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Each year we search for students who will bring their unique strengths and diverse talents to the UMass Amherst campus. We conduct an individualized review of applications with careful consideration of a student’s academic achievements, personal qualities, and motivation.

Applicant Categories

The university recruits and attracts many types of student applicants from all over the world. Find out how and where you should apply and get information on residency requirements.

Admission Requirements

Learn about required qualifications for freshman and transfer applicants and the admission review process.

Application Procedures

Follow these steps to ensure timely and accurate submission of your application.

Transferring Credit

Information for transfer students about what credits and test scores can be transferred to UMass Amherst.

Dates and Deadlines

Priority filing periods and admission notification dates.

The Admission Decision

Find out more about the admission decision and when you can expect to hear from UMass Amherst after you apply.