Fall Transfer Timeline
Now that you’ve submitted your Enrollment Deposit, here’s what to expect.
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.
Review Financial Information
DEADLINE: JUNE 1
If you complete your financial aid application by the April 2 deadline, you should receive a Financial Assistance Statement by mid-May.
Please sign and return (if applicable) your Financial Assistance Statement by June 1 once you receive instructions for doing so. Reply within two weeks of the date of your admission decision if you receive an admission decision after June 1. Contact the Office of Financial Aid at email@example.com or 617-824-8655 with any questions about your financial package.
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 waitlist 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 or exceed the July 1 deadline for immunization requirements, the July 15 deadline to provide proof of graduation, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Submit Proof of Graduation
DEADLINE: JUNE 15
All transfer students are required to have an official final college and secondary school transcripts on file at Emerson before they can matriculate. Final transcripts should be submitted as soon as they are available, no later than 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 or college submitted by a recognized third-party vendor.
Submit Health Forms
DEADLINE: JULY 1
Full-time students should read the Health Center Entrance Letter and must download and complete the Entrance Health Form by the July 1 deadline. The Center for Health and Wellness will begin taking forms after June 1.
Advising and Registration Information
Academic Advising will mail you registration information by the end of June. Please complete and return your registration materials as soon as possible after you receive them. If you don’t receive materials by the end of June, contact the Advising Center at 617-824-7876.
- You will be able to view a Transfer Credit Evaluation in the Application Portal within and up to two weeks after you’ve been accepted.
- You can submit a transcript for any summer college coursework by August 15. Evaluations are usually completed within a few weeks.
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 sent the week of June 18 and are due by August 1. More information »
Orientation and Moving to Boston
You can learn about Orientation, computer purchasing information, and what to bring to college on the Orientation page. More information from Student Life will be sent in late June.