To allow our admitted students and families additional time to make the important decision of where to enroll in the fall, we are accepting deposits on a rolling basis. All financial aid need-based and merit awards will remain in place through the extension period.
When you decide to join us at UMass Dartmouth, we make it easy for you to take the next steps. Secure your place for fall 2020.
Mail your check with the Enrollment Reservation Form to:
Undergraduate Admissions Office
285 Old Westport Road
Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300
When you complete your Enrollment Reservation Form and make your $200 enrollment deposit, this amount is deducted from your university bill. Available seats in the popular majors are filled based on date of deposit.
If you choose to live on campus, reserve your place today. Include an additional $200 deposit with your enrollment deposit—for a total of $400. Housing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. The earlier you return your deposit, the sooner we can reserve your space. Communications from the housing office will go to your UMass Dartmouth email. Deposits are non-refundable after June 1 and are deducted from tuition and fees on your university bill. You will receive a separate bill for your housing charges.
After you make your deposit
Complete the 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for financial aid consideration:
Note: Financial aid is not available to international students.
Outside scholarship recipients (including John & Abigail Adams Scholarship): If you received a scholarship from outside UMassD, send a copy of your scholarship award letter, with your student ID number, to:
University Enrollment Center
285 Old Westport Road
Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300
Discover why UMass Dartmouth is the right school for you at our online experience page for accepted students.
Beginning in March, look for an email inviting you to activate your UMassD student account; the subject line will be "UMassD Logon Account Activation."
The UMassD Logon is your username and password for email, our "myUMassD" portal, and our "COIN" 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.
State law requires a placement test in math, and if your academic program requires it, a placement test in a foreign language. These tests enable us to place you into the appropriate courses for your first semester at UMassD.
You will receive an email inviting you to activate your UMassD student account. Once activated, you may log into the myUMassD portal and go to the placement testing page.
Exemption from the tests only occurs if you have received transfer credit for college-level math or college-level foreign language. AP credits do not exempt a student from testing.
Please complete your placement testing within 2 weeks of making your enrollment deposit. UMass Dartmouth will enroll you into your first semester classes.
If you have questions, please email us: email@example.com
Incoming first-year students: Be sure your final official high school transcript has proof of graduation. If you have taken IB, AP, or CLEP exams, please have scores sent to the Registrar's Office to receive credit.
Incoming transfer students: Be sure to send your final official college transcript(s) from all colleges attended. If you have taken AP, IB, or CLEP exams, please have scores sent to the Registrar’s Office to receive credit.
Dual enrollment students: Please send your official college transcript in addition to your official high school transcript.
Offers of acceptance to UMass Dartmouth are contingent upon successful completion of all courses in high school and/or college and certification of your high school graduation. If your performance declines significantly, we reserve the right to rescind your acceptance.
Visa: Accepted international students need an I-20 document in order to enter the United States. The I-20 is a multi-purpose document issued by UMass Dartmouth certifying that a student has been admitted to a full-time study program and that the student has demonstrated sufficient financial resources to stay in the U.S. An admitted student needs to take the I-20 to the American embassy or consulate when applying for a student visa.
To demonstrate your financial resources: Submit the Declaration of Finances (PDF) with the required documentation.
More visa information: International Undergraduate Application
Attend Orientation: Orientation is an important introduction to university life. It will be your opportunity to receive academic advising in your major, select courses, and meet Orientation Leaders and peers. Learn more about International Students Orientation
Documentation transfer: If you are currently studying in the U.S. as a high school or college student, you must transfer your SEVIS I-20 or DS 2019 to UMass Dartmouth. More information: Learn more about transferring from another school in the U.S.
Health insurance: Massachusetts State Law requires all undergraduate students enrolled in a minimum of 9 credits have insurance in the university’s health insurance plan or in a plan with comparable coverage. You will receive instructions from the Bursar’s Office along with your bill for how to waive or enroll in the university’s health insurance plan. The insurance fee automatically appears on your bill. You must complete the online waiver stating whether or not you want the insurance.
You may not waive your insurance requirement using Health Safety Net, MassHealth Limited, Children's Medical Security Plan or a non-U.S. based plan. Students with F-1 visas will automatically be enrolled in the university's health insurance plan.
Immunizations: Immunization records are required for all full-time students, students enrolled in Nursing and Medical Laboratory Science, on-campus residents, and international students. Please go to the Student Health Portal and sign in using your UMassD Logon to obtain and complete your health forms.
First-year students: Orientation is an important introduction to University life and will be your opportunity to receive academic advising in your major, select courses, and meet your peers. At the same time, we also offer a separate program for parents/guardians to answer their questions. Once students have deposited, an email is sent with details to register for a specific orientation session.
Transfer students: You will be provided with a link for your mandatory Online Orientation, which includes information on connecting with your advisor and registering for your first semester courses. You will also be invited to an optional advising and registration event on campus if you would like to visit campus and/or receive additional support with this process.
International students: All new international students must attend International Student Orientation in addition to orientation activities for all new students. Orientation provides information sessions about the university and life in the U.S. Learn more about International Students Orientation
Week of Welcome (WOW): In September, the entire incoming class will participate in campus traditions such as Convocation and Corsair Olympics, while enjoying additional opportunities to meet faculty, staff and fellow students.
Our objective is for you to achieve your educational goals in a safe and secure environment.
UMass Dartmouth's Department of Public Safety is a full-service police department with sworn officers, and is among the best qualified, motivated, supervised, and led police departments in the region. The UMass Dartmouth Annual Security Report provides important information about the safety and security of our campus.
Once you've activated your UMassD account, access the Accommodate system via the myUMassD Student Resources page to request accommodations based on a disability or chronic health condition. You can connect with the Center for Access & Success, Housing, Dining Services, and Transportation departments to request accommodations and upload your documentation to one centralized location.