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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 International

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 »

submit documentation to receive your i-20 form

DEADLINE: MAY 15 OR WITHIN TWO WEEKS OF ADMISSION (WHICHEVER IS LATER)

We begin to process and send I-20s during the month of June. Follow these steps to obtain your I-20:

  • Submit your nonrefundable $500 Enrollment Deposit in the Application Portal. Then, submit the following documentation via email at admission@emerson.edu or fax to 617-824-8609:
    • International Student Contact Form
      This form provides information necessary for your I-20 Form (immigration document).
    • Bank Document (Sample PDF)
      Please provide us with a bank document that meets the following criteria:
      • In English
      • In U.S. Dollars
      • Showing a minimum of US $57,000
      • Signed by a bank official
      • Issued within 12 months of the start date of your program. (Please note that the funds must be liquid: real estate and forms of property are not acceptable forms of documentation.) Please view our Financial Documentation guidelines »
    • Letter of Sponsorship (PDF)
      If your official bank letter represents finances of someone other than you, you must include this letter of sponsorship. Make sure your financial sponsor signs and dates the letter.
    • Passport Photocopy
      Please submit a copy of the biographical/identification page of your passport. This is the page that shows your photo, your date of birth, passport number, date that the passport was issued, expiration date, and country of citizenship.

ONCE YOU RECEIVE YOUR I-20 AND SEVIS INFORMATION

INTERNATIONAL TRANSFER STUDENTS

For students attending colleges and universities within the United States, please look over the procedures for maintaining your F-1 visa status.

In addition to the items listed above, you must also submit one copy of each form from below:

  • Current F-1 student visa
  • Form I-94 arrival/departure record (the small white card stapled into your passport)
  • Previous Form I-20
  • Transfer Verification Form

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 are sent in late July. Move-in dates are posted in late June.

Learn about the residency requirements »

Learn about Housing »

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 »

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

advising and registration information

DEADLINE: MID-JULY

Academic Advising will mail first-year registration instructions in mid-June. Please return all materials by the deadline listed in the instructions. Registration instructions for transfer students will be sent by the end of June, and will be due shortly after you receive them.

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. Exam scores like those from the International Baccalaureate, German Abitur, European Baccalaureate, French Baccalaureat, and Swiss Maturité do not have to be translated or evaluated in order to be considered for transfer credit.
  • 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 2015 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 the end of 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 »

submit documentation to receive your i-20 form

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT PAPERWORK: WITHIN TWO WEEKS OF ADMISSION

We begin to process and send I-20s starting in late November. Follow these steps to obtain your I-20:

  • Submit your nonrefundable $500 Enrollment Deposit in the Application Portal. Then, submit the following documentation via email at admission@emerson.edu or fax to 617-824-8609:
    • International Student Contact Form
      This form provides information necessary for your I-20 Form (immigration document).
    • Bank Document (Sample PDF)
      Please provide us with a bank document that meets the following criteria:
      • In English
      • In U.S. Dollars
      • Showing a minimum of US $57,000
      • Signed by a bank official
      • Issued within 12 months of the start date of your program. (Please note that the funds must be liquid: real estate and forms of property are not acceptable forms of documentation.) Please view our Financial Documentation guidelines »
    • Letter of Sponsorship (PDF)
      If your official bank letter represents finances of someone other than you, you must include this letter of sponsorship. Make sure your financial sponsor signs and dates the letter.
    • Passport Photocopy
      Please submit a copy of the biographical/identification page of your passport. This is the page that shows your photo, your date of birth, passport number, date that the passport was issued, expiration date, and country of citizenship.

ONCE YOU RECEIVE YOUR I-20 AND SEVIS INFORMATION

International Transfer Students

For students attending colleges and universities within the United States, please look over the procedures for maintaining your F-1 visa status.

In addition to the items listed above, you must also submit one copy of each form from below:

  • Current F-1 student visa
  • Form I-94 arrival/departure record (the small white card stapled into your passport)
  • Previous Form I-20
  • Transfer Verification Form

sign up for housing

DEADLINE: December 15, 2015

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 are sent in late July. Move-in dates are posted in early January.

Learn about the residency requirements »

Learn about Housing »

Transfer students: Contact Off-Campus Student Services to find an apartment in Boston. You can also join the Housing Waitlist in eCommon. Housing will contact you as soon as possible regarding your waitlist status, but this may not happen until early January.

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.

Please mail proof of graduation to:

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

advising and registration information

DEADLINE: BEGINNING MID-DECEMBER

Academic Advising will mail first-year registration instructions in mid-December. Please return all materials by the deadline listed in the instructions. Registration instructions for transfer students will be sent by the end of June, and will be due shortly after you receive them.

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.
  • Transfer students will be able to view a Transfer Credit Evaluation in the Application Portal within two weeks of receiving an offer of admission.

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 (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 »

orientation and moving to boston

JANUARY 715, 2016

Student Life will send you information about Orientation in early January.

Visit the Winter 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.