South College
Undergraduate Admissions

Applying as a MassTransfer Student

How to Apply

We are so excited that you're ready to apply! Follow the steps below to apply. 

  1. Submit a MassTransfer application
  2. Send us your official transcripts from all colleges attended


Request that all the colleges/universities you have attended send an official transcript directly to Undergraduate Admissions. Photocopies, student copies, emailed electronic college transcripts are not acceptable.

Every school may have a slightly different process to request official transcripts but generally you can visit the Registrar’s Office website from your previous schools to request to have your official transcripts sent to UMass Amherst. In order for transcripts to be considered official, they must be sent directly from your previous institution to UMass Amherst.

If you have attended more than one college/university, you must have official transcripts sent from each school (whether or not credit is desired).

Many schools use electronic transcript services such as National Student Clearinghouse or Parchment to send official transcripts. If your school uses one of these services and you need to provide a UMass Amherst email to receive the transcript, please use

If your school needs to send an official paper copy of your transcripts, please have the transcripts sent to:
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Undergraduate Admissions
37 Mather Drive
Amherst, MA 01003

Your Student Status Page

Once you submit your application, we will send you a confirmation email with login information to your Student Status Page. On your Student Status Page, you will find an application checklist and it's also where your decision will be posted when it's ready. 

If any additional items are needed for your application, we will request it on your Student Status Page or by email. Additional items that might be requested include:

  • Midterm or final grades;
  • Transfer Disciplinary Report; or
  • A gap explanation

Your Admission Decision

Typically, the time-frame from the time your application becomes complete to when you receive your decision is two to three weeks. Once it is ready, your admission decision will be on your Student Status Page.

Decisions are released:

  • For fall enrollment: March to May
  • For spring enrollment: October to November