Information for Enrolled Students

Emerson Account:

After you enroll in Professional Studies courses as an Emerson student, you will need to have an Emerson Account, also known as an ECNet (Emerson College network) account, which will grant you access to the college's computer network. An Emerson Account username and password will enable you to use computers in Emerson's labs, enroll in future courses, access course management pages (such as Canvas) for online courses, access the Library, and activate your Emerson email account. A few hours (up to 24 hours) after you register for a course, you will receive an email from Emerson's IT Help Desk entitled "Emerson College - Activate your account" which will enable you to set up your password to access the College's online services. If you did not receive your activation email, please check your Spam folder first in case the message did not reach your inbox, and then submit an IT help ticket and a member of the IT team can assist with troubleshooting your request. NOTE: If you have taken courses with Emerson prior to August 20, 2020 and already have an Emerson account, you will still need to create a Temporary Account to grant you initial access to this registration website ( After you register for classes via this website, then your existing Emerson credentials may be used for your future logins.



All Emerson student correspondence is sent to your Emerson email account. Once you have registered for courses, be sure to follow the instructions above to activate your Emerson Account. This account also provides you with access to your Emerson email, which is administered through a Gmail interface. Your instructors will communicate with you via your Emerson email address, so please activate it as soon as possible to ensure you do not miss any important correspondence from your instructors or the College.

ID Card:

All Emerson students, staff, and faculty are required to have an Emerson ID card to access any building on the Emerson campus. This card grants you access to the campus building in which your course is being conducted, and services, such as the Emerson College Library or computer labs.

NOTE: For Spring 2021 and Summer 2021 Semesters, all non-credit courses will be conducted online or remotely due to safety precautions for Covid-19, so no ID cards will be issued.

  • If you are a first-time student, please pickup your official Emerson ID card BEFORE your first class at the ID Office in the Piano Row Building (150 Boylston Street)
  • If you are a returning student, you do not need a new ID card. The ID card you have will be reactivated for the semester in which you are actively enrolled.
  • If you are taking only Online or Remote courses and do not plan to visit the Emerson campus, no ID card is needed.


Accessing Your Online or Remote Course

After you have activated your Emerson Account (see above), visit the Learn Anywhere page to learn how to access Emerson resources from anywhere, from any device. Online courses are conducted via a system called Canvas. Remote courses provide live instruction via Zoom but may also utilize Canvas for posting course materials, assignments, and discussion boards. Your instructor will contact you via your Emerson email account to provide instructions to access the Zoom link for your remote course.

Refund, Withdrawal, and Drop Policy

If you need to drop a course, you may do so via your Student Portal. For instructions and more information, please review our Registration Policies page for refunds, withdrawals, and course drops.

Ordering Transcripts

To order transcripts or to request enrollment verification, visit the Certifications and Transcripts page of the Registrar's Office. 

School Cancellations and Delayed Openings

Review the Emergency Closing & Delayed Opening Policy for information on where to access closing alerts.

International Students

At the present time, Emerson College is not authorized to issue I-20’s for study in its Professional Studies and Special Programs (PSSP) courses. Depending on an international student’s immigration status and personal circumstances, enrollment in a PSSP course may be permissible or may result in an immigration status violation. Maintaining valid immigration status while in the United States is the responsibility of the individual, not Emerson College. PSSP staff cannot advise individuals about their immigration status. If you have any questions about the requirements for maintenance of your specific immigration status, please contact the U.S. Consulate in your home country prior to enrolling in a PSSP program.

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