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Application Instructions

Summer Pre-College
Applications are closed for Summer 2022.
We accept applications from rising sophomores, juniors and seniors in high school. High school seniors who will graduate in Spring 2022 are also welcome. Please note, the Pre-Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Technology programs are open only to rising juniors and seniors.

Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis, with a priority deadline of June 15th. We recommend applying early as programs may fill up. Applications submitted after June 15th are subject to availability.

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

  • 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. 
  • An unofficial high school transcript (PDF), including fall grades from the current school year. Rising sophomores should include a middle school transcript as well.
  • 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:
  • A non-refundable $35 application fee

International students will be asked to provide additional information regarding English language proficiency. We accept TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo scores. Students currently attending an English language or bilingual high school are exempt from test scores.

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