General Next Steps for Deposited StudentsBoston
Our Orientation program, MCPHS Connect, provides incoming students the opportunity to engage with their peers and learn about all the resources MCPHS has to offer. MCPHS Connect is a required, hybrid program that includes a self-paced online module and in-person session.
Questions about Orientation may be directed to email@example.com.
A few months prior to the start of your term, you will receive an email with your MCPHS login credentials (username and password). This will give you access to our current student portal, as well as your MCPHS email account.
Please check your MCPHS email regularly. Important communications are sent to that address by MCPHS as you approach your start term that could impact your attendance at MCPHS if not seen.
We recommend setting a weekly calendar reminder to ensure you see all communications to your MCPHS email.
To apply for on-campus housing please see the Boston Housing Next Steps page.
MCPHS also offers University-sponsored housing to students in their second year, however, availability and eligibility can vary from year to year. MCPHS’ Office of Student Affairs can help you with several resources designed to make finding off-campus housing as easy and convenient as possible.
Need recommendations as to which historic and vibrant Boston neighborhood you’d like to reside in? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
At MCPHS, we recognize that investing in a college education is no small feat, and strive to offer options that can help manage the cost. As a result, we're proud to have delivered more than $20 million in institutional dollars to eligible students.
Tuition payment is due by the following date (dependent on your semester start date).
- Fall Enrollment: August 1
- (Fall semester bills released on June 22)
- Spring Enrollment: December 1
- Summer Enrollment: May 1
Financial Aid Appointments
Let us help create a financial plan that works for you and your family. Our Student Financial Services (SFS) counselors will break down the numbers for you, show you all of your available financing options, and give you a clear picture of how to make your education happen.
Contact SFS by dialing 617.732.2864 or email email@example.com.
More Information on Financial Aid
Please visit the the Financial Aid page for information regarding specific financial aid and tuition-related topics.
MCPHS requires an official copy of your final high school transcript showing all final grades and date of graduation to complete your admission record. Please note that failure to successfully complete coursework or graduate may result in rescinding our offer of admission. Final transcripts must be received by the date listed below (dependent on your start term) or a hold may be placed on your account.
- Spring: December 15
- Summer: May 1
- Fall: August 15
Final transcripts may be uploaded electronically by your guidance counselor to your Common Application record or mailed directly from the high school in a sealed, signed envelope.
If you have completed AP or IB exam(s) or college level courses and would like to request college credit, please submit your official AP or IB test score report and/or your official final college/university transcript to MCPHS on or before August 1.
- Credit cannot be awarded without the official test score report and/or final official college/university transcript.
- AP exams require a score of 4 or higher to be considered for credit.
- IB exams require a score of 5 or higher "Higher Level" (HL) exam(s).
- College coursework requires a grade of C or higher to be considered for credit (C+ or higher is required for Nursing majors).
For more information, download our frequently asked questions [PDF].
Transfer and Graduate Students
MCPHS requires an official transcript showing all final grades from all colleges/universities you have attended in order to complete your admission record. Please note that failure to successfully complete your pre-required coursework may result in a change in your offer of admission. Final transcripts must be received by the date listed below or a hold will be placed on your account preventing you from registering for classes
- Spring: December 15
- Summer: May 1
- Fall: August 15
Final transcripts and official score reports can be sent to MCPHS electronically or by mail. If mailed, the transcript should be sent directly by your high school, college/university, or testing agency in a sealed, signed envelope to:
179 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
If sent electronically, your high school, college/university, or testing agency can email said information to firstname.lastname@example.org, or send it via fax to 617.732.2118.
Schedule a Virtual Affordability Appointment.
Before you arrive on campus you must demonstrate compliance with the MCPHS Immunization Policy [PDF] by uploading records of all required immunizations to CastleBranch.
To ensure your own health and safety, as well as the health and safety of those around you, your required immunizations and titers, including the COVID-19 vaccine, must be completed prior to your first academic term.
For information on the COVID-19 Vaccination requirement, please visit the COVID-19 information center on our website.
To track your immunization records and compliance, the University works with CastleBranch, a confidential health information service. MCPHS will send you an email with instructions on how to set up an account with CastleBranch. Once you successfully create your profile, you will be prompted to upload the completed form.
Please be aware of the following:
- You will pay a one-time fee to CastleBranch to create your CastleBranch account. Instructions about payment will be provided on the payment step of the online order process. You will have direct access to your account to monitor your own personal immunization compliance in conjunction with the company's tracking.
- It is strongly recommended that you save a copy of your completed immunization form and your immunization records. Should any compliance questions arise, it is important to have your records immediately accessible to you.
- Students who are not compliant with University immunization requirements may be subject to administrative withdrawal from MCPHS.
- Authorized officials at MCPHS have access to student immunization records in order to monitor compliance.
Any questions about immunization records or requirements should be directed to CastleBranch at email@example.com or 888.723.4263. All immunization records must be received by CastleBranch, a confidential health information service before the student begins moves into University housing or begins classes.
If you have any questions about this process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: Students who are not in compliance with the MCPHS and state immunization requirements before the start of classes may not be allowed to move into MCPHS-sponsored housing. Additionally, failure to comply may result in a delay in your beginning classes and a hold being placed on your student account.
According to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and MCPHS policy, all students (regardless of enrollment) must be covered by a comprehensive health insurance program. The University makes available a general policy, provided by an independent insurance carrier, which meets these standards. Students will be automatically enrolled in this plan unless a waiver (which must be renewed annually) is completed and received by Student Financial Services.
Students can fill out the waiver at University Health Plans. If you need assistance, please call 1.800.437.6448.
All international students must enroll in the plan with the exception of:
- Those international students whose sponsoring institutions have a signed agreement with MCPHS that complies with the University’s health insurance waiver requirements.
- International students with a plan for which their health insurance company’s primary home office is based in the United States AND the policy provides comparable coverage to the University's student health insurance plan.
International students who do not fall under either of the above conditions MUST purchase the University’s student health insurance plan and therefore are not eligible for a waiver.
Some students choose to live off campus in Boston's historic and vibrant neighborhoods, or travel in to campus from their nearby homes. In order to best accommodate our commuter students and their needs, MCPHS offers rediscounted MBTA passes, on-campus lockers, and off-campus housing resources.
Discounted MBTA Pass
Whether you are taking the light rail known as the "T" or the commuter rail, many students take advantage of the public transportation options offered by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA).
MCPHS participates in the MBTA Semester Pass Program, which is offered during the fall and spring semesters only.
Please note that no cancellations or refunds can be processed once the semester deadline has passed. These are policies set forth by the MBTA and are not subject to change.
For additional questions, contact MCPHS’ Center for Campus Life by email at Campus.Life@mcphs.edu or call 617.732.2876.
MCPHS offers a locker rental program for any enrolled student commuting to the Boston campus. Students have access to their locker 24 hours a day while the University is open. The lockers are available on a first come, first served basis and are located in the following buildings: Fennell, White, and Griffin. Locker rentals are only available during the academic year. The locker rental fee is $15 for a small locker and $30 a large locker. Additional service fees may apply.
- Students may only purchase one locker.
- Students are responsible for purchasing their own lock for their locker.
- Locker assignments will be e-mailed to registered students through their student e-mail accounts.
- As a reminder, no food or drink are allowed in locker at any time.
Please note: You are responsible for providing your own lock and responsible for all the items stored in the locker; however, the locker remains the property of MCPHS. The University reserves the right to open a locker with or without the consent of the student to whom the locker is registered in instances where locker procedures are being abused or in the case of an emergency situation.
Off Campus Housing Resources
The Office of Student Affairs offers a number of resources designed to make finding off-campus housing as easy and convenient as possible. Questions about living off campus? Contact us at email@example.com.
MCPHS has a vibrant international student community of more than 1000 international students from 100+ countries around the world. We’re confident that as an international MCPHS student, you’ll find a welcoming, dynamic environment in which to make your health science career goals a reality.
Submit Your I-20 Application Materials
After MCPHS receives your enrollment deposit, you will receive an email with important information regarding the process for obtaining an I-20. MCPHS will ship your I-20 Form to you once it is issued and provide you with further instructions based upon your particular circumstances. If you have any questions regarding your immigration paperwork, please contact 617.732.2195 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Your Form I-20 certifies that:
- You have met all requirements of admission to MCPHS.
- You intend to matriculate in a full-time program of study at MCPHS.
- You possess adequate English proficiency to live and study in the U.S.
- You possess adequate financial support for tuition, fees, and living expenses for the duration of your stay in the U.S.
- You may apply for admission to the U.S. in F-1 status.
All incoming international students who are applying for a Form I-20 have to submit certain documentation. To learn more about the Form I-20 and the documents that you must submit, please thoroughly read the I-20 Information packet [PDF].
For an I-20 to be issued, all students need to show proof of funds for one academic year. This is called the Total Estimated Annual Budget. See your program’s Total Estimated Annual Budget [PDF].
If a sponsor is funding your education, they will need to complete the Financial Sponsorship Certification form [PDF] to accompany your proof of funds.
If you are currently studying in the United States as an F-1 and have an active SEVIS record, please work with your current institution’s International Office to have your SEVIS record transferred [PDF] to MCPHS.
After You Arrive in the U.S. as an F-1 Student
All incoming F-1 students are required to complete SEVIS check-in with Immigration Services. You are required to bring the following documents:
- F-1 Visa (not applicable to Canadian citizens)
- Your local address and phone number in the U.S.
- MCPHS I-20
Please monitor your MCPHS email closely for information regarding SEVIS check-in and other important information from Immigration and International Support Services. You can contact Immigration & International Support Services with any questions at email@example.com.
The goal of the MCPHS Early Start Program is to provide an opportunity for new international undergraduate students to better prepare themselves academically, linguistically, socially, and culturally for the challenges and expectations of their new environment when they arrive at MCPHS. Students who complete the ESP can start their academic journey at MCPHS confidently.
Early Start Program
The Early Start Program is designed for incoming MCPHS first-year and transfer students coming to study in the U.S. for the first time. Learn more.
The Office of Student Access and Accommodations (OSAA) is a part of the Division of Student Affairs and provides services and accommodations to students across our three campuses (Manchester, Boston & Worcester). In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 2008 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, individuals are eligible to receive reasonable accommodations on the basis of disability if they have a physical or mental impairment that limits a major life activity.
You can reach OSAA at OSAA@mcphs.edu or at 617.879.5995.
Students are encouraged to meet with OSAA in advance of the start of classes and/or the housing deadline to discuss reasonable accommodations.
Deposited students who have received their MCPHS student ID and email address can complete the OSAA Student Request for Services Form (SRS) online and upload supporting documentation directly into the SRS. For assistance with this form, please contact OSAA via phone or email.
Students with an MCPHS ID and email address can access information about OSAA, documentation guidelines, and important timelines by visiting our OSAA student website.
After the SRS and documentation is received, students will be contacted via the MCPHS email to share availability for an intake appointment to discuss the request. If the student is determined eligible, OSAA will provide information on next steps and student responsibilities.
If you have not yet received your MCPHS student ID and email, you can visit our website for more information about OSAA and to submit the SRS.
MCPHS University ensures FERPA compliance and therefore all information submitted OSAA will remain confidential.
To assist students and their families and guests with accommodations during our Orientation programs the University has partnered with the following hotels to provide block room rates or other discounts as listed below. Most accommodations are quoted for a king or double-queen room. Confirm with the hotel directly for room rates and availability.
Please note room block rates are very limited and NOT guaranteed. Please contact the hotel directly to inquire about availability and rates.
The Inn at Longwood Medical
0.8 miles away from campus
Families and guests can utilize the MCPHS rate of $239 per night. You must inform the hotel you are participating in MCPHS Orientation Programs to unlock this rate.
Rate Available: June 28, June 29, July 9, July 12, and September 1
Hilton Garden Inn Boston Brookline
1 mile away from campus
Use this reservation link to receive 15% off rate when booking.
Corporate Code: 9885595
Rate Available: June 28, June 29, July 9*, July 12, and September 1
*Limited room availability.
Courtyard by Marriott Boston Brookline
1.2 miles away from campus
Rates and availability vary.
June 28 | $249 per night
Reservation must be made by June 14.
June 29 | $249 per night
Reservation must be made by June 15.
July 9 | $249 per night
Reservation must be made by June 24.
July 12 | $249 per night
Reservation must be made by June 28.
September 1 | $259 per night
Reservation must be made by August 11.