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Undergraduate Admission

Fall Freshmen Timeline

Here is what to do after you submit your enrollment deposit:

Create your ECnet Account

Once you have submitted your enrollment deposit, you’ll receive an email inviting you to sign up for an ECnet account. Please do so as soon as possible.

Watch for updates

Your ECmail account is the primary way in which Emerson College will communicate with you. We recommend you check it regularly.

Log in to ECmail »

Review Financial Information

deadline: MAY 1

Financial packages for Early Action accepted students who apply for financial aid by February 3 will post in the Application Portal in mid-March. Financial packages for students who apply for financial aid by March 1 will post in the Application Portal in early April. Learn more by visiting the Office of Financial Aid website.

Merit Scholarship Reply Forms (if applicable) should be submitted via the Application Portal by May 1. Please direct all questions and concerns regarding the Merit Scholarship process to the Admission Office.

Accept your Financial Assistance Statement


Please view and accept your Financial Assistance Statement in the Application Portal once you receive instructions for doing so. We will email you instructions at the end of June. You are welcome to contact the Student Service Center at 617-824-8655 (option 3) with any questions about your financial package.

Sign Up for Housing

Deadline: june 30

After submitting your enrollment deposit, visit eCommon and login with your ECnet username and password. Freshmen will see an option to complete the online Housing Application Form starting on February 10. Housing assignments are sent by mail in late July. Move-in dates are posted in late June.

Learn about the residency requirements »

Learn about Housing »

Submit Health Forms


Full-time students should carefully read the Pre-Entrance Health Requirements Policy. In order to begin classes and/or take residency, students must download and complete the Entrance Health Form and provide documentation of compliance with all health requirements by July 1. We encourage you to start this process as soon as possible.

Learn about the Pre-Entrance Health Requirements Policy »

Submit Proof of Graduation

Deadline: July 15

All students are required to have an official final secondary school transcript on file at Emerson before they will be allowed to matriculate. The final transcript deadline is July 15. The final transcript must be signed, stamped, or sealed by a school official and include a graduation date.

Please mail transcripts to:

Emerson College Undergraduate Admission Processing Center
PO Box 880
Randolph, MA 02368-0880

We will also accept electronic final transcripts from your high school that are submitted by a recognized third-party vendor.

Other acceptable forms of Proof of Graduation include:

  • A certified high school diploma
  • A letter from a local school district official or state education agency certifying that you have received an education substantially equivalent to instruction given to students graduating from high school in a public or private institution
  • A Graduate Equivalency Diploma (GED)

Advising and Registration Information


Academic Advising will mail you registration instructions in mid-June. Please return all materials as instructed by the deadline indicated in the instructions.

Transferring Credits

  • First-year students may be awarded transfer credit for college coursework taken prior to enrolling at Emerson or for taking Advanced Placement or IB exams.
  • If you would like to receive a credit and/or exam score evaluation, submit official final college transcripts and/or exam scores to Emerson College Undergraduate Admission Processing Center, PO Box 880, Randolph, MA 02368-0880 by July 15. You can submit a transcript for any Summer 2014 college coursework by August 15. Evaluations are usually complete within a few weeks.

Major Changes

If you are considering a major change prior to May 5, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission at You will hear from an admission counselor within one week as to whether your request can be approved.

If you are considering a major change after May 5, please contact the Academic Advising Center at Advising will note that you would like to change your major, and then will consider requests according to program space availability in mid to late summer.

Please note that incoming students may not request to change majors into the Department of Visual and Media Arts or the Department of Performing Arts.

Once you matriculate in the fall, we will ask you to wait until your second semester at the College to request a change of major. All changes require approval of the department Chair. Information regarding the major change process and qualifications required for specific programs is available from the Academic Advising Center.

Pay Tuition Bill

Deadline: August 1

Tuition bills will be sent in mid-June and are due by August 1.

Learn about the billing process »

Orientation and Moving to Boston

August 25-30

You can learn about move-in and what to bring to college on the Orientation page.