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Accepted: College Now Road Map to Success

Congratulations on your acceptance to the College Now/START program!

We look forward to welcoming you to UMass Dartmouth in the fall.

As an accepted student you are about to begin an important journey that will help you complete the steps necessary for college success. To help guide you along the way, we have developed the College Now Road Map to Success for you and your family. As you begin your path towards becoming a college student, you will want to refer to this road map to make sure you complete each item.

Schedule and Complete the College Now Admissions Conversation

This is an opportunity for you to learn more about how College Now will support your academic and future goals. Additionally, we will assess your academic skill-set and readiness for the rigors of the college classroom. Seats are limited so please schedule this important meeting at your earliest convenience.

Schedule your College Now Admissions Conversation

Secure your spot in College Now and reserve housing

The available seats in College Now are filled based on date of deposit; it’s a first-come, first-in basis. Secure your place for the fall by submitting your $200 enrollment deposit using the Enrollment Reservation Form or by depositing online. 

If you plan to live on campus, please include an additional $200 to reserve your housing, for a total of $400. The earlier you pay your deposit, the sooner we can communicate with you to pick your space in our brand new first-year residence halls. Communications from the Housing Office will go to your UMass Dartmouth email. 

Complete your FAFSA and make a plan for college finances 

College is an investment, and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is your first step to help make college more affordable. In order to be considered for financial aid, please submit your FAFSA and list the UMassD school code (002210). Please submit the FAFSA by March 1, our priority deadline, to receive maximum financial aid consideration. 

If you need assistance with completing the FAFSA or submitting documentation to UMassD, we invite you to attend a Zoom Workshop with a UMass Dartmouth Financial Aid Counselor. Visit Financial Aid Services for the events schedule.

Set up Your UMassD account

Your UMassD account is your electronic connection to UMassD and will allow you to check your UMassD email address, complete financial aid requirements, pay your bill, check grades, find out information about classes, etc. 

Please check your email (the account you used to apply) and look for an invitation to activate your account; the subject line will be “UMassD Logon Account Activation.” The UMassD Logon is your username and password for email, our myUMassD portal, and COIN, our student information system. It is different from the “Check My Status” ID and password you’ve used as an applicant. 

You may have already activated your account to upload financial aid documents. You will not receive your email to activate your account until you have paid your deposit. To learn more, please visit New Student Computing and Information Technology.

Complete your math placement test

You are required to complete at least one college-level math course, regardless of your major. Once you have set up your UMassD account, you may log in to the myUMassD portal to complete the placement exam. Like the English placement exercise, this will help us determine if you are ready for college-level math, so try your best.

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