Some J-1 students apply through regular undergraduate or graduate admissions, are accepted to one of the degree programs here, and receive a diploma from UMass Dartmouth. Degree students must be enrolled full-time, working toward a formally-defined program, and remain in good academic standing. See the ISSC if you have any questions about these requirements.
Examples of international students who are admitted to a formal degree program at UMass Dartmouth are:
- students sponsored by their home governments for undergraduate or graduate study;
- students sponsored by the Fulbright organization.
All degree students receive academic advising from a faculty member. Degree-seeking students and Fulbright students are assigned to a faculty adviser in their academic department. The ISSC can refer you to the appropriate University office for issues outside of your academic program.
The ISSC invites J-1 students in degree programs to use us as an on-campus resource in addition to the agency that issued your DS 2019 form.