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We’re focused on answering the needs of the nontraditional student - that’s why we make it easy for busy adults to enroll in our programs. Whether you’re trying out a course or embarking on a degree, we’ll guide you through the requirements and help you figure out which program speaks to your vision.

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Regulations for Out-of-State Online Students

State and federal laws require colleges and universities to be authorized to offer online degree programs in states other than their own. Due to these regulations, the University of Massachusetts Amherst (Continuing & Professional Education) is unable to accept new students residing in:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas

We are monitoring regulations in other states and working with agency representatives to seek authorization as necessary. This is an ongoing process.

If you have questions about undergraduate admissions for online degree programs, please contact the UMass Amherst Continuing & Professional Education Admissions Office at (413) 545-3440, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

For questions about admission to graduate programs, contact the program directly.

Complaint Resolution Procedure for Out-of-State Online Students

The University of Massachusetts Amherst aims to resolve all student complaints in a fair and expedient manner. Students wishing to file a formal complaint about an online course are encouraged to first contact the school or college offering the online program. The next step is to follow the formal Academic Grievance Procedure pg. 38. Students can also receive assistance from the Ombuds Office.

If online students residing in another state wish to file a formal complaint with their home state authorizing agency after exhausting internal avenues, they may do so using the contact information listed here.

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