Next Steps to Enroll in Classes —Admitted Students

Step 1 (All Students): Confirm your enrollment by clicking here

Step 2 (All Students): 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 (Students under 26 years of age)  Upload your immunization (shot) records and complete a health form in the health services portal,

Step 4: Accuplacer Placement Test (Community College Students)

To help assess your current skill levels in subjects like math and English, we require all new and some readmitted community college students to take the Accuplacer placement test

Register using this link University of the District of Columbia Community College Exam Selection | Registerblast. If you have any questions, please contact

Step 5* (All Students): Attend New Student Orientation*

*Graduate students will receive orientation in their respective departments.

Step 6 (All Students)Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor.

Step 7**Register for classes through your myUDC portal,

**First-time college students, please be sure to have your high school submit your final high school (including 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 the 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 > 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.

24-48hrs 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 hour.  However, if you plan to purchase your books elsewhere, 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 office at 202.274.5261 or contact your admission counselor.

Undergraduate Application Deadline

Term US Students International Students
Fall August 1 Apr 30
Spring January 1 Sep 1
Summer I May 1 There are no International Admissions in the Summer
Summer II May 15 There are no International Admissions in the Summer
No Graduate admissions for Summer term

Explanation of Admission Deadlines

Graduate Application Deadline

Term US Students International Students
Fall March 15 February 15
Spring October 15 September 15
No Graduate admissions for Summer term

Explanation of Admission Deadlines
Priority Application Deadline for the Ph.D. in Urban Leadership and Entrepreneurship is April 15