CONTACT THE GRADUATE ADMISSIONS & FINANCIAL AID OFFICE
Official Document Submission
In order to matriculate at Boston University, all incoming students are required to submit official documents (transcripts and test score reports), per University policy by the first day of LAUNCH orientation. If you uploaded documents into our application system (rather than having them submitted by your university or college), they are no longer considered official, even if they say official on them.
The fastest and most efficient way to submit your official documents for verification is to have your institution(s) email us the official transcript to firstname.lastname@example.org. Some universities send official transcripts electronically through an accredited provider (such as National Student Clearing House or Parchment). Transcripts sent through these providers should also be emailed to email@example.com.
If your university prefers to mail your official transcript, they should use the following address:
Boston University Questrom School of Business
Graduate Admissions & Financial Aid Office
595 Commonwealth Avenue, Suite 115
Boston, MA 02215
Due to mail processing delays, we are unable to immediately verify if your transcript has been received. We will run a final transcript audit a few weeks before the start of LAUNCH and will be in touch directly if we require additional action on your part.
If you submitted test scores, we also required official score reports for each test taken.
To submit GRE/TOEFL scores:
Official score reports must be released to BU through the ETS test site. Use the school code 3087 to release GRE/TOEFL scores to BU. They can also be sent via mail from the test site to the address listed above.
To submit IELTS scores:
Official score reports can be released to BU through the IELTS test site, or mailed to our office at the above address. Please visit https://www.ielts.org/en-us/usa/ results for submission instructions.
Frequently Asked Questions:
I uploaded transcripts into the application portal, am I all set?
In order for your transcripts to be considered official, they must be sent to us directly from your university or a third-party e-transcript delivery service. Documents uploaded into the portal (even if they say official on them) are not considered official for matriculation purposes. Please visit your institution’s website for instructions on how to submit official electronic transcripts.
My university is not responding to requests for transcripts. What do I do?
Please make sure you have contacted the appropriate office(s) or individual(s) at your university – this may be the admissions office, registrar’s office, or a professor. If you are still not receiving a response, our office will work with you directly to find a solution.
I mailed my official documents months ago – how can I check to see if they were received?
Documents can take multiple weeks to arrive at our office – once we have obtained your official documents, you will receive an email confirming that all official documents have been received.
Do we need to provide official translated copies of non-English transcripts?
Yes. Either the university can provide a translation, or you can use a certified 3rd party translator to directly translate the official transcript. WES evaluations do not count as official transcripts.
Do we need an official transcript for every school we reported in our application?
We need an official transcript from every institution where 12 or more credits were earned.
My university will not send transcripts to 3rd parties (translators, other universities, etc.) on behalf of the student. What do I do?
If your university will not send transcripts directly to a 3rd party translator or release the transcript directly to our office, we recommend obtaining an official sealed copy from your university, and then mailing it to the 3rd party translator or our office.