Welcome to MCPHS.

Congratulations on your acceptance!  We know that you have what it takes to succeed at MCPHS. And now that you have been admitted, it’s time to take the next step toward your exciting future in healthcare.

Submit your deposit to secure your spot in the incoming class by logging into your MCPHS Portal. 

Submit Your Deposit

You can also submit your enrollment deposit by visiting www.mcphs.edu/Deposit.

We will continue to post information necessary to your enrollment here, so please bookmark this page and visit it often! Also, please feel free to call the Admission Office at 617.879.5964 or email admissions@mcphs.edu, if there is anything further we can do to assist you.

Deposited student next steps. 

The next steps below are for students who have submitted their enrollment (and housing if applicable) deposit. If you have not yet submitted your deposit you may do so above.

Submit your Housing Deposit

If you are an incoming undergraduate student, you are eligible to live in University-sponsored housing. The first step to reserve your space in University-sponsored housing, is to submit a housing deposit. To submit your housing deposit, log in to the MCPHS Portal.

Submit Your Housing Questionnaire and Contract

Once you have submitted your housing deposit, you must submit your Housing Form. This required form establishes your residence hall contract, asks about your roommate preferences, and collects your emergency contact information.

Before you fill out the form, take a look around the Boston Residential Life pages to learn more about our residence hall options, explore our living learning communities, and see what living in University-sponsored housing is all about. This will help you understand the Housing Questionnaire better. For additional information, please visit our Housing FAQs page.

Please note, you can start the Housing Questionnaire and then save it and complete it at a later time but you are only allowed to submit the form once. Take your time and be honest on your Housing Questionnaire- this is what the RLL staff uses to match roommates! Room assignments are decided by the Office of Residential Living and Learning (RLL) .

In addition to the questionnaire, you will also sign the Housing Contract, which outlines the agreement and regulations of living on campus. You may find a downloadable version here.

Please Note: Housing deposits are non-refundable. Cancellation fees may apply if you cancel your housing contract after the deadline.

Requesting a Roommate

You can request a roommate on your Housing Form by entering their full name, MCPHS ID number, and hometown. That person must also ask to be your roommate for the Office of Residential Living and Learning to honor the request. If you are requesting to live with multiple people, each person must list everyone mutually. Roommate requests may take priority over other requests including roommate profile questions, housing style preferences, and Living/Learning applications.

Updating Your Housing Form

Did you fill out the form already but now realize that you want to add a roommate request or housing preference? If you would like to make a change to your Housing Questionnaire you may do so by completing the Updated Housing Questionnaire form. When making assignments the RLL staff will honor the most recent form submitted. The Updated Housing Questionnaire form will be available here later this spring.

Requesting Housing Accommodations

To request housing accommodations on the basis of a disability or medical condition (including allergies), please complete a Student Request for Services Form indicating your need for a housing accommodation. This form is sent directly to Disability Support Services (DSS). DSS will require medical documentation completed by a licensed healthcare professional that can provide specific information regarding the disability or medical condition and the functional limitations experienced as a result of the disability as it relates to housing.

Housing accommodation requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the Director of Disability Support Services. Students will be notified by DSS if and when they are approved for a housing accommodation. At that point, DSS will notify the Director of Residential Living and Learning of the approved accommodation. Please note, all housing application deadlines (including housing accommodation requests, submission of documentation, deposit, and housing application,) must be met by the housing form deadline in order for timely reviews of accommodation requests.

Questions about housing accommodations can be directed to Disability Support Services at 617.879.5995 or dss@mcphs.edu.

Off Campus Housing Resources

Some students choose to live off campus in Boston's historic and vibrant neighborhoods. 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 residencelife@mcphs.edu.

Locker Registration

Commuter students have the option to rent a locker on campus for the academic year (September through May). Locker rentals are available on a first come, first served basis in the Fennell, White, and Griffin buildings. 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. A link to register for fall 2018 lockers will be posted in the spring.

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). As an MCPHS student, you can purchase your semester pass at a discounted rate. A link to purchase a discounted MBTA pass for the fall 2018 semester will be posted in the spring.

Find more information about the Charlie Card and MBTA fares at www.mbta.com. Questions? Email Jennifer Stone in the Center for Campus Life at jennifer.stone@mcphs.edu.

Parking Resources

At MCPHS, we encourage the use of public transportation since parking is limited to metered parking around the campus and local parking garages. Find additional parking options in the Boston area here.

Before you arrive on campus, you must complete your required immunizations and determine whether you will enroll in the University’s health insurance plan. Below you will find information about completing your immunizations and information on how you can waive the University’s health insurance plan, if you already have one that meets our standards.


To ensure your own health and safety, as well as the health and safety of those around you, your required immunizations and titers must be completed prior to your first academic term. The easiest way to become compliant with MCPHS and state immunization requirements is to complete your immunizations through your primary care provider before you arrive at school.

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 of $25 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 customerservice@castlebranch.com or  888.723.4263. All immunization information must be received by CastleBranch by April 15 for summer enrollment, July 15 for fall enrollment, and December 15 for spring enrollment.

If you have any questions about this process, please contact Rubi Reyes at 617.735.1105 or immunization@mcphs.edu.

Please note: that 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.

Health insurance

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. The health insurance waiver deadline for Fall 2018 enrollment is August 1, 2018.

To fill out the waiver, visit www.universityhealthplans.com. If you need assistance, please call 1.800.437.6448.

All international students must enroll in the plan with the exception of:

  1. Those international students whose sponsoring institutions have a signed agreement with MCPHS that complies with the University’s health insurance waiver requirements.
  2. 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 conditions 1 or 2 above MUST purchase the University’s student health insurance plan and therefore are not eligible for a waiver.

Freshman Students

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 before the start of classes or a hold may be placed on your account.

Final transcripts for students starting in the fall 2018 semester should be submitted before July 15 and may be uploaded electronically by your guidance counselor to your Common Application record or mailed directly from the high school in a sealed, signed envelop.

If you have completed an AP or IB exam or taken college level courses and would like to received advanced credit you must fill out the Request for AP, IB, or Transfer Credit Form, which will be available here later in the spring. In addition to completing the form, official score reports and/or college transcripts should be submitted before July 15. You may continue to submit documents after this date for credit, however these changes will not be reflected in the schedule you receive at Orientation in July. Please keep in mind that MCPHS cannot award credit until both the Request for Credit Form and official scores or official transcripts have been received.

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 coursework with a C or higher may result in a change in your starting academic year or rescinding our offer of admission. Final transcripts must be received before the start of classes or a hold will be placed on your account preventing you from being registered for classes.

Final transcripts and official score reports should be mailed directly from your high school, college/university, or testing agency in a sealed, signed envelope to:

MCPHS University
Admission Office
179 Longwood Ave
Boston, MA 02115

Your MCPHS ID number is available on the MCPHS Portal. Please remember this ID number and use it when corresponding with the University. When you arrive on campus for Orientation, you will receive your MCPHS ID badge and lanyard, which must be worn at all times while on campus.

All students enrolled at MCPHS will be issued a student email address. You can expect an email from the MCPHS Information Services (IS) department approximately 3 months prior to your start term. This email address will be used throughout your time at MCPHS, and will also serve as your login credentials to the my.mcphs.edu internal student site. Please monitor this email account for important information, including your tuition billing statements.

How do I access my MCPHS email?

After depositing, you will receive an email from our Information Services department with instructions on how to access your MCPHS email address, including your username and password. This email will be sent to the personal email address we have on file. IS begins sending this information approximately 3 months prior to your start term. If you would like to change the personal email address you have on file, contact us at 617.879.5964.

Please note: Until your first day of classes, continue to check both your personal email and your MCPHS email to make sure you are receiving all necessary communications.

Tuition bills for the fall semester are released in early June and will be received at your MCPHS email address. To access your student payment account, or to submit your payment, visit the MCPHS payment gateway.

Payment is due by August 1 for Fall enrollment, December 1 for Spring enrollment, and May 1 for Summer enrollment.

Complete your I-20 Application

After you send in your enrollment deposit, the International Admission Team is responsible for issuing your initial Form I-20—the form that allows you to schedule your student visa interview or transfer from another school in the United States. A Form I-20 shows that:

  • You are or expect to be an official student.
  • You meet our admission requirements.
  • You will pursue a full course of study.
  • You proved to us that you have enough funds to study and live in the United States for the duration of your studies.

You will need a valid passport, as well as a list of other documents. We will communicate this list to you after you send in your enrollment deposit.

If you have any questions regarding your immigration paperwork please contact +1.617.732.2188 or international.admission@mcphs.edu

Complete your SEVIS registration

Arriving in the United States is a very important step, which you should prepare for.

You have 30 days to enter the country before your official program start date, which is registered in SEVIS by a member of the international admission team. You must report to the Center for International Studies by your program start date, or you will not maintain your status. We suggest that you contact the Center for International Studies immediately once you enter the country so that there is no question of your arrival.

All international students studying at MCPHS on an F-1 student visa must complete SEVIS registration during the first two weeks of each semester. You will need to bring photocopies of the following documents to the Center for International Studies to complete this requirement:

  • Your current course schedule
  • Your I-94 card
  • Your passport identification pages
  • Your visa (if applicable)
  • Proof of local address

If living on campus in an MCPHS residence hall, list the hall’s name and your room number on the SEVIS registration form. If living off campus, provide a copy of a utility bill, bank statement, or a copy of your lease.

Welcome to Disability Support Services

Main Office: 8:30am - 4:30pm | 617-879-5995 | Fax: 617-608-5888
Boston 617-879-5995 | Manchester 603-314-1709 | Worcester 857-337-5015

Disability Support Services (DSS) is a part of the Division of Student Affairs and provides services and accommodations to students across our four campuses (Manchester, Boston, Worcester, and Newton). MCPHS University and DSS are committed to ensuring that students with disabilities have equal, effective, and meaningful access to educational opportunities and programs through the Americans with Disabilities Act Amended (ADAAA) of 2008 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Students who are otherwise qualified for admission are encouraged to meet with Disability Support Services to discuss reasonable accommodations on the basis of disability if they have a physical or mental impairment that limits a major life activity.

As part of the process, a student requesting accommodations may need to provide DSS with documentation of their disability. Documentation which may be required includes medical records, an Individual Education Plan (IEP), a 504 Plan, a psychoeducational evaluation, and/or letters from physicians, psychologists, or a licensed mental health professional.

Determination of reasonable accommodations is a deliberative and collaborative process between the student and DSS. This process often includes DSS’s review of third-party documentation provided by the student’s qualified professional. MCPHS University will consider the student’s disability, history, experience, request, and the unique characteristics of the course, program, or requirement, in order to determine if a specific accommodation is reasonable.

MCPHS University ensures FERPA compliance and therefore all information submitted to Disability Support Services will remain confidential.

For general information or specific questions please complete the DSS Quick Response Form and a staff member will contact you within two work days. Alternatively, feel free to call DSS at 617-879-5995 or email the office at DSS@mcphs.edu. For housing accommodations, please review the Housing and Commuter Information section above.

To initiate services, please complete STEPS 1 and 2 in the process described below:

STEP 1: Make a Request for Services/Accommodations

Student completes the DSS Student Request for Services Form (SRS). Requests can be completed online, or if a student received a paper SRS, requests can be mailed, faxed, or hand delivered to the DSS office.

STEP 2: Submit Supporting Documentation

Student submits supporting, current, clinical documentation from a qualified professional which may include past 504 plans, IEP's, psychoeducational evaluations, and/or letters from physicians, psychologists, or a licensed mental health professional. Documentation can be uploaded to the online DSS Student Request for Services Form; mailed, faxed, or hand delivered to the DSS office.

STEP 3: Intake Appointment

Once DSS has received the Student Request for Services Form and qualifying documentation, DSS will invite the student (at the email address provided) to an Intake Appointment. During this appointment, individualized services and reasonable accommodations will be discussed.

STEP 4: Initiate Services for the Upcoming Semester

If a student is found eligible to receive services through DSS, the student will be provided a DSS Accommodation Letter, will receive training on approved services, and DSS will review how a student presents their Accommodation Letter to each professor, every semester.

Each student who receives a DSS Accommodation Letter is responsible for:

  • Communicating their individual accommodations to each professor.
  • Making all applicable ongoing, electronic service requests (testing, note-taking, and alternate text requests) within the specified time-frame.

STEP 5: Follow-up

Students are encouraged to follow-up with DSS as needed; DSS professional staff members are available to review communication of a students' approved accommodations with their professors, discuss additional accommodation requests, and/or disability-related resources and supports.

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