Advising and Support
At the UWW Interdisciplinary Studies program, we are invested in your success and committed to providing you with consistent, high-quality advising and support.
From your academic and faculty advising team, to our tutoring and career services, you'll get the assistance you need to balance work, family, and school, stay on track academically, and push you past the finish line.
For us, it's more than a job. Our advising team is made up of people who took the road less traveled, graduated from college as adults, and who are experts in supporting adult students like you.
Every day we talk to people just like you who are ready to take the next step to complete their college degree online. Contact us at (413) 545-1378 or @email to get your questions answered and your journey started.
As a UWW Interdisciplinary Studies student, you will have your own advising team to help provide you with the knowledge, tools, and support you need to succeed as an adult returning to school—whether it’s been two years or 25.
Your academic advisor will stick with you every step of the way—from enrollment through graduation, keeping you on track and moving forward. Your faculty advisor teaches your first course, helps you build your degree plan, and develop your experiential learning portfolio, as well as serves as a mentor through graduation.
Meet the amazing people who will be there for you.
Going back to school as an adult and online is a different experience for many UWW Interdisciplinary Studies students. Learn more about the support you’ll receive.
In addition to the federal financial aid received by most students, the university also offers UMass Amherst students the opportunity to apply for a wide-range of scholarships. The UWW Interdisciplinary Studies program awards thousands of dollars in scholarships for adult students each year.
You will become an important part of a supportive community of adult students who are united in a common purpose—to complete their college degrees and change their future.
Our students range in age from their 20s to their 80s, with an average age of 37. From collaborating on projects to becoming lifelong friends, UWW Interdisciplinary Studies students care about each other and are invested in each other's success.
About forty-five percent of UWW Interdisciplinary Studies students are First Generation, which means that their parents did not graduate from a 4-year college. First Gen students bring important insights, questions and worries to the college experience. This is especially true for returning adult students. To support you on this journey, we offer guidance from expert faculty and staff, over a third of whom are also First Gen.
In addition to writing coaching and ESL support, tutoring is available for subjects that adult students often need a little extra help in, such as math, philosophy, statistics, and linguistics.
UMass Amherst is committed to full access for every member of our university community. Online classes are built using universal design principles, and Disability Services is here to help you with suitable accommodations for test-taking, technological assistance, and more.
UMass Amherst is committed to offering quality services and support programs for student veterans, active military, and their families. The UWW Interdisciplinary Studies program has one of the largest number of student veterans of any major at UMass Amherst. Learn more about what makes UMass Amherst military friendly.
Most UWW Interdisciplinary Studies students are parents. Most of our faculty and staff are too, and we get how challenging it can be. Our flexible curriculum, online course delivery, and support services for families are designed to help you balance work, family, and school.