Attention prospective Comm students: The process to become a Comm major has changed! Please review the following guidelines prior to your process of joining the major.

Prospective first-year and transfer students applying to UMass Amherst:

Prospective first-year and transfer students may apply to the Communication major when applying to UMass Amherst. If accepted to UMass Amherst and the major, they are admitted directly into the Communication major upon entering the University. Students who are accepted to the University but not to the Communication major may apply to the major by following the procedure for current UMass Amherst students, below.

Process to become a Comm major for current UMass Amherst students:

The Communication major is an open major; all students in good academic standing may join the Comm major. Students are encouraged to take at least 1 Comm 100-level intro course prior to joining the major in order to be more familiar with the content of the major.

There are a couple steps you must take before entering the major:

Interested students MUST attend an information session prior to admission to the major. This info session is mandatory and no substitutions will be made. Info sessions are held each 3 times each semester: At the beginning of add/drop, in the middle of the semester, and immediately prior to registration. Students who wish to meet privately with a Comm advisor to address individual concerns may do so;, however, these private meetings will not substitute for attendance at an info session. Students who are in not in good academic standing who want to join the Comm major must meet with CUA Allison Butler to develop a plan for academic improvement. 

Interested students must fill out a Comm major admission form prior to admission to the major.

Info sessions for Spring 2018 admission to the major will be held in the ILC, rm N371, on the following dates & times:

Monday, March 26, 9am

Tuesday, March 27, 1pm

Wednesday, March 28, 2.30pm

 To be admitted to the major in time for Fall 2018 registration, interested students MUST attend one of the info sessions.