Online Master of Engineering: Computer Engineering Admitted Students

Welcome and congratulations on your admission to Dartmouth's online Master of Engineering in computer engineering (MEng: CE)! Here you will find information and resources to help you enroll in the program.

Checklist for Online Admitted Students

In the coming months, you will need to complete several steps to officially enroll:

☐ Say YES! Accept offer of admission
☐ Set up Dartmouth email account and NetID
☐ Submit final official transcripts
☐ Order a Dartmouth ID card (optional)
☐ Pay tuition and fees
☐ Complete the orientation course on Coursera
☐ Join our private community group for incoming students

Offer of Admission

All newly admitted students should log in to their application portal and respond to the offer of admission to officially enroll. Please follow the instructions in your admission letter and respond by the deadline provided.

Dartmouth Email & NetID

Official Dartmouth email accounts will be created for students who have not previously attended Dartmouth. Instructions for claiming your Dartmouth email account will be emailed to you after you accept your offer. Once you receive these instructions, please set up your Dartmouth email account as soon as possible.

Questions? Contact Thayer Computing Services at

Please monitor and use your Dartmouth email account for all school correspondence. We will be sending important information to you via this account.

Transcripts (from previous schools)

Official final transcripts from your previous school(s) are due by the end of the 5th week of your first term. Schools may email transcripts to if they have the option to deliver them electronically, or mail transcripts directly to Thayer's Office of Graduate Admissions at 15 Thayer Drive, Hanover, NH 03755. Mailed transcripts must be received in a signed, sealed envelope directly from the issuing institution. Students whose degrees were earned at institutions outside of the US/Canada, and who have already had an official WES evaluation completed, may submit the evaluation in place of official transcripts.

Please note:

  • Your final transcript or degree certification must indicate that the degree has been awarded.
  • If your school(s) already provided an official final transcript for your application, it is not necessary to send another.
  • Transcripts must be sent directly from the school to Dartmouth to be considered official. Transcripts provided by the student are not considered official.
  • Log in to your applicant portal to see if your transcript has been received.

Dartmouth ID Card (optional)

As an official Dartmouth graduate student, you are eligible to request a Dartmouth ID Card. Please keep in mind that the Dartmouth Card Office will consider the submission of a photo as a request for a card. No action is required if you do not want a card.

If you live near Hanover or will be visiting campus, you can pick up your card from the Dartmouth Card Office directly. If you would like to have your card mailed to you, please email Ken Watson at Your email should include written permission for Ken to retrieve your card and a confirmation of the mailing address where you’d like the card sent.

Tuition Payments & Billing

Tuition bills will be sent via email through "DPay." Depending on when you accept your offer of admission, a bill notification may not be emailed directly to you. It is very important that you log in to DPay to check your account and settle any outstanding amounts due.

If you do not see a balance due, it may be pending and you should check the account again to ensure you do not miss a payment deadline. Students need to sign in to DPay prior to the start of each term to ensure balances are paid.

Orientation Course

You will receive an email from Coursera with an invitation to create and link your Coursera account to the online MEng: CE program. Once you have successfully done so, you'll have access to the orientation course. This course was designed to provide you with all the relevant information you'll need to get up and running at Thayer.

Completion of this orientation course is required before you will be able to access your for-credit courses on the Coursera platform and instructions for registration will be provided during the orientation. While this course should not take too long to complete, we encourage you to carefully review all the material included.

We will also be holding a live welcome session to introduce you to other members of our support staff and answer any lingering questions you may have. A link to the welcome session will be provided in the orientation course.

Incoming Student Community Group

We have set up a private online community for incoming students on Slack! We hope you will join and connect with other newly admitted students like you. Check your Dartmouth email account for the Slack invitation.


Under a blue sky, students walk along a pathway next to brick buildings on the West End of Dartmouth's campus.

We're here to help! Please don't hesitate to reach out to, and be on the lookout for emails from us: