The University of Massachusetts Amherst


  • Summer Pre-College


    We accept applications from rising sophomores*, juniors and seniors in high school. High school seniors who will graduate in the spring of 2020 are also welcome. Please check the course descriptions carefully for eligibility requirements.

    *Please note, for the Pre-Veterinary Medicine program we accept applications only from rising junior and seniors.
    For Psychology of Sex, Drugs & Rock n' Roll we accept applications only from rising seniors.

    Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis, but it is best to apply early as programs fill up quickly.

    To apply for Summer Pre-College Programs, we require:

    1. A written statement of interest: a brief, one-page statement describing why you want to attend Summer Pre-College at UMass Amherst and specifically the program you have chosen. If you are applying to the Research Intensives program, please include your top 3 lab choices and why you're interested in each one.
    2. An unofficial high school transcript (PDF) including grades from fall 2019. Rising sophomores should attach a middle school transcript as well as fall grades from 2019.
    3. A letter of recommendation written by a teacher or guidance counselor who can speak to your skills, abilities, maturity level and academic accomplishments that make you a suitable candidate for the program you are applying to. Letters of recommendation should be obtained by the applicant and uploaded into the online application system. If your reference prefers to submit their letter of recommendation directly, please upload a brief statement, in PDF format, indicating that your letter of recommendation is being sent directly, and instruct your reference to email the letter to:
    4. A $35 non-refundable application fee

    International students will be asked to provide additional information regarding TOEFL scores.

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  • Jump!

    All students who have been accepted to UMass for the fall Class of 2024 are welcome to register for Jump! Please check back in February 2020 for details.  

  • Intensive English Program

    Adult learners interested in the summer or semester long programs must have a minimum TOEFL score of 32 or IELTS score of 4.5. 

    Apply online to UMass Amherst’s Intensive English Program (IEP). The application requires:

       •     Written statement of interest

       •     If you are applying for the IEP for adult learners, a copy of your secondary school diploma is required

       •     Non-refundable application fee: $75 Adult IEP

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