Get a jump on Winter planning.


Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly version

We're excited that you're ready to enroll!

Have questions? Please review these guides:

Or email us at or call 413-545-3653.

New or Returning Students

new student is one who has applied for admission to a program but wishes to take classes for academic credit before their official admit term, or a non-degree student who wishes to take a class for academic credit.

A returning (or inactive) student has an academic record at UMass Amherst, but has not taken classes recently.

Step 1: Review exceptions (below) to determine if any apply 

Step 2: If none of the exceptions below apply, then complete the Non-Degree Enrollment Application. Within two business days, you will be emailed credentials which will allow you to log into SPIRE (our student information system).

Step 3: Log into SPIRE to get a CPE Enrollment Appointment.

Step 4: Self-enroll in CPE classes in SPIRE. Click for a tutorial.

Current Students

If you are an active student, please register for classes in SPIRE.

Step 1: Review exceptions (below) to determine if any apply

Step 2: Log in to get a CPE Enrollment Appointment.

Step 3: Self-enroll in CPE classes



    Review our Enrollment FAQs or contact the CPE Registration Office at or call 413-545-3653 or 800-922-8211

    Hit Enter to search or "ESC" to close

    Class Search

    Use our interactive class finder to search by subject, program, term, and more!

    Quick Links

    Looking for important dates? Or do you need to fill out a specific form?

    Search UMass Amherst

    Find info from across all UMass Amherst departments and programs.