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 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)
  • Results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), unless the student has attended a school for at least one year in which the language of instruction is English. Official results are required from the Educational Testing Service; scores of 520 and higher are expected. For the computer-based TOEFL, the minimum score is 190; and for the Internet-based score, 68
  • 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
  •  Official college transcripts (one for each school attended)
  • Declaration of Finances (pdf)
  • Personal essay
  • For transfer students: course descriptions of all classes taken (credit will only be awarded if descriptions are received)

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.