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Spring enrollment

Accepted for spring semester? See your next steps.

Congratulations and welcome to the UMassD community! We’re excited to be part of your educational journey.

1 Accept your offer

When you complete the intent to enroll form, you can pay your enrollment deposit online or you can mail it to: 

Undergraduate Admissions Office
285 Old Westport Road
Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300

The $200 enrollment deposit amount is deducted from your university bill. Available seats in the popular majors are filled based on date of deposit.

2 Reserve your spot in housing

Living on campus will provide you with extraordinary experiences and opportunities to meet new friends and create a lifetime of memories. Reserve your place today! Include an additional $200 deposit with your enrollment deposit—for a total of $400. Once you deposit and apply for housing, you'll have access and be able to view housing options and select a roommate. Deposits are non-refundable after May 1 and are deducted from tuition and fees on your university bill. You will receive a separate bill for your housing charges.

3 Activate your UMassD account

After you’ve deposited, activate your account to access to your email, my.umassd.edu portal, and more. You’ll need your ID—that can be found in your accept letter—and to set up multifactor authentication with the Duo mobile app to activate your account.

4 Next Steps: After you make your deposit

Here are your next steps – and keep an eye on your email (your personal email and your new UMassD email); we'll be sending you updates and information regularly to help you get ready for fall. Go Corsairs!

Important tasks to complete for your enrollment

Placement testing

Complete your placement testing, so we can build your course schedule for the fall. Complete the testing within two weeks of your enrollment.

Corsair 101 Online Orientation

Take the Online Orientation and get ready for fall!

International Freshmen

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 form with bank statement/letter and affidavit of support found at the International Student Scholar Center (ISSC) to your application portal or email them to international@umassd.edu.

Once we receive all these documents your I-20 is emailed to your UMassD email.

More visa information can be found on the 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

International Transfer

Transfer Transcripts and Transcripts Evaluation

If you're transferring from a college or university in another country, have your courses evaluated by an approved U.S. evaluating agency. To obtain such an evaluation, please contact one of the following organizations:

Submit photocopies of course descriptions or syllabus for any college credits you have completed.

This will help us evaluate your college/university transcripts properly. Mark the courses you have taken and the college name on each page. Failure to submit this information may result in a lack of award credit provided. Massachusetts public institutions are exempt.

If you are applying with fewer than 24 transferable credits and/or have been out of high school for less than 3 years

  • Have your high school send your official high school transcript, translated into English
  • If your SAT or ACT scores do not appear on your official high school transcript, request that the scores be sent to UMass Dartmouth

Transfer Visa Information

To demonstrate your financial resources: Submit the declaration of finances form found at the International Students and Scholar Center (ISSC) with bank statement/letter and affidavit of support to your application portal or email international@umassd.edu.

Once we receive all these documents your I-20 is emailed to your UMassD email.

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.

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

April

April is a great time to apply for scholarships. All students should fill out the UMassD General Scholarship Application. This single application allows you to be considered for multiple scholarships. There are some scholarships which require supplemental applications, which will maximize the number of scholarships you may be eligible for. The deadline to apply for scholarships is July 1. Search for scholarships at UMassD and apply today.

Your Admitted Student Day is a chance to meet UMassD faculty and students, learn about student life, explore academic programs, and get financial aid advice.

Submit your enrollment deposit to reserve you a spot for Fall class at UMass Dartmouth. The enrollment deposit will help you obtain an F1 student visa as well. When you complete the intent to enroll form, you can pay your enrollment deposit online.

If you’ve chosen to live on campus, you can start the housing application soon after you have submitted your deposit and activated your UMassD account. 

When can I choose a room? How do I choose a roommate? What are “engagement communities” and how do I choose one?

The first step is to sign the housing contract, enter emergency contacts, and other information such as ADA Accommodations, and then you’ll be on your way to roommate matching or requests. Visit the Housing Portal “New Students” section for links and information to get started. And don’t worry- the Housing team has created some helpful videos to walk you through the process. Complete your housing application today.

Check out Admissions events

May

Submit the declaration of finances form with affidavit of support before we issue you the I-20. Please also submit your family/sponsor’s bank statement that is valid within six months before the first day of class to demonstrate your financial resources. Bank statement can be requested from a local bank and needs to be in English. Declaration of finances form and affidavit of support forms can be found at International Students and Scholar Center (ISSC).

International students who transfer from a U.S. school, please have your current school fill out the Transfer Verification Form (PDF). 

International students who transfer from a foreign school, please have WES/CED/SpanTran send us your Foreign Credits Evaluation. Please email us your course descriptions/syllabus after receiving the transfer credits evaluation report from Admissions office.

Transferring from a U.S. school

International students who transfer from a U.S. school, please have your current school fill out the Transfer Verification Form (PDF). 

Transferring from a foreign school

International students who transfer from a foreign school, please have WES/CED/SpanTran send us your Foreign Credits Evaluation. Please email us your course descriptions/syllabus after receiving the transfer credits evaluation report from Admissions office.

May 1: beginning today, deposits are non-refundable.

Check out Admissions events

June

For an initial student 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 students apply for an F-1 student visa at a U.S. consulate abroad (usually in the student’s home country).

During the summer, we ask everyone joining us at UMassD to participate in our annual summer writing project. This project is your introduction to college writing, provides a platform for self-expression and helps to build our community as you prepare for life at UMassD. Log on to the blog by June 30 to preview the summer assignment. Submit to the optional UMassD Believes Writing Contest for prizes and recognition by August 1. This is your chance to be part of a Corsair tradition! Visit the blog to learn more (UMassD login required).

Check out Admissions events

July

Don't miss your chance to apply for multiple scholarships at UMassD - they are due June 1. Learn more.

Submit your immunization and health requirements through the Health Services Patient Portal. For more information and frequently asked questions on COVID requirements, see Student FAQs.

Access COIN, the student information system, in the my.umassd.edu portal under QuickLaunch.

  • Review and complete the items on your COIN to-do list.
  • Review your financial aid awards and confirm you don’t have any outstanding items in your financial aid to-do list. Your account balance will be available to review in late July.
  • Set up authorized users.
  • Enter emergency contact information.
  • Submit your FERPA authorization form to allow parent(s) or guardian(s) to view and pay your bill.

 

Access U Got This! – Online Bystander Intervention Training in the my.umassd.edu portal under QuickLaunch

Once you click on the ‘U Got This!’ link, you’ll be directed to three required modules. Complete all three modules by August 25. Each module takes 15-20 minutes to complete.

Pat yourself on the back! Your completion will automatically be recorded.

If you’re living in Balsam or Spruce, you'll receive an email over the summer with information and login to the "ResidentPortal". Housing payments are due before 9/1, or join the housing payment plan by contacting Nachel Motta. More information is on the Housing Portal.

Explore all the resources available to you on the UMassD student portal. All of your important systems, including COIN, are available under the "Quicklaunch". Check out Student Resources and Academics on my.umassd.edu. Familiarize yourself with the resources and information available to students and the campus community.

Check out Admissions events

August

Please follow our How to upload your COVID vaccine documentation guide to add your information to the Health Services portal.

UMass Dartmouth will require COVID-19 vaccinations for all undergraduate and graduate students who wish to live, learn, or physically come to campus before the start of the Fall 2021 semester. UMass Dartmouth also strongly encourages and recommends that all faculty and staff be fully vaccinated before the start of the fall semester. Visit our Vaccination Information website to learn more. Visit VaxFinder.mass.gov to find an appointment near you.

Submit your summer writing assignment to the UMassD Believes Blog. Reply to a classmate on the blog before the first day of class.

August 1 is the last day for international freshmen to deposit and request I-20s.

If you’ll be parking on campus, register your car and get your parking permit.

Meet your Orientation Leader and your Orientation group. Join info sessions, social, recreational and entertainment activities. Yes – you’ll have help finding your classrooms before your first day! Be sure to follow the accepted student Facebook group to stay up to date. Learn more about International Student Orientation.

  • August 26: Virtual Orientaion
  • August 29: On-Campus

You’ll receive an email notification when your fall e-bill is available. You should review your email and log into COIN to make a payment by 9/1. We offer a monthly payment plan which allows students and families the option to pay the term bill in monthly installments, interest free.

You're encouraged to enroll in direct deposit to ensure that any credit balance refunds can be issued electronically.

"My Alert" is a notification system designed to immediately deliver emergency information to students, faculty and staff via cell phone, text and voice messaging. Learn more about MyAlert.

September

Congratulations, you made it! Your first day is here and your journey is beginning. We are thrilled to have you join our diverse community of aspiring, innovative, and curious-minded students. Here are a few references and reminders for you for this fall.

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