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Undergraduate Application

Common Application   UMassD Application

The Early Action deadline is November 15, and you'll be notified in early December.

Regular decision applications are reviewed once they are complete, and decisions are made as soon as possible. Students are encouraged to apply by March 1, which is a priority deadline for both admissions and filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 

Some programs such as biology, engineering, nursing, and psychology are highly competitive, and applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Nursing applicants have a priority application deadline of February 1. Students placed on the wait list will be notified beginning in early May if they have been accepted into the College of Nursing.

First-year applicants

  • Complete and submit your application: online or on paper
  • Have your high school transcript sent to UMass Dartmouth
  • Have your official SAT or ACT scores sent to UMass Dartmouth
  • Send us an essay or personal statement of up to 500 words on a topic of your choice; you can complete this as part of the Common Application
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor
  • Application fee
  • Students enrolling in a Visual and Performing Arts program (excluding Art History) are required to submit a portfolio or complete a music audition
  • GED students: Submit a copy of the GED certificate from the state, along with a copy of your GED test record

Transfer applicants

  • Students enrolled in any Massachusetts public community college are eligible to participate in MassTransfer to UMass Dartmouth. Please apply using the MassTransfer application More information about MassTransfer
  • Complete and submit your application: online or on paper
  • Have your official college transcripts sent to our office
  • If you are applying with fewer than 24 transferable credits: also have your official high school transcript sent to UMass Dartmouth
  • If you are applying with fewer than 24 transferable credits and have been out of high school for less than 3 years: have your official SAT or ACT scores sent to UMass Dartmouth
  • Submit photocopies of catalog pages with course descriptions for any college credits you have completed. This will help us evaluate your college/university transcripts properly. Mark the courses you have taken and the college name on each page. Failure to submit this information may result in a lack of award credit provided. Massachusetts public institutions are exempt.
  • Application fee
  • Students enrolling in a Visual and Performing Arts program (excluding Art History) are required to submit a portfolio or complete a music audition
  • GED students: Submit a copy of the GED certificate from the state, along with a copy of your GED test record

International applicants

    • Complete and submit your application: online or on paper
    • Have your high school send your official high school transcript, translated into English
    • If your SAT or ACT scores do not appear on your official high school transcript, request that the College Board send them to UMass Dartmouth
    • Send the results of your Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS), unless you have attended, for at least one year, a school in which the language of instruction is English
    • Submit the Declaration and Certification of Finances form (PDF) with required documentation
    • Send us an essay or personal statement of up to 500 words on a topic of your choice; you can complete this as part of the Common Application
    • Submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor
    • For students being sponsored by agencies, companies, or other organizations: an affidavit of support, signed by an appropriate official

Alternative admissions: College Now/START

Our alternative admissions programs are College Now and START. If you wish to be considered for College Now or START, please indicate your request on the online application. If you are completing a paper application, mail it directly to the College Now office.

For more information, contact College Now/START: collegenow@umassd.edu or 508.999.8703.

  • Application fee
  • Students enrolling in a Visual and Performing Arts program (excluding Art History) are required to submit a portfolio or complete a music audition

Previously enrolled - Re-admission - Reactivation

  • If you were accepted to UMass Dartmouth within the last year, but did not attend, please use our Reactivation Form
  • If you were previously enrolled at UMass Dartmouth/Southeastern Massachusetts University, contact the Registrar’s Office for more information: 508.999.8615

Application fee waivers

Applicants for whom the application fee presents a significant financial hardship may support a written fee waiver request with a letter from a social worker, financial aid officer, or member of the clergy; or may use the Col­lege Board application fee waiver form which must be signed by a high school counselor.

When mailing materials to UMass Dartmouth

When mailing materials, please include your name and student ID (provided after you apply) on each item.

Mail materials to:

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

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