Transfer Admissions Requirements
For transfer applicants, we typically look for a GPA of 2.7 or higher. However, we use a holistic approach during our review process, taking into consideration factors such as most recent completed semester grades, the rigor of classes taken, grades in courses related to your intended major, and other information provided to us as part of the application.
Some majors are more selective and have specific GPA and/or prerequisite courses required for admission; these requirements can be found below.
For students applying during their first semester of college, we also consider high school grades as part of the decision.
Please note, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Additionally, some majors have a limited amount of spaces available; be sure to complete your application by the priority date to ensure full consideration to those programs. Criminal and disciplinary histories may be considered as part of the review process.
MassTransfer students with a 2.5+ final community college GPA are guaranteed admission into a mapped or linked program. Some majors are selective and require a higher GPA and/or prerequisite classes. Apply by the priority date to be given full consideration.
Students who are not in good academic, financial, and/or disciplinary status at all previously attended colleges and/or have a criminal history may not be guaranteed admission.
English Proficiency Test Requirements
All applicants who are non-native speakers of English must demonstrate English language proficiency. Learn more about the various ways to satisfy this requirement.
Additional Requirements for International Applicants
If you are an international student who is not U.S. citizens or permanent resident, you may need to provide additional materials as part of your application. Visit the webpage below to learn more.
Currently enrolled students from UMass Boston, Dartmouth, and Lowell may qualify for admission through UMass Interchange if they meet certain standards.
Selective Major Requirements
Please note: Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Additionally, some majors have a limited amount of spaces available; be sure to complete your application by the priority date to ensure full consideration to those programs.