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Forms for Application Processing and Review

Common Application Transfer College Report or UMass Amherst Transfer Disciplinary Report      

After reviewing application materials, transfer counselors may additionally require a Common Application Transfer College Report (available on the Common Application website) or a UMass Amherst Transfer Disciplinary Report to determine if applicants have a disciplinary history at any of the FOUR-YEAR colleges or universities they have previously attended and, only if living on-campus, two year colleges.  Without this information, their applications will be considered incomplete.

How criminal history/disciplinary information is considered:  Although we request that you disclose criminal history on your application, any information you provide will not be used to determine your candidacy for admission. Candidacy will be based only on your academic performance, test scores, activities, essay, recommendations, and so on. If you are admissible, only then will one of our directors look at the criminal history information you provided. This separate evaluation will be done to determine whether the criminal activity was serious enough to have a bearing on the final admissions decision. In the rare event that we determine prior criminal history may adversely affect your candidacy for admission, we typically ask an applicant to first provide additional information to help us in making our determination.

(Note: You are not required to answer “yes” to the criminal history question if the criminal adjudication or conviction: (1) has been expunged, sealed, annulled, pardoned, destroyed, erased, impounded, or otherwise ordered by a court to be kept confidential; (2) was a first conviction for misdemeanor drunkenness, simple assault, speeding, minor traffic violations, or disturbance of the peace; or (3) any conviction of a misdemeanor where the conviction occurred more than five years prior to the date of this application, unless you were sentenced to imprisonment upon conviction of the misdemeanor, or you have been convicted of another criminal offense within the five-year period.)

Gap Explanation

Students who have not been enrolled in college course work  for one or more semesters after high school graduation must provide an explanation about the reason for the gap/s in their education.  This may take the form of a resume, a list of activities, or an essay.

Mid-Term Grades Form                                   

After reviewing application materials, transfer counselors may additionally require mid-term grades to determine general admissibility or admissibility to a particular major.  Without this information, their applications will be considered incomplete.  Students may use the Transfer Mid-Term Report form available on the Common Application website, by going to the “My Colleges” tab, clicking on “Recommenders and FERPA"and printing the offline form from the Additional Forms section at the bottom of the page. Students may also choose to submit the UMass Amherst Mid-Term Grades form.

MassTransfer Alternate Major Form

MassTransfer guarantees admission only when you have completed all coursework with the required final GPA in a program approved for your desired major.  Because you are completing your graduation requirements this semester and/or over the summer, we are unable to determine if you will have the minimum final GPA required for your first–choice major at this time. Therefore, we will need you to select an alternate major. This form may be used for that purpose. Download the form.

Transfer Alternate Major Form

University policy states that  transfer students must declare a major in order to be admitted.   Students who declare application major/s to which they are inadmissible must provide us with an alternate major to which they are admissible; otherwise, their applications will be considered incomplete. This form may be used for that purpose. Download the form.