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 the Ratings 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: