For Entering Students
Congratulations on your acceptance to MSPP!
This page is for enrolled students to learn more about the MSPP community before classes begin. If you are a prospective student just beginning your graduate school search, you may find our Admissions page or Academic Programs pages also helpful at this time.
Listed below you will find, "Incoming Student Orientation Guide from Admissions ." This chart will help walk you through each step of the process through matriculation at MSPP.
Find specific information and a welcome from the head of your department at the top of the bar on the right hand side of this page.
Incoming Student Orientation Guide from Admissions
|Student fills out FAFSA (any time after January 1st) and MSPP Financial Aid Form—both due by March 1st (immediately for rolling admissions).
||Within 10 days of admission offer, students receive an award letter, due back with loan request by April 23rd (later for rolling admissions).
|Letter of Admission to the Program|
|Student sends confirmation of acceptance letter and deposit.
||MSPP receives deposit.
|Hard copy of student information is given to Sonji Paige (Assistant Registrar) who enters student in system.
||IT Department sets up student email, MyCampus and SSIG access, and appropriate distribution list(s).
|Student Has to Activate MSPP Email, MyCampus and SSIG accounts|
|Student activates accounts.
||Student can now fully participate in MSPP systems.
|Field Placement (For Entering Full Time Students)|
|Following payment of the enrollment deposit, new students will be contacted by the Department of Field Education or by a member of the department faculty to begin their practicum site search.
|Transfer of Credits|
|Student must speak with Department Head or designee about potential transfer of credits and fill out a form.
||Department Head approves transfer and sends form to Registrar's Office.
|Registrar's Office Forms|
|IPEDS, Immunization, SEVIS (for international students) and EdTech Authenticity Forms are sent to students.
||Students need to complete appropriate forms and send them back to the Registrar's Office.
|Health Insurance (Mandatory in MA)|
|Student Services Office sends information about available Health Insurance options.
||Students must respond choose school-sponsored health insurance or provide documentation of own health insurance.
|Registration and Advisor Assignment|
|Each department has their own procedure for Registration. See their specific info.
||Each Department will assign Academic Advisors. See their specific info.
|Education Technology (EDTECH) Orientation|
|Student will receive email from Jenny Hopf (copy to department head and enrollment coordinator) with information about EDTECH online Orientation.
||Students will complete EDTECH orientation prior to August 23rd 2012.
|Official Transcript Showing Degree Conferred|
|If not done yet, student will request an official transcript to be sent from their institution showing degree conferred.
||Admissions Office will track receipt of transcripts and notify students if they are missing from the file.
|Book Lists and Syllabi|
|As soon as official Booklist is available, each department will send it to their incoming students with instructions.
||Students will be notified via email by their department when syllabi for their courses are available.
|Orientation — Online (if applicable)|
|Department Heads send email to incoming students with information regarding online parts of the orientation.
||These may include: EDTECH (covered above), Library Services, Community Service, among others.
|Orientation — Fundamentals (in person)|
|Department Heads send email to incoming students with a schedule of Orientation activities.
||Department Heads review final plans for Fundamentals with their department.
|Orientation — Final Details — Student Loans|
|Students arrive for Fundamentals. Attendance is taken each day. Students obtain ID cards, parking permits and other necessary items.
||Student Loans are received by the school two days prior to classes starting, proceeds are applied to the student account within two days; refund checks are printed and released after add/drop date.
(every day is required)
Clinical Psychology (PsyD)
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, August 19-21, 2013
School Psychology (all programs)
Tuesday and Wednesday, August 20-21, 2013
Organizational & Leadership Psychology
Wednesday and Thursday, August 21- 22, 2013
Counseling Psychology (all programs)
Thursday and Friday, August 22- 23, 2013