Undergraduate Admission

Spring 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.

  • Forgot your ECnet password? You can reset it online.
  • You can track your progress through the items on this timeline by viewing your Incoming Student Checklist in eCommon.

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

If you have completed a financial aid application, you will receive a Financial Assistance Statement in the Application Portal from the Office of Financial Aid within two weeks of receiving an acceptance. You are welcome to contact the Office of Financial Aid at finaid@emerson.edu or 617-824-8655 with questions or concerns.

In January, you will receive instructions for signing your Financial Assistance Statement online. Please do so as soon as possible.

Sign up for Housing


Housing applications for Spring 2016 will be available in mid-September. At that time, visit eCommon and log in with your ECnet username and password. Freshman will see an option to complete the online Housing Application Form. Please do so as soon as possible. Housing assignments are emailed in January.

Learn about the residency requirements »

Learn about Housing »

Advising and Registration

Academic Advising will begin to contact incoming students in mid-December and will continue to do so into early January. Course schedules are posted in eCommon just prior to the start of the semester. You will be notified via email when your final course schedule becomes available.

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 score reports to Emerson College Undergraduate Admission Processing Center, PO Box 880, Randolph, MA 02368-0880 by January 10. Evaluations are usually complete within a few weeks.

Major Changes

In general, we ask that you remain in the major to which you were admitted for at least your first semester at Emerson.

Pay Tuition Bill


You will be notified by email when your tuition bill posts online. This usually happens within a week of your enrollment deposit. 

Learn about the billing process »

Submit Health Information

Deadline: december 17, 2015

All incoming students are 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 at any point in time, download the Immunization Verification Form to bring to your health care provider to complete, sign and date. You will need the form to enter information in the OSH.

OSH Guide »

Submit Proof of Graduation


All incoming students must provide proof of secondary school graduation before they will be allowed to attend Emerson. Acceptable forms of proof of graduation are outlined on the proof of graduation page.

Orientation and Moving to Boston


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