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Check Your Application Notifications and Status


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.

Application Statuses

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. References are immediately updated once received from your reference.

Your application status may be:

In Progress

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 references are immediately updated in the application once received from your reference. Materials that are sent directly to the BU School of Theology 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 School of Theology admissions officer at

Reference Statuses

If you submit reference requests, your reference's status may be:


This status indicates that the request was sent to the reference, but they have not accepted or declined it. They must accept your request before they can submit their reference.


This status indicates that the reference accepted your request but has not yet submitted their reference.


This status indicates that the reference completed and submitted their reference and it was sent to your program(s).


This status indicates that the reference declined your reference request. You can click Update References to add a new reference request.


This status only appears once the cycle closes. References can no longer be submitted. Review BU School of Theology Cycle Dates to learn the final dates when you can request references and your references can complete reference requests.

Test Score Status

If you submit official test scores to BU School of Theology, your official test score's status is listed as Accepted with the date BU School of Theology received it.

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