- Who is eligible to study at the BAC?
- How much does it cost to study at the BAC?
- Is financial aid available to international students?
- Can international students work?
- Where will I live?
- What is the minimum TOEFL and IELTS score requirement?
- Is there an organization at the college that supports international student life in Boston?
- Will my visa allow me to do work in a profession while attending class?
- Who should I contact with more questions?
- General Admissions FAQs
- 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
- 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
Please see Tuition and Fees for a complete list of costs by program.
The BAC does not offer federal financial aid to international students. International students are encouraged to find aid from outside organizations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Please contact the International Student Advisor, Juan Venegas, with questions.