Resources for Admitted Students
We encourage you to use all of our available resources during your college decision-making process. Please let us know if we can be of assistance.
While our offices are currently closed for in-person appointments, we are still available to talk to you about applying to and enrolling at UMass Amherst!
Undergraduate admissions counselors can be reached by phone (413-545-0222), or by email.
Learn about our various sports programs, how the teams are doing, the Minutemen Club, and much more.
Box Office: 413-545-3040
BDIC is an interdisciplinary academic program at UMass Amherst that allows UMass undergraduates the opportunity to design their own individualized course of study.
Campus Pulse helps students discover opportunities to engage at UMass Amherst, with event listings and information about more than 300 student organizations at UMass.
Find information about safety guidelines, community outreach, reporting, services, and much more regarding safety on and around the UMass Amherst campus.
413-545-2121 (non-emergency line)
The Office of Career Development & Professional Connections guides students through the career development process. Their website features information about planning and exploration, internships and co-ops, job searches, a career tool kit, and more.
CCPH offers a community of care to UMass Amherst students to help cope with stress or anxiety, find strategies to overcome challenges, promote mental well-being, and succeed in college life and beyond.
413-545-2337 (non-emergency line)
The Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success (CMASS) supports student success and fosters a sense of belonging for first-generation students, students of color, multiracial students, and low-income students. CMASS programs and services are open to anyone.
UMass Civic Engagement and Service-Learning (CESL) promotes learning for lifelong, democratic engagement, partnering with communities on and off campus to work collectively for a more just society.
The Commonwealth Honors College (CHC) offers highly motivated UMass Amherst students an opportunity to pursue broad inquiry and to engage in the creation of new knowledge by working closely with faculty. With a commitment to building a diverse and inclusive community, CHC encourages students to become leaders in thought and action. On their website, prospective students and their families will be able to find information about the program, advising, admission into the college, and much more.
UMass Dining is committed to serving great-tasting, healthy food (#1 in the country, six years running!) in a safe environment.
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Disability Services at UMass Amherst is committed to full access for all persons at UMass, and embraces the philosophy of social justice. Our office promotes the empowerment of people with disabilities and their full integration into campus life and the community. Disability Services provides direct services for all types of disability, offers information and referral on issues of accessibility, coordinates guest accommodations, and provides training and staff development to the university community.
Find information about the values, resources, and much more regarding the university’s long-standing commitment to social progress and social justice.
The Exploratory Track program serves students who are either undecided with their choice of major or did not receive direct acceptance into their first-choice major. The Exploratory Track program will assist students with their consideration and ultimate declaration of a major based on their interest, eligibility, and academic proficiency.
For more information about the Exploratory Track program, contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office by phone (413-545-0222), or by email.
Find information about federal work study, university costs, applying for aid, and much more regarding financing your time here at UMass Amherst.
Through the Five College Consortium UMass Amherst students are able to take classes at Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College.
Find information about health services, urgent care, insurance and billing, and much more regarding the health and safety of our campus.
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Find information about materials that must be submitted by home-schooled students.
For more information, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by phone (413-545-0222), or by email.
Find information about our residential halls, getting involved, and much more regarding living at UMass Amherst.
For any inquiries about housing, residence halls, or the housing process, please contact Student Services at 413-545-2100.
IT offers information and support for university email, assistive technologies, classroom support, printing, online file storage, and much more.
The International Program Office (IPO) offers students aid and advising regarding studying abroad during their time at UMass Amherst.
Find information about coming to UMass, immigration, sponsoring departments, and much more for international students studying at UMass Amherst.
Jump In! offers an opportunity for admitted students to get a jump on their UMass Amherst education by starting during the summer.
The Learning Resource Center (LRC) serves as the central academic support unit for the University of Massachusetts Amherst residential undergraduate students. LRC academic support programs are for all residential undergraduate students, not just those who are struggling academically. Peer Tutors, Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leaders, and ExSEL Leaders are model students trained to assist their peers in achieving academic success.
The UMass Amherst Makerspace is an interdisciplinary makerspace open to students, staff, and faculty from all majors and disciplines. We provide access to space, tools, equipment, training, and help connect individuals and facilitate mentorship and sharing of knowledge.
At New Student Orientation, Transition & Advising you will be able to connect with students, discuss your academic path with an advisor, select classes, and submit your UCard photo. You will also have the chance to participate in workshops, learn about extracurricular activities, finalize your housing plans (if applicable), and hear from students, faculty, and staff.
The Office of Parent Services assists families with questions, helps parents stay in touch with campus happenings, and serves as a resource through their website, electronic newsletter, and Facebook page.
Find information about where to park on campus, how to purchase a parking permit, a parking map, and much more regarding parking on the UMass Amherst campus.
The UMass Amherst Pre-Law Advising Office provides UMass students and alumni with a full range of information and counseling regarding legal careers and the law school application process. They also offer one-on-one assistance in all aspects of law school applications.
UMass Amherst offers numerous courses of study that meet the requirements for application to graduate programs in health professions such as medicine, dentistry, physician assistant, podiatry, optometry, and many others. The Pre-Med/Pre-Health Advising Office offers guidance for all aspects of the application process including information on: coursework, getting hands-on experience, taking the MCAT, letters of recommendation, preparing the application, and practicing for interviews.
The pre-veterinary science major is designed to provide pre-professional training to students planning to continue their education in veterinary, graduate, or medical school, or who are contemplating joining the teaching profession. All incoming first-year students enter the program as animal science majors and must qualify to enter into the pre-veterinary science major.
Students can receive credit through Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program, College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), Dantes Subject Standardized Tests (DSST), and International A Level examinations. Strong scores may allow for a course waiver or course credit. Please see the "Credit by Examination" section of the Transferring Credit page from the UMass Registrar.
A Residential Academic Program (RAP) is a community of students who enroll in a specific course and live together in a designated residence hall. Students in a RAP course may share a major, a preferred residence hall, and/or an interest in the course subject.
Through the SPIRE portal, students and their families can find information about their courses, grades, housing, and much more.
For more information and help on SPIRE, please contact IT by phone at 413-545-9400.
Find information about getting involved on campus, living in the community, inclusion and support, well-being and safety, and much more regarding student life here at UMass Amherst.
The UMass Amherst undergraduate Student Success unit creates and contributes to campus-wide approaches and programs that increase student retention, support timely progress toward degree completion, enhance post-graduation outcomes, build campus partnerships, and support holistic student learning and development through the advancement of high-impact educational practices. Find information about planning your time here at UMass, connecting with your advisors, shaping your career, and much more.
Please contact the Student Success office here.
University Without Walls provides students with the flexible education you need to balance work, school, and your personal life by offering a range of programs to help you finish your bachelor’s degree, kickstart a new career, or become a leader in your existing field. With UWW, you will find a variety of accessible and adaptable formats and schedules that allow you to continue your lifelong learning journey, from fully online programs to field-based training.
The Writing Program helps students at UMass Amherst acquire the writing skills they need in their courses, their careers, and their lives in general.
The Academic Honesty Policy was established to ensure that the learning environment at the university is honest and fair. The policy is designed to provide faculty and students with options for handling incidents. The Academic Honesty Board handles all cases of academic dishonesty on campus. Formal definitions of academic dishonesty, examples of various forms of dishonesty, and the procedures that faculty must follow to penalize dishonesty are contained in the Academic Honesty Policy. On their website, prospective students and their families will be able to find information about the policy and how to appeal if needed.
For more information about the Academic Honesty Policy at UMass Amherst, please contact their office by phone at 413-577-6767.
UMass Amherst is a campus community of care, compassion, connection, and responsible decision-making to ensure the health and safety of self and others. Alcohol and other drugs can negatively influence academic success and personal well-being, and it is important to understand the policies and regulations concerning use both on- and off-campus use. The alcohol and drug policy guide provides resources for getting support or help for you or a friend, and outlines your rights and responsibilities related to alcohol and other drugs.
For more information about our alcohol and drug policy, please contact University Health Services by phone at 413-577-5000.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is committed in policy, principle, and practice to maintaining an environment that prohibits discriminatory behavior and provides equal opportunity for all persons. The university affirms its commitment to provide a welcoming and respectful work and educational environment, in which all individuals within the university community may benefit from each other’s experiences and foster mutual respect and appreciation of divergent views. The university will not be tolerant of conduct that violates rights guaranteed by the law or university policies. The Office of Equal Opportunity is responsible for formally administering this policy and its grievance procedure.