Questions About Applying to BDEA
How do I know if I am eligible to apply to BDEA?
The eligibility requirements for enrollment at BDEA are: You must between the age of 16 and 22 years old by the time of enrollment, and you must be registered as a student in the Boston Public Schools. For more information on registering at BPS, please visit this BPS Website.
When can I apply to BDEA?
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the school year and summer. Students are enrolled at the beginning of each trimester during the academic year: September, December, and April. Applications submitted between April and August will be considered for September enrollment. Applications submitted between September and March will be considered for enrollment the following trimester.
How do I start the application process?
You can start by visiting our Admissions page and filling out our online application, or downloading the pdf version (Cape Verdean Creole, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Chinese, Spanish, or English). You may also stop by the school and pick up an application.
Do I need to submit anything besides the application form?
Yes, you will need to submit your transcripts, and any applicable educational documents, such as IEPs, from any previous schools that you have attended, as well as immunization records. If you are filling out the online application, you must agree to mail these records before your application is considered complete. If we don’t have all of these forms, your application cannot be considered.
What can I expect after submitting my application?
After you submit your application, please allow 2-4 weeks for processing. Our admissions manager will contact you to schedule an intake meeting. The intake process allows us to get to know you better, and to answer questions you may have about the school. After your first intake meeting, the admissions manager may ask to schedule a second meeting with you and your parent or guardian. Students are not enrolled into BDEA until they’ve completed a mandatory four-day orientation session. Once the orientation is completed, you will then be enrolled as a BDEA student.
What is the next step after my interview?
After your first interview, the admissions manager may ask to schedule a second interview with you and your parent or guardian. After the interview process is complete, you will be notified via mail regarding the status of your application. Students are not enrolled into BDEA until they’ve completed a MANDATORY FOUR DAY ORIENTATION SESSION. Once the orientation is completed, you will then be enrolled as a BDEA student.