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Congratulations on your acceptance!

You’re exceptional. That’s why we know that you have what it takes to succeed at MCPHS. And now that you’re accepted, it’s time to take the next step toward your exciting future in healthcare.

Why choose MCPHS? We've been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard for producing the #1 top earners in New England* and by The Boston Globe, which reported that MCPHS students earn a median annual income of $113,400*—ahead of other premier universities in Massachusetts, including Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Submit your deposit today to reserve your spot in the incoming class.

Submit Your 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 508-373-5607 or email admissions.worcester@mcphs.edu if there is anything further we can do to assist you.

*10 years post enrollment

Deposited student next steps. 

We offer a wide variety of residential housing options to match your unique needs and personality. The first step to reserve your space in University-sponsored housing, is to submit a housing deposit.

Submit your housing form

Once you have submitted your housing deposit, you must fill out the Housing Form as soon as possible, in order for your housing request to be processed.

Housing assignments will be emailed starting in April (for Fall entry) and starting in October (for Spring entry). Roommate(s) contact information and move-in day instructions will be sent to the your MCPHS email approximately a month prior to the start of the semester.

Housing will be assigned first come first serve based upon your preferences and unit availability. Once a housing assignment is agreed upon, the Residential Housing contract will be signed and is valid for the specific unit for the entire year (fall, spring, and summer semesters.) In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns regarding housing you may contact our Operations Administrator for housing by calling 508-373-5754 or by emailing margaret.hillard@mcphs.edu.

Special Housing Accommodations

To request housing accommodations on the basis of a disability or medical condition (including allergies), you must also complete a Student Request for Services Form indicating your need for a housing accommodation. Disability Support Services 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 should be submitted as soon as possible.

Lockers

Commuter students may rent a locker on campus for the academic year. Students are responsible for providing their own locks and responsible for all the items stored. Please fill out a 

request form for a locker.

MCPHS parking is available for both commuters and residential students. Parking is limited and assigned on a first come, first serve basis. 

To reserve parking, please complete the parking reservation form.  

The parking application deadline is August 1, 2017 (for Fall 2017 starts) and December 1, 2017 (for Spring 2018 starts).

For questions on parking options in the area or any questions related to parking, please contact the Office of Operations at 508-373-5754 or email Office of Operations.

Welcome to Disability Support Services
Main Office: 8:30am - 4:30pm | 617-879-5995
Boston 617-879-5995 | Manchester 603-314-1709 | Worcester 857-337-5015
DSS@mcphs.edu

MCPHS is committed to the full participation of all students in its academic programs and activities. Students with disabilities, who are otherwise qualified for admission, are encouraged to meet with Disability Support Services, to discuss support services and determine appropriate accommodations for those who qualify.

The Office of Disability Support Services welcomes eligible students to receive services and/or disability related accommodations.

For general information or specific questions complete the DSS Quick Response Form and a staff member will contact you as soon as possible.

For special housing accommodations, please review the Housing and Commuter Information section above.

To initiate services, you can proceed with completing the four step services request process described below.

  1. Complete the DSS Student Request for Services Form. Requests can be completed online, mailed, faxed, or hand delivered to our office.
  2. If you have any supporting Disability Documentation please send that as well. You may attach documentation to the online DSS Student Request for Services Form, mail, fax, or hand deliver to our office. Sample pieces of documentation include (but not limited to):
    • A description of the student’s needs.
    • Records of past accommodations and services from previous academic settings, including high school or another college or university.
    • Formal psychological evaluations, letters from past health, education, and service providers.

    When sending supporting documentation please include a cover letter explaining the type of accommodation you are seeking and be sure to include your full name and MCPHS ID. Documentation can be mailed to the Director of Disability Support Services, 179 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115. It can be faxed to: 617.732.2993 (confidential), or it can be scanned and emailed to: dss@mcphs.edu.

  3. Once we have received your Student Request for Services Form and appropriate clinical documentation, DSS will contact you to schedule a meeting.
    • During the meeting DSS will review your Student Request for Services Form and any documentation provided, discuss your needs and begin to develop a plan of action.
    • Upon being determined eligible, you'll be provided a services plan and receive training on approved services.
  4. Initiate services for the upcoming semester by: During your enrollment at MCPHS, make appointments with DSS as needed.

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 and July 15 for fall enrollment.

If you have any questions about this process, please contact Pat Ramsay, Director of Student Compliance, at 617.735.1105 or patricia.ramsay@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.

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 form will be available at the following times: 

  • Fall incoming students – June
  • Spring incoming students – November
  • Summer in coming students – April 

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.


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 for Fall 2017 must be received by August 1, 2017  and for Spring 2018 by January 1, 2018 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 Worcester
Admission Office
19 Foster Street
Worcester, MA 01608

MCPHS ID Number and Badge

Under the address block of your acceptance letter, you will find your MCPHS ID number. Please memorize this number and use it when corresponding with the University. When you arrive on campus for Orientation during the summer, you will receive your MCPHS ID badge, which must be worn at all times on campus.

Login and Password

In the spring you will receive an email from our Information Services department to the email address we have on file from your application, which contains your MCPHS login and password. You will use this account to access important MCPHS online systems such as the my.mcphs portal. If you wish to update the email address on file with us please call us at 617.879.5964.

MCPHS Email Address

All students enrolled in classes at MCPHS will be issued a my.mcphs email account as well as information about how to access it in. Important academic and business information, including your Student Accounts tuition billing statement, will be emailed to this account.

Class Schedule

Your class schedule will be posted soon.

Paying Your Tuition

You will receive an email to your my.mcphs email account informing you that your fall tuition bill has been posted. To access your account, or to submit your payment, visit https://mcphs.afford.com. Payment is due by August 1, 2017 for Fall 2017 and January 1, 2018 for Spring 2018.

If you have questions about financing your education or the aid application process, please contact the Student Financial Services Office for assistance.

Nathan Foor
Senior Associate Director
508.373.5648
Nathan.foor@mcphs.edu

Lynn D. Berry Jr.
Associate Director
508.373.5633
Lynn.berry@mcphs.edu

If you have not already done so, please complete the 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid online to be considered for aid for the Spring 2017 and Summer 2017. Students may also complete the 2017–2018 FAFSA at the same site any time to be considered for aid for the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters.

This interactive tutorial will introduce you to the MCPHS University library resources and allow you to practice navigating the MCPHS library website. This site is available to you on-campus or off-campus, 24 hours a day. Firefox or Chrome is strongly recommended for viewing this tutorial.

Laptop Requirements

Beginning Fall 2017, the Accelerated PharmD Program will be using ExamSoft (electronic testing software) in all classes and also administering the Pharmacy Curriculum Outcomes Assessment (PCOA) exam. All students are required to bring a laptop meeting the minimum specifications below in order for you to be able to sit for your exams and also take the PCOA. Please note, the laptop must be a Mac or PC that meet the minimum specifications listed below in order to use both ExamSoft and the PCOA. Either a Surface Pro or an iPad are not supported by the PCOA.

PC Requirements

Mac Requirements

Professional appearance is an essential component of the professional degree programs. Appropriate professional attire fosters a sense of professionalism and civility within the University community and assists with creating an optimal learning environment for the diverse student populations of the Worcester and Manchester campuses. Please take a few moments to review the Standards of Professional Dress for Professional Degree Programs.

White coat ordering forms will be available here later this spring.

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