Updated on May 22, 2017
A friend recently applied for a Bank of America Bass Pro Shops Outdoor Rewards MasterCard credit card and didn’t get approved instantly. She asked what she should do. I suggested she check the Bank of America Credit Card application status online where she quickly found out she was approved!
UPDATED: I updated the screen shots as they have changed a bit since I originally posted this.
HOW TO CHECK YOUR APPLICATION STATUS
- Check online using the Bank of America Credit Card Application Status Center (fastest)
- Personal Cards: Call 800-545-7899 (Press 3) or 866-224-8555
- Business Cards: Call 866-695-6598 (credit dept, open M-F 8-7pm EST)
- More questions: Tweet @BofA_Help
CHECK APP STATUS ONLINE
The fastest way to check your status is online:
Here's what the page looks like and will ask you for. You'll just need to enter your:
- Last name
- Date of Birth
- Last 4 digits of your Social Security number
- Zip code
- After you enter your information, you will see results similar to this (hopefully you are approved!)
- This person applied for 2 Alaska Airline cards at the same time
CALLING BANK OF AMERICA – SPEAK WITH AN AGENT
If the Bank of America Credit Card Application Status Center does not show “Congratulations, your credit card application has been approved!”, call the phone numbers listed above to speak with a credit analyst. Credit analysts have the power approve you over the phone – so be nice! And be prepared to answer some questions.
LIST OF ALL BANK OF AMERICA CREDIT CARDS
While Bank of America doesn't issue a many of the credit cards I typically write about, they do offer many niche cards. The main one that offers valuable award miles is the Alaska Airlines card. Below is a list of all their cards. What's your favorite?
Travel & Airline Rewards Cards
- BankAmericard Travel Rewards
- Alaska Airlines
- Royal Caribbean
- Virgin Atlantic
- Asiana Airlines
- Spirit Airlines
- Norwegian Cruise Line
- Celebrity Cruises
Points Rewards Cards
- Bass Pro Shops Outdoor Rewards
- AAA Member Rewards
Cash Rewards Cards
- BankAmericard Cash Rewards
- Susan G. Komen
- World Wildlife Fund
- U.S. Pride
Lower Interest Rate Cards
- BankAmericard Better Balance Rewards
Build or Rebuild Credit Cards
- BankAmericard Secured
- BankAmericard Cash Rewards for Students
- BankAmericard Travel Rewards for Students
- BankAmericard for Students
I actually did this exact same thing (apply for two BoA Alaska personal cards on the same day this week) even though I have two open already. I came across the site above through google and while I was approved for the first one, the other was pending. Unfortunately the reps consistently stated they do not make decisions and that is another department internally that cannot be contacted. I attempted to speak to 6 different individuals and kept getting the same message.
Seeing this post prompted me to check the site again to find I was indeed approved for the other card, just an FYI to others though.
Nice! Glad you got approved!
Thanks for this helpful post. @Derek – Thanks for the data point!
I applied for three AS cards last weekend. This is my first time applying for the AS card. Two personal – one approved, one still pending. One biz – approved. Hopefully, all three cards only cost 1 hard pull.
Looking at Derek’s comment, it looks like you don’t need to close existing AS cards before applying for new ones. Right? (Holding 2 and still got another 2 approved. Wow!)
I also wonder if there is a ‘max’ number of active AS cards before BoA says “you have too many AS open already so we cannot give you new ones”? Maybe 4 is the ideal number.
Applied for five mlb cards with different logos. Got approved for all 5. Will let everyone know bonus results
I am an international student who do not have a SSN.
How can I check my credit card application status?
Hello, How an international student who do not have a SSN can check his credit card application status?
How can I find out if my card has been shipped as I would like to do a balance transfer,
Will the BOA online application status tool work for business card applications?
No it dones’t
How to find out the limit instead just a word approved ????
I submitted an application on December 4th…..no updates as of yet from the application status center. I have not been able to contact a BOA agent. Any suggestions?
Yes, call them.
Trying to check application status. Tried to put in birthday but only a calendar would show up birthday is 1946 how do I do this??Can’t find a quicker way than keep going through months & years. This is frustrating!!!
I don’t see a pop up calendar. On my end, I just type in the date. Not sure what the problem is?
I know this is many years out but I applied and was pended via Norwegian Cruise Line. The application checker says no application found please try again later.
Shouldn’t I see a pending status?
I have applied twice for an airline credit card and both times the application status can not be found in your system. Despite several attempts to reach anyone it is impossible to get any answers regarding this problem. Could you please let me know how to get this problem resolved so I can receive my points for a future flight,