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Undergraduate Admissions

First-Year Students

Applying as a First-Year Student

Each year, we search for students who will bring their unique strengths and diverse talents to the UMass Amherst campus. We conduct an individualized review of applications with careful consideration of a student’s academic achievements, personal qualities, and motivation.


Dates & Deadlines


Common Application Opens


Early Applications Due


Regular Decision Applications Due


FAFSA Priority Deadline

Choosing a Major

With nearly 100 majors to choose from, as well as Exploratory Tracks in many schools and colleges, and a program to build your own major, undergraduates can easily find areas of study that align with their interests, skills, and goals!

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How do I apply to UMass?

Learn about the admissions process and hear what we're looking for when we read your application.

Schedule a Visit

We can't wait to meet you! Our student tour guides, admissions counselors, and academic partners are eager to answer your questions and guide you through the admissions process. 

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Admissions Counselors

Admissions representatives are here to assist you! Please reach out if you cannot find the answer to your question on our website. General questions about the undergraduate admissions process can be directed to our general email or our main phone line at (413) 545-0222.

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University of Massachusetts admissions staff Erin Bernard

Erin Bernard

Associate Director of First-Year Reading

Massachusetts high schools, North Dakota, South Dakota

Admissions counselor Suhilah Booker sits in the Recreation Center at the University of Massachusetts

Suhilah Booker

Assistant Director of Admissions

Massachusetts high schools, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina

University of Massachusetts admissions staff Rachel Bukoski

Rachel Bukoski

Assistant Director of Admissions

Georgia, Massachusetts high schools, Missouri, New Jersey

Admissions counselor Dylan Davies stands in the Recreation Center at the University of Massachusetts

Dylan Davies

Assistant Director of Admissions

Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts high schools, New York

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Mike Drish

Director of First-Year Admissions

Arizona, California, Colorado, Massachusetts high schools, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

Admissions counselor Rachel Masson stands on idyllic farmland, with the University of Massachusetts campus visible in the distance

Rachel Masson

Associate Director of First-Year Recruitment

Arkansas, Massachusetts high schools, Nevada, Ohio, Texas

Admissions counselor Jasmine Amegan Rosario is visible between stacks of books on shelves in the Du Bois Library at the University of Massachusetts

Jasmine Amegan Rosario

Associate Director of Diversity Recruitment & Enrollment

Alaska, Idaho, Massachusetts high schools, Montana

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Jarrett Saunders

Senior Assistant Director of Admissions

Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, Massachusetts high schools, Rhode Island, Tennessee

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Holli Selman

Admissions Counselor

Washington DC, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and Pennsylvania

Admissions counselor Alex Seymour stands near a historic brick wall in South College at the University of Massachusetts

Alex Seymour

Assistant Director of Admissions

Kansas, Maine, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Vermont, West Virginia

Admissions counselor Melissa Tuttle Sibley stands near the modern architecture of the Integrated Sciences Building at the University of Massachusetts

Melissa Tuttle Sibley

Senior Assistant Director of Admissions

Alabama, Massachusetts high schools, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin