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UMASS Summer

What are you doing this summer?

Summer at UMass Amherst is heating up. Come visit the Pioneer Valley this summer while engaging in a top-notch academic experience. We host students from all over the world from high school age to adult learners. Check out our exciting programs below.

For High School Students

UMass Amherst invites motivated high school students interested in hands-on learning experiences to apply to the programs that Summer College offers! Click here for more information.

International Academy

Programs for newly accepted international UMass students and for international high school students who want to experience a U.S. research university.

Special Programs

We have several special programs such as the Juniper Summer Writing Institute and Jazz in July.

Continuing and Professional

If you are interested in taking UMass courses over the summer, you should check out

Why UMass?

UMass Amherst is a top research university located in the scenic Pioneer Valley.
We offer courses in all kinds of topics with outstanding faculty.
Our facilities are top notch, featuring award-winning dining,
brand-new accommodations,
and cutting edge facilities.  

Our Programs

We are currently working on our lineup of programs for summer 2015. Summer 2014's programs included an intensive engineering institute, sport management, sustainability and leadership, astronomy, a design academy and more. Check back in early winter for next year's offerings.

If you would like us to contact you when our program list and application are up, please send along your contact information here.

Also please feel free to drop us a line or give us a ring at and by phone at 413-577-2112.

Our blog

Check out our latest posts.

Program Fees

Pricing for summer 2015 has not been established. Pricing for 2014 is below.


Application Fee $35 - All Applicants

Fees for One-Week Intensives

  • Program fee (without academic credits) $675
  • One time Registration fee $45
  • Housing and full meal plan: $411
  • Total for one week (without credit) $1131

Fees for Two-Week Intensives

  • Program fee (with two academic credits): $ 1,450
  • Program fee (without academic credits): $1,350
  • One time Registration fee $45
  • Housing and full meal plan: $761
  • Total (with two credits): $2,256
  • Total (without credits): $2,156

Fees for Six-Week College Research Intensives

  • Program fee (with six academic credits): $4,350
  • Program fee (without academic credits): $4,050
  • One time Registration fee $45
  • Housing and full meal plan: $2,173
  • Total (with six credits): $6,568
  • Total (without credits): $6,268

The Program Fees you find on this page are for the summer of 2014

Please Note: The Summer Design Academy, Digital Media in the Visual Arts and the Introduction to 3D Animation  programs have an additional$100 dollars materials fee to cover the cost of necessary tools and supplies. These come pre-packaged by through the Department of Art, Art History & Architecture. 

VISA FEES for non-immigrant, non-US residents/passport holders

I-20, SEVIS & Delivery: $350

Questions? Contact the Summer College office at 001-413-577-2112 


Comments from Students

I loved everything about it. I made so many friends and made so many great memories.

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I just wish it was longer!

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I loved my teacher.

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Contact us

Please don't hesistate to get in touch! We are easily reachable by email at and by phone at 413-577-2112.