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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) for current and future students, their families and educational advisors


Course Enrolment

Registration is easy – you can choose your classes online through the UMass Boston Navitas GSSP Portal!

NOTE: Registration is only for credit courses. ESL course schedules will be provided to students upon arrival.

Here are the simple steps you need to follow (to view a visual step-by-step guide, review the Enrollment Guide)

  1. In order to register for classes, you must have no outstanding conditions listed in your Letter of Offer. If there are outstanding conditions, they will prevent you from enrolling successfully. Common conditions include having to provide UMass Boston with certified copies of high school transcripts and completing an IELTS, TOEFL, or other English qualifying exam. Please contact for any questions regarding outstanding conditions.

  2. If you do not have any outstanding conditions and your fees have been paid, then you’re ready to select your courses! Review the Pre-Arrival Guide, Enrollment Guide, and Student Handbook. These resources will give you more information about the enrollment process and which courses you can register for.

  3. Log in to your UMass Boston email and WISER accounts. If you have any trouble accessing either account, please contact UMB IT Service Desk.

  4. Take ALEKS Math placement exams (UPP and MEP students only) and English Placement Exam (Undergraduate students only) – Instructions on how to take your placement exams can be found in the Enrollment Guide. If you do not take your placement exams, your course selection for your first semester will be limited and you will not be able to select the courses that you wish to take. ESL and PMP students are not required to take placement exams.

  5. Log onto your Student Portal account. The Portal is where all UMass Boston Navitas GSSP students can get program updates, check their account balance, and register for classes. You will NOT be able to register until you’ve paid your tuition and taken the Math (ALEKS) and English Placement exams. If you neglect to complete these steps prior to arrival, UMass Boston Navitas GSSP will choose your classes for you. Instructions for how to log into the Portal and register for courses can be found in the Enrollment Guide.

  6. You can now select your courses and create a time table that suits your preferences simply by clicking on the required list of courses and enrolling. MEP students will choose 2 credit courses. Undergraduate students will choose 3 credit courses and a UNI 101 course. Graduate students will choose courses based on your major. Check the Enrollment Guide for more details. ESL students will take placement exams during Orientation, and schedules will be emailed prior to the start of classes.

  7. Once you’ve completed your registration, click on the timetable tab to see what classes you are taking. You can gain access to course information by clicking on the name of the subject.

Check the Pre-Arrival Checklists for more details and dates for your program and intake.

If you have trouble registering in your classes, please contact UMass Boston Student Advisors at