Welcome to UMass Dartmouth

Accepted Brochure



Congratulations on your acceptance!
We look forward to welcoming you to the UMass Dartmouth campus in the spring of 2016.




Become a Corsair

UMass Dartmouth is a close-knit community of individuals, each with a unique story about living and learning here.

Have you visited yet?

  • If you haven’t already visited, we have weekday and select Saturday visit programs throughout the fall.
 Your steps to enrolling

Accept your offer of admission

When you complete your Enrollment Reservation Form and send in your $200 enrollment deposit, this amount is deducted from your spring semester bill.

Deposits are non-refundable after January 1.

Options for making your deposit

Undergraduate Admissions Office
285 Old Westport Road
Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300

Next step, housing

If you choose to live on campus, please include your $200 housing deposit with your enrollment deposit (for a total $400). Housing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. The earlier you return your deposit, the sooner we can reserve your space.

Housing deposits are non-refundable after January 1.

Once you’ve made your housing deposit, notify Housing & Residential Education: housing@umassd.edu. They will email instructions for completing and signing your housing contract. You'll need your UMassD Logon to complete the contract.

Apply for financial aid

We encourage you to complete the 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov in order to be considered for financial aid. List UMass Dartmouth's school code 002210 on your FAFSA (or update to add it), so we can receive your information.

John and Abigail Adams Scholarship recipients: Please send a copy of your scholarship award letter to:

Financial Aid Office
UMass Dartmouth
285 Old Westport Road
Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300

We must confirm your eligibility with your prior school before we can award the scholarship.

MassTransfer students: If you are eligible for the MassTransfer tuition waiver, it will be applied to your bill once final transcripts and date of graduation have been reviewed, and after spring semester add/drop period ends. 

Activate your UMassD account

After you have paid your enrollment deposit, you will receive an email inviting you to activate your UMassD student account. The subject line will be "UMassD Logon Account Activation." The UMassD Logon is your username and password for email, our "myUMassD" portal, and our "COIN" student information system. It is different from the ID and password you’ve used as an applicant to check application and financial aid status.

Activate your UMassD Logon

Schedule placement testing

State law requires a placement test in math and, if your academic program requires it, a placement test in a foreign language. These tests enable us to place you into the appropriate courses, and have no impact on your admission to the university.

You can can schedule your placement testing 5 days after your enrollment deposit has been received.

Testing will be conducted at your January orientation and lasts approximately an hour. Exemption from the tests only occurs if you have received transfer credit for college-level math or college-level foreign language. AP credits do not exempt a student from testing.

  • Visit placement.umassd.edu to register 
  • For questions about online registration, please call: 508.999.8455

Send your final transcript to us

Incoming transfer students: Be sure to send your final official college transcript.

Incoming first-year students: Please make sure your final official high school transcript includes proof of graduation. If you have taken AP or CLEP examinations, please have scores sent to the Registrar's Office to receive credit.

Offers of acceptance to UMass Dartmouth are contingent upon successful completion of all courses in high school and/or college and certification of your high school graduation. If your performance declines significantly, we reserve the right to rescind your acceptance.

If you have questions, please contact Admissions:

Complete health insurance information

Health insurance: Massachusetts State Law requires all undergraduate students be enrolled in the University’s health insurance plan or in a plan with comparable coverage. You will be sent instructions from the Bursar’s Office along with your bill for how to waive or enroll in the university’s health insurance plan. The insurance fee automatically appears on your bill. You must fill out the online waiver stating whether or not you want the insurance.

You may not waive your insurance requirement using Health Safety Net, MassHealth Limited, Children’s Medical Security Plan or a non-U.S. based plan.

Immunizations: immunization records are required for all full-time students, students enrolled in Nursing and Medical Laboratory Science, on-campus residents, and international students. The immunization forms can be completed online.

Join us! Attend Orientation: January 21, 2016

Orientation is an important introduction to university life and will be your opportunity to receive academic advising in your major, select courses, and meet other students.

Safety matters

Our objective is for you to achieve your educational goals in a safe and secure environment. The UMass Dartmouth Department of Public Safety is a full-service police department with 24 sworn officers, and is among the best qualified, motivated, supervised, and led police departments in the region. We are pleased to present the UMass Dartmouth Annual Security Report, which provides important information about the safety and security of our campus.

See you soon!