WELCOME TO THE MONTSERRAT COMMUNITY!
We are excited that you will be joining our creative community this fall! To help streamline the enrollment process, we have put together a timeline of necessary next steps for you to take over the summer. Please note, this timeline is a reflection of what we are planning for, but could be modified based on Federal and Local Government mandates related to COVID-19.
Tuition and housing deposits are due. All deposits received after June 1st will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis as space remains available. Tuition deposits are non-refundable. If a student defers their enrollment, the tuition deposit will hold your space for up to one year and is non-refundable.
Check out the on-campus housing options!
Submit all necessary documents to finalize your financial aid. If you are unsure about what documents to submit please contact email@example.com or call 978-921-4242 ext. 1155.
Complete a Master Promissory Note for your federal Stafford loan(s).
Complete Loan Entrance Counseling for your federal Stafford loan(s).
Submit your housing questionnaire.
Complete your advising survey and refer any questions regarding electives and/or your course schedule to the Registrar’s Office.
Registration for Orientation is now open! Please register here before August 2nd. Questions about Orientation should be referred to Mitchell Benedetti.
Payment plans begin.
Check your personal email for Montserrat account set-up information from C.T.S. Log into your new Montserrat email account as soon as you set it up so you don’t miss any important information.
Send final high school transcripts to the Office of Admissions, 23 Essex St., Beverly, MA 01915.
Fall semester bills are due (to avoid a late fee).
Complete and return your immunization form, TB questionnaire, and meningitis waiver to the Health Center Director, Sheryl Max firstname.lastname@example.org, 978-921-4242 ext. 1300
Deadline to waive health insurance.
Deadline to waive the art supply Starter Kit.
Late July/Early August
Housing assignments will be sent through your Montserrat email account.
Check out our Online Orientation! You will be receiving updates in July.
Contact my new roommate.
August 28th and August 29th
Move into my new home away from home, by appointment! Move in begins at 8am each day and you will be assigned a check-in time in your housing assignment.
IMPORTANT DETAILS ABOUT OPENING DAY COMING SOON!
In addition to the introductions and information you will receive through the online portal, there will be some face to face experiences once you arrive on campus. More information will be provided once we finalize the details of welcoming everyone to campus.
This is an exciting time for you and our Orientation program aims to provide you with the springboard to your success at Montserrat!
It is strongly encouraged that all incoming students who are prescribed medications to take on a regular basis plan for medication management visits with their healthcare provider prior to move in. For students with chronic conditions which may require regular or follow up visits, it is advised to make arrangements in advance of arriving on campus. Being proactive by having all appointments scheduled during breaks and days off from school will provide for optimum continuity of care during the school year and prevents problems with obtaining prescription medications. Choose a pharmacy local to campus to have prescriptions refilled during the school year. There are three pharmacies within walking distance of the college.
If counseling or psychotherapy has been a part of a student’s wellness package, it is strongly recommended families find local providers prior to the start of the semester. A list of local clinics, within walking distance of the campus, can be found on the Montserrat website at montserrat.edu/health-wellness.
Required Health Forms
The completed immunization form or a copy of immunization record is required prior to move-in. All immunizations must be up-to-date and the form must be signed by health care provider.
Please pay particular attention to tetanus immunization, as this vaccine is recommended every ten years for adults.
The meningococcal vaccination is strongly recommended within five years of move in/start of class for students attending college in Massachusetts. A waiver may be signed indicating that the student has received information about the dangers of meningococcal disease, reviewed the information provided and elected to decline the vaccine.
Included in the required health form is the TB risk assessment form. If you are considered “high risk”, please have required TB testing done prior to start of school.
Per Massachusetts law, all students enrolled in the college for 9 or more credits MUST be enrolled in a comprehensive health insurance plan. All students are automatically enrolled in the College’s Student Health Insurance Plan, provided by Blue Cross Blue Shield. If you are already covered by a comprehensive plan, you can opt out of the Montserrat plan. The waiver can be accessed at universityhealthplans.com.
If a student has chosen to waive the college health insurance, please make sure the student’s comprehensive health insurance provides access to health care in the Beverly area and that the student keeps the insurance card on hand in the event the medical care is needed during the school year.
If you have any questions about any of these issues, please do not hesitate to reach out. During the summer months, you can email our great Wellness Team who will be checking email periodically over the summer until they return to campus in August:
College Nurse/Director of the Health Center
Counseling Psychologist/Director of Counseling
Maureen Wark, the Dean of Students can be reached by email (email@example.com) or by telephone at 978-921-4242, ext. 1130 and can assist you with questions.
- I enjoy reading, and read often.
- I wrote many papers in high school.
- I read more books than magazines or newspapers.
- My grades in high school English averaged a C+ or better.
- My SAT scores for the verbal and written portions of the exam were over 500.
- I understand terms such as “thesis,” “theme,” and “development” in regard to writing.
- I am confident in my writing skills and ability.
After considering your responses, review the two course descriptions below. If you answered “No” to three or more of the questions, consider registering for the Writing and Study Skills course a class that will help you develop your writing and reading skills for the college level.
Reading and Critical Thinking
In this course, students learn to think, read, and write critically and to express themselves articulately in written form and discussions through close reading and analysis of a variety of texts. Students practice the writing and analytical process through generating and supporting ideas, writing drafts, and using critiques as a basis for revising and editing. They further their editorial skills through offering peer commentary on each other’s work. Critical thinking and communication skills learned in this class form a vital foundation for students’ success in future studio and liberal arts courses and for becoming an active participant in their own learning.
Writing and Study Skills
The goal of this course is to raise the level of students’ performance in the skills necessary to succeed in classes at the college level in the liberal arts. In classes sufficiently small to permit individual attention from the teacher, students read and write essays; practice peer critiques; study grammar, vocabulary and punctuation. This course is on a Pass/Fail basis; a Pass is necessary before students enroll in Reading and Critical Thinking. The three credits earned in this course do not count towards graduation requirements.
If we don’t hear from you, you will be automatically enrolled in Reading and Critical Thinking. If you prefer to enroll in Writing and Study Skills, please notify Laura Ives, Associate Dean Academic Affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978.921.4242 x1603.
Academic Support Services
Critical Thinking and Rhetoric Placement
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
Health, Safety & Wellness
Dean of Students
Director Health and Wellness Center
Director of Campus Life
Clubs & Organizations
Assistant Director of Campus Life
Director of Career Services
Student Financial Services
Student Administrative Services Coordinator
Director of Financial Aid
On-Campus Student Employment
Human Resources Generalist
Enrollment & housing deposits
Final high school & college transcripts
Director of Admissions
Montserrat College of Art
23 Essex Street
Beverly, MA 01915