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International Student FAQs

International Students

International Admissions

Monica Dugo

International Student Enrollment Counselor
monica.dugo@the-bac.edu
+1.617.585.0278

vanessa bush

Assistant Director of Admissions
vanessa.bush@the-bac.edu
+1.617.585.7377

 

Who is eligible to study at the BAC?

Undergraduate Admissions

  • International students who hold a US high school diploma or the equivalency of a US high school diploma (completion of secondary education)
  • International students who are currently studying at a community college or another college or university in the United States and wish to transfer to the BAC

Graduate Admissions

  • International students who hold a US undergraduate degree or the equivalency of a four-year undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university
  • International students who hold a US graduate degree or the equivalency of a US master's degree
  • International students who are currently studying at another college or university in the United States and who wish to transfer to the BAC

How much does it cost to study at the BAC?

Please see Tuition and Fees for a complete list of costs by program. 

Is financial aid available to international students?

The BAC does not offer federal financial aid to international students. International students are encouraged to find aid from outside organizations.

Can international students work?

On an F-1 student visa, students are permitted to work until they have completed the BAC's 50-credit (B.Arch, BDS-M.Arch, M.Arch), 36-credit (BID), 30-credit (MID), 21-credit (BLA), or 9-credit (MLA) requirement under the Practical Curricular Training stipulation of the U.S. government. Work can be paid or unpaid and must meet the practice component requirements of the BAC's educational programs.

Where will I live?

The BAC sends a Housing Guide to all accepted students. The guide includes information about apartments, Boston neighborhoods, realtors and other moving-related issues, as well as an online roommate network of local Boston students. Students must find their own living accommodations. They often choose a location near their place of employment.

What is the minimum English proficiency score requirement?

The BAC accepts students with a TOEFL score of 79, IELTS minimum band score of 6.5, PTE score of 53, or a Cambridge English Scale score of 176-184. The BAC recommends that all students with borderline scores speak with the International Student Advisor regarding English proficiency requirements in the degree programs...more.

Is there an organization at the college that supports international student life in Boston?

Yes! The Multicultural Student Organization meets regularly for workshops and social events to support the international students at the BAC. BAC also has a student chapter of NOMAS (National Organization of Minority Architects) and other student organizations that promote diversity.

Will my visa allow me to do work in a profession while attending class?

Students on an F-1 visa are eligible for to work under authorized curricular practical training (CPT). Please speak with the BAC International Student Advisor for more details. Students enrolled in the MDS program are not eligible to work in the US.

Who should I contact with more questions?

Please contact the International Student Advisor, Juan Venegas, with questions.