The primary criterion for transfer admission is the quality of your academic record. Other factors include:
- the number of transfer credits
- prerequisite coursework
- type of completed courses
- consistency of grades, and
- available space.
Successful applicants are expected to have a 2.7 or higher minimum overall GPA in full-time academic college coursework across a range of disciplines, as well as recent enrollment with a 2.7 or higher minimum GPA in full-time academic coursework across a range of disciplines. However, meeting the minimum criteria is no guarantee of admission, since the university considers a variety of factors (including disciplinary and criminal history) in predicting the academic success of applicants and in making admission decisions.
All transfer students are required to declare a major and then be admissible to that major in order to be accepted to UMass Amherst.
Priority consideration for admission is given to Massachusetts community college graduates who participate in the MassTransfer program.