How to Enroll

New or Returning Students

New student: Student 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.

Returning student: Student who 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 exceptions don't apply, complete 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). If applicable, please make sure that you are logged out of SPIRE before attempting to access the Non-Degree Enrollment Application.

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

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

Current Students

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

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

Step 2: If exceptions don't apply, Log into SPIRE to get a UWW Enrollment Appointment.

Step 3: Self-enroll in UWW classes in SPIRE.


Student who wishes to enroll in:

Late Add/Drop

Student who wishes to enroll in a class AFTER the Add/Drop period has ended - Complete either the Ugrad Late Add Petition Form or the Graduate Late Add/Drop Form

Drop a Class

Need to drop a class? Please refer to our Drop a Class page for more information.


Review our Enrollment FAQs or contact us at or call 413-545-3653 or 800-922-8211

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