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Programs we offer

The Continuing & Professional Education (CPE) Admissions office only accepts applications for the undergraduate degree programs shown below. For admission requirements and deadlines, visit the application instructions.

  •     Bachelor of General Studies (BGS)
  •     Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management
        (Online)
  •     RN to BS in Nursing (Online)
  •     Second Bachelor’s in Nursing
  •     Bachelor of Business Administration (Online)
  •     University Without Walls

To apply for traditional on-campus undergraduate degree programs, contact Undergraduate Admissions.

Ready to apply to one of the programs shown above?

  • When is the application deadline?
  • Complete an application
  • Print recommendation forms for the RN to BS in Nursing and 2nd Bachelor's in Nursing Programs
  • International students: Review the International Applicant's Guide for specialized information and instructions
  • Military credits: UMass Amherst uses the American Council on Education (ACE) guidelines and applies the same standards to credits for military education as those applied to coursework from accredited colleges and universities. The JST military transcript is available in electronic format only and may be requested via the Joint Services Transcript (JST) website.

Note: In order to earn a degree, you must be formally admitted into a degree program ("matriculated").

International transcripts:

  • Official transcripts from international colleges or universities that aren't in English must be accompanied by official translations of those documents.
  • We'll also need an evaluation of all international transcripts completed by an approved organization.

Disciplinary/Criminal History:

All applicants are required to provide responses to questions about their disciplinary and criminal history. Students who respond “yes” to the disciplinary history question must provide information about the approximate date of each incident and the circumstances. Additionally, if the incident/s occurred at a college, the institution’s Dean of Students Office must also submit a letter of explanation. Student applications will be considered incomplete without either or both explanation/s. Students who respond “yes” to the criminal history question (see exceptions below) must also provide information about the location and approximate date of each incident and the circumstances. They must also provide a criminal record check document from the state/s where the incident/s occurred. Report processes vary by state. In Massachusetts, CORI Acknowledgement Forms may be obtained at: www.mass.gov/eopss/crime-prev-personal-sfty/bkgd-check/cori/cori-forms-and-applications.html. Student applications will be considered incomplete without the student explanation and/or criminal record check document.  All applicants with a disciplinary/criminal history will be reviewed for admission by the University Admissions Committee.  More information is available at ww.umass.edu/admissions/transferforms 

(Note: You are not required to answer “yes” to the criminal history question if the criminal adjudication or conviction: (1) has been expunged, sealed, annulled, pardoned, destroyed, erased, impounded, or otherwise ordered by a court to be kept confidential; (2) was a first conviction for misdemeanor drunkenness, simple assault, speeding, minor traffic violations, or disturbance of the peace; or (3) any conviction of a misdemeanor where the conviction occurred more than five years prior to the date of this application, unless you were sentenced to imprisonment upon conviction of the misdemeanor, or you have been convicted of another criminal offense within the five-year period.)

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