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Transfer Orientation is an online experience: you will be able to complete the online orientation at your own pace, at any time.

  • 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).

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.

If you have questions, contact: placement@umassd.edu

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