University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Dates and Deadlines

Fall Term Freshman Applicants

Early Action: November 5; November 20 (credentials)

Regular Decision: January 15; February 1 (credentials)


Transfer Applicants

Fall Term: March 1* (priority date) - April 15  (final deadline and credentials deadline)

Spring Term: October 1 (application and credentials)


MassTransfer Applicants

Fall Term: March 1* (priority date) - April 15 (final deadline and credentials deadline)

Spring: October 15 (application and credentials)


*Priority date: All applications received and completed by the priority date will be given full consideration for admission to selective majors. Applications received or completed after the priority date will be reviewed on a space-available basis. Some programs may reach capacity prior to the final deadline.

Candidate Reply Dates (Fall Admission)

Freshman: May 1
Transfer: June 1

Admissions Decisions

Please note that UMass Amherst is no longer mailing admissions decisions. All decisions can be found on your Student Status Page.

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UMass Amherst will process late applications, as well as on-time applications completed late, without guarantee and on a space-available basis. As long as there is space available in the entering class, we may continue to make late offers of admission. However, once the entering class is filled, we no longer review late applications or on-time applications which are completed late, even if they were submitted prior to the time we filled our entering class.