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Congratulations on your recent acceptance to Des Moines University. To become eligible to register for courses, you must plan to complete the following actions promptly:

1. Seat deposit

Please submit the non-refundable $250.00 deposit to secure your seat in the program by the deadline indicated. Your deposit is used to open your student account and is credited to your tuition when you register for your first course. Failure to submit the seat deposit by the deadline will result in the cancellation of your acceptance offer and the need to reapply should you wish to be reconsidered.

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2. Conditions of Enrollment Agreement

A copy of your Conditions of Enrollment Agreement is emailed to you following your acceptance. Please read and return a signed copy to the admission office by the deadline indicated. If we have listed conditions for your admission, please be certain you have a plan for meeting these conditions by the deadline as your enrollment is contingent upon them. Contact or if you need an additional copy of your Conditions of Enrollment form.

3. Technical Standards Form

Students must be able to meet the technical standards for education at DMU either with or without accommodation. You must plan to sign and return a copy of the Technical Standards form by the deadline. Download the form via the link below, sign and return.

Technical Standards for Online Programs 2013-14

4. Access to DMU email, Pulse and Angel

About one week after you submit the seat deposit and conditions form, your accounts will be activated and login instructions emailed to you regarding your DMU email account and the Pulse and Angel systems. Pulse is the university’s intranet system which provides much of the necessary information for your success as a DMU student, including program announcements, policy information and the student handbook. Angel is the learning management system used for all courses and course specific email.

Link to Video explaining the difference between your DMU web email and Angel email systems.

5. Background check

All incoming students are required to complete a criminal background check prior to matriculation through the DMU approved vendor. Please visit the Verified Credentials website to begin your background check today. Background checks must be completed by the deadline indicated in your Conditions of Enrollment.  Please be sure to enter the correct program code for your program:

  • MHA – Masters of Health Care Administration: Use code ‘PPWKR-79678′ to get started
  • MPH – Masters of Public Health: Use code ‘MMWHT-69479′ to get started

Please contact their Client Services Team with questions regarding the system:

6. Faculty advisor

Each student is assigned a faculty advisor to assist as a resource for degree planning, registration, career guidance and policy questions. Within several weeks of submitting your deposit to secure your seat in the class, your advisor will contact you via your DMU email account to begin discussing registration planning. It is important to monitor your DMU email account for correspondence regarding registration. You must review your educational plans with your advisor before you are eligible to register for courses.

7. Registration

You will receive information regarding registration when you consult with your faculty advisor.

  • The registration period is March 24 - April 25, 2014.
  • The next MHA executive residency is September 10 – 14, 2014.
  • The summer term is May 19 - August 10, 2014.

Additional information

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Additional information will be distributed to students prior to registration and leading up to the beginning of the term including:

  • Technology requirements
  • Online learning platform
  • Tuition and Financial Aid
  • Textbooks
  • Course calendar
  • Executive Residency travel/lodging planning (MHA only; Fall & Spring terms only)

Be sure to check your DMU email address and the Angel learning management system for announcements and information.