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Undergraduate Application

Financial aid awards for fall 2024

This year (2024-2025 academic year) it will be easier for families to complete the FAFSA with the streamlined FAFSA application. The new FAFSA form is now available. UMassD anticipates sending award letters in late spring.

Select an option above to apply to a UMass Dartmouth undergraduate program. It is recommended that first-year applicants use the Common Application.

Dates & deadlines

Applications are reviewed once they are complete, and decisions are made as soon as possible.

Admissions requirements

Some programs, such as nursing, biology, and engineering, are highly competitive. Applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Fall semester applicants

  • November 15: Deadline for Early Action.
  • February 1: Priority application deadline for nursing. Wait list students will be notified beginning in early May if accepted into nursing.
  • March 1: Priority deadline for admission applications. 
  • April 1: Priority date for FAFSA filing. Completed applications and FAFSA materials received by this date allow maximum consideration for merit and need-based aid.

Spring semester applicants

  • January 4: application deadline

More information

Transfer students

  • Learn more about transfer application requirements at the transfer checklist
  • Students enrolled in any Massachusetts public community college may be eligible to participate in MassTransfer to UMass Dartmouth
    • When you apply to UMassD, select MassTransfer on the application
    • Learn more about MassTransfer
  • Check the schedule for upcoming On-the-Spot Decision Days
  • Learn more about Nursing Transfers

Alternative admissions: College Now/START

Our alternative admissions programs are College Now and START.

If you wish to be considered for College Now or START, please indicate your request on the online application. If you are completing a paper application, mail it directly to the College Now office.

For more information, contact College Now/START: or 508.999.8703.

International students

We welcome applications from undergraduate international students: both first-year (freshman) and transfer applicants. 

Learn more: International Undergraduate Admissions

International: APPLY NOW

Previously enrolled - Re-admission - Reactivation

  • If you submitted and application to UMass Dartmouth within the last year, but did not attend and wish to be considered for a new term, please complete our UMassD Application
  • If you were previously enrolled at UMass Dartmouth/Southeastern Massachusetts University, contact the Registrar’s Office for more information: 508.999.8615

Application fee waivers

Applicants for whom the application fee presents a significant financial hardship may submit a written fee waiver request with a letter from a social worker, financial aid officer, or member of the clergy; or may use the Col­lege Board application fee waiver form which must be signed by a high school counselor.

Mailing materials to UMassD

When mailing materials, please include your name and student ID (provided after you apply) on each item.

Mail materials to:

Undergraduate Admissions Office
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
285 Old Westport Road
Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300

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