on official website
Application fee50 USD
Campus AreaUrban Area
Average TOEFL Score79 iBT
Average IELTS Score6.5
Academic CalendarSemester based
Intake SessionsFall and Spring Semesters
Work ExperienceNo mandatory prior experience
Financial AidScholarships, grants and loans

Admission Deadlines

The institute offers a range of courses for international students and provides admissions to them in the intakes of Fall and Spring. International applicants willing to join the Boston Architectural College shall apply as early as possible. Hence, applicants are requested to closely follow the due deadlines mentioned below to avoid last minute rejections:

FallFebruary 15
SpringOctober 15
FallFebruary 15
SpringOctober 15

Note: Students who wish to be considered for International Scholarships, must apply before the priority due date.

International Student Admissions

The Boston Architectural College openly accepts foreign applications each year. Candidates flow in every academic term from various parts of the globe including South Asia, Europe and Pacific regions. International students can go through the following guidelines in order to perform necessary steps at required time.

How to apply?

APPLICATION PORTAL: Students are suggested to apply for the international applications via the online portal hosted on the Official website of the College. However students can submit the offline application as well to the attached address.

APPLICATION FEE: The College charges 50 USD non-refundable fee for international application purposes.

Basic Admission Requirements

Students must submit the list of following documents when shortlisted for the final round:

  • A complete international enrollment form submitted before the dated deadline.
  • Official transcripts of High School and GED scores of previously attended school in a sealed envelope.
  • An Essay for English competency in not more than 250-500 words
  • Letter of Recommendation from the Dean/Principal, Faculty and official college counselor along with their contact information.
  • Current Resume.
  • Portfolio / Work Sample.
  • Personal statement.
  • Scorecard of the undergone English Proficiency Test

English Proficiency Test Scores

International applicants from nin-narive English speaking countries must submit the acceptable proof of their language proficiency in the form of TOEFL, IELTS etc. Students can check the expected table of cutoff for various tests accepted by the college:

Test NameAccepted Scores
Cambridge English – Academic176 – 184

Visa Process for International Students

  • Newly Admitted students shall apply strictly for the F-1 visa to study in the USA before entering the country.
  • Students can’t study on the B-2(tourist) visa. The visa will not be converted to F-1 for the same.
  • Students are therefore requested to undergo the following steps once shortlisted by the officials
    • Submit 150 USD as part of registration fee
    • Register for International new student orientation
    • Submit the required I-20 documents and pay the SEVIS fee
    • Submit 350 USD as part of international Student Fee
    • Apply for F-1 Student Visa
    • Submit health certificates
  • Contact for help: All the offline applications shall be sent directly to the official address of 320 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02115.

Boston Architectural College Undergraduate Admissions

The institute offers undergraduate courses in a number of segments including:

  • Bachelors in Architecture
  • Bachelors in Interior Architecture
  • Bachelors in Landscape Architecture
  • Bachelors in Design Studies
  • Integrated Science of Architecture

Applicants are requested to follow the basic guideline for successful application submission:

How to Apply: Online Application Portal

Application fee: 50 USD (non-refundable)

Documents required:

  • High school diploma / Equivalent transcript / GED Scores
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Credential evaluation for high school diplomas.
  • Current Resume
  • Portfolio in specified format / Work sample

Boston Architecture College Graduate Admissions

The organization offers graduate courses in a number of segments for international students seeking enrolment at the institute to study in the USA. The popular courses provided include:

  • Masters in Architecture
  • Masters in Interior Architecture
  • Masters in Landscape Architecture
  • Masters in Design Studies
  • Masters Science of Architecture

Applicants can go through a list of specific-academic requirements to be shortlisted for graduate admission:

RequirementsArchitectureLandscape ArchitectureDesign StudiesInterior ArchitectureScience Of Architecture
Application Fee50 USD50 USD50 USD50 USD50 USD
Work ExperienceRequired-RequiredRequired-
Letters of RecommendationMin. 3Min. 3Min. 3Min. 3Min. 3

Boston Architectural College is slightly selective in choosing the candidate in some of the courses; whereas applicants from all categories are most welcome for undergraduate courses. The university’s admission office reviews each application holistically while considering the application before accepting or rejecting it.

Applications will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee to determine eligibility and acceptance into the program. There are a limited number of seats available, and acceptance is selective. Students willing to join the college must keep a track of their online application at the College’s official website portal.

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