As you progress through the application process, you'll receive important notifications and critical alerts. Applicants are responsible for monitoring these notifications and following up on any required actions. To view your notifications, click View My Notifications on the left side of the application dashboard.
Applicants are responsible for monitoring the status of an application. Notifications are not sent for any missing items. To help you keep track of your application and all materials, click Check Status at the top of the application dashboard.
Keep in mind that it takes five business days from the date of receipt to post official test scores to your application. Recommendations are immediately updated once received from your recommender.
Your application status may be:
Your application has not yet been submitted or you haven’t paid the application fee.
Your application has been submitted, but you are missing required documents.
This is your application's final status. Note that electronic recommendations are immediately updated in the application once received from your recommender. Materials that are sent directly to the BU Graduate School of Arts and Sciences office may not be reflected in the application dashboard. If you have any questions about the status of your application or materials, contact a BU Graduate School of Arts and Sciences admissions officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you submit recommendation requests, your recommendation's status may be:
This status indicates that the request was sent to the recommender, but they have not accepted or declined it. They must accept your request before they can submit their recommendation.
This status indicates that the recommender accepted your request but has not yet submitted their recommendation.
This status indicates that the recommender completed and submitted their recommendation and it was sent to your program(s).
This status indicates that the recommender declined your recommendation request. You can click Update Recommenders to add a new recommendation request.
This status only appears once the cycle closes. Recommendations can no longer be submitted. Review the BU Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Cycle Dates page to learn the final dates when you can request recommendations and your recommenders can complete recommendation requests.
Test Score Status
If you submit official test scores to BU Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, your official test score's status is listed as Accepted with the date BU Graduate School of Arts and Sciences received it.