Next Steps to Enroll in Classes

(Admitted Students)

Step 1: Confirm Your

Step 2: Activate your UDC email and myUDC portal.  Login credentials and instructions will be sent to your personal email address provided on your admission application.  Within 1 to 2 business days, the IT Department will send an email from ( subject line “Welcome to the myUDC Portal!”  Please be sure to check your spam and/or junk mailbox. If you need assistance with activating your account, please contact 202.274.5941.

Step 3:  Under 27 years of age?  Upload your immunization (shot) records and complete a health form in the health services portal,

Step 4*: Attend New Student Orientation*

*Graduate students will receive orientation in their respective department.

Step 5Schedule an appointment with your academic Note: Community college students may be required to take Accuplacer test for English and Math placement prior to advisement.

Step 6**Register for classes through your myUDC portal,

**First time in college students, please be sure to have your high school submit your final high school (includes date of graduation) to the Office of Admission  You will not be permitted to register until your final transcript is received.

Transfer Students

Transfer credit evaluations are completed within 21 business days of student confirming enrollment (step 1 above) and receipt of all official transcripts for all schools attended. You will receive an email notification once your evaluation is completed and will be able to view credits accepted by signing into your myUDC portal, and selecting QuickLaunch>Students Degree Works.

International Students

In addition to the steps outlined in section 1, international students have additional steps before an I-2o may be issued.

If you are in need of an I-20 for the F-1 student visa, please submit the following. Forms may be located by visiting, :

  • I-20 Eligibility Form
  • Copy of Passport ID Page
  • Notarized Affidavit of Financial Support
  • Bank Statement or Bank Letter, dated within the last 6 months, verifying liquid funds (see pg. 2 of Financial Affidavit for the minimum amount required)

If  you  are already in the US holding a valid F-1 student visa, please provide the documents in addition to those listed above for the transfer of your I-20 to UDC:

  • Copy of your current I-20
  • Copy of your visa
  • Copy of your most recent I-94 card
  • Transfer-In form signed by your current Designated School Official (DSO)

Please send the requested documents attached in ONE email to with a cc to ALL documents must be received by June 1st (Fall Semester) and November 1st (Spring Semester). Please be sure to include your name and student ID# in the body of the email. Failure to adhere to this deadline will result in the student having to update their admission term to the next eligible term of enrollment by completing an Application Update Form, and/or reapplying for admission.

After You Have Registered for Classes

Health insurance

Health insurance is required, and university sponsored health insurance is automatically billed at the time of registration. If you have your own insurance, you may opt-out of the university sponsored program, by visiting by the specified deadline.


All students are automatically enrolled in the Follett All Access Program and assessed a nominal fee credit hr.  However, if you plan to purchase your books else where you may opt-out by visiting  by the specified deadline. 

Important Information & Resources

If you have any questions regarding your next steps, please call our 24/7/365 Help Hub on 202.274.5941 or visit

Admission Deadlines

Application Priority Deadlines

Term US Students International Students
Fall May 15 Apr 15
Spring Oct 15 Sep 15
Summer Apr 15 There are no International Admissions in the Summer

Explanation of Admission Deadlines

Graduate Priority Deadlines

  • US Students
    • Fall: April 15
    • Spring: September 15
    • Summer: No Admissions
  • F-1 International Students
    • Fall: April 15
    • Spring: September 15
    • Summer: No Admissions

Priority Application Deadline for the PhD in Urban Leadership and Entrepreneurship is April 15

Explanation of Admission Deadlines