At a Glance

Important Deadlines for Fall 2020 and Spring 2020

ITEM Fall 2020 Spring 2020
Accept Your Financial Assistance Statement June 30 December 16
Submit Final Transcript June 5 January 5
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

Fall Semester Deadline: June 1

Transfer students who file their FAFSA and CSS/Financial Aid Profile by April 6, 2020* will be able to view their tentative financial aid award in the Admission Portal in May 2020.

 *Those applicants admitted after April 6, 2020 will be granted an additional two weeks to submit all financial aid applications. The extension starts at date of acceptance. 

Please direct all questions and concerns regarding the Merit Scholarship process to the Admission Office.

Students who are undocumented or have DACA status who have submitted a CSS/Financial Aid Profile by April 6 for the Fall term will be able to review their awards in the time frames outlined above. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid for a copy of the CSS/Financial Aid Profile or for more information.

Accept Your Financial Assistance Statement

Fall Semester Deadline: June 30

If applicable, 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

If applicable, please view and accept your Financial Assistance Statement in the Admission Portal once you receive instructions for doing so. 

 

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

Although 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.

For Fall 2020 Transfer Students, the non-guarantee housing application is available in early May. There is no close date.

For Spring 2020 Transfer Students, the non-guarantee housing application is available October 28. There is no close date.

Submitting Documentation 

Final Transcript

Fall Semester Deadline: June 5
Spring Semester Deadline: January 5

Make sure to submit a final college transcript so that your credits from your final semester can be evaluated and considered when you register for classes.

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 mail proof of graduation to:

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

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)

Academic Advising will instruct you in early June via your Admission Portal as to when you are eligible to schedule in-person/phone appointments with an academic advisor to get registered for the fall semester.  

Transferring Credits

You will be able to view a Transfer Credit Evaluation in your Admission Portal within two weeks of being accepted. Please submit official final college transcripts and/or College Board exam scores by June 15 to

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

You can submit a transcript for summer college coursework by August 15. Evaluations are usually completed within a few weeks.

Major Changes

Please note that students may NOT request to change majors into the Comedic Arts program or the Department of Performing Arts.

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. We advise that you meet with your Transfer Advisor to discuss the major change process, specific program qualifications, and impact on your long-term plan.


Advising & Registration Information (Spring)

Academic Advising will instruct you in late November via your Admission Portal as to when you are eligible to schedule an in-person/phone appointment with an academic advisor to get registered for the spring semester. 

Transferring Credits

You will be able to view a Transfer Credit Evaluation in your Admission Portal within two weeks of being accepted.

Please submit official final college transcripts and/or College Board exam scores as soon as possible to

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

You can submit a transcript for fall semester college coursework as soon as possible. Evaluations are usually completed within a few weeks.

Major Changes

Please note that students may NOT request to change majors into the Comedic Arts program or the Department of Performing Arts.

If you are considering a major change prior to November 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 November 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. We advise that you meet with your Transfer Advisor to discuss the major change process, specific program qualifications, and impact on your long-term plan.

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.

Move-In

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.