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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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.