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Admissions Application Form
Name
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Program of Study

Application Information
Program Information
Students applying to an  onsite program  must complete the creative exercise and send it to the Admissions Office.  This can be accessed via the following link:  Creative Exercise
MDS Sustainable Design

Letters of Recommendation

Two letters of recommendation attesting to your academic and professional abilities, along with your ability to engage in self-directed studies, prioritize tasks and assignments, and meet deadlines.  Letters of Recommendation must be either sent directly from the source to the BAC, or submitted in an envelope sealed with a signature.  Recommendations can be emailed directly from the recommender to admissions upon request.

**Disclaimer:  The following documents can be sent in later if you need additional time to complete.  Please fill out as much of the application as possible and click "Submit" at the end.  Your Admissions Counselor will follow up with you later or you can send the additional documents to admissions@the-bac.edu. **

Essay Question

Please submit an essay of approximately 500-750 words, 12pt font, Times New Roman, with 1 inch margins addressing the following:

MDS Sustainable Design

What do you hope to gain from your masters studies in Sustainable Design at the BAC? Describe why you are interested in sustainable design and how a master's degree might foster your aspirations.  Include a critical assessment of your present knowledge base and skill set, and how you think the BAC can help develop them further.  Do you have a particular insight or approach that you will bring to your masters studies?  How do you feel your undergraduate studies and work experience influenced your goals for graduate studies?  Please provide specific detail.

International Applicants

Applicants who have a first language other than English must demonstrate a level of English proficiency necessary to complete studies at the master's level. International applicants may submit documentation of an undergraduate degree completion where English was the medium of instruction, or a TOEFL score report with a minimum score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 79 (internet-based). A foreign credential evaluation is required of all international transcripts. We recommend WES or ECE for credential evaluations. International students enrolling in the MDS program must apply for an F-l student visa for every required intensive. The F-l student visa only permits stay in the U.S. for each residency; therefore students will be required to leave the U.S. at the conclusion of each intensive.

Course Descriptions

Please include a synopsis of your course descriptions relevant to your desired program of masters studies at the BAC.  Create this as a separate document and upload here:

Resume

Please submit your most recent resume emphasizing prior education, work experience, and professional contributions:

MDS Historic Preservation

Letters of Recommendation

Two letters of recommendation attesting to your academic and professional abilities, along with your ability to engage in self-directed studies, prioritize tasks and assignments, and meet deadlines.  Letters of Recommendation must be either sent directly from the source to the BAC, or submitted in an envelope sealed with a signature.  Recommendations can be emailed directly from the recommender to admissions upon request.

**Disclaimer:  The following documents can be sent in later if you need additional time to complete.  Please fill out as much of the application as possible and click "Submit" at the end.  Your Admissions Counselor will follow up with you later or you can send the additional documents to admissions@the-bac.edu.**

Essay Question

Please submit an essay of approximately 500-750 words, 12pt font, Times New Roman, with 1 inch margins addressing the following:

MDS Historic Preservation

Describe why you are interested in studying Historic Preservation at the graduate level at the BAC and how earning a master's degree in this field may support your career goals.  Include a critical assessment of your present knowledge base and skill set, and how you think the BAC can help you develop them further.  Do you have a particular insight or approach that you will bring to your masters studies?  How do you feel your undergraduate studies and work experience influenced your goals for graduate studies?  Please provide specific detail.  

International Applicants

Applicants who have a first language other than English must demonstrate a level of English proficiency necessary to complete studies at the master's level. International applicants may submit documentation of an undergraduate degree completion where English was the medium of instruction, or a TOEFL score report with a minimum score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 79 (internet-based). A foreign credential evaluation is required of all international transcripts. We recommend WES or ECE for credential evaluations. International students enrolling in the MDS program must apply for an F-l student visa for every required intensive. The F-l student visa only permits stay in the U.S. for each residency; therefore students will be required to leave the U.S. at the conclusion of each intensive.

Resume

Please submit your most recent resume emphasizing prior education, work experience, and professional contributions:Click here to enter text

MDS Design For Human Health

Letters of Recommendation

Two letters of recommendation attesting to your academic and professional abilities, along with your ability to engage in self-directed studies, prioritize tasks and assignments, and meet deadlines.  Letters of Recommendation must be either sent directly from the source to the BAC, or submitted in an envelope sealed with a signature.  Recommendations can be emailed directly from the recommender to admissions upon request.

Essay Question

Please submit an essay of approximately 500-750 words, 12pt font, Times New Roman, with 1 inch margins addressing the following:

MDS Design For Human Health

Reflect upon your past educational and professional experience and describe what you hope to gain from the Masters of Design Studies in Design for Human Health.  Please include any particular insights, skills, or approaches that you will bring to your masters studies.  Describe why you are interested in design for human health and how a master's degree might foster your future aspirations.  Please provide specific details. 

International Applicants

Applicants who have a first language other than English must demonstrate a level of English proficiency necessary to complete studies at the master's level. International applicants may submit documentation of an undergraduate degree completion where English was the medium of instruction, or a TOEFL score report with a minimum score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 79 (internet-based). A foreign credential evaluation is required of all international transcripts. We recommend WES or ECE for credential evaluations. International students enrolling in the MDS program must apply for an F-l student visa for every required intensive. The F-l student visa only permits stay in the U.S. for each residency; therefore students will be required to leave the U.S. at the conclusion of each intensive.

Course Descriptions

Please include a synopsis of your course descriptions relevant to your desired program of masters studies at the BAC.  Create this as a separate document and upload here:Click here to enter text

Resume

Please submit your most recent resume emphasizing prior education, work experience, and professional contributions:Click here to enter text

Distance Master of Architecture (Supplemental Questions)

Letters of Recommendation

A minimum of two letters of recommendation is required. The reference must be from professional and/or academic relationship. Letter of Recommendations from friends or family members will not be considered. Letters of Recommendation must be either sent directly from the source to the BAC, or submitted in an envelope sealed with a signature.  Recommendations can be emailed directly from the recommender to admissions upon request.

**Disclaimer:  The following documents can be sent in later if you need additional time to complete.  Please fill out as much of the application as possible and click "Submit" at the end.  Your Admissions Counselor will follow up with you later or you can send the additional documents to admissions@the-bac.edu. **

Essay Questions (Please choose 1 to reflect upon)

Option 1:

 

The BAC provides a unique learning environment. Most schools take a conventional linear approach to education: the student studies theory and design in a classroom, gets his or her degree, and only then gets a chance to apply this in actual practice. At the BAC, however, classroom and practice are concurrent. What is learned in the classroom one day may be applied in the office the next. Work is not only part of school; work is school, just as much as the classroom or studio. There is a constant knowledge transfer. Examine your own life and describe a time when you found yourself either applying real-world knowledge in a classroom setting or applying classroom learning out in the "real world." Provide a detailed description of this situation and identify your objectives. Then detail the nature of the knowledge transfer and the degree to which it was successful. Finally, be sure to provide some thoughtful reflection on the situation and a critical analysis of why this transfer was or was not successful.

 

Option 2:


Provide a critical assessment of your present knowledge base and skill set, and how you think the BAC can help you develop them further. More specifically, do you have a particular insight or approach that you are bringing to the design disciplines? How do you feel your undergraduate studies may influence your graduate studies? Please provide specific detail. Allow for ample reflection and critical analysis.

International Applicants


International students accepted and enrolling in the Distance Master of Architecture must apply for an F-1 student visa for every required intensive. The F-1 student visa only allows stay in the U.S. for each residency. Students must leave the U.S. at the conclusion of each intensive completing online coursework from home. Applicants who have a first language other than English must demonstrate a level of English proficiency necessary to complete studies at the master's level. Applicants must submit documentation of completing an undergraduate degree where English was the medium of instruction, or a TOEFL or IELTS score report with a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 79 (internet-based) and IELTS minimum band score of 6.5. If you completed your undergraduate degree outside the U.S. we require official documentation showing you have the equivalency of a U.S. undergraduate degree, preferable in architecture or a related field. We recommend WES or ECE for a course-by-course foreign credential evaluation.

Prerequisites

 

The following academic prerequisites must be met prior to admission. Applicants are encouraged to show examples of the Design Studio and Visual Studies prerequisites in their portfolio. Please note: completion of these prerequisites is the minimum standard and does not, in itself, guarantee admission in the Distance Master of Architecture program.

 

Academic Component

 

Applicants must hold a bachelors degree, and demonstrate the following competencies:

Design Studio

Two to three years of architectural design studio courses.

General Education

Math (minimum level: Algebra and Trigonometry) Physics (Mechanics and Heat)

English Composition

History and Theory

Architectural History from Ancient to Modern (6 credit minimum)

Additional Architectural History and Theory Courses (6 credit minimum)

Technology and Management

Architectural Materials and Methods (3 credit minimum)

Architectural Structures (6 credit minimum)

HVAC (3 credit minimum)

Visual Studies Freehand Drawing Orthogonal/Technical Drawing CAD 2D

CAD 3D

Advanced Design Media

 

Course Descriptions

In addition to transcripts from the appropriate institution, applicants must provide course descriptions for the academic component prerequisites listed above to demonstrate competency. Copies of catalog course descriptions from the year in which you took each class listed. If, for instance, you took a class in 1999, we need the description from '99 and not from '96. Most college registrars' offices or libraries furnish these upon your request.Click here to enter text

Transcript Information

Transcripts must be official and either sent directly from the source to the BAC, or submitted in an envelope sealed with a signature.  


Mailing Address:


BAC Admissions

320 Newbury St.

Boston, MA 02115



Any questions regarding transcript material may be directed to admissions at the BAC.



Additional Information

Financial Aid

If yes, please complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which you may obtain by going to:  www.fafsa.ed.gov

Transfer Credit
Portfolio
Misc. Information
Felony

Felony convictions will not necessarily preclude you from admission to the Boston Architectural College.

Prior Experience (Distance Master of Architecture)

Please list previous employment in the profession, starting with the most recent. (Please provide Practice Documentation for all architecture related employment):Click here to enter text

Please provide answers to the following questions, explaining your work-learning experience in terms of your professional growth and upload your answers in a single document below:

 

What was learned during the period for which you are seeking credit?

How was the learning achieved (i.e. drawing, meetings, research, etc.)?

What resources were used in this study (i.e., graphic studies, reference materials, peer input, etc.)?

What evidence of learning (documentation) was produced? Please include copies of this in your portfolio.

Practice Assessment

Practice Component

 

The following practice prerequisites must be met prior to admission.  A minimum of one year of qualifying design employment totaling 2000 hours, demonstrating prior success and potential for advancement within the architecture profession.  Please note: completion of these prerequisites is the minimum standard and does not, in itself, guarantee admission in the Distance Master of Architecture program.

Indicate the number of hours you spent working in each area. Total the number in each area and place the sum next to the category.  Please create a separate document for the number of hours and upload.  However, If you need more time, please submit your application without completing this section so an Admissions Counselor can follow up with you later or feel free to send it separately to admissions@the-bac.edu. 

Example:

Construction Documents                                                                         400 Hours

Specifications & Materials Research                                                         300 Hours

Document Checking & Coordination                                                        700 Hours

TOTAL DESIGN IMPLEMENTATION                                       1400 Hours

Practice Area                                                                                                   Hours


Programming                                                                                                  Hours

Site & Environmental Analysis                                                                        Hours

Schematic Design                                                                                           Hours

Engineering Systems Coordination                                                                 Hours

Building Cost Analysis                                                                                    Hours

Code Research                                                                                                Hours

Design Development                                                                                      Hours

A-1 TOTAL DESIGN                                                                   Hours

 

Construction Documents                                                                               Hours

Specifications & Materials Research                                                               Hours

Document Checking & Coordination                                                              Hours

A-2 TOTAL DESIGN IMPLEMENTATION                                         Hours

 

Construction phase (office)                                                                            Hours

Construction phase (site)                                                                               Hours

B TOTAL CONSTRUCTION                                                           Hours

 

Bidding & Contract Negotiation                                                                      Hours

Project Management                                                                                       Hours

Office Procedures                                                                                           Hours

C TOTAL ADMINISTRATION                                                        Hours

 

Professional Service                                                                                       Hours

Community Service                                                                                        Hours

D TOTAL RELATED                                                                    Hours


TOTAL PRIOR PRACTICE                                                            HOURS

As an applicant to the Distance of Master Architecture, you must have your employer attach a personal statement and verify the Practice Component of your application as indicated below.  Please work with your Admissions Counselor to send this information:

 

To the Employer:


Please attach a statement in which you, as a mentor, comment on the applicant’s growth, skills, strengths, and needs:

 

As the immediate supervisor of this applicant, I certify that the number of hours recorded represents, to the best of my knowledge, time spent in execution of the work in each area.


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Signature

Acknowledgement

I certify that the information provided on this application is accurate to the best of my knowledge. I understand that any misrepresentation may be cause for denial of my application for admission or dismissal from the Boston Architectural College.

The Boston Architectural College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national or ethnic origin, religion, creed, sex, affectional/sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability in any of its policies, procedures, or practices. This non-discrimination policy covers admission, scholarship, and loan programs, employment, membership, and access to its educational and other school-administered programs and activities. The Boston Architectural College is a professional school which subscribes to codes of conduct prescribed by all of the accrediting, licensing and professional membership bodies that govern the disciplines we teach.