Important Deadlines for Fall 2020 and Spring 2020

Item Fall 2020 Spring 2020
Sign Up for Housing  Early June November 15
Accept Your Financial Assistance Statement June 30 December 16
Submit Proof of Graduation and Health Information July 15 January 5
Pay Tuition Bill August 3 December 16

After Confirming Enrollment

Create Your Emerson Account

AFTER SUBMITTING YOUR ENROLLMENT DEPOSIT

You’ll receive an email inviting you to sign up for an Emerson account. Please do so as soon as possible.

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

Review Financial Information

EARLY ACTION 

Early Action accepted students who file their FAFSA and CSS/Financial Aid Profile by November 15, 2019 will be able to view their tentative financial aid award in the Admission Portal in January 2020. Final verified financial aid awards will be viewable in the Portal in April 2020, pending completion of any requested supplementary documentation by March 2, 2020. 

REGULAR DECISION

Regular Decision accepted students who file both their FAFSA and CSS/Financial Aid Profile by February 3, 2020 will be able to view their tentative financial aid award in the Admission Portal in April 2020. Final verified financial aid awards will be viewable in the Portal in May 2020, pending completion of any requested supplementary documentation by April 2, 2020.

Undocumented and DACA Students

Students who are undocumented or have DACA status who have submitted a CSS/Financial Aid Profile by November 15, 2019 for Early Action or February 3, 2020 for Regular Decision will be able to review their awards in the time frames outlined above.

Accept Your Financial Assistance Statement

Fall Semester Deadline: June 30

Please view and accept your Financial Assistance Statement in the Admission Portal once you receive instructions for doing so. We will email you instructions at the end of June. 

Spring Semester Deadline: December 16

Please view and accept your Financial Assistance Statement in the Admission Portal once you receive instructions for doing so.

Sign Up for Housing

FALL SEMESTER STUDENTS

Freshmen will see an option to complete the online Housing Application Form beginning in early May. The submission deadline is early June. Move-in dates are posted in late June and housing assignments are emailed in August.

SPRING SEMESTER STUDENTS

Freshmen entering in the spring semester will see an option to complete the online Housing Application Form in late October. The submission deadline is November 15 and housing assignments are emailed in early January.

Transfer students do not have a housing requirement; housing can be offered based upon two factors: date of completed non-guaranteed housing application and availability of space on campus.

You must first submit the nonrefundable enrollment deposit, and then you will be able to gain access to the non-guaranteed housing application.

Submitting Documentation

Proof of Graduation

Fall Semester Deadline: July 15
Spring Semester Deadline: January 5

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.

Please submit official final college transcripts and/or College Board exam scores to Emerson College Undergraduate Admission 120 Bolyston Street, Boston, MA 02116 by the above deadlines.

Health Information

Fall Semester Deadline: July 15
Spring Semester Deadline: January 5

All incoming students are required to log in to the secure Student Health Portal to complete a medical history form, tuberculosis (TB) risk assessment, and submit immunization records. To get started, download the Immunization Verification Form to bring to your health care provider to complete, sign, and date. You will need the form to manually enter the dates of each vaccine or blood test into the Student Health Portal.

Advising & Registration Information

FALL REGISTRATION: BEGINNING MID-MAY

First-year registration materials will be made available online to incoming students in mid-May via their Admission Portal. Your course selections need to be submitted as soon as possible. Students will be notified via their Emerson email when their fall semester schedule is available for viewing online at the end of July. 

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 International Baccalaureate exams.
  • Please submit official final college transcripts and/or College Board exam scores to Emerson College Undergraduate Admission 120 Bolyston Street, Boston, MA 02116 by July 15. You can submit a transcript for any summer college coursework by August 15. Evaluations are usually completed within a few weeks.

Major Changes

If you are considering a major change prior to May 15, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission at admission [at] 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 May 15, please contact the Academic Advising Center at advising [at] emerson.edu.

Academic Advising will note that you would like to change your major and then will consider requests according to program space availability. Please note that incoming students may NOT request to change majors into the Comedic Arts program or the Department of Performing Arts.

Upon matriculation in the fall, first-year students are required to wait until their second semester at the College to request a change of major. Information regarding the major change process and qualifications required for specific programs is available at the Academic Advising Center.


SPRING REGISTRATION: BEGINNING MID-DECEMBER

First-year registration materials will be made available online to incoming students in mid-December via their Admission Portal. Course selections need to be submitted by the indicated late December deadline. Students will be notified via their Emerson email when their final semester schedule is available for viewing online at the start of Orientation. 

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 International Baccalaureate exams.
  • Please submit official final college transcripts and/or College Board score reports to Emerson College Undergraduate Admission 120 Bolyston Street, Boston, MA 02116 by January 15. Evaluations are usually completed within a few weeks.

Major Changes

If you are considering a major change after December 15, please contact the Academic Advising Center at advising [at] emerson.edu.

Academic Advising will note that you would like to change your major and then will consider requests according to program space availability. Please note that students may NOT request to change majors into the Comedic Arts program or the Department of Performing Arts.

First-year students are required to wait until their second semester at the College to request a change of major. Information regarding the major change process and qualifications required for specific programs is available at the Academic Advising Center.

Pay Tuition Bill

Fall Semester Deadline: August 3

Tuition bills will be available online by late June and are due by August 3.

Spring Semester Deadline: December 16

Tuition bills will be available online by mid-November and are due by December 16.

Orientation & Moving to Boston

Congratulations on your acceptance to Emerson College! We are excited to introduce you to Emerson’s unique community and innovative campus, and the city of Boston. We encourage you to Explore, Engage, and Embrace Emerson.

Moving to Boston

Get ready to move into your new home, whether it is at Emerson or elsewhere in Boston. Incoming on-campus students – head to our Housing & Dining page to learn about your new residence hall, what to bring, and campus life.