Integrated Learning Center at UMass Amherst
Undergraduate Admissions

MassTransfer FAQs

The fall priority deadline is March 1 and the final deadline is April 15.  The Spring deadline is November 5.  Late applications will be processed without guarantee on a space-available basis, so early application is encouraged.

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The priority financial aid deadline is March 1 for both the Fall and Spring semesters.  Students who apply for financial aid after this date, or who send a copy of their FAFSA to UMass Amherst after the deadline may not receive priority financial aid. 

No, you must graduate from an approved MassTransfer program in order to apply as a MassTransfer student.  Otherwise, you must apply as a regular transfer student using the Common Application.

You can find a list of approved programs on this page:

No, students with bachelor’s degrees are not eligible for MassTransfer admission.

No, students who previously enrolled at UMass Amherst as degree students are not eligible for MassTransfer and must apply for readmission through the UMass Amherst Registrar’s Office.

Students who will graduate prior to enrollment at UMass Amherst are eligible to apply, even if they are in the process of completing their MassTransfer associate degree at the time of application.

Some summer graduates may not be able enroll in the fall.  Since MassTransfer benefits are awarded upon graduation, if a student’s GPA at the time of application raises questions about whether s/he will graduate and meet MassTransfer requirements, then we may not be able to make an offer of admission until we verify graduation, which may be too late for fall enrollment.  If students are planning to graduate in the summer, we recommend that they complete their coursework in the first summer session.  We also recommend that students save elective courses for the summer, rather than critical courses (ex: composition, math), since those courses are MassTransfer Block requirements.

You will need to submit official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities.  In addition, if you previously attended a four-year/residential school, we may also require you to provide a Transfer Disciplinary Report from the Dean of Students Office at that school.

UMass Amherst also approves community college associate degree programs for Additional Transfer Agreements (ATA).  ATA students may apply using the MassTransfer application form and receive all the same benefits, with the exception of the MassTransfer Block, since those requirements are not standardly part of ATA programs.

No, students graduating with a 2.5 or higher GPA are offered admission to the university; however, some majors require higher GPAs and/or prerequisite coursework. Review the list of approved programs to see the specific program requirements of UMass Amherst colleges and schools affiliated with the various MassTransfer associate degree programs.

All majors in the Isenberg School of Management, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Journalism, Kinesiology, and Psychology.  In addition, if student preparation for their selected major suggests they will not be successful in that major, we may not accept them to that major. For example, if a student wants the biology major and has “C” and “D” grades in science courses, plus weak preparation in math, they may not be admitted to biology.

Complete the degree requirements for your MassTransfer associate degree program, as identified by the community college.  If you have completed the MassTransfer Block (a part of every approved MassTransfer program), then you will have completed all of the UMass Amherst General Education requirements except diversity (which may be done at the community college or at UMass Amherst).

However, you will still need to complete college and major requirements.  It is important to use your MassTransfer Block and elective courses to start preparing for your UMass Amherst major.

If you complete an approved MassTransfer program and complete the MassTransfer Block, a minimum of 60 semester credits will transfer to your UMass Amherst degree.  The maximum number of transferable credits is 75.

Yes, we will not be able to award those transfer credits without an official score report sent to us from College Board.