Select an online option above. Or download a paper application.

Step 1: Apply

Complete and submit your application: online, at the Common Application, or on paper.

Be sure to review visa requirements, below.

Step 2: Transcripts

Submit secondary and/or post-secondary sealed official transcripts translated into English.

If you're transferring from a college or university in another country, have your courses evaluated by an approved U.S. evaluating agency, such as the Center for Educational Documentation or World Education Services.

Step 3: SAT/ACT scores

Submit an official SAT or ACT score report.

Step 4: TOEFL or IELTS scores

Submit an official TOEFL or IELTS score report, unless you have attended, for at least 1 year, a school in which the language of instruction is English, or English is the national language of your home country.

  • Official TOEFL score of at least 79 iBT
  • Official IELTS composite score of at least 6.5

Undergraduate applicants who do not have the minimum TOEFL/IELTS score should contact the UMassD American Language & Cultures Institute.

Step 5: Personal statement

Send us an essay or personal statement of up to 500 words on a topic of your choice; you can complete this as part of the Common Application.

Portfolio or audition

Students enrolling in a Visual & Performing Arts program (excluding Art History) are required to:

Mailing materials to UMassD

When mailing materials, please include your name and student ID (provided after you apply) on each item.

Mail materials to:

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

Alternative admissions for international applicants

Navitas at UMassD offers an alternative pathway to the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth for international students who may not qualify for direct entry and who seek a supportive study environment. The Undergraduate Pathway Program is equivalent to the first year of a UMass Dartmouth bachelor's degree program. When you successfully complete this stage, you can move directly into the second year of your undergraduate degree.

Apply to Navitas at UMassD


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.

Documentation we can accept:

  • Bank statement
  • Scholarship or government agency letter
  • For students being sponsored by agencies, companies, or other organizations: an affidavit of support, signed by an appropriate official. Use this form to provide information and documents concerning financial support from your sponsors. A sample affidavit of support is available on the International Student & Scholar Center forms page.

For existing F1 visa holders

  • Work with the guidance counselor or international advisor at your current school to determine the effective date of your SEVIS transfer to UMass Dartmouth and have your SEVIS record updated. Our SEVIS codes:
    • Main Campus: BOS214F00652000
    • College of Visual & Performing Arts (CVPA): BOS 214F00652003

Complete the Transfer in Verification Form and submit it to the Undergraduate Admissions Office. Be sure to indicate on the form that you are an undergraduate student. Find the form and additional information at our International Student & Scholar website: Transferring from another school in the U.S.