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How to Apply/Enroll

It’s easy to get started at MassBay! Choose one of the options below to learn more about the application or enrollment process best suited for you. If you have any questions at any time throughout the process, we're here to help you. Email us at admissions@massbay.edu or call the Office of Admissions at 781-239-2500.

Which best describes you?

New student interested in earning a Degree or Certificate

 

If you are new to MassBay, or have taken some classes here and now want to pursue a degree or certificate, the deadline to apply to begin in Fall 2021 (Sept. 7) was August 31.  After August 31, you may register to take classes as a non-degree student.

We will begin accepting applications for Spring 2022 and Fall 2022 on September 20, 2022.

Other things to know:

  • MassBay admits students to our degree and certificate programs on a rolling basis. Online applications are typically processed in about a week, and we will contact you if we require any additional information.
  • The one general requirement for admission to a degree or certificate program is high school graduation (or equivalent). If you are a high school senior you are welcome to apply. If you completed high school outside the United States, MassBay requires that your educational documents be evaluated by an educational evaluation agency such as any listed here.
  • A few of our programs do have a secondary selective admissions process — including most of our Health Sciences programs, all of our Automotive Technology programs, and our Direct Support Certificate. If the program you select has additional requirements, we will let you know.
  • Official copies of college transcripts can also be submitted to the Admissions Office for consideration for transfer credit.
  • For information on how to send forms, see How to Submit Admissions Forms. To contact the MassBay Admissions office with questions, start a live chat with us during our business hours by clicking the blue button located on the bottom right corner of this page, call 781-239-2500, or email admissions@massbay.edu.
  • Visit Next Steps for other important tasks you need to complete to start classes at MassBay.

Current or Returning MassBay Student

Returning MassBay students applying for readmission follow different admissions processes, depending on how long you have been away from MassBay.

  • If you have been away from MassBay for less than two years you may not need to reapply. Try logging in to your BayNavigator account to see if you are still active in the system. If you need assistance, start a live chat with us during our business hours by clicking the blue button located on the bottom right corner of this page or call the Office of Admissions: 781-239-2500
  • If you know you are no longer an active student at MassBay, go ahead and use the MassBay online application to reapply. Use the New Applicant section, and indicate in the appropriate place that you are a “Readmit.” Online applications are typically processed in about aweek, and we will contact you if we require any additional information.
  • Current MassBay students changing their major — or adding a major — must meet with their advisor, who will review current and proposed programs to check for additional credits required. If the program you select has additional selective admissions requirements, attend a special information session for the program.

Just taking one or two classes for college credit

 

You do not need to submit an application if you are planning to just take a few classes for college credit and don’t plan to earn a degree from MassBay. Simply choose a class and submit the Registration Form.

Other things to know:

Transfer student completing a Degree or Certificate

 

If you are new to MassBay, or have taken some classes here and now want to pursue a degree or certificate, the application deadline to begin this fall was August 31. If you miss the deadline, you may take classes as a non-degree student.

Other things to know:

  • MassBay admits students to our degree and certificate programs on a rolling basis. Online applications are typically processed in about a week, and we will contact you if we require any additional information.
  • The only general requirement for admission is high school graduation (or equivalent). If you completed high school outside the United States, MassBay requires that your educational documents be evaluated by an educational evaluation agency such as any listed here.
  • A few of our programs do have a secondary selective admissions process — including most of our Health Sciences programs, all of our Automotive Technology programs, and our Direct Support Certificate. If the program you select has additional requirements, we will let you know.
  • Official copies of college transcripts may be submitted to the Admissions Office for consideration for transfer credit.
  • For information on how to send forms, see How to Submit Admissions Forms. To contact the MassBay Admissions office with questions, start a live chat with us during our business hours by clicking the blue button located on the bottom right corner of this page, call 781-239-2500, or email admissions@massbay.edu.
  • Visit Next Steps for other important tasks you need to complete to start classes at MassBay.

International Student

 

We are now accepting applications for Spring 2022 (January.) International applicants must submit a general admissions application, and provide additional documentation required for the student visa process.

Complete instructions and information about the advantages of studying at MassBay are provided on our International Student pages.

High School Student interested in college courses (“Dual Enrollment”)

Apply for Dual Enrollment →
 

We are now accepting applications for entry in Spring, Summer and Fall 2022.  Please visit www.massbay.edu/courses-for-high-school-students for course options.  If you hope to have classes satisfy high school graduation requirements, or if you are under the age of 16, a Dual Enrollment Application is required.  

If you are over the age of 16 and simply wish to take a college class, you may choose a class and submit a MassBay Registration.

Other things to know:

 

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