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Undergraduate Admissions

International First-Year Applicants

Applying as an International First-Year Student

Each year, we search for international 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.


Virtual Workshops

Our international admissions team is hosting five webinar workshops for prospective first-year international students, each with a different focus, to allow you to gather in-depth information as you prepare to apply to colleges in the United States.

Dates & Deadlines


Common Application Opens


Early Applications Due


Regular Decision Applications Due


Deposit Deadline

A note on spring admission for international students:

Due to the lengthy student visa process we are unable to admit international students for the spring semester unless they are currently in a U.S.-based high school with a valid student visa.

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 know that during your college search nothing compares to seeing a campus in person, and are excited to welcome you to UMass Amherst. In-person campus visits can be very challenging for international students, but we're offering several online events where you can interact, ask questions, and learn all about the UMass Amherst experience.

We are offering virtual one-on-one meetings to connect directly with our international team. Our counselor will be happy to answer your questions about applying to UMass Amherst.


Admissions representatives are here to assist you! Please reach out if you cannot find the answer to your question on our website. 

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Admissions counselor Maggie Chen Brackenridge stands in a modern, light-filled hallway in the ILC at the University of Massachusetts

Maggie Chen Brackenridge 陳夢琪

Director of International Admissions

Additional languages spoken: Taiwanese and Mandarin

UMass admissions counselor in dining commons

Kregg Strehorn, Ph.D.

Assistant Provost of Enrollment Management