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
FAFSA Priority Deadline
Enrollment Deposit Due
Common Application Opens
Spring 2024 Application 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!
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.
Get an inside glimpse of the UMass campus and community through our Spotlight Webinar series.
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.