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!
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.
In-person gatherings are currently cancelled, but we're offering several online events where you can interact, ask questions, and learn all about the UMass Amherst experience.
Reach Out to Our 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 e-mail or our main phone line at (413) 545-0222.
Get an inside glimpse of the UMass campus and community through our Spotlight Webinar series.