Graduate Reference Center

Graduate Reference Center

Welcome to the online Graduate Reference Center for applicants to the University of Massachusetts Amherst Graduate School.

Using our Graduate Reference Center enables us to efficiently compile a complete academic dossier of each applicant to the University for evaluation by our faculty. Once your reference has been successfully submitted, you will receive a confirmation email acknowledging your submission. Your reference will be available for our faculty to review within one working day.

Login Credentials:

  • Please use the email address and code sent in our email as your login credentials.  For best results, copy and paste them into the login screen. 
  • The reference code you received is applicant specific. If you are submitting multiple references to the Graduate Reference Center, you will receive a distinct code for each applicant.

Submitting a Reference:

  • The Ratings section is intended for academic references.  Professional references should skip to the Recommendation section.
  • Enter a letter of reference in the Recommendation section by uploading a PDF file or entering it in the text box provided.
  • If you choose to upload a PDF and want to view the file you must enable pop-ups in your web browser.

If you have any questions or problems with this process, please contact the Graduate Student Service Center at (413) 545-0722, or email us at: gradadm@grad.umass.edu.