"At first it was a little scary for me going back to school, but UWW is a really good program, and is especially suitable for adult students wanting to earn their degree." -UWW alum
affordable and accelerated
get it done.
You deserve a great education. We provide that. You also deserve to be able to finish as quickly as possible without a hole in your wallet. We can help with that too. UMass UWW is committed to helping you finish as quickly and affordably as possible, while providing you with a great education and a highly respected degree.
earn credit. save money.
We offer a variety of ways for you to save money and earn the credit you need to cross the finish line.
credit for experience
UMass UWW gives you the opportunity to earn up to 30 credits for the learning you've gained from your life and work experience, accelerating your degree and saving you money. Think about it. Let's say you earn 24 credits for your life and work experience. That's eight classes you now don't have to take at 1/5 the cost. And unlike many other programs, the credits you receive for your experience are counted as in-residency credits and not transfer credits, making it easier for you to graduate.
generous transfer credit policy
UMass Amherst allows up to 75 credits to be transferred in from other schools, through professional and military trainings, and from CLEP exams. One of the key roles of your UWW advisor will be to help ensure that you receive the maximum number of credits possible for your previous college courses and professional and military trainings. Whenever possible, your credits will be used to fulfill university general education requirements so that you don't need to re-take courses you've already taken elsewhere. Learn more.
credit for professional and military trainings
You know all those professional trainings you have attended over the years and the certifications you have received? It's time to start digging up your documentation because as a UMass UWW student you will have the opportunity to earn credit for your professional and military training and certifications. And the best part is there is no per-credit cost for the transfer credits you earn this way which can mean huge savings for you- savings of time and money.
credit for basic training
All U.S. veterans and active duty service members receive three credits for completing basic training.
college-level examination program (CLEP) exams
CLEP exams are 90 minute standardized tests offered through the College Board that help you earn college credit for what you already know for a fraction of the cost of a college course. UMass Amherst accepts CLEP tests in select subject areas and brings them in as transfer credits.