UMass Summer Programs welcomes current high school seniors to enroll in a selected list of online undergraduate UMass courses this Fall, with additional academic support.
Certain course options are the equivalent to taking the Advanced Placement classes and tests. For example, instead of taking AP Calculus and the corresponding exam, you can take Calculus I online at UMass this fall. Please visit the Registrar's website for more information here.
Students will earn college credit in regularly scheduled UMass courses alongside undergraduate students. Coursework is rigorous, and high school students will be held to the same standards as their undergraduate classmates, so students should come prepared for a challenge.
Each course carries 3 - 4 transferable college credits. On completion of the course, students will be able to obtain an official UMass transcript.
Online Course Delivery
Undergraduate courses at UMass are delivered through either Blackboard Learn or Moodle. Instructors will post the course syllabus, lecture recordings, readings, assignments and exams to Blackboard/Moodle. Students can view lectures on their own schedules, and complete readings and assignments within a structured time frame provided by the instructor. Interaction with the instructor and other students takes place in a variety of ways: discussion boards, announcements, email, or Zoom.
College Success Seminar
Participating students will also be enrolled in a 1-credit student success seminar to support their learning and progress, as well as learn valuable skills for building a strong foundation for academic and personal success as a college student. This will also be an opportunity to meet and connect with other high school students. The seminar will meet online on Wednesdays from 5-6pm EDT from Aug. 26 - Oct. 14 (8 weeks).
Registration is subject to availability. Once you have submitted an application, we will contact you to confirm availability in your chosen course.