Stockbridge School of Agriculture is a destination of choice for students around the nation and the world.  We recognize that certain high schools have specialized programs and curricula closely aligned with the majors offered by Stockbridge. 

For such high schools, Stockbridge extends this preferential offer: Stockbridge will award 3 college credits to graduates of relevant programs at these high schools who apply and are accepted to a bachelor degree program at Stockbridge School of Agriculture at UMass Amherst.  Per the details of the agreement, students must:

  1. Complete their allied high school program with a GPA of 3.0 on a 4-point scale (That's 3.7 if your school uses a 5-point scale... so keep those grades up!)
  2. Complete high school with an overall GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (That's 3.1 if your school uses a 5-point scale)

This "Get 3 Free" offer, made possible by articulation agreements, operationalizes three goals of the Stockbridge School:

  1. Recognize and leverage the value of some students' existing education and experience in the agricultural and green industries (e.g. classes, 4H, FFA, and Envirothon clubs, employment, internships, and volunteer work)
  2. Promote a viable and repeatable pathway from agricultural, technical and vocational high schools, through Stockbridge, to employment in skilled careers
  3. Encourage first generation college students and students from under-represented groups, to take on the challenge of earning a career-focused college degree 


List of Allied High Schools Eligible for Award of 3 College Credits

Bristol County Agricultural High School, Dighton, MA

Cheshire Career Center at Keene High School, Keene, NH

Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical School, Danvers, MA

Greater Lawrence Technical High School, Andover, MA

Keefe Regional Technical School, Framingham, MA

Manchester School of Technology High School, Manchester, NH

Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical High School, Lexington, MA

Monument Mountain Regional High School, Great Barrington, MA

Norfolk County Agricultural School, Walpole, MA

Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES, Yorktown Heights, NY

Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School (Smith-Tec), Northampton, MA

South Shore Technical High School Horticulture and Landscape Construction Program, Hanover MA

Taconic High School Horticulture Program, Pittsfield, MA

Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School, Bourne, MA

Westfield Technical Academy Horticultural Technology Program, Westfield, MA


If you think your high school should be listed here, email Nessim Watson with a link to your high school program or curriculum and we'll be in touch!