New Student Arrival

Reason: To ensure a successful social and academic transition to Emerson for all entering students.

New Undergraduate Student Arrival Policy

To ensure a successful transition to Emerson all entering undergraduate students are required to attend new student Orientation and begin classes during the first week of the semester. International students are expected to attend international pre-orientations as well. Students unable to meet this requirement will typically not be permitted to enroll at the College that term. However, the College will provide such students the opportunity to defer to a subsequent semester.

If a student believes that circumstances warrant an exception to this policy, the student should send a detailed email to the UG Admissions Director at admission [at] emerson.edu as soon as possible explaining the circumstances for the anticipated delay to arrive and/or begin classes. 

  1. Consideration will be given to students whose arrival and/or class attendance is delayed by issues beyond their control, but able to begin classes by the first day of the 2nd week of classes.
  2. Students unable to begin classes by the first day of the 2nd week of classes will not be allowed to enroll, but will have an opportunity to defer to a subsequent semester.

ATTENTION: all F-1 international students need to be physically present on campus for SEVIS Registration no later than the first day of the 2nd week of classes or they will be subject to un-enrollment by the College and termination in SEVIS.  Once terminated in SEVIS a student will need to leave the US immediately.

Students not permitted to enroll will have their tuition and fees reimbursed, less their deposit.

New Graduate Student Arrival Policy

To ensure a successful transition to Emerson all entering graduate students are required to attend new student Orientation and begin classes during the first week of the semester. International students are expected to attend international graduate orientations as well. Students unable to meet this requirement are typically not permitted to enroll at the College that term. However, the College will provide such students the opportunity to defer to a subsequent semester.

If a student believes that circumstances warrant an exception to this policy, the student should send a detailed email to the Graduate Admissions Director gradadmission [at] emerson.edu as soon as possible explaining the circumstances for the anticipated delay to arrive and/or begin classes. 

  1. Consideration will be given to students whose arrival and/or class attendance is delayed by issues beyond their control, but able to begin classes by the first day of the 2nd week of classes.
  2. Students unable to begin classes by the first day of the 2nd week of classes will not be allowed to enroll, but will have an opportunity to defer to a subsequent semester.

ATTENTION: all F-1 international students need to be physically present on campus for SEVIS Registration no later than the first day of the 2nd week of classes or they will be subject to un-enrollment by the College and termination in SEVIS. Once terminated in SEVIS a student will need to leave the US immediately.

Students not permitted to enroll will have their tuition and fees reimbursed, less their deposit.