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Accepted Students - Next Steps

Congratulations and welcome to MassBay!

Felisitasyon epi Byenvini nan MassBay! (Kreyòl Ayisyen) ¡Felicitaciones, y nuestra más cordial bienvenida a MassBay! (Português) ¡Felicitaciones, y nuestra más cordial bienvenida a MassBay! (Español)


5 Steps to Begin Your Future:

1Celebrate, Connect, and Visit
Once you receive your acceptance letter, share the news with your family and friends! Get to know the MassBay community by following us on Facebook:
and on Twitter:


2Satisfy Our Placement Requirement
Placement in the appropriate level of English and math is an important foundational piece of your education.  Please visit to see what options you have for meeting this requirement.


3Apply for Financial Aid
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the school year you are planning to enroll at MassBay. The FAFSA is used to determine your eligibility for federal and state financial aid. The FAFSA is located online at Be sure to add MassBay Community College’s federal school code number: 002171. If you have questions regarding financial aid you can call the office at 781-239-2600 or send an email to
Please note that all financial aid services will no longer be conducted on campus but will be remote for the time being.


4Register for SOAR (Student Orientation, Advising, & Registration)
MassBay offers numerous orientation sessions for all new incoming students. These sessions are called SOAR (Student Orientation, Advising, & Registration). The SOAR Session, currently offered remotely, is where you will be introduced to and work with our faculty and staff, become acclimated to the college, and learn how to meet with an academic advisor to register for your college courses.

There are many sessions to choose from.  You must satisfy the Placement Requirement before attending a SOAR session.  To register for a SOAR Session, please visit the MassBay Student Orientation, Advising & Registration web page. Please note that you will need to show a picture ID at your appointment. All sessions will all be held online for the time being.


5Take Care of Business

  • Effective in January 2022, COVID-19 vaccination will be required in order for students to access classes or services on campus.  Visit for information
  • Payment is due when you register for classes. Payment may be made online through your student account or you may set up a payment plan.
  • Take care of your health insurance. If you register for nine or more credits, you will be charged for health insurance at MassBay. This fee may be waived if you are covered under another health insurance plan.
  • Find all of your MassBay computer and online tools in the Student Technology Tutorial.
  • Check your MassBay email frequently for updates.
  • Purchase text books for your classes.

Spring 2022 Students

Home Study Resources while campus is on limited access due to COVID-19

Beginning in January 2022, MassBay Community College will begin transitioning to offering more services on campus while still supporting instruction and services offered remotely.  We have supplemented our technology resources to support students during remote operations. Please read below and consult course faculty or the Office of Information Technology helpdesk with any difficulties or questions. You can reach the helpdesk by email:

CARES ACT FUNDING If you submit a financial aid application through you may qualify to receive extra funding for costs related to remote course attendance.  Learn more at

INTERNET ACCESS Many internet providers are offering special pricing and programs for internet services during the COVID-19 outbreak. The Office of Information Technology Services is monitoring for new offers and will update this page as we learn more.

How to Get Home Internet Access →

MASSBAY SINGLE SIGN-ON MassBay has moved all services and software, including email, to a single sign-on service called One Login. This offers a higher level of convenience and security to faculty, students and staff.

MassBay Single Sign-On Instructions →

HOW TO USE WEBEX CONFERENCE SERVICES MassBay provides Webex, an online video-conference tool from Cisco, free of charge to faculty, students, and employees. This is a secure and safe internet software program, which allows people to see and hear each other for meetings and classes online.

Cisco Webex and Webcam Set-up and Use →

MASSBAY LIBRARIES MassBay research services are available online. You will need your student ID number to sign in to some of these services, which are scholarly media subscriptions available to enrolled students only. Your OneCard, Library Card, and Student ID numbers are all the same number! You can find this number in Bay Navigator. The MassBay Libraries also offer information and answer questions by phone, email, and live chat.

MassBay Libraries →

How To Look Up your MassBay Student Library Card Number in Bay Navigator

  • Sign into Bay Navigator.
  • Look in the right column of the main landing page of Bay Navigator.
  • The column name is MassBay Links.
  • Click on the blue link named MassBay Library Card Number.
  • The top number, next to “ID:” , is your student number.
  • Enter only the number, do not include the “ID:” at the beginning.

CHROMEBOOK LOANER PROGRAM If you lack the equipment to access the internet for meetings, classes, Blackboard Learn, the library — please consult your instructor or about possible equipment access.