International Applicants

International Applicants

The Carroll School welcomes applicants from around the globe. International students account for more than 30 percent of our student body and represent nations as diverse as Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Vietnam. To apply as an international student, submit the application for admission with all supporting materials.

Application Information

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Eligibilty & Deadlines

Eligibility

In order to be eligible for any graduate program, international applicants are required to hold a college or university degree equivalent to a four-year American bachelor’s degree. If admitted, international students are required to submit an official English translation of all academic credentials, along with a third party degree verification from an agency such as SpanTran or World Education Services (WES).

Deadlines

The Admissions Committee strongly encourages international applicants to apply early to allow ample time to process the application and secure a student visa. Please refer to the recommended application deadlines for international students on the deadlines section of the Admission page.

Transcripts & Language Tests

Transcripts

All applicants must submit a self-reported transcript with course names translated into English. There is no need to convert your GPA to the 4.0 scale.

Language Tests

All students whose first language is not English are required to take one of the following English proficiency tests:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE)

The minimum required score on the TOEFL is 100 on the TOEFL iBT and TOEFL iBT Home Edition, 250 on the computer-based test, and 600 on the paper-based test.

  • The minimum required score on the IELTS is a 7.5 band score.
  • The minimum required score on the PTE is a 68.

Language Test Waivers

The language test requirement can be waived:

  • If you completed a four-year bachelor’s degree at an institution where the medium language of instruction is English. You must have completed your degree in its entirety at the English-medium institution. The medium language of instruction must be indicated on your transcript or verified in an official letter from the institution.

  • If you completed a two-year master’s degree at an institution where the medium language of instruction is English. You must have completed your degree in its entirety at the English-medium institution. The medium language of instruction must be indicated on your transcript or verified in an official letter from the institution.

  • If you have worked full time in the United States for two or more years.

Visa Application

There is no need to submit visa-related materials at the time of application. Boston College’s Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) will work closely with each incoming student to ensure that materials are prepared in a timely fashion to complete the visa application and I-20 appointment.

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Tuition & Aid

For information about the cost of attendance, see our Tuition & Aid page. In addition, the Carroll School offers merit-based scholarships and graduate assistantships to qualified domestic and international full-time MBA, MSA, and MSF students.

For more information about applying to Boston College as an international student, please email us.

Tuition & Aid