The University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Applying as a Transfer Student

Common Application

Transfer students who graduated high school or earned a high school equivalency diploma and subsequently enrolled in 12 or more credits must use the Common Application.

MassTransfer Application

Students who are completing an associate degree at a Massachusetts community college in an approved MassTransfer program must use the MassTransfer Application.

Selective Majors

Some majors require certain courses and/or grade requirements for admission. 

Transfer Credits

transfer navigatorTransfer up to 75 credits. You’ll receive the estimated number of credits that will transfer when you are admitted. An official evaluation will be available to you a few weeks later. Our Transfer Navigator tool will help you see which credits you can transfer, and how they will apply to to your degree. 

Financial Aid

We offer need-based financial aid to eligible students. For more information on financial aid and to get an estimate of your cost of attendance, please visit the Office of Financial Aid Services.

Transfer Events

Interested in applying? Join us for a Transfer Thursday Session to learn all about the application process, and what our admissions counselors are looking for. MassTransfer students transferring from a Massachusetts community college after completing their associate degree are also welcome to join these sessions.


Curious about UMass Amherst? During the Virtual Student Guided UMass Visit you'll spend an hour with current students, hear about their experiences, and learn more about all the university has to offer.

Transfer Question & Answer Panel

Experience a virtual Q & A session with our student ambassadors in this series of videos.

Take a Virtual Tour of UMass Amherst

Launch Experience


Virtual Tour Navigation Guide

If you need help navigating through the tour, check out the video below. It explains how to move through the campus, and also how to find bonus content at each stop.

UMass Amherst Literature and Brochures

Athletics Information at the University of Massachusetts

Athletics Summary

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Financial Aid Things to Know at the University of Massachusetts

Financial Aid 2021–2022

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IPO Global Report for the University of Massachusetts

International Programs Office Global Report

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Majors at the University of Massachusetts

Majors at the University of Massachusetts

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Information about Student Success at UMass

Information About Student Success at UMass

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Study Abroad Information at the University of Massachusetts

Study Abroad Information

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Change the World at the University of Massachusetts

Travel Piece: Change the World

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Questions? Contact Us!

We'd love to answer any questions you have about UMass Amherst!

If you're wondering about the transfer process and your application to UMass, please email our admissions counselors at, or use this form to schedule an appointment with a transfer counselor.

If you have questions about being a student at UMass, please email our student fellows at