College Now/START Program
|Online & Continuing Education|
|Graduate||UMass Law||Non-Degree Students|
UMass Dartmouth offers 80 fields of study in five different colleges. We make admission decisions on a rolling basis, which means we make our decisions once all your application and supporting materials are submitted.
- Applications are reviewed once they are complete, and decisions are made as soon as possible.
- Some programs, such as biology, engineering, nursing, and psychology, are highly competitive. Applicants are encouraged to apply early.
- October 1: FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is available.
- February 1: Priority application deadline for nursing. Wait list students will be notified beginning in early May if accepted into nursing.
- March 1: Priority deadline for admission applications and FAFSA filing. Completed applications and FAFSA materials received by this date allow maximum consideration for merit and need-based aid.
- January 1: Application deadline for spring full-time undergraduate admissions.
College Now/START is UMass Dartmouth’s alternative admissions program for students who need a non-traditional route to college. It provides undergraduate students with opportunities to develop academically as they work toward success at the university.
Applications to the College Now/START program close February 1.
UMass Dartmouth offers more than 50 doctoral, master’s, and certificate programs. We emphasize small classes, close contact with faculty, individualized academic experiences, and up-to-date facilities for advanced study, research, and creative work.
Our programs focus on research as well as professional and technical disciplines, with important links to the vitality of the region's economy.
As the only public law school in Massachusetts, UMass Law offers you affordable access to a legal education. Our Admissions Department can provide information and assistance as you begin your application process.
Wherever you live or work, you have access to UMass Dartmouth's outstanding undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs—on campus and online. You can choose what to learn, where to learn, how to learn.
We encourage students who are not UMass Dartmouth degree candidates to register for courses as non-degree students.