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International Student Admissions

The Office of International Student Affairs at The Boston Conservatory offers many resources to support international students and enrich their Conservatory experience.

International students applying to The Boston Conservatory must meet the admission requirements for their degree program and additional English Language Requirements. Students must also adhere to requirements that are part of our ESL Policy.

Checklist for International Applicants

1) Evaluated transcript - due January 15

All international transcripts, diplomas, and certificates MUST be evaluated by a transcript evaluation service. An English translation of these documents will NOT fulfill this requirement. All evaluated documents must be sent to the Admissions Office by January 15. The following credential evaluation organizations are recommended.

      • World Education Services (WES): www.wes.org
      • Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE): www.ece.org
      • International Educational Research Foundation (IERF): www.ierf.org
        Identify yourself as a Boston Conservatory applicant, account #957

When requesting an evaluation, we require a "detailed" or "course by course" report that includes individual course grades, a grade point average, and the U.S. degree equivalency.

2) English Proficiency Exam - due January 15

All non-native English speakers must submit an official score report from the TOEFL or IELTS exam. Score results must be received by the Admissions Office by January 15. The Boston Conservatory’s score code for the TOEFL exam is 3084. If you have attended an English-speaking secondary institution for at least two years, you may submit the SAT or ACT in lieu of the TOEFL or IELTS exam. Either way, we require a standardized test score from all undergraduate applicants received by the deadline.

The Boston Conservatory reserves the right to rescind admission to any applicant whose application documentation we deem incomplete or insufficient.


 

If an international student is accepted and chooses to enroll, then they must submit the following documents:

  • Financial Documents: Original, official bank documents showing availability of funds for the first academic year.
  • Sponsor Letter(s): If the bank account listed is not in the student’s name, the sponsor must submit a letter of support.
  • Passport: Photocopy of personal data pages in passport.
  • U.S. Visa Documents: Photocopy of all previous U.S. visa documents, including I-20s.
  • Final, evaluated transcript that shows proof of graduation / graduation date, and detailed course-by-course grades.

Please visit the International Students section of the web site for more information related to international student requirements for admissions.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Admissions.

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