Certificate of Attendance

Certificate of Attendance

Complete all 3 steps below to request your Certificate of Attendance.

1. CHOOSE one of the letter templates below based on your academic status (student or scholar)

STUDENT LETTERS

You must be currently sponsored by UMass Amherst on a F1 or J1 student visa to request these letters. We DO NOT offer visa renewal letters.

  • DEGREE STUDENT CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE: For use as part of tourist visa applications for countries other than the U.S., Massachusetts driver's license application supplements, confirmation of your full time student status at UMass Amherst, etc. 
  • DEGREE STUDENT STUDENT FAMILY INVITATION: For use by family members during their B1/B2 visa appointment during your studies at UMass.
  • EXCHANGE (NON-DEGREE) STUDENTSDrop off your enrollment verification forms for signature in 467 Hills South (IPO Main Office) or contact your IPO advisor.
  • UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE STUDENT GRADUATION INVITATION (Only available for request during the Spring semester): For use by family members during their B1/B2 visa appointment to attend your May Graduation Commencement.
  • GRADUATE DEGREE STUDENT GRADUATION INVITATION (Only available for request during the Spring semester): For use by family members during their B1/B2 visa appointment to attend your May Graduation Commencement. These requests are only processed by the Graduate Student Services Center. The student should ensure that they have submitted the appropriate Degree Eligibility Form before requesting the Commencement Letter Request Form. To request a form contact the Graduate Student Service Center, Room 534, Goodell Building, 413-545-0722, or via e-mail.
  • STUDENTS ON OPT OR ACADEMIC TRAINING: To request a letter contact Beryl Tang, include your full name and SPIRE number.

SCHOLAR LETTERS

You must be currently sponsored by UMass Amherst on a J1 scholar visa to request these letters. We DO NOT offer visa renewal letters.

  • SCHOLAR CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCEFor use as part of tourist visa applications for countries other than the U.S., Massachusetts driver's license application supplements, confirmation of your scholar status at UMass Amherst, etc. 
  • SCHOLAR FAMILY INVITATIONFor use by family members during their B1/B2 visa appointment during your program at UMass Amherst.

2. COMPLETE the template with your personal information.

  • You CANNOT change the contents/wording structure of the first paragraph.
  • You must indicate the EXACT purpose of your letter in the second paragraph (Additional Remarks).
  • Any changes or additions to the letter should be made to the second paragraph.
  • Make sure ALL of the information in your letter is correct before you submit your request (i.e. spelling, dates, etc.)

​3. SUBMIT your letter(s) to Beth Bogdahn for processing, unless otherwise specified, use subject line: Certificate of Attendance Request and attach all letters in MS word format. 


It will take 2-3 business days to process your request. You will receive an email once your letters are available for pick up at IPO.