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Important Information for Entering Transfer Students



To accept our offer of admission, pay the nonrefundable $500 enrollment deposit with an electronic check or major credit card. Visit this link to accept our offer. If you have questions about paying the fee, please speak with an admissions counselor by emailing or scheduling a phonecall.

[NOTE: While there is no convenience fee for e-check payments, there is a 2.7 percent convenience fee for credit card payments.]

To ensure your space in the spring 2021 class, the nonrefundable enrollment deposit must be paid by December 15 or by the deadline indicated on your acceptance letter. Students who have added UMass Amherst to the FAFSA prior to being admitted and have not received financial aid by this deadline should contact financial aid.


A detailed transfer credit evaluation will be completed within the next few weeks and will be available to you in your SPIRE account. In the meantime please refer to the “UMass Amherst Transfer Credit & More!” email for information about your transfer credits.


You will receive an email when your financial aid award is ready. Typically, students are notified within two weeks of their acceptance if they have added UMass Amherst to their FAFSA prior to receiving the admissions decision


Please look for an email from the International Programs Office (IPO) with subject line: “UMass Amherst Visa Sponsorship”-- it will include the information below as well as other important details. Please do not submit documents to request your I-20 until you receive the email.

Applying for a student visa can take a lot of time and preparation. Be sure to start early! Upon receipt of the necessary documents and payment your enrollment fee, we will send you the I-20 form. This is the form that U.S. schools issue to international students to indicate they have met all admission requirements to enter that school. You must take this form with you when you apply to the American Embassy or Consulate for a visa.

If you are already in the U.S. on a F-1 visa status, your UMass Amherst I20 can only be issued after you submit the required documents and complete the SEVIS transfer release process with your previous F-1 visa sponsor. Additional documentation is required and will be provided in your “Visa Sponsorship” email.

Declining Our Offer of Admission

If you decide to decline our offer of admission, please follow this link and select “I would like to decline my offer of admission.”

The Clery Act complies with federal regulations and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. A copy of the University of Massachusetts Annual Security Report is available online. A hard copy of the report may be obtained by contacting the UMass Amherst Police Department at 413-545-2125. This report includes crime statistics for the previous three years, as well as institutional policies on campus security.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, national origin, mental or physical disability, or veteran status in any aspect of the admission or treatment of students or in employment.