For more than 50 years RAP has been a great way for incoming students to begin their college careers. Although many features have changed over the years, it has always been true that when students join a RAP, they become part of a small community on a large campus.
Students who join a RAP consistently report that they become deeply connected to their academic studies and develop lifelong relationships with their RAP peers and instructors.
Join a RAP and start your UMass experience with academic engagement and new friends.
You will create memories you will never forget!
"I love it! It has opened my eyes to new study habits and gives me a small class experience within the large university." - Fall 2016 RAP student
Review the comprehensive List of courses for Gen Ed RAPs for Fall 2017.
RAP students have so much to say about their experience. Check out all the wonderful comments!
RAPs are located across campus. View a PDF of RAPs by Location for Fall 2017.
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