Admission Requirements

What do you need to qualify as an applicant?

We welcome applications throughout the year. Admission to the College’s degree programs is highly competitive, and each candidate is assessed by the admissions committee based on a range of criteria, including resume, professional experience, academic transcripts, letters of recommendation and/or references, and a personal statement. Admission decisions are made after a full evaluation of each candidate’s application materials.

The requirements for a complete application are:

  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university
  • Application for Graduate Admission
  • Nonrefundable $85 application fee
  • Professional portfolio, including:
    • Current resume
    • Statement of purpose (short essay discussing your motivation for study)
    • Three letters of recommendation

Standardized Tests

Please note while standardized test scores are not required for admission to programs at Metropolitan College, candidates can strengthen their applications by submitting results of the GRE or GMAT.

  • GRE scores are accepted by all Metropolitan College graduate programs. Use institutional code 3087.
  • GMAT scores are accepted by Computer Science, Administrative Sciences, and Arts Administration programs at Metropolitan College. Select Boston University, then the program to which you are applying.

For International Applicants

We value the diversity of perspectives and experience that international students bring to our programs, helping to prepare all students for our increasingly global IT arena. Scores from Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) are required for international applicants who do not have English as a native language and who did not graduate from an institution where English is the language of instruction.

Minimum exam scores accepted are:

  • IELTS:6.5
  • Internet Based TOEFL (iBT):
    • Listening:18 (max of 30)
    • Reading:21 (max of 30)
    • Speaking:23 (max of 30)
    • Writing:22 (max of 30)

More information about these tests can be found at

If you are submitting a transcript from an international university that is not known to our Admissions Committee, we may request that you obtain an evaluation of the transcript by a professional credential evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services. Please contact your Enrollment Advisor to determine if a transcript evaluation is required.

*For the Master of Science in Insurance Management, an official CPCU® transcript is required, in addition to all five components listed above.

As a working professional, your real-world knowledge may make you eligible for course waivers. Contact an Enrollment Advisor to find out.

If you need additional information, please complete this form and an Enrollment Advisor will contact you today. Or check out our frequently asked questions.

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