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Self-Reported Test Scores

You can self-report your Standardized Test scores or report tests you plan to take in the Standardized Tests section. Some of the programs you apply to may require you to report certain test scores; be sure to check with your programs to ensure you are completing all requirements.

Note that self-reporting your scores is not the same as providing official scores to your programs. If your programs require official test scores, see Sending Official Test Scores for more information. 

Add a Test Score

  1. Navigate to the Standardized Tests section. 
  2. Find the test you took in the list and click Add Test Score. In some cases, you may only be able to enter scores for certain tests. 
  3. Select Yes under Have you taken the test
  4. Enter the date you took the test.
  5. Enter all applicable scores. 
  6. Click Save This Test

After submitting your application, you can continue to add new test entries to this section, but you cannot update or delete previous entries. 

Add a Planned Test

  1. Navigate to the Standardized Tests section. 
  2. Find the test you took in the list and click Add Test Score. In some cases, you may only be able to enter scores for certain tests. 
  3. Select No under Have you taken the test
  4. Enter the date you plan to take the test.
  5. Click Save This Test

Submitting Your Official TOEFL Scores

Go to http://www.ets.org/toefl and request your scores be sent to BU School of Social Work using code #3087. It takes approximately 10-12 business days from the date you make the request to post to your application. 

Make sure that the name and date of birth on your application match that on your TOEFL exam; otherwise, your scores will not automatically post to your account. If you believe there may be a discrepancy, wait until ETS processes the scores, then contact application support so they can manually connect the scores to your application. 

Note that your application will not be delayed if you haven't yet taken the TOEFL. Your programs can view your scores once they are received. Note, however, that some programs may require scores be posted by a specific date; check with your programs to ensure you meet all deadline requirements. 

Submitting Your Official IELTS Scores

Official IELTS scores must be provided to BU School of Social Work directly from IELTS in paper format. You must contact IELTS to have your scores released to BU School of Social Work. When you sit for your test, add BU School of Social Work as one of the institutions you would like your score report released to. Use the following address:

BU School of Social Work Test Scores
PO Box 9202
Watertown, MA 02471

Submitting Your Official GRE Scores

Official GRE Scores are submitted electronically to BU School of Social Work directly from ETS using the GRE code #3087 (no department or major field code is required).  

Official GRE scores from ETS can be received at any point during the application cycle, even after your application is submitted. Note, however, that some programs may require scores be posted by a specific date; check with your programs to ensure you meet all deadline requirements. 

To request your Official GRE scores:

  1. Provide code #3087 to ETS and request that your scores be released. Check with ETS about their turnaround and processing times (which generally take 10-12 business days). 
  2. After ETS processing, scores are sent to BU School of Social Work in batches and then posted to applications every 2-3 days. Only scores that you requested using code #3087 will post to your application. You can view scores attached to your application in the Standardized Tests section of the Check Status tab.
  3. Once your Official GRE scores are attached to your application, they cannot be removed. 

It's your responsibility to follow up on any missing GRE scores in a timely manner. If your scores are not posted within ETS's processing period, contact ETS and ask which Batch # your scores were sent in. Then, contact application support to provide them with this Batch #. We will use this information to determine if we have received the batch, and to locate your scores, if possible. If your scores aren't found, we'll contact ETS to troubleshoot.

Note: If your name or date of birth appears differently on your GRE than it does on your application, your scores will not automatically post to your account. This often happens with applicants with hyphens, apostrophes, etc., in their names. Wait until ETS processes the scores, then contact application support so we can manually connect the scores to your application. 

Submitting Your Official GMAT Scores

Official GMAT scores must be sent to BU School of Social Work directly from GMAC. When requesting your scores, search for Boston University, then select the appropriate program from the menu. You can request that this be done before taking the test, or you can request additional score reports after you have taken the test. For additional information, visit the GMAT website.

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