Get Excited—You’re Blazer Bound!

Get ready for a life changing experience—full of endless opportunities, internships, and memories that will last a lifetime. Elms is truly your home away from home and we can’t wait to welcome you to campus.

After you’ve made it official and submitted your $200 enrollment deposit, follow the steps below and we’ll make sure you’re ready to start this fall.

Haven’t deposited yet? Visit the Accepted Students page.

1. Join us for Accepted Students Day

This is the day we celebrate you – our accepted students! Unfortunately, we are unable to host large in-person events on campus at this time. Instead, we invite you to share the excitement of the Elms community VIRTUALLY as we celebrate your acceptance to Elms College.

This is your opportunity to explore campus a little deeper – hear from current students, faculty, and staff, participate in an interactive academic session, learn how you can get involved on campus, and connect with your future classmates. It’s truly the best way to discover what life will be like as an Elms Blazer. We can’t wait to celebrate with you!

This event has passed. Click here to see other opportunities to visit campus.

2. Get Connected

If you haven’t already, be sure to get connected! You should have received an encrypted email with your ElmsConnect log-in credentials from the IT Department at Elms College.

Didn’t receive the email? Be sure to check your spam folder. Have questions? Need some assistance getting connected? Contact the Help Desk at 413-265-2390 or

Already connected? Great job Blazer! Check out the campus portal and explore the various resources available to you.

3. Register for Blazer Day

Blazer Days are the official beginning of your Elms College career! This information-packed event is all about getting your checklist done so you’re ready to join the Blazer family this fall.

You’ll have the opportunity to connect with folks from our Financial Aid and Student Accounts offices, hear more about student life and our First Year Seminar, and learn about course registration.

Blazer Days will be offered in two formats: virtual or in-person. All students are required to attend a Blazer Day. Please choose the date and format that works best for you.

4. Register for Language Testing

As part of the liberal arts curriculum, students must complete core requirements in a variety of areas including religion, ethics, culture, civics, and critical thinking/communication. One of these requirements is Foreign Language. All students must demonstrate a novice high level of proficiency in a language other than their native language. This requirement can be met in several ways.

Take the Foreign Language Proficiency Exam

This exam is offered by Elms College throughout the summer. To meet the foreign language requirement, students must place at novice high or above.

Click here to register for the exam on Friday, June 18 at 9:30 a.m.
Click here to register for the exam on Friday, June 18 at 11 a.m.
Click here to register for the exam on Thursday, July 29 at 11:30 a.m.
Click here to register for the exam on Thursday, July 29 at 12:45 p.m.
Click here to register for the exam on Friday, August 13 at 11:30 a.m.
Click here to register for the exam on Friday, August 13 at 12:45 p.m.
Click here to register for the exam on Wednesday, September 7 at 1:30 p.m.
Click here to register for the exam on Wednesday, September 7 at 3 p.m.

Note: Students who have completed two or more years of a foreign language in high school must take the foreign language proficiency exam.

Other ways to meet the requirement:

  1. Completing both novice I and II level courses of the same language at Elms College.
  2. Completing English as a Second Language courses as part of the ESL program at Elms College. This option must be approved by Dr. Joyce Hampton.
  3. Submitting a satisfactory score on one of the following exams: • CLEP Exam (second level) • AP Exam • CEEB Language Achievement Test.

Note: Please send official test results to the Office of Admission. For more information about the foreign language requirement contact: Dr. Tom Cerasulo at 413-265-2345 or

For information about English as a Second courses contact: Dr. Joyce Hampton at 413-265-2423 or

For information regarding the Foreign Language Proficiency Exam contact: Annette Ziomek at 413-265-2312 or

For assistance registering for the Foreign Language Proficiency Exam contact the Office of Admissions at 413-592-3189 or

5. The Money Part

For most students, financial aid is one of the key factors when making your final college decision. Knowing how much aid you will receive, understanding your financial aid offer, and knowing what your balance may be makes a huge difference.

If you haven’t already, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Elms College code is 002140.

Already submitted your FAFSA, reviewed your offer letter, and are now ready to finalize your financial aid? Great job!

To accept, reduce, or decline the offer, log in to your ElmsConnect account and click on the Financial Aid tab.

Students accepting a Direct Subsidized and/or Unsubsidized Loan must complete the following items at

Declining the offer? No other forms needed—just don’t forget to let us know in your ElmsConnect account.

Have questions? Need some help figuring out how to finance your education? Call the Office of Financial Aid at 413-265-2249 or email

6. Paying the Bill

The Office of Student Accounts is here to help you put “the money part” into action. They’ll help you figure out how to pay your bill by presenting you ALL the options. For information regarding payment plans, Direct Parent PLUS Loan, and alternative loan options, visit the Students Accounts page.

Students attending Elms are required to complete the following forms:

Need help? Not sure which option is best for you? Reach out to the Office of Student Accounts at 413-265-2208 or email

7. Life as a Blazer

Student Life at Elms will be an exciting part of your college experience. From sports and clubs to working on campus and hanging out by the fire pit, we offer a wide range of ways to get involved as both a resident or commuter student. Either way, your time as a Blazer will be unforgettable!

Planning to live on campus? As an incoming resident student, you need to complete the following items:

Questions? Reach out to the Office of Residence Life at

Planning to commute? No additional forms needed. Be sure to check our commuter resources.

8. Keeping You Healthy: Submit Your Required Health Forms

Got a cold? We’ll take care of you! Pulled a muscle at practice? Stop by for an ice pack! The Health Center at Elms College is equipped to handle everything from seasonal illnesses and common health concerns to the management of injuries and significant episodic and chronic health issues.

Students attending Elms are required to complete the following medical forms and training:

  • Meningitis Form: PDF
  • Report of Medical History Form: PDF
  • Physical Submission: PDF
  • Immunization Form: PDF


  • Completed physical examination form completed by your healthcare provider. The physical exam must be within 12 months of your entrance to Elms College.
  • A health history form completed by the student.
  • Two doses of measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine or laboratory confirmation of immunity.
  • Two doses of live varicella vaccine or laboratory confirmation of immunity. Non-nursing majors may submit a signed statement from their healthcare provider that there is a reliable history of chickenpox disease. Non-nursing majors born in the United States before 1980 are exempt from this requirement.
  • Three doses of Hepatitis B vaccine or laboratory-confirmed immunity.
  • A single dose of Tdap vaccine. For non-nursing majors, if it has been less than five years since the last dose of Td vaccine, a Tdap will not be required.
  • A single dose of the meningitis vaccine within five years or a signed meningitis waiver.
  • Complete federally mandated sexual assault seminar (see below).

Note: Nursing students and athletes may have additional requirements. Please visit the Health Center web page for more information.


All new incoming students are required to complete the following training: ‘Prevention Training: Drug & Alcohol and Sexual Misconduct (Title IX).

Questions? Contact the Health Center at 413-265-2288 or visit the Health Center web page.

9. Registrar: The Record Keeper

The Office of the Registrar is here and ready to help with almost anything you can imagine, including: registering you for classes, the collection of grades from faculty, sending transcripts, adding you to the Dean’s List (You got this Blazer!), and most importantly, handing you a diploma at the end of your Elms career.

To ensure that information regarding your grades and other details stays private and is not shared with anyone without your consent you must complete the following form at

10. Move-In and New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation is the official kick-off and your introduction to the community that makes Elms so special. From meeting new people (maybe even your roommate) to asking last-minute questions, to winning amazing prizes, this is YOUR time to join the Blazer traditions before classes begin.

Get excited…it all begins on Saturday, September 4, 2021. #BlazerBound

Click here for more information.

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Elms College Admitted Students: Class of 2025 and Transfer Students

Phone: 413-592-3189