Admitted Students

Congratulations! Now that you've been accepted to the MALS Program at Dartmouth, learn more about what to expect.

We will send you the information you need to complete your registration with the College in an official Acceptance Packet via postal mail.

Submit the Admissions Response Form

In your Acceptance Packet, all admitted students will find an Admissions Response Form. This form is used to notify the MALS Program at Dartmouth of your plans for matriculation. Please complete the form and send it back to us either by postal mail, fax, or email.

Claim Your Dartmouth Account (NetID and Email)

Approximately six weeks prior to the start of the term that you will matriculate into MALS at Dartmouth, a Dartmouth NetID and email will be generated for you. 

At this time, an email will be sent to the personal email address you used when you applied to Dartmouth with information about how to claim your Dartmouth account. Once you receive this email please follow the steps provided.



All Dartmouth graduate students are responsible for finding their own off-campus housing. Dartmouth College graduate students (and employees) have the first chance to review listings of Dartmouth rental properties and to submit rental applications. Check out the Dartmouth Real Estate Office's website, or contact them at 603-646-2446 or [email protected].

Students may also search the Dartlist website for housing options.

Complete Medical Records Requirements

All entering Dartmouth College students have pre-arrival health and immunization requirements that must be completed prior to the start of your first term at Dartmouth.

What is required of each student?

  • Each student must provide a health care provider completed Dartmouth immunization form or a copy of your immunization record obtained from your home doctor, prior school, or military.
  • Each student must provide a completed Tuberculosis Screening/Testing Form.
  • Each student must complete a series of ONLINE health forms accessed through the 'Health Services Link' on your Banner account.

Find the required forms and further details on Dartmouth's medical records requirements here.

IMPORTANT! Failure to complete the required health and immunization requirements will result in a check-in hold on your student Banner account. This means you will not be able to electronically check-in for classes!

Complete Dartmouth Student Group Health Plan Information

Dartmouth College requires all students listed as active, including those on a leave term or not taking classes, to have a certain level of health insurance coverage. To ensure that all students are adequately insured, all active students are automatically enrolled into the DSGHP and their tuition account is charged the premium every academic year that they are eligible.

If you have your own health or insurance plan, you may apply to waive the automatic enrollment into the DSGHP by completing the waiver process. Please see "DSGHP Waiver Information" on the DSGHP website.

If you wish to be enrolled into the DSGHP, you do not need to do anything, as enrollment is automatic. You may also enroll your qualifying dependents by completing the Dependent Application.

Review more information about the Dartmouth Student Group Health Plan on their website.

Course Enrollment

Course Enrollment for MALS at Dartmouth follows a three step process - 1: Pre-enrollment; 2: Online Course Registration; and 3: Check-in for the term.

STEP 1        (Pre-Enrollment)

The Online Pre-Enrollment Form will be e-mailed out by the MALS Administrator/Registrar. The information you provide on this form indicates whether you will be enrolled during the upcoming term full-time or part-time.  This enables us to activate your student account in order for you to complete Online Course Registration on Banner in STEP 2.


Online Course Registration is to be completed on Banner.

The only way to guarantee a spot in a course is to complete the Online Course Registration. Registration is done on a first come, first serve basis.


Online Check-in is to be completed on Banner.

Online Check-in is your signal to the college that you have arrived on campus and have accepted the charges that have been applied to your account for the term. You will also be asked to update your personal information, i.e., address, phone #, etc. When you successfully complete the check-in process, you will see a yellow smiley face.

 If you have any HOLDS on your student account, you will not be allowed to Check-in. Please clear any HOLDS as quickly as possible in order to complete Check-in by the deadline. Failure to Check-in for the term can result in Administrative Withdrawal.

Student Billing: D-Pay

Approximately six weeks before the start of the term you will receive an electronic tuition bill. Your student account can be viewed on D-Pay, through Banner.

Here are three things to know about billing and payments as you prepare to begin your studies:

  1. What is D-Pay?  D-Pay is the name of our billing and payment system.  You will view your student account statement and make your payments online.  To make payments online, your bank account must be US-based and be a checking or savings account.  International students may pay their bills by wire or through Flywire (formerly known as peerTransfer).
  2. How does my parent/guardian view my bill?  If you would like parents, guardians or other individuals to view your account statement or make payments to your account, you must first authorize them.  You may have multiple authorized users.  You will access D-Pay through a link in Banner Self-service.  Once authorized by you, parents and others will access D-Pay through a different link.  Click here for both of these links. 
  3. When will I be billed and when is my payment due?  Student account statement and billing information is available online.  The D-Pay system is available 24 hours a day.  Billing dates vary by college and program.  Please check here for the billing schedules.

Review step-by-step instructions for D-Pay on Dartmouth's Student Financial Services website.

Financial Aid

If you applied for Financial Aid when submitting your admissions application, you will find a MALS Scholarship letter in your Acceptance Packet. This letter indicates the amount of funding that the MALS Program can provide you.

For U.S. Citizens and permanent residents, Dartmouth's Financial Aid Office can further assist you with federal loan needs. You will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, as well as Dartmouth's own Graduate Financial Aid Application.

Learn more about your funding options on Dartmouth's Financial Aid Office website.

Review the checklist for when you arrive on campus!