Steps to enrolling
508.999.9129 to deposit by credit card
Or, deposit online
Or, send by mail
Mail your check with the Enrollment Reservation Form (PDF) to:
Undergraduate Admissions Office
285 Old Westport Road
Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300
When you complete your Enrollment Reservation Form and send in your $200 enrollment deposit, this amount is deducted from your fall semester bill. Available seats in the popular majors are filled based on date of deposit. Deposits are non-refundable after January 1.
If you choose to live on campus, please include your $200 housing deposit with your enrollment deposit above—for a total of $400. Housing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. The earlier you return your deposit, the sooner we can reserve your space. Deposits are non-refundable after January 1.
After you’ve made your housing deposit, notify the Housing and Residential Education Office. The Housing Office will then send an email to your UMassD email account with instructions for completing and signing your housing contract. You’ll need your UMassD login to complete the contract.
Contact Housing: firstname.lastname@example.org or 508.999.8140
We encourage you to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for financial aid.
- Submit your FAFSA by March 1 (our priority deadline) to receive maximum financial aid consideration
- Be sure you've listed UMassD's school code: 002210
John & Abigail Adams Scholarship recipients: Send a copy of your scholarship award letter, with your student ID number, to:
University Enrollment Center
285 Old Westport Road
Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300
After you have paid your enrollment deposit, you will receive an email inviting you to activate your UMassD student account—with the subject line "UMassD Logon Account Activation."
The UMassD Logon is your username and password for email, our "myUMassD" portal, and our "COIN" student information system. It is different from the ID and password you've used as an applicant to check application and financial aid status.
State law requires a placement test in math, and if your academic program requires it, a placement test in a foreign language. These tests enable us to place you into the appropriate courses, and have no impact on your admission to the university.
For information on completing the placement test requirement, visit your online orientation located in the myUMassD portal (select New Students, then Orientation, then Online Orientation). Exemption from the tests only occurs if you have received transfer credit for college-level math or college-level foreign language. AP credits do not exempt a student from testing.
- Visit placement.umassd.edu to register
- For questions regarding testing, please call: 508.999.8455
Incoming first-year students: Be sure your final official high school transcript has proof of graduation. If you have taken IB, AP, or CLEP exams, please have scores sent to the Admisssions Office for review of credit.
Incoming transfer students: Be sure to send your final official college transcript.
Offers of acceptance to UMass Dartmouth are contingent upon successful completion of all courses in high school and/or college and certification of your high school graduation. If your performance declines significantly, we reserve the right to rescind your acceptance.
Health insurance: Massachusetts State Law requires all undergraduate students enrolled in a minimum of 9 credits have insurance in the university’s health insurance plan or in a plan with comparable coverage. You will receive instructions from the Bursar’s Office along with your bill for how to waive or enroll in the university’s health insurance plan. The insurance fee automatically appears on your bill. You must complete the online waiver to show you have comparable insurance, and we will deduct it from your bill.
You may not waive your insurance requirement using Health Safety Net, MassHealth Limited, Children's Medical Security Plan or a non-U.S. based plan. Students with F-1 visas will automatically be enrolled in the university's health insurance plan.
Immunizations: Immunization records are required for all full-time students, students enrolled in Nursing and Medical Laboratory Science, on-campus residents, and international students. Please go to the Student Health Portal and sign in using your UMassD Logon to obtain and complete your health forms.
Transfer students: Complete your mandatory online orientation for information regarding early advising, registration, and answers to your questions about successfully transitioning to UMassD. You'll find your online orientation at the myUMassD portal (select New Students, then Orientation, then Online Orientation).
Registration & advising will be available on January 18, 2018 for students who have not yet registered for spring classes.
First-year students: An important introduction to university life, orientation is mandatory and provides your first opportunity to receive academic advising, select courses, and meet orientation leaders and fellow students. Plan to attend on Thursday, January 18, 2018.
Our objective is for you to achieve your educational goals in a safe and secure environment.
UMass Dartmouth's Department of Public Safety is a full-service police department with 24 sworn officers, and is among the best qualified, motivated, supervised, and led police departments in the region. The UMass Dartmouth Annual Security Report provides important information about the safety and security of our campus.