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Transfer Orientation begins with your online orientation experience: you will be able to complete the online orientation at your own pace, but please complete prior to the Virtual Transfer Orientation being presented LIVE on Thursday, January 14th at 10am. 

  • Visit: myUMassD - Orientation. Log in using your UMassD account.
  • Select: Transfer Students > Take the online Orientation

Online orientation will answer your questions about placement testing, MassTransfer, and how to find and read your Advisement Report (which shows your transfer credits).

There will be a virtual transfer orientation on Thursday, January 14, 2021 10:00am - 11:30am 

WHERE: Meeting ID: 743 693 3125 Passcode: 02747

What you'll do at Transfer Orientation:

  • Check-into the zoom space to meet your new campus community
  • Meet your Orientation Leaders and engage with our Transfer Student Panel 
  • Participate in a session about connecting to your new campus community
  • Interact with your academic college regarding spring courses, academic expectations & supports
  • Q & A time to get important information on various topics such as your student i.d., parking, meal plans and much more


Your family will receive an invitation to Family Orientation on Wednesday, January 13th at 10am.  This will be a one-hour program providing an overview of what your spring semester will involve, touching on topics including COVID-19, academics, wellness, finance & the Family Association. There will also be time for Q & A with the Orientation staff.  

 WHAT:  Family Orientation

WHEN: Wednesday, January 13, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am


                Meeting ID: 743 693 3125 Passcode: 02747


After the zoom portion of Orientation ends, you may opt to visit campus for a tour, to complete administrative tasks (like pay your bill or drop off health forms), or to connect with orientation staff in person. As health & safety guidelines allow, the orientation team will be available to you on campus that day in the MacLean Campus Center until 4:00pm.   

Don't forget to complete your Online Orientation prior to attending your Transfer Orientation via zoom on January 14th.
Please contact us with any questions at 508.910.6402 or

Next steps

Once you complete your online orientation, your next steps will include:

  • Take your placement tests (see Placement testing, below)
  • Contact your academic advisor for your personalized appointment to select your first semester classes
  • Check UMassD Bookstore in your COIN account to view the required course materials
  • Make your housing deposit and select housing
  • Select a meal plan
  • Get your UMass Pass (student ID) prior to the start of classes
  • Pay your bill
  • Secure your mandatory health insurance
  • Provide proof of immunization to Student Health Services
  • Complete Not Anymore: an interactive online experience that empowers our students with the tools to address everything from sexual and domestic violence to stalking, bullying, and harassment

Also, if needed:

Placement testing

As a transfer student, you are required to complete placement testing if you have not received credit for a math or foreign language course or have not received AP credits with a score of 3 or higher. Online & hybrid program students will discuss math & foreign language requirements with their advisors, but do not complete the placement test. 

To complete your placement testing:

Placement testing availability is based on the semester you are starting at UMassD:

  • Fall semester: testing opens April 1
  • Spring semester: testing opens December 1

Math placement: students taking placement exams will be required to complete the elementary algebra exam, and if your program of study requires calculus, you will also be required to take the pre-calculus exam. If your major is one of the following, you will need to take both the algebra and the pre-calculus exam:

  • All Engineering majors
  • Chemistry majors
  • Math majors

All other majors must complete the algebra level exam. You may elect to take the pre-calculus exam if you are interested in taking a calculus course in the future. Biology majors wishing to follow a pre-health track should take the pre-calculus exam.

Foreign language: students whose majors require the study of a foreign language are required to take a foreign language exam provided they studied the language in high school. Otherwise, you will begin your program of study with an entry level course. Select the foreign language test you wish to take.

Majors whose programs require a foreign language are: Anthropology, Art History, Arts & Sciences Undeclared, Crime & Justice Studies, Economics, English, French, History, Liberal Arts, Math, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, and Women’s & Gender Studies.

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