Checklist for international applicants

September - October

  • Begin writing a draft of your application essay.

November - August

Also send us:

  • Application fee: you'll pay with a credit card online or with a check if you mail your application
  • SAT/ACT scores (for freshman applicants and transfer applicants who are applying with less than 30 credits)
  • Official results of an English proficiency examination. English proficiency can be waived if the student has attended a school for at least one year in which the language of instruction is English or if the student's home country is English-speaking.
  Minimum Score
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Paper-Based 550 
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Computer-Based 213 
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Internet-Based (IBT) 79
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.5
  • Official high school transcript (for freshman applicants as well transfer applicants who are applying with less than 30 credits or who have been out of school for more than 3 years), translated into English
  • For transfer students: Official college transcripts (for each school attended). Transfer credit will only be considered if college/university transcripts have been evaluated by an accredited educational agency with course descriptions.
  • Declaration of Finances (PDF) Note: The Declaration of Finances and supporting financial documents must be received before an I-20 can be processed.
  • Personal essay

January - August

  • You can check on your acceptance status online
  • When you are accepted, you will receive an acceptance package from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions
  • Visit our pages for accepted students
  • If you are a transfer applicant, approximately two weeks after acceptance, you should receive your course credit evaluation
  • When you have decided to attend UMass Dartmouth, we request a non-refundable $200 tuition deposit (a total of $400 if you are also requesting housing). This deposit should be sent as soon as possible: freshman applicants before May 1 and transfer applicants before June 1.

April - May

  • Complete and return your campus housing contract


Note: Information about placement testing, if required, will be included in your acceptance package.