Testing

To make sure you choose courses that are appropriate for your skill level, you will take placement exams before you attend orientation and register for classes.  

Based on your placement exam results, you may be encouraged to take an exemption test in Math and/or Foreign Language, and you may be invited to apply for a waiver from the First-Year Writing Requirement.

Students enter UMass Amherst with credit from a number of sources including previous AP and SAT II Exams and/or transfer courses.