Admitted Students’ Checklist

Congratulations on your acceptance to The Dartmouth Institute

All requirements are for both residential and online programs unless otherwise noted.

Enrollment Decision Due Date
Academic calendar and key dates
Tuition & financial aid
Claiming your Dartmouth Account (NetID & Email)
Computing requirements
Health insurance and immunizations
Housing (Residential Program Only)


Enrollment Decision Due Date

Admitted student enrollment decisions and deposits are due within 30 days of your admission to The Dartmouth Institute. Details can be found on the status page within your personalized account. You can log in to your account at with your username and password.

Academic Calendar and Key Dates

Key Dates 2017    Form or Event
TBD Immunization Forms due
TBD Health Insurance Waiver due
July 7 Pre-Orientation Self-Assessment due
July 14 Honor Code Signatory Form due
July 24 Orientation (Residential Program)
August 7 Online MPH Program Starts

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Academic Calendar
(Residential Program, 2017-2018)

Academic Calendar
(Online MPH Program, 2017-2019)



Tuition & Financial Aid

See our tuition, fees, and estimated costs and information about financial aid. All billing and payments go through Student Financial Services

Billing of student charges is processed twice a term in the Student Accounts Office, Room 103 McNutt Hall. They keep track of all entries into and out of your student account, so if you want to know the current status of your account, see someone in the Student Accounts Office. The Cashier's Office (646.3014), McNutt Hall, is open from 9:00am to 12:00pm, and from 1:00pm to 4:00pm Monday through Friday. Payment of College bills is made here or in TDI’s Office of Education Programs. 
Student Financial Services at Dartmouth College is responsible for the billing and collection of student tuition & fees, room and board charges as well as non-student receivables and the operation of all College loan programs. D-Pay provides online access to account statements, as of the latest billing date, and, if you choose, online payment. Account holders can also provide access to "Other Payers". To learn more about our electronic billing and payment system or to login if you have already enrolled, go to 

Claiming your Dartmouth Account (NetID and Email)

You will receive an email containing your assigned NetID during the semester before you officially start at The Dartmouth Institute. Once you receive this email please follow the steps provided.

Purpose  Your NetID is used as your login credentials for many different tools and systems at Dartmouth. You’ll need to claim your NetID to access email and course materials.


  • Claiming is simple.  Just go to which asks for three items:  NetID, Last Name, and Birthdate.
  • To lookup your NetID, go to
  • For any trouble claiming an account, email your help desk: TDI.Computing@Dartmouth.EDU
  • A person only needs to claim an account once.  If a student or employee has already claimed their account, they do not need to do so a second time. Each person probably remembers if they claimed their account, because it is a process in which you setup security questions.

About Dartmouth email addresses

People can look up their full email address using:

For instructions on setting up and checking your Dartmouth Email account go to This reference page also includes instructions for downloading Microsoft Office.

Anyone can set up an email alias by going to This way you can receive email sent to as well as

Suffixes and email for life.   Dartmouth does not change the official email name once someone has an email account.  It's "email for life".  People will not be having their email address changed to include a .GR. The suffix is not intended to identify the group in which someone belongs. It is simply a naming convention to avoid name collisions over time – that is, two people with the same name in the Dartmouth system. Dartmouth central computing uses the suffixes to avoid duplicate names, but because the suffix is irrelevant to users (see above), even if a person’s role changes at Dartmouth, their email address remains the same for life. 

In the rare instances that someone legally changes their name, the email address can be changed manually, but it is a time-intensive process at central computing.


Computing Requirements

By the start of orientation, you need to ensure that your computer meets all of the following hardware and software requirements.

These detailed instructions address every item on the checklist.  If you have any computing questions or problems (including questions about what computer to buy), please feel free to contact us so we can help you get your system ready. We are happy to help!

Each student should bring: 

  • Laptop with a wireless card, webcam, at least 8 GB of RAM, and an Intel Core processor
  • Current operating system - (Windows 7/10, Mac OS X 10.10/10.11) Note: Windows XP is blocked on Dartmouth networks
  • Current Firefox web browser (Note: This is a free download from the internet.)

Once you have your Dartmouth email address, netID, and password, you'll be able to access free downloads through Dartmouth:

  • Current Microsoft Office (Office 365/2016 for both Windows and Mac)
  • Antivirus software for Mac. If you have Windows 10 please use the built-in Windows Defender Antivirus Software.
  • OneDrive- Backup system using the cloud
  • Skype for Business- Web Conference Software
  • Dartmouth Secure wireless network software
  • Printer software
  • VPN (Virtual Private Network) software

All of this must be installed before orientation, when you will be required to use all these features.

Health Insurance and Immunizations

Health insurance

All Dartmouth College students are required to have health insurance that meets specific standards of coverage.  If you need the coverage provided by Dartmouth College’s Student Group Health Plan, the plan’s premium will be billed to your student account.  No further action is required. If you have existing health insurance coverage and want to continue with that coverage, you MUST complete the on-line insurance waiver or you will automatically be enrolled in the Dartmouth Student Group Health Plan and required to pay the insurance premium.  Instructions and completion form for the waiver are found in the link below:

Questions about the waiver or the Student Group Health Plan? Contact

    • Phone: 603/646-9438
    • Fax:  603/646-9410 and 603/646-9450
    • E-mail:
    • Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM; Closed from 12:00 noon - 1:00 PM
    • Location: Room 111 of 5 Rope Ferry Road, Hanover NH 03755


Darmouth College's Health Services is also called "Dick's House".  All students are required to document that they have had specific immunizations before enrollment using the Dartmouth Immunization Form:

Housing (Residential Program Only)

There are many housing options for our students.  Here are some of the rental options that TDI students commonly find helpful.

Dartmouth-owned housing

Please visit under the Rental Housing tab choose Graduate Rentals and/or General Public Rentals. Download the PDF here for complete details about housing options.

North Park: All North Park apartments are supplied with basic furniture and electricity, heat, phone, and internet and cable through the Dartmouth Network. Dartmouth Housing will begin the North Park room assignments in May. Those incoming first years interested in North Park may fill out an application via the website,

Sachem Village and the other various downtown unfurnished apartments are leased via a self-selection process where the students simply fill out an application for a specific rental unit via the website.  Dartmouth Housing typically posts vacancies in March or April.  If students wish to be contacted whenever a listing is posted on the site, they may follow us on Twitter (DartmouthGradRE.) See more information at:

Other housing

Dartmouth also lists other housing options at, select “Rental Housing - Graduate Rentals and/or General Public Rentals”.  And also at:

Timberwood Commons (unfurnished, pet friendly)

KCC Properties Reality Inc. (furnished with most utilities included) email:

Additional housing, sublet info, furniture listings, etc.

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