Undergraduate Admission

Fall Transfer 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? If you’ve misplaced 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

DEADLINE: JUNE 1

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

Accept your Financial Assistance Statement

DEADLINE: JUNE 30

If you completed your financial aid application by the April 1 deadline, you should receive a Financial Assistance Statement by mid-May. 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.


Housing Information

Off-Campus Housing

Most transfer students live off campus. We encourage you to work with Off-Campus Student Services to find an apartment in Boston. OCSS offers all of the support you need to navigate your apartment search, including finding roommates and apartment listings. Once you are living off campus, OCSS helps you get connected to your neighborhood in Boston through off-campus programming.

On Campus Housing

If you would like to be considered for on campus housing, you are welcome to join our housing wait list by logging in to eCommon after submitting your Enrollment Deposit. Housing will provide an update on your wait list status as soon as they are able to do so, but most students will not have a final decision until early to mid-August.

We recommend joining the housing wait list if:

  • You are comfortable waiting until mid-August to secure off-campus housing in the event that you are not offered on campus housing.
  • You will meet the the June 15 deadline to provide proof of graduation, the July 1 deadline for immunization requirements, and the August 1 deadline to pay your bill in full.
  • You have been out of high school for three years or less.

If you decide to make other arrangements for housing after you have joined the wait list, it is very important that you notify Housing right away by emailing reslife@emerson.edu or calling 617-824-8620. In order for Housing to plan for vacancies and for other students to make decisions about their living arrangements, the wait list must be as accurate as possible. Please support your fellow students and remove your name from the wait list if at any point you no longer wish to pursue on campus housing.

View our residency requirements »

Watch the Off-Campus Housing Webinar »


Submit Proof of Graduation

DEADLINE: JUNE 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 June 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:

  • Official copy of documentation sent directly from the IB Organization indicating that a diploma has been awarded
  •  If your school is not accredited by the US and does not issue US diplomas, a credential evaluation of your diploma/certificate stating it is equivalent to a U.S. diploma
  • Official A-level results from the testing organization or high school which indicates that 5 GCSEs with a grade of C or better in academic subjects (3 of them A-levels) have been taken
  •  A Graduate Equivalency Diploma (GED) sent directly from the testing organization
  • Homeschooled students have the additional option to submit a letter from a local school district official or state education agency certifying that the student received an education substantially equivalent to instruction given to students graduating from high school in a public or private institution

Submit Health Information

DEADLINE: JULY 20

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. We will notify students and provide more detailed information when the OSH becomes available. 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, and you will receive instructions for submitting the form itself.

Learn more » 

The deadline to submit health information has been extended to June 20. We will email parents and students as soon as the OSH becomes available.


Advising and Registration Information

Academic Advising will mail you registration information by the end of June. Please return all materials as instructed by the deadline indicated in the instructions. If you don’t receive materials by the end of June, contact the Advising Center at 617-824-7876.

Transferring Credits

  • You will be able to view a Transfer Credit Evaluation in the Application Portal within two weeks of being accepted.
  • You can submit a transcript for any summer college coursework by August 15. Evaluations are usually completed within a few weeks.

View the transfer credit policy »

Major Changes

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

If you are considering a major change before you deposit, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission at admission@emerson.edu. 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 you deposit, please contact the Academic Advising Center at advising@emerson.edu. 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.

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 available online by the end of June and are due by August 1.

Learn about the billing process »


Orientation and Moving to Boston

AUGUST 25–30

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