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admissions announcements

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our offices are currently closed for in-person appointments, but we are still available to talk to you about applying to and enrolling at umass amherst!

undergraduate admissions counselors can be reached by phone (413-545-0222), by email, or by requesting a phone call. appointments with transfer counselors are available by request.

financial aid counselors can be reached by phone (413-545-0801), by email, or by requesting an appointment.

test-optional policy

at umass amherst, we are committed to reducing barriers caused by covid-19 disruptions for students who plan to apply for admission. therefore, beginning with the spring 2021 term, and continuing for each spring and fall term through spring 2023, we are making standardized tests optional for first-year entering applicants. learn more about our test-optional policy.

prospective students

looking for information about undergraduate programs at umass? let us know how to reach you.

virtual admissions events

in-person gatherings are currently cancelled, but we're offering several online events where you can interact, ask questions, and learn all about the umass amherst experience.

visit our virtual experience pages for prospective first-year students or prospective transfer students to learn about applying to umass amherst and sign up for virtual admissions events.

on-going admissions events

interested in applying? join an online information session to learn all about the application process, and what our admissions counselors are looking for.

interested in applying? join us for a transfer thursday session to learn all about the application process, and what our admissions counselors are looking for.

students transferring from a massachusetts community college after completing their associate degree can join us for a masstransfer monday session.

curious about umass amherst? during the virtual student guided umass visit you'll spend an hour with current students, hear about their experiences, and learn more about all the university has to offer.

these 40-minute sessions are available to international high school counselors and their students. topics covered include: information about umass, admission requirements, sat/ act test-optional, academic programs, campus life, cost of attendance, and merit scholarships.

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an opportunity for international students to speak with an international admissions counselor about the application process, admissions requirements, and any other questions about umass.

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ready, set, apply! is a half-day virtual program for high school seniors. led by umass admissions and financial aid counselors, seniors receive firsthand experience navigating the college application process through a series of interactive workshops.
during our hour-long urep umass: real talk, you’ll have the opportunity to ask our admission diversity fellows questions about the umass student experience, and learn tips and tricks that will help you finalize your application to umass amherst.  
this student-only virtual space is for all prospective students, though especially insightful for students from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds, including first generation and lgbtq+ students.