What do I need to apply?
The application instructions include specific information about the application process as well as the admission standards, which vary by program.
Where do I send my application?
6th floor, Goodell
140 Hicks Way
Amherst, MA 01003-9272
When is the deadline?
- PRIORITY October 1 for spring admission. Applications will continue to be accepted until October 15 if space is available.
- PRIORITY April 15 for fall admission. Applications will continue to be accepted until May 1 if space is available.
- February 1 for the RN-BS program (fall admission) and January 15 for Second Bachelor's in Nursing program (summer admission)
When will I find out if I'm accepted?
- Admissions is done on a rolling basis. Completed files will be reviewed and decided upon on a first come first serve basis for each semester. Decision letters are sent out as decisions are determined.
How do I apply for financial aid?
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the application for financial aid at UMass Amherst.
Can CPE students apply to transfer into the University?
- A maximum of 15 CPE course credits completed prior to matriculation into a degree program can be applied toward the 45 residence credits required for graduation.
- Grades earned in CPE courses will not count toward your grade point average.
- Credits will be evaluated by Transfer Admissions at the time of admission.
- There may be restrictions on the application of certain CPE courses toward your undergraduate degree requirements. Please contact the program department for more information on restrictions.
- For more information, contact Transfer Affairs at 413-545-0222
I'm a Veteran. Where can I get information about applying to a CPE-administered Undergraduate Program?
Click here for information about application, admission and military credits.
Are there services for veterans on campus? Where can I get information on the GI bill?
The UMass Amherst Veteran Services staff is available to assist you with veterans’ benefits.
English isn't my first language. How do I meet the English Language Proficiency requirement?
You must demonstrate English Language Proficiency through one of the following exams:
- SAT-I critical reasoning score of 400 or higher
- Minimum Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 80 (internet-based)
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 or higher
- For applicants from Puerto Rico, a PAA English score of 600 or higher
- For information about an English as a Second Language (ESL) exemption, see the application instructions.