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BU School of Social Work Application Dates and Fees

Application Dates

Each BU School of Social Work program has its own submission deadline. You can view a program's deadline by logging in to your application and navigating to:

  1. The Add Program tab. 
    • Review the information under the Deadline column. 
  2. The Program Materials section. 
    • Your selected programs appear here; click each program's name to view the associated details, including the deadline.

Additionally, you can visit our website to review all BU School of Social Work application deadlines.


BU School of Social Work charges a processing fee (i.e., application fee) of $95 for each program you apply to.

Fee Waivers

Fee waivers are limited and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Determine when to apply for your waiver.

Fee waivers are valid for 365 days (including holidays and weekends) from the time you are approved, but cannot be used after an application's deadline. Be ready to submit your application (or close to ready) if you are approved. 

Complete and submit your fee assistance application.

Click here to review the fee waiver application requirements, deadlines, and process.

Await notification.

Once you submit your fee waiver request, it can take several business days to process. The status of your request will be sent to both your email address and your application inbox. 

Important Note: do not submit your application until you receive your approval notification. Submitting your application prior to notification will result in your fee waiver being nullified. 

Submit your application.

Once you are approved for a fee waiver, you'll receive a coupon code and instructions for entering this code when submitting your application. Since you may only apply to one BU School of Social Work program at a time, your total payment will be $0 after entering your coupon code. If you do not submit your application before the stated deadline:

  • Your fee waiver will be nullified.
  • The funds will be allocated to another qualifying applicant.
  • You may not reapply for another fee waiver.

All fees are automatically deducted from the total fees shown on the Submit Application tab and you have 365 days (including weekends and holidays) to submit your application. If you do not submit your application within this timeframe.

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