BU College of Communication Program Materials
The Program Materials section includes additional information and requirements for the programs you selected in the Add Program tab. Each program's requirements may vary, so it's important you review this section in detail.
Your selected programs appear on the left side of this page; click each program's name to begin your review. Note that depending on your program's requirements, you'll see one or more of the tabs outlined below.
The Home tab contains the Program Details provided by each program at the start of the application cycle. It includes deadlines and other information specific to the program. Be sure to review this page carefully for any additional instructions, information, and/or requirements.
The Questions tab is only available for certain programs. Here, you can answer questions specific to each program. Questions may be multiple choice or open-ended text boxes. Some programs require an additional essay. Contact each program directly if you have questions.
Select your answers for each question and then click Save. If copying a response into a text box, check for possible formatting changes. We suggest using simple formatting, as tabs, italics, multiple spaces, etc., will not be saved. To delineate paragraphs, type a double return between each paragraph.
The Documents tab is only available for certain programs. If applicable, you can upload documents that will only be visible to that particular program. Documents that do not have a red asterisk are optional and do not need to be uploaded for you to submit your application.
Contact the program directly if you have any questions about their specific requirements.
If your program provides a PDF form to fill out and upload in this section, you must save and upload it as an image. Depending on your computer's operating system, there may be multiple ways to do this; a Google search can point you in the right direction.
Once your application is submitted, you cannot re-upload, update, or edit the documents in any way; however, you can upload new documents.
Some programs may request or require that you complete a Kira Talent assessment, which is separate from your BU College of Communication application. Kira Talent is a cloud-based, online video screening platform where your programs create virtual interview questions. Contact each program directly if you have questions.
To submit a Kira assessment:
- Click Open Kira Assessment.
- You will then be redirected to Kira Talent, where you can register and complete your assessment.
Once you complete the Kira assessment, return to your BU College of Communication application to verify that the section is marked complete. It can take up to one hour to update, and you may need to refresh the page.
Note: if your program's Kira assessment is optional, you can choose not to submit one by clicking I Do Not Want To Complete This Assessment.
Some programs may request or require that you complete a SlideRoom application, which is separate from your BU College of Communication application. In SlideRoom, you can create and submit a custom portfolio for each program. The SlideRoom tab is only available for certain programs. Contact each program directly if you have questions.
To submit a SlideRoom application:
- Click Click here to start your SlideRoom portfolio.
- You will then be redirected to SlideRoom, where you can log in with an existing account or create a new account. Note that the email address for your SlideRoom application must match the email address used for your BU College of Communication application. If necessary, you may need to create a new SlideRoom application with your BU College of Communication application email address.
Once you complete the SlideRoom application, return to your BU College of Communication application to verify that the section is marked complete. If it's not, click Update.
Note: if your program's SlideRoom application is optional, you can choose not to submit one by clicking Opt out of SlideRoom portfolio.