Checklist for first-year applicants


  • Take your Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). Make sure your test scores are sent to UMass Dartmouth (CEEB code 3786)
  • Ask teachers or guidance counselors to write letters of recommendation (one recommendation is required)
  • Begin writing a draft of your application essay
  • Visit UMass Dartmouth and take a campus tour


  • Attend a fall Open House to learn about academic programs and campus life and to see the campus
  • Complete application
  • Collect your letters of recommendation (one recommendation is required)
  • At the end of the first quarter, request an official copy of your high school transcript
  • Complete the final draft of your essay, and ask a teacher or guidance counselor to read it over one last time
  • Receive your copy of SAT scores from the College Board


Mail your supporting materials

  • SAT/ACT scores
  • TOEFL scores for international students
  • Official high school transcript
  • Personal essay
  • Letter(s) of recommendation (one is required)


  • File a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as soon after January 1 as possible. If you have questions regarding financial aid, visit the Financial Aid web site or call 508-999-8643
  • You can check on your acceptance status online
  • When you are accepted, you will receive an acceptance package from the Office of Undergraduate Admission.
  • Visit our pages for accepted students
  • When you have decided to attend UMass Dartmouth, we request a non-refundable $200 tuition deposit (or $400 if you are also requesting housing). This deposit should be sent as soon as possible before May 1


  • Attend your college's Experience UMassD program and meet your dean, faculty, and students
  • Receive invitation for placement testing in April and May


  • Complete and return your campus housing contract
  • Take your writing and math placement tests



  • Enjoy the summer!