Admission and Application:
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University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (UMD) offers an open, rolling admissions process through Professional & Continuing Education (PCE). This provides students with an ongoing, user friendly process for initiating degree candidacy. Please contact PCE staff with any questions Monday - Friday, 9 AM to 7 PM EST: 508.999.9202 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PCE Admissions Coordinators
Admissions Coordinators are available during the day or evening to assist students in applying to a program, transferring from another college, or registering for courses. Guidance is available by email, phone, or in person.
To schedule an appointment, please call 508.999.9202 or email email@example.com.
On Cape Cod Course Offerings
UMass Dartmouth PCE offers a Master of Business Administration, Managment, and a 2+2 Liberal Arts degree at Cape Cod Community College. For more information, contact Dr. H. Alan Goodman at 508.362.2131 x4504 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New students are urged to schedule an appointment in advance for in-person appointments. 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.
The First Steps to Earning Your Degree
- A student who intends to earn a degree at UMass Dartmouth should apply online or or fill out and return your complete pdf.
- Any student who has completed 30 to 60 credits before entering UMass Dartmouth must designate a major on the Application for Degree Form when requesting admission. Apply Online or fill out and return your completed to the University Enrollment Center at the address indicated on the form. A printable application in pdf form is available online for your convenience.
- Be sure to enclosea check for the $40.00 appropriate application fee.
- Indicate if your name is different from the name on your transcripts.
- Indicate if you are requesting degree candidacy for financial aid purposes.
- When a student declares a major, the department in which the student has declared an interest will review the student's academic record and will accept the student into that degree program as appropriate. When a student is accepted into a major, those courses that were successfully completed and which satisfy the requirements for the major will count toward graduation. All courses, whether applicable to the major or not, if taken at UMass Dartmouth, 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:
Fall River Professional & Continuing Education
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Admissions & Student Records
139 South Main Street
Fall River, MA 02721
If you have previously taken courses at UMass Dartmouth, please indicate this on your degree application and we will obtain your UMD records. PCE requires that an official transcript of high school records, or its equivalent (GED certificate), from applicants with no previous college/university experience is supplied. If you need to achieve your GED certificate, please contact the UMD Labor Education Center.
Please keep in mind, it often takes 4-6 weeks to receive outside transcripts, so request that they be sent as early as possible.
*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 need to be provided for transfer credit approval.
PCE will not review your application for admission until all this documentation above has been received. Only complete applications will be evaluated. You are responsible for completing your application. Incomplete applications become VOID after 90 days and students with an incomplete application must reapply.