Admission process

Transfer credits

Student Support Advisors are available to assess how credit for courses taken at other institutions will transfer to UMass Dartmouth prior to your admission. The college Deans (or designees) make the final determination of how credits will transfer. 

  • A grade of C- is the minimum acceptable grade for receiving transfer credit.
  • Transfer credits are recorded on the student's permanent UMass Dartmouth record.
  • We will accept up to 75 transfer credits to apply to your UMassD degree requirements. Your advisor will provide more detail about your transfer credits.
  • A minimum of 45 credits must be completed at UMass Dartmouth to meet the "academic residency requirements."

More information: Credit for Prior Learning

Online application requirements

Use "mixed case" when entering proper name information; for example, use Jane Doe not JANE DOE or jane doe.
Once your application has been submitted, you cannot make corrections or upload documents to it online. If you must make a correction later or need to submit further documents, please email or contact 508.999.9202.

Mailing materials

Online & Continuing Education
Foster Administration Room 001
UMass Dartmouth
285 Old Westport Road 
Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300

Student identification number

After you apply online, you will receive your student identification number from UMass Dartmouth. Please include your name and your student identification number on all correspondence.

Readmission to UMass Dartmouth

If you were previously a UMass Dartmouth degree-seeking student, please complete the readmission application. Contact the Office of the Registrar at 508.999.8615 or email if you have questions.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

UMass Dartmouth offers financial aid in the form of scholarships, loan programs, and payment plans to help students and their families with educational expenses as well as some specific scholarship opportunities for online and continuing education students.