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Prospective Students

Welcome Student Veterans!

We acknowledge the importance of your military service experience and want to ensure you achieve your academic goals here at UMass Amherst! 

You may be eligible for college credit for your military experience.  UMass Amherst uses the American Council on Education (ACE), CLEP, and DSST guidelines and applies the same standards to credits for military education as those applied to coursework from accredited colleges and universities. 

The Joint Services Transcript military transcript script is available in electronic format only and may be requested via the Joint Services Transcript website.  For more information about transferring military credits, please contact Janet Danylieko, Transfer Credit Evaluator, in the Undergraduate Admissions Office at or (413)545-0555.

As a new student, we want to ensure you receive all the information and resources to help your achieve your goals at UMass Amherst.  Please consider attending New Student Orientation, as well as our welcome events for new student veterans.  Call the Student Veteran Resource Center for more information on orientations and welcome events.

Parking Discount for Student Veterans 

The SVRC is pleased to announce that the SGA Secretary of Veterans Affairs has secured a 15% discount on full year parking permits for student Veterans

To qualify you must be registered as an active student with a valid SPIRE I.D and present a DD-214 or active duty military ID at the time of purchase.  Please visit the following webpage for full details: