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Dispelling UMass Myths

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Almost everything has myths, even colleges. When I first decided to attend the University of Massachusetts Amherst, I thought I knew everything there was to know about the school. Needless to say, I found that many of my assumptions to be wrong, especially once I came to know the school on my own.

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.