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Important Information for Entering Transfer Students

CONGRATULATIONS AND WELCOME TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST!

INTENTION TO ENROLL

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 mail@admissions.umass.edu.

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

Important Information for Entering Transfer Students

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.

UMass Amherst electronically bills students. Spring semester bills are typically generated mid-December and due in mid-January, check the Bursar’s website for more information. You will receive an email in your UMass student email account letting you know when the bill is available to view on SPIRE. If someone else is helping to pay your bill, please set that person up as an authorized payer in the QuikPAY system. Learn more information about QuikPAY.

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.

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

If you have a learning or other disability and would like more information on the services available to UMass Amherst students, contact the Office of Disability Services, 161 Whitmore Administration Building, 413-545-0892.

If you have already applied for financial aid at your prior institution, 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.

If you intend to apply for financial aid and have not already done so, file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form immediately. FAFSA is the only application needed to determine eligibility for federal, state, and institutional funds. This form is available online. UMass Amherst’s FAFSA school code is 002221. To avoid delays in award processing, please ensure that the name and Social Security number on your admission application and FAFSA form match the name and number on your Social Security card.

To be considered for financial aid, file the FAFSA by March 1, the priority date for maximum consideration. Please monitor your “To Do List” in SPIRE self-service to determine whether there is additional information needed to establish your financial aid eligibility.

 

Massachusetts law requires college students to be immunized against several diseases. Updates will be posted to this page with more information about the immunization requirements for all students.

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.

If you plan to attend UMass Amherst in Fall 2021, we invite you to Jump In to your college career this summer. Students who participate in Jump In will have an opportunity to get a jump on the fall semester and at the same time get comfortable at UMass Amherst.

Admission is contingent upon maintaining your current level of academic performance. It is your responsibility to notify the Admissions Office of any significant decline in academic performance or of any disciplinary/criminal history that occurs after your application. UMass Amherst reserves the right to rescind admission based on this information.

New Students Orientation activities are planned for throughout the spring, summer and fall. Learn more.

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.

Connect With a Transfer Student!

Since it is still a challenge to visit campus and get a sense of the community, we want to help give you some insight to life at UMass Amherst. And who better to hear from than a current UMass Amherst transfer student?
 
If you would like to connect with a current transfer student, email transfer@admissions.umass.edu with your questions, and one of our Transfer Student Ambassadors will reach out to connect with you