September - October
- Begin writing a draft of your application essay.
November - August
- Complete application
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
- See you in late August for International Students Orientation
Note: Information about placement testing, if required, will be included in your acceptance package.