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Requirements for Transferring Students

UMass student sitting on the grassSomething unique to the University of Massachusetts is how important the holistic review of your application is-- especially for transfer students. You’re not just a GPA and SAT number when applying to UMass Amherst. To be admitted, each aspect of every application is considered, including the courses taken at other schools, what areas each student excels in, where they don’t, etc. Here at UMass, our goal is to prepare you to succeed.

How I'm Getting Ready for Post-Grad Life

A photo of graduation caps being thrown in the air with the text, How I'm Getting Ready for Post-Grad Life.

My time in college is quickly dwindling. It feels like just yesterday I was a nervous freshman frantically refreshing Google Maps in attempts to find my way around campus. Looking back, it always makes me laugh when remembering how much of a lost puppy I was. Now, I could map the campus with my eyes closed. But in a few short months, my vision of campus will only be a far off memory. 

I have a lot of fond memories here at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, but I am eager to flourish into adult life. My internship experiences have given me a taste of the corporate workforce, and I have been missing it since I left. While my future is uncertain, uncertainty excites me, and so does a challenge.

Working on Campus: How to Balance Work, School, and Life

A group of UMass students with the text, Working on Campus: How to Balance Work, School, and Life.

So, where do I find a job? Whether you are looking for a job on or off-campus, a work-study or non-work-study position, the undergraduate Student Employment Office (SEO) is the place to start. The SEO provides a listing service with a wide variety of student part-time and seasonal jobs. This student job board is where active student job opportunities can be found, which are updated daily. Students may also contact an on-campus department directly if interested in working in a certain academic or administrative area. You may also review job boards at some of the largest on-campus employers including, Auxiliary Services, the LibrariesResidential Life and Transit Services.