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Emerson Closed

The College will be closed today, Monday, February 8 for day and evening classes. 

Due to National Weather Service predictions for hazardous conditions beginning mid-morning, the College is closing for the safety of our campus community and employees.

The College’s dining facilities will be open and operating on a normal schedule.  The Iwasaki Library will be open until 11pm.


Undergraduate Admission

Accepted Freshmen

You're in! The very first thing to do is to consider your options and submit your enrollment deposit by the appropriate deadline.

SPRING 2016 ENROLLMENT

fall 2016 enrollment

Fall 2016: Confirm your enrollment

Submit your enrollment deposit by logging in to the Application Portal »

You can pay your nonrefundable $500 enrollment deposit by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or electronic check.

  • Fall 2016 deposits are due by May 1.

create your ecnet account

AFTER SUBMITTING ENROLLMENT DEPOSIT:

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? 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

Early Action:
Early Action accepted students who file their CSS Profile by November 15 will be able to view their tentative financial aid award in the Application Portal in mid-December. Final verified financial aid awards will be viewable in the Portal in early April, pending completion of the FAFSA by February 1. Learn more by visiting the Office of Financial Aid website.

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

Regular Decision:
Regular Decision accepted students who file both their CSS Profile and FAFSA by March 1 will be able to view their financial aid award in the Application Portal in early April. Learn more by visiting the Office of Financial Aid website.

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

accept your financial assistance statement

DEADLINE: JUNE 30

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 Office of Financial Aid at 617-824-8655 with any questions about your financial package.

sign up for housing

DEADLINE: JUNE 30

After submitting your enrollment deposit, visit eCommon and login with your ECnet username and password. Freshmen will see an option to complete the online Housing Application Form starting in February. Housing assignments emailed in late July. Move-in dates are posted in late June.

Learn about the residency requirements »

Learn about Housing »

submit proof of graduation

DEADLINE: JULY 15

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

submit health information

DEADLINE: JULY 15

All incoming students are required to register and log into the secure Online Student Health (OSH) Portal to complete a medical history, submit immunization records, and complete a Tuberculosis Risk Assessment Questionnaire. 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.

OSH Guide»

ADVISING AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION

beginning MID-june

Academic Advising will mail you registration instructions in mid-June. Please return all materials as instructed by the deadline indicated in the instructions.

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 IB exams.
  • If you would like to receive a credit and/or exam score evaluation, submit official final college transcripts and/or exam scores to Emerson College Undergraduate Admission Processing Center, PO Box 880, Randolph, MA 02368-0880 by July 15. You can submit a transcript for any Summer 2016 college coursework by August 15. Evaluations are usually complete 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@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@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.

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

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 late June and are due by August 1.

Learn about the billing process »

orientation and moving to boston

END OF AUGUST

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

other options

Request a deferral

If you would like to request to defer your enrollment for one or two semesters, we recommend that you first contact an admission counselor. If a counselor recommends that you request to defer:

  • First, submit your $500 nonrefundable enrollment deposit via the Application Portal.
  • After one business day, you will be able to view your deposit confirmation letter under Admission Decision in the Application Portal. It includes the option to request a deferral. You will be asked to specify your new desired start term, explain why you wish to defer admission, and to explain how you will spend your time between now and your desired start term.

Requests are reviewed by the Admission Committee. Please note the following restrictions for first-year students who defer admission:

  • First-year students may take a total of two courses at another institution while in deferral, but may not formally matriculate at another college or university. If you plan to take more than two courses during your deferral or if you plan to formally enroll at another college, you will be required to apply as a transfer student for your desired start term.
  • Performing Arts majors may not request to defer to a spring term.
  • First-year students offered admission from the fall wait list do not have the option to defer with admission, but we can work with you on reapplying for admission.

You will hear from an admission staff member within one week as to whether your request to defer has been approved.


Decline admission

If you decline our admission offer, we will be disappointed but hope you still share with us some information about your decision. Please email admission@emerson.edu with your name, address, and reason for not attending. If you are attending another school, let us know which one.


Spring 2016: Confirm your enrollment

Submit your enrollment deposit by logging in to the Application Portal »

You can pay your nonrefundable $500 enrollment deposit by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or electronic check.

create your ecnet account

AFTER SUBMITTING ENROLLMENT DEPOSIT:

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? 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: WITHIN TWO WEEKS OF ACCEPTANCE

If you have completed a financial aid application, you will receive a Financial Assistance Statement in the Application Portal from the Office of Financial Aid within two weeks of receiving an acceptance. You are welcome to contact the Office of Financial Aid at finaid@emerson.edu or 617-824-8655 with questions or concerns.

In January, you will receive instructions for signing your Financial Assistance Statement online. Please do so as soon as possible.

sign up for housing

DEADLINE: DECEMBER 15, 2015

Housing applications for Spring 2016 will be available in mid-September. At that time, visit eCommon and log in with your ECnet username and password. Freshman will see an option to complete the online Housing Application Form. Please do so as soon as possible. Housing assignments are emailed in January.

Learn about the residency requirements »

Learn about Housing »

advising and registration

Beginning Mid-December

Academic Advising will begin to contact incoming students in mid-December and will continue to do so into early January. Course schedules are posted in eCommon just prior to the start of the semester. You will be notified via email when your final course schedule becomes available.

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 IB exams.
  • If you would like to receive a credit and/or exam score evaluation, submit official final college transcripts and score reports to Emerson College Undergraduate Admission Processing Center, PO Box 880, Randolph, MA 02368-0880 by January 10. Evaluations are usually complete within a few weeks.

Major Changes:
In general, we ask that you remain in the major to which you were admitted for at least your first semester at Emerson.

pay tuition bill

DEADLINE: December 15, 2015

You will be notified by email when your tuition bill posts online. This usually happens within a week of your enrollment deposit.

Learn about the billing process »

submit health information

DEADLINE: DECEMBER 17, 2015

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. 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.

OSH Guide »

submit proof of graduation

DEADLINE: january 8, 2016

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.

orientation and moving to boston

JANUARY 7, 2016

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

other options

Request a deferral

If you would like to request to defer your enrollment for one or two semesters, we recommend that you first contact an admission counselor. If a counselor recommends that you request to defer:

  • First, submit your $500 nonrefundable enrollment deposit via the Application Portal.
  • After one business day, you will be able to view your deposit confirmation letter under Admission Decision in the Application Portal. It includes the option to request a deferral. You will be asked to specify your new desired start term, explain why you wish to defer admission, and to explain how you will spend your time between now and your desired start term.

Requests are reviewed by the Admission Committee. Please note the following restrictions for first-year students who defer admission:

  • First-year students may take a total of two courses at another institution while in deferral, but may not formally matriculate at another college or university. If you plan to take more than two courses during your deferral or if you plan to formally enroll at another college, you will be required to apply as a transfer student for your desired start term.
  • Performing Arts majors may not request to defer to a spring term.
  • First-year students offered admission from the fall wait list do not have the option to defer with admission, but we can work with you on reapplying for admission.

You will hear from an admission staff member within one week as to whether your request to defer has been approved.


Decline admission

If you decline our admission offer, we will be disappointed but hope you still share with us some information about your decision. Please email admission@emerson.edu with your name, address, and reason for not attending. If you are attending another school, let us know which one.