Beginning with the spring 2021 term, and continuing for each spring and fall term through spring 2023, the University of Massachusetts Amherst is making standardized tests optional for its first-year entering applicants. Please refer to our test-optional policy page for more information.
We will accept both redesigned and old SAT results. The SAT essay and ACT writing component are neither recommended nor required. All scores must be sent directly from the testing agency, which may take up to two weeks. The UMass Amherst SAT code is 3917 and the ACT code is 1924. All test scores are processed upon receipt. Check your status page to learn whether your score has been processed.