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
Enrollment Deposits are due April 15. 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.
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 or letter 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address, reason for not attending, and if attending another school, please indicate that choice.
Registration and Important Dates
Graduate Program Directors will contact their students with specific instructions for registration over the Summer, or visit Fall Enrollment Registration for updates on each program.
Communication Disorders Pre-requisites
Entering students that 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 »
The mandatory Orientation session for Fall 2013 will be held on August 29. International students will have an additional required session on August 28. Schedules and additional information about the events will be posted as they become available.
Massachusetts state law requires that all students have their immunizations valid and current before entering any institution of higher education in the Commonwealth. Download the required health forms from the Enrollment Checklist.
Important Dates: Fall Enrollment
You can use our Academic Calendar as a reference, but please add these important dates to your to-do list.
- April 15, or two weeks from the date of your acceptance letter if you receive your decision after April 15: Enrollment Deposit due
- July 1: Deadline to submit an official final transcript from your undergraduate school, indicating a date of graduation. Transcripts should be mailed to: Emerson College Graduate Admission Processing Center PO Box 870 Randolph, MA 02368-0870
- August 1: Tuition and fee payments due for fall enrollment (Student Accounts will mail you an account statement in mid-June)
- August 28: International Orientation
- August 29: Graduate Orientation (including international students)
- September 4: Classes begin
- September 30: All health forms need to be submitted by this date (see the Enrollment Checklist for more information)
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 »
Merit Based Fellowships
Emerson College awards merit-based 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 »
Fellowships awardees must maintain full-time status (8 or more credits per semester) and a 3.2 G.P.A. All applicants who complete their admission application by the deadline for merit-aid consideration will be automatically reviewed for merit-based fellowships. All 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 mail.
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.
We provide several ways for you to get in touch with current students, faculty, Admission staff, and other members of the Emerson community.
Graduate Admission Blog
The Emerson Graduate Student Bloggers discuss their candid thoughts and opinions on life as a student at Emerson, from academics to activities. Guest bloggers also include members of the Admission staff as well as alumni and other members of the Emerson community.
- Global Marketing Communication and Advertising students can read the GMCA blog.
- Integrated Marketing Communication students can check out the IMC Blog.
- Creative Writing and Publishing & Writing students can read the Vernacular blog.
A number of our admitted students have joined an 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.
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.
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.
Emerson College Today is the best way to stay informed of the latest campus news and upcoming events.
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.
Attend an Accepted Student Event
If you’ve recently been accepted to Emerson College, we hope you&rsuo;ll join us at the Accepted Student Event for your program. More information and RSVP »
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 »
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 computer to campus. More information on suggested minimum computer configurations is available.
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 product availability, discounted pricing, and how to purchase from Emerson’s affiliated vendors is available.