International Applicants

While Boston University Academy is able to accept applications from families living outside of the United States, it is important to clarify that we are not a boarding school. International students applying for grades 9, 10 and 11 must meet the following criteria:

  • Admissible candidate based on academic merit and character.
  • Evidence of English proficiency: BUA requires a minimum total score of 100 on the TOEFL; test results should be submitted prior to scheduling an interview and an official score report needs to be received by January 31.
  • Written explanation of the student’s anticipated living arrangements: unless there is an extenuating circumstance, at least one parent must be planning to move to the Boston area with the student; as a reminder, we are not a boarding school nor do we provide or coordinate homestays.

Students will be asked to sit for a timed-writing assessment on the day of their campus visit/interview.

Answers to the most frequently-asked questions surrounding international applicants are here. Please read through this section before calling the Admission Office as we will most likely direct you back to this page.