Ensuring Access, Pathways Into UMass

Diversity in Undergraduate Admissions
We want to bring people from all walks of life together to share a common experience: being a student at UMass Amherst! To do this, we have committed ourselves to searching for the most talented and diverse students throughout the nation and beyond. This is important to us because we believe that you will learn more and better when you are pulled to the edge of your comfort zone. And that can only happen when you are living, learning, and socializing in a community of people who differ from you.

Diversity in Graduate Admissions
We recognize the importance of a diverse graduate student body and introduced the Research Enhancement and Leadership Fellowship program to support the recruitment and retention of talented and promising graduate students from groups that are underrepresented in the disciplines, in the professoriate,and among other holders of doctoral degrees. This fellowship provides support to incoming, full-time graduate students.

Heroes into Healthcare
The Heroes into Healthcare: Veterans Entering the Nursing Workforce is a Health Resource Service Administration (HRSA) funded grant initiative which aims to increase the number and percentage of minority and disadvantaged veterans who successfully complete a university-based nursing education and become employed as nurses. 

Upward Bound
The Upward Bound Program is a year-round, federally sponsored, educational program serving high school students from the High School of Commerce. Students are eligible to participate in this program if they are from families in which neither parent has a bachelor's degree and/or if they qualify as low-income. The goal of the Upward Bound Program is to increase the rate at which participants successfully complete high school and enroll in and graduate from college. Learn More, http://www.umass.edu/cmass/upward-bound/

University Without Walls
The University Without Walls (UWW) is an academic major at the University of Massachusetts Amherst designed to help adults complete their first bachelor's degree at a world-class public university. Learn more, https://www.umass.edu/uww/

Massachusetts Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Program (MAICEI)
The Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Program (ICE) provides high school students with significant (typically intellectual and/or developmental) disabilities the opportunity to have a college experience alongside their non-disabled peers.