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.)
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. Please upload your gap explanation to your student status page as "Gap Explanation Statement."
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, applications will be considered incomplete. If your institution reports your mid-term grades in its student system, you may upload a screenshot of this information to your student status page. If not, please ask your professors to fill out this form and upload it to your student status page. Please make sure to upload your mid-term grades as material type “Transfer Mid-Term Grade Report."
Final Grade Report
After reviewing application materials, transfer counselors may additionally require final grades to determine general admissibility or admissibility to a particular major. Without this information, applications will be considered incomplete. Please upload a screenshot of your final grades, once posted to your school’s student system, to your student status page as material type “Final Grade Report (Transfer students only).”
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.