General Admissions – FAQs

General Admissions

Who should I contact concerning the application process?

For general inquiries about Admission, please complete the Contact Admissions form.

Who do I contact to check the status of my application?

Please see the application status check contacts webpage to locate the administrator of the program you are applying to.

What is the Admissions office address and fax number?

Admissions, Division Of Graduate Medical Sciences
Boston University School of Medicine
72 East Concord Street, L317
Boston, MA 02118, USA
Fax: (617) 638-5740

Do you accept applications for January Admissions?

Some programs do accept students for Spring admission. Please check the Application Deadlineswebpage for more details.

What is the application fee?

The online application fee requires a payment (payable by credit card) of $80. The application fee is waived for Boston University Employees with valid BU ID.

Will my application fee be refunded if I withdraw my application?

No, the application fee is non-refundable.

Will I need to submit a hard copy of my personal statement and CV if I uploaded this to my online application?

No. Your personal statement and CV should be uploaded on your online application.

How can I correct and/or update my Personal Statement or Resume after my application has been submitted?

You should submit the corrected/updated information through email to Natasha Eastertashah@bu.edu. We strongly urge applicants to review the contents of their application before submission to avoid the need to send additional information via email.

How long will it take before I receive an admissions decision?

The application review schedule is set by the admissions committee of each Department or Program. Written notification/electronic email is sent when a decision is finalized. Unfortunately, the GMS Admissions Office will not be able to provide updates on admissions decisions. You can utilize the Application Status Check Contacts webpage to contact your program administrator for status updates.

Can I use recommendation letters, test scores and transcripts from a previous application to GMS?

New or updated recommendation letters should be submitted. Test scores and transcripts from your previous GMS application can be used by submitting the Re-Applicant Form.

Can I apply to more than one graduate program at Boston University?

An applicant is allowed to apply to a maximum of two programs offered by GMS. Please be advised that each application must accompany the personal statement, letters of recommendations, and the application fee. One set of transcripts and test scores will serve both programs.

How do I enroll for a course or courses with non-degree status?

Non-degree applicants must submit the online Non-Degree Application for Admission. Additionally applicants must submit:

  • Official transcript of the most recent degree awarded
  • Completed registration form for the approved course(s) with faculty signatures
  • $80.00 application fee.

Letters of recommendations and test scores are not required.

Is there on campus housing for graduate students at the medical campus?

The Office of Housing Resources (OHR) is available to assist all students at BUMC in finding a place to live in the Boston area. There are several University properties located near the Charles River Campus. Apartments are available to full-time graduate students, faculty and staff. Apartments are rented on a first-come, first-served basis and require a one-year lease. For more information on BU housing, please visit BU Rental Property Management: http://www.bu.edu/rpm/ .