How to Apply

The Admissions Office currently accepts applications for the following undergraduate degree programs only:

 Admission Deadlines
UWW BA/BS Degree Completion (Online and/or On-Campus)June 1October 1N/A
UWW Exploratory Pathways Program (EPP)June 1October 1March 1
Bachelor of Business Administration Degree Completion (Online)June 1October 1N/A
BS in Hospitality and Tourism Management Degree Completion (Online)June 1October 1N/A
AS in Sustainable Food and Farming (Online)June 1October 1N/A
BS in Sustainable Food and Farming (Online)June 1October 1N/A
RN to BS in Nursing (Online)N/AOctober 1February 1
Accelerated Bachelor's in Nursing (On-Campus @ Springfield Center)N/AN/AJanuary 15

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Other Admissions Categories

Other university departments process applications for the following types of students:

Community College Students & Graduates

Transfer credits from a Massachusetts' community college

International Students

Review the International Applicant's Guide for specialized information and instructions.


UMass Amherst uses the American Council on Education (ACE) guidelines and applies the same standards to credits for military education as those applied to coursework from accredited colleges and universities. The JST military transcript is available in electronic format only and may be requested via the Joint Services Transcript (JST) website.

Click here for information on military transcripts and credits.

Nursing Students

Please remit the recommendation form in addition to the application.

Get information or register for the NLN Achievement Test.

Disciplinary/Criminal History

All applicants are required to provide responses to questions about their disciplinary and criminal history. Students who respond “yes” to the disciplinary history question must provide information about the approximate date of each incident and the circumstances. Additionally, if the incident/s occurred at a college, the institution’s Dean of Students Office must also submit a letter of explanation. Student applications will be considered incomplete without either or both explanation/s. Students who, after reviewing the exceptions set forth below, respond “yes” to the criminal history question will be asked to provide information about the location and approximate date of each applicable incident and the circumstances. Students may also be required to produce additional information and be subject to a criminal record check. Applications which do not include a student’s explanation and/or all additional requested information will be considered incomplete and treated accordingly. All applicants with a disciplinary/criminal history will be reviewed for admission by the University Admissions Committee.  More information is available at 

(Note: You are not required to answer “yes” to the criminal history question if the criminal adjudication or conviction: (1) has been expunged, sealed, annulled, pardoned, destroyed, erased, impounded, or otherwise ordered by a court to be kept confidential; (2) was a first conviction for misdemeanor drunkenness, simple assault, speeding, minor traffic violations, or disturbance of the peace; or (3) any conviction of a misdemeanor where the conviction occurred more than five years prior to the date of this application, unless you were sentenced to imprisonment upon conviction of the misdemeanor, or you have been convicted of another criminal offense within the five-year period.)


Contact the Admissions Office at or call 413-545-3440.

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