We look forward to receiving your application. Contact us if you need any help. We are happy to answer your questions and walk you through the process.
- Review the application instructions and submit the online application by the priority deadline (April 15 to start in September; Oct. 1 to start in January). The application deadline has been extended to May 1.
- If you are a U.S. veteran or active duty military, your application fee is waived. Thank you for your service.
- Mail official transcripts from all colleges you have ever attended to the address in the application. We also accept electronic transcripts from Escrip-safe and Parchment. Do this now. It can take a while.
- If you are a former UMass Amherst student, the process for applying will be a little bit different for you. Read this.
- If you have international transcripts and/or English was not your first spoken language, review the International Applicant's Guide for specialized information and instructions to help you.
- Learn about and apply early for financial aid.
the early bird gets the worm.
Priority for admission will be given to applicants who have met the priority application deadline.
the next step.
Sometime after your completed application form has been received and uploaded into our system, we will start sending you weekly emails updating you on the status of your application. Your application will be reviewed for admission as space allows once all of your materials have been received. You will be notified of a decision by mail within 4-6 weeks after your application is reviewed.