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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.

If you are interested in on-campus housing please call the admission office at 617-879-5964.

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.

Locker prices for the 2018-2019 academic year:
1/3 sized locker: $15
1/2 sized locker: $30

Registration for a locker is open and will end when all lockers are reserved or by Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 10:00 p.m. Locker assignments will go out on Friday, August 31, 2018.

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). For more information about the Charlie Card and MBTA fares, visit www.mbta.com.

Questions? Contact the Center for Campus Life at 617.732.2876 or by emailing Campus.Life@mcphs.edu

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.

Immunizations

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 email 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.

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 September 24, 2018, for Spring 2019 enrollment is January 31, 2019, and for Summer 2019 enrollment is May 31, 2019.

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 AP or IB exam(s) or college level courses and would like to receive 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 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 prior to Orientation in July. Please keep in mind MCPHS is unable to award credit 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.

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.

To ensure that your transition to life at MCPHS and to the United States is as smooth as possible and to give you an opportunity to learn about the services, resources, and immigrations regulations for F-1 status, we have developed additional mandatory programming for all incoming undergraduate, graduate, and transfer international students. Please check back for more information regarding these special events for international students.

Submit Your I-20 Application Materials

After you send in your enrollment deposit, the International Admission Team is responsible for issuing your Form I-20—the form that outlines the parameters of your expected program of study at MCPHS. 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 Form I-20 Information Packet:

http://www.mcphs.edu/i-20informationpacket

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. To learn what your program’s Total Estimated Annual Budget is, please refer to the following link:

http://www.mcphs.edu/annualbudget

If a sponsor is funding your education, they will need to complete the Financial Sponsorship Certification form to accompany your proof of funds:

http://www.mcphs.edu/financialsponsorshipcertification

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 complete the following form and have your SEVIS record transferred to MCPHS:

http://www.mcphs.edu/SEVISrecordtransfer

After MCPHS receives your enrollment deposit, an Admissions DSO will contact you. International Admissions will ship your Form I-20 to you once it is issued and provide you further instructions based upon your particular circumstances.

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

All incoming F-1 students are required to complete SEVIS check-in with Immigration Services. You are required to bring the following documents: passport, F-1 visa, I-94, and your local address in the U.S.

Please check back regarding Spring Semester SEVIS check-in sessions. You can contact Immigration & International Support Services with any questions at internationalservices@mcphs.edu.

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
DSS@mcphs.edu

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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