Jump In Program
Online Summer Program for Admitted First-Year Students
For students planning to start at UMass Amherst in Fall 2024, we invite you to “Jump In” to your college career this summer. Jump In is a six-week fully online program designed to give you a head start on your academics and provide you with the foundations for a successful transition to colllege.
All Jump In students will enroll in two online courses during Summer Session II (July 8th to August 16th, 2024):
When registering for the Jump In program, you'll be asked to select your top three class choices. Registration occurs on a space-available basis.
Below is a list of Jump In course offerings for Summer 2024. If you have any questions about these course offerings, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|ASTRON101 The Solar System
|E&C-ENG122 Intro to Programming for Electrical and Computer Engineering
|ENGLWRIT112 College Writing
|Dedicated section for Jump In students.
|HIST280 History of Baseball
|HIST265 US LGBT and Queer History
|Satisfies two gen eds.
|PSYCH100 Introductory Psychology
2024 Tuition and Fees will be available soon. For reference, here are the prior year costs:
Summer 2023 Tuition & Fees:
- Three credit course plus one credit College Success seminar (4 credits) = $1,760
- Four credit course plus one credit College Success seminar (5 credits) = $2,185
The total price listed above includes the following:
- $425 cost per credit ($100 per credit discount)
- $60 registration fee
- $425 College Success Seminar (1 credit course)
Scholarships are available for pell-eligible students. If you are unsure whether or not you are pell-eligible or would like additional information on the scholarship process, please email email@example.com.
What are the benefits of participating in the Jump In program?
Students who participate in Jump In will have an opportunity to get a jump on the fall semester while getting comfortable learning at UMass Amherst. You will form early relationships with faculty, advisors and classmates, so when the semester begins, you will be an experienced UMass student.
Who can participate in Jump In?
Jump In is open to all incoming first year students as well as transfer students who plan to enroll at UMass Amherst in Fall 2024.
Is there financial aid available for Jump In?
Students who are eligible for the Pell Grant will be awarded a scholarship to participate in Jump In. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
How will the program address students residing in varying time zones?
Gen Ed courses will have a mix of asynchronous and synchronous instruction. Any synchronous (live) components are optional.
The College Success Seminar will be scheduled with students' locations and time zones taken into consideration.
Is the Jump In program fee part of my Fall tuition?
No. The Jump In program is a summer activity and therefore has a separate tuition from the regular academic year. However, the Jump In tuition charge is the minimum per credit charge the university is allowed to offer to students, whether in-state or not.
Will my credits transfer to my academic record?
Yes! All courses taken during Jump In will automatically transfer to your official academic record and fulfill university academic requirements. Grades earned during Jump In will also be counted in your permanent academic record and grade point average at UMass.
Do I have to attend the College Success Seminar?
Yes! Your seminar is part of your curriculum, and the grade you earn will be factored into your grade point average and permanent academic record.
Ready to Apply?
2024 program dates and application deadlines will be available soon.
In the meantime, contact the Jump In team at email@example.com with any questions.