Congratulations and welcome to UMass Dartmouth!
A step-by-step guide to enrolling
Accept your offer of admission
Send in your $200 enrollment deposit (payable to UMass Dartmouth) with your Enrollment form. The deposit is refundable until May 1. Failure to submit your deposit may result in your being closed out of your requested major.
For housing, please include an additional $200 housing deposit (a total $400).
Please note: Deposits for housing will be honored on a space available, first come, first served basis and are refundable until May 1. The earlier you submit your deposit, the sooner a space can be reserved for you.
Enrollment and housing deposits will be deducted from your fall semester bill.
Make plans to attend Experience UMD
You are invited to Experience UMD. This day-long program provides an excellent opportunity to meet with current undergraduates, faculty members, and staff, and to get information about academic programs and campus life. We hope that you will be able to join your future classmates for an up-close look at life at UMD.
Please look at your acceptance letter to see what college you have been accepted into.
College of Nursing: March 9
Charlton College of Business, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering: April 6
College of Visual and Performing Arts: April 11
All five colleges: April 20
Request a room in university housing
After we receive your housing deposit, the Housing Office will send you helpful information about life on campus and your housing contract (beginnning in mid-May). Please complete the contract and return it to the Housing Office. If you have questions, please contact the Housing Office at 508.999.8140.
Have your final transcript sent to us
Please make sure your final official high school transcript* includes proof of graduation. If you have taken AP classes, have your scores sent to the Registrar's Office to award credit.
Incoming transfer students
Be sure to send your final official college transcript.*
* 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.
Prepare for placement testing
You are required by state law to take placement tests in math, and foreign language (depending on your major), so we may place you in the appropriate courses. Placement tests have no impact on your admission to the university. You must complete your placement testing at least two weeks before your orientation to receive a fall class schedule.
You can begin to schedule your placement testing after March 15. You will not be able to sign up for placement testing until five days after your enrollment deposit has been received. At that time, please visit placement.umassd.edu. If you experience any difficulties with online registration, please call 508.999.8792.
Placement testing lasts approximately one to two hours. Exemption from the tests only occurs if you have received transfer credit for college level math. AP credits do not exempt a student from testing.
Test results are used primarily for placement into the appropriate courses and are confidential. The university, the Education Testing Services, and the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education may use the material for research and statistical purposes; your identity will be kept confidential.
Our orientation program is an important introduction to university life. Later in the year, you'll receive an invitation (in the mail) to your specific orientation session. Your scheduled session, generally in June, cannot be changed.
Complete health and health insurance forms
By state law all undergraduate students taking 12 credits or more, must meet certain immunization requirements. Students residing on campus—as well as nursing and medical laboratory science majors—are required to receive immunizations regardless of how many credits in which they are enrolled. Health form
Massachusetts’s Universal Health Insurance Law requires all undergraduate students taking 9 credits or more to either enroll in the university’s health insurance plan or in a plan with comparable coverage. Commonwealth Care Insurance cannot be accepted.
Along with your bill, you will be sent instructions from the Bursar’s Office outlining how to waive or enroll in the university’s health insurance plan.
Start now to finance your education
We encourage you to apply for financial aid as soon as possible—by filling out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online.
You must indicate UMass Dartmouth's school code (002210) in order for us to receive your information.
Note: John and Abigail Adams Scholarship recipients
Please send a copy of your scholarship award letter to:
Financial Aid Office