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Post Application Questions-Prior to Decision

I applied, can you tell me what is missing?

You are welcome to check your application status and see what items are still needed to complete your file. Your password and PIN were sent to you in your acknowledgement letter. Check status is available on the Graduate Application page.

Now that my application is complete, how do I find out if I have been accepted or denied admission?

Your decision letter is mailed to you via regular air mail, and you should receive it soon (air mail typically takes 7-10 days from mail date). Also, you may check your own application status on the Graduate Application page. You will need an Identification Number and a PIN, both of which were sent via your acknowledgement letter from the Graduate Studies office.

I am an international applicant; can I have my friend/relative check my status on my behalf?

Yes, you can designate a person to check your status and even have them pick-up your decision letter or I-20 when it is available. You must type up an authorization letter naming this person and sign it so that we have your written official permission on record. You can fax this to our office at 508-999-8183 or email us at

Will you consider my admission and graduate assistantship first without an official test report?

No. Your file will remain in our incomplete folder area until we receive your official score report(s) from ETS. It will not be reviewed for a decision or for a graduate assistantship until it is complete.

I have provided you with copies of my GRE/GMAT or TOEFL scores; can you process my application with these copies instead of awaiting the official scores from ETS?

Yes, please email credentials to However, you are required to provide official credintials prior to enrollment.

I sent my scores to a department when requesting them from ETS, did you check with them?

All GRE reports should be ordered using code 3786 only.  All of the Score reports from ETS (GRE,GMAT,MAT and TOEFL) should be sent directly to the graduate office for processing.

Is the GRE Test required for my application? Can it be waived?

Many of the graduate programs require a GRE which can not be waived. For specific programs, please refer to the Graduate Application and Program-specific Requirements.

My TOEFL score has expired. Can that requirement be waived?

Applicants who can demonstrate that they have completed at least two academic semesters of full-time college/university study (excluding English as a Second Language instruction or test preparation) in the USA by the date of submission of the application for admission to UMass Dartmouth.

* Australia, Belize, Botswana, Canada (except Quebec), Caribbean English-speaking countries, Gambia, Ghana, Guyana, Hong Kong, Ireland, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Scotland, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, United Kingdom, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


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