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Housing is not guaranteed for transfer students as the availability of on-campus housing changes each semester. The Office of Housing and Residence Life strives to accommodate housing requests. Learn more about off-campus housing options.

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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 by June 30, 2024.

If you have taken any Advanced Placement (AP) tests, please submit official scores to the Admissions Office as soon as possible. AP courses in which a student earned a score of a 3, 4, or 5, transfer to MassArt as studio electives, liberal arts electives, or History of Art electives. The only AP course equivalent to a specific, required MassArt course is AP Art History which is equivalent to HART-100 Intro to Western Art; an exam score of 4 or 5 is required to receive credit for this course.

International Baccalaureate (IB) scores of a 6 or 7 at the higher level are eligible for transfer elective credit. Please submit official scores to the Admissions Office as soon as possible.

If you are a transfer student, 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.

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.

Student Accessibility Services

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 in Student Accessibility Services is available to assist you.

MassArt Student Email

MassArt email addresses are released one week after deposits are received. MassArt email addresses are our official means of email communication with you and you are responsible for knowing the information sent to this account. Many offices will communicate with you by MassArt email; please check your MassArt email address regularly.

International Students: Until you arrive on campus, we will try to communicate with you via both your personal and your MassArt email addresses; however, we strongly encourage you to check MassArt email regularly for important information from all MassArt offices.

If you never received information about accessing your MassArt student email, please contact the Admissions Operations Team at admissionsops@massart.edu.

For questions about activating your MassArt email, passwords, or other technical support, please contact MassArt’s Tech Central at helpdesk@massart.edu or (617) 879-7888.

International Student Visa Information

Once international students are formally admitted to MassArt, they will need to apply for F-1 student visa status.

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Immunization Records

Please submit your physician-signed immunization records on CastleBranch, our convenient portal for tracking vaccination information.

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Fall Registration and Classes

The Registrar’s Office is one of the main administrative offices here to support your transition to campus. They will create your first semester schedule, harmonizing program requirements, course sequencing, course availability and approved accommodations. There are a lot of moving pieces that go into schedule creation. 

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FAQs

First Term Fall schedules are usually completed by the beginning of July. First Term Spring schedules should be complete by mid-December. Once a new schedule has been built and viewable in Self Service, you will receive a notification email at your MassArt email address.

You may find that you have been registered for a course that completes a degree requirement but seems like it wouldn’t be of interest to you. While students do have the opportunity to adjust their schedules during Add/Drop (first two weeks of the semester) it isn’t always possible.

Alumnus and Department Chair of Studio Foundations, Marc Holland, experienced this exact scenario as a new MassArt student. He had been placed in a wood-working studio elective that he was not excited about, but, amazingly, it ended up being his passion and eventual major! So be prepared to discover your hidden talents.

With hundreds of schedules in play, we are unfortunately unable to personalize every schedule. If you have extenuating circumstances like a long commute (over 1 hour), an inflexible work schedule, childcare needs, fixed medical appointments, etc., please email us directly at mturley@massart.edu.

The Registrar’s Office will attempt to accommodate extenuating circumstances. Undergraduate students who have documented accommodations should first reach out to the Academic Resource Center (ARC) and any related scheduling needs will be relayed to our office.

Yes! The Registrar’s Office only creates schedules for incoming students. Midway through your first term, you will meet with an assigned faculty advisor, learn how to plan out courses and register yourself for future terms.

Please reach out to mturley@massart.edu in the Office of the Registrar with any questions about college level credits earned during high school, at another accredited institution, or through CLEP (College Level Examination Program). Once official transcripts pertaining to potential transfer credits are reviewed, you will be notified as to whether any of these credits will be awarded towards your MassArt degree requirements and if schedule adjustments may be made.

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