Graduate Admission

Accepted Graduate Students

Congratulations! Go ahead and celebrate with your family and friends—your hard work has paid off. Now you are ready to figure out your next steps. Use this as a resource to put everything in order before you enroll at Emerson.

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Confirm Your Intention to Enroll


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Enrollment Deposits are due two weeks after your decision letter has been received, or by April 15, whichever is later. To confirm your enrollment online, log into the Application Portal and submit your $200 enrollment deposit by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or electronic check. If paying online, you do not need to mail us the enrollment confirmation form.

By mail

To confirm your enrollment by mail, submit your $200 enrollment deposit check with the Enrollment Confirmation Form. Mail your confirmation to the Office of Graduate Admission, 120 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116.

Admitted students who need to request a deferral for a future term may do so by submitting a written request via email to the Office of Graduate Admission. Deferral requests are reviewed by committee and approval is not guaranteed. If a deferral is granted, students must submit a deposit within two weeks of being notified of the approved deferral in order to secure their space for a future term.

If you do not intend to enroll at Emerson College, please email with your name, address, reason for not attending, and if attending another school, please indicate that choice.

Financial Assistance

Financial Aid

Through federal, state, and institutional financial aid programs, as well as a payment plan program and variety of educational loan options, we strive to help students manage the cost of a quality education. For information on how to apply or to learn more about the financial aid process, please visit our Financial Services page.


Emerson College awards fellowships to applicants who are judged to be exceptionally well-qualified for graduate study based upon their comprehensive academic credentials, including professional promise and past academic excellence. Each program’s faculty review committee selects the recipients, and awards range from $5,000 per semester to full tuition. View available fellowships »

Fellowship awardees must maintain full-time student status (8 or more credits) during all semesters for which you receive the award EXCEPT the final semester prior to graduation. Part-time status is permitted for that semester. No fellowship will be awarded for more than the cost of tuition (if part-time in the semester prior to graduation). All applicants who complete their admission application by the deadline will be automatically reviewed for consideration. Admitted students can check the status of the fellowship awarding process through the Application Portal. Admitted students who are awarded a fellowship will be officially notified by email and through the portal.

Register for an Accepted Student Event

Join us in Boston to meet your future classmates and faculty members, along with other members of the Emerson community in celebration of your acceptance. You will have the opportunity to ask questions, learn more about your program, and tour the campus. Check the list of programs to find the date and time of your program's event and sign-up!

Living in Boston

Off-Campus Student Services

Take time to connect with the folks at our Off-Campus Student Services center. They can be a great resource for people who are new to the city of Boston. They have information about housing, roommate matching, public transportation passes, and more. International Students are strongly encouraged to review the International section before making plans to move to Boston.

Registration and Important Dates


Graduate Program Directors will contact their students in late May through early June with specific instructions for registration via email. If you have not heard anything from your Graduate Program Director by the end of June, please let us know by contacting your admission counselor or by sending an email to

Communication Disorders Pre-requisites

Entering students who did not major in Communications Disorders as an undergraduate need to complete six preparatory courses prior to matriculating in our master’s program. If you have not already completed your prerequisite coursework and wish to enroll in any (or all) of the courses this summer, you can do so through Emerson’s Professional Studies and Special Programs department. Review more information on these requirements »

Submit Your Official Final Transcript

Before matriculation to Emerson College, an official final college transcript is required which includes the degree, degree date, GPA and a seal/stamp with signature. The transcript or diploma must be an original, e-transcript or pdf directly from the school/vendor. An original may be received from the student in a sealed envelope stamped as “official” from the granting institution. We accept international credit evaluations indicating the college degree, GPA, degree date and major. CSDCAS final transcript and degree information is also considered official. You cannot register for classes until we receive this transcript. The College reserves the right to rescind admission if a final transcript is not received. Please send official final transcripts to:

Emerson College Graduate Admission Processing Center
PO Box 870
Randolph, MA 02368-0870

If you are using a mailing or shipping service that does not allow for delivery to a PO Box, you may use our alternate mailing address of Emerson College Graduate Admission, 120 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116.


The new graduate student orientation session for Fall 2015 will be held on September 1, 2015. An additional International graduate student orientation will be held on August 31, 2015. Attendance is mandatory according to our New Graduate Student Arrival Policy. Schedules and additional information about the events will be posted as they become available.

Health Forms

All incoming students will be required to register and log into the secure online Student Health Portal (OSH) to complete a medical history, submit immunization records, and complete a Tuberculosis Risk Assessment Questionnaire. To get started, download the Immunization Verification Form and bring it to your health care provider to complete, sign and date. You will need this information to enter the dates online. The verification form is also required to accompany your submission. Detailed instructions for submitting health forms through the portal are available online. Learn more »

Important Dates: Fall Enrollment

You can use our Academic Calendar as a reference, but please add these important dates to your to-do list.

  • August 3: Tuition and fee payments due for fall enrollment
  • August 31: New International Graduate Student Orientation
  • September 1: New Graduate Student Orientatio
  • September 2: First day of classes

Graduate Catalogue

A wealth of information and the answers to many questions can be found in the Graduate Catalogue.

Visa and I-20 Form Information for International Students

To issue your Form I-20, we will need additional documents. View more information and download forms »

Visit Us

Is Emerson right for you? That’s the big question, isn’t it? We have a few ways for you to visit campus in order to help you make that big decision.

Schedule a Campus Visit

Whether it’s a visit that includes an information session and a tour, a personalized tour with a graduate student from your program of interest, or a class visit, there are many ways for you to get a better feel for Emerson and get all your questions answered. More information »


We provide several ways for you to get in touch with current students, faculty, Admission staff, and other members of the Emerson community.


A number of our admitted students have joined the Emerson College Graduate Accepted Students Facebook group. With more and more students connecting online before they enroll, it is a great resource to meet your future classmates and ask current Emerson students questions.

Emerson Bookstore

Want to purchase an Emerson College sweatshirt, T-shirt, hat, or other purple gear before arriving on campus? You can shop online at our bookstore, or visit in person during your next visit.

Campus News

Emerson College Today is the best way to stay informed of the latest campus news and upcoming events.

Computer Purchasing and Suggested Computer Configurations

Emerson College students are not required to have their own computer, though a computer is a useful tool and many Emerson students bring their own to campus. If you are considering purchasing computer equipment, Emerson College students are eligible for discounted pricing on computer equipment from Apple, Dell, Harvard University Technology Services, and Lenovo. More information about IT services at Emerson is available in the Emerson Technology Guide.