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Accepted Students Fall 2018

YES! Your hard work and patience paid off and we are delighted to invite you to join the MassArt community. It's your time to be fearless. Here you will find helpful reminders, important dates, and contact information for specific departments. Please refer to your acceptance booklet for full information regarding enrollment. If you lost or misplaced your acceptance booklet, please contact the Admissions Office at 617.879.7222.

Please note the information on this page pertains to undergraduate students only. If you are a graduate student, please contact Graduate Admissions or refer to your acceptance booklet.


To secure your place in the entering class, you must submit a $200 non-refundable deposit along with the Tuition and Housing Deposit Form (pages 19-20 of your acceptance booklet). These items must be postmarked no later than May 1 for fall enrollment. Please note that you must submit the tuition deposit in order to make a $240 deposit for housing. If you are planning to apply for housing, we strongly encourage you to submit both your tuition and housing deposit at the same time along with the appropriate forms.


Deposits can be made in the form of a check or money order made out to Massachusetts College of Art and Design, or by credit card online. All matriculating students must make a deposit, regardless of any expected financial aid. Deposits are non-refundable, but are applied against the first year's charges. After the uniform reply date of May 1, we will continue to accept deposits on a space available basis.


You can make deposit(s) by credit card online at Students enrolling for the Pre-Semester program should check CE. Students depositing for the fall semester should check the DP option. Be sure to enter all seven (7) digits of your MassArt ID number, including the first zero; your ID# can be found in the upper right corner of your decision letter. If you make a deposit online, please be sure to write your confirmation number on the Tuition and Housing Deposit form and return it to the Office of Admissions. If you are applying for housing, please be sure to include the Housing Application (pages 21-22 of acceptance booklet) as well.



If you haven't applied for financial aid, it's not too late. Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online at Make sure to include MassArt's school code on your application: 002180.

The Office of Student Financial Assistance begins sending financial aid award letters in mid to late March. If you completed a FAFSA, you should have received a Student Aid Report (a multi-page document called the SAR); review it to confirm that MassArt also received a copy of this date. If MassArt is not listed, contact MassArt's Office of Student Financial Assistance. In some cases, you may need to provide additional documents after the FAFSA has been filed; Learn more >> 

If you completed the FAFSA by the deadlines and listed MassArt, but do not receive a financial assistance letter by early April, please check with the Office of Student Financial Assistance to be sure that they have your social security number on file and the your financial aid application is complete. If you did not complete the FAFSA but wish to apply for financial aid, please do so as soon as possible. International students are not eligible to apply for federal financial aid at MassArt, however, they may apply for a private student loan with a U.S. co-signer.

If you have any questions about this process, please contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance.

Merit ScholarSHip Appeal

Please note that the Committee is no longer accepting merit award appeals. If you have questions about your need-based aid, please contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance at or 617-879-7849. For all other questions, please contact Admissions at or 617-879-7222. Thank you for your continued interest in MassArt. 


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All offers of admission to high school seniors are contingent upon completion of high school requirements and graduation with your class as scheduled. You are expected to maintain or improve your individual grades and grade-point-average during the remainder of your senior year. In order to confirm your official graduation, have your high school guidance office forward a copy of your final high school transcript to the Office of Admissions after your senior year is complete.


If you are a transfer student currently enrolled in college, you must make sure to have your final college transcript sent to the Office of Admissions as soon as possible after the semester ends.


A preliminary transfer credit evaluation was enclosed with your decision letter. If you are currently enrolled in classes please submit an updated college transcript with your final semester grades, course descriptions and updated artwork (if you're seeking studio credits) to the Office of Admissions. Once this information is received, the College will evaluate any new coursework and send you an updated transfer evaluation within 3-4 weeks. Please note that additional transfer credit is not likely to change your entrance level; however, you may be awarded additional liberal arts, history of art, or studio electives.


MassArt is committed to making college a successful experience for all students, including those with documented disabilities. If you have a disability that you believe might stand in the way of your best performance at MassArt, staff at the Academic Resource Center (ARC) are available to assist you.

In compliance with all regulations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA-AA), MassArt assures the protection of your right for equal access to educational opportunities. Student Accessibility Services within the ARC works with students to determine reasonable and necessary accommodations that can be made within the classroom and the studio. These accommodations may include additional time on examinations, rest breaks, note taking assistance, mobility assistance, or access to digital texts.

In order to secure accommodations at MassArt, you must submit documentation of your disability along with the Request for Accommodations Form (page 25 of your acceptance booklet) for you to use to describe your disability and to indicate the accommodations you may need at MassArt. Any information you choose to share with us, on this form or in person, is kept confidential.


Directions for setting up your MassArt email will be sent later this spring after your deposit has been received. Once you have activated your MassArt email account, it is important that you check it frequently since various MassArt offices will email you. You are responsible for knowing the information that is sent to your MassArt email account. Be sure to contact Tech Central at 617.879.7888 or by email if you encounter any problems accessing your account.



Incoming students must submit the MassArt Immunization Record Form, completed and signed by a physician, no later than June 15th, 2018. Completed forms should be sent to the Counseling and Wellness Center. Students who have not submitted this form will not be allowed on campus: you will not be allowed to move into on-campus housing, swipe into on-campus buildings, or attend class. 



Massachusetts State Law requires all students enrolled for at least 9 credits to have health insurance. Unless proof of comparable coverage is provided, you must participate in the MassArt Student Health Insurance Plan. To participate in the MassArt Insurance Plan, you must be enrolled for at least 9 credits and in a degree granting program. All international students must participate in the MassArt Student Health Insurance Plan.


All undergraduate students who do not fill out the necessary online form will automatically be billed for health insurance. 

For questions about MassArt's Health insurance Plan, please contact the Bursar's Office at 617.879.7903 or


Studio PreSemester is an intensive ten day program designed to strengthen art-making skills, provide an introduction to the multiple layers of campus life as an artist, and offer students concerned about the transition to art school a focused studio that will help them succeed in their freshman year.

Participation in the Studio PreSemester is encouraged for any student entering MassArt's first-year Studio Foundation program. Some admitted applicants are recommended or required to complete the program. If unsure, please refer to your acceptance letter or contact the Admissions Office at 617.879.7222. This program will strengthen your drawing skills and prepare you for the rigorous studio classes that lie ahead.

Additional information about Studio PreSemester can be found in your acceptance packet or by contacting the Office of Professional and Continuing Education at 617.879.7200or


Discover what it's like on MassArt's campus. View our Events Calendar and check out upcoming lectures, visiting artists, and exhibitions!


If you need more information about tuition charges or a payment plan, please contact MassArt's Bursar's Office at 617.879.7900 or email


Incoming students will be automatically registered for classes beginning in June. Tentative schedules can be accessed via daVinci. Please note schedules are not considered final until the end of August.

Classes begin Wednesday, September 5th. View the full academic calendar.


Orientation is scheduled for Saturday, September 1st through Tuesday, September 4th, 2018. All incoming students will be moving into the residence halls on Saturday, September 1st. Learn more


Learn more about Commuter Programs, student parking, and MBTA discounts.


First-time freshmen and Foundation transfer students are not required to purchase a computer. There are several labs available on campus for students use. Questions about recommended computers and software should be directed to the Studio Foundation Department at 617.879.7298. Upper level transfer students should consult with respective major departments.


Once international students are formally admitted to MassArt, they are required to submit information in order to apply for F-1 student visa status. Learn more >>


Academic Resource Center • 617.879.7280

Bookstore • 617.739.4770

Business Office • 617.879.7900

Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Mercedes Sherrod Evans, Chief Diversity Officer • 617.879.7060

Commuter Programs
more information

Counseling and Wellness Center • 617.879.7760

Housing and Residential Life • 617.879.7750

International Education Center 
Maggie Shirland, International Student Advisor • 617.879.7717

Office of Admissions • 617.879.7222

Laura Flynn, Director of Transition & Leadership Programs • 617.879.7723

Public Safety • 617.879.7810

Registrar's Office • 617.879.7272

Office of Student Financial Assistance • 617.879.7849