Congratulations on your acceptance!
We look forward to welcoming you to the UMass Dartmouth campus in the fall of 2014. If you have not already visited, we have weekday and select Saturday visit programs throughout the spring and summer.
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 fall semester bill. Deposits are non-refundable after May 1.
The available seats in the popular majors are filled based on date of deposit; it's on a first-come, first-in basis.
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, and housing deposits are non-refundable after May 1. The earlier you return your deposit, the sooner we can reserve your space. You’ll receive more information and your housing contract in mid-May.
Questions? Contact Housing:
Apply for financial aid by March 1
We encourage you to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov in order to be considered for financial aid. The FAFSA becomes available on January 1. List the UMass Dartmouth school code (002210) on your FAFSA so we can receive your information.
Submit the FAFSA by March 1 in order to meet our priority deadline for financial aid consideration.
John and Abigail Adams Scholarship recipients: Please send a copy of your scholarship award letter to:
Financial Aid Office
285 Old Westport Road
North Dartmouth MA 02747-2300
MassTransfer students eligible for the partial tuition waiver: The waiver will not be on your bill, but will be added after the final transcripts are received and the semester begins.
Plan to attend Experience UMassD
You are invited to Experience UMassD in March or April, so you can meet current students, faculty, and staff. This is another chance to see what life at UMass Dartmouth is all about. You’ll be getting an invitation in February 2014.
Schedule placement testing
State law requires placement tests in math and foreign language (if your academic program requires). These tests enable us to place you into the appropriate courses, and have no impact on your admission to the university. You must complete these tests at least two weeks before your June orientation to receive a fall class schedule.
Testing begins March 15, and lasts approximately one to two hours. You can schedule your placement testing five days after your enrollment deposit has been received. 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.
Please visit placement.umassd.edu to register.
Any questions with online registration, please call 508.999.8792.
Have your final transcript sent to us
Incoming transfer students: Be sure to send your final official college transcript.
Incoming freshmen: 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 us.
Complete health insurance information
Immunization records are required for all full-time students. The immunization forms will be mailed to you, or you can download the health forms from the Student Health Services website.
Massachusetts’ Universal Health Insurance 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.
Orientation (part I) takes place in June, and is based on your academic major. This required two-day event is an important introduction to University life and will be your opportunity to receive academic advising in your major, select courses, and meet Orientation Leaders and peers. We also offer a program for parents/guardians to answer their questions.
In September, you will attend Orientation (part II). This provides a chance for the entire incoming class to participate in campus traditions such as Convocation and the Corsair Olympics, while enjoying additional opportunities to meet faculty, staff, and fellow students.