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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Applying: University Without Walls Interdisciplinary Studies

Welcome! We are excited you’ve decided to apply to the UWW Interdisciplinary studies program to earn your customized bachelor's degree online. 

The admissions process differs depending on your current relationship with UWW and UMass Amherst. We put together the following guide to assist you.

First Things First

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Which Form Do I use?

The first thing is to figure out which application form to use. Are you a:

The Basics

Required Materials

What Happens After I Apply?

After we have received your application, we’ll give you access to our Applicant Center where you can check-in on the status of your application. Once all of your materials have been received, your application will been reviewed, and you will be notified of a decision by email within 4-6 weeks.