University Extension offers an open, rolling admissions process – meaning that you can apply at any time, as applications are reviewed continuously.
Who can enroll in University Extension courses?
Anyone holding at least a high school diploma or Certificate of General Education Development (GED) is eligible to enroll. Please contact the UMass Dartmouth Labor Education Center if you need your GED.
Need help? Have questions? Admissions Coordinators are available during the day or evening to assist students in applying to a program, transferring college credits, or registering for courses. Guidance is available by email, phone, or in person. To schedule an appointment, please call 508.999.9202 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students are urged to schedule an appointment in advance for in-person meetings. Students wishing to transfer credits earned at other colleges should bring a copy of an unofficial student transcript(s) for review, and, if possible, course catalog descriptions of courses taken.
On Cape Cod Course Offerings
University Extension offers Management, Master of Business Administration, and a Liberal Arts Degree Completion Program at Cape Cod Community College. For more information call please contact the Cape admissions coordinator at 508.362.2131 x4504 or email email@example.com.
Enrolling in a Degree Program at University Extension:
A student who intends to earn a degree at UMass Dartmouth should complete an application - either by applying online or by printing the Application Form , completing it, and bringing it to the University Enrollment Center at the address indicated on the form.
Note: Any student who has completed 30 to 60 credits before entering UMass Dartmouth must designate a major when requesting admission.
Be sure to enclose a check for the $60 application fee.
Indicate on the application form if your name is different from the name on your transcripts.
Indicate on the application form if you are requesting degree candidacy for financial aid purposes.
If you have previously taken courses at UMass Dartmouth: Please indicate this on your degree application and we will obtain your UMass Dartmouth records.
If you have no previous college/university experience: University Extension requires an official transcript of high school records, or an equivalent GED certificate. If you need to obtain a GED certificate, please contact the UMD Labor Education Center.
When a student declares a major, the appropriate department will review his or her academic record and decide whether or not to accept him or her into that degree program. When a student is accepted into a program, those courses that were successfully completed and which satisfy the requirements for their chosen major will count towards graduation.
All courses taken at UMass Dartmouth, whether applicable to the major or not, will appear on the student's transcript and will be calculated into the student's grade point average.
Students may enroll in courses before being accepted into a program. Students will be listed as a "special student". We recommend that you schedule an appointment to meet with an Admissions Coordinator to select appropriate courses. Once accepted to the university, credits are transferred into your program of study, and appear on your transcript upon registering for your course.
If you are coming from another college/university: Please send your official transcripts* (sealed) to:
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
285 Old Westport Road
North Dartmouth, MA 02747
*You must submit official transcripts from ALL colleges you attended. Course descriptions are required if your courses were obtained from a private or out-of-state college/ university. Upon request, Massachusetts course descriptions may also need to be provided for transfer credit approval.
Please keep in mind: it often takes 4-6 weeks to receive outside transcripts, so request that they be sent as early as possible.
University Extension will not review your application for admission until all this documentation above has been received. Only complete applications will be evaluated. Incomplete applications become VOID after 90 days and students with an incomplete application must reapply.