Choosing the right online bachelor's degree completion program is a big decision. Our free in-person information sessions and webinars can help by providing you with information and guidance, and giving you the opportunity to ask questions and get advice. Led by an experienced UWW staff member who herself finished her bachelor's degree at the age of 35, you will learn about UMass UWW while in the good company of your peers- other adults who want to finish their college degrees.
The application deadline has been extended to November 1. We look forward to receiving your application soon!
21 year old UMass Amherst University Without Walls student Ellen Noble is now the winner of four national cyclocross championships and two Pan-American championships. In January, she finished second at the world championship in Luxembourg. Ellen's currently taking her classes online from training camp in Spain. Her degree concentration is public health studies and her faculty advisor is Julie Skogsburgh.
A proposal coordinator for UMass Medical Center, 36 year old Priscilla Vazquez of Worcester, MA is the winner of a $1000 UWW Scholarship. Working full-time, overtime or often 2 jobs to put herself through school, Priscilla earned an associates in graphic design and is now finishing her degree with a focus in Arts Management. Her adviosr is Jamal Watson.
UMass Amherst has been ranked 24th in the nation for online bachelor's programs and 16th in the nation for veterans by U.S. News & World Report
"We are very proud of this ranking which validates the work we do every day at UWW to provide our students with flexibility, support and a great education from a world-class university," stated UWW director Ingrid Bracey.
In 2013, with her daughter launched and her business imploded by the mid-decade recession, 59 year old entrepreneur, writer and consultant Pamela Leavey decided it was her turn to finish her degree.
UMass Amherst University Without Walls faculty member Mitch Boucher, PhD has been interviewed in US News on the topic of how to identify the intellectual leaders in an online course. In How to Find the Smart Kids in an Online Class, US News reporter Kelci Lynn Lucier, says the key is to identify students who lead discussion and ask excellent questions.
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