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Admitted Students’ Checklist

Congratulations and Welcome!

Take these next steps to become a UMass Boston student.

Pay Your New Student Deposit

  • Your $200 deposit holds your place at the university.

Sign Up for Beacon Beginnings: New Student Orientation

  • At orientation you’ll work with student orientation leaders, a group of upperclassmen trained to help you transition to the university. You’ll also make some new friends and register for your first-semester courses.

Take the Math Placement Exam - ALEKS

  • Placement in math courses is done using ALEKS, an online mathematics assessment and learning tool. All new first-year freshmen and transfer students who have not met their college’s math requirement are expected to take the math placement exam at least two weeks prior to orientation. You can access ALEKS through your WISER account by using the login and password that you were sent upon matriculation. You should receive an email and letter with your WISER login information once we have processed your New Student Deposit.

Take the Writing Assessment

  • All Freshmen students are required to take the assessment.  Transfer students also need to take the assessment if they do not have previous credit for English Composition I or an acceptable substitute.  A WISER account is required to take the assessment.

Submit Your Immunization Form and Enroll in a Health Insurance Program

  • To be ready for the start of classes, you are required to provide proof of immunization compliance by returning an immunization form to Health Services. Also, you must participate in a school-sponsored qualifying Student Health Program or submit a waiver demonstrating comparable coverage through an alternate health plan. Save about $2000 annually on insurance costs by submitting this waiver if you already have your own health plan.

Contact Student Housing

  • Where you choose to live will play an important part in your overall experience at UMass Boston. The Office of Student Housing can help you find roommates and a place to call home.

Get Your Financing in Order

  • Be sure to keep up on financial aid, as well as student employment and scholarship opportunities.

Set up Your SOGO Cash Card for Dining on Campus

  • UMass Boston has some great places to enjoy full meals or to just grab a snack on your way to class. The SOGO Cash Card ensures you always have  funds set aside for food.

Explore Student Organizations & Activities

  • UMass Boston offers more than 100 student-run clubs and hundreds more special activities sponsored both on and off campus.

For International Students

  • If you’re joining UMass Boston from another country, be sure to submit any required international documents and pay attention to all your important next steps.

Let us know if you have any questions: 617.287.6100.