For Accepted Students

Congratulations again on your admission to the four-year OD program at NECO! This page offers some next steps as you get ready to start your graduate work. Please contact us with any questions. We look forward to welcoming you to the NECO community.

Join the NECO Class of 2027 Accepted Student Facebook group, where you can meet other accepted students, speak with current NECO students, and get your questions answered.

Once Accepted: Keep track of these next steps

Below are some of the most important tasks to complete once you have been accepted.

Confirm your enrollment by submitting your initial deposit of $1,000 (USD) by the date listed in your acceptance packet, usually within two weeks of receiving an acceptance.  If your plans change, inform us by March 31, 2023, to receive a full refund. Deposit cancellations after March 31, 2023, will incur a $250 administrative fee.

No portion of the initial deposit is refundable after May 15, 2023, and no part of the second deposit is refundable after June 9, 2023. Both deposits will be credited toward your first semester’s tuition.

You can pay your deposits online.

Your second deposit of $1,000 (USD) is due by May 15, 2023 (or for offers of admission after May 1, within two weeks of acceptance) and will officially confirm your place in the class of 2027.

Half of the second deposit is refundable by June 9, 2023, in the unlikely event your plans change after May 15, 2023, and no part of the second deposit is refundable after June 9, 2023.

Both deposits will be credited toward your first semester’s tuition.

Pay your deposits online.

Review the Tuition and Aid area to learn more about applying for federal aid and other payment options, as well as support for Canadian and other international students.

We realize that moving to a new city can be both exciting and stressful. To help with the transition, our Admissions team compiled information and resources to help you locate a realtor, moving services, and to be informed with tips and important details. Start by reviewing the information on our Housing Resources portal.

Housing Resources Portal


NECO Housing Webinar

Wednesday, November 30th, 2022 at 7 PM ET
Are you wondering where to begin your housing search in Boston? You will learn about important items to consider in your housing search, receive an overview of Boston neighborhoods, and hear experiences directly from a current NECO student.

You will receive an email about your required background check from Certiphi one month after receiving an acceptance. Please complete this process as soon as possible.

There are fees associated with the process, and the costs vary from student to student, depending on the jurisdictions involved in the background check.

If your official final transcript from your primary institution is on file with OptomCAS, there is nothing more you need to do. You’ll be able to view which transcripts we have on file after you submit your first deposit.

If you are currently finishing college or taking summer coursework, complete your coursework and request that all finalized transcripts (with degree conferral, where applicable) be mailed or emailed to the NECO Admissions office.

An official, final transcript:

  • Is sent directly to NECO from your college or university registrar’s office.
  • Lists all coursework you took at your primary institution.
  • Includes a degree conferral date or graduation date.
  • Indicates the type of degree you earned.

Complete all prerequisite courses with a grade of C or better. A class with a grade lower than a C might be accepted at the discretion of the college if you scored a 300 or above on the corresponding section of the OAT exam. You can view a prerequisite evaluation in our Application Portal a few days after receiving an offer of admission. You will receive an email with instructions for accessing the Portal. Advanced Placement and IB courses will be accepted for their corresponding prerequisites if your primary institution has accepted the credit.

Your immunization forms are to be filled out, signed, and stamped by your doctor. We encourage you to begin the process of fulfilling your immunization requirements as early as possible, as some vaccination series take several months to complete.

However, the Tuberculin Skin Test portion of the requirements must be completed on or after June 1, 2023.

NECO uses Med+Proctor to collect and process immunization records. Please hold onto your completed immunization form until additional information regarding Med+Proctor is sent to incoming students via email in late June. After submitting your form to Med+Proctor at that time, please keep the original form for yourself as you may need it in the future for clinics.

Email [email protected] for all questions regarding immunizations.

NECO is pleased to offer student health insurance for all students. Plan information for the 2024-2024 academic year will be shared in the spring of 2023.

Students who have their own comparable coverage based in the United States will have the option to waive NECO’s health insurance plan.

As part of the visa process, international students are asked to provide proof of liquid funds of an amount sufficient to cover the first year of study at NECO. International students will receive the forms to complete in May of 2023; nothing needs to be done before that. Please email [email protected] with any questions.

New student orientation will take place in early September. Attendance is mandatory for new students.

Orientation is an excellent opportunity to speak with various members of the NECO staff and meet with your classmates.