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Next Steps for Deposited Students

Congratulations on joining MCPHS! Now that you have submitted your enrollment (and, if applicable, housing) deposit, get started on your next steps below.

Haven’t yet submitted your deposit? Use the information to better understand what to expect, then submit your deposit today!

Before the start of classes, you’ll need to complete our virtual Orientation, accessed through the MCPHS Blackboard system. Orientation will provide important information regarding your academic program, introduce you to your peer mentor and classmates, and provide information on academic and support services.

More information on Orientation will come in late fall for spring 2021 entrants, and late spring for fall 2021 entrants.

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.

Living On-Campus

Incoming first-year students and transfer students are eligible for residence hall living. MCPHS offers a variety of on-campus housing options, including apartment-style with a kitchen and bathroom (Matricaria Hall & New Residence Hall); traditional corridor-style (Fennell Hall); and suite-style, multiple single, double, triple, or quad rooms with a shared bathroom and a common living area (Treehouse).

Explore all of the housing opportunities available at MCPHS’ Boston campus.

To apply for on-campus housing:

  • Complete the Housing Contract (available at a later date), and
  • Pay a $300 housing deposit, in addition to the enrollment deposit

Have questions about living at MCPHS’ Boston campus? Review our Housing FAQs or contact the Admissions Office at 617.732.2850 or email admissions@mcphs.edu.

Living Off-Campus

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 residencelife@mcphs.edu.

Move-In Day

  • Spring 2021: Until MCPHS makes a determination on the Spring 2021 university structure as relates COVID-19, no move-in date is currently set.
  • Fall 2021: Please check back at a later date for information regarding move-in.

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

Tuition payment is due by the following date (dependent on your semester start date).

  • Fall Enrollment: August 1
  • Spring Enrollment: December 1
  • Summer Enrollment: May 1

MCPHS Payment Gateway

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 sfs@mcphs.edu.

More Information on Financial Aid

Please visit the the Financial Aid page for information regarding specific financial aid and tuition-related topics.

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 by the date listed below (dependent on your start term) or a hold may be placed on your account.

  • Fall: August 1
  • Spring: December 1

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.
  • We are unable to accept AP, IB, or Dual Enrollment science credit.

For more information, check out our FAQ.

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 (dependent on your start term) or a hold will be placed on your account preventing you from registering for classes.

  • Spring 2021: December 15
  • Summer 2021: May 1
  • Fall 2021: August 15

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 Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

You may also email your transcript to admissions@mcphs.edu, or send it via fax to 617.732.2118.

Before you arrive on campus you must demonstrate compliance with the MCPHS Immunization Policy 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 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 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 immunization@mcphs.edu.

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.

All campus-based students receive an MCPHS Student ID card, which is required to be worn when you're on campus. Please follow all guidelines on the submission form to ensure your ID photo is not rejected. Be sure that the filename of your photo is your MCPHS ID #, i.e. 0456789.jpg. When you're ready, submit your ID photo using our ID Photo Submission form.

For more information on getting set up with your technology-related needs, visit Information Services’ New Student Information page.

Please visit the International Students page for more information regarding I-20 form submission, SEVIS, and health insurance.

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.

Locker Registration

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 residencelife@mcphs.edu.

MCPHS University and the Office of Student Access and Accommodations (OSAA) are committed to ensuring that students with disabilities have equal, effective, and meaningful access to educational opportunities and programs.

You can reach OSAA at OSAA@mcphs.edu, or at 617.879.5995 for the Boston campus.

Students are encouraged to meet with OSAA to discuss reasonable accommodations on the basis of disability if they have a physical or mental impairment that limits a major life activity.

Determination of reasonable accommodations is a deliberative and collaborative process between the student and OSAA. 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.

Requesting Services

Deposited students who have received their MCPHS student ID and email address can complete the OSAA Student Request for Services Form (SRS). Requests can be completed online, mailed, faxed, or hand-delivered to the OSAA office.

Then, submit 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 SRS Form, mailed, faxed, or hand-delivered to the OSAA office.

MCPHS University ensures FERPA compliance and therefore all information submitted OSAA will remain confidential.

Students will then be invited through your MCPHS email to an intake appointment to discuss your request. If you are found eligible, you will be responsible for communicating your accommodations to each professor and manage your service requests within appropriate timeframes.

Living in Boston

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While attending MCPHS, you’ll get to explore life outside the classroom and embrace Boston’s many cultural attractions, sporting events, and more.

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